The Llama Party Part Deux: Makin’ Llamerica Great, Again
The Llama Party was very very pumped after that riveting debate on Tuesday, so we’re throwing a LLAMAWEEN PRE-ELECTION EXTRAVAGANZA HAPPY HOUR at Ranger Creek on Friday, October 28, 5-9pm.
There are many many reasons you will want to attend this event. Here are a few:
- Arrive in costume, and you’ll get a Llama Party cocktail glass “while supplies last,” as they say. (FYI — These are the glasses from my birthday party.)
- Bring a pup in costume, and they’ll get a special treat too.
- There will be a costume contest and the winner will get very very cool Llama Gear. It’ll be so cool.
- If you or your pups come dressed as a llama (a legit llama), then you basically win the aforementioned costume contest. And everyone loves winners. Don’t be a loser.
More deets to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
If you want a “Make Llamerica Great Again” trucker hat (mesh will be blue, red bill), e-mail me. It’s on my personal server, but I won’t delete it. Promise. I need to know how many to order. (They’ll probably be $15.) Please LMK by October 9!
PSA: Running season is upon us! Whether or not the cool weather sticks around (I’m banking on not), there are fab races just about every weekend for the next six months. I’ve added a boatload this week, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more! “Not a runner?” Sure you are! Try this.
My picks for the Week:
I’ll be in Austin for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. If you can’t make it, some performances will be aired LIVE. See the bands and schedule.
South Texas Maize Maze @ Hondo, TX << A GIANT MAZE IN A CORN FIELD!
Wed, Sept 28:
Cocktails and Culture @ The Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15
Okkervil River @ The Parish (Austin) – 7pm; $30
The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!
Omakase Champagne Dinner @ Sukeban – 7pm; $99
Thur, Sept 29:
The Lumineers @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+
Taste of the Heights @ The DoSeum – 7pm; $50+
Art Off the Wall @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $10
Fri, Sept 30:
Party on the Tower Plaza Concert @ Tower of the Americas – 7-11pm; FREE!
Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!
Sat, Oct 1:
Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+
Southtown Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
BOOtanica @ Botanical Garden – 10a-2p << EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER!
Brazilian Jazz @ Carmens de la Calle – 7-11pm
Sun, Oct 2:
80s 8K @ John Gupton Stadium (Cedar Park) << RUNNING!
Octo’Beer’ Fest @ Sparky’s Pub – 4-9pm
Ballistic Bingo Sunday @ Stout House – 9-11pm; FREE!
Mon, Oct 3:
M83 @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm
Tues, Oct 4:
TPR’s Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7 << GOING!
The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+
Die Antwoord @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35
Wed, Oct 5:
Fall Jazz @ The Shops at La Cantera – 7:30pm; FREE!
Thur, Oct 6:
Croctoberfest @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm
Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+
Fri, Oct 7:
Saint Motel @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $20+ << GOING!
First Friday @ Southtown!
First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens – 6pm << COSTUME CRAWL!
Family Friendly First Friday @ Hemisfair Park – 7-10pm; FREE!
Sat, Oct 8:
Opera in the Park @ Travis Park – 5-8pm; FREE!
Foals @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+
Smokey Robinson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45+
Kris Kristofferson @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35+
SA Record Show @ New Braunfels Civic Center – 10a-6p; $5
Burton Ball @ The Korova – 6pm; $3+
Oktoberfest @ Goliad Brewing Co – 12-7pm
Sun, Oct 9:
B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7pm
Hero Fest @ Comanche Park #2 – 11a-10p
Save the Dates
Oct 11: Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner @ Silo 1604 – 6:30pm; $125 << WOW.
Oct 13: Second Thursdays @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!
Oct 13: Taj Mahal Trio @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $40
Oct 13: Nuit Blanche: A Night of Parisian Revelry @ Landa Library – 7:30-10:30pm; $175
Oct 14-15: The Dandy Warhols @ Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $20
Oct 14-16: Damon Wayans Jr @ LOL Comedy Club
Oct 14: JD McPherson @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $20
Oct 15: San Antonio Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm
Oct 15: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 7-9pm
Oct 16: The Best of Broadway Pops Show @ Empire Theatre – 4pm; $20
Oct 17: Witte Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm
Oct 20: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $25 << GOING!
Oct 21: Military Veteran Professionals Mixer on the Patio @ Cover 3 – 4:30pm
Oct 22: Circle Fest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5
Oct 21: Neon Indian @ Paper Tiger – 8pm
Oct 22: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm
Oct 22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl – 10a-12p
Oct 22: Word Camp (Word Press Camp) @ TAMU-SA – $20
Oct 22: Alta Vista Neighborhood Movie Night @ PRESS Coffee – 7-10pm
Oct 25-29: The Rocker Horror Show @ Josephine Theater
Oct 27: The Fray @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35+
Oct 27-29: Carmen by Opera San Antonio @ Tobin Center – $35+
Oct 28: Kishi Bashi @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15+
Oct 28: Nina Diaz @ Tobin Center (Carlos Alvarez Studio) – 8pm; $15
Oct 28: Muertosween Bash: Costume Dance Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $35
Oct 28: Halloween Fest @ The River Walk – 7-10:30pm
Oct 29: Halloween Music in a cave @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 7pm; $30
Oct 29: Dia de los Muertos @ New Braunfels Farmers Market – 5-10pm
Oct 29-30: Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita
Oct 29-30: Mala Luna Music Fest @ Lone Star Brewery
Oct 30: Friendly Spot Turns 7 @ The Friendly Spot – 11a-7p
Oct 30: The Princess Bride @ The McNay – 2-4pm
Oct 31: Beats Antique @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm << GOING!
Nov 2: Lettuce @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+ << NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY
Nov 2: Toni Braxton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+
Nov 3: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18
Nov 4: Kaleo @ Aztec Theater – 7:30pm; $20+
Nov 5: Stewart Copeland @ Tobin Center – 8pm
Nov 5: Southtown Cinema: The Goonies @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Nov 6: YOSA: Remembering Bowie @ Tobin Center – 7pm
Nov 9: Dream Theater @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+
Nov 10: Galactic @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm
Nov 11: Reverend Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25
Nov 11: Indigo Girls @ Gruene Hall – $45
Nov 12: TEDxSanAntonio @ Witte Museum – all day; $70+
Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+
Nov 17: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+
Nov 18: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+
Nov 18-Jan 1: Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo
Nov 19: Southtown Cinema: The Three Amigos @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Nov 19: Ottmar Liebert @ The Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+
Nov 28: John Cleese & Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON!) @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60+
Nov 29: Ms Lauryn Hill @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $60+
Dec 3: Southtown Cinema: Ratatouille @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Dec 6: Billy Joel @ AT&T Center
Dec 6: Goo Goo Dolls @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm
Dec 8: Dolly Parton @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $$$
Dec 17: Southtown Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Dec 23: SA Symphony play Home Alone sound track @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25+
Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+
Feb 3: Jay Leno @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm
Fall running season is here! Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!
Local running stores:
Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!
Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov
Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov
6-Pack Beer Challenge 5Ks – Oct-Dec
Taco Trample 5K @ Floresville – Oct 1
Capital to Coast 223 Mile Relay @ Austin to Corpus Christi – Oct 14-15 << RUNNING!
Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15
SA Food Truck Showdown @ UIW – Oct 22
Shamrock Series 5K @ Maverick Plaza – Nov 12 << GO IRISH!
#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12
Ranger Creek 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – Nov 13 << YAY!
Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19
3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 22 << MY FAV!
Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1 << RUNNING!
Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23