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Classic Porsches; 'The Four Seasons'; & Randy Rainbow: Your Weekend's Here!

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From a Hill Country excursion to the San Antonio Symphony, to a performance from an internet sensation, your weekend is here.

First off, hit Interstate 10 west and head for Comfort.

"The Hill Country rally is coming through Comfort,” Artgives.org’s David Frank said. “They're going to be there with roughly 150 classic, air-cooled Porsches.”

IF YOU GO What: Classic car rally and mini arts festival Where: Downtown Comfort When: Porsche rally 6 p.m. Friday; arts festival 1 p.m. Saturday Cost:  Free

 
Then, on Saturday afternoon, check out a free open-air event in the downtown's historic district.

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Comfort mini arts festival.

“We are hosting what we are calling a mini-arts festival. And it's at the property known as Gatherings on High,” Frank said. “We're going to have some live music on the corner. About a half a dozen plus artists, some local and Hill Country artists from Comfort and Boerne."

Many San Antonians also head to the Hill Country this time of year to take in the spring wildflowers.

Friday through Sunday, the San Antonio Symphony's Karina Bharne said its performing one of its most-loved concerts: "The Four Seasons."

IF YOU GO What: San Antonio Symphony Vivaldi concert Where: The Tobin Center When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Cost:  $20-$96

That Vivaldi piece has stood the test of time, and will be performed at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.  

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San Antonio Symphony rehearses for an upcoming performance of the works of Vivaldi.

“We are going to be joined by the fabulous NadjaSalerno-Sonnenberg who is going to be performing 'The Four Seasons' as well as a suite from ‘Carmen,’ " she said.

Then, on Sunday, YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow is at the Aztec Theater. His music parody videos begin with tightly edited fake interviews, featuring politicians gleaned from the news channels.

IF YOU GO What: Randy Rainbow Where: The Aztec Theater When: 7 p.m. Sunday Cost:  $35

 
“Usually, I'll go by what's trending, what people are talking about on social media,” Rainbow said. “And from there, if it's a song, I'm a show queen, as they say. I think in terms of musical theater, so I always think in show tunes anyway.”

The fake interview videos usually transition into Broadway musical pieces. Many of his YouTube videos have views into the millions. As for his performance at the Aztec, he's put a band together and is on tour.

"My most popular video song parodies live on stage,” he said. “And then a little comedy sprinkled in between. Then we do a little Q&A, and it's a lot of fun."

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org