Weekend Event Guide
Spring is officially in full swing and the Alamo City is blooming with events every local can enjoy. Enjoy a classic blockbuster movie on the Ida Claire patio or tune into the We’re Texas Virtual Benefit to see live music performances and appearances from special celebrity guests. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, March 18
After a year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, SXSW returns with all-digital programming for locals and virtual visitors alike. SXSW will host its film, music, and comedy festivals simultaneously, and each event is packed with performances, showcases, screenings, and more. Highlights of the SXSW Music Festival include dozens of musical acts from around the world and celebrity guest speakers. For those who prefer the silver screen, SXSW Film Festival highlights include 75 feature films, 57 world premieres, and eight Texas premieres. The SXSW Comedy Festival features showcases from iconic national venues with appearances from some of the rising stars of comedy as well as the industry greats. For more information on each festival and to purchase passes, visit the SXSW website. All events are virtual.
Thursday Movie Night at Ida Claire
Southern-inspired eatery Ida Claire welcomes San Antonians to the patio for signature cocktails and throwback movie classics. This week’s feature film is the hilarious 1993 movie Mrs. Doubtfire starring the late Robin Williams. Guests can enjoy sips from the menu and quality fare while the cameras roll. Movie Night starts every Thursday at 8 pm. Reservations are required.
Natural Bridge Caverns presents Spring Break Live Music Series
Local music artists perform for explorers of all ages at Natural Bridge Caverns. The ongoing, 16-day live music series at the site’s Discovery Village nears its end as the spring break season comes to a close. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the tunes while exploring new attractions and classic, family-friendly activities. For a full lineup and to purchase tickets, visit the Natural Bridge Caverns website.
Friday, March 19
Jim Breuer: Freedom of Laughter Tour
Comedian Jim Breuer comes to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to showcase his signature storytelling style with fresh material. Best known for his role in cult classic film Half Baked and for his stint on Saturday Night Live, Breuer has become one of the most recognizable comedians in the industry. Select socially distanced tickets are still available.
Sunday, March 21
j.k. livin foundation presents We're Texas Virtual Benefit with Matthew and Camilla McConaughey
Support Texas charities and party safely at home with Matthew and Camilla McConaughey. The We’re Texas Virtual Benefit will feature a number of performances by some of Texas' biggest stars, including Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Post Malone, Khalid, Willie Nelson, and more. Special appearances from celebrities like Chip and Joanna Gaines, Megan Thee Stallion, and Dak Prescott can also be expected throughout the night. Live DJ sets will be performed in between shows by Matthew McConaughey himself. The benefit will be streaming live on YouTube and on Spectrum News. All of the proceeds will go to the j.k. livin's Texas Relief Fund, which in turn benefits several Texas nonprofit organizations. Admission is free and open to the public. This is a virtual event.