On & On: José James Sings Badu
Wednesday, June 14
The Espee, 1174 E Commerce
"It’s simple' James explains. 'Jazz singing has always been about interpreting the highest level of standards of your time. And for my generation Erykah Badu has been one of the most innovative and incisive songwriters. Her work has proven to be groundbreaking in a social, musical and artistic sense.' In that light, his new project, On & On: José James Sings Badu finds James throwing down down the gauntlet on the past 100 years of jazz singing while charting a bath forward for the culture..."
San Antonio Recorder Quartet Baroque Music
Sunday, June 11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Madison Square Presbyterian Church, 319 Camden
"The San Antonio Recorder Quartet will present a concert of of sacred and secular music from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The ensemble will perform using 31 different historically-accurate Renaissance and Baroque recorders. The event and parking are free."
Summer Night City Live Concert Series
Thursday, June 15
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Legacy Park, 103, W Houston
"Join the Department of Arts & Culture and Texas Public Radio for this live music series which takes place every Thursday in June and July in Legacy Park. Each show begins with a dog-friendly Yappy Hour from 5pm - 6pm, and live music from 7:30pm - 9:30pm." On Thursday, the 8th, enjoy performances by Mary Maria and Roshi.
Comedy Magician -- Matt Marcy
Friday, June 9 thru Sunday, June 11
7:00 PM on Fri. & Sat.; 2:00 PM on Sun.
The Magicians Agency Theatre, 217 Alamo Plaza
"Matt Marcy has spent the last 15 years performing around the world as a comic-magician, keynote speaker, and emcee. With more than 3,000 performances under his belt, he’s entertained everyone from Hollywood celebrities to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies to royalty. Matt has made a name for himself by combining his unique style, quick wit, and completely original magic and illusion, and is a regular entertainer for corporate events & private parties, as well as for theaters, hotels, clubs, casinos, colleges, and cruise ships..."
Bud Light Pride River Parade & Celebration
Saturday, June 10
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
San Antonio River Walk
"Join us at La Villita’s Arneson River Theatre, for an afternoon of live on-stage entertainment from DJs, bands, impersonators, dancers and more. The Bud Light Pride River Parade will have two showings, each with more than 17 colorful river barges. The first on the Downtown Reach of the San Antonio River Walk will serve as the closing event for the Celebration festival at La Villita (between 4 & 5pm). The encore presentation, on the River Walk Museum Reach, provides an additional opportunity to be part of the community (between 7 & 8pm)."
Fiesta Noche del Rio
Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita
"Enjoy the Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, singing, dancing, music, bright costumes and a cool drink or snack as you help support children’s charities through your attendance. Net proceeds benefit local children's charities. It’s a fun show for the whole family and a San Antonio tradition since 1957..." Performances on Friday and Saturday nights through Saturday, August 5.
Lunch at La Villita
Tuesday, June 13
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
La Villita Historic Arts Village
"You’re invited to dine in beautiful La Villita Historic Arts Village. The 2nd Thursday of every month, please join us and bring your friends, family, furry ones for a quick bite or relaxing lunch from your choice of several San Antonio food trucks, La Villita Cafe, and Guadalajara Grill. Don’t forget to make time before or after to stop by the many shops and galleries in our little village."
Freedom: A Juneteenth Culinary Conversation
Wednesday, June 14
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Texas Public Radio, 321 W Commerce
"As descendants from Africa, a land of many countries and tribes, we brought our traditions to this land through different ports and different means. One thing is similar, food is a way of building and protecting our culture. Sunday dinners, family reunions, weekday supper and holidays like Juneteenth provides the backdrop for our community to come together and celebrate the legacy that is embedded in our DNA. This culinary conversation will focus on the freedom to celebrate Black heritage through food..."
Film Noir Movie Club
Tuesday, June 13
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Online, presented by the SA Public Library
Join the Film Noir Movie Club for a discussion of The Big Heat (1953), starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice..."
Danville Chadbourne Sculptures and Paintings:
Tuesday, June 13 thru Thursday, August 31
During Central Library open hours
Central Library, 600 Soledad
Opening Reception: Danville Chadbourne Sculptures and Paintings: "Featuring large-scale ceramic sculptures and a selection of paintings, this exhibition explores the bold colors, textures and forms Chadbourne is known for, emphasizing the continuity between his large-scale physical forms and the layered imagery of the paintings. Referencing both architectural wall fragments and monuments, the works fit seamlessly into the stunning architecture of the Central Library..."
Arts & Entertainment Events
LNF Weekly publishes a free weekly newsletter that alerts you to all the arts and entertainment events going on in the neighborhood and the broader downtown area, by which we mean everything from The Pearl to Lone Star. Each newsletter covers more than one hundred events, including art gallery openings, live music, festivals, and theater.
In addition, on this page, we highlight a dozen or so events coming up soon that we think you might especially enjoy. We update this list every day to keep it current.