Tap into your sophisticated side during this weekend’s top five things to do in San Antonio. Retreat to the theater and explore timeless stories reimagined for a modern audience, or celebrate the impact of jazz music on the Alamo City at the 36th Annual Jazz’SAlive festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, September 19
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents “Art and the Animal” Preview Party
The Briscoe Western Art Museum hosts a wild party inspired by its upcoming exhibition, “Art and the Animal,” which features more than 100 paintings and sculptures inspired by wildlife. Party guests can experience the exhibition before it opens to the general public while mingling with artists, sipping spirits and craft cocktails, and snacking on light bites. Artist and executive director of Society of Animal Artists Wes Siegrist will share remarks on the new show to complete the exclusive affair. Tickets include complimentary valet. “Art and the Animal” will be on display through December 29.
Broadway in San Antonio: Les Misérables
Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables heads to the Majestic Theatre. A new interpretation of the Broadway masterpiece features new staging and dazzling scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo accompanying the iconic score. Audiences will get lost in the timeless tale story of broken dreams, unrequited love, and redemption. Performances through September 22.
Friday, September 20
San Antonio Parks Foundation presents The 36th Annual Jazz’SAlive
San Antonio celebrates the cultural and musical contributions of local jazz artists at Travis Park. The two-day, two-stage fest features a packed roster of performers, swanky parties, and more exclusive events. This year’s main stage will showcase musicians including Dianne Reeves, The Lao Tizer Band, Tomar & The FC’s, along with many others. Additional highlights include a rooftop party, free interactive experiences, multiple cocktail stations accessible throughout the event, and a morning brunch with local eats and sweets. For a full festival lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.
The Public Theater of San Antonio presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
Pop culture’s most beloved nanny brings her spoonful of sugar and bottomless carpet bag to the Public Theater. Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, Mary Poppins is a magical blend of unforgettable songs, dance numbers, and a story that has captured the hearts of children and adults alike for generations. Performances through October 13.
Saturday, September 21
SeaWorld San Antonio presents Howl-O-Scream
The spookiest season is starting early at SeaWorld San Antonio, giving locals with the chance to test their mettle at a thrilling theme park experience. As the sun sets, the park transforms into a happening haunt with themed bars, scare zones, creepy live shows, and more to keep adrenaline high and surprises aplenty. Access to all activities and haunted houses are available with the purchase of your park ticket.