Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
It’s the weekend and, more important, the last episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones airs on Sunday. While we all wait impatiently to find out who ultimately will take the Iron Throne, there’s still Friday and Saturday to get through. We’ve gathered some activities to occupy your time before Sunday evening.
Jazz in the Garden
Jose Amador and Terra Nova bring their music to the Japanese Tea Garden on Friday evening for a free jazz show. There will be food and beverages available for purchase at the gazebo overlooking its koi pond, waterfall, and garden. Proceeds from food and beverage sales will go toward the garden’s preservation and maintenance. Dogs on leashes are welcome to enjoy the jazz experience as well.
Friday, 6:30–9 p.m.
Japanese Tea Garden, 200-414 Alpine
Relax and get in all your required puppy cuddles Saturday morning at Confluence Park with yoga hosted by San Antonio Pets Alive. The nonprofit is bringing adoptable dogs for yogis to play with, weather permitting. A $15 donation includes an hourlong yoga class and tons of puppy love. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, and hands ready to give lots of belly rubs.
Saturday, 10–11 a.m.
Confluence Park, 310 Mitchell St.
NISD Story Fest 2019
Northside Independent School District librarians are hosting Story Fest 2019 on Saturday at Neff Middle School. This free event will include storytellers, national and local authors, a writing contest, and more. The Humane Society will bring dogs for people who might want to read a story out loud to a patient pup. So bring the whole family, and help nurture a love for reading in your kids at Story Fest this year.
Saturday, 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
Neff Middle School, 5227 Evers Road
Free Movie Screening: Aquaman
Aquaman might not be a Marvel leading man, but he’s just as important as the 1,419,510-odd superheroes in Avengers: Endgame. The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office continues its Outdoor Family Film Series at the Mission Marquee Plaza on Saturday with a screening of the 2018 film starring Jason Momoa. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks; pets are welcome, too. The plaza opens at 7 p.m., and the movie starts 15 minutes after sunset.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Azul Barrientos puts on its monthly concert at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Saturday. Enjoy live music for $7 “más o menos.” Donations are also appreciated. Tickets will be sold during the day of the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. and can be purchased at the door.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.
Super Fun Saturday
Super Fun Saturday at Hemisfair is celebrating spring! Bring the kids to enjoy clay point painting and planting, trail mix making, and more on Saturday, weather permitting. This family-friendly event is free to attend. Check out a full list of activities here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hemisfair, 630 Nueva St.
Game of Thrones Bar Crawl
What better way to prepare for the last episode of Game of Thrones than by celebrating with a bar crawl? Meet at the House of O’Brien’s – aka Pat O’Brien’s – at 6 p.m. Bring ID, your best GoT costume, and a hand ready to toast to all those who died in pursuit of power. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Saturday, 6 p.m.–2 a.m.
Pat O’Brien’s, 121 Alamo Plaza
Game of Thrones Series Finale Watch Party
Want to watch the series finale of Game of Thrones with other fans just as crazy as you? Head to Breathe Lounge on Sunday evening to enjoy a costume contest, trivia, and more to say goodbye to one of the most celebrated television shows in recent history. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased here.
Sunday, 6–9 p.m.
Breathe Lounge, 8800 Broadway
Game of Thrones Trivia
San Antonio Trivia hosts a Game of Thrones-themed event on Sunday afternoon, right before the series finale airs. So brush up on your Stark and Targaryen family histories, watch a couple of old episodes to jog your memory, grab your friends with the best GoT memory, and go to The Hangar to win some trivia prizes. It might not be the Iron Throne, but it’s as close as we can get.
Sunday, 4–6 p.m.
The Hangar, 8203 Broadway