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. Pay Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Pioneer in both rock and blues, Jimi Hendrix is a legend that will never be forgotten. The Experience Hendrix tour pays homage to Jimi Hendrix by performing classic songs by artists who are well versed in guitar, just like Hendrix. Music will be celebrated with different artists like Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonnny Lang, and more as they collaborate and play the music that brought fame to Jimi Hendrix. You won’t want to miss this rare event, as it is sure to be a remarkable show.
When: March 4 @8PM
Where: The Majestic Theatre (224 E Houston St.)
2. Grab a Slice at Dough
There are hundreds of pizza places scattered around San Antonio; however, Dough is the only one with authentic Neapolitan techniques, complete with a wood-burning oven shipped over from Italy. Dough uses local ingredients from fresh farms and everything on the menu contributes to a truly genuine Naples, Italy feel. The Food Network’s Guy Fieri has eaten at the pizzeria and claims it to be “the real deal.” Texas Monthly also named it one of the top ten new restaurants in the state. Whatever you end up ordering, it will be a little slice of heaven.
When: Monday-Thursday (11AM-9PM); Friday & Saturday (11AM-10PM); Sunday (11AM-9PM)
Where: 6989 Blanco Road
3. “Improv” and Battle for Laughs
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at improvisational comedy? ComedySportz challenges you and your team to ring in the laughs with your improv comedy skills. You’ll have a topic or suggestion given by the audience and they ultimately decide which team they like best, or which team makes them laugh the most. If you feel up to the task, you can battle for the laughs this weekend with this competitive yet fun-filled event. If you don’t feel like testing your comedic skills, pull up a chair to watch the show and enjoy!
When: Friday @ 7:30PM
Where: 11950 Starcrest Dr. Suite 210
4. Be Healthy this First Friday
Everyone knows of Southtown’s “First Friday” of the month. Instead of visiting local bars this Friday, join local venues as they create a “healthy” alternative. Included will be Organic Movement Yoga Studio, White Elephant Coffee House, The Urban Farm Stand, and Zollie Glass. You can buy fresh produce, sip coffee, and participate in yoga demos. Additionally, there will be glass blowing demonstration by Zollie Glass and food trucks available for guests. It’s the perfect alternative if you don’t want to participate in the original First Friday!
When: March 4 @5-10PM
Where: The Urban Farm Stand (1423 Presa St.)
5. Cheer on San Antonio’s Team
Rodeo season is officially over and the Spurs are back in San Antonio! Get excited for this home game at the AT&T Center because the Spurs are tacking on the Sacramento Kings. It’s been a long few weeks on the road for San Antonio’s team and they’ll be looking for cheering fans in the stands this weekend as a homecoming welcome. Don’t miss your opportunity to wave around a foam finger and root for the Spurs!
When: March 5 @ 8:30PM
Where: The AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Parkway)
6. Have a Food Truck Showdown
Food trucks have increased in popularity and number over the past few years. Large cities across the nation have no shortage and San Antonio has jumped onto this trend. To prove this, Alamo Beer Company is having a food truck showdown! There are six different trucks participating and you can vote on your favorite one! The evening will consist of beer, fabulous food, music, and dancing. This is your chance to be a true food truck “foodie” and cast your vote for San Antonio’s #1 food truck while experiencing the rich variety of flavors and foods that each truck brings.
When: March 5 @12PM-3PM
Where: Alamo Beer Company Brewery (202 Lamar)
7. Challenge Your Friends to the Ultimate Game
Laser tag has been around forever; but you’ve never experienced it like this before. Thunderhead Laser Tag offers a custom outdoor field for players and games that are created for adults 18 and up. You have multiple “weapons” to choose from with different games like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Defuse, and King of the Hill. Thunderhead promises a high-speed combat game that will undoubtedly keep you and your friends occupied for hours. You won’t want to leave this thrilling venue and all that it has to offer! Hone in on your target shooting and test your limits this weekend with a small or large group of friends.
When: Friday/Saturday @ 7PM-10PM
Where: 8002 Sand Pebble
8. Dance and Disco with Skyrocket!
Originated in Austin, the band Skyrocket! is in San Antonio this Friday night. Skyrocket! is a creative cover band that has brought back music primarily from the 1970s era, breathing new life into the songs through their variety and talent. The lively band is known to make every audience member enjoy the songs, even if decade music isn’t your favorite. A dance party is mandatory with this band and you won’t want to miss out on all of the fun. Sam’s Burger Joint is hosting the event so get your ticket now before it’s too late!
When: March 4 @ 8PM
Where: Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St.)
9. Celebrate Spring with Crawfish
With spring just around the corner and warm weather flooding San Antonio, what better way to celebrate than with an outdoor crawfish boil? It’s the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy one of San Antonio’s most beautiful times of the year. Flying Saucer is hosting their very first annual crawfish boil this Saturday. In addition to enjoying fresh crawfish, there will be door prizes, live music, and plenty of beer. It’s bound to be a great afternoon that you definitely won’t want to miss!
When: March 5 @2PM-2AM
Where: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (815 W. 47th)
10. Remember the Alamo!
This weekend marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. In honor of the event, the Alamo is being transformed into its “glory days” of the 1830s. You can visit the landmark on Saturday to see history come to life, perfect for the entire family. The next day, the San Antonio Living History Association presents a beautiful commemorative ceremony in the morning to honor the historic event at dawn. If you’re a San Antonio resident, it’s easy to forget that this landmark is more than just a beautiful historic building. Take time this weekend to be reminded at how Texas came to be and all of the history that goes behind this great state.
When: March 5-March 6
Where: The Alamo (300 Alamo Plaza)