April 23, 2024

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Things to do in San Antonio

Sunday is a double holiday, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate Juneteenth and honor Dad on Father’s Day in San Antonio.

It’s also going to be a memorable weekend for fans of classic rap, Southern-fried comedy and the Blue Man Group. Here’s a look at the weekend’s arts and entertainment highlights.

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Eli Young Band: This Denton band covers the relationship basics on its new album, “Love Talking,” embracing romance on the title track and shrugging it off in “Break Up in a Bar.” 8:30 p.m. Friday, Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels. $25, whitewaterrocks.com.

David Rosales: L.A.-based Americana singer-songwriter and his Band of Scoundrels are on the road promoting the July release of their album “Revive.” In a statement, Rosales said he hopes the album, which includes the songs “Ask Her to Dance” and “Turn It Around,” “gives the world a much-needed dose of positivity.” 6 p.m. Friday, The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Parkway. Free, therustic.com.

“Forbidden Exiles”: The Classical Music Institute continues its summer concert series. Today’s concert, “Forbidden Exiles,” features Sonata 1937 by Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill’s “Four Walt Whitman Songs” and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s String Sextet in D major. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Seddon Recital Hall, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway. $35 (discounts available for seniors, students and military), tobi.tobincenter.org. See the full schedule at cmi-sa.org.

Dixie Longate

Dixie Longate

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Dixie Longate: This long-running drag performer got her start with the solo show “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.” Now touring with her first stand-up show, this Southern redhead is here to talk about everything from alien abductions to what alcohol tastes best in a Tupperware bottle. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $37-$87, tobincenter.org.

“Le Griffon”: The Sterling Houston Festival continues with Jump-Start Performance Co.’s revival of “Le Griffon.” The play is an adaptation of Houston’s novella, which was inspired by “Frankenstein.” A white doctor in 19th century New Orleans slowly constructs a man out of body parts of enslaved and free Black men. The production, directed by Steve Bailey, will include video shot for the play’s 2000 premiere. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Little Carver Civic Center, 226 N. Hackberry. Free-$25 (buyer’s choice), dojour.us.

Fiesta Noche Del Rio: Now in its 65th season, this summer tradition features mariachi music, folkloric dance and other Latin music and dance performances. Proceeds support children’s charities. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St. $20 (discounts and group rates available), fiestanochesa.com.

“Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them”: Eddie Redmayne stars in this movie set in the “Harry Potter” universe. He’s magic zoologist Newt Scamander, who needs to track down several magical beasts causing havoc across New York in 1926. 8:30 p.m. Friday, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave. Free, samuseum.org.

Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips

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Phillip Phillips: Singer-songwriter Phillips followed up his victory on season 11 of “American Idol” with a couple of big hits, “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” He just released his first new song in four years, “Love Like That,” which offers an intimate look at his family life. This show is part of SeaWorld San Antonio’s Electric Ocean summer concert series. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sea World, 10500 Sea World Drive. Park admission $83.99, preferred concert seating an additional $24.99, seaworld.com/san-antonio.

Blue Man Group: This quirky and colorful — well, blue — trio is back with its signature blend of percussion, theatrics and comedy. Expect a surprising amount of audience interaction. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $40-$100, tobincenter.org.

Nothing More: San Antonio rockers Nothing More, who had a big hit a few years back with “Go To War,” released the singles “Tired of Winning” and “Turn It Up Like” earlier this year, giving fans a glimpse of their rumored upcoming album. Also on the bill are Atreyu and Eva Under Fire. 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Tech Port Center + Arena, 3331 General Hudnell Drive. $36-$65, techportcenter.com.

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot


Sir Mix-A-Lot: This rapper behind the 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” is back to deliver his bass-heavy tracks for fans feeling nostalgic for old-school rap. 6 p.m. Saturday, The Roundup, 531 FM 3351, Boerne. $25-$250, therounduptx.com.

Randy Rogers Band: Texas music star Rogers and his band are gearing up for a new album, so fans should expect to hear some new songs, such as the recent single “Picture Frames.” Corey Kent opens. 8 p.m. Saturday, Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels. $30-$79, whitwaterrocks.com.

Stronger Together: With a special appearance by Super Grover from “Sesame Street,” this educational event teachs children and parents about monitoring and maintaining their emotional wellness. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth St. Free, RSVP at klrn.org.

Paws In the Park: All dogs are encouraged to bring their humans to this evening of fun featuring a performance by country singer Bonnie Lang. 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St. Free, hemisfair.org.

Glow & Flow: The first event in the San Antonio Zoo’s summer-long “Jungle Boogie Nights” series will bring the neon-tinged aesthetic of a rave to a calmer party stretching across the park. Dusk-9 p.m. Saturday, San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St Mary’s St. $31.99, sazoo.org.

Destroy Boys: With the release of last year’s “Open Mouth, Open Heart,” the California punk rock trio Destroy Boys delivered a chaotic soundscape for listeners to disappear into. With songs discussing their emotional troubles and the industry they find themselves growing up in, the band’s work is incredibly transparent. 7 p.m. Saturday, The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St. $17 in advance, $21 day of show, eventbrite.com.

“Goldberg Variations”: This Agarita chamber ensemble performance will blend Bach’s original harpsichord score with Dmitry Sitkovesky’s string trio arrangement. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway. Free. agarita.org.

Opera Under the Stars: Opera San Antonio’s apprentice artists will perform a family-friendly series of works highlighting the storytelling styles that thrive through opera. Activities for children will precede the show, and a light show created by French artist Xavier de Richemont will conclude the evening. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Ave. Free, operasa.org.