Summer might have come to a close for San Antonio students, but the official end of summer isn’t for another month. This weekend, funk comes to San Antonio in the form of a music festival and George Clinton’s last tour, and families can enjoy outdoor movie screenings and nature lessons. Read on for some more weekend activity suggestions.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
There’s a whole lot of rhythm going ’round on Friday, as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic stop at the Aztec Theatre to tear the roof off the mothersucker. Also on the lineup: Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf. This tour is George Clinton’s last, so be sure to catch this performance. Tickets start at $39.50. Find tickets here.
Friday, 6 p.m.
The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St.
Free Movie Screening: One Chance
The documentary One Chance follows Robert “Pikin” Quiroga, a San Antonio native who went on to beat the International Boxing Federation Super Flyweight world champion. The screening will be followed by
Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave.
Curanderas & Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latina Life
As part of Teatro Salon, San Antonio playwright and actress Patricia Zamora brings seven characters to the stage who all explore faith and healing. Zamora premiered her one-woman show – which features stories of love, loss, and hardship – at the Overtime Theater in April. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St.
Free Movie Screening: Lu Over The Wall
The San Antonio Museum of Art is showing Lu Over The Wall, a 2017 animated Japanese film that follows Kai, who sulks over his forced move from Tokyo to a small fishing village. He joins a band and meets a young mermaid, whose singing causes humans to dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and anything else you may need for an outdoor movie screening. Pets are not allowed.
Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Plant Adaptations to Heat and Drought
Park biologist Jewell Cozort demonstrates in the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center classroom how plants can adapt to the dramatic extremes of the Southwestern climate. Her show-and-tell will be followed by a slow walk around the savanna to see some adaptations in action – a
Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.
Phil Hardberger Park West, 8400 NW Military Highway
Ancestral Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman
The Witte Museum welcomes a new exhibition featuring the yarn paintings of Huichol shaman-artist José Benítez Sánchez. The 31 pieces are made of yarn pressed into beeswax and reflect the shamanistic traditions of the Huichol with images of deer, hummingbirds, and other natural elements. These artworks are made by shamans after the ritual consumption of peyote. Ancestral Visions opens Saturday and runs through Nov. 17. Hours and tickets for the museum can be found here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway
Community Forum on Redistricting
The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum for the community to ask questions and learn about redistricting ahead of the State’s redrawing of districts. Public comments at the forum will inform the Legislature when it draws new boundaries. The forum starts with a panel featuring state Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio), Joaquin Gonzalez of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Jose Garza of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, and Stephanie Swanson of the League of Women Voters of Texas. The League also has a toolkit here for people interested in preparing their testimony. Questions about the event can be directed to Evelyn Bonavita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Central Library, 600 Soledad St.
SAAACAM Open House
The San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum is hosting an open house at the historic Sutton Family Homestead. Learn more about local African American history and how you can help preserve it. The event is free, though donations are encouraged.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum, 430 N. Cherry St.
Learn scooter laws and scooter safety with a hands-on riding obstacle course. The event is
Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lion’s Field Senior and Adult Center, 2809 Broadway
Honor a loved one or make a wish for your future by floating a personalized lantern down the river on Saturday evening. This annual River Walk event saw 35,000 attendees last year, and the launch area has quadrupled in size this year. There will be entertainment provided at the Shops at the Rivercenter from 6 to 8 p.m. The lantern launch begins at 8 p.m. The event is free to attend, but lanterns cost $5 each. Lanterns are available online here and at the event; pre-ordered lanterns can be picked up at the event.
Saturday, 5-11:30 p.m.
San Antonio River Walk, 600 E. Market St.
1964 The Tribute
Harking back to the pre-“Sgt. Pepper” era, this tribute band puts together a concert re-creating an early 1960s live Beatles concert, including period instruments and onstage banter. Tickets start at $34 on Ticketmaster. Find tickets here.
The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston
San Antonio Parks and Recreation is putting on an interactive bat experience that includes a bat walk with naturalists, crafts, and live bats. There also will be echo meters available to identify the bats by their call. You might see other animals during the bat walk, including night hawks and bullfrogs. For more information, email email@example.com or call (210) 207-3785.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Elmendorf Lake Park, 3700 W. Commerce St.
Free Movie Screening: Captain Marvel
Brie Larson plays the all-powerful Marvel superhero in this action-packed film. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie screening.
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
Hemisfair, 630 Nueva St.
San Antonio Funk Fest
Morris Day and The Time, Cameo, the
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
The Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
$59 and up
Pathways to Hope
The fourth annual Pathways to Hope mental health conference runs Friday to Saturday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s speakers include Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Paster Frank Pomeroy of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, and best-selling author Pete Earley. Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome. Admission is free. Find more information here.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Tal?m Aptz?i Indigenous Film Festival
American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions is showing more than six hours of short films, documentaries, and feature films that address topics relevant to Native Americans. The Tal?m Aptz?i Indigenous Film Festival is the first of its kind in South or Central
Sunday, noon-9 p.m.
Guadalupe Theater, 1301 N. Guadalupe St.