This weekend’s top things to do in San Antonio include controversial plays, Hollywood stars, and family-friendly happenings for all ages. Watch The Sandlot under the stars at Mission Marquee Plaza or see your favorite season 16 finalists perform at American Idol Live! For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, July 19
ARIA Creative Productions presents Quills
The imaginative retelling of the Marquis de Sade’s last days at Charenton, a French mental asylum, comes to life at The Overtime Theater. Due to the graphic and provocative nature of this thrilling story, this production of Quills will be held for a limited time, and is for mature audiences only. Admission is strictly for those 18 and older.
Mission Marquee Plaza present Outdoor Movie Series: The Sandlot
Settle in under the stars at Mission Marquee Plaza to rewatch cinematic classic, The Sandlot. The iconic film about a band of baseball loving best friends will be on the silver screen once more as part of the season-long movie series. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, folding chairs, and picnic baskets for an evening of entertainment. Admission is free.
Friday, July 20
American Idol Live!
One of the nation’s most iconic music competitions hits the trail with a stop at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This season’s seven finalists will perform live along with a special performance by season 8 winner, Kris Allen. The Idol artists will be joined by ABC’s In Real Life 2017 winners, Boy Band.
25th Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
Jazz musicians from Texas and beyond come together at Wonderland of the Americas Mall. Performers will include trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Ruben V, keyboardist Oli Silk, and many more. For a full list of events, visit the festival website. Admission is free.
Saturday, July 21
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmaster in concert
Rock ‘n' roll Renaissance man Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmaster are back on the tour circuit in support of their 2017 album, Speck. The actor, filmmaker, and musician known for his role in movies like Sling Blade and Bad Santa, showcases his singer-songwriter side at Conway’s in New Braunfels. Tickets still available.