Fine art, a virtual benefit, and live music top our agenda for the days to come. Enjoy live opera at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts or tune in to toast 45 years of Habitat for Humanity San Antonio. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, May 6
Habitat for Humanity San Antonio presents Taste of Home Benefit: A Toast to 45 Years
Celebrate 45 years of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio with locals from the safety of home during the organization’s virtual rendition of its annual benefit. Guests can expect a silent auction, appearances by local chefs, messages from homeowners, musical performances, local celebrity guests, and more. Admission to this virtual event is free, and in lieu of traditional ticket prices, donations will be accepted.
San Antonio Museum of Art presents "No Ocean Between Us"
It's the final days for this San Antonio Museum of Art exhibition. "No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & the Caribbean, 1945–Present," features approximately 65 works by Latin American and Caribbean artists of Asian descent. Visitors can study a range of paintings, new media, installations, and works on paper to better understand the impact of global forces and the Asian migration on modern and contemporary artists and their creations. This exhibition is on view through May 9.
Opera San Antonio presents Lucia di Lammermoor
The tale of a woman stuck between the wills of two selfish men comes to life on the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts stage. The abridged 90-minute production will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place throughout the production. Select tickets are available on the Tobin Center website.
Saturday, May 8
Presa House presents Chad Rea: "#TheGunShow" opening reception
Austin-based multidisciplinary artist Chad Rea’s solo exhibition makes its debut at Presa House Gallery. Explore the concepts and impact of gun culture via this collection of paintings, sculptures, and digital works inspired by Rea’s real-life experiences and upbringing. The exhibit will be on view through May 29.
Los Texmaniacs in concert
Texas conjunto band Los Texmaniacs and Augie Meyers perform for a live and socially distanced audience at Gruene Hall. Known for a blend of blues, rock, and R&B, the group has toured and recorded with the likes of Flaco Jimenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven, and the Rolling Stones. Purchase table seating on the ticketing website.