Weekend Event Guide
The rich culture of Alamo City is on magnificent display, and you don’t want to miss out. Spark your creativity and sense of wonder at the return of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival, or get a glimpse into the artistic traditions of Native American communities at the Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival. Check out the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, November 17
Copa presents 17th Annual Barbecue & Beaujolais Party
Savor the release of this year’s most anticipated Beaujolais Nouveau wines at Copa Wine Bar & Tasting Room. The three-day bash will allow guests to indulge on a tasting flight along with a paired food special crafted by the Copa kitchen. Get more information here.
Friday, November 18
Coasters and The Platters Holiday Show
Groove into the holiday spirit with the musical stylings of three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The Drifters, The Cornell Gunter Coasters, and The Platters will take the stage to perform a special setlist inspired by the season. Audiences can expect hits like "This Magic Moment," "Charlie Brown," and "Up on the Roof” to fill the room. Tickets to this show are still available here.
Saturday, November 19
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival
Experience the culture and artistic traditions of Native American communities when you attend the Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival. Guests can enjoy pow wow-style drum circles, dancing, storytelling, artist demonstrations, workshops, lectures, pottery, weaving and carving, and much more on The Briscoe Western Art Museum grounds. Traditional Native American-inspired food will also be available to round out this unique day of celebration. Entry is free, and for more information about the festival, check out this story.
Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle
Become a part of the classic holiday production The Nutcracker with the help of multimedia elements at Lighthouse San Antonio. This 30-minute, immersive experience takes guests through the entire tale by using over 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video. Discover what it’s like to be inside memorable scenes and classical scores like “The March of the Toys,” “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” and more. For ticketing information, visit the event website. Immersive Nutcracker is open through January 2, 2023.
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
This celebration of San Antonio arts and artists is back for another year of nocturnal fun at Hemisfair. Highlights of the outdoor festival include large structural installations, in-gallery installations, digital art, performance art, spoken word, music, theater performances, film, and much more. For a full schedule of events and for venue information, go to the festival website. Admission is free and open to the public.