Lla(ma) Lla(ma) Lland

 

The weather made for a brutal start to the week, and if that’s still got you bummed out, it’s time to turn that frown upside down – The Llama is here with a fresh list-o-fun! (Plus, it’s almost Friday.)

Sip wine and watch sappy Oscar acceptance speeches on Sunday!

Eat and drink to your liver’s content (and then some) on Fat Tuesday!

Remember the Alamo with commemorative festivities all week!

 

Nasty storms and pesky tornados can’t stop San Antonio from having fun!

 

And now that I’ve exceeded my exclamation mark quota for the week, I’ll let you enjoy the newsbits and awesome events coming up in SATX…

 

ReadAbouts

Luby’s #squarefish is at HEB.

HCR75: The Texas state flag and the Chilean flag are NOT the same thing.

SELENA. COFFEE. CUPS.

Sign up for the Tricentennial Community Service Initiative.

New Music from At the Drive In

Taxi drones are real. So are Uberplanes.

Luke closed. 🙁

What does “puro” mean to you?

 

PSA: If you were impacted by the storms last Sunday, you’re probably in full-on clean-up mode. Watch out for scams! Also, totally cool, legitimate local businesses are here to help get folks back on their feet… check out storm relief fundraisers and keep your eyes peeled for more popping up every day.

 

My Picks for the Week:

 

Friday

Puro Café Meetup @ Brown Coffee (1800 Broadway) – 8am

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm; $15

Cookie and Beer Pairing @ Busted Sandal Brewing Company – 5-9:30pm

 

Saturday

El Taco Run 5K @ VFW Post 76

Mardi Gras River Parade & Festival @ Arneson River Theatre – 1-6pm

The Band of Heathens Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

San Antonio Lager Release Party @ Ranger Creek – 4-9pm

 

Sunday

Oscars Party @ Nectar Wine Bar – 7-10pm; FREE!

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11a-3p << RESCHEDULED!

Bidi Bidi Banda – A Tribute to Selena @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Jazz on the River @ The River Walk – 7-8pm

Startup Weekend @ Geekdom

The Alamo Commemorate

CineFestival @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

 

Thur, Feb 23:

Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $5

Stargazing with Cosmic Cocktails @ Cibolo Nature Center – 7-9pm; $5-10

Huey Lewis & the News @ AT&T Center (Rodeo) – 7pm

Coffee with Compass Rose @ Pan American Library – 5-6pm

Beer. Bacon. Bingo! @ Alamo Beer – 6:30-9pm

 

Fri, Feb 24:

Puro Café Meetup @ Brown Coffee (1800 Broadway) – 8am

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm; $15

Cookie Beer Pairing @ Busted Sandal Brewing Company – 5-9:30pm

Billy Crystal @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $60+

Texas Trail Roundup 3-Day Walk Fest @ Holiday Inn Downtown – 8pml $3

 

Sat, Feb 25:

El Taco Run 5K @ VFW Post 76

SApreservation 5K: Monte Vista Edition @ Laurel Heights Church

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA Convocation Center

Mardi Gras River Parade & Festival @ Arneson River Theatre – 1-6pm

Beethoven Maennerchor 105th Anniversary Concert @ Tobin Center – 7-10pm; FREE!

The Band of Heathens Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $15

Joseph @ The Parish (Austin) – 7pm; $20

San Antonio Lager Release Party @ Ranger Creek – 4-9pm

St Arnold Beer Dinner @ Flying Saucer – 5pm

1 Year Anniversary Party @ The Growler Exchange – 5-8pm

SAYP Clean Up and Lunch @ Stone Oak Park – 11a-1p

Austin Oyster Festival @ French Legation Museum (Austin) – 12-6pm; $45

 

Sun, Feb 26:

Getaway 5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex

THE OSCARS!

Oscars Party @ Nectar Wine Bar – 7-10pm; FREE!

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11a-3p << RESCHEDULED!

Cook Like a Texan Feast @ The Pearl Stable – 6-10pm; $145

Bidi Bidi Banda – A Tribute to Selena @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Jimmy Eat World @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

 

Next Week

All Month (March):

Contemporary Art Month!

 

All Week:

San Antonio Startup Week

The Alamo Commemorate

CineFestival @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

 

All Weekend:

Print Fair @ McNay Art Museum

 

Mon, Feb 27:

Swing Nite: Miss Tess & the Talkbacks @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Sourdough Beer Bread Contest @ Home Brew Party – 10am

 

Tues, Feb 28:

FAT TUESDAY!

Mardi Gras Party @ VFW Post 76 – 4pm

Mardi Gras @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Mardi Gras Party @ The Cove – 7:30-10:30pm

Mardi Gras @ Burleson Yard – 7-11pm

Mardi Gras @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $25

Mardi Gras @ The Brass Tap – 11am

Circa Survive @ Alamo City Music Hall – 6:30pm; $23

Pecha Kucha @ Pearl Stable – 6:30-11pm; $5

 

Wed, Mar 1:

ASH WEDNESDAY!

SATX at SXSW Launch Party @ Burleson Yard – 6-8:30pm; FREE! << GOING!

Rent 20th Anniversary Karaoke Party @ St Anthony Hotel – 5-7pm

Big Bad Cigar Pairing @ Growler Exchange – 7pm

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

 

Thurs, Mar 2:

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Texas Independence Day BASH @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Best of the City Party 2017 @ San Antonio Zoo – 7-10pm

Race to The Taste @ Retama Park – 5-8pm; $20

 

Fri, Mar 3:

Dale Watson and Ray Benson @ Luckenbach – 8-11:30pm; $25

Fresh Air Friday @ Main Plaza – 11:30a-1p

 

Sat, Mar 4:

Spring Open House @ Ranger Creek – 2-6; $10 << LLAMA FAV!

Son Volt @ Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $20

Mockingbird Fest @ Hemisfair – 12-5pm

Art Show @ The Hoppy Monk – 6pm

Beethoven & Brahms @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $45

Beginner Sushi Class @ Freetail Taproom – 2-4pm; $40

 

Sun, Mar 5:

Reggae Brunch @ Carmens de la Calle – 11:30a-2:30p

17th Annual Empty Bowls @ Southwest School of Art – 11a-2p

On and Off Fred Rd Studio Tour Closing Reception @ Bihl Haus Arts – 4-5pm

 

Save the Dates

Mar 7: Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theater – 7pm; $7

Mar 7: Tech2sDay: Celebrate Safe Rideshare SA @ Paramour – 5:30-7:30pm

Mar 8: ArtFULL Wednesday: Food for Thought: Oysters @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Mar 9: Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Mar 9: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $25

Mar 10: LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $60

Mar 11-19: SPRING BREAK!

Mar 11: LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 9pm; $60

Mar 13: Swing Nite: Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Mar 13: YOSA Plays Purple Rain LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Mar 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival @ The River Walk – 1-9pm

Mar 18: Fest of Tails Kite Festival & Dog Fair @ McAllister Park – 9a-4p; FREE!

Mar 18: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Season Opener @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Mar 18: Bark in the Park @ Rosedale Park – 10a-3p

Mar 18: Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $20

Mar 18: South Texas Blues Fest @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $28

Mar 19: Alamo Food Fights Spring Equinox Edition @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-7pm; $20-25

Mar 19: Hangover Fest @ Paper Tiger – all day; $25

Mar 20: Bach on the Plaza @ Main Plaza – 11pm

Mar 22: Art Making for Adults: Spanish Tiles @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Mar 23: 9th Annual Rivertini @ Windham Garden Hotel – $75 << GREAT EVENT!

Mar 23: San Antonio Flavor @ SAMA – 7-10pm

Mar 25: Workshop: Papel Picado @ McNay Art Museum – 10:30a-1:30p

Mar 26: Music Meets Modernism @ McNay Art Museum – 2-3pm

Mar 31: Chicago (the band) @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $48

Mar 31-Apr 2: The Best of Texas Hill Country @ Fredericksburg, TX

Apr 1: Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $27

Apr 1: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $45

Apr 1: Family FIESTAval @ Aggie Park – $2+

Apr 2: Songwriters in the Round @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Apr 6: Explosions in the Sky @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

Apr 7: Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Apr 7: of Montreal @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $16

Apr 7-8: Maverick Music Festival @ La Villita

Apr 10: Drive By Truckers @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Apr 11: Tech Job Fair @ The DoSeum – 5:30-9pm

Apr 12: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50

Apr 14: Robert Earl Keen & Randy Rogers Band @ Floore’s – 7:45pm; $35+

Apr 15: Portgual. The Man @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm. $25

Apr 20-30: FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 21-23: A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater – $15

Apr 22: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 23: SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

Apr 29: Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 29: The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

May 2-7: Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

May 4-7: Yelp Spring Break  @ TBD

May 5: La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

May 5: Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

May 5: CINCO DE MAYO!

May 6: Roller Derby May Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

July 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

July 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

July 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

 

Running

Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

El Taco Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Feb 25

SApreservation 5K: Monte Vista Edition @ Laurel Heights Church – Feb 25

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA Convocation Center – Feb 25

Getaway 5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Feb 26

Run to the Beat – Alamo Heights Band 5K @ AHHS – Mar 4

Give Abuse the Boot 5K @ Woodlawn Lake Park – Mar 4

Wilenchik Walk for Life @ Clemens HS – Mar 4

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – Mar 5

Margarita Madness 5K @ La Villita – Mar 11

Shamrock Shuffle 5K @ McAllister Park – Mar 17

Culinaria Wine & Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 18

4th Annual Helotes 5K Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 25

Texas 2-Way Torture Test 20-Mile Relay / 10-Mile Run @ Johnson City – Mar 25

Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Beer Co 5K @ Alamo Beer Co – Apr 1

Wanderlust Half Marathon / 10K / 5K @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach – Apr 8

Race for the Cure 5K/10K @ Alamodome – Apr 8

Austin 10/20 @ The Domain (Austin) – Apr 9

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – Apr 22

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 23 << CYCLING

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23