A breathtaking exhibition, annual art sale, and live music al fresco are among the hottest happenings in the Alamo City. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, September 24
McNay Art Museum presents "Hollywood’s Sistine Chapel: Sacred Sets for Stage & Screen"
The artistry of both theater and cinema are celebrated in this unique exhibit at the McNay. Six large-scale, hand-painted replicas of Renaissance masterpieces, featured in the 1968 MGM drama The Shoes of the Fisherman, star alongside works from The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts. Explore Renaissance art and the theater arts at this exhibition, on display through April 4, 2021.
The Texas Tribune Festival
The final days of the Texas Tribune Festival promise insightful conversations with some of the biggest names in politics. On the docket for the last week of the virtual event are Gary Cohn, Rachel Maddow, Beto O’Rourke, and more. Visit the festival website for a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets. The festival concludes on September 30.
Blue Star Contemporary presents Augmented Reality Red Dot Art Sale and Exhibition
For the first time, Blue Star Contemporary's Red Dot Sale will also be a 12-day art show, open to the public. Approximately 140 works representing the local art scene can be viewed at the space. Schedule your time slot to survey of artwork — and consider making a piece your own — on the Blue Star website.
Saturday, September 26
Magic for Humans at Home with Justin Willman
Best known for his regular appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Comedy Central, Justin Willman's new interactive show serves as an extension of his hit Netflix series, Magic For Humans. Willman will be able to see, hear, and engage with the audience in real time, creating a one-of-a-kind evening of magic and fun. Your ticket grants viewing access on one device.
Ward Davis in concert
Singer-songwriter Ward Davis takes the stage for an open-air concert at the AT&T Center Bud Light Courtyard. The Tennessee-based artist comes to San Antonio in support of his new album, Asunder. Social distancing guidelines are in place, and reserved tables are available with seating for up to six people. Select seating is still available.