Learning to Llama

 

I realized my “save the dates” section was getting low, so I did some work on that this week.

 

What I learned: There’s a LOT happening on November 4th.

 

There’s also a load of great stuff happening before that including the grand opening of the Botancial Garden expansion, SA Beer Fest, AND Siclovia, one of my favs!

 

ReadAbouts

Stay Golden Social House will live on… for real. It’s reopening!

Texas-Inspired Restaurants Around the World

Texas Beer Exhibit: Now at the Institute of Texan Cultures

More on Texas Beer from TPR

Press Coffee Has Closed 🙁

NOW OPEN: Rosella at the Rand (Geekdom)

New Food Items at the AT&T Center

Micheladas – or Michellamas? (I love them that much)

Haunted San Antoniooooooooo

 

PSA: Tickets to TEDxSanAntonio’s upcoming event are on sale now! $10 off with code LLAMATEDXSA

 

The Short List:

All Weekend

Botanical Garden Expansion Grand Opening @ Botanical Garden

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Espressivo Coffee – 8-9am; FREE! << NEW SHOP!

Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+ << GOING!

Primus @ Sunken Garden Theater – 8pm; $30+

 

Saturday

Circlefest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Cocktails and Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Sunday

Siclovia @ Broadway – 11a-4p; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED! LOVE THIS!

SA Zombie Walk @ La Villita – 3pm; $5

 

This Week:

All Month

October is Museum Month!

ZooBoo @ SA Zoo

 

All Weekend:

Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl

Botanical Garden Expansion Grand Opening @ Botanical Garden

Biggest Bounce House in the World @ Wheatley Heights

Gruene Market Days @ Gruene, TX

Josiah Media Festival @ URBAN-15

 

Thur, Oct 19:

Ghostbusters @ Mission Marquee Theater – 7pm; FREE!

Casa San Antonio Magazine Launch Party @ Copenhagen Living – 6:30-8:30pm

Craft Beer and Candy Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm

Wine and Beer Tasting @ The Grapevine (Gruene) – 5-8pm

Live Trivia @ Bombay Bicycle Club – 8pm

Mole Throwdown @ Centro Cultural Aztlan – 6-10pm; $40

Jazz for Dinner Thursdays @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30pm

 

Fri, Oct 20:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Espressivo Coffee – 8-9am; FREE! << NEW SHOP!

Young Nonprofit Professionals Coffee Meetup @ Paramour – 8:30-9:30am

Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Kayak Tour & Beer Tasting @ 100 E. Guenther – 6-9pm

Primus @ Sunken Garden Theater – 8pm; $30+

 

Sat, Oct 21:

Circlefest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Improv Jam Session @ The McNay – 10-11:30am; FREE!

Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil @ Botanical Garden – 8-11pm; $35

Romanian Food Festival @ Rosedale Park – 10a-8p

The Boho Market @ Alamo Beer Company – 11a-9p

Cocktails and Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 6:30-8:30pm; FREE!

Halloween Spooktaculer Pet Event @ PetsMart – 12-3pm << PET PHOTOS AND FREE STUFF!

 

Sun, Oct 22:

Siclovia @ Broadway – 11a-4p; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED! LOVE THIS!

SA Zombie Walk @ La Villita – 3pm; $5 << YOU WILL SEE ZOMBIES ERRWHERE DOWNTOWN

Wiener (Dog) Fest 2017 @ College Station, TX – 10a-6p

Barktoberfest @ Animal Defense League of Texas – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Dia de loa Muertos Festival @ La Villita – 7-10pm << LLAMA-APPROVED

Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium

 

Mon, Oct 23:

Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

 

Tues, Oct 24:

Art Fit: Bilingual Vinyasa @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Mission County Park – 7-10pm; $60+

 

Wed, Oct 25:

ArtFull Wednesday: Bread of the Dead @ The McNay – 12-1pm

When You Wish Upon a Bar: Disney Themed Quiz @ The Hangar – 8-10:30pm

Korbel Midnight Brunch @ Chisme – 11pm; WIN TICKETS!

 

Thur, Oct 26:

REDO: Under the Big Top @ The DoSeum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Pumpkin Carving Contest @ The Hangar – 3-9pm

 

Fri, Oct 27:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ La Taza Coffee House – 8-9am; FREE!

Ruben V and Jimmy Spacek @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Family Flicks: Selena @ SAMA – 7-9pm; FREE!

Halloween Costume Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $35

Booz, Brewz, and Movez @ Weathered Souls – 6:30-8pm; $10

Haunted River @ The Riverwalk – 6-10pm

 

Sat, Oct 28:

Polly’s Pets Spooktacular @ Polly’s Pet Shop – 6-9pm

TPaRbor Clean-Up Day @ San Antonio River Mission Reach – 8am; FREE!

 

Sun, Oct 29:

Halloween Spooktacular @ Tobin Center – 3pm; $10

Harvest Day @ SA Botanical Garden – 10a-2p; $9-12

 

Save the Dates

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

Oct 31: Halloween Tour @ SAMA – 5-5:45pm; FREE!

Nov 1: 2018 Fiesta Poster Unveiling @ Witte Museum – Mays Center – 6-8pm

Nov 1: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

Nov 3: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Nov 3: 5th Annual Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-11pm; $60+

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio TED Women 2017 Livestream @ Geekdom Event Centre – 10a-1p; FREE!

Nov 3-22: Wurstfest @ New Braunfels, TX

Nov 4: Steven Tyler @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $100+

Nov 4: Diwali Festival of Lights @ La Villita – 5-11pm; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED! GREAT FOOD AND FIREWORKS!

Nov 4: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $40

Nov 4: Beauty and the Beast @ Mission Marquee Theater – 7pm; FREE!

Nov 4: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

Nov 4: Yell “I’m Dirty Dan” at each other in front of The Alamo – 7pm

Nov 4: Monkeys on a String: DMB Cover Band @ Burleson Yard – 8-11pm

Nov 4: Fideo Loco Cookoff @ 410 Sports Bar – 11a-7p

Nov 4: Bandera Market Days @ Bandera County Courthouse and Jail – 9a-4p

Nov 4: St Arnold Pub Crawl @ The Friendly Spot – 2-6pm

Nov 4: Mat About You Doormat Workshop @ Crafthouse – 12-2pm; $45

Nov 5: Volcan @ King William Park and Gazebo – 5:30pm

Nov 6: SOLI Contemporary Open Mic Night @ Jazz, TX – 7:30pm; $16

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

Nov 7: Girl Power Hour @ Bar America – 7-9pm; FREE! << GIRL-BOSS NETWORKING

Nov 9: Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nov 9: TechBloc Rally: Game Changers @ Rackspace – 5-8:30pm; $13

Nov 10-12: Sound on Sound Fest @ Sherwood Forest << CANCELED

Nov 10-11: Luminaria Public Arts Festival << ALWAYS AWESOME

Nov 10-11: Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25+

Nov 10: Contemporary Arts Festival @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm-midnight; FREE!

Nov 10: The World’s 1st Solar Mural Installation @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm-midnight

Nov 10: Art Quest: Art Passport @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

Nov 11: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14 << LLAMA-APPROVED

Nov 11: Artist Brunch: Hemisfair in Transition @ Southtown Flats – 11am; $35

Nov 11: River Relay @ Mission County Park 2 – 9a-1p

Nov 11: Luminaria Closing Party @ Hilton Palacio del Rio – 8pm; $55

Nov 12: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30

Nov 12: The Shins @ Emo’s (Austin) – 7pm; $60

Nov 13-17: SA Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 15: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Nov 16: Cocktails for a Cause @ Blue Box – 5-8pm

Nov 17-19: SA Symphony: Bolero @ Tobin Center

Nov 18: TEDxSanAntonio Fall Event @ Witte Museum – 9a-5p << $10 OFF LLAMATEDXSA

Nov 18: 4×5 Photo Fest @ Paper Tiger – 11a-midnight; FREE!

Nov 18: Accessibility Fest @ Toyota Field (Morgan’s Wonderland Campus) – 10a-2p; FREE!

Nov 18: George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic @ Empire Control Room (Austin) – 4pm

Nov 18: Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Nov 20: Willie Nelson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Nov 23: THANKSGIVING!

Nov 24: BLACK FRIDAY!

Nov 24: Holiday River Parade @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

Nov 25: Pop Up Shop Market @ La Villita – 10a-6p

Nov 25 – Jan 7: Holiday Lights on the River @ The Riverwalk – 5:30pm

Dec 1: Dulce! Dessert, Drinks, and Decadence @ Briscoa Art Museum – 7pm; $35+

Dec 1: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $12

Dec 1: Nina Diaz @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $5+

Dec 1-22: Holiday Boat Caroling @ The Riverwalk – 6:15-9:30pm most nights

Dec 1-3: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Ragnar Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 20-21

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 21

Trick or Trot 5K @ Valero – Sept 21

Battle of Hillotes 10K / 13.1 @ Soler Sports Helotes – Oct 21

Project BRAVE Pajama Run 5K / 10K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Oct 22

Hallowine Run 10K / 5K @ Shops at La Cantera – Oct 28

Brew-Ha Roundup 10K / 5K @ Specht’s Store – Oct 28

Texas Harvest 10K / 5K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – Oct 28

Friends of Government Canyon 15K / 8K @ Government Canyon – Nov 4

New Braunfels Half Marathon / 10K / 5K @ Stars n Stripes Drive-In – Nov 11

South Padre Marathon / Half / 10K @ South Padre Island – Nov 11

BS Brewing 5K Beer Run @ BS Brewing (Seguin, TX) – Nov 11

Veterans Fun Run 5K @ Ranger Creek Brewing – Nov 12

Turkey Trot @ Boerne, TX – Nov 18

Live Oak Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Live Oak Brewing (Austin, TX) – Nov 18

Battle of Leon Creek 5K / 10mi / 15mi @ Hill Country Place Apartments – Nov 19

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

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

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

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

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