Check out Western art, a free concert or an MLK doc this weekend in San Antonio

Looking for something to do this weekend in Alamo City? We have what you need.

SAN ANTONIO — So the curtain has risen on the New Year, and you’re looking for something to do? You have come to the right place.

The weekend should bring cool mornings and sunny afternoons to Alamo City, but if the relatively mild Texas winter is a little too chilly for your liking, don’t worry: we’ve compiled a handful of events indoors that you can indulge in with your family, most of them taking place at local museums as they ramp up their 2022 lineup.

And don’t forget the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, many of which are scheduled for the next few days despite the cancellation of San Antonio’s annual in-person walk.

Build bridges at the DoSeum

San Antonio’s premier children’s museum is launching a new series this weekend designed to provide kids with the tools to learn about race, racism and equity in language they can understand. “Uniquely Us: Understanding Race and Building Unity” is set to run through early April, offering a variety of programs and resources to explore new perspectives “in a safe and empathetic way.”

When: Starts Saturday and ends April 3.

Cost: Free with general admission. Buy your tickets here.

Where: The DoSeum (2800 Broadway St.).

Check out the winning western-themed designs from young artists

As time flies by at the 2022 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, you can get in the mood by checking out appropriately themed student artwork at the Briscoe. Featuring the winning works of the Rodeo’s annual Western Art Contest, “The Art of Rodeo” features the most stunning artwork submitted by students from nearly 160 South Texas school districts.

When: until February 5.

Cost: Free with general admission to Briscoe. To buy tickets here.

Where: The Briscoe Western Art Museum (210 West Market St.).

Experience one of the largest exhibits in Texas

The Texas Biennale, a multi-location showcase for dozens of artists who live in, were born in, or are otherwise inspired by the Lone Star State, is in its final days in Soflo’s Ruby City.

Works by Jamal Cyrus, Melvin Edwards, Ann Johnson and others are on display at the gallery, exploring America’s relationship with slavery and the history of racial segregation.

Where: Ruby City (150 Camp St.). find hours here.

What else you need to know: Due to the contagious omicron variant COVID-19, the gallery is operating at reduced capacity and requiring visitors to wear masks.

Check in for story time at the McNay

Warm, sunny and beautiful weather is expected outside for McNay’s Storytime Flow Friday, which returns to the North Side Museum of Modern Art for the first time in 2022. The family-friendly activity “combines movement to children’s stories” and makes it a great way to start the weekend away.

Those interested in participating should first register online.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for teenagers; children under 12 enter free, as do museum-subscribed adults.

Where: The McNay Art Museum (6000 North New Braunfels Ave.).

Learn more about a civil rights icon

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast approaching, now is more than ever a good time to learn more about the man behind nonviolent protest, revolutionary movements, and historic leadership.

Melaneyees Media, a local independent film company focused on Black-centric projects and films, is giving San Antonian residents a chance to do so through “The MLK You Don’t Know” online presentation. Presenting Saturday night via Zoom, it will explore who King was beyond the civil rights movements to shed light on how he had “more depth and complexity than we often give him credit for.”

When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Cost: Free, with virtual attendees encouraged to pay what they can. Register here.


Peckish ? While driving around town this weekend, you can stop at La Concha Latina or dare to try the world’s “hottest burger” at Chunky’s Burgers, both of which were visited by KENS 5 this week.

You can also make time to stop at Martin Luther King Park on the east side, where a new sculpture dedicated to King’s legacy called Spheres of Reflection is now on display.

If you’re looking for more interior art, stop by the McNay, where the “Wayne Thiebaud 100” exhibit closes after this weekend. For music lovers, the San Antonio Chamber Ensemble Quartet Agarita is hosting another free concert at the Fredericksburg Music Club with guest violinist Samantha Bennett.

And, if you’re looking to schedule more local arts and entertainment events for the coming months on your 2022 calendar, click here.

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