Will You Be My Llama-tine?

 

Hear that? No, it’s not a Valentine’s Day serenade… It’s probably a high school band student practicing trombone outside of the convention center x 10,000. That’s because the massive annual music educator convention is back in San Antonio this week. And don’t think those band directors will be in bed early… the Riverwalk will be PACKED daily and nightly through Saturday night with over 10,000 students, parents, and music teachers.  

 

Speaking of music — here’s a song about Topo Chico. [thumping heart emoji]

 

And here are more musical Texas tributes, including HEB and Whataburger.

 

Have a LOVE-ly weekend, you! See you next week!

 

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This Week in Actual Texas Legislation: Tacos

622 Wise and Witty Ways to Talk Texan

2019-2020 Broadway in SA Season

Buc-ee’s and World Domination Stuff

Pretty Texas-y Prints

Brooklynite is Closing and Reopening

 

PSA: Ride Via Primo FREE on Valentine’s Day!

 

The Short List:

Friday

A Post-Valentine’s Day of Rest?

Yappy Hour @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 5-7pm

Arte y Pasion live @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

 

Saturday

FrankenBike @ The Social Spot – 10a-4p

Chacho & Brance @ Sancho’s – 6-8pm

5 Year Anniversary Party @ Big Hops Huebner – 5pm

Hoppy Endings Comedy Night @ Freetail Brewing (South Presa) – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

 

Sunday

On and Off Fred on a Bike @ Clamp Light Studio – 11a-5p

El Mardi Gras @ Paper Tiger – 1-7pm; $0-75

Pancakes for Paws @ Magnolia Pancake Haus – 10a-2p

Foodie Fitness @ Tre Trattoria – 9-11am; $40

 

This Week:

All Month:

San Antonio Rodeo @ AT&T Center << UNTIL FEB 24

Rodeo After Dark

Parade of Lanterns @ Riverwalk – 7-9pm << UNTIL FEB 23

 

All Weekend:

On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour << LLAMA APPROVED!

Carmen: Ballet San Antonio @ Tobin Center – $35+

LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall

Texas Music Educators Convention @ Downtown << A LOT OF PEOPLE

 

Thur, Feb 14:

Valentine’s Day!

V Day Lunch Break w/ Food Trucks @ Downtown SA – 11:30a-1:30p

Valentine’s Jazz @ Jazz, TX – 6pm & 9pm; $115

Valentine’s Day w/ Dale Watson @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $10

Valentine’s Day Date Night & Tasting Room @ Ranger Creek – 5pm; $50

A Valentine in South America @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30-10:30pm; $70

Valentine’s Party w/ Devan Jones @ The Kit Kat – 7-11pm

Vintage Valentine’s @ Witte Museum – 7-11pm; $145+

Pinata Protest Valentine’s Show and Tour Kick-Off @ Jandro’s Garden Patio – 9pm

Beer My Valentine @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 4:30-10pm

Free Glass of Champagne @ The Hangar – All Day

Acoustic Valentine’s Show w/ Ian Moore @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Singles Awareness Day @ The Rustic – 6-10pm

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party @ The Amp Room – 10pm

Shred Your Ex @ Bowl & Barrel – 6pm-midnight

 

Fri, Feb 15:

Yappy Hour @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 5-7pm

Arte y Pasion live @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

 

Sat, Feb 16:

Local Art Market @ VIva Tacoland – 2-10pm

FrankenBike @ The Social Spot – 10a-4p

Valentine’s Day Pairing Event @ Real Ale Brewing – 2pm & 4pm; $25

Hug-In & Valentine Ball w/ Gary P. Nunn @ Luckenbach, TX – 8pm-midnight; $20

Hecho en San Antonio @ Folklores Coffee House – 9am

Moonlight Hike @ Enchanted Rock – 6:30-8:30pm

Chacho & Brance @ Sancho’s – 6-8pm

Stan Lee Inspired @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-11pm

5 Year Anniversary Party @ Big Hops Huebner – 5pm

Chocolates and Bubbles @ The Block SA – 1-6pm; $10

Hoppy Endings Comedy Night @ Freetail Brewing (South Presa) – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

Fiesta Medal Function @ The Junction – 10a-4p

Questlove DJ Set @ Empire (Austin) – 8pm; $30-100

 

Sun, Feb 17:

On and Off Fred on a Bike @ Clamp Light Studio – 11a-5p

El Mardi Gras @ Paper Tiger – 1-7pm; $0-75

Pancakes for Paws @ Magnolia Pancake Haus – 10a-2p

Coffee Beer + Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Foodie Fitness @ Tre Trattoria – 9-11am; $40

TMNT II w/ Ernie Reyes Jr. @ Drafthouse Park North – 12pm

New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Saint City Supper Club Presents Mark Garcia @ Shotgun House Roasters – 7-10pm

Three Swings and a Miss @ Roarin’ Jazz Club – 5:30-9pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Burger Week SA << UNTIL MAR 5!

 

Mon, Feb 18:

PRESIDENT’S DAY!

President’s Day Brunch @ The Rustic – 10a-3p

 

Tues, Feb 19:

Reverend Horton Heat @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $5

Office Space Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

 

Wed, Feb 20:

SA Flavor Medal Release Party #2 @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6-9pm

SA Young Professionals Happy Hour @ Ash – 6-8pm; FREE!

Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (Pearl) – 7-10:30pm

Walk & Bike Night: Activate 2019 @ Via Metro Center – 6-8pm

Happy Hour w/ Make-A-Wish @ Cherrity Bar – 5-8pm

 

Thur, Feb 21:

Member Preview Party @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $25

Empanadas and Beers Pairing @ The Corner – 6pm

Texas Beer Co Pint Night @ Backyard on Broadway – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Feb 22:

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!

Celebrate @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Celebrate @ The Rustic – 5-11pm

Celebrate @ Burleson Beer Garden – 3pm-close

Celebrate @ The Hangar – 12pm-close

Celebrate @ La Gloria – 11am-midnight

Celebrate @ Chuy’s – 11a-11p

Cookie Beer Pairing @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 4:30-10pm

Tom Petty vs Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $15+

Mardi Gras Celebration @ Hoppy Monk – 6-10pm

Bike&Soul: Onesie Wild Things @ Sparky’s Pub – 7:30pm

 

Sat, Feb 23:

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Mardi Paws @ Dorcol Distilling – 12-4pm

Armchair Expert Live @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50

Roman Holiday @ Drafthouse Park North – 1pm

Cypress Hill @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $35+

Backyard Yoga @ The Rustic – 9am; FREE!

Native Tree Giveaway @ Confluence Park – 9-11am

Fleming Bros. @ Sanchos – 9pm-midnight

Toro Flores & Zarabande @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

The Good Kind Southtown Opening Day @ 1127 S. St Mary’s – 10a-10p

 

Sun, Feb 24:

New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Kolaches Kolaches Kolaches! @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 10am

 

Save the Dates

Feb 26: Secret Supper @ TBD – 7-10pm; $125+

Feb 26: Metric & Zoe @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Feb 27: Cocktails and Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $20

Feb 28: Band of Horses @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Feb 28: Jazz Cookery @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30-10:30pm; $10

Mar 2: Texas Independence Beer Bash @ Appliance Liquidation Outlet – 2-5pm

Mar 2: Texas Independence Show w/ Los #3 Dinners @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; FREE!

Mar 2: Mardi Gras Party @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $15

Mar 2: Carseat Headrest @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Mar 5: FAT TUESDAY!

Mar 5: Mardi Gras Party w/ Dirty River Dixie Band @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $25

Mar 5: Mardi Craw Party & Crawfish Boil @ The Rustic – 5pm; FREE (VIP $30)

Mar 7: SA Mag Best of the City Party @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm; $40-75

Mar 9: Wiz Khalifa @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Mar 9: Movie in the Park: Jurassic Park @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Mar 10: Grease Sing-a-Long @ Aztec Theatre – 3pm

Mar 11: YOSA Presents: Thriller @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Mar 12: The Wizard of Oz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Mar 13: Earth, Wind, and Fire @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $$$

Mar 16: St Patty’s w/ Pat Green @ The Rustic – $25+

Mar 16: T Pain @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $50+

Mar 19: Carol Burnett @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Mar 23: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

Mar 23: Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Mar 23: Karolina’s 3rd Annual Fiesta Medal Pachanga @ Karolina’s Antiques – 11a-5p

Mar 24: Amos Lee @ Aztec Theatre – 8:30pm; $40+

Mar 27: Runway @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm; $125+

Mar 28: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 6pm; $50+

Mar 28: SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

Mar 28: Big Give Concert feat. Kevin Fowler @ The Rustic – 6pm; $25+

Mar 29: International Music Festival @ Cathedral de San Fernando – 7-8pm

Mar 31: Siclovia @ TBD – 9a-2p

Apr 2: Death Cab for Cutie @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 4: Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 10: Double Dare Live @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 11: Foreigner @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 13: Taco Fest: Music y Mas @ La Villita – 12pm; $15+

Apr 13: Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 18: Taste of the Republic @ Marriott Plaza – 5-9pm; $75

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

Apr 24: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. Whether you like an occasional 5K or you’re training for your first marathon, I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fun races! Please wear an ID when you’re training.

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 4 races for $199 – Jan 5-Apr 6

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail (S Presa) – Feb 16

Sauerkraut Bend 5K @ King William Park – Feb 23

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Falls State Park – Feb 23

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA – Feb 23

El Taco Run @ VFW Post 76 – Feb 23

SA Margarita Madness 5K @ La Villita – Mar 2 (afternoon)

Run to the Beat 5K @ Alamo Heights High School – Mar 2

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

Shamrock Shuffle 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Mar 16

Culinaria 5K Wine & Beer Run @ Shops at La Cantera – Mar 16

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Stride for Sight 5K @ Comanche County Park – Mar 23

Texas 2-Way Torture @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Mar 30

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 6

Wanderlust Half Marathon @ Marketplatz Square (Fredericksburg) – Apr 6

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11