It looks like the weather is going to be beautiful this weekend and we plan on taking full advantage of it. Celebrate spring with a chance to dance, learn about gardening, French Moderns landscapes all the way from New York, and more.
Get moving tonight from 6:30 - 9PM in Hemisfair Park with the Dance in the Park! event. Every first Friday, the San Antonio Dance Umbrella leads a 30 minute workshop class and then performs. You can learn a variety of styles, as the dancers come from backgrounds like Hip Hop, Contemporary/Modern, Swing, Hula, Scottish Highland Dance, Salsa, Flamenco, and more. Free.
The McNay's latest exhibit is Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns. With sixty pieces from the Brooklyn Museum, this exhibit includes work from Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. The pieces range from portraits and still lifes to landscapes, and will offer a look into the changing style of the time and France in the late 1800s. This show only opened on March 1, so you can be one of the first to see it. $15-20.
This weekend, you can support the NEISD PTA with their Annual Used Book Sale. Softcovers will be $.50 and hardcovers and DVDs are $1.00. With over 80,000 books to choose from, you can find your next great read at an unbeatable price, while also helping the school district. Stop by the Blossom Athletic Center Littleton Gym from 10 AM-6 PM on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday from 11 AM-4 PM. Free entry.
Learn how to make DIY raised garden beds with Uprooted Gardens this Saturday from 10-11 AM. Raised beds are a great way to get your own backyard garden started, but they can be a little intimidating. Get a guide from the pros at the Rainbow Gardens-Bandera. While you're out, stop by the Phil Hardberger Park from 9 AM-noon for the Native Plant Society of Texas San Antonio's Bexar Roots Native Plant Sale. This event will have plants that are from this region but may not be easy to find in your standard nursery or garden center. Volunteers can also help answer questions about native and invasive plants. Free entry.