Vote First, Then Check Out Music, Food, and Bubble Events Around San Antonio

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The billboard for StreetFare SA is easily visible along Austin Highway.

Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

StreetFare SA is bringing food trucks and live music to its grounds all weekend.

If you haven’t voted yet in the runoff election, there’s still time – Saturday is election day, and polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must go to their assigned precinct to vote (which can be found here) and you can check out our voter guide here. But when you’re done voting, there are plenty of other things to occupy your time this weekend. Just make sure you’ve packed water and sunscreen – temperatures are going to rise to the triple digits.

Sustainability Walk

The San Antonio Botanical Garden showcases ways to conserve resources with a sustainability walk on Friday morning. Docents will explain how the Botanical Garden’s infrastructure, architecture, and plants teach us how to build sustainable communities. This workshop is included with admission. Buy tickets to the garden here.
Friday, 10-11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
$9-$12

Jazz in the Garden: Joe Posada

Enjoy Friday evening with some free live music at the Japanese Tea Garden. There will be limited seating available, and attendees are welcome to bring chairs. Your furry friend also can tag along, but they must be on a leash. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, and part of those proceeds go toward maintaining the Tea Garden.
Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden, 200-414 Alpine
Free

Yoga and Pints

Need to stretch after a long week at the office? Künstler Brewing is hosting yoga for $5 on Friday evening. Head on over to get your muscles warmed up. You can grab a beer for after or even during the yoga session – the choice is yours.
Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Künstler Brewing, 302 E. Lachapelle
$5

First Friday Pub Run – Luau

What better way to welcome the June heat than with a luau-themed night out? Start at Moses Rose’s Hideout at 7 p.m. and mosey through a dozen other bars at your own pace. As always, bring ID and currency of some kind. The list of bars to visit can be found here. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Friday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Moses Rose’s Hideout, 518 E. Houston St.
Free

Free Concert Friday

The Tower of the Americas is starting its Free Concert Fridays series to showcase the best musical talent of San Antonio. And to kick off the series, singer-songwriter Austin Forrest brings his blend of blues, rock, and soul to listeners at Tower of the Americas on Friday.
Friday, 7-11 p.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Free

Art in the Park

Hemisfair and USAA are bringing a whole slew of activities for the kids to Central Games Plaza on Friday evening. Little ones and families can enjoy painting, balloon making, live music, face painting, and more.
Friday, 7-9 p.m.
Hemisfair, 630 Nueva St.
Free

Bubble Fest

Did someone say bubbles? Experience the joy of these ephemeral soapy creations at Ruby City on Saturday. Children can experience the outdoors through different interactive bubble stations. There will be music and refreshments, as well as lots and lots of bubbles. And don’t worry – there is no age limit on who can partake in the bubble festivities.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon
Ruby City, 111 Camp St.
Free

Yoga at Mission San José

Take advantage of the sunshine and head out to Mission San José on Saturday morning for a free yoga session. Don’t forget your mat and water bottle, and pack some sunscreen too – you can never have too much SPF.
Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Mission San José, 6710 San Jose Dr.
Free

Mission San José.

Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

Mission San José

CreekFest: A Celebration of Sustainability

The San Antonio River Authority wants to make sustainability fun and accessible by showing people how to reduce their carbon footprint and protect natural waterways. On Saturday, SARA will have family-friendly crafts, activities, and demonstrations. A local photographer will have a pop-up photo booth for visitors to take free pictures using the San Pedro Creek as a backdrop, and a local artist will teach attendees how to use recycled materials to create art. There also will be food trucks, live music, and artisans at CreekFest. Find out more here.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
San Pedro Creek Culture Park, 715 Camaron St.
Free

Get Out and Play SA

Bring the whole family to Confluence Park on Saturday to enjoy nature-based activities and live animal encounters. Paleontologist Dinosaur George also brings his fossils and expertise to the park at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. There will also be a full chili menu available for hungry folks, including a vegan chili option.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Confluence Park, 310 Mitchell St.
Free

Block Party

Yo Gotti headlines Saturday’s Block Party at St. Paul’s Square. Ally Brooke, Yella Beezy, Flipp Dinero are also scheduled to perform, along with Luniz, the duo behind the international hit (and recently featured song in Jordan Peele’s Us) “I Got 5 On It.” There will be food and drinks available for purchase, and a VIP ticket option that gets attendees into Smoke for dinner, bar, and a commemorative T-shirt. General admission costs $20, while VIP costs $50. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, noon-11:59 p.m.
Historic St. Paul Square, 1174 E. Commerce St.
$20-$50

Beacon of Fire Performance and Glass Blowing Demo

Caliente Hot Glass is hosting its third-annual event benefiting San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind on Saturday evening. Watch artisans demonstrate the craft of glass blowing, as well as Beacon of Fire performance, where the glass is molded in the dark and the glowing material serves as the main light source. Though the event is free, there is limited seating. And 10 percent of gallery sales made during the event will support the Lighthouse’s programs for blind children.
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
Caliente Hot Glass, 1411 N. Hackberry St.
Free

Texas to Table

Enjoy the Texas sky while dining at the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Lucile Halsell Conservatory. Local chefs Teddy Liang and Dave Terrazas have designed a Taiwanese-inspired menu for guests, while local duo Wasted Talent perform live music in the background. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as the four-course meal. Must be 21 years and older to attend. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
$115

Movie in the Park: The Lego Movie

Enjoy this animated star-studded blockbuster with the family at Tower of the Americas on Saturday. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, bug spray, and anything else you may need for an outdoor movie screening. The movie starts at sunset.
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
Free

Summer Film Series: Smoke Signals

If you’re headed to the Briscoe Western Art Museum on Sunday, make sure to check out a screening of Smoke Signals. The movie follows two men from the Coeur D’Alene Indian Reservation and explores what it means to be “Indian” in contemporary America. The screening is part of a summer series curated by Andrew Patrick Nelson, a professor at Montana State University-Bozeman’s School of Film and Photography. Nelson also will lead a lecture at 1 p.m. before the film starts. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and beer, and there will be food truck eats available as well. Buy museum tickets here.
Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.
Included with museum admission

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Death by Chocolate

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is combining I Spy talent and photography skills in a scavenger hunt where successful hunters are rewarded with cocktails. After finding and documenting certain ingredients grown in the garden, guests can partake in a spritzer-based cocktail and a four-course tasting menu with chocolate in each recipe. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Admission for members is $22.50, and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, 12:30-3 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
$22.50-$25

Sunday Jazz at the Witte

Austin-based jazz band Nori finishes the Witte Museum’s spring jazz series on Sunday afternoon; jazz performances will start up again in the fall. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy live music at the Will Smith Amphitheater, but leave food and drinks at home. There will be refreshments available for purchase at the event. Witte and KRTU members can attend for free, and admission is included with museum tickets for non-members. Museum tickets can be purchased here.
Sunday, 3-5 p.m.
Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St.
$0-$14

SATX Food Truck Festival

StreetFare SA is bringing food trucks and live music to its grounds all weekend. Each day, eight food trucks will offer their eatables to customers, who also can find cold drinks at StreetFare’s Airstream bar all weekend. The food truck grounds are open from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Music and food truck lineup details can be found here.
Friday-Sunday
Streetfare SA, 1916 Austin Hwy
Free

Texas Folklife Festival 2019

This weekend, learn how diverse the idea of being a Texan really is. The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures will bring together more than 40 cultural groups at the 2019 Texas Folklife Festival, which runs from Friday through Saturday. There will be six stages for music and entertainment, 60 artisans displaying their skills, and around 100 food items from different cultures to enjoy. The festival will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased here.
Friday-Sunday
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
$0-$12

Samba Vida dancers perform at the Texas Folklife Festival.

Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

Samba Vida dancers perform at the Texas Folklife Festival.

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