July through Aug. 12 San Marcos Summer in the Park

Launched by the San Marcos Performing Arts Association in 1987, the San Marcos Summer in the Park live music series continues on Thursdays through Aug. 12. Upcoming performances include Bob Livingston, Del Castillo, Dale Watson, Jeff Plankenhorn, and Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis. The series is held at Plaza Park where attendees can sit by the San Marcos River. 7:30 p.m. Free. 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos. 512-393-8400. www.summerintheparksm.org

July 15 Open mic poetry

E.D. Watson, a poet and San Marcos Public Library staff member, is hosting an open mic event for the public to share poetry in the library’s courtyard on the third Thursday of each month. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. 512-393-8200. www.sanmarcostx.gov

July 16 ‘Motherload’ film screening

MoveSM, Keep San Marcos Beautiful and the Texas State University Stelos Scholars present an event to promote biking with free pedicab rides around downtown, raffles and student presentations on transit solutions. The event will culminate with a screening of the award-winning 2019 documentary “Motherload,” which tells the story of a new mother’s journey to sustainability and connection through a global movement to replace cars with cargo biking. 7 p.m. Free. San Marcos Plaza Park, 210 N. C M Allen Parkway, San Marcos. www.facebook.com/events/343519783801531

July 16 & 23 Arts in the Park

Families can pack a picnic and head to the Buda Amphitheater for the city’s last two events for the summer Arts in the Park series. On July 16, classic rock cover band LC Rocks performs. On July 23, high school football drama “Remember the Titans” will be shown on the big screen. 7 p.m. (July 16), 8:45 p.m. (July 23). Buda Amphitheater & City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda. 512-523-1081. www.budaamphitheater.com/arts-in-the-park

July 23 & Aug. 13 Movies at the lake

The Kyle Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free, family-friendly summer movie series with “Minions” on July 23 and “Croods: A New Age” on Aug. 13. Movie showing begins at sundown. Free. Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100 W. Center St., Kyle (July 23); Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road, Kyle (Aug. 13). 512-262-3939. www.cityofkyle.com/recreation/movies-lake

July 25 & Aug. 22 Water Quality Citizen Scientist Training

The San Marcos River Rangers offer training through the Texas Stream Team program that leads a team of volunteer citizen scientists who monitor water quality across the state and educate the public about pollution. Participants learn about monitoring procedures and how testing helps to improve water quality. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free (registration required). San Marcos River. 512-395-7558. www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/leadership/texasstreamteam.html

Aug. 7 Auction for Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

The 37th annual live and silent auction honors Marla Johnson, the departing executive director of 28 years, as well as raises funds for the nonprofit. The silent auction opens online Aug. 2 and closes during the live event, which includes dinner and games. 6-10 p.m. $40-$50. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa, 1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos. 512-396-3404. www.hcwc.org/event/2021-annual-hcwc-auction

Aug. 7 Samadhi Yoga Retreat

Once per month, Ellen Gonzalez, a registered trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, leads a two-hour, all-levels session with tea, journaling, sound wave healing, nature meditation, mindful movement and yoga, all inside Samadhi Yoga Retreat’s three-story cedar pyramid on its 30-acre nature preserve. The event is subject to cancellation if at least four people do not sign up. 10 a.m.-noon. $49.37. Samadhi Yoga Retreat, 1830 Camino Alto, San Marcos. www.samadhiyogaretreat.com


Buck’s Backyard

1750 FM 1626, Buda



17 Pop Punk’s Not Dead Fest featuring Bowling For Soup

23 Law by the Gun

24 Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

Cheatham St. Warehouse

119 Cheatham St., San Marcos



17 Matt Castillo

23 Casey Daniels Band

24 Dallas Burrow

30 Austin Meade with The Cole Trains

31 Peace Pipe Prophets


05 Terry McBride

06 Tyler McCollum

The Marc

120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos




23 William Black


06 Valentino Khan with Jawns

14 Boogie T with SubDocta

Riley’s Tavern

8894 FM 1102, New Braunfels



16 Rock Bottom String Band

22 MC Young

23 Heather Victorino

24 Brandon Padier Group