5 things to do in San Antonio events this weekend, Jan. 15-16

The Alamodome will be the setting for a Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series event Jan. 15 and 16. (Courtesy Monster Jam)
The Alamodome will be the setting for a Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series event Jan. 15 and 16. (Courtesy Monster Jam)

The Alamodome will be the setting for a Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series event Jan. 15 and 16. (Courtesy Monster Jam)

From monster trucks to getting information from local charter schools, San Antonians have a variety of activities to consider attending during the third weekend in January.

Jan. 15-16

The Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series returns to the Alamo City, where the best drivers of monster trucks will be performing.

Before the performances, fans are also welcome to the Monster Jam Pit Party, where they can see the trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly fun. Facial coverings are required for entry. Pit passes are available for $20 for this VIP experience. Jan. 15: pit party starts 2:30 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m.; Jan. 16: pit party starts at 11:30 a.m., performances start at 3 p.m. Alamodome, 100 Montana St. https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/san-antonio-tx/jan-15-2022-jan-16-2022

Jan. 15

Briscoe Western Art Museum invites the public to learn about the American West in the Briscoe’s new education series, Full STEAM Ahead, where visitors of all ages work together and engage in hands-on, science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities, which tie back to the Briscoe’s art and artifacts. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Full STEAM Ahead admission is included with general admission and free for museum members. 210 W. Market St. 210-299-4499. https://www.briscoemuseum.org

Petography TX offers pet portraits. The cost is $20 per pet, which includes one high-resolution image that has been professionally edited and comes with printing rights. Any additional image for the pet is an additional $7. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Huebner Oaks Farmers Market, 11745 W. I-10. https://tinyurl.com/55k586bw

Risas Dental and Braces will offer free dental exams and X-rays to children during a Kids Day event hosted by the Northwest Side dental clinic. There will also be a drawing for a Nintendo Switch and two free orthodontic treatments at Risas Dental and Braces’ Culebra Meadows and Woodlawn Lake locations. Parents may also meet Dr. Aakash Gupta of the Culebra Meadows office and learn about specialty services for children. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. 7895 Culebra Road. 210-742-1787. https://risasdental.com/

San Antonio Charter Moms is hosting its next free School Discovery Day at O.P. Schnabel Park with representatives from 12 local charter and choice schools. Participating schools include Anne Frank Inspire Academy, Great Hearts Texas, IDEA Public Schools and St. Mary Magdalen School. This is the second event in a series of six events designed to help families through the process of finding the right school for their child during charter/choice school enrollment season. Visitors will also get to sample specialty hot dogs and hot chocolate from Doolittle’s Mobile Kitchen. Additionally, there will be family-friendly entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting and raffle prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 9606 Bandera Road (Graff Pavilion). http://sachartermoms.com/school-discovery-day

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.