The next several days are looking promising thanks to live concerts, a birthday bash, and a rootin’ tootin’ celebration of all things cowboy. Indulge in debauchery at Hotel Havana in honor of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday, or giddy up to the Briscoe’s annual National Day of the Cowboy festivities. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, July 21
Hemingway's Birthday at Hotel Havana
Celebrate the birthday of one of American literature’s greatest talents at the swanky Hotel Havana. The evening’s party will feature drink specials and a bar takeover by Denim & Leather, a local vendor market offering unique wares, and a classic car show by Alamo City Rods. Admission is free and open to the public. Get more information on the event website.
Friday, July 22
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Q: The Music of Queen
Bring on the nostalgia when you experience a live Queen tribute show on the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts stage. Fans new and old can rock out to a production featuring the music and visuals of Queen’s performances throughout their 21-year history and relive their rise to stardom, including their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. For ticketing information, click here.
Saturday, July 23
Bricscoe Musuem presents National Day of the Cowboy Celebration
Giddy up and get down to the Briscoe Western Art Museum to celebrate all things cowboy with a full day of fun and activations. The free community event will include live music in the McNutt Sculpture Garden, artist demonstrations, cowboy demonstrations, crafts, chuckwagon eats, and much more. Attendees are encouraged to don their best Western-inspired apparel to pay homage to the cowboys and cowgirls past and present who continue to influence the state’s culture and history. This event is open to the public.
Toxic: The Britney Spears Experience
Be witness to the only Britney Spears tribute band of its kind at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Toxic: The Britney Spears Experience is a production almost as iconic as the princess of pop herself and features a full band, backup dancers, 13 costume changes, and a catalogue of more than 30 songs. A limited number of tickets are still available.
Kickin' for a Kure with Travis Tritt, Josh Turner, and Pat Green
Groove to live music for a good cause at the 10th Annual Kickin' for a Kure fundraising concert. This year’s lineup at the Freeman Coliseum includes performances by country music stars Travis Tritt, Josh Turner, and Pat Green. For ticketing information, go to the fundraising event page.