Llama Time is Here

 

Hello adoring fans! Apologies for skipping my post last week. It’s been a busy month, and this little llama lady needed a break + vacation. Thanks for hanging in there! (New York was really great.)

 

With a groomed mind and refreshed coat of fur, I present to you the next two weeks of to-dos in San Antonio… which includes a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of shopping and holiday things.

 

Have a holly, jolly weekend!

 

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PSA: Americans gain an average of six pounds over the holidays. That seems excessive, but I heard it on the radio so… Fake news or not, a Turkey Trot would do us all some good. Scroll all the way down for a full list of trots in SA, ATX, and the lands between.

 

The Short List:

All Weekend

Weihnachtsmarkt @ New Braunfels, TX – 10a-5p; $10

Spurs + Bexar Goods @ Outland Provision Co

Shakespeare on the River @ Arneson River Theater (Riverwalk)

 

Friday

The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

Prime Steaks on Paper Plates @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 6-9pm; $30

 

Saturday

Light the Way Holiday Festival @ UIW – 3-9:30pm

Wine Tasting & Cocktails @ Hanzo – 4-7pm; $45

2nd Anniversary Party @ Weathered Souls – 2pm-midnight; $20-40

Mac & Cheese Throwdown @ The Block SA – 1-6pm; $15-20

Chacho & Brance @ Sanchos – 7-9pm

 

Sunday

Pints, Pigskin, & Pig Roast @ The Rustic – 12pm-midnight

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Weihnachtsmarkt @ New Braunfels, TX – 10a-5p; $10

Spurs + Bexar Goods @ Outland Provision Co

Christmas Expo & Showcase @ Freeman Coliseum – 10a-6p; $6

Shakespeare on the River @ Arneson River Theater (Riverwalk)

SA Symphony w/ Akiko Fujimoto & Eric Gratz @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Alpine Art & Music Festival @ Alpine, TX

 

Fri, Nov 16:

The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

Think Science: Nanotechnology @ Pearl Stable – 12pm; FREE!

Prime Steaks on Paper Plates @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 6-9pm; $30

Downtown Lighting and Santa’s Arrival @ Downtown New Braunfels – 6-9pm

 

Sat, Nov 17:

Light the Way Holiday Festival @ UIW – 3-9:30pm

Solar Fest @ Hemisfair – 10a-4p; FREE!

Brunch & Michelada Bar @ Freetail (1604) – 9-11am

Buffalo Bayou Pairing Brunch @ Eggspectation – 12pm; $35

Wine Tasting & Cocktails @ Hanzo – 4-7pm; $45

2nd Anniversary Party @ Weathered Souls – 2pm-midnight; $20-40

Mac & Cheese Throwdown @ The Block SA – 1-6pm; $15-20

Rock n’ Roll Preview Run @ Alamo Beer – 7-10am

Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20-50

Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

An Evening w/ Hayes Carll & Jack Ingram @ Luckenbach, TX – 8-11:30pm; $20

Chacho & Brance @ Sanchos – 7-9pm

Spicy Ramen @ ITO Ramen – 3-9pm

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4pm

Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4pm; $25

 

SHOPPING:

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market @ Briscoe Western Art Museum – 10a-5p

One Day Market @ Alzafar Shrine Temple – 10a-5p

Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Sun, Nov 18:

Pints, Pigskin, & Pig Roast @ The Rustic – 12pm-midnight

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Michelada Bar & Cowboys Game @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-6pm

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

Exotic Petting Zoo & Brunch @ Hawx Burger Sonterra – 11am

Harvest of Hope Brunch and Silent Auction @ La Cantera Resort – 11a-2p; $75

Devan Jones & The Uptown Stomp @ The Bonham Exchange – 6-10:30pm

 

SHOPPING:

Fall Into Christmas Craft Show @ Little Flower Catholic School – 9a-2p

Holiday Market @ Hemisfair – 10a-4p

 

Next Week

All Thanksgiving Weekend:

The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Christmas in Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $10 << AWESOME!

 

The Weekend (Sat & Sun):

Holiday Market @ Salado Creek Market at Los Patios – 10am

 

Mon, Nov 19:

Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Young Professionals Friendsgiving Potluck @ UTSA (GSR1.204) – 6-8pm; FREE!

Tasting the Stars @ High Street Wine Co – 6-7pm

 

Tues, Nov 20:

Two Ton Tuesday Thanksgiving Show @ Gruene Hall – 7:30pm; $5

Fried Chicken & Champagne Night @ Downstairs at Esquire – 5pm

 

Wed, Nov 21:

THANKSGIVING EVE!

Pregame Turkey Day @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7pm

The Texas’ Free Friendsgiving Hoedown @ Paper Tiger – 8pm-midnight

Thanksgiving Eve w/ Finding Friday @ Picks Bar – 10pm

Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm

 

Thur, Nov 22:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving Brunch @ Hyatt Regency Resort – 10:30a-2p

Thanksgiving Feast @ St. Anthony Hotel – 11a-3p

Vegan Thanksgiving Feast @ Green (Pearl & Alon) – 11a-3p; $30

 

Fri, Nov 23:

BLACK FRIDAY!

Black Friday @ Pearl Stable – 10a-6p; FREE!

Night Market @ Broadway News – 6-10pm

Holiday River Parade @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

HEB Christmas Tree Lighting @ Travis Park – 3-8pm

Fredericksburg Tree Lighting @ Marktplatz – 6-8pm

Bulverde Christmas Lighting @ Bulverde, TX – 5:30-9:30pm

10th Anniversary Party @ Freetail Brewing (1604) – 11am-midnight

 

Sat, Nov 24:

Black Pumas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $15

Pat Green @ Gruene Hall – 10pm; $40

Japanese Festival Under the Stars @ Witte Museum – 4-9pm; $45

Charlie Brown Christmas @ Jazz, TX – 5:30-7:30pm; $10

Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4pm; $25

Glow Roll San Antonio @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm

 

SHOP LOCAL SATURDAY!

Shop @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-7pm

Shop @ Travis Park – 3-8pm

Art & Craft Show @ Armadillo Antiques – 9a-2p

 

Sun, Nov 25:

Fideo Loco Festival @ Smoke BBQ – 12:30-7pm

August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Jorge & Nicole @ Pearl Farmers Market – 10a-2p

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Roastin’ and Toastin’ Holiday Treats @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3:30pm; $20

Step Brothers Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4pm

Volcan, The Grim Folk, North by North, The Lucky Odds @ Sam’s – 7pm; $5-10

Frontera Brunch @ La Botanica – 12-3pm

 

SHOPPING:

Museum Store Sunday @ The McNay – 11a-5p

Museum Store Sunday @ SAMA – 10a-5p

Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Aki Matsuri: Japan Fall Festival @ Witte Museum – 11a-5p; $12

 

Save the Dates

Nov 26: Mrs. Doubtfire @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Nov 27: Austin Powers Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Nov 29: Annual Tree Lighting @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm

Nov 29: Rodents of Unusual Size w/ Q&A @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Nov 30-Dec 2: The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

December: Christmas in Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $10  << CHARLIE BROWN!

December: Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Dec 1: Dog Days @ Botanical Garden – 9a-5p; $5

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 1: Gruene Town Lighting @ Gruene, TX – 5-6:30pm

Dec 1: How the Grinch Stole Brunch @ La Cantera Resort – 10a-3p; $25-70

Dec 2: Holiday Home Tour & Christmas Market @ Monticello Park, SATX – 11a-5p

Dec 5: Repeal Day @ The Rustic – 8pm-midnight

Dec 5: Paula Abdul @ The Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Dec 7: Dulce! A Night of Desserts, Drinks, and Decadence @ Botanical Garden – 8pm; $30-60

Dec 7: Boho Market @ La Villita – 6pm

Dec 8: Coffee & Cordials Festival w/ Puro Cafe @ Hemisfair Park – 9a-3p

Dec 14: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Dec 20: Jack Ingram Acoustic Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Dec 21: Los Tezamaniacs w/ Flaco Jimenez & Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 23: A Christmas Concert with Guy Forsyth @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Dec 28: The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Dec 31: The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

Jan 1: Hair of the Dog Day @ Gruene Hall – 11a-7p

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Jan 26: Toro y Moi @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25

Feb 26: Metric & Zoe @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Mar 28: SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

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

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

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

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

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

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below… as Fall approaches and the temps cool, I’ll be adding more races. 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)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

Shiner Beer Run @ Shiner, TX – Nov 17

El Guajolote Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Nov 17

Run the River 5K @ La Villita – Nov 17

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K @ New Braunfels, TX – Nov 17

Texas Tough Duathlon (Run & Bike) @ Boerne, TX – Nov 18

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22 << TROTTING!

Turkey Trot for Tots @ Selma, TX – Nov 22

Gruene Turkey Trot @ Gruene Hall – Nov 22

Buda Turkey Trot @ Downtown Buda – Nov 22

Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot @ Austin, TX – Nov 22

Santa Antonio 5K Walk/Run @ Sunset Station – Nov 25

SA Rock and Roll Marathon / Half Marathon @ Downtown – Dec 1-2

5K Beer Run @ Real Ale Brewing – Dec 8

Jingle Bell 5K Run @ Gruene Hall – Dec 8

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

Spicewood VIneyards 13.1 and 10K @ Spicewood Vineyard – Dec 15

The Stars at Night 13.1 / 10K / 5K @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Dec 15

Jingle Trails 1K & 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Dec 15

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 6