She fell In love with a Llama / Another and another

 

I’m back from Llama-cation and back to work.

 

Enjoy the heck out of yourselves this weekend!

 

ReadAbouts

WILCO IS COMING TO SAN ANTONIO!!! << !!!!!!

How Big Is Texas Compared to Other Land Masses?

Charc Week!

WAFFLE POPS!

A Little Italy at Battalion

RIP, Power Surge @ Six Flags

About Female Bullfighters (AKA Matadoras)

 

PSA: Driving around downtown (especially the Alamodome) will be a bit nutty this weekend. There’s a big “marching band” (it’s actually called drum corps and it’s REALLY cool) show in town, and there will be about 25,000 extra people spectating, tooting horns, spinning swords, and banging on drums all day. Avoid the area if that’s not your thing or if you’re trying to get somewhere in a hurry.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Indy Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Gartenfest @ The Beethoven – 9-11pm

Art Out @ SAMA and Brooklynite – 7:30-8:30pm << LOOKS AWESOME!

 

Saturday

Drum Corps International @ The Alamodome

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

Hemingway’s Birthday @ Ocho at Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

Dog Yoga (Doga) @ Revolucion Coffee + Juice – 10-11am

 

Sunday

Chicken $h!t Bingo w/ Dale Watson @ The Big T Roadhouse – 3:30pm << LLAMA APPROVED

Texas Sized Blended Burger Bash @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-4pm; $30

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Summer Events @ The Historic Pearl

SA Mag’s Things To Do in July

Free Thursday Concerts @ Whitewater Amphitheater

 

All Weekend:

Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX << ALMOST SOLD OUT!

 

Thur, Jul 20:

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Ranch\House & DT Buffkin @ Brick – 8pm

Giant Jenga Tournament @ The Brass Tap – 9-11pm

Free Music Series: An Evening w/ Zac Wilkerson @ The County Line – 7:30pm

Monthly Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

Saint Arnold vs Karbach @ The Brass Tap (The Rim) – 11am

 

Fri, Jul 21:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Indy Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Gartenfest @ The Beethoven – 9-11pm

Bike&Soul: Drinkn Miles @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Free Week SA: Summer Camp @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Rooftop Jazz @ Artpace – 8-11pm

Roxy Roca LIVE @ Luna – 9:30-midnight; $10

Tipsy Swine Beer Dinner @ Sustenio – 6:30-9pm; $75

Art Out @ SAMA and Brooklynite – 7:30-8:30pm << LOOKS AWESOME!

 

Sat, Jul 22:

Drum Corps International @ The Alamodome

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

Hemingway’s Birthday @ Ocho at Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

Earth, Wind, and Fire @ AT&T Center – 8pm; $40+

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Dog Yoga (Doga) @ Revolucion Coffee + Juice – 10-11am

Christmas in July @ Flying Saucer – 11am-close

Katalina Wine Party @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 4pm

 

Sun, Jul 23:

Chicken $h!t Bingo w/ Dale Watson @ The Big T Roadhouse – 3:30pm << LLAMA APPROVED

Texas Sized Blended Burger Bash @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-4pm; $30

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

CHARC(UTERIE) WEEK! @ restaurants around town

 

All Weekend:

Viva Big Bend Festival @ Marfa, Alpine, Fort David, and Marathon, TX

 

Mon, Jul 24:

Monday Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs @ The Pearl – 8:30-10pm

Monday Night Trivia @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7:30pm

 

Tues, Jul 25:

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

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

 

Wed, Jul 26:

Working Woman Wednesday (Dress for Success Dress Up and Fundraiser) @ Drafthouse Park North – 6:30-9:30pm; $25

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions @ The Pearl – 5:30-9pm

 

Thur, Jul 27:

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Havana Hi-Fi @ Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

AwesomeSA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-10pm

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

Summer Dance Hall Series @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-9pm

Adult Slushie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Fri, Jul 28:

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

Canciones: Songs of San Antonio @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

Brush Up! The Basics of Buddhist Art @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $30 (members)

Ray Wylie Hubbard Album Release Show @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $20

Bob Dylan Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

 

Sat, Jul 29:

National Lasagna Day @ Little Italy – 12-3pm

Pages & Pints @ Big Hops Bitters – 1-3pm

SA Reggae Festival @ Rosedale Park – 11a-11p; $25

 

Sun, Jul 30:

Fido Funday @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Aug 1: Cinema Tuesday: Young Frankenstein @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 1: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 3: John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

Aug 3: Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

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

Aug 5: Ford River Race @ The River Walk << KAYAK ON THE RIVER WALK!

Aug 5: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45-75

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 8: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 8: Bat Loco Bash @ Camden St – 6-9pm

Aug 9: Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12

Aug 10: Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Aug 12: Bacon Bacon Bacon (URBAN-15 Fundraiser) @ Freetail Brewery – 6-9pm

Aug 12: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Aug 15: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $40

Aug 19: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

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

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 2: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Sept 8: SA Opera: Macbeth @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Sept 13: Bryan Adams @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 6pm; $36

Sept 15: Trombone Shorty @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $29+

Sept 15: Modest Mouse @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 29: Govt Mule @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Running

Triple digits on my car thermometer means running season is done-zo, except for those always-good-for-ya torture runs. Whether it’s a 5K with friends or a run to “sweat it out,” always wear an ID!

 

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

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ Aquarena Springs (San Marcos) – Jul 23

Dog Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 5

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

Tour de Pecan @ Seguin, TX – Sept 30

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

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

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

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