Pride Weekend Brings Parades, Movie Screenings, Drag Queen Performances

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Silhouettes are lit up at dusk on the BabiO's float before the parade begins.

Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

Silhouettes on the BabiO's float appear in the dusk before the Pride Parade begins.

Happy Pride! San Antonio celebrates love this weekend with its annual Pride parade, filled with color, glitter, and joy. But there’s still free time before and after the celebration, and there are a ton of other activities in the city for the whole family to enjoy.

Family Pride Night and Free Screening: Love, Simon

Love, Simon is the perfect teen rom-com to watch at the start of Pride weekend. Simon is just a closeted gay teen trying to navigate high school life while falling in love and fighting a blackmailer who threatens to out him to everyone at school. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, bug spray, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie. Centro San Antonio and San Antonio Love List come together to host Family Pride Night starting with Drag Queen Story Time featuring This Day in June, a picture book about a Pride parade. LGBTQIA-owned food vendors and lawn games add to the night’s fun. Movie starts at sundown around 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 6:30-10 p.m.
Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St.
Free

We Live Here

Members of Booker T. Washington Elementary School’s photography club have put together a photo event that explores gentrification in San Antonio’s East Side. The exhibition was previously shown at Brick in the Blue Star Arts Complex. The gallery will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a question-and-answer session at 7 p.m.
Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Impact Guild, 708. W. Summit
Free

Free Screening: Cloak and Dagger

Bring the family to Mission Marquee Plaza to enjoy the 1984 spy adventure film Cloak and Dagger, in which an 11-year-old boy living in San Antonio gets tangled in a web of military secrets. A series of short films from the winners of the #FilmSA contest – in which filmmakers ages 14 to 21 focused on the theme, “If I Had One Day in San Antonio” – will be screened before the main feature. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and anything else you might want to have at an outdoor movie showing, and there will be food trucks if you need something more substantial. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at sunset. Pets are welcome, and there is on-site parking.
Friday, 7-10:45 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave.
Free

Escape the Museum: Free Lois Lane!

In this escape room-themed activity, San Antonio Museum of Art guests must solve riddles to help Superman save Lois Lane and defeat Lex Luthor, who has planted krypton-art around the galleries to weaken the hero. Lois is trapped in the sky bridge, and only clever puzzle-solvers can help free her. Tickets cost $25 for members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for children ages 8-12. There is a limit to how many people can participate, so book your spot before heading to the museum. Buy tickets here.
Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
$10-$35

Free Screening: Black Panther

Summertime is superhero movie time, and Slab Cinema is bringing Black Panther to the San Antonio Museum of Art’s lawn on Friday night. In the Academy Award-winning film, King T’Challa must take on a challenger for the future of his home country, Wakanda. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie showing.
Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Free

Puro San Anto Pride Pari

The kings of Los MENtirosos, queen Aysia Rawzé, and Paramour’s Drag Brunch showgirl Natasha B. Capri will strut their stuff at a pre-Pride party at La Botanica this Friday night. Entry fee: $5, but don’t forget to bring other loose bills to tip performers throughout the night.
Friday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St.
$5

Yoga at Mission San José

Mobile Om leads another free yoga class on the grounds of Mission San José on Saturday morning. Bring your yoga mat, water, and sunscreen and get ready to stretch.
Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Mission San José, 6710 San Jose Dr.
Free

Scooter Rodeo and Skills Class

Confused by the laws surrounding scooter use in San Antonio? Feel a little unsteady when taking one out for a ride? The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and Bike SA are hosting a class to teach scooter riders about rules and regulations, and basic scooter skills. The class is free but spots are limited, so reserve yours here. Don’t forget your helmet!
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, 825 S. St. Mary’s St.
Free

Summer Market Day

Enjoy the last Saturday of June outdoors. Browse local vendors at the Tower of the Americas on Saturday. You can shop for clothes, crafts, food, and more. There will be music and games for entertainment as well.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Free

Pride Bigger Than Texas

Get ready, San Antonio – everything is bigger in Texas, including our Pride celebrations. Head to Crockett Park for a festival hosted by Pride San Antonio, running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. There’s even a mass wedding happening at 3 p.m. After the sun goes down, the annual Pride Parade starts at 9 p.m. Wear all of your rainbow gear and wave your rainbow flags high.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave.
Free

Jungle Boogie Nights

The San Antonio Zoo continues its Saturday evening summer activities for adults with a “British Invasion” theme. Local musician Ray Calao provides live entertainment, and guests can enjoy happy hour specials on drinks, food, and family games. Admission is included in the annual pass and with standard daytime admission, but after 6 p.m. attendees pay $9 to enter.
Saturday, 6 p.m.
San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St.
$0-$9

8th Annual Free-da’s Run

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known for her distinctive and colorful personal style, which was captured by her many self-portraits. Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, and you can run to honor her this Saturday while in costume. Register here for the 5K run/walk. Entry costs $35 before race day, and $40 on race day. There’s also a kids fun run for children ages 3 to 10 years old before the race. Cash prizes available for best Frida costumes.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Lady Bird Johnson Park, 10700 Nacogdoches Rd.
$0-$40

Paramour Pride Drag Brunch

The end of Pride Month means an extra special Pride Brunch at Paramour. McAllen-based queen Dion Summers features as a special guest, and the whole cast of Paramour Drag Brunch will perform. Sport your best Pride outfit and get ready to brunch it up. Shows start at noon. Make reservations here.
Sunday, noon
Paramour, 102 9th St. Suite 400
Free

Good Poems at the Good Kind

Trinity professor Jenny Brown, a recent San Antonio Poet Laureate, will be at The Good Kind on Sunday afternoon to read a selection of poems that she curated.
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
The Good Kind, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St.
Free

Disney Karaoke at La Botanica

What’s the best way to end the weekend? By belting out your favorite Disney tunes with your friends! Bring your best cosplay and enthusiastic singing voice to La Botanica on Sunday night and karaoke the night away.
Sunday, 7 p.m.-midnight
La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St.
Free

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