It’s the Most Llamaful Time of the Year

 

Among the things to be thankful for… here’s an early Llama list!

 

I’ll keep this part short and sweet, just like a pecan pie – but first, a quick thanks to the hundreds of generous volunteers and business giving away thousands of meals, hours, and hugs to both neighbors and strangers this week. We live in a great city.

 

Happy Turkey Day!

 

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PSA: HEB is open 6am-2pm on Thurday. I don’t recommend going during that time. If you are eating out, make reservations somewhere NOW before you have to hunt for an open Whataburger.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Shop Local @ Brick at Blue Star – 10a-6p

Christmas Tree Lighting @ Travis Park – 3-7pm

Big Band Christmas Show @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $30

 

Saturday

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10a-2p

Pop Up Shop Market @ La Villita – 10a-6p

Coffee (Porter) & Donuts @ Real Ale Brewing Co – 11a-3p

 

Sunday

Dog Yoga / Massage @ Revolucion Coffee – 10-11am; $12

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Beard & Mustache Competition @ Big Hops Huebner – 7-10pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend

Dickens on Main @ Boerne, TX – Fri & Sat

Holiday Lights on the River @ The Riverwalk – 5:30pm << THRU JAN 7

The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center

Peace Market @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

Salado Creek Holiday Market @ Los Patios

Holiday Thank You Sale @ SA Central Library << UNTIL DEC 9

 

Tues, Nov 21:

Puro Slam @ The Korova – 9:30pm; $1

St Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #19 Release Party @ The Brass Tap – 7-9pm

Social Run @ The Block SA – 6:30pm

Pint Night w/ Busted Sandal Brewing @ Bombay Bicycle Club – 8pm

Latin Jazz Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm

 

Wed, Nov 22:

Thanksgiving Eve Dance w/ Dale Watson @ Luckenbach, Texas – 9-11pm; $10

Texas Young Professionals Mixer @ Boiler House – 5:30-8pm

Thanksgiving Eve Bash @ The Hangar – 8pm

La Muerta 2017 Pint Night @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 7-9pm

Drinksgiving @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 9pm

Pre-Turkey Comedy Slam @ LOL Comedy Club – 8pm; $10

 

Thur, Nov 23:

THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet @ Eilan Hotel & Spa – 10a-2p

Thanksgiving Lunch @ The St. Anthony Hotel – 11a-3p; $75

Vegan Thanksgiving Feast @ Green Veg. Cuisine – 11a-3p; $13-30

The Hangar is open on Thanksgiving.

A lot of Whataburgers are open.

More restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals.

HEB’s hours: 6am-2pm

 

TURKEY TROTS!

SA Food Bank Turkey Trot @ Commander’s House – Nov 23

Turkey Trot @ Downtown Buda – Nov 23

Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot @ Gruene Hall – Nov 23

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot @ Austin, TX – Nov 23

 

Fri, Nov 24:

BLACK FRIDAY!

Shop Local @ Brick at Blue Star – 10a-6p

Happy Hour Vegan Market: Fall Edition @ La Botanica – 4-7pm; FREE!

SA Mag’s List to Shop Local

Black Friday Brunch @ The Rustic – 10a-2p

Christmas Tree Lighting @ Travis Park – 3-7pm

Holiday River Parade @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

Big Band Christmas Show @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $30

A Night at The Moulin Rouge @ La Botanica – 10pm; $5

Volcan Single Release Show @ Limelight – 10:30pm; $7

Back to the 90s @ Brass Monkey – 9pm; NO COVER

Final Friday @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Nov 25:

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10a-2p

Thankful for My Music Festival @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $10

Thanksgiving Weekend @ Goliad Brewing Co. – 12-8pm

Pop Up Shop Market @ La Villita – 10a-6p

Big Band Christmas Show @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $30

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Coffee (Porter) & Donuts @ Real Ale Brewing Co – 11a-3p

Cards Against Humanity @ The Ringer Pub – 9pm

 

Sun, Nov 26:

Alamo Heights Farmers Market @ Whole Foods (The Quarry) – 9a-1p

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Beard & Mustache Competition @ Big Hops Huebner – 7-10pm

Dog Yoga / Massage @ Revolucion Coffee – 10-11am; $12

 

Next Week

All Month:

Holiday Boat Caroling @ The Riverwalk – 6:15-9:30pm most nights ‘til Dec 22!

Christmas at the Caverns @ Natural Bridge Caverns – 9a-5p; $19-25

 

All Week:

5th Anniversary Chef Specials @ Boiler House – 4-7pm

 

All Weekend:

Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk

Crab Fest @ Traders Village

The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center

Holiday Thank You Sale @ SA Central Library << UNTIL DEC 9

Dog Days – Happy Howlidays @ SA Botanical Garden – 9a-5p

 

Mon, Nov 27:

Swing Nite w/ Dirty River Dixie Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Nov 28:

Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

Art Fit: Art + Yoga @ SAMA Sculpture Garden – 6-7pm; $5

 

Wed, Nov 29:

Wednesday Wind Down @ Weathered Souls Brewing – 6:30pm

Hot Dogs Are Funny: A Comedy Show @ Frank – 8pm

 

Thur, Nov 30:

Live Trivia @ Bombay Bicycle Club – 8pm

 

Fri, Dec 1:

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens SA – 7pm << BAD SANTA THEME!

First Friday @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-9pm

Music en la Calle @ Hotel Havana – 3-11pm; FREE!

Dulce! Dessert, Drinks, and Decadence @ Briscoe Art Museum – 7pm; $35+

Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $12

Nina Diaz @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $5+

Gwar @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $22+

 

Sat, Dec 2:

Kristkindlmarkt @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 10a-5p

Christmas Clay and Arts Festival @ SAMA – 10a-5p

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10a-2p

The Festival of Texas Fiddling @ Twin Sisters Dance Hall

Little Italy Pastathon @ Little Italy Restaurant – 5pm; $20

Winterfest @ BS Brewing (Seguin) – 2-8pm; $10

 

Sun, Dec 3:

Rock n Roll Marathon After Party @ Alamo Beer – 1-6pm

Tom Petty Tribute @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $15

Candlelight Vespers @ Trinity University – 6-7:30pm

Holiday Laser Show @ Lila Cockrell Theater – 4-6pm; FREE!

 

Save the Dates

Dec 4: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Dec 5: Pecha Kucha @ Laurie Auditorium – 6:30pm

Dec 8-10: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

Dec 8: Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 8-9am

Dec 9: Pintwood Derby @ Flying Saucer – 2pm

Dec 9: Feliz Tamalidad @ Brooks City Base – 12-6pm

Dec 9: Virgin de Guadalupe Market & Fideo Cook-Off @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-9pm

Dec 9: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Movie) @ Pickrell Park – 5-10pm

Dec 9: Home Alone @ Brooks City Base – 5-9pm

Dec 9: Winter Open House @ Ranger Creek – 2-6pm; $10

Dec 9: Fido Fest @ La Vernia Chamber of Commerce – 10a-4p

Dec 9: Wye Oak @ 502 Bar – 8:30pm; $12-15

Dec 8-10: OPEN Holiday Market @ 140 E Houston

Dec 9-10: SA Vintage Expo @ Austin Hwy Event Center

Dec 10: La Gran Tamalada @ Market Square – 11a-4p

Dec 10: Sunday Masa Tamale Extravaganza @ Alamo Beer Co – 11a-6p; FREE!

Dec 12: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Dec 14: Turnpike Troubadours @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Dec 15-17: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

Dec 15-17: Holiday Pops @ Tobin Center
Dec 16: Helotes Art Walk @ 14743 Old Bandera Rd – 4-9pm

Dec 19: Posada Pearl @ The Pearl – 6:30-9pm

Dec 20: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (Broadway) – 7-10:30pm

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Dec 28: Alamo Bowl @ Alamodome – 8-11pm

Dec 31: NYE w/ Reverand Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $35+

Jan 5-6: Tricentennial Celebration @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25+

Jan 13: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+

Jan 17: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jan 24: A Night with Janis Joplin @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+

Jan 27: Uncle Lucius Farewell Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Feb 8: Itzhak Perlman @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $46.50+

Feb 8-25: SA Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center

Feb 9-11: Mardi Gras Artisan Show @ The Riverwalk

Feb 10: Mardi Gras River Parade @ Arneson River Theatre / The RIverwalk – 1-6pm

Feb 10: Alejandro Escovedo @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Feb 23: Open Rehearsal for Students: Bernstein & Brahm @ Tobin Center – 10a-12:30p; FREE!

Mar 12: Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Mar 18: A View from Above w/ Astronaut Terry Virts @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $20-45

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

 

Running

Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring an ID (and a bottle of water).

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 4 races for $170

SA Food Bank Turkey Trot @ Commander’s House – Nov 23

Turkey Trot @ Downtown Buda – Nov 23

Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot @ Gruene Hall – Nov 23

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot @ Austin, TX – Nov 23

5K Trail Turkey Trot @ San Antonio Trail Company – Nov 24

Santa Antonio 5K @ Sunset Station – Nov 26

Real Ale Brewing 5K @ Real Ale Brewing Co (Blanco, TX) – Dec 9

Spicewood Vineyards Half Marathon / 10K @ Spicewood Vineyards – Dec 2

Frio River Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Golf Club of Texas (Concan, TX) – Dec 2

SA Rock n Roll Half Marathon / Marathon @ Alamodome – Dec 3

Stars at Night Half Marathon @ JW Marriott Resort Golf Course – Dec 16

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

River Road Run @ River Road House (New Braunfels) – Jan 6

Cocoa Half @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Alamo 13.1 / 26.2 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 4

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27