UPDATE: A previous version of this story incorrectly named the location for a collaborative dinner with Hotel Emma and Los Poblanos, a New Mexico hotel. Sunday's dinner is taking place in New Mexico, not San Antonio as previously reported. We've removed the listing from our weekend event picks.
The city is buzzing with can't-miss events all weekend, and we’ve got the scoop on all the things to put your to-do list. Listen in on pivotal discussions at San Antonio CityFest or celebrate creators of all kinds at the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, November 7
San Antonio CityFest
San Antonio CityFest brings together public figures, community leaders, and innovators to discuss pivotal issues facing San Antonio. CityFest will feature three days of panel discussions and one-on-one interviews. Notable event highlights include welcome remarks from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and interviews with figures such as David Heard, CEO of Tech Bloc, and author Lorenzo Gomez III. For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.
San Antonio Museum of Art presents "Elegant Pursuits: The Arts of China’s Educated Elite, 1400-1900"
The Chinese tradition of collecting rocks and other precious elements is celebrated through the newest exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Among the featured works is a large, 12-foot-tall Taihu rock, gifted by the Chinese sister city of Wuxi in honor of San Antonio's Tricentennial last year. The gift makes SAMA the first museum in the Southwest to present a Taihu rock to the public. Additional pieces in the exhibition includes rare works of gold and silver, jade carvings, paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics.
Friday, November 8
RuPaul's Drag Race presents Werq the World Tour
Beloved queens from hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race bring an all-new production to Majestic Theatre. This intergalactic event follows fan favorite cast members such as Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki, and others on their journey to the sun. Select tickets for the fabulously far-out fun are still available.
Saturday, November 9
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
Artists of all genres share the spotlight during Luminaria’s Contemporary Arts Festival. This year’s two-day event at Hemisfair features an LGBTQ+ theme and includes artist-led demonstrations, workshops, and a market for purchasing unique works and memorabilia. Visit the festival website for a full schedule of events.