The Llama Party Part Deux: Makin’ Llamerica Great, Again

 

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

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!

 

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TEDxSanAntonio tickets are on sale now!

 

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:

All Weekend:

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.

 

Friday:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Barrio Barista Coffeehouse

Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden

 

Saturday:

OktoberFiesta Pig Roast @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa)

Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall

Brazilian Jazz @ Carmens de la Calle

 

Sunday:

Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch @ La Botanica

Southside meets Southtown Barbacoa and Mimosas @ Franky Diablos

Fall Carnival & Pie Eating Competition @ Faust Tavern

 

This Week

All Month:

South Texas Maize Maze @ Hondo, TX << A GIANT MAZE IN A CORN FIELD!

 

All Week:

Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

 

All Weekend:

Flamenco Fest @ Across SA

Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Helotes

Come and Take It Celebration @ Gonzales, TX

Utopiafest @ Utopia, TX

Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Oktoberfest @ The Hoppy Monk

ACL Weekend 1 @ Zilker Park (Austin)

 

Wed, Sept 28:

Cocktails and Culture @ The Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

National Drink a Beer Day w/ Freetail Brewing @ The Brass Tap – 7-9pm

Okkervil River @ The Parish (Austin) – 7pm; $30

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

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Omakase Champagne Dinner @ Sukeban – 7pm; $99

 

Thur, Sept 29:

The Lumineers @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Taste of the Heights @ The DoSeum – 7pm; $50+

Destination: Munich fundraising event @ SAMA – 7-11pm

Art Off the Wall @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $10

Stone Brewing 20th Anniversary Celebration @ The Growler Exchange – 6:30pm

 

Fri, Sept 30:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Barrio Barista Coffeehouse – 8-9am

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:

OktoberFiesta Pig Roast @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-5pm; $15

Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Remember the Punks Music Festival @ Alamo City Music Hall – 11am; $49

Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

Southtown Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

BOOtanica @ Botanical Garden – 10a-2p << EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER!

Boerne Paddle Battle @ Boerne Lake – 8am

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Brazilian Jazz @ Carmens de la Calle – 7-11pm

 

RUNNING:

Oktoberfest Kraut Run @ Fredericksburg Middle School

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions

Wicked Wine Run @ Nelson Wolff Stadium

Taco Trample 5K @ Floresville

 

Sun, Oct 2:

80s 8K @ John Gupton Stadium (Cedar Park) << RUNNING!

Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch @ La Botanica – 12-4pm

Storyteller’s Film Series: Stand By Me @ The McNay – 2-3:30pm

Southside meets Southtown Barbacoa and Mimosas @ Franky Diablos – 12-3pm

Octo’Beer’ Fest @ Sparky’s Pub – 4-9pm

Fall Carnival & Pie Eating Competition @ Faust Tavern – 4pm

Ballistic Bingo Sunday @ Stout House – 9-11pm; FREE!

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Josiah Media Festival @ URBAN-15

Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market @ Briscoe Museum

Oktoberfest @ Beethoven

 

Mon, Oct 3:

M83 @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Mercado Oliva Farmers Market @ Spanish Governor’s Palace – 10am

 

Tues, Oct 4:

TPR’s Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7 << GOING!

SA Young Professionals Kickoff Happy Hour @ Stone Werks (The Rim) – 6-8pm; FREE!

The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+

Die Antwoord @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35

 

Wed, Oct 5:

Salsa Under the Stars @ Travis Park – 6-8pm

Fall Jazz @ The Shops at La Cantera – 7:30pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Oct 6:

Croctoberfest @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm

Cheech and Chong @ HEB Center (Cedar Park) – 8pm

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!

First Friday Witches Brew @ Reading Room: The After Hours Botanica – 8pm

Family Friendly First Friday @ Hemisfair Park – 7-10pm; FREE!

KRTU’s 40th Anniversary Concert @ Laurie Auditorium

Memories of Broadway Cave Show @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 8pm; $30

 

Sat, Oct 8:

Bark in the Park @ Sunken Garden Theater – 2-7pm

Opera in the Park @ Travis Park – 5-8pm; FREE!

Beer & Bingo Scavenger Hunt @ Mad Pecker Brewing Co – 1-4pm

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

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet @ Majestic Theatre – 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 15: Red Bull Last Stand @ Alamo Plaza – 1:45pm; FREE! Bike Valet!

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 28-30: Alamo City International Film Festival @ Henry B

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 4-6: Sound on Sound Festival @ Sherwood Forest Faire

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

 

Running

Fall running season is here! 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)!

Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov

Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov

6-Pack Beer Challenge 5Ks – Oct-Dec

Oktoberfest Kraut Run @ Fredericksburg Middle School – Oct 1

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 1

Wicked Wine Run @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – Oct 1

Taco Trample 5K @ Floresville – Oct 1

80s 8K @ John Gupton Stadium (Cedar Park) – Oct 2

Monte Vista Fun Run & 5K @ St Anthony Catholic School – Oct 8

Texas Wine Series @ Llano Estacado – Oct 8

Monarch Migration 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – Oct 8

C.O.P.S. on the run 5K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Oct 9

Capital to Coast 223 Mile Relay @ Austin to Corpus Christi – Oct 14-15 << RUNNING!

Middleton Brewing Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Oct 15

PetFest 2016 5K & Dog Jog @ San Marcos Plaza Park (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Urban Legend 5K @ Victory Sports Complex – Oct 15

Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing Co (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15

Texas Wine Series 5K/10K @ Becker Vineyards – Oct 16

Ragnar Hill Country Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 21-22

Weston Wright Lighting the Way 5K @ Valero Energy Corp. – Oct 22

SA Food Truck Showdown @ UIW – Oct 22

StMU 5K for the Neighborhood @ St Mary’s University – Oct 23

Run with a Mission 5K @ Mission County Park #1 – Oct 23

Dia de los Muertos 10K / 5K Night Run @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Oct 29

Brew-Ha Roundup 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Mile @ Specht’s Store (Bulverde) – Oct 29

Branchline Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Branchline Brewing Co – Oct 29

Houston Half Marathon and 10K @ 1000 Bagby Street – Oct 30

Goliad Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Nov 5

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!

Segs4Vets 5K @ Freetail Tap Room (S. Presa) – Nov 13

Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19

Feed Your Hunger 5K / 10K @ Landa Park – Nov 19

Spicewood Vineyard1/2 Marathon & 10K @ Spicewood, TX – Dec 3

Rock n Roll Marathon / Half @ Alamodome – Dec 4

Texas 5K Six Pack #6 @ Real Ale Brewery (Blanco) – Dec 10

River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ New Braunfels – Jan 8

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 22 << MY FAV!

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon @ Austin – Feb 19

Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1 << RUNNING!

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

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23