Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 6 things to do in San Antonio this weekend
Concerts, family-approved fun, and tons of local film screenings are on the horizon in the days to come. Binge-watch movies during the San Antonio Film Festival, or sip cocktails in the garden at Briscoe Western Art Museum. Check out the top six things to do in Austin this weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 3
San Antonio Film Festival
Cinema takes over various venues in the Alamo City with the return of the San Antonio Film Festival. Attendees can take advantage of more than 200 films by local San Antonio filmmakers, spanning virtually every category and genre. Notable screenings include a panel with Academy Award-winning editor Paul Hirsch; Opening Night film The Adults; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe; and more. Festival programming continues through August 6. For a full schedule of events and to buy passes, go to safilm.com.
Friday, August 4
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents "Sips and Sounds of the West"
Elegance and entertainment are intertwined at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s premiere evening party. Highlights include food and craft drinks for purchase at the Jack Guenther Pavilion, and entertainment among the bronze sculptures of the McNutt Sculpture Garden. Live music will be provided by the classic country cover band, The Texases. For more event details and to buy tickets, go to briscoemuseum.org.
The Public Theater of San Antonio presents Merrily We Roll Along
Friendship and its many phases come alive on stage at The Public Theater of San Antonio through the musical Merrily We Roll Along. As the plot moves backwards, the cynicism lifts. Following opening weekend, shows are scheduled through August 20. Get more information at thepublicsa.org.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club presents Tony Rock
Tony Rock is the latest special guest to grace the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club stage for a brief stint. The comedian and actor is widely known as the also-funny younger brother of fellow entertainer, Chris. Shows are scheduled through August 6. Get tickets at improvtx.com.
Tobin Center presents "One Night of Queen"
Don your best glittery glam rock attire and celebrate the legendary life and music of Queen as performed by acclaimed tribute band, Gary Mullen & The Works. Fans will enjoy a two-hour show featuring homages to Queen’s stage theatrics, showmanship, and timeless discography. For ticketing information, go to tobincenter.org.
Saturday, August 5
Mission Marquee Outdoor Family Film Series: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Settle in after sunset at Mission Marquee Plaza for a free film screening that all ages can enjoy. Attendees will watch the popular 2022 animated film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome for a more comfortable viewing experience. Additional movie night highlights include live entertainment and food truck offerings. More details are available on missionmarquee.com.