It’s officially June, which means we’re gearing up for summer. Celebrate with some early morning runs, yoga, and more. And if you live in San Antonio and also/or in City Council districts 2, 4, and 6, don’t forget to vote this weekend in the runoff election; early voting runs through June 4.
Kick off Pride Month at La Botanica for a variety show featuring the drag kings of Los MENtirosos and Panza fusion dancing from Zombie Bazaar. All proceeds from ticket sales go toward Planned Parenthood Texas Votes.
Friday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s St.
There’s First Fridays, but there’s also, less frequently, Fifth Fridays. Head to the Dakota East Side Ice House for art, music, food, and beer. You can also enjoy music from The SanAntunes and shop for clothing, photography, and other items.
Friday, 6-10 p.m.
The Dakota East Side Ice House, 433 S. Hackberry St.
La Reina Run
Lace up your sneakers and get ready for the La Reina Run on Saturday morning, benefiting the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio. Race day registration costs $50 for the 5K and $60 for the 10K. Dress up to reflect your inner queen, and then head to Cherrity Bar after the race for a party and specially crafted cocktails. Register for the race here.
Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-noon
Mission Park Pavilions, 6030 Padre Dr.
Summer Sweat 5K/10K
McAllister Park hosts the start of the Summer Sweat race, supporting the PTSD Foundation of America’s San Antonio chapter. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness about PTSD and its effects on service members, first responders, and their families. The 1-mile, 5K, and 10K all start at 8 a.m. sharp. The 5K registration costs $50 and the 10K costs $60 through Friday at 4 p.m. Race day registration increases by $5. The 1-mile fun run costs $25 to enter. Service dogs and people-friendly pets welcome. Register for your race here.
Saturday, 7 a.m.
McAllister Park, 13012 Jones-Maltsberger
Every Day Yogi Beginner Class
The Yoga Seva Institute brings a free beginner yoga class to Pearsall Park on Saturday morning. Come learn about ways to reduce stress, connect with your breath, and connect to the present moment. Register for the free event here.
Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Pearsall Park, 4838 Old Pearsall Rd.
Celebrate National Trails Day with your furry friend with a nice nature walk outside. The Phil Hardberger Conservancy is also putting on a dog parade, where pups can show off their modeling chops. Awards will be given for cutest, most unique, and best costume. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. Register for the event here.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Phil Hardberger Park West Basketball Courts, 8400 Northwest Military
Critters Around Us
Head to the Estela Avery Education Center at Confluence Park on Saturday for a free nature lesson: the San Antonio River Foundation wants to teach you more about South Texas wildlife that live in our neighborhoods. Get up close and personal with some animals native to the area, including snakes, rats, toads, and bugs.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Estela Avery Education Center, 310 W. Mitchell St.
Puppy + Pilates
Work out, cuddle with pups, and give to a good cause. The San Antonio Animal Care Services is heading to inBalance Alamo Ranch to provide a Pilates class for exercisers, while surrounded by good dogs. Donations are highly encouraged – $10 or an in-kind donation from SAACS’s wish list of items that can be found here. Registration is required, and can be done here.
Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Inbalance Alamo Ranch, 6626 W Loop 1604 N. Suite 212
$10 suggested donation
Big Bend Birthday Bash
Big Bend turns 75 this year! Friends of Big Bend National Park, Whole Earth Provisions Co., and Cherrity Bar are celebrating the milestone on Saturday with a party complete with camping demonstrations and cake. You can also use your Cherrity Bar token to “vote” for the Big Bend Conservancy and donate toward the nonprofit. Admission costs $25 and gets you two drink tickets and cake. Buy your party tickets here.
Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St.
Around the World: A Taste of the Philippines
Chef Dave Terrazas and Master Gardener Nora Richards will use the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Outdoor Teaching Kitchen as a stage to showcase Filipino cuisine, and the unique herbs and spices that can be found in the Philippines. The show comes with a four-course tasting experience. Tickets cost $22.50 for Botanical Garden members, and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl.
Free Yoga at The Good Kind
The Good Kind and Black Swan Yoga are hosting a free yoga session Sunday morning – the perfect prelude to a leisurely brunch. If you plan on sticking around for a boozy brunch, make sure you have a safe way to get home. And don’t forget your yoga mat! Register for the event here.
Sunday, 9-11 a.m.
The Good Kind, 1127 S. St. Mary’s St.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Need a family-friendly activity this weekend? The Magik Theatre has another week left of its production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, with showtimes this weekend and ending June 8. The musical features songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and other new songs. Adults can purchase tickets for $15. Active duty military members, educators, and seniors can see the show for $12, and children under the age of 2 are free. Buy tickets here.
Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Magik Theatre
National Museum of the Pacific War
The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg is joining the Blue Star Museums program, which gives free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. Individuals currently serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps can visit the museum for free, and bring up to five family members with them. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance. Not a member of the military? Adult admission costs $15, seniors cost $12, children and students cost $7, and children 5 and younger are free. Buy tickets and find hours at the museum’s website here.
May 18-Sept. 2
National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E Main. St., Fredericksburg, TX