The days ahead are brimming with so many must-attend happenings, we’ve added a bonus event to our weekly roundup. Enjoy six days of cinema during the San Antonio Film Festival, or catch live shows by Comedy Bang! Bang!, Elevation Worship, and Susan Werner. Check out the top six things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, August 4
San Antonio Film Festival
The city’s premier cinematic event returns for another year of new and original films set to screen at The Radius Center all weekend long. The 2022 San Antonio Film Festival will feature a barrage of indie feature films, documentaries, short blocks, and films by local San Antonio filmmakers over the course of six days. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, go to the festival website.
Thomas J. Henry’s Superhero Car Show and Comic Con
Don your best cosplay apparel and prepare to celebrate iconic Hollywood movies, meet celebrities, and mingle with other diehard fans at the Superhero Car Show & Comic Con. Highlights of this four-day event include guest appearances, live concerts, autograph sessions, and much more on the Freeman Coliseum grounds. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities like Ewan McGregor, Dave Bautista, Diane Guerrero, and many more as you make your way through the convention. To purchase passes and for a full schedule of events, go to the convention website.
Friday, August 5
Comedy Bang! Bang! Live
Popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! will record their weekly episode live at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Audience members can expect the unexpected, as is the norm on the long-running show hosted by Scott Aukerman, and a mix of improvisational interviews with fans and disguised comedians alike. Get ticketing information here.
Saturday, August 6
Briscoe Western Art Museum presents Hands-on Painting with Chad Poppleton
Don’t miss your chance to paint with one of the pioneers of the Cowboy Art movement. This unique workshop will include a guided creation of cowboy art led by Chad Poppleton, who is a certified Cowboy Artist of America member. Your registration fee includes supplies, or you may bring your own. All experience levels are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop. Get more details on the registration website.
Elevation Worship in concert
Christian music group Elevation Worship comes to the AT&T Center for one melodic night. The band, best known for songs like “Jireh” and “Do It Again,” will perform music from its most recent album, Lion. Select tickets are still available here.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts presents Susan Werner
Acclaimed musician Susan Werner will showcase her formidable guitar and piano chops for a live and very lucky audience at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The songwriter has amassed countless credits for songs spanning nearly every genre, including faith-focused “The Gospel Truth” and even traditional Cuban tune “An American In Havana.” Tickets can be purchased here.