What to do this weekend in San Antonio: magic, comedy, egg hunting

Here is your summary of all the great happenings around the city of Alamo.

St. Anthony –

A personal story returns to the San Antonio stage

The Alamo City-born actress and activist Anna de Luna returns to her hometown for a two-night run of “Carmen from Mexico,” the production of the one woman she wrote as a tribute to her family’s adaptation journey to South Texas after migrating from Mexico.

The show is run by Jorge Pinia, program director of the Guadeloupe Cultural Arts Center, which evolved from a 20-minute concept first unveiled at the 2018 Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival.

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Cost: $ 12 per ticket; buy Here.

Where: Historic Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St.).

Eddie Griffin brings a tour of the goods

An actor and comedian once appeared in the Comedy Central of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, Eddie Griffin stops in San Antonio this weekend, bringing with him laughs and stories. Griffin was a regular in the sitcom “Malcolm Wadi” of the late ’90s before appearing in films such as “Armageddon”, “Scary Movie 3” and “A Star Is Born” from 2018.

Cost: Tickets start at $ 34.50; Buy here.

Where: HEB Concert Hall at the Goods Center (Auditorium Circle 100).

What else is worth knowing: Participants are asked to wear masks in the goods center when they are not sitting.

Experience magic and laughter downtown this weekend

Downtown Magicians Theater will host Nick Paul this weekend with a double magic-comedy-threat. As a regular at the Magic Castle of Hollywood, Paul has appeared everywhere, from cruise ships to college campuses, his talents taking him to more than a dozen states, according to his website.

Expect widespread use of props, audience participation and wit if you plan to catch one of his shows with your family this weekend.

When: 19:00 on Friday and Saturday, 14:00 on Sunday.

Cost: $ 24.99 for tickets for children (ages 4 to 12), $ 36.99 for tickets for adults; Buy here.

Where: The Magicians Agency Theater (Alamo Plaza 217).

A new exhibition takes place in the botanical garden

A collection of more than 20 steel sculptures inspired by “The Power, Grace and Complexity of Nature” opens Saturday at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, where it will continue to be on display throughout the summer.

“Rooted” features haughty and eye-popping works created by contemporary artist Steve Tobin, some of which are being shown to the public for the first time.

When: “Rooted” premieres on Saturday, and will run through October 30th.

Cost: Free with general admission; Buy tickets here.

Where: San Antonio Botanical Garden (Funston Place 555).

Look for those Easter eggs!

Of course, most families will spend Sunday morning looking for brightly colored eggs around town. If you are looking for hunting in your area, we have compiled a list here.

And more …

It’s always a good time to visit the San Antonio Zoo, but if you stop by this weekend you’ll be among the first to meet Frida, the zoo’s newest arrival. On the way there, stop near Viva La Calle at a local farmers market to catch a delicious freshly made agave that will help you stay calm under the Texas sun.

Take advantage of the spring weather to watch San Antonio missions continue their early part of the 2022 season at Wolf Stadium (do not forget the glove!) Or head downtown, where the pop-up Pixar’s Pat-Pot (try to say five times faster) continues for longer a few weeks.

And for those celebrating Easter, do not forget that weekend camping is returning to parks in the city of Alamo for the first time since 2019.


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