The Llama’s Back in Town!

 

I’m home! Thanks for hanging in there. Hope you had some great fun while I was gone, and I certainly hope your family and friends are safe and sound with all the recent natural disasters.

 

I have a couple of cool Llama Things coming up – both next Thursday:

 

  1. I’m co-hosting a happy hour with San Antonio Young Professionals at Grayze! (YUM!) It’ll be 6-8pm, and you can get more info on attending here: http://sayp.us/event/joint-happy-hour-sayp-the-social-llama/
  2. I have a discount code for $10 off tickets (Code: LlamaLUV) to Taste of the Heights 7-10pm at Witte Museum. http://tasteoftheheights.com/

 

It’s also Oktoberfest Season! SA Zoo has Croctoberfest this weekend, and all of the local breweries and bars have their own style of celebrations. I’m including everything I’ve found, but if I missed something great, send an email!

 

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PSA: I’m always accepting events via email! I had a handful of community members send stuff to me while I was out, and it was awesome to have great events ready to add to the list. If you see something missing, or you know of something cool I haven’t included, send it along! Same goes for discount codes! (I don’t make money on any of this, so it’s all here to just help promote events in SA.)

 

My Picks for the Week:

There’s a LOT going on. I’ll pick a few cool things here, but please take some time to peruse the full list!

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Commonwealth – 8am; FREE!

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30 & 10pm << BOGO!

Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9pm

 

Saturday

Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Café (New Braunfels) – 3-6pm

The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << LLAMA FAVORITE!

Alamo Distilling Grand Opening @ Alamo Distilling Co. – 2-10pm

Oktoberfest @ Real Ale Brewing Co. – 12-5pm

 

Sunday

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

Fido Funday @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

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All Weekend:

Croctoberfest @ SA Zoo – 6:30-10pm; $50

Ninth Annual UTOPiAfest @ Four Sisters Ranch – $20+

Punk Rock Flea Market @ Korova

 

Thur, Sept 21:

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

La Tuna Night Ride @ La Tuna Grill – 6:45pm

The Hot Club of Cowtown @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $20

Come and Taste It: Wine Tasting @ The Grapevine (Gruene, TX) – 5-8pm

Third Thursday Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Ranger Creek Oktoberfest Stein Night @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-10pm

 

Fri, Sept 22:

FALL EQUINOX

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Commonwealth – 8am; FREE!

Outdoor Movie: On the Waterfront @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30pm; FREE!

Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30 & 10pm << BOGO!

Unveiling Party of SMOKE Downtown @ Smoke (E. Commerce) – 6pm

Film on the Green: La Dolce Vita + Gallery Talk @ SAMA – 6:30-10pm

Starlight Movies in the Garden: On the Waterfront @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30-10pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9pm

 

Sat, Sept 23:

Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Café (New Braunfels) – 3-6pm

The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

Psych del Rio @ Arneson River Theater – 12-10pm; FREE!

Free Museum Day @ SAMA – 10a-5p

Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << LLAMA FAVORITE!

Frank Beer Bust @ Frank – 3-8pm

Dom’s Chop Salsa HATCH BATCH Launch @ Big Hops The Bridge – 6pm

Earn a Bike Co-Op Move-In Day @ Christian Assistance Ministry – 9a-1p

5 Year Pachanga: SAboresfood @ Alamo Street Eat Bar – 5pm

Margarita Pour Off @ Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium – 2-11pm

Alamo Distilling Grand Opening @ Alamo Distilling Co. – 2-10pm

Boerne Paddle Battle @ Boerne Lake – 8a-1p

Oktoberfest @ The Growler Exchange – 12pm

Oktoberfest @ Real Ale Brewing Co. – 12-5pm

 

Sun, Sept 24:

Reverse Happy Hour @ Whiskey Tree – 11pm

Equessense BBQ & Music Jamboree Fundraiser @ Bluebonnet Palace – 1-6pm

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

Fido Funday @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer

Monktoberfest @ The Hoppy Monk

2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15 – 8-10:30pm

Balloonapalooza@ Helotes Festival Grounds

 

Mon, Sept 25:

Swing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Sept 26:

FoodK Tuesdays @ The River Walk – 6-9pm; $35

Art Fit: Art + Yoga @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

An Evening in Travis Park: Painting with Pinot’s Pallette @ Travis Park – 6-8pm; $25 << BYOB!

Tech Job Fair @ The DoSeum – 6:30-8:30pm

 

Wed, Sept 27:

Splendor in the Garden Gala @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30pm; $300

Henry Brun Latin Jazz @ Sternewirth (Hotel Emma) – 8pm

Girls Inc. Raise Your Glass for Girls @ Sunset Station – 6:30-8:30pm; $60

Stein Hoisting Competition @ The Hangar – 9-11pm

 

Thur, Sept 28:

Taste of the Heights @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $50 << $10 OFF WITH CODE LlamaLUV

Destination: Kyoto @ SAMA – 7-11pm; $200+

 

Fri, Sept 29:

Govt Mule @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Sunday Morning Brewery Release @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Nina Diaz @ 502 Bar – 8pm; $5-15

Fair Parade Day Cowboy Breakfast @ New Braunfels Farmers Market – 7-9:30am

 

Sat, Sept 30:

Dave Matthews Tribute @ Fralo’s – 7-10pm << THEY ARE SO GOOD!

Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

San Antonio Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip – evening

Oktoberfest + Pints for Polio + Two Tons of Steel @ Random – 5pm

Boozy Yoga @ Ranger Creek – 6:30-8pm; $12

Monkeys on a String: DMB Tribute @ Fralo’s – 7-10pm

Movie in the Park: Beauty & the Beast @ OP Schnabel Park – 7:30-9:30pm

 

Sun, Oct 1:

The Flaming Lips @ ACL Live – 8pm; $45+

 

Save the Dates

 

Oct 2: Wilco @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $36.50+ << GOING!

Oct 3: Downtown Tuesday: Taste of Downtown SA @ Rita’s on the River – 6:30-8:30pm; $20

Oct 4: NATIONAL TACO DAY ($5 street tacos at Michin Kitchen)

Oct 5: Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oct 6-7: 2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15 – 8-10:30pm

Oct 6: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 6: Asleep at the Wheel @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $30

Oct 7: Monkeys on a String: DMB Tribute @ The Cove – 8-11pm

Oct 7: Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

Oct 7: Hidden Trails Barktoberfest @ CCMC Hidden Trails (Bulverde, TX) – 1-5pm; $5

Oct 7: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 8: Japan Festival @ Witte Museum – 11a-5p; $5-8

Oct 8: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30

Oct 10: Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 10: Worth Repeating @ SAMA – 7pm; $7 << EMAIL ME IF YOU’RE INTERESTING IN TELLING A STORY!

Oct 11: The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Oct 13: Bob Schneider Solo Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $15

Oct 13: Outdoor Movie: The Birds (Hitchcock) @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30pm; FREE!

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 14: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Home Team Championship Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Oct 14: Mastodon @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $40+

Oct 16: 47th Annual Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm; $200

Oct 20: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Oct 20-22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl

Oct 21: Circlefest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

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

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Running

It’s still hot, but race season is approaching rapidly! Time to start training. If you brave the heat, make sure you run with 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 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Alamo Beer Challenge 2017 – 4 races for $160

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

Battle of Salado Creek 5mi / 10mi @ LBJ Park – Sept 23

Race for the Rescues 5K @ Alamo Heights City Swimming Pool – Sept 30

Texas Tough 5.5 / 5K @ Helotes, TX – Sept 30

Tour de Pecan @ Seguin, TX – Sept 30

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

Run Free 80s 8K @ Cedar Park, TX – Oct 8

Friday the 13th Night Race @ McAllister Park – Oct 13

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

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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