Llama B. Goode

 

Spring is upon us! Two of my favorite San Antonio events are this weekend, along with a zillion other fun-things-to-do-before-the-weather-gets-horrible outdoor events.

Siclovia is a semi-annual event where a major street is shut down for a few miles and is taken over by thousands of cyclists, skaters, and runners. It switches locations and routes slightly every event. This time it’ll be in Southtown. Siclovia will begin at 11am this Sunday. Check here for the route. It’s so much fun!

My other favorite thing in San Antonio is the Ranger Creek Open House. These bad boys are quarterly, and after a couple of cancellations due to rain (it’s mostly outside), the spring event is re-rescheduled for this Saturday, 2-6pm at Ranger Creek Brewstillery. Meet really nice people, grab some grub at a food truck, and drink craft beer and whiskey from a great local business.

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New building coming on Broadway… basically on top of Stay Golden.
Pig Liquors is moving.
CommonWealth Coffee Opening New Locations (!!!)
Beignet Pop-Up Kitchen at Estate Coffee on Sunday
ICYMI: American Ninja Warrior was in town.
This guy.

PSA: The Llama will be trying her luck in Vegas next week. (C’moooon, video poker.) It’s very likely there will be a Llama Lite edition next week. It’s even more likely that the #roamingllama will be out and about taking adorable selfies. Check Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook… whichever you fancy.

 

My Picks for the Week:

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Scratch Kitchen – 8am

San Antonio Film Slam @ Alamo City Studios – 7-10:30pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Spring Open House: Take 3 @ Ranger Creek – 2-6pm; $10 << LLAMA CHOICE AWARD

Nacho Libre @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Crawfish Palooza @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-5pm; $25

 

Sunday

Siclovia @ Southtown – 11a-4p; FREE! << ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS!

Beignet Pop-Up Kitchen @ Estate Coffee – 9a-2p

Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 11a-4p; $25-75

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby @ Lockwood Park – 2-6pm

 

This Week:

All Month (March):

Contemporary Art Month!

Boozy Booz Classes @ Gustology

 

Wed, Mar 22:

Cocktails and Culture: New Witte @ Witte Museum – $15

Art Making for Adults: Spanish Tiles @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Pizza Throw-Down Rematch with Chef Halston @ Il Forno – 6-9pm

 

Thur, Mar 23:

Freetail Local Coffee Stout & Doughnut Pairing @ The Growler Exchange – 7-10pm

9th Annual Rivertini @ Windham Garden Hotel – $75 << GREAT EVENT!

San Antonio Flavor @ SAMA – 7-10pm

Festival of Colors Holi Celebration @ UIW – 11a-4p

 

Fri, Mar 24:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Scratch Kitchen – 8am

Friday Happy Hour & Yoga @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5pm

Brush Up!: How to Read Art @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $50

San Antonio Film Slam @ Alamo City Studios – 7-10:30pm; FREE!

Shop Rare Marketplace @ Blue Star Arts Complex – 5-11pm

 

Sat, Mar 25:

4th Annual Helotes 5K Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes

Judson Band 5K @ Judson High School

Texas 2-Way Torture Test 20-Mile Relay / 10-Mile Run @ Johnson City << RUNNING!

Puro Pan Dulce Pachanga @ Freetail Brewing Co – 12-2pm; $15-20

Spring Open House: Take 3 @ Ranger Creek – 2-6pm; $10 << LLAMA CHOICE AWARD

Nacho Libre @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Painting in the Open Air @ Botanical Gardens – 9a-12p; $45

Workshop: Papel Picado @ McNay Art Museum – 10:30a-1:30p

San Antonio Mini Maker Faire @ SA Public Library – 11a-4p

Southtown Vinyl 1 Year Anniversary Party @ Paper Tiger – 6pm; $12

Crawfish Palooza @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-5pm; $25

 

Sun, Mar 26:

Siclovia @ Southtown – 11a-4p; FREE! << ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS!

Fiesta Wreath Making @ Botanical Garden – 1-3pm; $36-40

Beignet Pop-Up Kitchen @ Estate Coffee – 9a-2p

Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 11a-4p; $25-75

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby @ Lockwood Park – 2-6pm

Music Meets Modernism @ McNay Art Museum – 2-3pm

TPR Fiesta Medal Pick Up Party @ Crumpets Restaurant – 2:30pm; $10

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

The Best of Texas Hill Country @ Fredericksburg, TX

Unfinished Symphony and Mahler No 4 @ Tobin Center

 

Mon, Mar 27:

Thai Pop-Up Dinner @ Botika Restaurant – 5-9pm

 

Tues, Mar 28:

Art Fit: Art+Exercise @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

Spring Wine & Dine @ Market on Houston – 6-7:30pm; $20

 

Wed, Mar 29:

E.T. Outdoor Movie Night @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

1 Million Cups @ Café Commerce – 7pm

 

Thur, Mar 30:

Yelp’s Party Like a 10 Year Old @ Monster Mini Golf – 7-9:30pm; FREE!

Blues Brews & BBQ @ Cibolo Canyons – 6-9pm

Letterpress Workshop @ Southwest School of Art – 6:30-9pm

 

Fri, Mar 31:

Chicago (the band) @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $48

Final Friday Pub Run @ Alamo Ice House – 7pm

Dinner in Travis Park – 6-9pm; FREE!

Free Outdoor Movie: Selena @ Arneson River Theater – 7:30pm

 

Sat, Apr 1:

Growls & Growlers @ Southerleigh – 9a-1p

SA Crawfish Fest @ Jandro’s Garden Patio – 6pm

Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $27

The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $45

Family FIESTAval @ Aggie Park – $2+

SA Beer Week Public Brew Day @ Freetail brewing Co. – 8a-4p

Crawfish Boil – Part Deux @ Alamo Ice House – 3pm

 

Sun, Apr 2:

Bossa Nova Brunch @ Carmens de la Calle – 11:30a-2:30p

Southern Grit Barbacoa Boil @ Big Hops The Bridge – 12pm

Songwriters in the Round @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Texas Wine Revolution @ Featherstone Ranch – 1-5pm; $50

 

Save the Dates

Apr 6: Explosions in the Sky @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

Apr 7: Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Apr 7: of Montreal @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $16

Apr 7: Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $25

Apr 7: The Moth at the SA Book Festival @ Majestic Theatre – 6pm

Apr 7-8: Maverick Music Festival @ La Villita

Apr 8: AHA Heart Ball After Party @ La Cantera Resort – 6pm; $75 << FUN EVENT!

Apr 8: Cars @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Apr 8: The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Apr 8: Crawfish Boil @ Bootjack Bar – 2pm

Apr 8: Mission Reach Flotilla Festival @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

Apr 10: Drive By Truckers @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Apr 11: Tech Job Fair @ The DoSeum – 5:30-9pm

Apr 12: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50

Apr 14: Robert Earl Keen & Randy Rogers Band @ Floore’s – 7:45pm; $35+

Apr 15: Portgual. The Man @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm. $25

Apr 15: Happy Birthday, Selena! @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

Apr 20: ReDo: Fiesta @ The DoSeum – 7-9pm

Apr 20: Best of SA 2017 Party @ Avenida Guadalupe – 7-10pm

Apr 20-30: FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 21-23: A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater – $15

Apr 22: Dodgeball @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Apr 22: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 23: SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

Apr 24: Official TEDxSanAntonio Watch Party: TED Opening Nigh @ Santikos Embassy Theater – 6:45-9pm

Apr 26: A Perfect Circle @ Freeman Coliseum – 8pm; $37+

Apr 29: Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 29: The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

May 2-7: Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $15-25

May 4-7: Yelp Spring Break @ TBD

May 5: La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

May 5: Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

May 5: CINCO DE MAYO!

May 6: Roller Derby May Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 13: New York Dog Film Festival @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9pm; $15

May 13: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

May 13-21: SA Beer Week

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 20: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

May 21: YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

May 27: Texas Salsa Fest @ Hemisfair Park – 12pm; $15

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 9: At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 10: Old 97’s Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25+

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 13: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

July 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

Jul 22: Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

July 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 26: City and Colour @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

 

Running

Spring is here, and it’s starting to heat up outside (as if it was ever really cool). Whether you’re running a marathon or walking a 1K, stay hydrated and remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

4th Annual Helotes 5K Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 25

Judson Band 5K @ Judson High School – Mar 25

Texas 2-Way Torture Test 20-Mile Relay / 10-Mile Run @ Johnson City – Mar 25 << RUNNING!

Paella Challenge 5K @ Mission County Park – Mar 26

Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Beer Co 5K @ Alamo Beer Co – Apr 1

Wanderlust Half Marathon / 10K / 5K @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 1

Hill Country Bier Run @ Pioneer Museum (Fredericksburg) – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach – Apr 8 << RUNNING!

Race for the Cure 5K/10K @ Alamodome – Apr 8

Austin 10/20 @ The Domain (Austin) – Apr 9

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – Apr 22

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23

Fiesta Mission 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park – Apr 23

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 23 << CYCLING

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Martini Madness 5K @ Wolff Stadium – May 6

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

Witte 5K and Dino Dash @ Witte Museum – May 27

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 9