For most schools in San Antonio, spring break has officially started. There are lots of family-friendly (and adult-friendly) events this weekend to celebrate the start of that weeklong vacation, and we’ve gathered some of them here for you. Make sure you check out our spring break guide for activities to keep kids busy during the week too.
Women in the Industry: Brewing Up Texas
As part of its Brewing Up Texas exhibit, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures is hosting a discussion on Friday featuring women of the Texas beer industry. Expect to see people such as Vera Deckard, master brewer and owner of Künstler Brewing and Erica Teague, owner and assistant brewer at Cactus Land Brewing Co. Must be 21 or older to attend. Adults pay $10 for admission, and seniors 65 and older pay $8. People who have museum membership or identification with UTSA or Alamo Colleges get in for free. Tickets are available before the event here.
801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Free Screening: Oz the Great and Powerful
On Friday, bring the family to a free outdoor screening of Oz the Great and Powerful presented by H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase; no outside food is allowed into the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza. There will be chairs, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Leave the dogs at home or with a sitter, because no pets are allowed. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m.
100 Auditorium Circle
International Women’s Day Summit
The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women is hosting a half-day summit Saturday at San Antonio College’s McAllister Auditorium. There will be presentations on women’s health, entrepreneurship, and domestic violence. Limited childcare services are offered by the YWCA for people who need it to attend the summit. Find more information here.
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
1300 San Pedro Ave.
Unplug at the Museum
The San Antonio Museum of Art wants you to put down your phone and leave all screens behind. On Saturday, the museum will have yoga, meditation, and more mindfulness activities scheduled throughout the day. Visitors can even hand over their phones to ensure no temptation will lead them astray from practicing mindfulness. All Unplug activities are included with museum admission.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
200 W. Jones Ave.
Ready to exercise the green thumb now that spring is around the corner? Check out San Antonio Water System’s Spring Bloom on Saturday to learn more about water-saving gardening and landscape care. Gardening experts will be on hand to offer advice throughout the day at SAWS headquarters. You can also enter to win up to five WaterSaver Rewards points and a $50 coupon to use on water-saving mulch for your yard. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free plant.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
2800 U.S. Highway 281 N.
Dog & Puppy Adoption at the Tobin
Looking for a furever friend? The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with local shelters to bring adoptable pets to one place for you to meet on Saturday. If you already have a dog, come anyway and shop for gifts to spoil your good boy or girl with. The Tobin will also be accepting donations for local shelters. Find more information here.
100 Auditorium Circle
Girl Scout Cookie Pairing
‘Tis the season for indulging in Girl Scout cookies, and Freetail Brewing Co. is capitalizing on that. The brewery is selling flights of beers paired with Girl Scout cookies from noon Saturday until their stock is sold out. Freetail has paired Savannah Smiles with a double rye wit, Trefoils with an IPA, Samoas with a dark saison, and S’Mores with a milk stout. Each flight costs $12, and there are 50 available.
2000 S. Presa St.
Movie in the Park: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
On Saturday, pack chairs, blankets, snacks and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie screening. The Tower of the Americas is showing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starting at sunset as part of its free movie schedule. Bring the whole family and enjoy a laid-back evening with some action-packed scenes and lots of dinosaurs.
739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Ballet in the Park 2019
Originally scheduled for last weekend, Ballet in the Park has been moved to this weekend. Head to Travis Park with the family on Saturday to enjoy a free ballet class for kids ages 8 to 10 with at least one year of ballet experience. Ballet San Antonio will perform at 7 p.m. The ballet class is limited to the first 30 kids who show up, so come early to snag a spot.
115 Auditorium Circle
Celebrate the 41st anniversary of musical classic Grease at the Aztec Theatre this Sunday. Victory Salon is offering free ’50s hairstyling from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy adult root beer floats from a candy and soda bar and check out some hot rods while you sip. Movie starts at 3 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here. (And if you want to keep the rock ‘n’ roll vibe going, bring your ticket stub to the Hard Rock Cafe after the movie for 20 percent off your meal, not including drinks.)
104 N. St. Mary’s St.