An online cooking workshop, a visit to a local brewery, and a livestreamed Shakey Grave concert tops this weekend’s list of the best things to do in San Antonio. Stay inside or venture out responsibly with a variety of entertaining events.
Thursday, July 30
Pick up some cold ones from Alamo Beer Company
As we continue to weather the storm that is COVID-19, San Antonio's craft beer scene is taking a considerable hit. Show your support for local breweries with a purchase of a six-pack, a growler, or an evening meal on the patio. Local favorites like Alamo Beer Company, Weathered Souls, and Freetail Brewing Co., are still offering curbside orders, delivery, and other boozy accommodations to keep your weekend hangs as normal as possible. Check out Beer Advocate's list of local breweries for inspiration.
Friday, July 31
Tune into the first show of the And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead concert series
Texas' own And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead performs the first show of a three-part livestream series for fans across the globe. Each show will feature a one-hour set built around song requests from fans, crowd favorites, and rarely performed tracks for a unique virtual concert experience. A portion of the proceeds for the first show will be donated to the venues the band has played or were planning to play in 2020 before the pandemic. Visit the event website to purchase concert tickets and to learn more about exclusive merch available.
Play a round at Embassy Miniature Golf
Practice your swing and enjoy a little friendly competition while staying socially distant at Embassy Miniature Golf. All ages are welcome on this scenic, tropical oasis-inspired 18-hole course. Masks are required at all times, and guests are required to follow social distancing measures for a safe day of play. Stay updated on the Embassy’s current safety precautions online prior to your visit.
Saturday, August 1
Take a virtual cooking workshop hosted by Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Practice your culinary talents with the help of expert foodie Dr. Lilliana P. Saldaña and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s virtual cooking workshop series.This ongoing class focuses on the foundational knowledge of plant-based, indigenous Mexican foods, including salsas, beans, and maize, as well as their many uses and culinary variations. Register for the first session online now to save your spot.
Sunday, August 2
See Shakey Graves in concert from home
Shakey Graves performs live via virtual broadcast as part of the Luck Happens series hosted by Margin Walker and Texas Lottery. Viewers can see an intimate performance, filmed live from Enchanted Springs Ranch, all without leaving the couch. This virtual concert is free to watch on the event website. Upgraded VIP packages and behind-the-scenes footage of the band will be available ahead of showtime.