I am one of those… Llama-dramatic fools…

 

What’s your favorite TED talk? You might find a new one this weekend at Now is the Time, TEDxSanAntonio’s Fall 2017 main event!

 

Fifteen locally-sourced TED talks, Cuvee coffee, food trucks, and an after party (with Ranger Creek) are all included in an entire day of ideas worth spreading. And if you’ve ever wanted to give a TED talk a try, you’ll have a chance with the pop-up talks over lunch!

 

You can save 10 bucks by using my fancy code – it’ll automatically apply if you click this link.

 

I WILL BE THERE. Hope to see you too! BUY TICKETS!

 

Check these parking tips before you head out, and bring a sweater! Most of the event is indoors, but it’s supposed to get chilly in the evening during the after party.

 

ReadAbouts

Adios, Vans Warped Tour

SA Magazine Best of the City Nominations Through Nov 22

Adorable Wiener Dog Christmas T-Shirt for a Good Cause!

52 Great Weekends in San Antonio

While you’re out and about… Texas BBQ Passport

Awesome Primitive FLOATING Campsite
Get a start on holiday shopping at Centro Cultural Aztlan!

Why I TEDx: Breaking Down Silos

 

PSA: TURKEY DAY IS NEXT WEEK – ALREADY! I’ll try to have my list out next Wednesday or maybe even Tuesday so you can make your week(end) plans. I’ve gone ahead and included a handful of turkey trots below… just in case you wanna get ahead of that 4lbs of green bean casserole you’ll be shoving in your pie hole…

 

The Short List:

Friday

Ranch\House @ Rosella (Jones) – 7-9pm

Texas to Table @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

 

Saturday

TEDxSanAntonio Fall Event @ Witte Museum – 9a-5p << $10 OFF LLAMATEDXSA

4×5 Photo Fest @ Paper Tiger – 11a-midnight; FREE!

HighWheel Oatmeal Stout Beer Release @ Dorcol Distilling + Brewing – 5pm-Midnight

SA Nightlife Tour on Cumbia Party Bus @ Havana Bar – 7:30pm; $65

 

Sunday

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Pints for the Pints @ Francis Bogside – 3-7pm << IT’S OPEN AGAIN!

Iron Food Truck Throwdown @ The Block SA – 1-6pm

 

This Week:

All Week:

SA Entrepreneurship Week

 

All Weekend:

Wurstfest @ New Braunfels, TX << UNTIL NOV 22!

SA Symphony: Bolero @ Tobin Center

Shakespeare on the River @ Arneson River Theater

Improv @ Bexar Stage (near The Pearl) – 8pm; $5 << EVERY WEEK THUR-SAT!

 

Thur, Nov 16:

Cocktails for a Cause @ Blue Box – 5-8pm

San Antonio Young Professionals Happy Hour @ Frank – 6-8pm; FREE!

SAEW: EntrepreneuHER @ Launch San Antonio – 4-6pm

The Upside Down: Stranger Things Art @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-11pm; $5

Saint Arnold Tap Takeover @ Growler Exchange – 6-9pm

Poke Man Food Truck @ 1800 Broadway – 5-9pm

Cerveceros Homebrew Festival Kickoff @ Kunstler Brewing – 6:30-9:30pm

Growler Exchange Tap Takeover @ The Growler Exchange – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Nov 17:

Ranch\House @ Rosella (Jones) – 7-9pm

Texas to Table @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

Sound Cream Airstream: The San Antonio List @ SAMA – 6-10pm; $5-15

Flor Boutique Launch Party Pop-Up @ 1102 Event Center & Gallery – 6:30-9pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Nov 18:

TEDxSanAntonio Fall Event @ Witte Museum – 9a-5p << $10 OFF LLAMATEDXSA

4×5 Photo Fest @ Paper Tiger – 11a-midnight; FREE!

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

George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic @ Empire Control Room (Austin) – 4pm

Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Old Hollywood Glam Fall Fashion Show @ Burnhouse – 6:30-11:30pm

Light the Way Holiday Festival @ UIW – 6:30-9:30pm

Grand Opening @ Brew’s Lee Tea Station (Alamo Heights) – 1-3pm

HighWheel Oatmeal Stout Beer Release @ Dorcol Distilling + Brewing – 5pm-Midnight

Monkeys on a String DMB Tribue @ The Rusty Mule (Austin) – 7-10pm

SA Nightlife Tour on Cumbia Party Bus @ Havana Bar – 7:30pm; $65

 

Sun, Nov 19:

Bend & Brunch @ Freight Gallery – 11a-2p

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $14+

Bubblegum Sharesgiving @ Freetail Brewing – 12pm

Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Iron Food Truck Throwdown @ The Block SA – 1-6pm

Pints for the Pints @ Francis Bogside – 3-7pm << IT’S BACK OPEN!

 

Next Week

All Weekend

Holiday Lights on the River @ The Riverwalk – 5:30pm << THRU JAN 7

 

Mon, Nov 20:

Willie Nelson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Movie Mondaze: Tim Burton Night @ Limelight – 9pm

Neurobiology of Music Workshop @ 503 Avenue A – 7-8pm; $25

 

Tues, Nov 21:

Puro Slam @ The Korova – 9:30pm; $1

St Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #19 Release Party @ The Brass Tap – 7-9pm

Social Run @ The Block SA – 6:30pm

Pint Night w/ Busted Sandal Brewing @ Bombay Bicycle Club – 8pm

Latin Jazz Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm

 

Wed, Nov 22:

Thanksgiving Eve Dance w/ Dale Watson @ Luckenbach, Texas – 9-11pm; $10

Texas Young Professionals Mixer @ Boiler House – 5:30-8pm

Thanksgiving Eve Bash @ The Hangar – 8pm

La Muerta 2017 Pint Night @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 7-9pm

Drinksgiving @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 9pm

 

Thur, Nov 23:

THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet @ Eilan Hotel & Spa – 10a-2p

Thanksgiving Lunch @ The St. Anthony Hotel – 11a-3p; $75

Vegan Thanksgiving Feast @ Green Veg. Cuisine – 11a-3p; $13-30

The Hangar is open on Thanksgiving.

 

TURKEY TROTS!

SA Food Bank Turkey Trot @ Commander’s House – Nov 23

Turkey Trot @ Downtown Buda – Nov 23

Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot @ Gruene Hall – Nov 23

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot @ Austin, TX – Nov 23

 

Fri, Nov 24:

BLACK FRIDAY!

Shop Local @ Brick at Blue Star – 10a-6p

Black Friday Brunch @ The Rustic – 10a-2p

Christmas Tree Lighting @ Travis Park – 3-7pm

Holiday River Parade @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

Big Band Christmas Show @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $30

 

Sat, Nov 25:

Thankful for My Music Festival @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $10

Thanksgiving Weekend @ Goliad Brewing Co. – 12-8pm

Pop Up Shop Market @ La Villita – 10a-6p

Big Band Christmas Show @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $30

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Coffee (Porter) & Donuts @ Real Ale Brewing Co – 11a-3p

 

Sun, Nov 26:

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Beard & Mustache Competition @ Big Hops Huebner – 7-10pm

 

Save the Dates

Nov 28: Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

Nov 28: Art Fit: Art + Yoga @ SAMA Sculpture Garden – 6-7pm; $5

Dec 1: First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens SA – 7pm << BAD SANTA THEME!

Dec 1: Dulce! Dessert, Drinks, and Decadence @ Briscoe Art Museum – 7pm; $35+

Dec 1: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $12

Dec 1: Nina Diaz @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $5+

Dec 1-22: Holiday Boat Caroling @ The Riverwalk – 6:15-9:30pm most nights

Dec 1-3: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

Dec 2: Little Italy Pastathon @ Little Italy Restaurant – 5pm; $20

Dec 3: Rock n Roll Marathon After Party @ Alamo Beer – 1-6pm

Dec 3: Tom Petty Tribute @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $15

Dec 3: Candlelight Vespers @ Trinity University – 6-7:30pm

Dec 3: Holiday Laser Show @ Lila Cockrell Theater – 4-6pm; FREE!

Dec 5: Pecha Kucha @ Laurie Auditorium – 6:30pm

Dec 8-10: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

Dec 8: Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 8-9am

Dec 9: Winter Open House @ Ranger Creek – 2-6pm; $10

Dec 9: Fido Fest @ La Vernia Chamber of Commerce – 10a-4p

Dec 9: Wye Oak @ 502 Bar – 8:30pm; $12-15

Dec 9-10: SA Vintage Expo @ Austin Hwy Event Center

Dec 10: La Gran Tamalada @ Market Square – 11a-4p

Dec 10: Sunday Masa Tamale Extravaganza @ Alamo Beer Co – 11a-6p; FREE!

Dec 12: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Dec 14: Turnpike Troubadours @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Dec 15-17: Fiesta de los Luminarias @ The Riverwalk – dusk

Dec 15-17: Holiday Pops @ Tobin Center
Dec 20: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (Broadway) – 7-10:30pm

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Dec 28: Alamo Bowl @ Alamodome – 8-11pm

Dec 31: NYE w/ Reverand Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $35+

Jan 13: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+

Feb 8-25: SA Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center

Feb 9-11: Mardi Gras Artisan Show @ The Riverwalk

Feb 10: Mardi Gras River Parade @ Arneson River Theatre / The RIverwalk – 1-6pm

Feb 23: Open Rehearsal for Students: Bernstein & Brahm @ Tobin Center – 10a-12:30p; FREE!

Mar 12: Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

 

Running

Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring 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 Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 4 races for $170

Turkey Trot @ Boerne, TX – Nov 18

Live Oak Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Live Oak Brewing (Austin, TX) – Nov 18

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K @ New Braunfels. TX – Nov 18

Shiner Half Marathon, 10K, 5K @ Shiner, TX – Nov 18

Wild Hare Trail Run 10K / 25K / 50K / 50mi @ Giddings, TX – Nov 18

Shop Live Oak 5K @ Live Oak, TX – Nov 18

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

SA Food Bank Turkey Trot @ Commander’s House – Nov 23

Turkey Trot @ Downtown Buda – Nov 23

Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot @ Gruene Hall – Nov 23

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot @ Austin, TX – Nov 23

5K Trail Turkey Trot @ San Antonio Trail Company – Nov 24

Santa Antonio 5K @ Sunset Station – Nov 26

Real Ale Brewing 5K @ Real Ale Brewing Co (Blanco, TX) – Dec 9

Spicewood Vineyards Half Marathon / 10K @ Spicewood Vineyards – Dec 2

Frio River Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Golf Club of Texas (Concan, TX) – Dec 2

SA Rock n Roll Half Marathon / Marathon @ Alamodome – Dec 3

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

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

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

Cocoa Half @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Alamo 13.1 / 26.2 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 4

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