Rodeo Parade, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Kennedy, Cody Canada, Titans of Tailgate

Step back in time this weekend when the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off with a cattle drive through downtown. There’s also a living history demonstration at the Alamo and a cowboy documentary at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s art and entertainment highlights.


Cody Canada and the deceased: The trio led by Canadian Red Dirt star perform their own hard rock hits, as well as songs from former Canadian band, Cross Canadian Ragweed. The band’s latest album, “3,” fuses country sensibilities with gnarly classic rock to produce an album suitable for all kinds of travel. 7 p.m. today, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. $20,

Mollie B with Squeezebox and Ted Lange: Polka queen Mollie B and Grammy-nominated Ted Lange for his work with John Gora provide an evening of traditional music born in Eastern Europe. Braunfels’ new polka musician, Terry Cavanagh, opens the show. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, Krause’s Biergarten & Cafe, 148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. $15,

Texas Gentlemen: In the studio, these musical aces have worked on projects by George Strait, Kris Kristofferson and Leon Bridges. Together they show off their talents on genre-changing albums like “Floor It!!!” of 2020 8 p.m. today, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. $15-$65,

Jamie Kennedy

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Jaime Kennedy: Comedian and actor Kennedy is a familiar face from films such as the horror franchise “Scream” and the WB series “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” On the stand-up stage, his musings will sound familiar to anyone who had a friend-turned-philosopher after midnight. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. today, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $40 to $160 for tables of two, four or eight seats,

Jeff Castle and Dan Orban: Trumpeters Castle and Orban will perform selections ranging from Baroque styles to contemporary genres. A lunch will follow the concert. Noon today, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva St. Free concert, $5 donation suggested for lunch, Facebook: @StJohnsSA.

“Bare wires”: The group exhibition investigates the intersection of fashion and art to understand how clothing helps define culture and creates space for individuals to stand out in an increasingly digital landscape. Featured artists include Preetika Rajgariah, Juan Carlos Escobedo, Mickalene Thomas, Audrya Flores, C. Rose Smith and Luis Valderas. Open today. Until May 8, Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star. Free (donations requested),

“Through Their Eyes”: Through a series of monologues and live music, Raymond Goode takes the audience through a series of stories based on historical accounts and tales taken straight from the headlines. Presented by the Blue Star Arts collective 6-10 p.m. today, The Upstairs Studio at Blue Star, 1420 S. Alamo St. Free. [email protected] Goode.

“Lombard”: Eric Simonson’s Game follows iconic football coach Vince Lombardi as he coaches the Green Bay Packers for a week in 1965, the season the Packers won the last NFL championship before football failed. enters the Super Bowl era. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Brauntex Theater, 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. $16 to $41,


Western Heritage Parade: Kick off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo with this cattle drive and parade moving through downtown along Houston Street from Interstate 35 to Alamo Plaza. Participants include Fort Sam Houston Caisson and the Texas Heritage Riders. The day also includes a 5K, free breakfast wrangler, and vaquero kitchen in Market Square. Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays on Santa Rosa Street between Houston and Commerce streets. The parade starts at 11 a.m.

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Jazz singer Bridgewater has the distinctive ability to embody her music through movement, which, according to the Chicago Tribune, “amplifies the meaning of every staccato chord and long legato line.” On her latest album – 2017’s ‘Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready’ – she put her own spin on songs such as ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘The Thrill is Gone’ and ‘Try a Little Tenderness’. . 8 p.m. Saturday, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St. $40,

Rodeo overview: A cowboy-themed living history day will include re-enactments that introduce visitors to the weapons, games and food of the people who lived their lives on the cattle trail. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza. To free,

Asian New Year Party: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with two days of events focused on music, dance, arts and cuisine. Participating organizations include Rozy’s Art of Henna, Jones Korean Dance Group, and San Antonio Lion Dance Association. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E. Free, Facebook: @Rolling Oaks Mall.

Tailgate Titans: Culinaria and Chef Jason Dady are hosting this grill-off to support culinary programs at San Antonio schools. Attendees can sample the work of each chef, including Botika’s Geronimo Lopez, Guerilla Gourmet’s James Canter and Playland’s Stefan Bowers; taste premium wine; and participate in games typically associated with tailgate parties. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunken Garden Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary’s St. $50 to $150, Facebook: @titansoftailgate.

“Cowboys”: Told in the cinematic style of classic Westerns, this documentary lets audiences ride alongside modern cowboys working on America’s most remote cattle ranches. The screening will also include a Q&A with co-director John Langmore. 2 p.m. Saturday, Briscoe Western Art Museum. Included with museum admission, $12 (discounts available),

Mariselle: A pop sensation who recorded her debut album, “Sin Él,” when she was 18, Los Angeles native Marisela has wowed crowds for decades with infectious Latin pop songs like “Sola Con Mi Soledad” and “Mi Problema”. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. $55-140,


Agarita: San Antonio string quartet Agarita teams up with glassblower Gini Garcia to produce a soundscape inspired by his art and process. With special guests Jessica and Joseph Petrasek on flute and percussion. 7 p.m. Saturday, The Warehouse, 221 Burleson, free,

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