Weekend Event Guide
Performance art and delicious treats top this weekend’s list of the best things to do in San Antonio. See hit musical Hamilton with friends or satisfy your sweet tooth at the inaugural San Antonio Donut Festival. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 9
Broadway in San Antonio presents Hamilton
Hit musical Hamilton comes to the Majestic Theatre for a captivating experience for audiences of all ages to enjoy. The production tells the American story of an immigrant’s journey, and features a now-iconic score and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Surprisingly, tickets for opening weekend are still available. Performances through May 26.
Opera San Antonio presents Faust
Iconic French opera Faust is reimagined for a modern audience at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. In this tragic tale of heaven, hell, and the choices humans make in the world between them, aging scholar Faust sells his soul to be young again — and consequently triggers a series of other events. Select tickets still available. Performances May 9 and 11.
Friday, May 10
The Avett Brothers in concert
Folk rock band The Avett Brothers performs at the Whitewater Amphitheater in support of their 2016 album, True Sadness. Since their debut in 2000, the group behind top songs “No Hard Feelings” and “I and Love and You” has become one of the most respected bands working in folk rock and bluegrass music. Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be opening acts for the May 10 and May 11 shows, respectively.
Saturday, May 11
San Antonio Donut Fest
Indulge this weekend at a festival that would make Homer Simpson proud. The inaugural San Antonio Donut Fest is a family-friendly event that will showcase the delicious treats along with other gourmet pastries and breakfast dishes at The Plaza at Tobin Center. Guests can choose from a selection of coffee, fresh juices, mimosas, beer, and other refreshments to help wash the sweets down. Additional highlights include games, Saturday morning cartoons, goods from local artisans, and music. For tickets, visit the festival website.
Sunday, May 12
The San Antonio Museum of Art presents “Capturing the Moment: Photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz Collection” closing day
Catch this exclusive selection of more than 70 primarily black-and-white photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz Collection before it closes at San Antonio Museum of Art. The exhibition is displayed in three sections: People, War and Conflict, and Landscapes. Exhibition entry is free with museum admission.