This is the last weekend of Fiesta, but there’s also plenty of other music, the 10th Street River Festival at the Historic VFW post on the River Walk, a vegan market and more. VFW Post 76, the oldest in Texas, will host the 10th Street River Festival Saturday and Sunday.
Friday Fiesta De Los Reyes:
Tejano stars and cover band playing on two stages highlight this free, family-friendly event. More than 30 food booths will offer Fiesta staples, such as aguas frescas, funnel cakes, fajitas and turkey legs. 10 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Free, fiestadelosreyes.com. 10th Street River Festival:
Historic VFW post on the San Antonio River hosts three days of live music, food and drinks to celebrate the culture of S.A. Noon-11:59 p.m. Friday and Saturday, VFW Post 76, 10 10th St. Free, vfwpost76ontheriverwalk.org. A Night In Old San Antonio:
NIOSA for short, this event pays homage to S.A.’s diverse culture by presenting 14 culturally themed areas with more than 150 food and drink vendors and booths. Visitors can enjoy live music and nosh on food unique to NIOSA, such as Maria’s Tortillas and anticuchos. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, La Villita, 418 La Villita St. $20, niosa.org. Charlotte’s Web:
Magik Theatre presents an in-person production of “Charlotte’s Web,” the classic children’s story about a wise spider’s efforts to save the life of a sweet-souled pig named Wilbur. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 3, Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo. $25, magiktheatre.org. Emily Wolfe:
This Austin-based musician and singer is making S.A. her second stop for her Texas summer tour as before the Friday release of her new LP, “Outlier,” which features the timely singles “Something Better” and the gritty, guitar-heavy, female empowerment song “No Man.” Elena Lopez (of Elnuh) opens. 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N Saint Mary’s St. $12-$15, eventbrite.com. “On Your Feet:”
The jukebox musical explores the music and the life stories of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Opens Friday. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 18, Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Road. No performance July 4. $18 to $30, woodlawntheatre.org. Fiesta Noche del Rio:
Since it started in 1957, this summer cultural showcase has featured colorful costumed dancers and music that brings San Antonio’s roots to the forefront on the River Walk. 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (no shows Friday and Saturday because of NIOSA) through Aug. 7. $8-$20, fiestanochesa.com. Chris Conde:
LGBTQ rap artist, advocate and journalist Conde’s “emotions are always close to the surface,” according to music writer Hector Saldaña. “Because he is so sweet and thoughtful offstage, Conde’s aggressive articulation of identity and sobriety — and his wild image — add layers of complexity and insight.” This is a release show for his new album, “Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay.” Also on the bill: HoneyBunny, Moon Tokki and Rivers Want. 9 p.m. Friday, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks. $10, facebook: 502 Bar. Fiddle player Kyle Nix will play a solo show at Gruene Hall.
Saturday Festival de Animales:
Celebration of Latin America includes animal presentations, music and food, with the zoo dressed to party in traditional Latin decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. Included with zoo admission, $25.99-$29.99, sazoo.org. Alamo City Block Party:
With hit songs such as “Chunk up The Deuce,” “Back Back” and “Do the Ricky Bobby,” Texas rappers Lil’ Keke, Lil’ O and B Hamp each hit the stage to perform their popular songs from over the years with DJ Elite. Doors 5 p.m. Saturday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary’s St. $10-$20, eventbrite.com. CMI Concert Series:
The Classical Music Institute’s concert series ends with “Infinite Roots,” with CMI assistant conductor Leonardo Pineda making his subscription debut. Also featuring works by Edna Longoria, Clarice Assad and Astor Piazzolla. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $5-$30, tobincenter.org. Kyle Nix:
Fiddle-playing aficionado and member of the Turnpike Troubadours, Nix stepped out on his own and released his debut album, “Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories” in 2020 which features the popular songs “Lightning on the Mountain,” “Blue Eyes,” and “Shelby ’65.” Chris Jones opens. Doors 8 p.m. Saturday, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. $20, gruenehall.com. Jackie Venson:
Austin musician Jackie Venson can shred on her Fender Strat or woo you with her latest soulful single “ ’Til This Pain Goes Away.” 8 p.m. Saturday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary’s St. $15-$17, eventbrite.com. A Day in Old Mexico will be held Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday Geeks & Games:
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, G Squared — Geeks & Games brings actor Jason Faunt, best known for playing Wesley Collins in Power Rangers Time Force. Attendees can also buy, sell or trade comics, Funko POPS, collectibles and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Trader’s Village, 9333 SW Loop 410. $40-$60, tradersvillage.com. Austin musician Emily Wolfe. A Day in Old Mexico:
Asociación de Charros de San Antonio presents a charreada, a traditional equestrian competition, along with mariachi music, ballet folklórico performances and food vendors. 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Rancho del Charro, 6126 Padre Drive. $20 at the gate, Facebook: @sacharros.