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Pressing on despite Luminaria's sog-off

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Damn rain. Luminaria 5 was postponed last Saturday due to nasty weather. Calls to the event office and their PR firm on Monday did not shed much light on when the city's huge annual light-based public art festival will happen this year. "We are still weighing all options," the Current was informed by Luminaria staff. When we hear, we'll tell.

This just in: Luminaria 2012 has been officially rescheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The H-E-B kids area will be scheduled for 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What is happening, includes extended hours at McNay Art Museum beginning this Sunday, March 18. You get an extra three hours (until 8 p.m.) every Sunday through the run of  Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune,"on view to May 20. And admission on "Warhol Sundays" will be reduced to $7.  Additionally, at 6 p.m. each Sunday through April 29 one hour of the 2006 PBS series Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film will be screened. The series covers Warhol's life and work from the late 1940s to his death in 1987, and includes narration by Laurie Anderson, interviews with Jeff Koons, Paul Morrissey, and George Plimpton. $12-$22, 12-8pm Sun, 10am-4pm Tue, Wed, Fri; 10am-9pm Thur, 10am-5pm Sat, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.

 Changes at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center: Last Thursday saw the closing party for "The Texas Size Print" exhibition at the Blue Star Lab. Less publicized was the fact that the CAM event was also the closing party for the downtown art outpost. Good bye, Lab. Back in Southtown, beginning May 31 admission to Blue Star will no longer be free. All non-members (except students) will be hit with a $5 entrance fee. First Friday will remain open admission. Free (for now), 12-6pm, Tue-Sat, 12-8pm Thu, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org.

Go to SAMA to see the tapestry made after Picasso's Guernica, then hop down to the Texas A&M University campus in SA for "Picasso, Friends and Contemporaries," opening Saturday, March 17, with 70 works by Pablo Picasso, and pieces by buddies Salvador Dalí and Georges Braque. Details in this week's Top Picks. Tamusa.edu/picasso.

While you're waiting for Luminaria to be rescheduled, take advantage of an aligned family art event with a new date. "Pie to the People," originally planned for last Saturday, will begin this Saturday (St. Paddy's Day) at 12:30 p.m. with a parade from the Blue Star Arts Complex to La Villita Historic Arts Village, where music, art activities for children, and free pie will be enjoyed from 1-11 p.m. Free, 12:30-11pm, La Villita, 418 Villita, (210) 227-5718, smartsa.org.

We just received news from the "Pie to the People" organizersthat the event will not be happening this Saturday, after all.According to Yvette Benavides, "Toomany of our participants are out of town for spring break and so wewill have to reschedule for a future date." *

"*Warhol exhibit hours originally reported as one hour extra. Other information just received Wednesday, March 14."

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