The opening of a nature-themed art exhibit, the debut of a new music and art festival, classical music performances, a Pride Month hike, and pet friendly events are among major activities scheduled between June 14 and 18 in San Antonio.


Residential and retail community Pearl will host “Resilience,” a new installation by San Antonio artist Mauro de la Tierra, as part of its summer mural series. The display features a hummingbird, symbolizing joy, freedom, perseverance, creativity, love, and healing, alongside the prickly pear cactus, which represents resilience and endurance, according to the artist.
  • On display now through June 30
  • Free (admission)
  • 303 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio
Survival of the Fittest

Briscoe Western Art Museum will open a new exhibition, Survival of the Fittest: Envisioning Wildlife and Wilderness with the Big Four, Masterworks from the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The exhibition’s title references Charles Darwin’s landmark book, “On the Origin of Species." In the post-Darwin era, four classically trained painters helped establish a lasting vision of wildlife and nature that are now on display in this exhibit. The museum will host various activities related to the exhibit, which ends Sept. 8.‘Anna and Her Sisters’

Classical Music Institute will continue its CMI 210 Festival with “Anna and Her Sisters,” a classical music showcase featuring composer Anna Clyne and the works of late composers Amy Beach and Dame Ethel Smyth. The concert will be preceded by a discussion.Art and music festival

The inaugural San Antonio Art and Music Festival will feature 100-plus vendors displaying and selling original arts and crafts, local musicians and other performing dance and musical acts, comedians and food trucks. Admission ticket sales proceeds will benefit IS Productions, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting modern takes on the works of William Shakespeare, while supporting other nonprofits.Opera for kids

Opera San Antonio and local nonprofit Classical Music Institute will present Explore Opera for Kids, an interactive concert through which children and young families may learn about operas.Pet adoption event

The Doseum and Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect San Antonio will present a dog adoption event in association with The Doseum’s current exhibit, “Dogs! A Science Tail.”
  • June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • 2800 Broadway, San Antonio
‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!

The Magik Theatre will present performances of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!” The play is based on Mo Willems’ beloved book about a pigeon who takes charge of a bus whose driver is struck by a crisis that renders her unable to drive the bus. It is up to the audience to convince the pigeon that driving the bus is not the best idea, but that maybe there is something else he can do to help.Petpalooza

River City Federal Credit Union will present Petpalooza, a community fair designed for local pet owners. Resources will include informative sessions, vendor booths, and opportunities to learn about pet health, care, training, and responsible pet ownership. Vendors will include San Antonio-area animal welfare organizations, animal shelter groups and pet care organizations.Pride hike

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy will present a Pride Month hike, open and accessible to all people. Participants will be led on a 2-mile hike from the Blanco Road/eastern park entry area to the land bridge and back.Juneteenth concert

San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum will present “Freedom!” a Juneteenth celebration of contemporary choral music. San Antonio’s Classical Music Institute and the San Antonio Gospel Heritage Choir and friends will present “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by composer and educator Joel Thompson, along with pieces by saxophonist BillyRay Sheppard and gospel artists Richard Smallwood and V. Michael McKay. The concert will be preceded by a dinner option provided by Armando Lopez, executive chef at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and guest chef Mona Wilson.Chamber music concert

Local chamber music group Agarita will perform at the Witte Museum, presenting a program that reflects themes in the museum’s collections.