actor Erik Rivera, San Antonio Symphony, Southside Book Fair


With three high-profile films opening on the same weekend for the first time in ages – it’s “Spiral,” “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and “Army of the Dead” – a lot of people will be going to theaters this weekend. -end. But if you want live entertainment, there are options, including a few stand-up comics and country music. There is always country music.


Vanessa Zamora: The pop songs of this Mexican singer have been described as eclectic and psychedelic. His songs “No Jaló”, with rapper Sabino and “Malas Amistades” each have over 2 million streams on Spotify. 8 p.m. Friday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St Mary’s St. $ 15 in advance, $ 20 at the door, Facebook: @

Taylor Tomlinson: One of the rising stars of stand-up comedy, Tomlinson followed appearances on “Last Comic Standing” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with a Netflix special, “Quarter Life Crisis.” 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $ 50 – $ 200 for tables of two, four and eight,


Erik Rivera stand-up comic

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Erik Rivera: In the decade since her career boom appearing on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Rivera starred in the documentary series “Living With Funny” and her own HBO special, “Super White.” With Jesse Sepulveda. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jokesters 22 Pub N Grub, 713 S. Alamo St. $ 20 – $ 40,

San Antonio Symphony: The concert of the classical series “Virtuoso Violin” will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Beethoven, Sibelius and Schubert. With guest violinist Benjamin Beilman. Lina Gonzalez-Granados directs. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 115 Auditorium Circle. $ 30 to $ 85; live broadcast of the Saturday concert $ 21,

An inhabitant of the dragon forest

An inhabitant of the dragon forest

San Antonio Zoo


Dragon Forest: This pop-up exhibit presented by the San Antonio Zoo is a medieval experience with 15 dragons, live shows, and food and drink to purchase. 11 am Saturdays and Sundays, San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. (behind parking lot). $ 10 (not part of regular zoo admission),

Brent Cobb and Kendell Marvel: Cobb and Marvel join forces for their Country Music for Grown Folks tour. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s latest album is the 2020 release “Keep ‘Em On They Toes,” while Marvel’s most recent effort, “Solid Gold Sounds,” features co-songwriters. written by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The two will play solo before teaming up for the last set of the night. 8 p.m. Saturday, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. $ 95 – $ 315 for tables for two or six,

Flatland Cavalry: This West Texas band mixes country, folk and americana. The group’s new single, “Some Things Never Change”, stays true to the well-being sound fueled by the violin. 8 p.m., Saturday, Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels. $ 23 – $ 38 (some tickets sold in blocks of four),


Southside Book Fair: Former San Antonio poet laureate Carmen Tafolla and children’s book author Lindsay Leslie will be among the 17 authors of the inaugural Southside Book Fair. In addition to meetings with the authors, the free event will include a used book drive and a children’s writing contest. The Twig will sell books on site. Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooster’s Backyard Icehouse, 815 Pleasanton Road.

For the end of time: a new beginning: The SOLI Chamber Ensemble partners with Texas Public Radio to present the season finale with a live performance anchored by Olivier Messian’s “Quartet for the End of Time”. 3 p.m. Sunday, KPAC 88.3 FM or online at Release,

YOSA City Series Festival Finale: The San Antonio Youth Orchestras give their end-of-season concerts. The first show features the percussion orchestra and the YOSA symphony; the late show features the flute choir and wind ensemble. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. Free tickets available, on a first come, first served basis, at

Joci price: The Las Casas Foundation Performing Arts Fellowship Program will end with a performance in which the 25 finalists will give virtual performances. Each will receive $ 4000; an overall winner will receive an additional $ 6,000. The performances have been pre-recorded, but the big winner – the one who walks away with $ 10,000 – will be announced live by the mayor Ron Nirenberg. 6 p.m. Sunday, Release.


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