This weekend brings San Antonio’s second cold front, and temperatures might drop to the 50s at night. Relish the cooler weather by spending time outside, and check out some of the many events happening this weekend below. Bonus for us all: there are plenty of food-centered activities planned around San Antonio!
National Coming Out Day Celebration
For National Coming Out Day, the San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce is inviting local leaders to share their experiences about living while out and proud. Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, Naomi Brown, and Anel Flores are among the scheduled speakers. Find more information here.
Friday, 5-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Art Party: Haunted Museum
Enjoy a spooky art experience at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Friday. Guests can check out themed tours, live music, and craft cocktails at a cash bar. Costumes are encouraged, but full masks or accessories like wands and swords aren’t allowed in the galleries. Find museum ticket information here.
Friday, 6-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Included with museum admission, $0-$20
Free Screening: The Birds
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is putting on one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most chilling films during an outdoor screening – doubly scary because birds are flying around outside, while you watch them attack people on screen. Plaza opens at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. The plaza will have chairs, but you can bring your own chairs and blankets. No outside food or drink allowed, and no pets are allowed. There will be concessions available to purchase.
Friday, 8-10 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
Timeline of the Texas Revolution
Relive the fight for Texas independence by exploring living history and visiting each major event of the Texas Revolution.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
Gardens and Yoga
Find peace at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on Saturday morning with a yoga session taught by the AC Power Yoga team. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own yoga mat. Members pay $13.50 while non-members pay $15. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
Día de Los Muertos Mini Demos
Día de Los Muertos approaches, so be prepared. The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will have mini demonstrations on altar making, papel picado, paper marigolds, and sugar skulls. Come learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead. This is also a breakfast potluck, so bring something to share, if you can. More information here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Rinconcito de Esperanza, 816 S. Colorado St.
Artpace Chalk It Up
On Saturday, artists take to the streets and will transform downtown San Antonio into chalk masterpieces. Viewers can enjoy food trucks, live music, and activities when not watching artists create their chalk paintings. This year’s theme is sustainability. Find more information here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Houston and Main Streets.
Shop local artists, homegrown food, and vintage wares at the SoFlo Market. The market is also hosting its 7th annual Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest at 1 p.m; you can register your pet by messaging SoFlo Market on Facebook. If registering onsite, please arrive by 12:30 p.m. Find the full schedule of events here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1344 S. Flores St.
Romanian Food Festival – Dracula Fest
We’re nearing Halloween, and what better way than to learn about the true legend of Dracula? Enjoy traditional Romanian food, handmade Romanian crafts, live music, and dancing. Vlad the Impaler also is scheduled to appear. Free parking available and admission is free. Find the schedule of events here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth St.
A Day in Southtown
The five neighborhoods of Southtown – Collins Garden, King William, Lavaca, Lone Star, and Roosevelt – are coming together for one big day of art, live music, food, and more. The annual Day in Southtown serves as a giant open house for creative expression and community building. The day ends with a Second Saturday art walk in the Lone Star neighborhood. Find the full schedule here.
Saturday, noon-10 p.m.
Southtown Arts District, 1906 S. Flores St.
San Antonio Grilled Cheese Fest
Sample some ooey-gooey delectable cheesy goodness at the second Grilled Cheese Fest in St. Paul Square. General admission gets you into the festival for two hours, and there are two different time slots for GA ticketholders. VIP tickets grant access for the whole day, as well as early access starting at 11:30 a.m. Kids 12 and under may enter for free, but they do not get sampling tickets. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m.
Historic St. Paul Square, 1174 E. Commerce St.
A musical version of the cherished children’s series Bunnicula hits the Magik Theatre starting this week. When the rabbit Bunnicula joins Chester the cat and Harold the dog in their family home, the kitty and pup realize that Bunnicula is no ordinary bun – the vegetables start turning white after his arrival. The show is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Find tickets for the show here.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.
Taco Truck Throwdown
Tacos everywhere. BMX riders. Mural painting. Live music. The second Taco Truck Throwdown brings a packed schedule of activities, all for free. VIP tickets are available for $60, and provide ticketholders with two drinks, private restrooms, a shaded area, a stage viewing area, and swag. Find tickets and more information here.
Saturday, 2-10 p.m.
Essex Modern City, 51 Essex St.
Dig that Jazz
Saturday marks the third annual jazz festival in the Dignowity Hill Historic District, and attendees can enjoy live music, dance performances, and pickleball and roller hockey demonstrations. Warhawk, a United States Air Force Band of the West stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, will headline. Kids can enjoy cornhole and a playground structure at the festival. No outside food or drink will be permitted, but food trucks and a beer and wine booth will sell their wares. Bring chairs and blankets to lounge.
Saturday, 3-8 p.m.
Fairchild Park, 1214 E. Crockett St.
Local astronomers will lend their expertise to you at a star party on Saturday evening. Peer through a provided telescope at our celestial neighbors. Attendees should park in the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center parking lot, and flashlights with red lenses are suggested to navigate better in the dark. The event is free, but you can register here.
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Phil Hardberger Park, 8400 NW Military Hwy
Oktoberfest at Beethoven Maennerchor
Keep the Oktoberfest party going at Beethoven Maennerchor this weekend with plenty of sausage and beer. Enjoy live performances from the San Antonio Jazz Orchestra and Cloverleaf. Tickets cost $8 presale and $10 at the gate. Children and active duty military members may enter for free.
Beethoven Maennerchor, 422 Pereida St.
MasterChef Junior Live
Remember when four local youngsters made it to the big cooking stage earlier this year? Well, some stars from Fox’s MasterChef Junior are heading to the Tobin Center to answer questions and cook live in head-to-head competitions. Find tickets here.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
Sunday Jazz at the Witte
Katchie Cartwright’s Brazilian Ensemble play at the Will Smith Amphitheater on Sunday. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Outside food and drink is not permitted, but you can buy snacks at the Witte. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Prassel Auditorium. The jazz performance is included with museum admission, and galleries close at 5 p.m. Find ticket information here.
Sunday, 3-5 p.m.
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St.
Included with museum admission, $0-$14
San Antonio QFest
Pride San Antonio is screening more than 65 films during its international LGBT film festival this weekend. Day passes cost $20, while VIP passes that give access to all three days cost $40. The festival starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Find the full schedule here, and tickets here.
Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Ave.