Celebrate Dad This Weekend With Swimming, Food, Jurassic Park

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Douglas Phelps holds his daughter Finnley, 3, in the air as he rocks her back and forth and side to side. Photo by Scott Ball.

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Douglas Phelps holds his daughter Finnley, 3, in the air as he rocks her back and forth at Woodlawn Lake Park.

There are plenty of movie screenings, food tastings, and live music to keep Dad entertained this weekend. And if you had forgotten that Sunday is Father’s Day, consider this your reminder. Grab a punny card and maybe a pair of fun socks (because we all know dads are hard to shop for). Of course, what fathers want most is to spend time with their loved ones, so you can take Dad out and let him kick back, relax, and enjoy the weekend made for him.

Art Party: Art on Tap

Learn about the San Antonio Museum of Art’s history – it’s housed in one of the first big breweries in Texas – at its Art Party on Friday. Enjoy beer at a cash bar, live music, bites from Magnolia Pancake House, and themed tours. Party included with museum admission. Adult tickets cost $20, seniors pay $17, students pay $12, and members and children ages 12 and under can enter for free.
Friday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
Included with museum admission

Aloha Friday

Local Hawaiian joint L&L Hawaiian Grill is bringing Polynesian music and dancing to its grounds. There will be live music with Kainoa & Friends, a performance from Desert Polynesia, and hula dancing is welcomed. Lawn chairs are encouraged. The event is free and family-friendly.
Friday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
L&L Hawaiian Grill, 1302 Austin Hwy
Free

District 9 Summer Film Series: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Didn’t catch the Academy Award-winning animated Spiderman film in theaters? You can watch it Friday at Blossom Park. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks, though there will also be food trucks selling edibles. Alcohol is prohibited. Movie starts at sundown.
Friday, 6:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Blossom Park, 15015 Heimer Rd.
Free

Avenue Q

The Roxie Theatre is putting on the Tony-winning, puppet-starring, very irreverent musical Avenue Q. Follow recent college grad Princeton, who moves to New York and makes friends with his neighbors. The theater will stage the play every Friday until July 26. Buy tickets here.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Roxie Theatre, 7460 Callaghan Rd. Suite 333
$22-$29

H-E-B Cinema on the Plaza: Jurassic Park

Watch Steven Spielberg’s cinematic dinosaur classic at the Tobin Center’s Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza on Friday. The plaza opens at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Please do not bring outside food or drinks; there will be a concessions stand for hungry attendees (full bar included). Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Please leave your furry friend at home.
Friday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Tobin Center for Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
Free

Free Outdoor Movie: Jurassic Park

Prefer Confluence Park to the River Walk? The San Antonio River Foundation is offering its own screening of Jurassic Park at Confluence Park on Friday night. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie on a summer night. Movie starts at sundown.
Friday, 8:30-11:00 p.m.
Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St.
Free

Boerne Berges Fest

Boerne celebrates its German heritage this weekend with its annual Berges Fest. There will be a parade, live music, dancers, carnival rides, and more. Festival-goers can shop at crafts booths and snack at food booths. The weekend starts with the annual Miss Berges Fest pageant and continues with a variety of events – including dachshund races, a keg toss, and a watermelon-eating contest. The event is family-friendly and free to attend. Find the full schedule of events here.
Friday-Sunday
Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd., Boerne
Free

San Antonio Pools

All pools owned and operated by the City of San Antonio will be open this Saturday to kick off the summer season, and the City’s newest pool at Elmendorf Lake Park opens on Saturday at 11 a.m. Head to Elmendorf Lake Park Pool at 235 Shore Dr. for free Aqua Zumba, a hula hoop contest, and more. Bring your best luau-inspired gear for the grand opening party. As for the rest of San Antonio’s public pools, hours vary. All are open Tuesday through Sunday this summer. All children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and water. Rules can be found here. Addresses and other details can be found here.
Saturday
Free

Dad Zone Day

Take Dad out for free music, a photo booth, a dance-off, and more at the Greenline SA on Saturday. There will also be plenty of yard games for everyone to enjoy. The event is family-friendly and free to attend.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Greenline SA, 2532 Sidney Brooks
Free

Zumba in the Park

Free Zumba lesson at the Tower of the Americas. Wear athletic clothes and bring a water bottle and your best dance moves.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Free

International Day of Yoga

The India Association of San Antonio is celebrating the fifth annual International Day of Yoga with free yoga lessons at its community center. No prior experience needed to participate. Yoga mats available, and the whole family is welcome. Find out more information here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
India Association of San Antonio Community Center, 9114 Summer Wind St.
Free

San Antonio Donut Fest

Sample delectable pastries and, of course, donuts of all kinds at the Tobin Center on Saturday. There will be coffee, mimosas, and kid-friendly drinks to wash down all those baked goods. Pre-sale tickets have already sold out, but there will be tickets available at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets grant holders six donut and pastry samples, music, games, and art. Children ages 10 and younger may enter for free.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tobin Center for Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
$15

Lemony Snicket at Magik Theatre

Daniel Handler – better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket, and for writing A Series of Unfortunate Events – will speak at the Magik Theatre and read a selection from one of his books. A Q&A and book signing will follow. VIP tickets are available for $30 and gives ticket holders VIP seating and a free copy of A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. More information and tickets can be found here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.
$0-$100

San Antonio Beer Week

Start San Antonio Beer Week at Roadmap Brewing Co. on Saturday, where more than 15 area breweries will pour one-off and specialty beers for party guests. You can also enjoy live music, food, giveaways, and more. One ticket gets you four drink tickets and three raffle tickets, and the first 300 attendees get a commemorative glass. Designated drivers get in for free. Please do not bring children or pets. Find tickets here.
Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Roadmap Brewing Co., 723 N. Alamo St.
$0-$15

Tobin Branch Library 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the Tobin Library’s 50th anniversary with out-of-this-world activities. The event is for everyone – friends, family, neighbors, kids. Get your face painted, watch balloons take shape as animals, make space crafts, and more.
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Tobin Library at Oakwell, 4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
Free

Annual Father’s Day Open Car Show

Want to show off your ride? Enter the beauty into Alamo City LX Modern Mopar’s eighth annual Father’s Day car show on Saturday, benefiting nonprofit Christian care organization Arms of Hope. Entries will start being accepted at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and registration closes at 6 p.m. There will be trophies for the top 40 cars, Wonderland Choice, and Best in Show. If you just want to look at cars, you can attend for free. There will be music, food, and vendors to browse. Find more information here.
Saturday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
$0-$20

San Antonio | The Saga

Watch beautiful art projections dance over the San Fernando Cathedral as Main Plaza celebrates the fifth anniversary of San Antonio | The Saga. Attendees can also enjoy an evening full of mezcla mariachi, which mixes mariachi music with opera, percussion, and honky tonk. Entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and the Saga projections start at 9 p.m. There will be seating available, but guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Visitors can find free parking for Main Plaza on the weekends at the Frost bank surface lots at the intersections of Flores and Travis streets, and Flores and Houston streets.
Saturday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Ave.
Free

96.1 NOW Prom Night Do-Over Party

Want to do prom again, but with better style? Like giving money to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio? You can do both on Friday at the Wyndham on the River Walk. For $20, you can enjoy music, dancing, and spiked punch, all with a fairy tale theme. There will even be a Prom King and Queen. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Wyndham San Antonio River Walk, 111 E Pecan St.
$20

Father’s Day Comedy Night

In case you forgot again – it’s Father’s Day weekend, and you might be scrambling for fun things to do with the dad in your life. The Elbow Room is putting on a free comedy show on Saturday, followed by karaoke until 2 a.m. Come discover some Elbow Room favorites. Register for free tickets here.
Saturday, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The Elbow Room, 10730 Perrin Beitel
Free

FatherFest 2019

If you love dads, you probably love when they’re healthy, too. FatherFest is held annually to support prostate cancer screening and research. There are family-friendly events all day, and admission is free starting at noon. The event benefits Pints for Prostates, which raises awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. Enjoy food, games, raffles, and more. If you want to get there a little earlier for brunch from Smoke Shack and live jazz from the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, doors open at 10 a.m. and brunch tickets cost $40; children can brunch for $20. Find brunch tickets here.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar St.
$0-$40

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