Say Goodbye to Superman, Celebrate Jim Cullum, and Check Out Big Bugs This Labor Day Weekend

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Jim Cullum started the tradition of turning the San Antonio River green on St. Patrick's Day.

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The Jim Cullum Jazz Band will play in honor of the late Jim Cullum on Saturday night at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

With a three-day weekend, there’s a lot of time to explore different parts of San Antonio and all the city has to offer. Read on for some suggestions on how to spend your Labor Day weekend.

Date Night: Power Couples

Take your superhero counterpart out for a night at the museum. The San Antonio Museum of Art wants to see who your favorite power couple is, so costumes are encouraged. The date night event also marks the closing weekend of current exhibit Men of Steel, Women of Wonder. Enjoy a cash bar, live music, making art, food trucks, and an outdoor screening of Superman II at the end of the night. Find more information about ticket pricing here.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Included with museum admission, $0-$20

Outdoor Movie Screening: Superman II

In this 1980 film, Superman decides to forgo his superpowers to be with Lois Lane – but does not realize that he also let out three Kryptonian criminals to conquer Earth. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie screening. Tickets cost $10, but admission is free for members. Find more information here.
Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
$0-$10

Canciones: Azul Barrientos, Las Tesoros, and Eva Ybarra

The Pearl finishes out its summer music series with performances from three influential San Antonio artists. Azul Barrientos, who has been the artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center since 2007, serves as the night’s musical director and emcee. Las Tesoros de San Antonio and “Queen of the Accordian” Eva Ybarra join Barrientos on the stage to perform original songs and pay homage to other women musicians. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this night of live music.
Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.
The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkway
Free

ReDo: Adult Night

The DoSeum is throwing it back to high school with its pep rally-themed Adult Night. There will be bites, drinks, and activities for all guests. So dust off that old letter jacket, find that humongous homecoming mum, and get ready for a blast from the past. Tickets are $35 and can be bought here.
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.
The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St.
$35

Garrett T. Capps’ All Right, All Night Album Release Fiesta

Garrett T. Capps celebrates the release of his latest album, All Right, All Night on Saturday. Admission costs $10, but for $30 you’ll also get a copy of the album on vinyl. Find tickets here.
Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Lonesome Rose, 2106 N St Mary’s St.
$10-$30

Sound of Summer Music Fest

Catch Trey Songz, Tyga, Boombox Cartel, and PNB Rock at this weekend’s Sound of Summer Music Fest. The hip-hop, R&B, Urbano Latino, and EDM festival will also have art, food, local vendors, and interactive entertainment for attendees to enjoy. Buy tickets here.
Friday-Saturday
Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium, 5757 US-90
$44.99-$259.99

Adopt the Runway with Sony

Bone up your pupparazzi skills and help some good dogs get adopted. All adoptable animals at San Antonio Pets Alive will be walked down the red carpet while you take their photos to help them find a forever home. The Camera Exchange is loaning out its Sony equipment to photographers without their own gear. Lighting and backgrounds will also be provided. All proceeds will be donated to San Antonio Pets Alive. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
San Antonio Pets Alive, 9107 Marbach Rd. #109
$9.95

Jim Cullum Celebration of Life

Remember legendary San Antonio jazz musician Jim Cullum, who died Aug. 11, at a celebration on Saturday. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band will play, and friends and family of Cullum will speak. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir.
Free

Viva El Paso – Benefiting the El Paso Community Foundation

Cherrity Bar is raising money for the El Paso Community Foundation’s fund dedicated to the people affected by the mass shooting in early August. Enjoy live music, good drinks, and good company while helping a good cause. Kids can enjoy a clay figurine class at the event. Donations will be accepted at the door, and you can also donate online.
Saturday, 6 p.m.-midnight
Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St.
Free

Labor Day Jam

Con Funk Shun (formerly known as Project Soul) headlines the Labor Day Jam at the Carver Community Cultural Center. Singer Meli’sa Morgan will also perform. Comedian Bernita Ward hosts. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Jo Long Theatre at The Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry
$40-$70

A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings All Starz

The Kumbia Kings All Starz and Stephanie Acevedo are headed to the Aztec Theatre on Saturday. The lead singer of Kumbia Kings All Starz, A.B. Quintanilla, also happens to be the older brother of Selena. Jam out to the Kumbia Kings’ mix of cumbia, hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St.
$29-$74

Taste Fest 2019

This weekend, 40 food trucks will offer $2 bites at the Taste Fest at Pittman-Sullivan Park. Families can enjoy a hot dog eating contest, live music, comedians, art, and a car and bike show. There will also be a basketball tournament and slam dunk contest with the chance to win over $500 in prizes. The festival is organized by TASTE (Take A Single Teen and Educate) Youth Services, which aims to provide tools, knowledge, and opportunity for San Antonio youth to enrich their community and create more opportunities for future generations. Kids 12 years and younger can attend for free. Find more information and tickets here.
Saturday-Sunday
Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101 Iowa St.
$19.99-$92

Opening Weekend: David Rogers’ Big Bugs

They’re really big bugs, and they’re going to be at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. See David Rogers’ Big Bugs sculptures at their opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8. Admission is free for members. Find ticket information here.
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
Included with museum admission, $0-$12

San Antonio VegFest 2019

Interested in incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet? The San Antonio VegFest is bringing speakers, exhibits, and cooking demos to Sunset Station this weekend. On Saturday, there will also be live music from 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. Browse vegan food vendors, enter giveaways, and sample vegan food while at the festival. Children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Find tickets here.
Saturday-Sunday
Historic Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St.
$8-$50

River City Half Marathon, 5k & 10k

If you run a race on the Sunday before Labor Day, you have that whole Monday to recover, right? Is that how that works? Anyway, there’s a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon race at the Salado Creek Greenway on Sunday morning. If you want to “run” from bed, virtual registration costs $35. The 5K costs $50, 10K costs $60, and half marathon costs $80. The race is stroller- and pet-friendly. Register online here.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Salado Creek Greenway – Southside Lions Park East Trailhead, 3100 Hiawatha
$35-$80

Free Yoga at the Good Kind

Bring your own mat and water bottle and get ready to stretch. And if you’re hungry after the yoga session, The Good Kind starts serving brunch at 10 a.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.
The Good Kind, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St.
Free

Bocce, Beer, and BBQ

The Good Kind in Southtown is also selling barbecue plates to benefit a different nonprofit organization each Sunday. This Sunday, the first of the month, proceeds will go toward Hemisfair. Second Sundays benefit Friends of Bonham Academy, third Sundays benefit the Cannoli Fund, and fourth Sunday plate sales help Guardian House. Families can also enjoy a game of bocce outside.
Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
The Good Kind, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St.
Free

San Japan

The largest anime and gaming convention in South Texas is back. San Japan fans its entertainment and panels out at the Henry B. González Convention Center, the San Antonio Grand Hyatt, and the Marriott Riverwalk. Show off your cosplay, swap anime merch with other convention attendees, and don’t forget about the annual masquerade ball (which requires a separate ticket). A full three-day pass costs $80, while day badges vary in price. Children 5 years and younger may attend for free. Find registration information here.
Friday-Sunday
Downtown San Antonio
$0-$80

Labor Day Party

The Pearl is celebrating Labor Day with live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beignets and wings from Bud’s Southern Rotisserie will also be available from noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, noon-8 p.m.
The Historic Pearl, 303 Pearl Pkway
Free

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