Live entertainment, film screenings, and a trip to the market are on the local agenda. See country rock artist Jim Messina perform live or support local makers at this month’s Mission Marquee Plaza's Farmers and Artisans Market. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, June 2
13th Annual Hill Country Film Festival
Independent films from Texas and beyond hit the silver screen just outside of San Antonio at Hoffman Haus in Fredericksburg this weekend. Film festival highlights include panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, premieres, nightly parties, and more. For a full schedule of events and to get badges, go the festival websites. Festival events are scheduled through June 5.
Friday, June 3
Blue Star Contemporary presents “The Veterans Book Project” opening reception
Discover the wartime experiences of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a profound library of books co-authored by artist Monica Haller. Guests will get a glimpse of the collective experiences and memories that live inside the minds of countless veterans. Stories come to life through mobile phone images, emails, journal entries, and personal effects for a multi-dimensional retelling of first-hand accounts. This exhibition will be on display through September 25. Admission is free.
Jim Messina in concert
Country rock legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Jim Messina performs live for one special evening at Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. Messina is best known as member of soft rock duo Loggins and Messina and a founding member of both Buffalo Springfield and Poco. A select number of balcony tickets are still available.
Saturday, June 4
World Heritage Office presents Mission Marquee Plaza Farmers & Artisans Market
The monthly Mission Marquee Plaza's Farmers and Artisans Market returns for another installment of open-air community activities. Visitors to the market can participate in free fitness classes, enjoy live music, shop fresh and locally sourced food, and purchase goods from pop-up vendors. Onsite healthy cooking demonstrations and nutrition education sessions will also be available. For more information, go to the market website. Admission is free and open to the public.
Murray & Peter present Alyssa Edwards: Life, Love & Lashes Tour
Texas’ own drag superstar Alyssa Edwards makes a stop in San Antonio in support of her national tour. The glamorous entertainer is best known for her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race, her own Netflix series Dancing Queen, and America's Got Talent. Settle in for an evening with the queen herself as she divulges on her life, drag, and finding love. Get tickets to The Aztec Theatre show here.