Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

The Public Theater of San Antonio presents Newsies
Newsies opens this weekend in San Antonio. Photo by Nick Barron
LifeArt Festival
Enjoy panel discussions, live performances, movie screenings, and more at LifeArt Festival this weekend.  Photo courtesy of LifeArt Festival
Hannibal Buress
Comedian Hannibal Buress brings his stand-up comedy tour to San Antonio this Sunday. Photo courtesy of Live Nation
The Public Theater of San Antonio presents Newsies
LifeArt Festival
Hannibal Buress

This weekend's top five things to do in San Antonio serve as a bright spot amid the recent stormy weather. See music star LeAnn Rimes in concert or explore LifeArt Festival with friends. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, September 13

The Public Theater of San Antonio presents Disney’s Newsies
The cinematic Disney film inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 is reimagined on The Public Theater stage. Newsies is a thrilling story of a group of paper boys in New York City during the time when print was king and kids competed to see who could sell the most papers. The production is co-presented by Ballet San Antonio and features dance routines that will delight and inspire guests of all ages. Opening weekend tickets are still available. Performances through October 14.

Opera San Antonio presents La Traviata
The romantic tale of Parisian lovers Violetta and Alfredo is set to song at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. La Traviata features painfully beautiful music by the iconic Italian composer Verdi, a classic story of humanity and love, and of one of opera’s most beloved heroines. Performances September 13 and September 15.  

Friday, September 14

LifeArt Festival
A brilliant blend of work created by San Antonio artists is on display during the annual LifeArt Festival. Highlights include movie premieres, screenings, live performances, panel discussions, photo exhibitions, and more. The theme of this year's LifeArt is sex-trafficking in America, and each piece is poised to bring about debate and collaboration. For a full list of events, visit the LifeArt Festival website. Admission is free.

Saturday, September 15

LeAnn Rimes in concert
Country music star LeAnn Rimes hits the Roundup Outdoor Music Venue stage in support of her Love Is Love Tour. Fans of the “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” singer can experience hits from her 16 career albums, including 2016’s Remnants, during the live performance. Select tickets still available.

Sunday, September 16

Hannibal Buress in concert
Comedian Hannibal Buress makes a stop in the Alamo City as part of his nationwide comedy tour. Known (and loved) for his roles in Broad City and Tag, Buress is famous for his quiet yet sharp perspective on everything from his hometown of Chicago to, yes, Bill Cosby. A limited number of tickets for his performance at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts are still available, so act fast.