10 Free Things Happening This Week

Tues 8/12

Run with SAMA

Courtesy of SAMA

Even in the dog days of summer, the Museum Reach is a popular route for runners. The San Antonio Museum of Art, in a team effort with the Mayor’s Fitness Council, offers Run with SAMA, a fun exercise experience for families and buddies of all ages and fitness levels. Participants will meet in the Great Hall to discuss fitness before joining professional coaches from Run Wild Sports on a walk or a run. Free, 6:30-7:30pm Tuesday, 200 W Jones Ave, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.

Tuesday 8/12

One Free Scoop at Lick's Ice Cream

To kick off the grand opening, Lick Ice Creams will offer one free scoop from about 20 flavors like cilantro lime; Texas sheet cake; dark chocolate with olive oil and sea salt; caramel salt lick; goat cheese, thyme and honey; and roasted beets with fresh mint. On free standard cup, 7-10pm Tuesday, 312 Pearl Pkwy #2101, ilikelick.com.

Read: 5 Things to Know About Lick Ice Creams

Wed 8/13


The “melting pot” metaphor exists to encourage a harmonious convergence of cultures into an assimilated stew of greatness. “Flatland” suggests a similar model, but with much more ambiguous undertones. Ten local and international artists will converge this Friday to address the world’s growing “flat” mentality—to juggle ethnicity, heritage and cultural experience. Featured artists, including Carlos Aires (Spain), Ricardo Rendón (Mexico) and Francisco Merel (Panama), will react to the inevitable loss of agency derived from individuality when cultural identities collide. Free, 12-5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, Museo Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos, (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Wednesday 8/14

The Prados

Aaron and George Prado (via)

The Pearl’s Summer Dance Hall Series continues through August, and next on the bill is upright bass player George Prado and his jazz pianist son Aaron. Known as the Prados, the San Antonio-based duo performs the Latin jazz and classic bolero music. Free, 5:30pm Wednesday, 303 Pearl Pkwy #300, (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com.   

Thurs 8/14

MobileFit Vista Muevete


Mobilefit is coming to visit San Anto Cultural Art’s Wellness Program entitled ¡Muevete San Anto! This wellness program from the Westside community is to encourage residents to explore healthy choices and fitness activities. Instructors from MobileFit will help lead a boot camp style workout along with other activities and screenings. Free, 4:30-6pm Thursday, 1801 W Durango, (210) 226-6178, sanantonio.gov.

through September 30

Anita Valencia's "Cirrostratus"

Throughout the past three decades, Anita Valencia’s installations and paintings have invited viewers to engage with material culture, environmental justice, nature and the spirit within. Presented by Joan Grona, Valencia’s new exhibit “Cirrostratus” comprises “stained-glass-inspired bottle cap pieces, butterfly works that flutter from aluminum cans and candy-wrapper collages reminiscent of an enchanted garden.” Free, 8:30-4:30pm, Saturday, 321 NW Loop 410 #104, 210-342-0008, barnesandnoble.com.

Thurs 8/14

Last free Thursday to see "Beauty Reigns"

The McNay’s “Beauty Reigns” assembles the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters whose art is characterized in whole or part by high-key color, obsessive layering of surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs, fragments of representation, and a tension between melancholy and the sublime. This also happens to be McNay Second Thursday with live music Los NahuatlatosFree, 4-9pm Thursday, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org.

Sat 8/16

Pete the Cat Storytime

It’s storytime again at Barnes&Noble, this time featuring the reading of Pete the Cat and the New Guy. The story follows a cat named Pete as he meets the new guy in town in hopes of making a new friend. Free, 11am and 1pm Saturday, 321 NW Loop 410 #104, 210-342-0008, barnesandnoble.com.

Sat 8/16

Bike World Saturday Morning Ride


Bike World continues their Saturday morning rides this week. Riders must have an appropriate bike that is in good condition, water, a spare tube, energy food and a helmet. Free, 8am Saturday, 418 N Loop 1604 N, (210) 829-0123, bikeworld.com.

Sun 8/17

Tennessee Valley Authority

Olmos Pharmacy will be featuring a live performance by the award winning bluegrass band the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 2012, this historic band celebrated their 40-year anniversary and they will be hitting the stage with their original songs like their newest release “West Texas Wind” and the classic “Steamboat Whistle Blues.” Free, 6-9pm Sunday, 3902 McCullough, (210) 822-1188, olmosrx.com.


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