Weekend Event Guide
More festivals, parties, and cultural events are on the agenda in the days to come. Enjoy a night of frightening adults-only fun at McNay Art Museum, or celebrate the sounds of conjunto at Oktobinfest. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
Thursday, October 28
McNay Art Museum presents “Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings”
In honor of pop art painter Wayne Thiebaud’s 100th birthday, the McNay Art Museum is unveiling a selection of 100 works by the artist. Visitors can expect to see glimpses of the late painter’s life represented by works from various points in his career and featuring an array of subjects, including people, places, and his iconic paintings of desserts. Following opening weekend, the exhibit will be on display through January 16, 2022.
Friday, October 29
Once Upon A Party presents Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Fest
Magical and memorable characters from Disney movies and beloved fairytales will make appearances at the third annual Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Fest. This year’s event in the San Antonio Botanical Garden promises sightings of special guests like Elsa, Spiderman, Moana, Rapunzel, Mother Gothel, Harry Potter, and more. Additional highlights include live animal interactions from Once in a Wild and the Family Adventure Garden. Go to the festival website to purchase tickets.
McNay Art Museum presents Mayhem at the Mansion
Get your thrills at this adults-only, after-dark monster bash at McNay Art Museum Courtyard. Guests can groove to frighteningly good music and participate in a costume contest judged by San Antonio drag queen Alayna Marquez. Tickets include admission, three drinks, and sweet and savory bites for snacking. A cash bar will also be available. Go to the event website for tickets.
Saturday, October 30
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Oktobinfest
Conjunto comes alive at Oktobinfest with a presentation by Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez featuring Off the Grid. The musicians will be joined by music teacher and ethnomusicologist Amy Beckman for an informative and exciting showcase, as well as additional pop-up performances throughout the day. Additional activities include crafts, art displays, and food inspired by the cultural makeup of the San Antonio area. Get a full schedule of events on the festival website. Admission is free.
Tobin Center presents David Sedaris
Bestselling author and NPR contributor David Sedaris comes to the Tobin Center for an evening of intimate conversation. Visitors can expect all-new stories from Sedaris’ witty perspective, a book signing, and an audience Q&A. Visit the ticketing website for seating availability.