Unwinding from a busy week is made easy thanks to outdoor concerts, art exhibitions, and a trip to the farmers market on the agenda. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this Easter weekend.
Thursday, April 1
McNay Art Museum presents "Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen"
See the artistry and fusion of theater and cinema with a Renaissance-inspired twist at McNay Art Museum while you still can. Film buffs and art aficionados alike are invited to experience six hand-painted sound-stage backdrops from Hollywood empire Metro Goldwyn Mayer alongside artworks from The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. This exhibition is on display through April 4.
Friday, April 2
Presa House Gallery presents Jaylen Pigford: "See What I See" opening day
Houston-based visual artist Jaylen Pigford makes his Alamo City debut at Presa House. The exhibition, “See What I See,” is a collection of paintings by the self-taught Afro-Latino artist featuring his signature use of skulls, cultural influence, and balance of light and dark imagery to create a dialogue about death. Following opening day, the exhibition will be on display through April 24. Admission is free and by appointment only.
Nikki Lane & Jade Bird in concert
Singer-songwriters Nikki Lane and Jade Bird come to Gruene Hall for a special co-headlining concert fusing country, folk, and Americana. American country artist Nikki Lane has released three albums in her career, including her popular 2017 album, Highway Queen, and English pop-folk rock artist Jade Bird made a name as a rising star with her 2019 self-titled debut. Select tables are still available.
Saturday, April 3
Weekend Market at Pearl
Skip the grocery lines and support local growers when you stop by the open-air Pearl Farmers Market. Each of the 45-plus participating vendors offer products ranging from farm-fresh produce to salsas and gourmet candies. For those who prefer to avoid the crowds, weekly preordering is available via curbside. For a schedule and more ordering information, visit the Farmers Market website. Admission is free.
Kody West in concert
Texas music artist Kody West comes to Gruene Hall in support of his new album, Overgrown. West’s blend of Texas country and bluegrass has garnered him a fanbase across the state and beyond, with popular songs such as “Ledges” and “Shine Out.” Grady Spencer & The Work will join West as the opening act. Purchase a socially distanced table on the ticketing website.