Poteet Strawberry Festival, Earth Day, Morgan Wallen

It’s a great weekend to get back to nature. Saturday is Earth Day and the Poteet Strawberry Festival runs through Sunday. If you prefer the grand interior, there are also great concerts on the bill. Here’s a look at the weekend’s art and entertainment highlights.

Poteet Strawberry Festival: Celebrate three days of family fun in the Strawberry Capital of Texas. Along with food, games and a rodeo, the fair will include live performances from artists such as Sara Evans and David Lee Garza y ​​Los Musicales. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Poteet Strawberry Festival, 9199 N. Texas 16, Poteet, $10 to $25, Strawberryfestival.com.

Morgan Wallen: Country music’s biggest young star was also the most notorious after being videotaped using a racial slur in early 2021. Although he was dropped for a time by many country radio stations, his fans supported him. Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ album, which includes the hits ‘Sand in My Boots’ and ‘Wasted on You’, has been a bestseller for over a year. 7 p.m. Friday, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway. Technically sold out, but some resale tickets are available starting at $250, attcenter.com.

Aida Rodriguez: Comedian Rodriguez, a season eight veteran of “Last Comic Standing,” gets deeply personal on his HBO Max special, “Fighting Words.” It includes a trip to the Dominican Republic to meet her father, whose identity she did not know until adulthood. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $40 to $160 for tables that seat two, four or eight people, improvtx.com.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 04: Guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains performs at Shoreline Amphitheater on September 04, 2019 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)

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Jerry Cantrell: Former Alice in Chains guitarist Cantrell is on the road with “Brighten,” his first solo album in nearly two decades. A Kerrang! the review called it “a long-awaited show of individual brilliance”. In addition to new releases, fans of Alice in Chains will be able to hear some of the band’s big hits, such as “Rooster” and “Man in the Box.” 8 p.m. Friday, Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. $47.50-$79.50, livenation.com.

Sarah Jarosz: Folk singer Jarosz, who grew up in Wimberley, received her 10th Grammy nomination (she won four) for her 2021 album, “Blue Heron Suite.” Although she is an excellent songwriter, Jarosz also enjoys giving an old-world shine to songs by U2 and Tom Waits. 8 p.m. Friday, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. $35, gruenehall.com.

Riot: New York metal band Riot have been a San Antonio favorite since the ’70s, when they released albums such as “Rock City” and “Narita.” The band’s latest incarnation, featuring vocalist Todd Michael Hall and former SA Slayer member Don Van Stavern, released the album “Armor of Light” in 2018. 8 p.m. Friday, Vibes Event Center, 1211 E. Houston St. $24, dinproductions.com.

Agarita: San Antonio chamber quartet Agarita is bringing their mobile concert hall Humble Hall to the UT Health San Antonio campus. Friday noon, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. Free, agarita.org.

“The Boomers”: An evening of songs gives voice to the uncertainties faced by aging men. The music covers everything from expanding in size to forgetting where you left your car keys, even if they’re exactly where you always leave them. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brauntex Performing Arts Theater, 290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels. $23 to $38, ovationtix.com.

The city's official Earth Day celebration will be held at Woodlawn Lake Park.

The city’s official Earth Day celebration will be held at Woodlawn Lake Park.



Earth Day: The city’s official Earth Day celebration will include a farmer’s market, bird and raptor displays, a nature playground, an electric car display and an obstacle course. There will also be music from Foreign Arm, Los Nahuatlatos and Conjunto Heritage Taller. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave. Free. sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec.

Romance Night: Mariachi Azteca de America will perform traditional Mexican love songs, boleros, ballads and rancheras. The show will also include a tribute to Vicente Fernandez. Opening of the Guadalupe Youth Mariachis Ensemble. 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos St. $35-$350, guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Kidneys for comedy: Comedian Reginald Ballard, music producer Brad Jordan and comedian Cleto Rodriguez unite for a good cause. They will tell goofy stories and talk about their experiences with kidney disease to raise money to support kidney disease patients statewide. 7 p.m. Saturday, River Walk plaza, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. $75, tobincenter.org.

Autograph party on and off Fred Road: Spend the weekend browsing San Antonio’s artist studios and galleries in the Deco District on the On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour. An opening evening will allow participants to taste the work of participating artists. Party 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. Self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, as well as April 30 and May 1. $10 catalog includes admission for two to all tour events, onandofffred.org.

Exhibition of hungry artists: Exhibition presenting the work of more than 30 artists from San Antonio for the benefit of the small church of La Villita. Art featured at the fair will include original paintings, pottery, jewelry, metal work and embroidery. 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, La Villita Historic Arts Village, 418 Villita St. Free, Facebook: @LaVillitaHistoricArtsVillage.


Citizen Cope: Musically, Clarence Greenwood (aka Citizen Cope) has one foot in the past and one in the present, combining folk and blues music with cutting-edge production techniques more commonly associated with hip-hop. Lyrically, the socially conscious artist can be fully in the present, as on the “Heroin and Helicopters” album (avoid them both, Carlos Santana once told him), or more reflective, as on his last “The Pull of Niagara Falls”. .” 7 p.m. Sunday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Circle Auditorium. $30 to $55, tobincenter.org.

Parker String Quartet: This Grammy-winning string quartet will perform music by Bach and Schumann, among others. 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place. $25, sacms.org.

Cochineal Nature and Art: Artists from San Antonio present works inspired by the cochineal, an insect native to Mexico that is used to make a bright red pigment or dye. This show will merge art, science and nature with activities such as screen printing, a seed exchange and a kite-building workshop. 6 p.m. Sunday, Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St. Free, Facebook: @Parc des Confluences.

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