This weekend’s top five things to do in San Antonio feature events designed to fit a variety of budgets and interests with ease. Get some shopping done at the Que Retro Arts Fall Market or see exclusive screenings at the San Antonio Film Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 2
San Antonio Film Festival
Cinephiles, rejoice! The San Antonio Film Festival returns to the Alamo City with a packed lineup of narrative, documentary, animated, and feature-length indie movies. The five-day fest, hosted at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, is set to include nearly 50 screenings and short film blocks by filmmakers from San Antonio and across the globe. For a full schedule of events, check out the festival website.
The Granary ‘Cue & Brew presents Intercambio Dinner Series: Chefs Julio Fernandez Quintero and Tim Rattray
Cuisine and culture combine to create a luxe and delicious experience at The Granary ‘Cue & Brew. Chef Tim Rattray of The Granary joins forces with Michelin star-awarded chef Fernandez Quintero to create a prix fixe menu accompanied by Spanish wine pairings. Settle in for a splurge-worthy evening of flavor curated by two of the world’s most lauded culinary minds.
Saturday, August 4
Bihl Haus Arts presents “Geographies of Love”
Bihl Haus Arts hosts an intimate panel discussion on social issues affecting queer communities, including mental health and housing insecurity. Activists/artists Julian Pablo Ledezma, Luz Lopez, and Tiffany Perez join the discussion moderated by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Dudley Brooks. The panel is hosted in conjunction with the gallery's current exhibition, 10,000 Years of Love and Resistance, commemorating Ybarra-Frausto and Brooks’ 50-year union. Admission is free.
Que Retro Arts presents Fall Market
Stock up on unique finds and seasonal goodies at the Que Retro Arts Fall Market. Guests to the event can browse and shop works and handcrafted items made by local artists and vendors at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall. The Fall Market is free and open to the public.
Sunday, August 5
Erasure in concert
English synthpop duo Erasure comes to San Antonio in support of their new album, World Beyond. The international twosome rose to fame through the London club scene more than two decades ago and are known for hits like “A Little Respect” and “Always.” Select tickets are for the show at The Plaza at the Tobin Center are still available.