Davy Crockett turns 233 on Saturday, and of course the Alamo will be celebrating. But if you need other ideas on how to spend the weekend, we found some galas, music performances, and a margarita showdown to help occupy your time.
The Angel Affair
Any Baby Can of San Antonio is putting on its Angel Affair gala, an all-white attire event honoring people who make a difference in the community. Guests can enjoy cocktails, great food, silent and live auctions, and fashion vignettes at the event. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., and the program and dinner start at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $250, and sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500. Find more information here.
Friday, 6-10:30 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
$250 and up
Friday Night Jazz with BillyRay Sheppard
Live music with the one and only BillyRay Sheppard, whose style is influenced by blues, R&B, and country. You can purchase Southern cuisine and craft cocktails to enjoy along with the San Antonio saxophonist’s smooth jazz. Find tickets here.
Friday, 7 p.m.
The South Chicken & Waffles, 5739 Callaghan Road
Film on the Green: Birdman
The San Antonio Museum of Art is showing the Academy Award-winning film Birdman Friday. The movie is recommended for viewers 17 years and older. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and anything else you may need for an outdoor movie. Pets are not allowed. The movie starts at sunset. Members are admitted for free, nonmembers for $10. Find more information here.
Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art. 200 W. Jones Ave.
August Gartenfest at Beethoven Maennerchor
Food, beer, live music by the Kelly Singers, the Beethoven Concert Band, the Beethoven Maennerchor and Damenchor, and the Beethoven Big Band. Admission is $5 at the gate, and a $20 wristband includes admission and four beers. Get ready to dance the night away.
Friday, 5-11 p.m.
Beethoven Maennorchor, 422 Pereida St.
Davy Crockett Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Davy Crockett’s 233rd birthday at no other place but the Alamo. Guests will be able to see frontier demonstrations, shoot rubber band rifles, and meet Davy Crockett. A screening of the 1955 Disney classic Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier starts at 8 p.m. Find more information here.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza
Blue Star’s Family Saturday
Kids of all ages can create works of art using materials, themes, and processes on view at Blue Star Contemporary. Artists will lead art-making activities for the whole family inspired by Funf, a summer exhibition of works by Amada Miller, Andrei Renteria, Ethel Shipton, and Jared Theis.
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star
The Ugly Duckling
The Magik Theatre’s Magik on the Road actors bring to life the classic story of a baby bird ridiculed for looking different from everyone around him. The bird grows up to be a beautiful swan, much to his delight. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
The Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.
Renaissance With The Stars Gala 2019: Summer Breeze
Local dancers put on a show around the theme “Summer Breeze” at the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund’s gala on Saturday. General admission tickets are $25, individual dinner tickets are $150, and varying levels of sponsorship and tables increase from there. Doors open at 6 p.m., though sponsors have a cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. Find tickets and more information here.
Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
$25 and up
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Brickadelic Vintage Market: #EndTheBacklog
Shop for vintage wares for a good cause and head to Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex on Saturday. The market to #EndTheBacklog of untested rape kits benefits The Rape Crisis Center. Admission is donation-based, with a $5 suggested donation. Shoppers can enjoy live performances from Wayne Holtz, The Ghost in the Machine, The Shores of Orion, and Chris Conde. Find more information here.
Saturday, 6-11:30 p.m.
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star
$5 suggested donation
Free Movie Screening: Captain Marvel
Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and food trucks before settling in for a free screening of Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as the titular character. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie.
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Tori Pool hosts another night of free comedy at Freetail Brewing Co. featuring comedians from the Blind Tiger Comedy Club. You can also buy raffle tickets to win some Freetail merch.
Saturday, 8-10 p.m.
Freetail Brewing Co., 2000 S. Presa St.
Sensory Sunday at the Witte Museum
Learn how to survive in different places – arctic climates, mountains, and deserts – by taking on challenges. An optional ropes course and zipline in the exhibition requires children to be at least 48 inches tall to take part. There also will be an obstacle course on the ground. Children 3 years and younger may participate for free. Find tickets here.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway
Third Annual Margarita Throwdown
Four restaurants and a chef will compete to make the best margarita on Sunday. Tickets grant one sampling of margarita from each competitor and one order of two tacos al pastor. The event is sold out online, but there will be 75 tickets available at the door starting at 12:30 p.m. Sunday – first come, first serve.
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
La Gloria at Dominion Crossing, 21819 Interstate 10
Lone Star Philharmonic Encore Concert
The Lone Star Philharmonic will perform Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sunday. Pianist Zachary Ridgeway and musicians from all over South Texas bring their musical talent for this encore performance, conducted by Richard Castillo. This concert will be recorded and produced for a CD and a documentary about the orchestra. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be found here.
Sunday, 7-9 p.m.
Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry Ave.
2019 Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganza
Catch a seminar on bowhunting deer, ride a mechanical bull, and shop for all things hunting at the Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganza. The event is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Weekend passes cost $15. Single-day tickets for adults cost $12, while tickets for children cost $5. Parking is $10. Kids 4 years and younger, along with military and first responders with ID, may attend for free. Find tickets and more information here.
Freeman Exposition Hall, 3201 E. Houston St.