San Antonio Scoop: A Guide to May Events

Hooray—it’s May! Crank up the A/C and grab your water bottle, am I right?!

There are TONS of great events happening in San Antonio this month, and many are in conjunction with SA300: A Tricentennial Celebration.

Stay tuned, as we continue to update this page throughout the month with events as they are announced. Happy May, everyone!

Tuesday, May 1

Free Family Night at The DoSeum, 5:30–7:30 P.M.—The first 1,500 guests will be admitted; arrive early to ensure entry. Parking is limited. No outside food allowed inside. FREE!

Story Time in the Book Garden, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Story Time is held each Tuesday morning and includes a fun activity to accompany it! There will also be the Book Garden, a mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free, take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age four. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.

Thursday, May 3

Just Breathe Vitality Parent Cafe, 9:00–11:00 A.M. at The Neighborhood Place—Are you a parent? At times you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed with the stress of raising a family. You’re not alone! Join other parents dealing with the same or similar stressors. Breakfast served. Childcare not available. 

Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms, 6:00–8:00 P.M. at The DoSeum—Hosted by Alamo City Moms Blog, Bloom is geared toward moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, or are planning on growing their family soon. We are thrilled to host this year’s event, provide an evening of food, educational resources, giveaways, and swag, and connect moms and families with relevant local resources. Tickets are $30.

Friday, May 4

ArtStroll: Look All Around, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at McNay Art Museum—Explore the McNay with your little one with a stroller tour and story time. Tap into sensory and immersive experiences through play this summer. Free with Museum admission or membership. Children and teens always receive free admission.

Arts for All Day at the McNay, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. at McNay Art Museum—Arts for All day will celebrate the unique culture and heritage of our region through artistic presentations and exhibitions. Enjoy the McNay with free general admission for all!

Arts for All at the Witte Museum, 3:00–6:00 P.M at the Witte Mueseum—In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Commemorative Week, the Witte Museum is offering free Museum admission AND free admission to Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History.

Arts for All at San Antonio Museum of Art, 10:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M. at San Antonio Museum of Art—The Museum invites everyone to celebrate San Antonio’s Tricentennial and the arts with admission to the Museum. FREE!

Arts for All Day: Dream Tomorrow Today Prototype, 3:00–6:00 P.M at The DoSeum—Get ready to See, Do, and Be the future as The DoSeum offers a sneak peek of the new summer exhibit, Dream Tomorrow Today. They will be offering maker and art activities related to the exhibit and designing the future of San Antonio. FREE!

National Public Gardens Day, 5:30–8:30 P.M at San Antonio Botanical Garden—An official Tricentennial event, the Garden welcomes the community to celebrate National Public Gardens Day. Enjoy FREE ADMISSION from 5:30 P.M.–8:30 P.M. Share the Garden with friends, family, and neighbors who have yet to see what’s blooming. Activities include culinary demonstrations with a variety of aguas frescas with Chef Dave and Art in the Garden exhibitions on view by Diana Kersey and Rodrigo Garagarza. Please note that the Family Adventure Garden will not be open until 7:30 P.M.

May 4 & 5

Bravo! Mi Cultura Cinco de Mayo, 8:00 P.M. at Arneson River Theatre—Enjoy dance and music that will take you back to San Antonio’s Hispanic cultural heritage with a celebration for Cinco De Mayo. Featuring Fandango Dance Troupe and the dance students of Parks and Recreation, the hour-long performance is for all ages. Inclement weather can lead to cancellation. FREE!

Saturday, May 5

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Cinco de Mayo, 12:30–3:00 P.M at The San Antonio Botanical Garden—Cocktails are the ultimate botanical elixir! Join the fun, self-guided photo hunt where guests will be given a list of ingredients growing in the Garden and will find, capture, and present the images to the bartender, who will then make a cocktail out of the ingredients. Cheers! Fee per event: $20.00.

Junior Earth Scholars, 9:00–11:00 A.M. at Government Canyon—For children in grades 1–6. Join Friends of Government Canyon volunteers to explore earth education through play at the Natural Area. Young Scholars will participate in various activities to learn about the connections between science and play. Each session will include a brief introduction, short hike, and hands-on activities. Registration required. Natural area fees apply.

Workshop: Windmill Planter, 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at area Home Depot stores—Discuss the benefits of non-polluting sustainable energy in this hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model windmill that holds a beautiful seasonal flower or low maintenance herb just in time for Mother’s Day. Once your windmill planter is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft and will receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. FREE!

Starting Out Wild: Nature Play Date, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Phil Hardberger Park—Bring your toddlers 1–4 years old for an active morning. Hands-on nature activities, crafts, movement, songs, and reading of nature books. Fun for families with young children! Please bring your own snacks and drinks. The event is free. A donation to the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested.   

12th Annual RockIT Into the Future Science Festival, 10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. at Heroes Stadium—Hosted by Girls, Inc. of San Antonio, this event engages children and their families in hands-on, minds-on STEM activities created by industry leaders in San Antonio. Girls can sit in the drivers seat of a CAT front loader, learn about jobs in food science and health, or get their hands dirty at stations set up throughout the festival. FREE!

Pan-African Festival, 11:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. at Carver Branch Library—The third annual Pan-African Cultural Festival is a free community celebration to promote unity and culture in the African World Community. Come enjoy engaging conversation, and meet brothers and sisters from the Caribbean, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, and Mexico. FREE!

Grand Opening: San Pedro Creek Culture Park, 12:00–9:00 P.M. at San Pedro Creek (715 Camaron Street)—Stroll the banks of the new, world-class linear park that honors our community’s culture, art, and nature, while serving its purpose to revitalize the creek, restore the ecosystem, improve water quality, and safely convey floodwaters. Kids activities by Bihl Haus Arts, ArtPace, San Anto Cultural Arts, Southwest School of Art, SAY Sí, and Henry Ford Academy. Food Trucks by American Indians in Texas, Bahama Buck’s, Drake’s Fun Foods, Chela’s Tacos, Gypsy Diner, Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco, SlimeDog, The Pit Stop, Lone Star Food Truck, Just Smash ‘Em Lemonade. FREE!

Cinco de Mayo with Olivia the Pig AND Dragons Love Tacos, 6:30 P.M. at The Twig Book Shop—Costumed character appearance, plus story time with Miss Anastasia. FREE!

Coco at Mission Marquee Plaza—Outdoor movie screening. FREE!

Super Fun Saturday-Silly Senses!, 1:00–3:00 P.M. at Hemisfair, A fun day of sensory play! Explore textures, sights, sounds, and tastes at this afternoon of play brought to you in partnership with Trinidad Realty Partners. Participants include: Scooped Cookie Dough Bar, Children’s musician Sarah McSweeney Music, Happy Tails Entertainment, and San Antonio Pets Alive Mobile Unit will be on-site. Children can interact with dogs and cats and participate in an interactive activity. Have more “super fun” with: water play with beach balls in the splash pad, sand play with buckets in the sand pit, Big Blue Blocks on the lawn, and balloon art (available while supplies last). FREE!

Sunday, May 6

Family Flower Walk, 8:30–10:00 A.M. at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center—Enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers and gardens of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center with the whole family. Guided walk will be approximately 1.5 miles in length, but you are welcome to turn back whenever you like. Bring your camera and make your own flower guide! Dress for the weather, bring water, and we recommend closed-toe shoes. Free with center admission.

Family Day See + Do: Hello, Mummy!, 1:00–4:00 P.M. at San Antonio Museum of Art—Walk like an Egyptian to this fun-filled family day inspired by the special exhibition, Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion. Write your name in hieroglyphs, paint Egyptian designs, and wrap your own mummy animal sculpture as you explore the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Free with museum admission. Pro tip: Enter the museum before noon and everyone gets in FREE!

Our Creative World, 2:30 P.M. at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts—CCSA and guest artists join San Antonio in a Tricentennial celebration of our creative world! Explore stories of our ancestors, share our vision of the future, and discover a new pride your global citizenship. Tickets: $8, $13, $18, and $28.

A Joyful Noise, 8:00 P.M. at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts—The YOSA Philharmonic joins in San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration, as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms brings together choirs from different faith traditions in an uplifting collaborative performance. Falla’s Spanish Dance No. 1 looks forward to YOSA’s summer concert tour to Spain and the Canary Islands, before Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 closes out the concert season triumphantly. 

Síclovía, 11:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M., Síclovía is a free event that turns major city streets into a safe place for people to exercise and play.The streets become temporarily car-free for about four hours on Sundays for families to run, ride bikes, take exercise classes, and enjoy their city streets.

Monday, May 7

Big Blue Blocks, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn: the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and the use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun. FREE!

Tuesday, May 8

Story Time in the Book Garden, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Story Time is held each Tuesday morning and includes a fun activity to accompany it! There will also be the Book Garden, a mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free, take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age 4. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.

Second Thursday at the McNay, 6:00–9:00 P.M. at McNay Art Museum—A night of music, art, food, and drinks! Experience art and enjoy FREE general admission to the Museum during this family and pet-friendly event that is open to ALL. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to lounge on the grounds while listening to Garrett T. Capps on the front lawn. Food trucks, gallery tours, and art activities will be available to attendees. 

Wednesday, May 9

Elementary: Ethnobotany, 9:30–11:30 A.M. at Phil Hardberger Park East (Blanco Road)—Elementary classes recommended for ages 7–10 years old. Students will explore the relationships between plants and culture called Ethnobotany. Students will use plants to create nature art. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Nature walk and kid-friendly activity included.  For information about the classes, contact [email protected]. A donation of $3 per person or $5 per family to the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is suggested.

Made in S.A. Film Series: Selena, 8:00 P.M. at Central Library—Outdoor movie screening. As San Antonio celebrates its Tricentennial, Texas Public Radio partners with the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and Slab Cinema to present six free outdoor screenings of films shot in San Antonio, at (or near!) their actual locations. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Movie starts at dusk. FREE!

Splendor in Garden Presents: la dolce vita, 6:30–9:30 P.M. at San Antonio Botanical Garden—Enjoy a sunset cocktail hour as you stroll passeggiata to the new Family Adventure Garden for prosecco, antipasti, and signature cocktails among friends before moving to the Conservatory or WaterSaver Garden for a fresh-from-the-garden Italian-inspired alfresco dinner under the stars. The evening will unwind with after-dinner drinks and a dolci station as you take in the majestic setting of the Garden. Salute! La dolce vita will support the Botanical Garden’s mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives through programs such as: Terrarium Ecosystem Field Trips, Culinary Health and Wellness, the Children’s Vegetable Garden, summer culinary, science, explorers, and arts camps, and the Family Adventure Garden.

Thursday, May 10

Middle School: Career Day in the Park, 9:30–11:30 A.M. at Phil Hardberger Park East (Blanco Road)—Recommended for ages 10–14 years old. Students will be introduced to several guest speakers who tell about their nature-related careers. Students can ask questions of a panel of science- and nature-related professionals from San Antonio. Nature walk included. Kid-friendly activity for each class. For information about the classes, contact: [email protected]. A donation of $3 per person or $5 per family is suggested. 

Friday, May 11

Coco at Bulverde Community Park, 8:00 P.M.—Outdoor showing starts at dusk. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs. FREE!

May 11–12

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean, 7:30 P.M. at Majestic Theatre—Presented by San Antonio Symphony. Watch the adventures of Captain Jack and his motley crew unfold in this thrilling adventure on the big screen while the San Antonio Symphony orchestra simultaneously performs the electrifying score of the sensational blockbuster. Tickets $25–65.

Saturday, May 12

Our Family Reads: Discuss Animal Welfare with Councilman Saldaña, 2:30–4:30 P.M. at Cortez Library—San Antonio is a compassionate city, and that extends to our four-legged friends as well. Join Councilman Rey Saldaña to learn more about responsible pet ownership and the importance of lending your voice to those that cannot speak for themselves. Join a special animal-themed story time, color your own cut-out dog and add it to the District Four “dog park,” learn how to make DIY dog toys, and more. Also on site will be community partners including Animal Care Services, SNAPUS, San Antonio Feral Cats, and SA Pets Alive. FREE!

Sunday, May 13

Grease Mother’s Day Sing-A-Long— Our favorite Grease Sing-A-Long is back at the Aztec on Mother’s Day presented by Alamo City Moms Blog! Join us for an early matinee showing and then head over to our friends at Hard Rock Cafe for 20% off your dinner meal (they’re also open for lunch if you just can’t wait to grab a full meal)! Doors open at 2:00 P.M., and the show begins at 3:00 P.M. All ages welcome; this is a perfect event for the whole family. Concessions will be available at the theatre during the show. 

Sunday Jazz at the Witte, 3:00–6:00 P.M. at the Witte Museum—Sunday Jazz is back for its 14th season with a Tricentennial twist! Join the Witte Museum campus and relax under the pecan trees in the Will Smith Amphitheater and enjoy the sounds of San Antonio Jazz. This event is free with general Museum admission or Witte Museum and KRTU membership. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Prassel Auditorium. Food will be for sale by Cheesy Jane’s. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks, please.

Monday, May 14

Little Sprouts: Aqua Time!, 10:00–11:30 A.M. at San Antonio Botanical Garden—For ages 3–5 years. Explore the world of water! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts, and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All children and adults must be registered to attend. Registration $10 per adult, $5 per child. 

Big Blue Blocks, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn: the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and the use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun. FREE!

Tuesday, May 15

Story Time in the Book Garden, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Story Time is held each Tuesday morning and includes a fun activity to accompany it! There will also be the Book Garden, a mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free, take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age 4. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.

May 16–20

Tejano Conjunto Festival, times vary at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center—Hosted annually by San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Tejano Conjunto Festival is a springtime event featuring Conjunto Hall of Fame award winners and other national and international conjunto musicians. A perfect setting for dancing, this festival is a well-curated musical celebration of the Latino heritage. Food vendors will be on site over the course of this multiple-day festival.

Thursday, May 17

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, 7:15 P.M. at Mission Marquee Plaza—Outdoor movie screening. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs. When his beloved bicycle is stolen at a shopping mall, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) sets across the country on the adventure of a lifetime. Believing his bike is in the basement of the Alamo, Pee-wee hitchhikes to Texas charming bikers, waitresses, and movie producers along the way. In his first feature film, Tim Burton directs and Danny Elfman composes the score. USA. 1985. English. 91 min. Color. PG. Warner Bros. FREE!

May 17–20

Culinaria Festival, times vary at La Cantera Resort and Spa—It’s the place to see San Antonio’s best chefs all in one place, and all you pay is the price of admission to rub elbows with some of the brightest stars in our city—not to mention, taste, taste, and taste some more of the culinary creations they’ve designed. Add to the flavors your choice of wine, beer, or cocktails and the setting of the Texas Hill Country, and your weekend is complete at this year’s Culinaria Festival.

Saturday, May 19

Color and Texture in Nature, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Phil Hardberger Park West (NW Military Hwy.)—Alamo Area Master Naturalist, Christina Davis, presents during a nature walk along the trails near the Urban Ecology Center. Kid-friendly activity included. The event is free, but a donation to the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested.

Safe Kids Day with ACMB + UHS, 10:00 A.M. at Lowe’s—Join ACMB, University Health System, and the Safe Kids San Antonio coalition for Safe Kids Day! This free, family-friendly event will feature: Several fire trucks from BCFD District 2 and the San Antonio Fire Department; a “Smoke House” (that simulates smoke from fire and teaches kids how to evacuate); fire station bounce house; kids’ firefighter challenge; how to use a fire extinguisher and put out a fire; Chevy vehicle to highlight teen driver safety; spot the tot parent challenge; the dangers of heatstroke; a FedEx Truck walkthrough; Union Pacific Rail truck; games/activities focusing on home safety, water safety, concussion prevention, buckle up safety, pedestrian and bike safety; a blow up BRAIN where attendees can walk through the brain and see the different parts; AND A BOOSTER SEAT GIVEAWAY! FREE!

Bruce the Bear!, 10:30 A.M. at The Twig Book Shop—Costumed character appearance and story time with Miss Anastasia. FREE!

Weekend Big Blue Blocks, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn is the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and the use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun. FREE!

Art in the Park, 11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Join our partner The Magik Theatre for a free theatrical play workshop for kids ages 4–11. This month is: A Wrinkle in Time. FREE!

Brews and Blooms, 7:00–10:00 P.M. at San Antonio Botanical Garden—Brews and Blooms is a fun and casual evening for adults 21 and older. Craft brew sampling, food booths, Two Ten Entertainment Music DJ, live music by The Lost Project, adult games provided by Rent Giant Games, and fun photos by Reel Photo Booth, all set in the gorgeous, flowering Botanical Garden. Brews and Blooms isn’t your typical beer garden!

The Great American Read Kick-off, 2:00 P.M. at Central Library—Bring the whole family for fun activities, a meet and greet with Curious George, and a sneak-peek of the premiere episode! And if you’ve ever wanted to be on TV, now’s your chance: we’ll be recording videos for upcoming promotions and want you to be part of the fun. FREE!

Wonder Woman, at Mission Marquee Plaza—Outdoor movie screening. FREE!

May 19–20

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, times vary at Alamodome—Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream.

Sunday, May 20

YOSApalooza, 6:00 P.M. at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts—Join YOSA for the fourth annual YOSApalooza featuring all nine YOSA orchestras together for one spectacular concert. A simulcast of the concert will be broadcasted on the giant screen in the Will Naylor Smith Plaza along the San Antonio River Walk. This is a free concert, but tickets in the H-E-B Performance Hall are limited to three per family. FREE!

Monday, May 21

Big Blue Blocks, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn: the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and the use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun. FREE!

Tuesday, May 22

Story Time in the Book Garden, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Story Time is held each Tuesday morning and includes a fun activity to accompany it! There will also be the Book Garden, a mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free, take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age 4. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.

Saturday, May 26

Texas Salsa Festival, 1:00–6:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Enjoy a beautiful day at Hemisfair while sampling salsas from the best commercial salsas, restaurants, and locals in the state and vote for your favorite! Plus, live music, Salsa dancing and demos, art, interactive games and children’s activities, and plenty of authentic local SA cuisine, cold beer, wine, aguas frescas, and more for purchase. The Texas Salsa Fest is an all ages, pet-friendly event happening rain or shine. 

Art in the Park with San Antonio Dance Umbrella, 11:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M at Hemisfair—Join San Antonio Dance Umbrella for a Brazilian Samba dance workshop with Samba Vida Drum & Dance Co. for kids ages 4–11. Please dress to dance comfortably outdoors. Parental supervision required, seating provided.

Dino Dash 5K, 7:00 A.M. at Witte Museum—This family-friendly and chip timed run/walk begins and ends at the beautiful Witte Museum campus and goes through Brackenridge Park. The Witte Museum 5K and Dino Dash has a special Witte twist! Have your photo taken with Tiny Tex, don your dino-best attire, and join the the T-Rex Stampede! After rumbling with the dinos, enjoy a first look at the world premiere of Predators vs. Prey: Dinosaurs on the Land Before Texas. General Admission is included with your race registration. Predators vs. Prey is $7 for members and $8 for non-members. This event benefits the Witte’s educational programs by underwriting admissions, program and exhibition fees, and bus transportation for students.

Just Dance, 3:00–6:00 P.M.. at Carver Community Cultural Center—Presented by Stone Oak Dance Academy, this end-of-year recital showcases students hard work throughout the year. Tickets are $15.

Monday, May 28

Big Blue Blocks, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Hemisfair—Big Blue Blocks on the Great Lawn: the perfect play date for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allow for creativity and the use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun. FREE!

Tuesday, May 29

Story Time in the Book Garden, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Hemisfair—Story Time is held each Tuesday morning and includes a fun activity to accompany it! There will also be the Book Garden, a mobile library, out in the park, so you can take a free book or donate any that you’re done with. It’s a free, take-a-book, leave-a-book library for your family! Perfect for kids under age 4. Story Time will be in Central Games Plaza.

Thursday, May 31

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, 8:00–10:00 P.M. at McNay Art Museum—When his beloved bicycle is stolen at a shopping mall, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) sets across the country on the adventure of a lifetime. Believing his bike is in the basement of the Alamo, Pee-wee hitchhikes to Texas charming bikers, waitresses, and movie producers along the way. In his first feature film, Tim Burton directs and Danny Elfman composes the score. USA. 1985. English. 91 min. Color. PG. Warner Bros.

April 24–June 7

Disney’s Aladdin Dual-Language Edition at The Magik Theatre—Good for ages 3 and up, ideal for ages 5–10. Disney’s Aladdin Dual-Language Edition is based on the original tale from 1001 Arabian Nights, and features the Academy Award-winning score from Disney’s animated classic. Magik’s production features San Antonio local Sebastien de la Cruz in the title role of Aladdin. This dual-language version in both Spanish and English takes the Disney tale and revamps it to make language a key element of the plot. Our story begins centuries ago, when the royalty of Agrabah spoke one language and the citizens another. Communication is impossible without translation, which is controlled by the evil vizier, Jafar. When the rebellious princess, Jazmin, and a delinquent street rat, Aladdin, meet in the marketplace, they find something special in one another. Together, they work to transcend the barriers between them and, with a little magic, help create a better future for themselves and for Agrabah. Tickets: $12–13.50.

May 5–6, 12–13, 19–20, 26–27

Educator’s Month Promo—The DoSeum is honoring educators with free admission every weekend for the entire month of May! 

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Friday Public Programs, 6:30 P.M., 7:30 P.M., & 9:00 P.M. at Scobee Planetarium—Three different presentations for different ages: Perfect Little Planet (35 min.) at 6:30 P.M., family presentation for all ages; Spring Sky Tonight Live (50 min.) at 7:30 P.M., children must be 6 years or older; and Dark Matter Mysteries (38 min.) at 9:00 P.M., children must be 6 years or older. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each start time. Tickets: $4 per child (4–17 years) and $5 per adult. 

May 1820 & 2527

A Wrinkle in Time, at The Magik Theatre—Adapted from the Newbery Award-winning book by Madeleine L’Engle, who is known for works that reflect both her Christian faith and her interest in science. This young adult novel is a coming-of-age classic, a sci-fi fantasy cult favorite, and a moral examination of good and evil. In addition to the Newbery Award, it’s the winner of the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Ever since her father vanished under mysterious circumstances, Meg Murry’s life has been spiraling out of control. But one dark and stormy night, Mrs. Whatsit appears to bring her on a magical and dangerous adventure to bring her father home. Join Meg, her extraordinary brother Charles Wallace, their pal Calvin, and a host of extraterrestrial friends and foes as they journey into the heart of a terrible evil in the hope of reuniting a fragmented family. This heartwarming adventure across the stars is adapted for the stage by James Sie. Show run-time is approximately a little more than two hours with an intermission.

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