Hello from the Llama Side

 

So, I had a BLAST on Saturday night with The KickStand SA’s 2nd Saturday Social Ride (you should go). Then, my bike got stolen. If you see it, please contact me! It’s one of my main forms of transportation to fun.

 

Of course, that hasn’t stopped the llama from finding fun. I’ve got plenty of it below.

 

And I should look at the bright side of bike theft… maybe this is the opportunity for me to start scootering? Hmmm…

 

ReadAbouts

TEDxSanAntonio Tickets On Sale Now!

New Climbing Gym in SA!

SA Symphony Gets It Together

RIP, Tom Frost

Alameda Theatre / New TPR HQ Construction to Begin Soon

BACON BACON BACON!

Night Market Returns to the Westside

SARA Seeking New Artwork for San Pedro Culture Park

SA Airport Ranked 6th Worst in U.S.

Franklin BBQ: “One of the best food experiences in the world.”

Rackspace Turns 20

Coffee: Behind the Scenes at Shotgun House Roasters

PSA: Want to learn more about the City of San Antonio’s 2019 proposed budget? Head to a Speak Up San Antonio event near you through September 1st.

 

The Short List:

All Weekend:

Restaurant Week @ Around SA << THRU AUG 25!

 

Friday

Lupe Fiasco @ Paper Tiger – 8:30pm << LLAMA IS EXCITED!

Noche Blanca @ SAMA – 6-10pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

 

Saturday

Puro Cafe Breakfast & Coffee @ BOSS Bagels – 8-9am << GOING!

Armadillo Boulders Grand Opening Fiesta – 10a-10p << GOING!

Frankenbike @ The Cherrity Bar – 10a-4p

Bacon Bacon Bacon Fundraiser @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7-10pm << BENEFITTING URBAN-15

 

Sunday

Michelada Fest @ The Hoppy Monk – 2-5pm

Bike & Brunch: Southside BBQ @ South – 10:30am

Sunday Summertime Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9 << ENDS AUG 25!

Two Ton Tuesdays @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $6 << ENDS AUG 21!

Andy Warhol / Billy Schench Exhibit @ Briscoe Western Art Museum << ENDS SEPT 3!

 

All Month:

Gourmet Hot Dogs @ Max’s Wine Dive (The Quarry)

 

All Week:

Restaurant Week @ Around SA << THRU AUG 25!

 

All Weekend:

Black Swan Market Days @ Victoria’s Black Swan Inn

 

Thur, Aug 16:

A League of Their Own @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm; FREE!

Salsa Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm

Tech2sDay @ Rosella at the Garden – 5-7pm; FREE!

3rd Thursday Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Thursday’s Happiest Happy Hour @ Rosella at the Rand – 4-7pm

Founders KBS Night & Tap Takeover @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

City of SA Community Day @ Morgan’s Wonderland – 5:30-8pm

 

Fri, Aug 17:

Lupe Fiasco @ Paper Tiger – 8:30pm << LLAMA IS EXCITED!

Noche Blanca @ SAMA – 6-10pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

Ocho Happy Hour @ Hotel Havana – 3-6pm

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier @ The Alamo – 8-11pm

Think Science: Bees @ Pearl Studio – 12pm; FREE!

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Bike & Soul: Anniversary Comeback @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

Houston Street Lunch Break @ Majestic & Empire Theatres – 11:30a-1:30p << MICHAEL JACKSON THEME!

 

Sat, Aug 18:

Puro Cafe Breakfast & Coffee @ BOSS Bagels – 8-9am

Armadillo Boulders Grand Opening Fiesta – 10a-10p

Frankenbike @ The Cherrity Bar – 10a-4p

Lonely Horse @ Cactus Land Brewing – 7-9pm

Bacon Bacon Bacon Fundraiser @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7-10pm << BENEFITTING URBAN-15

80s Flashback Party @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 12pm-close

Rose Painting Class @ Botanical Garden – 10a-12p

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Military Appreciation Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm

Adult Slushie Night Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm

Samsat Saturdays @ SA Museum of Science and Technology – 10a-5p; FREE!

 

Sun, Aug 19:

Michelada Fest @ The Hoppy Monk – 2-5pm

Bike & Brunch: Southside BBQ @ South – 10:30am

2nd Annual Margarita Throwdown @ La Gloria (Boerne) – 1-5pm

SAYP / LOOP Art Museum Tour @ The McNay – 10:30a-12p

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Sunday Summertime Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Gillespie County Fair@ Fredericksburg, TX

 

Mon, Aug 20:

Torchy’s Tacos Opening Party @ Torchy’s at The Rim – 5-8pm

Monday All-Day Happy Hour @ Bottling Dept. (The Pearl) – 5-7pm

All-Day Hoppy Hour @ The Hoppy Monk – 3pm-close

Trivia Night @ The Hangar – 8-10pm

Lyle Lovett @ Majestic Theatre –  8pm

 

Tues, Aug 21:

LAST Two Ton Tuesday of 2018 @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Fried Chicken & Champagne Night @ Downstairs at Esquire Tavern – 5-11:30pm

Festival de Arte @ SAMA – 4-8pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Aug 22:

Master Class: Jamon @ Hotel Emma – 10:30a-1p; $25

Sound Cream Sunset Session: Ibiza Feels @ The Pearl – 5:30-9:30pm

 

Thur, Aug 23:

Lit, Alien Ant Farm @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $22-27

Thursday’s Happiest Happy Hour @ Rosella at the Rand – 4-7pm

Free Admission @ The McNay – 4-9pm

Thursday Sessions w/ Sophie Larkin @ Sternwirth (Hotel Emma) – 5:30-8:30pm

BBQ Mac & Cheese Night @ Drink Texas Broadway – 7-11pm

 

Fri, Aug 24:

Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 7pm; $55+

Spanish Wine Tasting & Tour @ SAMA – 6-8pm; $25/$35

Margaritas y Mariachis @ Hangar 9 – 5:30-8:30pm; $5

Tower 300th Party on the Plaza @ Tower of the Americas – 7-11pm

 

Sat, Aug 25:

1st Annual Bean Bash @ El Luchador – 2-6pm

Whiskey Myers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $20+

 

Sun, Aug 26:

Michelada Mayhem @ The Block SA – 12-7pm; $0-15

Patio Dog Day @ Brews Brothers – 2pm

Open House @ Tobin Center – 2-6pm; FREE!

Sunday Summertime Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

 

Save the Dates

Aug 27: Pretty in Pink Champagne Cinema @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Aug 28: PechaKucha @ Empire Theatre – 6:30pm; $5

Aug 29: Field of Dream @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Aug 30: Outdoor Film: Selena @ McNay Art Museum – 8-10pm; FREE!

Aug 31: Hot Dogs for Wiener Dogs @ Max’s Wine Dive – 6-8pm

Aug 31: Leon Bridges @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $43+

Aug 31: Bob Schneider @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $15

Aug 31-Sept 3: Labor Day Artisan Show @ The RiverWalk – 11a-11p

Sept 3: LABOR DAY!

Sept 4: Worth Repeating: Aliens @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Sept 6: World Heritage Festival Sunset Dinner @ Mission San Juan – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 7: Pat Green @ The Rustic – 7pm; $27 / $60

Sept 8: Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Fest @ Dripping Springs, TX – 12-6pm

Sept 9: BBQ & Beer Fest @ Cherrity Bar – 12-4pm; $20-30

Sept 13: St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Sept 21: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Sept 22: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6-10pm; $15-65

Sept 23: Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 27-28: Trombone Shorty @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $35

Sept 28-30: Borderland Film Festival @ Woodlawn Theatre – $75

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Sept 29: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25+

Sept 29: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $15-120

Oct 4-7: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oct 18: The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 18: This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (Austin) – 8pm; $16-18

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 20: Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

Oct 20: AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

Oct 23: Bobby Brown and Bel Biv Devoe @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 25: The Soweto Gospel Choir @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 26: Billy Currington @ Floore’s – 9pm; $30+

Oct 27-28: Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium << CARDI B!

Oct 28: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $33+

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

Nov 2-4: The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55

Nov 3: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Nov 3-4: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Nov 4: Foamhenge @ Karbach (Houston) – 2pm; $23

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 14: Margo Price @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25

Nov 25: August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 8: Coffee & Cordials Festival w/ Puro Cafe @ Hemisfair Park – 9a-3p

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

 

Running

We’re in the dog days of summer, but there are still races in and around town every weekend. Make sure you train in the heat before you get out there! Don’t be afraid of slowing your times and stopping for water. I like to run with a little cash or a card so I can stop at a convenience store if I need to grab hydration. However you barrel through the heat on your run, make sure you bring your ID!

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Dragon’s Den 5K / 10K / Half Marathon @ Pearsall Dog Park – Aug 18

Churchill Cross-Country 5K @ Walker Ranch Park – Aug 19

SARR Labor Day Whine Run 5 mile / 5K @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene Hall – Sept 8

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

Texas Two-Way Torture 20 Mile Relay @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 15

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Guadalupe Trail Fest Half Marathon / 12K @ Guadalupe State Park – Oct 14

Wimberley 4 Miler @ Wimberley High School – Oct 20

Quarry Crusher Run 5K / 10K @ O’Connor Quarry – Oct 20

Hootenanny on the Hill 10K / 5K / 3K / 1K @ Kyle, TX – Oct 20

Pajama Pancake Run @ Milam Park – Oct 27

Hallowine Run @ La Cantera – Oct 27

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

Recharge Trail Run 8K / 15K @ Government Canyon – Nov 3

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

Tough Mudder Houston @ 3 Palms Action Sports Park – Nov 10-11

SARR Endurathon 30K / 15K / 5K / Relay @ Bulverde, TX – Nov 11

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18