Free family-friendly fun in San Antonio through July 20, 2014

FREE, month-long art classes for kids, ages 5-17, in San Antonio at the Southwest School of Art. Registration is now open and spots fill quickly! Saturday Morning Discovery at the Southwest School of Art provides free two-hour art sessions on Saturdays for one month, for kids ages 5-17. San Antonio children get the opportunity to experiment with many different kinds of art techniques and media, all for free.

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main, 78205, at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
San Antonio | The Saga. This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.

FREE swimming at San Antonio public outdoor pools:
The San Antonio public pool swimming season runs through Aug. 16. Hours of operation at the majority of the department’s 24 outdoor pools during the summer are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. with some pools open from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15, Santikos Theaters (Paladium IMAX, Silverado 16, Mayan Palace, Embassy 14, Rialto, Northwest), 10:00 a.m.
Epic – free showing

Tuesday, July 15, Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes, 1255 SW Loop 410, 78227, 11:00 a.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp: Frankenweenie. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served.

Tuesday, July 15, Brook Hollow Branch Library, 530 Heimer Rd., 78232, 2:00 p.m.
Happy Tails Mobile Petting Zoo. This free event features opportunities to get up close to exotic animals including porcupines, snakes (boas and pythons, a wallaby, lemur, and an alpaca.

Tuesday, July 15, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Tuesdays at the Witte with no admission between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. And, if you pay just $5, you can also see the cool (and awesomely disgusting) Grossology exhibit.

Tuesday, July 15, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave, 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to SAMA on Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 15, Under IH-35 at the San Antonio River Walk at river level at the intersection of Camden and Newell streets, 7:30 p.m.
Bat Loco with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA). Each Tuesday, through August 13, join The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and Bat Conservation International (BCI) for this educational series about the bats in our area. The series is free to attend and culminates in a Bat Loco Bash on Tuesday, August 12 (that starts at 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 15, Cody Branch Library, 11441 Vance Jackson, 78230, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Intro to magic class

Tuesday, July 15, Travis Park, sunset
Movies by Moonlight: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Take advantage of free parking on Tuesdays at downtown city-operated facilities after 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 15, Arneson River Theater, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (gates open at 6:00 p.m.)
Lone Star Live Summer Concert Series presented by The Current. The free, all-ages inaugural concert features San Antonio bands PInATA PROTEST, The Lucky Odds and Slick Dickens. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The series continues on August 21. Take advantage of free parking on Tuesdays at downtown city-operated facilities after 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 16, Santikos Theaters (Paladium IMAX, Silverado 16, Mayan Palace, Embassy 14, Rialto, Northwest), 10:00 a.m.
Ep;ic – free showing

Wednesday, July 16, Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Wednesday, July 16, Pearl Stable, 200 E. Grayson Street, 78215, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Free Summer Dance Hall Series at Pearl Stable. This free dance and music series, sponsored by Corona and Cadillac, has a line up hand-selected by San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins. July 16 features Monica Rodriguez and Soundrave (conjunto). The Summer Dance Hall Series runs every Wednesday at Pearl Stable, through August 27. Beer, wine, and water are available for purchase.

Thursday, July 17, Main Plaza (downtown San Antonio) 115 N. Main Avenue, dusk
Free Cycle-In Movies at Main Plaza: The Three Amigos

Friday, July 18, Evolve Fitness, 2211 NW Military, Suite 127B, 78213, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Any Body Can Health and Wellness. A partnership between Any Baby Can and Evolve Fitness provides this free health and fitness class to the community for kids with developmental disabilities. The class is open to the public and suitable for ages 4 – 21 years of age. Siblings and friends are welcome. RSVP by calling 210-749-7867 or emailing je******@an**********.org.

Friday, July 18, Wonderland of the Americas Mall Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This week the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival features Steve Cole and Chris Geith. Free General Admission. Outdoor seating on the amphitheater lawn is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically jazz fans begin reserving their spots with blankets and lawn chairs the morning of each concert. No coolers allowed – food and beverages are available for purchase at a variety of booths, as well as the adjacent food court inside Wonderland of the Americas. For more information, please visit or call 210-732-0055.

Friday, July 18, Alamo Heights (Nature Trailhead park next to the Heights Pool), dusk
Free outdoor movies in Alamo Heights: Gravity. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics. Movies start at dusk.

Saturday, July 19, Travis Park, 301 E. Travis, 78205, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
San Antonio Urban Pet Market. Bring your pet downtown to the beautiful Travis Park for shopping, pet adoptions, food trucks, demos, and more. Free admission.

Saturday, July 19, Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, 78216, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Family-friendly yoga

Saturday, July 19, Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free craft for kids, ages 3 and up: make wiggly-eyed glitter fish

Sunday, July 20, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission on Sunday mornings to the San Antonio Museum of Art

Sunday, July 20, McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free Family Day at the McNay. Take your family to enjoy the grounds and exhibits at the McNay Art Museum as well as fun, family art activities around Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting. Also included is a special tot spot created for kids 5 and under by the Children’s Museum and a glow-in-the-dark performance by Urban 15.

Sunday, July 20, Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free Marvel summer movie series at the San Antonio Library: Iron Man 3. Bring snacks to enjoy during this free screening.

Sunday, July 20, Pruitt Library Branch, 5110 Walzem Rd, 78218, 3:00 p.m.
Spikey Mikey Magic Show

Sunday, July 20, Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd., 78023, 6:00 p.m.
Family Night and Free Dance featuring the Drugstore Cowboys
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Free, kid-friendly fun in San Antonio through July 20, 2014