Weekend Event Guide
Performing arts, feature films, and a food event worth traveling for top our picks for the weekend. Catch special screenings and filmmaker panels during the four-day San Antonio Film Festival, or venture to Austin for the annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards.
Thursday, August 5
San Antonio Film Festival
The city’s premier cinematic event returns with films set to screen at The Radius Center all weekend long. The 2021 edition of the San Antonio Film Festival will feature nine short film blocks, two filmmaker panels, and five feature films over the course of four days. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.
CultureMap Austin + San Antonio Tastemaker Awards
Toast the top San Antonio and Austin restaurants and bars at our signature Tastemaker Awards. The in-person tasting event and awards ceremony at Fair Market in Austin will honor the best of the culinary industry. Guests will be able to sample bites from featured nominees and sip specialty drinks along the way. Limited tickets remain.
Friday, August 6
Experience the artistry of classical Chinese dance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Shen Yun's stunning production features a blend of high-tech backdrops, a live orchestra, colorful costuming, and a cast of award-winning performers. Performances are scheduled through August 8.
Saturday, August 7
Milam & Greene Whiskey presents HOME Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Release
Take a trip out to Blanco to enjoy a limited-edition release from Milam & Greene. The HOME Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is a special cask that will directly benefit nonprofit group Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME). For more information about the whiskey and the special release event, visit the distillery website. Admission is free.
Sunday, August 8
Cypress Hill in concert
Hip-hop group Cypress Hill performs at Whitewater Amphitheater for one night only. They will hit the stage in support of their new single, “Champion Sound,” which is the first new music since their 2018 album, Elephants on Acid. Select seats are still available on the ticketing website.