Cirque du Soleil brings its acrobatic feats to the AT&T Center. George Lopez comes out swinging on his The Wall World Tour at the Majestic Theatre. The San Antonio Botanical Garden teaches beginner botanists how to maintain a home cactus garden. Keep reading for more weekend activity ideas.
State of Water 2019
The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is bringing together leaders in the water world to talk about the future of San Antonio’s resource. Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System; Suzanne Scott, general manager of the San Antonio River Authority; and Roland Ruiz, general manager of the Edwards Aquifer Authority, will discuss how water impacts business owners and community members. Registration starts at $100 per person – $85 for West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce members. Sponsorship tables also are available. Register for the talk here.
Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 420 W. Market St.
Art Party: Supermen and Wonderwomen
The San Antonio Museum of Art is hosting another Art Party in collaboration with KRTU 91.7 FM on Friday, featuring live music and craft cocktails at a cash bar. The museum also will screen Wonder Woman starting at sunset. Admission to the Art Party is included with museum tickets, which can be found here.
Friday, 6-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Included with museum admission, $0-$20
Free Screening: Imprisoning a Generation
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and Jewish Voice for Peace are hosting a free screening and discussion of Imprisoning a Generation. The documentary follows four Palestinians who were born into Israeli occupation. Their perspectives and their families’ voices tell the story of how Israel attempts to deter resistance by targeting Palestinian youths. A discussion about the movie will follow the screening. There will be refreshments and snacks served as well.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.
Free Outdoor Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
As the kids prepare to go back to school, throw it back to young Matthew Broderick playing hooky from class around Chicago in this cult classic. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie. Pets are welcome. The movie starts at sunset.
Friday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell Ave.
The rap group from Cleveland performs at the Aztec Theatre on Friday. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is said to be the only group to have worked with 2Pac, Big Pun, Eazy-E, and Notorious B.I.G. before their deaths. Find tickets for the concert here.
Friday, 8 p.m.
The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St.
George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
Comedian George Lopez lands in San Antonio on Friday to put on four different shows Friday through Saturday, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Find tickets for the shows here.
The Majestic Theatre, 208 E. Houston St.
Explore the murals of San Antonio while on a leisurely bike ride. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water because it’s going to be hot. The ride is not fast-paced but may be long, so be sure any riders – especially children – are prepared to go the distance. Mural Ride San Antonio might start the ride earlier, so follow the event page here for updates.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Maverick Park, 1000 Broadway
Paint in the Park
Get your creativity on and paint at the Greenline SA on Saturday. Art supplies will be provided at no charge, but if you have your own, please feel free to bring them.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Greenline SA, 2532 Sidney Brooks
Walter Mathis Day at Villa Finale
Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens has designated Saturday as Walter Mathis Day in honor of its former owner. Guests are welcome to come to the home for free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mathis’ birthday, Aug. 10.
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Villa Finale: Museum and Gardens, 401 King William St.
Creating a Miniature Cactus Container Garden
Want to bring some nature into the home but struggle to maintain house plants? No worries – cacti are sturdy and add some much-needed green inside. Learn how to design, plant, and care for a cactus garden at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on Saturday. Tickets are $31.50 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack trades his best friend for three magic beans and goes on an adventure where he gains more gold than he could ever spend. But still, Jack is not happy. The Magik Theatre presents its version of the classic fairy tale on Saturday. Tickets cost $15 for adults and children and $12 for military and seniors. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.
Barrio Block Party 2019
Chupaderas Street from El Paso Street to Guadalupe Street is being closed down on Saturday for a block party with music, food, vendors, and a bounce house. San Anto Cultural Arts will be showcasing student art from its summer camp and opening up sign-ups for its after-school camps. This event is family-friendly.
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
San Anto Cultural Arts, 2120 El Paso St.
Movie in the Park: Wreck It Ralph 2
The sequel to Disney’s Wreck It Ralph, this movie follows video game character Ralph as he explores a new universe: the internet! Grab blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie. The screening starts at sunset.
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Science Friday Live with Ira Flatow
Ira Flatow and his SciFri crew are coming to San Antonio to report on the science news of the area. They’ll talk about millions of birds that call Texas home, how scientists work in one of the most dangerous biolabs housing the Ebola virus and Lassa fever, and life in a bat cave – the Bracken Cave, 20 miles outside of San Antonio. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
Cirque du Soleil celebrates the clown Mauro, who has passed away. Instead of mourning, the acrobats and performers use laughter and exuberance to memorialize his life. There are multiple performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. See performance times and buy tickets here.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway