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The Contemporary Film Series 5.4.19 7:30 TO 10PM CHRIS PARK FREE Map FACEBOOK

Ruby City and Blue Star Contemporary will begin their new partnership program The Contemporary Film Series with a screening of Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed film Moonlight (2016) on Saturday, May 4. A coming-of-age drama exploring the difficulties of growing up queer in Miami, Moonlight was the first film with an all-black cast—as well as the first LGBTQAI+ film—to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The screening coincides with Studio’s exhibition of Isaac Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston, which explores black and queer identities. The Contemporary Film Series is a natural partnership between Ruby City, who fosters the creation, presentation, and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art and Blue Star Contemporary, who inspires, nurtures, and innovates through contemporary art. Through this meaningful collaboration, both organizations demonstrate a commitment to providing access to compelling films that galvanize meaningful conversations within the San Antonio community and beyond. After the initial screening of Moonlight, events will be held twice annually.

Music in the Park 5.25.19 6 TO 9PM CHRIS PARK FREE Map FACEBOOK

On Saturday, May 25 Ruby City will partner with Trinity University’s radio station, KRTU-FM, for Music in the Park, an annual evening of performance by Jazz musician Aaron Prado. In 2011, Prado was commissioned by KRTU to write the “San Antonio Jazz Suite,” a long-form work of jazz orchestra, featuring poetry and readings by acclaimed poet Carmen Tafolla. This year also marks Trinity University’s 150th anniversary, with the radio station continuing to cement its identity as a world-class station for mainstream jazz.


[gravityform id="3" title="true" description="true"] Ruby City will hold its annual Bubble Fest in Chris Park on Saturday, June 8. The day of family-friendly festivities will be presented in partnership with Spare Parts, a local community arts organization that promotes cultural and environmental education and will feature a variety of interactive Bubble Stations for children to experience outdoors. Since opening in 2005, Chris Park has served as a place of joy and reflection, in accordance with Linda Pace’s original vision, and is open to visitors year-round.