This weekend is packed with artsy Alamo City events, including opening night of hit musical Hairspray and a celebration of the Historic Guadalupe Theater. For a full list of happenings, visit our calendar.
Friday, July 7
The Playhouse San Antonio presents Hairspray
Hairspray begins its month-long run at Playhouse San Antonio this weekend. Sing and dance to favorite tunes like "You Can't Stop the Beat" while witnessing the musical's powerful message about challenging social prejudices of race and beauty. Performances run through August 6.
SAY Sí presents Stories Seldom Told: Less Than Equal
SAY Sí's annual Stories Seldom Told exhibition will showcase a gripping collection from student artists tackling topics like policing in schools, standardized testing, and institutional inequality. Check out the work of young, local creators at this free show during opening night on Friday or an encore show on Saturday.
75th Anniversary Celebration of the Historic Guadalupe Theater
Transport yourself back to the 1940s and celebrate 75 years of the Historic Guadalupe Theater with The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Attendees will enjoy a classic "Variedades" show of theater, dance, music, and short films. Arrive early, as the $5 tickets are only available at the box office.
Sunday, July 9
Frida Birthday Bash
Celebrate the life, work, and legacy Frida Kahlo at Brick at the Blue Star Complex. This Frida-inspired fest will feature live music, food, drinks, and craft vendors.
Jams and Jokes featuring Bill Bellamy and Friends
End the weekend on a hilarious note with comedian Bill Bellamy and his funny friends at The Aztec Theatre. Jams and Jokes will offer music and side-splitting comedy for one night only.