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Published on April 11, 2024
San Antonio Springs into Festive Weekend, Jazz, Mariachi, Book Festival and Comedy on the AgendaSource: Jouaienttoi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

San Antonio's vibrant cultural scene ushers in a weekend bonanza spanning from jazz on the river to mariachi on the plaza, reports the San Antonio Report. Kicking things off, the Culture Commons Gallery will host an environment-themed exhibition on Thursday with local artists showcasing their works in 'Resilient and Responsive: Artists and the Environment.' The San Antonio Jazz Collective plays Confluence Park Friday at 7 p.m. for a jazzy evening by the river with the San Antonio River Foundation's series.

Come Friday, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's annual Noche de Romance promises a night filled with the vibrant sounds of Mariachi Azteca de América at Plaza Guadalupe, starting at 8 p.m., meanwhile, jazz enthusiasts can prep for KRTU Fest, an evening celebrating local music featuring Volcán and Retro Cowgirls at Stable Hall, "free with advance registration." Over the weekend, bookworms will have the chance to engage with Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana Garcia as they explore their collaborative children’s book at the San Antonio Book Festival on Saturday morning.

The Express News outlines additional events which include the Poteet Strawberry Festival kicking off on Friday, offering everything from strawberry delights to fireworks and live performances by Joe Nichols and David Lee Garza. Gabriel Iglesias is marked to charm audiences with his "Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy" tour this Saturday at the Frost Bank Center, and the fourth annual Guayabera Festival on Saturday at Travis Park promises entertainment from gushing with live acts like Volcán and Bexar Brass while stacking up on food and retail experiences.

Other artist appearances include Alicia Villarreal, a figurehead in regional Mexican music performing Friday at the Majestic Theatre, and rock fans can catch British band Asking Alexandria on Friday at the Aztec Theatre, with the band promoting their album that features"Dark Void," the weekend also brings laughter with comedian Mike Birbiglia bringing him "Please Stop the Ride" tour to Tobin Center, and Robert Kelly hitting the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club with his latest special, "Kill Box".

Wrapping up the weekend, the North Mississippi Allstars' mix of blues and rock is set to take the stage at the San Antonio Botanical Garden for the Live in the Garden series on Sunday, offering general and VIP ticket options for concertgoers. Whether it's getting down to the bluesy tunes or watching the stars at carnival rides lit up against the night sky, San Antonio has its itinerary brimmed this weekend—something for every taste and pleasure, across the map.