Play Local : Creative and Culinary Picks for the Weekend

One of the things we love about San Antonio is the sheer volume of fun things to do each weekend. We’ve scoured the internets and gathered our favorite picks for this Mother’s Day weekend to feed your belly and creativity.

Friday, May 11

Grand Opening of The Jerk Shack

 One look at The Jerk Shack’s IG feed and we were sold. Jerk chicken wings and mac and cheese? Yes please! Support local chef and girlboss Nicola Blaque at the grand opening of her new Westside eatery and enjoy giveaway, live music and tastings.

$Free; 6pm; 117 Matyear Street, San Antonio, TX 78237

Saturday May 12

Bookworm: A Fair for Book Lovers

If book fair day was your favorite day at school, here’s to you. Peruse through classic and new books as well as stickers, posters and more made by local artists. Bonus: You don’t have to ask your mom for money this time!

$3 suggested donation; 12pm-5pm; Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

But First, Crafts! Glass Etching Workshop

Obviously, we couldn’t leave this one out. Just a couple spots left to etch your very own personalized glass coffee mugs at The Koffee Kup Co. Skip the Mother’s Day brunch madness and treat mom to breakfast at Pancake Joe’s this Saturday, then walk on over to The Koffee Kup for some crafty fun. All moms attending the workshop get a free craft coffee on us, plus we will have a free kid’s craft on hand to keep the little ones occupied.

$20+; 1pm-3pm; The Koffee Kup Co., 1025 Donaldson Ave., San Antonio, TX 78228

Las Tres Mujeres

Treat mom to a little pre-Mother’s Day festivities with this women’s empowerment art series inspired by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Yayoi Kusama featuring over 30 artists. You can even partake in face painting, henna tattoos, a mariachi serenade, treats for purchase from Honeysuckle Teatime and a raffle benefiting the Martinez Street Women’s Center. What else is there in life?

$5; 6pm-11pm; Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

Sunday, May 13

Mothers Day at Pearl

Mother’s Day at Pearl is jam packed with family-friendly activities and brunches worthy of spoiling your mom. Enjoy a mom-osa special at The Bottling Department bar then head out to the grounds. Bakery Lorraine will be featuring dark chocolate zinfandel macaroons, and The Granary ‘Cue and Brew will have a first ever pop-up brunch featuring buttermilk French toast and more.

$Varies; 10am-2pm; The Pearl Brewery, 303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

Mother’s Day Polo Brunch

Yes, we said “polo.” This event is sponsored by the San Antonio Polo Club in connection with San Antonio Tricentennial organization and features food tastings by local restaurants and Spanish imports. They will also have a Mother’s Day brunch if you’re feeling fancy. Bonus points if you wear a giant hat.

$25 general admission, Free for military and children under 10; 12pm-4pm; Olmos Basin Sports Park, 651 Devine Rd., San Antonio, TX 78212


Hope you enjoyed our roundup! Did we miss your favorite event or have one coming up we might like? Shoot us a note in the comments.

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