One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. In fact, there are so many San Antonio attractions and events on any given weekend that it can seem overwhelming to choose just one. In this series all pressure is off! Ten fun things to do in San Antonio will be chosen each week to make researching for the next Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little more simple.
- 1. See A Movie Under the Sky
Looking for a low-key night out that’s fun for the whole family? Slab Cinema is hosting an outdoor movie night in Bulverde Park! The premise of “open air” cinemas are becoming more and more popular and San Antonio has jumped onto the trend so that you can make your movie night feel a little more extraordinary as you sit and enjoy the film under the stars. Best yet, this week’s movie is Inside Out and is perfect for little ones to attend. The event is free and open to the public! Pack a picnic and enjoy the evening!
When & Where: Schedule and times can be found here
- 2. Re-do Your Prom Night
If your prom night was less than desirable in your teen years or if you just want to relive the memories, here is the chance for a do over! Dave and Busters is hosting “Prom Night Redo” for those who are 21+. The event is formal attire but allows you and your date to play games, have dinner, and dance the night away. In keeping with the spirit of “prom night”, there will even be a Prom King/Queen contest! This is the perfect opportunity to create new memories of what you wish your prom night could’ve been. Ladies, start searching for that perfect dress! Guys, don’t forget to pick up a corsage!
When: April 9@9PM-12AM
Where: Dave and Busters (440 Crossroads Blvd)
- 3. Watch Dreams Come True
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is here at the Majestic Theatre! This is a modern musical version of the classic princess tale that gives a fresh new perspective on the story that everyone knows and loves. You’ll find a few new twists with this version and delightful songs to keep you entertained. Drift back to your childhood with this amazing performance of Cinderella and let yourself be reminded that dreams really do come true!
When: Shows all weekend (schedule here)
Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)
- 4. Get Your Fill of Basketball Season
As of yet, the San Antonio Spurs only have three games left for this season! One of those is a home game and you have one final opportunity to cheer on the Spurs against the Golden State Warriors! The game begins at 6:00pm and the Spurs need their fans to show support. Don’t miss out on this game as the season comes to a close.
When: April 10 @ 6PM
Where: AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway)
- 5. Get Cultured This Weekend
Get ready for a cultural event that involves the whole family. UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures has a special guest speaker from Kenya. Nelson Lemeria Ole is a Maasai warrior and will be speaking on life in his Kenyan community. Additionally, the day will consist of insight to the Maasai culture through dance, music, and crafts. This rare experience will offer an educational and inspirational afternoon that everyone can enjoy. Another plus is that the second Sunday is free for everyone who attends, so grab a friend and head over to the Institute of Texan Cultures!
When: April 10 @12PM-4PM
Where: Institute of Texan Cultures, UTSA Hemisfair Campus (801 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.)
- 6. Try a Restaurant with History
The Pearl Brewery area has lots of new, hip restaurants that you need to try; however, The Boiler House is one of the original structures of the Pearl. Named after the fact that the building housed three giant boilers, The Boiler House carries a small piece of the Pearl history, while allowing their menu to reflect the fresh, modern take that the rest of the area holds so well. With a fantastic menu (open for dinner, brunch, and lunch), you won’t be sorry that you tried out this restaurant.
When: Sunday 10AM-10PM; Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM; Friday 11AM-12AM; Saturday 10AM-12AM
Where: 213 Pearl Pkwy. Building 3
- 7. Float And Parade with the Flotilla Festival
The Mission Reach Flotilla Festival is happening this Saturday! Come celebrate and kick off the parade by paddling down the San Antonio River in a kayak or canoe. Canoes will be decorated for the parade and there will even be a competition for the best decorated kayak or canoe. There is still time for you to enter if you’d like to be involved in the parade or contest! If not, simply go to enjoy, relax, and watch the parade float by. Live music and food will be provided for the public when the parade is over and outdoor recreation will begin at the pavilion. This fun-filled day will bring a smile to your face as you spend time outside enjoying the festivities.
When: April 9 @2PM-11PM
Where: Mission County Park
- 8. Feel Alive at the Ballet
Ballet San Antonio artfully contributes another incredible performance this weekend with “Ballet Alive”. The show features several numbers that contribute to an energetic and beautiful display of dance. Each routine has a different feel and energy to it, allowing the audience to dive into the world of dance and emotion. Reserve your tickets today so that you can have a seat for this outstanding performance.
When: April 8 & 9 @ 7:30PM; April 10 @2PM
Where: The Tobin Center (100 Auditorium Circle)
- 9. Stock Up On Books
For all you book worms out there, this weekend is your time to stock up and save! North East Independent School District (NEISD) is holding their annual Used Book Sale for the public in order to benefit the community and promote reading and literacy at home. There will be thousands of books costing as little as fifty cents! It’s a great opportunity to buy classics or just increase your home library. Bring a sack so you can collect as you shop!
When: April 8 & 9 @ 10AM-6PM; Sunday @11AM-4PM
Where: Blossom Athletic Center Littleton Gym (12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd.)
- 10. Enjoy a Music Festival
Maverick Music Festival is happening this weekend, bringing you over 40 different bands and DJs to enjoy. This two-day event will have bands like Public Enemy, The Drums, The Flaming Lips, and so many more. Additionally, by purchasing a ticket, you will be allowed entrance to various different parties happening around San Antonio in association with the festival. If you don’t want the two-day ticket, you can simply purchase a ticket for the day that you’d like to attend. The Maverick Festival may not be Austin City Limits, but it certainly can compete!
When: April 8 & 9 (schedule here)
Where: *Specific to each show (venues listed here)