Love is in the air in the Alamo City and this weekend’s top five things are perfect for last-minute date night plans, family-friendly festivities, or solo outings. See the story of two star-crossed lovers come to life through ballet or let the good times roll with the family at El Mardi Gras. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, February 13
City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture presents "Los Maestros: Early Explorers of Chicano Identity" opening reception
Three of the founders of San Antonio’s Chicano arts movement are celebrated at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Centro de Artes. “Los Maestros” will unpack the contributions and artwork of Jesse Almazan, Jose Esquivel, and Rudy Treviño, whose work in the 1960s and 1970s helped spark an entire generation of artists. Following the opening reception, visitors can see the show on display through June 28.
Friday, February 14
Ballet San Antonio presents Romeo and Juliet
The story of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers is reimagined by choreographer Edwaard Liang for all ages to enjoy. Romeo and Juliet includes tenderness, humor, and beautiful classical ballet, while still preserving the Bard's tragic tale. Shows at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts are scheduled through February 16.
San Antonio Symphony presents Back to the Future: Live in Concert
The 1985 blockbuster hit Back to the Future comes back to the big screen with live score by the San Antonio Symphony. Fans both old and new can enjoy the feature length film with the exhilarating music by Alan Silvestri playing along in real time. A limited number of tickets to the Majestic Theatre show are still available.
Saturday, February 15
LeAnn Rimes in concert
Country music star LeAnn Rimes performs two special concerts in honor of Valentine’s Day at Gruene Hall. Fans of the “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” singer can experience hits from her 16 albums, including 2016’s Remnants, during the live performance. Select tickets are still available.
Sunday, February 16
Third Coast Charities presents El Mardi Gras
Third Coast Charities invites locals and visitors alike to an all-day, multicultural celebration for the entire family at Paper Tiger. El Mardi Gras features live music, art, face-painting, a pet costume contest, and more special surprises. This year’s festivities will be fueled with eats by chefs Pieter Sypesteyn of Third Coast Kitchen restaurant group, Chris Cullum of Attagirl, Joe Saenc of Swine House, and others.