Local films, a Broadway classic, and a co-headlining concert are at the top of our agenda for the next several days. See the premiere of Cuerpo, directed by San Antonio’s own Mark Zuñiga as part of CineFestival, or catch the opening night of the hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar at Majestic Theatre. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a full list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, July 7
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents 43rd Annual CineFestival
The original San Antonio Latinx film festival returns to full in-person programming after a hiatus due to the pandemic. The five-day event will feature 85 films mostly from the Lone Star State and U.S. Latinx communities. Highlights include the opening night premiere of Pepe Serna, Life Is Art, the closing night world premiere of Cuerpo directed by San Antonio’s own Mark Zuñiga, and more. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit the CineFestival website.
Broadway in San Antonio: Jesus Christ Superstar
Experience the musical phenomenon that is Jesus Christ Superstar at the Majestic Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see the production that helped shape a generation of music and theater with classic tunes like like "I Don’t Know How to Love Him" and "Superstar." Performances are scheduled through July 10. Get tickets here.
Friday, July 8
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Cinema on Will's Plaza
Round up a few friends or family members and enjoy a free movie night under the stars at The Plaza at the Tobin Center. This month’s featured Cinema on Will’s Plaza film is the nostalgic Bohemian Rhapsody. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. A full bar and concessions will be available to make the movie night complete. For a schedule of movie screenings, visit the event website. Admission is free.
Saturday, July 9
Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin in concert with Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires
Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin comes to San Antonio for a special co-headlining concert with Maverick City Music. Franklin’s decades-long career includes eight albums and hit songs such “I Smile” and “Revolution” among its accolades. Maverick City Music joins Franklin in support of their new EP, Breathe. The headliners will be joined by Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires. Select general admission tickets are still available.
Ethical Network of San Antonio presents Good Market: After Dark
Shop and support local makers and artisans in the socially conscious and sustainable spaces at Brick at Bluestar. This evening market will feature a curated selection of ethically made and eco-friendly goods including ethical fashion, vegan foods, fair trade wares, and more. Visit The Good Market website for more information. Admission to the market is free and open to the public.