The first weekend of fall is coming up, so our chief weekend fun expert, Leslie Bohl, looks at your best celebration options in this week’s Play in SA…
FREE MOVIE AT THE SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Starlight Movies in the Garden is Friday night. Pack a picnic and bring your lawn chairs out to the beautiful Botanical Garden. It's free admission. Gates open at 6:30 so you can enjoy the grounds before the classic movie "On the Waterfront" starring Marlon Brando starts at dusk. Mark your calendar, the next free classic is October 13th when Hitchcocks’- The Birds- will liven up your Friday the 13th. MORE INFO
MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
Saturday is Museum Day Live! In honor of the Smithsonian's spirit of history, many museums across the nation are offering free admission.! That includes the Institute of Texan Cultures. Free admission Saturday afternoon when the Queen of the Accordion Eva Ybarra will perform. You can get vouchers on the website before heading out. MORE INFO - INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES
And--the San Antonio Museum of Art is also taking part in Museum Day Live!-- so no entry fees all day Saturday to see great exhibits that include Japanese, Roman and Mexican artists. MORE INFO - SAMA
The smash hit film The Bodyguard is now live on stage at the Majestic Theatre. The award-winning Musical will have you humming to all the great Whitney Houston hits! The Bodyguard runs through the weekend at the historic Majestic. MORE INFO
Oktoberfest at Real Ale | Noon-5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23)
The Fabulous Polkasonics are back again to provide tunes, and The Best Wurst is serving up sausages for all (including a vegetarian option). Limited edition Oktoberfest mugs will be guaranteed to the first 400 advance ticket buyers and the first 50 designated driver ticket reservations. Every ticket holder will receive four 16-ounce pours. Family-friendly event. Leashed dogs welcome. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate, and a limited number of mugs will be available for purchase at the event, but mugs at the door will only be guaranteed to those who have purchased a ticket in advance. MORE INFO
Mariachi & Folklorico Fall Fest | Saturday (Sept 23), 11am – 3pm
Free live music and dance performances for the whole family. Free food and drinks provided.