Can you believe July is almost over? The temperatures might have dropped slightly, but we’re still in the thick of summer. Say hello to Leo season and check out some of these weekend events.
Canciones: ‘Songs of San Antonio’
The free concert series celebrating South Texas music heads back to Pearl Park with Mitch Webb and the Swindles, as well as Rosie Flores, Will Owen Gage, and D.T. Buffkin. “Songs of San Antonio” tells the story of the Alamo City’s musical landscape. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests can bring their own picnic blankets and foldable chairs.
Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m.
Pearl Park, 312 Pearl Parkway
‘Photoplay’ Opening Reception
Local visual artists put their work on display at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s latest exhibition: Photoplay. Through photography and video, artists capture their conceptual and digital processes. Expect to see San Antonio landmarks and portraits of the community. The exhibition runs through Sept. 30.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos St.
Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
Enjoy another night of free jazz music courtesy of the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival. Friday’s performers include Elizabeth Mis, who performs at 7:30 p.m., and Jeanette Harris, who performs at 9 p.m. Outdoor seating is free but limited. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.
Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road
Free Screening: Kicking and Screaming
Schertz Parks and Recreation brings this soccer movie classic to the Schertz Soccer Complex on Friday. Movie starts at sunset. Bring blankets, bug repellant, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie screening.
Friday, 8-11 p.m.
Schertz Soccer Complex, 75 Maske Road, Schertz
Yoga and Mimosas at San Antonio Zoo
Self-explanatory event name. Enjoy a yoga class and mimosas afterward for a donation of $25. Sign up for the class here.
Saturday, 8-9 a.m.
San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St.
Dirty Plates: Printmaking Workshop for Kids
Bring your kids to get messy somewhere outside of the home at Villa Finale’s printmaking workshop on Saturday morning. Participants will learn about local printmaker Mary Bonner, the art of printmaking, and how to make their own prints. All supplies will be included with the cost of admission. This event is for children ages 6 to 10.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Steves Homestead House Museum, 509 King William
National Day of the Cowboy
Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy at the Briscoe Western Art Museum on Saturday. Enjoy live music, kid-friendly crafts, games, and museum tours. All ages welcome.
Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.
Free Latin Dance Class
It’s always good to have the fundamentals – cumbia, bachata, salsa, and other Latin dances – under your belt for special occasions. Learn basic steps and celebrate National Dance Day at Central Library on Saturday. Beginners and solo attendees welcome.
Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad St.
San Antonio Reggae Festival
Enjoy more than 10 live reggae bands and performers at Rosedale Park Pavilion on Saturday for the fourth annual San Antonio Reggae Festival. There also will be Caribbean and other food vendors, face painters, and a children’s playground. Children 12 and younger may attend for free. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 2-11 p.m.
Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St.
Trans Power SA – Pride Summit
Celebrate trans San Antonians at a pride summit Saturday with guest speakers and free music and food. Hosted by local trans leaders, the event is open to everybody and aims to highlight inclusion and equality.
Saturday, 3-7 p.m.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.
Ninth Annual Camp Out Under the Stars
Have you been putting off the family camping trip? The Mays Family YMCA is hosting its own annual night out under the stars, complete with free fun and games. There will be vendors selling food and drinks as well. So bring your tent, chairs, and blankets, and get there before nighttime – a free E.T. screening starts at 9:30 p.m. The event lasts through Sunday morning (this is a campout, after all).
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Mays Family YMCA at Stone Oak, 21654 Blanco Road
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons
John Leguizamo uses his son’s school assignment on heroes as a chance to teach him about the Latino world but finds out some truths that shock him about some of the legendary figures. The Tony Award-winning Broadway show makes its way to San Antonio on Saturday. Only a handful of seats are left, so check for tickets quickly – here.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.
Urban Legend Night 5K Run
Donkey Lady, the Lechuza, and the haunted ghost tracks of San Antonio come alive Saturday night during the Urban Legend 5K run. The run starts at Victory Sports Complex, then runners cross the haunted ghost tracks. If you’re not keeping your wits about you, Slenderman may catch you off guard. Registration costs $45 on race day and $20 for people 18 and younger. Find more information here.
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Victory Sports Park, 2902 Shane Road
Frida Fest 2019
Celebrate the legacy of Frida Kahlo at Wonderland of the Americas this Saturday and Sunday. There will be handmade crafts in a mercado, music and performances, and culinary traditions showcased by talent from all around the city and state. There also will be a screening of The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road
Mattel’s Hot Wheel Monster Trucks Live
It’s Hot Wheels, but bigger. There will be six monster trucks in attendance performing jumps and stunts for you and your children’s delight. There’s also a pre-show party each day for all Hot Wheel Monster Trucks Live ticket holders to see the trucks up close and in person. Tickets to the main show range from $25 to $40. Find tickets here.
Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Parkway
Movies By Moonlight: Marathon Week
This isn’t a weekend event, but there’s a whole week of free movie screenings at Travis Park! Starting Monday, take your friends and family to see a slew of animated movies. On Monday, Travis Park will show Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Tuesday is Wall-E, Wednesday is Zootopia, Thursday is The Little Mermaid, and Friday is Incredibles 2. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and anything else you might need. Food trucks and activities start at 7 p.m. and movies start after sunset.
Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St.