Explore the best of San Antonio culture during the top five things to do this weekend. Treat yourself to a Texas-sized feast of smoky beer and barbecue at Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling or see rare photos of Texas legend Selena Quintanilla-Pérez at the McNay. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, January 16
McNay Art Museum presents "Selena Forever/Siempre Selena"
The McNay Art Museum pays tribute to the late ‘90s icon and Tejano music sensation Selena with a series of snapshots by San Antonio photographer John Dyer. The exhibition will feature photos from Selena’s memorable shoots with Dyer for both Más Magazine in 1992 and Texas Monthly in 1995. Following the opening weekend, the photographs will be on display through July 5.
Spamilton: An American Parody
Broadway's biggest hit, Hamilton, is reimagined as a hilarious parody on the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre stage. Audiences can learn the story of a successful theater star trying to save Broadway from oblivion — while also taking a few "shots" at the famous musical it spoofs. Expect hilarious pop culture references, satirical songs, and nonstop comedy. Performances through January 26.
Friday, January 17
Jacquees in concert
R&B crooner Jacquees makes a stop in the Alamo City in support of his new album, King of R&B. The “B.E.D” and “You” singer rose to stardom in 2011 with his brilliant remixes of R&B tunes and has stayed on the charts ever since. Select general admission tickets to The Aztec Theatre show are still available.
Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell
Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell bring their co-headlining live show, Bumping Mics, to the Majestic Theatre for a night of tag-team humor. In the wake of their successful popular series of the same name, the two humorists promise fresh stand-up material and audience participation for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Visit the event website for tickets.
Saturday, January 18
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling presents BBQ and Mesquite Smoked Porter
This laid-back foodie event brings big Texas flavors to Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling. Guests can sip the brewery’s Mesquite Smoked Porter on tap and pair it with freshly prepared barbecue for a feast fit for a Lone Star local. Children and pets are welcome under proper supervision.