Our picks for the best events and things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28 include Cocktails & Culture: Whiskey in the Wilderness, Historic Tours, Peculiar Portraits with Lauri Garcia Jones, Luminaria Lounge Nights, and more!
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Deal Alert – San Antonio Haunted History Ghost Tour – Just $27 for 2 adults!
There’s a lot of strange history that’s happened here in the streets of San Antonio, and over the course of this San Antonio ghost tour, hear the haunted, paranormal tales of notorious Texas events. The tour begins and ends at The Alamo, where you meet your guides who are carrying lanterns and dressed in historic costumes. Walk the streets of the city’s Old Town and learn its fascinating past, which is vividly and masterfully brought to life by the informative and passionate guides.
Get more information and book your San Antonio Haunted History Tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28, 2023 – Monday
Experience the Majestic and Empire Theaters as you’ve never before. Take the opportunity to spend the evening going behind the scenes and learning about their vibrant history, architecture, and character from knowledgeable tour guides and a trip backstage.
To make things a little more fun, you get a complimentary cocktail included with your ticket. Plus, a portion of ticket proceeds support the Las Casas Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship Program.
When: Monday, August 28, 2023, 6:30 pm
Where: Majestic Theater, 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $30
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 21, 2023 – Tuesday
Join and listen to Story Time with Ms. Kim, which will be outside in the Yanaguana Garden. Take the kiddos to the Reading Rug and listen to a reading of the Book of the Week. And after, let them partake in a STEAM-related activity.
When: Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 10 am to 11 am
Where: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: Free
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28, 2023 – Wednesday
Bummed the week isn’t over yet? Take a mid-week break and “wine” down at TGK. All wine bottles are 30% off and get $2 off a charcuterie board when you buy a bottle.
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 11 am to 10 pm
Where: The Good Kind Southtown, 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210
It’s your last chance to experience the enchanting Garden after hours on Summer Nights. Cap off the summer season by checking out the vibrant vendor market, tasting delicious bites and drinks, and taking in incredible live entertainment.
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 7 pm
Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: Included with membership and daily admission
Let your adventure begin! Make your mid-week break be filled with drinks and animals.
It starts with a meet-and-greet with Zoomagination’s featured residents in the Zachry Family Acequia Garden. That will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A to engage with and learn more about the animals.
Capture the view from your shelter and enjoy entertainment as you take in complimentary cocktails and locally brewed beverages.
You might go home with a new furbaby too. Alamo City Pit Bull Rescue will be onsite with their residents who are available for adoption.
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $30 for members; $35 for non-members
Enjoy an evening of Tex-Mex Music and Musings featuring Max and Josh Baca of Los Texmaniacas and Afro-Native American singer-songwriter Nicky Diamonds. Taco poet Eddie Vega will also be there to provide you with some beautiful spoken word.
Overall, it’s going to be a night of acoustic music, poetic art, and a chance to socialize with the artists.
Proceeds go toward the Working Artist Fund.
When: Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 6 pm
Where: The Espee, 1174 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $10
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28, 2023 – Thursday
Unleash your creativity as you create a not-so-normal portrait of yourself.
Lauri Garcia Jones, or Loot Achris, will guide you through a peculiar portrait process relating to the exhibition Dreamland | Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
When: Thursday, August 31, 2023, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
How Much: $5 for non-members; Free for members, kids, and recipients of SNAP, MAP & WIC
The San Antonio Missions are a UNESCO World Heritage Site you won’t want to miss, filled with history and religious importance. Get the full story on the area, consisting of five missions close together, from a guide who knows the area and its past well. You’ll see four out of the five missions of the site, as well as La Villita Historic Arts Village, Alamo Plaza, and the Espada Aqueduct.
Get more information and book your San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28, 2023 – Friday
Geeks and weebs! It’s your night to have fun! This month’s pub run is all about anime and video games! So, wear your favorite character’s costume, go around town drinking, and just have amazing fun.
Participating bars include On The Rocks, Cellar 47, Buckhorn Saloon, and Pink Shark Bar. For the full list, check out their Facebook event post.
Remember to dress in the theme, bring your driver’s license, cash or credit card, and a screenshot of the bar list.
When: Friday, September 1, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Meet at On the Rocks Pub, 270 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free to join
Things to do in San Antonio on Saturday, September 2, 2023
Take this Saturday to explore one of the “must-see” rock art sites in Texas. The majestic rock art found in Meyers Spring includes paintings in the Pecos River style left by the ancient people.
Get your tickets now to explore the stunning area and learn about its rich history.
When: Saturday, September 2, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Meyers Spring Ranch, Dryden, TX 78851
How much: $50 for non-members; $35 for members
Things to do in San Antonio this week of August 28, 2023 – Sunday
It’s a good day to be from San Antonio and Bexar County. Enjoy a day of art and culture for free!
When: Sunday, September 3, 2023, 10 am to 5 pm | First Sunday of each month
Where: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free for Bexar County residents, Active Military, and children 12 and younger
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