Concerts, a book festival, a block party, a spring market, an Arbor/Earth Day celebration, and pre-election candidate forums will be some of the major events happening around San Antonio over the second weekend of April.

Midsummer Sueño

The Public Theater and The Classic Theatre will present performances of “Midsummer Sueño,” a localized, bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Attendees will have access to food trucks and other vendors.
  • Daily now through April 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • $25 (adults), free (age 18 and under)
  • 800 W. Ashby Place, San Antonio
Single professionals group meetup

Single Professionals Network, a friendship group for singles age 55 and older, meets for conversation, libations, games and food.
  • April 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Ajuua, 11703 Huebner Road, Ste. 208, San Antonio
Poetry and music on the west side

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will present a National Poetry Month event. Author Guadalupe Garcia McCall read from her new book, “Hearts of Fire and Snow,” and Matthew Tavares will share works from his new poetry collection, “In Search of Venusian Oceans,” at the center’s Guadalupe Latino Bookstore. Afterward, visitors may stay and enjoy GCAC’s annual Noche de Romance, featuring Mariachi Azteca de América performing traditional Mexican love songs, boleros, baladas and rancheras at the adjacent Plaza Guadalupe.Chanticleer in concert

Caritas Concerts series at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word will present a concert with Grammy winner Chanticleer, an all-male choral vocal ensemble founded by singer, musicologist and UIW graduate Louis Botto.Spring market

The Banquet Table, a San Antonio organization that helps promote local nonprofits and social justice issues, will have a spring market featuring several area small businesses and nonprofit groups. There will be spring crafts, games, refreshments and more.Book festival

San Antonio Book Festival will feature 100-plus national, regional and local authors in panel discussions, readings and autograph sessions. Reading sessions are available for adults, young adults, middle graders and kids. There will also be other activities for the whole family, as well as book sales and food vendors.
  • April 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free admission
  • Central Library and UTSA Southwest Campus, 600 Soledad St. and 300 Augusta St., San Antonio
Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration

The city of Shavano Park will invite residents to its annual Arbor Day/Earth Day event, which will include a scavenger hunt, pony rides, a petting zoo, a magic show, tree and plant giveaways, a nature walk on the City Hall campus trail, a farmers market, electronic waste recycling, paper shredding, and an organic compost collection. Public parking will be available off Northwest Military Highway and De Zavala Road entries to the City Hall campus.Candidate forum

Northeast Bexar County Democrats will invite North East ISD school board candidates to meet potential voters ahead of the local May 4 elections.
  • April 13, 10 a.m.
  • Free
  • 7122 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 106, San Antonio
Candidate forum

North East ISD Council of PTAs will have public forums involving contestants for North East ISD single-member districts 1 and 2 ahead of the May 4 local elections.
  • April 13, 10 a.m. (District 1), noon (District 2)
  • Free
  • Piper Bass Memorial Student Center, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road, San Antonio
Block party

The San Antonio City Council District 1 office will present a block party to mark the grand reopening of North St. Mary’s Street in the Tobin Hill neighborhood. City officials are formally celebrating the residential and entertainment corridor, where a $14.7 million road improvement project that lasted more than two years ended in late summer 2023. The block party will include food, freebies, live music and karaoke all night.
  • April 13, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Free admission
  • 2726 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio
  • 210-207-0900
Chamber music concert

Local chamber music ensemble Agarita will present a celebration of Spanish and South American sounds, from the tangos of Astor Piazzolla and street music of Radamés Gnattali to new works by Andrea Casarrubios and Laura Vega.
  • April 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • UTSA Recital Hall, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio


San Antonio Animal Care Services will host Paw-changa, a family friendly, Fiesta-style festival featuring SAACS’ adoptable pets. Visitors will get to enjoy live performances, meet and greet Foster Fiesta VIPs (Very Important Paws), Fiesta foods, browse a vendor market, and view a pet parade. The first 200 families to attend and all those who adopt a pet during the event will claim the official 2024 SAACS Fiesta medal.

Pickleball tournament fundraiser

Wonders & Worries, a nonprofit that supports children and teenagers whose parent(s) is/are suffering from a serious illness or injury, will benefit from a pickleball tournament. There will be food, drinks and a raffle. Individual and team competitions will be included.

‘Live in the Garden’ concert

San Antonio Botanical Garden will host a concert with the North Mississippi Allstars, who will perform a blend of blues, rock and Southern soul.
  • April 14, 6-10 p.m.
  • General admission $35; VIP admission $60 (includes access to cash bar, other amenities); $20 on-site parking (must be prepurchased); additional overflow parking will be available for free on Old Austin Road
  • 555 Funston Place, San Antonio
Putts Fore Pups

San Antonio-based Puppy Food Bank will benefit from the Putts Fore Pups golf tournament. Participation includes complimentary drinks, snacks, lunch, course contests, hospitality gifts, player photos and an online auction. Team awards will be presented; sponsorships are available. The virtual pet food bank provides pet food to select “no kill” pet rescue shelters and approved foster families at no additional cost to them.