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October 2022

20 awesome things to do in San Antonio this weekend

20 awesome things to do in San Antonio this weekend


What’s up, San Antonio? What is your social calendar looking like these days? Is there room for more events on your itinerary? What fun is still unwritten in the murky unknown that is the weekend ahead? A crystal ball probably won’t provide you concrete answers, but this curated “things to do” compilation might.

Without further ado, here are some things happening in San Antonio this weekend. Have a fun event/party/pop-up/concert to share? Send us an email at with the subject line “TTD” to’

Things to do Friday Jan. 13


Friday officially kicks of DreamWeek in San Antonio, 17 days with more than 200 events that celebrate our humanity by creating environments for civil and civic engagement to embrace ideas and dreams for the common good. We’ll highlight a few these next two weeks, but check their extensive calendar for more thoughtful, cultural events each day around the city.

Friday night at the Planetarium

It’s opening night for the season at the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College, a chance to learn about stars, planets, black holes, and distant galaxies. The Scobee Planetarium offers Friday night public presentations at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. show is family-friendly, the 8 p.m. show is a live presentation of “The Sky Tonight,” and at 9:30 p.m., there is a movie presentation. Children must be 6 years old or older to be admitted to the 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. programs.

Find it: Scobee Education Center and Planetarium, 1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

Cost: Adults are $5, children, seniors, military, and teachers are $4, members of the Alamo Colleges community are $2. Tickets are sold in person at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.

Spurs Back Home in the Dome Game

Be a part of history as the Silver & Black try to break the NBA attendance record. The Spurs will take on the Golden State Warriors at the Alamodome at 6:30 p.m. The Spurs announced last week they were within 5,000 tickets of the record and within 8,000 of selling out the Dome. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take part in the many in-game festivities and features that pay homage to the team’s 50 years in San Antonio.

Find it: Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio, TX 78203

Cost: Tickets start at $29.

Candlelight Yoga

Connect to Flow Yoga presents this class at Mission Crafts Chandlery designed to give you a full body stretch, help you gain a sense of relaxation, and unwind from your busy week with soft, warming candlelight and sound bath. All participants will receive a meditation candle for class. The one-hour class starts at 6:30 p.m.

Find it: Mission Crafts Chandlery, 1010 S. Flores, Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78204

Cost: Registration is $20. Registration closes Jan. 12 at 11:59 p.m.


One of the OG winners of American Idol makes a stop at the Tech Port Arena on Friday. Bringing R&B hits like “When I See U” and “Enough,” Fantasia will get the crowd swaying with her smooth vibes. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages.

Find it: Tech Port Arena, 3331 General Hudnell Drive, San Antonio, TX 78226

Cost: Tickets start at $40.50.

Michael Martin

San Antonio’s legendary folk-rocker Michael Martin, lead singer of the Infidels, is doing a solo show Friday at The Backyard on Broadway from 5-7 p.m. Get some snacks and drinks while Martin’s voice soothes the week’s troubles.

Find it: Backyard on Broadway, 2411 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215

Cost: Free

Early Eyes

Minneapolis-based alternative group Early Eyes makes a stop at the Paper Tiger on Friday, ready to bring a mellow, electronic, jazzy sound to the Small Room. They’ll keep the room moving with upbeat songs from last year’s debut album, Look Alive! Doors open at 7 p.m.; show is at 8. All ages.

Find it: The Paper Tiger, Small Room, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX, 78212

Cost: Tickets are $18.

Cost: Free

Things to do Saturday Jan. 14

Last Chance Market

Ready to support some local artists? Last Chance Market and Sunshine Bakery are having a Second Saturday pop-up at Poetic Republic Coffeefrom 9 a.m. to noon. You can enjoy coffee, local shopping and live music while you shop for jewelry, clothing, art and more.

Find it: Poetic Republic Coffee & Wine Co., 2330 S. Presa St., San Antonio, TX 78210

Cost: Free

Nature Photography Workshop at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Mitchell Lake Audubon member and photographer, John Lewis, will be sharing his expertise with all skill levels during this nature photography workshop from 9-11 a.m. Bring your camera and learn tips and tricks on how to capture great nature photos, then enjoy a hike to work on techniques learned during the workshop. Ages 16 and up.

Find it: Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, TX 78221

Cost: Registration is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Preregistration required.

SoFlo Market and Destash Sale

Another market option in the downtown area is the SoFlo market, with a major twist this month. This Destash Sale also allows artists and makers to de-stash art and craft supplies they no longer use, including textiles and fabric, tools, magazines, books and more. You just might find an unexpected treasure. Besides the art supplies, more than 80 great artists and makers will be bringing their new products for Valentine’s Day and spring season with live music and food trucks keeping the party jumping all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find it: SoFlo Market, 1344 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TX 78204

Cost: Free

Family Gardening Workshop: Plant a Pizza Garden

Get the tools and knowledge to plant your own container garden with the essential herbal flavors for making delicious pizza. In this workshop at the San Antonio Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will learn how to plant, tend, harvest, and utilize garden herbs. Primary adult registration includes container garden kit.

Find it: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl., San Antonio, TX, 78209

Cost: Primary adult registration is $35 ($31.50 member) including garden kit; $13 per child ($11.70 member), and $15 per additional adult ($13.50 member)

An evening with Maureen Johnson

New York-based author Maureen Johnson will be at Nowhere Bookshop chatting with the store’s proprietress, Jenny Lawson, about her newest release Nine Liars, a murder mystery set in London. Talk begins at 6 p.m.

Find it: Nowhere Bookshop, 5154 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

Cost: Tickets are $19.99 and include access to the event and a copy of Maureen’s book!

Ladies Night Improv

The improv-troupe House Party has taken up residence in the Black Box Theatre at Black Potion gaming tavern. This Saturday, the group brings together an all-female lineup of performers from San Antonio and Austin for an evening of short-form games and long-form improv. Show is at 8 p.m. Ages 16 and up.

Find it: Black Potion, 1900 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78201

Cost: Tickets are $10.

Movie in the Park — ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

Grab a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly motion picture under the stars at the base of the Tower of the Americas. The movie will start at sunset. All ages welcome. Food and drink available for purchase.

Find it: Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

Cost: Free

Things to do Sunday Jan. 15

Traditional Turkish Brunch for a Cause

An official DreamWeek event, the Raindrop Foundation’s Turkish Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will feature Turkish breakfast staples including Turkish bagel (simit) and tea. The Raindrop Ensemble will perform and Shokare Nakpodia of Dreamvoice will give the keynote address.