Much like the spring wildflowers popping up along every highway, San Antonio festival season is in full bloom. Fine art experiences, a foodie-friendly fest, and live music shows top our list of the best things to do this weekend. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 23
The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents “Into A New West”
Be first in line to enjoy the debut of summer contemporary art exhibition, “Into A New West,” featuring nearly 50 works of art on loan from the Booth Museum of Western Art, during its opening weekend. This exhibition offers a more progressive view of the traditional Old West narrative, with pieces ranging in date from the 1960s to present. Preview night visitors can enjoy an exclusive look at the show, complete with an open bar and passed bites. Visit the museum website for more information on the opening weekend events.
Pentatonix in concert
Arlington-based a cappella group Pentatonix comes to San Antonio in support of their album, PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I. Since forming in 2011, the Grammy Award-winning group has built a massive fanbase with hits including “Hallelujah” and “Can’t Sleep Love.” Pentatonix will be joined by special guest Rachel Platten.
Friday, May 24
San Antonio River Authority presents Museum Reach 10th Anniversary: Decennial Fest4All
Celebrate the impact of the Museum Reach throughout its decade of creating spaces for outdoor recreation, urban living, restaurants and bars, thriving businesses, and more at this free shindig. Decennial Fest4All is a three-day festival happening at participating Museum Reach stakeholders ranging from fine art experiences to restaurant specials. Admission is free. For a fill list of festival events, visit the Decennial website.
Saturday, May 25
Inspire Productions presents Texas Tacos, Tequila, and Music Festival
A culmination of the best food, liquor, and musical talent in the Lone Star State make this a Texas-sized festival experience for the entire family. Festival attendees can feast on flavors from more than 30 top taco vendors, enjoy exclusive tequila tastings, sip on handcrafted margaritas, and enjoy authentic Lucha Libre Wrestling at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium. A packed live music roster includes performances by The Suffers, Los Lonely Boys, Baby Bash, Los Skarnales, and more. For tickets, visit the festival website.
Sunday, May 26
Briscoe Western Art Museum present Briscoe Summer Film Series
The Briscoe Museum of Western Art also opens its doors to cinephiles with its 2019 Summer Film Series. The monthly showcase will present films which relate to the museum’s current exhibitions. The curator will introduce each screening with a brief lecture discussing connections and themes that are shared in both the art and in cinema to create a uniquely thoughtful viewing experience. Series screenings through August 4.