Viva Las Llamas

It’s Battle of Flowers Day, which is one of my favorite days of the year. Go out and enjoy yourselves! This list will be here if you need it.

And don’t forget that my 5th birthday party, Cinco de Llama,  is in just 8 days featuring llama-ritas, commemorative glassware, Mr Meximum food truck, SA Snowie snow cones, cookies, pinatas, hats, and maybe some other cool stuff I’ll rummage up. I’ll be pulling out some throwback party activities too.

I’m also still looking for a llama.

ReadAbouts

COMING SOON: Mayoral and City Council Voting

Artist’s Critique of Campaign Signs

Top 25 NEW BBQ Joints in Texas

New Rackspace CEO

Filmmakers’ Journey on the RIo Grande

There’s a Cardi B float.

Behind the Scenes at Cornyation

PSA: Avoid parking at The Pearl for the next 3 days. The parking lots under the bridges are taken over by the parades, and your car will be moved if it’s left there. (Happened to a friend. It was seriously just moved down the street, not towed.)

The Short List:

All Weekend:

Buda Wiener Dog Races: GAME OF WIENERS!

Friday

*Battle of Flowers Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 9:30am << IN THE MORNING NOW!

*FredStock Music Fest @ SAC – 12-10pm

*Fiesta Night III: Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 5pm-midnight

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Saturday

*Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 7-10pm

*Fiesta Pooch Parade @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 7:45-11am; $25

*King William Fair Parade @ King William Historic District – 9am

TEDxSanAntonio Viewing Event @ Blue Star Brewing – 12:30-2:30pm; FREE!

Thru the Chute Cardboard Boat Race @ New Braunfels City Tube Chute – 10a-2p

Sunday

RECOVER!

This Week:

All Month:

Free Thursday Music Series @ The County Line – 7:30pm

Poetry Month

Pearl Gives Back @ Pearl Bottling Dept

All Week:

*FIESTA SAN ANTONIO! << THRU APR 28

*Fiesta de los Reyes @ Market Square << THRU APR 28

National Park Week!

During the Week:

*Cornyation @ Empire Theatre – 7pm & 10pm; $15-45

*NIOSA @ La Villita – 6pm-midnight << BUY A HAT FROM THE LLAMA ON WEDNESDAY!

All Weekend:

Buda Wiener Dog Races: GAME OF WIENERS!

Fri, Apr 26:

*Battle of Flowers Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 9:30am << IN THE MORNING NOW!

*FredStock Music Fest @ SAC – 12-10pm

*Big Deck Fiesta @ Still Golden – 9am-close

*Battle of Flowers Parade AFTER PARTY @ The Pearl – 12:30-5pm

*Blue Duck’s Battle of Flowers Open House @ 2018 Ave B – 12-2pm

*Fiesta Night III: Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 5pm-midnight

*Fiesta Parade Parties @ Roadmap Brewing – 11a-11p

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Sat, Apr 27:

*Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 7-10pm

*Fiesta Pooch Parade @ ALamo Heights Swimming Pool – 7:45-11am; $25

*Free-Esta @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

*King William Fair Parade @ King William Historic District – 9am

*King William Fair Tweed Ride @ Brackenridge HS – 8-11:30am

*King William Fair @ King William Historic District – 9a-6p; $13

*Josh Glenn Experiment @ King William Fair – 3-4pm

*Fiesta Cool Down @ Ivy Hall (The Good Kind) – 11a-8p

TEDxSanAntonio Viewing Event @ Blue Star Brewing – 12:30-2:30pm; FREE!

Pioneer Sweet Cream Tasting @ The Guenther House – 8a-2p

Crawfish Boil & Beer Release @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Thru the Chute Cardboard Boat Race @ New Braunfels City Tube Chute – 10a-2p

Crawfest Cook-Off @ Comal County Fairgrounds (New Braunfels) – 11am-midnight; $10-15

Sun, Apr 28:

LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF FIESTA

Recovery.

Selena Drag Brunch @ Paramour – 10a-3p; $20

Next Week

Mon, Apr 29:

*The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show @ The McNay – 6-7:30pm

Yoga Basics @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6:30-7:30pm

MarioKart Mondays @ Viva Tacoland – 7pm-midnight

Tues, Apr 30:

Los Amigos Invisibles @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Grand Opening of Hot Wells of Bexar County – 10a-noon

Yoga & Pints w/ Sound Bites @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm; $5

Dia del Nino @ Pearl Parkito – 4-6pm

SAYP Happy Hour w/ Drew Galloway @ Rosella Coffee (Jones) – 6-8pm; FREE!

Wed, May 1:

SA Zoo Trail Run @ Lambert Beach Softball Field – 6:30-7:30pm

Hotel Tour @ Hotel Emma – 2-3pm

Thur, May 2:

First Thursday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

Acid Mothers Temple @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $13

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

Custom Doormat Workshop @ Crafthouse Studios – 7-9pm

Fri, May 3:

TechBloc Rally w/ Reed Hastings @ Empire Theatre – 7pm; FREE!

Kinky Friedman @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

The Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $30

Jazz in the Garden: Jose Amador & Terra Nova @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9pm

Sat, May 4:

DERBY DAY!

Seersucker Derby Day Party @ Seersucker Distillery – 2-7pm

Talk Derby To Me @ The Rustic – 12-7pm

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

May the Force Be WIth You @ Hermann Sons Rathskeller Bar – 6-10:30pm

Roller Derby May the 4th be with you Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $5-13

Avocado Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 1-5:30pm; $20-60

Pan Dulce Beer Pairing @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 2-10pm

Wein and Saengerfest @ New Braunfels, TX – 12-10pm

The Contemporary Film Series @ Ruby CIty – 7-10:30pm

Southtown Arts District Markets @ The Artisan – 10a-5p

Sun, May 5:

CINCO DE LLAMA!

Cinco de Mayo @ The Rustic – 10a-12p << MINI DONKEY?!

Cinco de Mayo @ Market Square – 10am

Cinco de Drinko @ Little Woodrow’s Stone Oak – 11a-close

Turkish Fest @ La Villita – 11a-8p

Save the Dates

May 7: Secret Supper @ TBD – 7-10pm; $125

May 7-26: Hamilton @ Majestic Theatre – $1,000,000

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 9: SA Opera: Faust @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Donut Fest @ Tobin Center Plaza – 10a-2p; $15

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 11: Southtown Arts District Markets @ The Artisan – 10a-5p

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

May 12: YOSA New World Landscapes @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16+

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 16-19: Bastrop Music Festival @ Bastrop, TX

May 23: Taste of the Dominion @ Dominion Country Club – 6-9pm; $45

May 23-26: Hot Luck Fest @ Austin

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 8: United We Brunch @ La Cantera Resort – 11am; $40-75

Jun 13: Local Natives @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jun 20: Handcrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4pm; FREE!

Jul 5: Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $40+

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Jul 20-21: Float Fest @ Gonzalez, TX

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 4: Wiz Khalifa @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $40+

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:15pm; $25+

Aug 23: George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic @ Aztec Theater – 8pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

Aug 31: The Revivalists w/ White Denim @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. Whether you like an occasional 5K or you’re training for your first marathon, I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fun races! Please wear an ID when you’re training.

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Margarita Run 5K & 10K @ Mission County Park – Apr 27

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Fiesta Wildflower Ride 20-60mi @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 28

3 Miles for SMiles 5K @ Walker Ranch Historical Landmark Park – May 11

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11

Run for the Roses 5K @ The Atonement Academy – May 18

Texas Too Hot 15K/5K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 14

El Chupacabra 5K/10K @ 11600 Starcrest – Jul 19