Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Bourbon Brawl Semi-Finals
Five San Antonio bartenders compete Thursday for a slot at the Bourbon Brawl Texas championship. Photo courtesy of Garrison Brothers Distillery
Lucinda Williams
Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams performs live at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday. Photo by Michael Wilson
Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal in Coco
Beloved Disney/Pixar film Coco hits the big screen at The Greenline.  Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Bourbon Brawl Semi-Finals
Lucinda Williams
Anthony Gonzalez and Gael Garcia Bernal in Coco

Get out and about with the family in tow during San Antonio's best weekend events. Mingle with fellow literature lovers at the San Antonio Book Festival, or settle in at The Greenline for a free screening of hit movie Coco. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, April 4

Pearl presents Poetry Month
The Pearl hosts a series of showcases highlighting the written word in celebration of National History Month and in conjunction with the First Thursday Night Market. Guests can experience various poetry-inspired activations across the property and discover works commissioned by San Antonio poet laureates in collaboration with participating stores. Poetry Month events are scheduled through April 30. Admission is free.

Garrison Brothers Distillery presents Bourbon Brawl Semi-Finals
Five top mixologists go head-to-head in the San Antonio semifinals of Garrison Brothers' Bourbon Brawl competition. Participants include Priscilla Velasco of Zocca at The Westin, Robbie Olivarez of Havana Hotel, James Goodman of Rebelle, Riamond Cordero of Edison Experiment, and Amanda Bianchi of Hotel Emma's Supper. Attendees can sip crafted cocktails made by some of the city’s most talented professionals and cast their vote for who should advance to the Texas finals for a chance to take home $10,000. To purchase tickets, visit the Bourbon Brawl website.

Saturday, April 6

San Antonio Book Festival
This free, all-day event will feature author presentations, panel discussions, recipe demonstrations, and book signing opportunities with best-selling writers. Attending authors include Rick Bragg, Susan Page, Tayari Jones, Douglas Brinkley, Jose Antonio Vargas, and many more. In addition to literary events and activities, festival guests can enjoy theater performances, a technology area, art stations, and a selection of some of the city's most popular food trucks.

Brooks presents Coco
The Greenline at Brooks hosts an outdoor screening of blockbuster Pixar/Disney movie Coco for all ages to enjoy. The 2017 film tells the story of a young boy’s passion for music and his colorful journey through the Land of the Dead. Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs and blankets. Furry family members are welcome, too. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 7

Lucinda Williams in concert
Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams takes the Tobin Center stage to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her 1998 album, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. The “Drunken Angel” singer will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a set featuring songs from throughout her decades-long career.