A pop culture convention, two youth ballet programs, and special events in Hollywood Park and Shavano Park highlight scheduled happenings in and around San Antonio from May 12-17.

May 12 and 13

The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will perform “Sleeping Beauty,” including an appearance by renowned American Ballet Theatre stars Skylar Brandt and Herman Cornejo. In this version of the classic fairy tale, Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil fairy Carabosse. The curse states Aurora will fall into a deep sleep on her 16th birthday, which, in this reimagining, is a quinceanera. The only thing that can awaken the princess from her slumber is a kiss from her one true love.

May 12 and 13

The San Antonio Philharmonic will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” as well as works from Venezuela, Argentina and Spain.

  • 7:30 p.m. May 12 and 13
  • $30-$65
  • First Baptist Church of San Antonio, 515 McCullough Ave., San Antonio
  • www.saphil.org

May 13

Pop Madness, San Antonio’s free fan convention hosted by the San Antonio Public Library, will return to the Central Library downtown. The family-friendly event includes authors, artists, content creators of all types, crafts, gaming, cosplay contests, food trucks, music, a Viking re-enactment and more.

May 13

Spay Neuter Inject Protect San Antonio will have a pet adoption event.

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Ten Thousand Villages, Pearl, 302 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, San Antonio
  • www.snipsa.org

May 13 and 14

Presented by the San Antonio Youth Ballet, dancers ages 3-17 will perform Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

  • 7 p.m. May 13; 2 p.m. May 14
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio
  • www.tobincenter.org/firebird

May 14

The Witte Museum will present another edition of Sunday Jazz at the Witte with the jazz band Three Swings and A Miss. Food and drink is available for purchase.

May 15

Hollywood Park residents are invited to a ceremony where they can check out the town of Hollywood Park’s newest fire ladder truck.

  • 6 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Hollywood Park Fire Department, 2 Mecca Drive, Hollywood Park
  • 210-494-2023

May 16

Shavano Park residents are invited to meet representatives from D&D Contractors, the company charged with implementing road improvement projects being funded by the city’s 2022 bond. Construction on roads and cul-de-sacs immediately east and west of Northwest Military Highway will begin this summer.

May 17

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles age 55 and older, meets for conversation, libations, games and food.

  • 5-7 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Ajuua Mexican Bar & Grill, 11703 Huebner Road, San Antonio
  • www.spn-sa.org

May 17

Barbara Felix, curator of the exhibit “Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio,” and participating artists will be in a panel discussion. The panelists will talk about their art, influences and experiences with participation from audience members.