Welcome August with Live Jazz, Free Outdoor Movies

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Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

ChildSafe is hosting a day of family fun Saturday at its new Salado Creek facility.

Welcome, August. Hello, scorching weather. With temperatures barely staying within double digits, make sure to stay cool this weekend, drink lots of water, and check out these activities to have some relaxing fun.

2019 SAFILM Awards Ceremony

The San Antonio Film Awards honors Cybil Shepherd, Jackie Earle Haley, and Cheech Marin on Friday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The awards ceremony will also recognize short films and feature films. The event is free to all. Individuals with VIP badges for the San Antonio Film Festival, which concludes Sunday, do not need to reserve seats and will be admitted first. Get tickets here.
Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Free

Movies by Moonlight: Incredibles 2

Travis Park is showing Pixar’s second look at the Incredibles family on Friday evening. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie screening. Food trucks and activities start at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at sunset. 
Friday, 7 p.m.
Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St.
Free

Family Flicks: Incredibles 2

If you can’t catch Travis Park’s screening of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, no fear – the San Antonio Museum of Art is showing the movie Friday night as well. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks. Pets are not allowed. Movie begins at sunset.
Friday, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Free

Free Movie Screening: Aquaman

The San Antonio Center City Development & Operations is putting on a free showing of Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the famed aquatic superhero. Bring picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets. This outdoor movie starts at dusk.
Friday, 8-11 p.m.
Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.
Free

First Friday Pub Run

Throw it back to the 1980s and 1990s for this First Friday pub crawl. Don’t forget your ID, some form of currency, and your ready-to-party attitude. The night starts at Moses Rose’s Hideout and ends at Bonham Exchange. Complete list of bars can be found here.
Friday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Moses Rose’s Hideout, 518 E. Houston St.
Free

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

The annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival wraps up Friday with musicians Kayla Waters and Lindsey Webster. Waters performs at 7:30 p.m. and Webster performs at 9 p.m. Seating is free but limited. There will be drinks and food available for purchase.
Friday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Road
Free

Yoga and Pints

It’s pretty straightforward – pay $5, do some yoga. Beers are extra.
Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Künstler Brewing, 302 E. LaChapelle
$5

Jazz in the Garden with Aaron Prado

Aaron Prado performs “A Hero’s Journey,” based on mythologist Joseph Campbell’s work, at the Sculpture Garden. Bring food, blankets, and lawn chairs for this live jazz show. Tickets – $10 for San Antonio Museum of Art members and $20 for nonmembers – include museum admission. Drinks will be available for purchase. Please do not bring your pets or alcohol.
Friday, 8-10 p.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
$10-$20

Fiesta Noche Del Rio

The historic cultural performance continues Friday and Saturday Tickets for adults cost $20, senior and military tickets cost $15, tickets for children ages 6 to 14 are $8, and children 6 and younger can attend for free. Find tickets here.
Friday-Saturday, 8:30-10 p.m.
Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.
$0-$20

Family Fun Day

ChildSafe is hosting a day of fun open to the whole family, with activities such as fingerprinting, games, face painting, and story time. The organization, which is a trauma-focused care center for child victims and survivors of abuse and neglect, will have its Salado Creek Campus open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9 am.-3 p.m.
ChildSafe’s Salado Creek Campus, 3730 Interstate 10 East
Free

Snakes Alive

Wild About Texas’s Mike Price is bringing out the venomous and nonvenomous snakes to educate kids about the wriggling reptiles. Kids can hold a friendly snake too. You can register here ahead of time, but it’s not required.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Highway
Free

Multisensory Tour at San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art hosts a multisensory tour for the blind and visually impaired every month. The tour is free, but it’s limited to 20 participants.
Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.
San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave.
Free

Destination DoSeum

The DoSeum is bringing transportation-themed activities to its Destination DoSeum event. Build trains and design paper airplanes prototypes with the whole family. The event is included with museum admission, and tickets can be purchased here.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St.
Included with museum admission, $0-$14

Latin Roots Music and Food Fest 2019

Enjoy Latino music, food, and craft vendors all in the same place. Hosted by the Association of Puerto Ricans in San Antonio, this event aims to bring together the diverse groups of San Antonio to develop a better understanding of Latino cultures. NG2, Gorlia DJ, Riko Mambo, and Orquesta Tropicante will perform at the festival. Please do not bring your own coolers, food, or outside drinks. This event is free, but VIP tickets – which provide attendees perks such as cellphone charging stations, VIP bathroom access, and drinks – can be found here.
Saturday, 1-11 p.m.
Travis Park, 301 E. Travis St.
$0-$60

Tardeadas at the Plaza

Every first Sunday, enjoy food, live music, dancing, and shopping at Plaza Guadalupe. Admission is free, but bring money to buy vendor goods!
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe St.
Free

Game Night for Grown-Ups

The San Antonio Public Library is bringing an end-of-summer celebration for adults complete with games, free food, prizes, and mini-golf. You can even enter a moonwalk contest, compete in a spelling bee, or enjoy a virtual reality gaming center.
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad St.
Free

Free Movie Screening: School of Rock

Let’s get rockin’! Bring the whole family to enjoy this Jack Black-classic Saturday at Hemisfair. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and anything else you might need for an outdoor movie.
Saturday, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St.
Free

Lotería Run

Have you ever wanted to be your own lotería card? There’s a race for that! The eighth annual Lotería Run starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at McAllister Park. Prizes await for the best costume. There’s also a free kids fun run, of 300 to 400 meters. Register online here before race day for $35, or at McAllister Park on race day for $40.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
McAllister Park, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Road
$0-$40

Yoga and Brunch at the Good Kind

Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and friends for free yoga 9 a.m. Sunday at the Good Kind. Yogis are welcome to stay for brunch, but that part is not free.
Sunday, 9-11 a.m.
The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St Mary’s St.
Free

Summer Film Series: Junior Bonner

The Briscoe Western Art Museum shows another classic movie through its summer film series, curated by professor Andrew Patrick Nelson of the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University- Bozeman. Nelson will lead a lecture starting at 1 p.m. followed by the film. Junior Bonner follows a veteran rodeo rider who returns to his hometown in Arizona to compete in the annual rodeo competition. The movie and lecture are included with museum admission. Find tickets for the museum here.
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.
Included with museum admission, $5-$10

Primer Sabado: Cumbia Saturday – Classic Rock Sunday

Come for live music, stay for the food and shopping that Market Square has to offer. Enjoy cumbia music on Saturday and performances from Onda Caliente, DJ XL, and La Revolucion Sabanera. Cosmic Box and Love Smack bring the classic rock tunes on Sunday.
Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St.
Free

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