What is DreamWeek San Antonio?
DreamWeek San Antonio, held each year in January, extends the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream by providing an approximately two-week-long series of countless events that promote diversity, equality, and social progress and inspire conversation.
The annual event is a pillar of diversity and inclusion in San Antonio and has grown into a transformative experience whose mission is to "celebrate humanity by creating environments for civil and civic engagement to embrace ideas and dreams for the common good."
It has emerged as a powerful celebration of cultural heritage, fostering unity, dialogue and understanding. This celebration takes many forms and can range anywhere from large-scale community events to intimate conversations with human rights activists.
All scheduled events run from January 12 – 28, 2024, and take place across the entire city. Visit each event's website for details, scheduling updates, and admission fees.
A Sampling of Upcoming DreamWeek Events
DreamWeek San Antonio is filled with hundreds of events, all with different causes, purposes, and experiences. We have provided a sampling of upcoming events below, but do not limit yourself to the array of events you can take part in over the next two weeks!
Creativity on Display
Wardell Picquet and Alethia Jones
Exhibit Ends: February 16, 2024
One gallery, two amazing visual artists — The Carver Community Cultural Center will host The Carver Center Presents: Wardell Piquet and Alethia Jones Gallery Exhibition. Discover works from Wardell Picquet and Alethia Jones throughout DreamWeek and into February. With themes like relationships in the human experience, mental illness, and challenging traditional notions of God’s character, this free exhibit is sure to leave an impression on all who get to experience it.
Mind, Body, & Soul
Yoga in the Museum at SAMA
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Stimulate mind, body and soul during Yoga in the Museum: DreamWeek edition. Join the San Antonio Museum of Art and Invitation Yoga for this unique experience suited for all levels. Participants can design their own positive affirmation card to take as a souvenir. But while you’re there, check out the museum’s impressive collection of African art and beyond.
Join a Virtual Talkback
Exclusive "Raisin in the Sun" Sneak Peek and Talkback (Virtual Event)
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Get a sneak peek into the upcoming production of "A Raisin in the Sun" from the Classic Theatre of San Antonio, go behind the scenes, and participate in a discussion with the production's director, cast, and production team! This one is a virtual event, so be sure to register ahead of time.
Celebrate Cultural Contributions
Briscoe Presents Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Sunday, January 21, 2024
Head to the Briscoe Western Art Museum for a film screening of "Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning." Both directed and narrated by Dorthea Lange's granddaughter, this documentary tells the story of Dorthea Lange, one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century. Take part in a Q&A with Lange's granddaughter herself, Dyanna Taylor.
Tour San Antonio's Eastside
San Antonio Black History Bus Tour - Eastside
Saturday, January 27, 2024
San Antonio's Eastside is also known as the Soul of San Antonio and has many stories to tell. Visit over fifteen Black History landmarks throughout the eastside with the San Antonio Black History Bus Tour. The tour will depart from the Carver Branch Library and set out to tour historic sites and locations. This is expected to sell out, be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time!
And So Much More
While the types of events during DreamWeek can vary, the mission stays the same, and all are invited to be a part of the ongoing journey toward a more inclusive and understanding community. DreamWeek is filled with hundreds of events that we couldn't possibly cover them all here. Be sure to check out the DreamWeek Event Calendar and find an event that speaks to you!