Music, museum trips, and Mattel’s most famous It Girl tops this weekend’s list of the five best things to do in San Antonio. See songstress Sarah McLachlan live in concert or catch The Barbie Pop Up Truck during its one-day stop in Alamo City. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, February 7
San Antonio Museum of Art presents "Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art"
The first large-scale exhibition showcasing female abstract artists opens to the public at the San Antonio Museum of Art. “Texas Women” is a compilation of 17 artists and 85 works ranging in media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing. Among the artists featured include Pat Colville, Sharon Engelstein, Dorothy Antoinette “Toni” LaSelle, Constance Lowe, Liz Ward, and many others. Following opening weekend, the exhibition will be on display through May 3.
Tobin Center Signature Series: Stomp
Rhythmic production Stomp returns to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts stage. Audiences can enjoy infectious beats created by everything but conventional instruments performed by an eight-person troupe. Experience a unique form of expression that will get viewers of all ages moving. Performances through February 8
Saturday, February 8
The Barbie Pop Up Truck presents Totally Throwback Tour
The Barbie Pop Up Truck rolls into the Alamo City for a one-day stop as part of a nostalgic nationwide tour. Visitors can discover a variety of retro-inspired merchandise and swag created to celebrate the Barbie brand’s 60-year history. Shop rare Barbie accessories, fashions, and artisan treats while the truck is parked at The Shops at La Cantera.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue in concert
Legendary jazz group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue grace the Majestic Theatre stage with iconic New Orleans essence and flair. Since their 2009 debut, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have released 11 albums, including the popular 2017 project Parking Lot Symphony. Visit the event website to purchase available tickets.
Sunday, February 9
Sarah McLachlan in concert
Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan performs live at the Majestic Theatre. The voice behind hit songs such as “Angel” and “Sweet Surrender” will bring “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Storytelling” to San Antonio. Both orchestra and balcony level tickets are still available on the concert website.