Movies, music, and magic top this weekend’s list of the best things to do in San Antonio. Settle in for exclusive screenings at the San Antonio Film Festival or see Wiz Khalifa perform live. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 1
25th Annual San Antonio Film Festival
Local and international filmmakers are celebrated on the big screen during the San Antonio Film Festival. The five-day event features a packed schedule showcasing independents films from across the globe, including documentaries, horror films, shorts, and more. This year’s major highlights include the world premiere of the documentary I Am Patrick Swayze and the San Antonio premiere of The Peanut Butter Falcon. Attendees can also expect to spot top Hollywood insiders, editors, directors, screenwriters, and more industry professionals at a series of live panels. Visit the festival website for a full schedule and to purchase tickets.
Friday, August 2
The Public Theatre of San Antonio presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
The story of a lovable little bookworm and her extraordinary gifts comes to life on The Public Theatre of San Antonio stage. This family-friendly musical is packed with upbeat tunes, vibrant scenes, and memorable characters that all ages can enjoy. Performances through August 11.
Saturday, August 3
Anomaly: The Magic of Robby Bennett and Other Curiosities
The spellbinding talents of magician Robby Bennett are sure to wow even the most skeptical minds at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Bennett uses a combination of illusion, narration, and comedy to send audiences on a unique journey. A lucky member of the audience will even get the opportunity to become a magician on stage in minutes. Select tickets are still available.
Sunday, August 4
Carly Rae Jepsen in concert
Pop music sweetheart Carly Rae Jepsen performs live at The Aztec Theatre. After rising to mainstream fame in 2012 with her hit single “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen has become a force in a new generation of pop artists. She visits San Antonio in support of her newest album, Dedicated.
Wiz Khalifa in concert
Hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa brings his musical stylings to the Majestic Theatre in support of his new mixtape, Fly Times Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young. Known for chart-topping hits such as “Black and Yellow” and “We Dem Boyz,” the Philadelphia-born rapper has gained worldwide notoriety during a career spanning more than a decade. Artists Moneybagg Yo and DJ Drama join Wiz as special guests.