The Good, The Bad, The Llama

 

It’s becoming Fall! It’s not 108 degrees anymore! And… there’s more rain. Yes, this is the THIRD newsletter in a row I’ve had to moan about rain.

 

But a little rain isn’t so bad, right? (Especially if it keeps the mosquitos away.)

 

Pack a poncho and live it up. Jazz’SALive is this weekend in Travis Park featuring some pretty amazing local and global talent. There are loads of races coming up too (scroll all the way down). And also — POP TARTS!

 

Be good, and enjoy yourselves!

 

ReadAbouts

TEDxSanAntonio Tickets On Sale Now!

Worth Repeating October Show Tickets On Sale Now!

The Annual “Why San Antonians Care About the High School We Went To” Article

Paula Abdul is Playing Tobin Benefit Concert

Blake Shelton Performing FREE Show This Friday at Cowboys

Cheers to Roadmap Brewing!

Grandma Shoots 12-Foot Gator

Tons of Music Festivals Nationwide

Cheeseburger Day was yesterday, but you can eat these any day!

 

PSA: With fun events downtown come pesky street closures. Some streets around Travis Park may be blocked this weekend, and if they aren’t, they’ll be packed. You might want to plan an alternate route if you’re in the area… that includes you, scooterers.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Yo La Tengo @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Cocktails & Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Taco Cabana Turns 40! @ 1st TC (San Pedro) – 6-9:30pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

 

Saturday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Don Martin’s Coffee – 9:30-10:30am; FREE!

Bakery Lorraine’s Pop Tart Brunch @ JazzSAlive (Travis Park) – 10a-1p << THIS!

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

Southtown Cinema: Black Panther @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10pm

Battle of Salado Creek 10mi / 5mi / 5K @ LBJ Park – 5pm << RUNNING!

 

Sunday

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Raspa Fest @ Comanche Park – 1-9pm << RESCHEDULED!

3rd Sunday Punk Brunch Flea Market @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 12-4pm << RESCHEDULED!

 

This Week:

All Month:

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All Week

Oktoberfest @ Flying Saucer – All Day

 

All Weekend:

Jazz’SAlive @ Travis Park – 5-10pm; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED!

SA Symphony Opening Weekend @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

 

Thur, Sept 20:

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

Oktoberfest Pairing w/ Legal Draft @ Stout House – 7-10pm

Latin Jazz Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

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

Free Admission @ McNay Art Museum – 4pm

 

Fri, Sept 21:

Creative Mornings: Chaos @ SW School of Art – 8:30-10:30am; FREE!

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

Yo La Tengo @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Cocktails & Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm; $20

Taco Cabana Turns 40! @ 1st TC (San Pedro) – 6-9:30pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark Free Movie @ Confluence Park – 7-10pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

Live Music and ‘Cue at Alamo BBQ Co – 7pm

PhotoSeptiembre Art Showcase @ The Impact Guild – 7pm

Tricentennial Party on the Plaza @ Tower of the Americas – 7pm

 

Sat, Sept 22:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Don Martin’s Coffee – 9:30-10:30am; FREE!

Battle of Salado Creek 10mi / 5mi / 5K @ LBJ Park – 5pm << RUNNING!

Bakery Lorraine’s Pop Tart Brunch @ JazzSAlive (Travis Park) – 10a-1p << THIS!

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

Southtown Cinema: Black Panther @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10pm

Jazz and Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Brunch Cruise: Acenar @ Acenar – 9:45-11:45pm

River City Rockfest @ AT&T Center – 12pm-midnight

Oktoberfest @ Real Ale (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Paranormal Fest @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Bourbon & Boots @ Lucchese Boots (The Quarry) – 3-6pm

Mamma Jamma Ride @ Martindale, Texas

 

Sun, Sept 23:

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

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

Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Cafe – 4-6pm; FREE!

Raspa Fest @ Comanche Park – 1-9pm << RESCHEDULED!

3rd Sunday Punk Brunch Flea Market @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 12-4pm << RESCHEDULED!

 

Next Week

During the Week:

Drift & Dine @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

Trombone Shorty @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $35 << SOLD OUT

 

All Weekend:

Borderland Film Festival @ Woodlawn Theatre – $75

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

Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer – 7-9pm; $50

State Fair of Texas @ Dallas << THRU OCT 21!

 

Mon, Sept 24:

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ The Corner – 8pm

Happy Hour @ Kunstler Brewing – 4pm

Hoppy Hour @ The Hoppy Monk – 3pm

Happy Hour @ Bottling Dept at The Pearl – 11a-9p

 

Tues, Sept 25:

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

Fried Chicken and Champagne Night @ Downstairs at Esquire Tavern – 5pm

 

Wed, Sept 26:

Range on the RIver Dinner Cruise @ Range – 7-9pm; $78

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions: Baila Peligrosa @ The Pearl – 5:30pm

Cannabis and Coffee @ Cellars – 7-8pm; $25

 

Thur, Sept 27:

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

Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm

Free Night @ McNay Art Museum – 4pm

Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 7pm

 

Fri, Sept 28:

Bike&Soul: Havana Nights @ The Pipe Corner – 7pm

Interstellar Lunch Break @ Majestic Theatre – 11:30-1:30pm

 

Sat, Sept 29:

San Antonio Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip & Beyond – 8pm; $10

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

36 Cask Strength Release & Pig Roast @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

Pints 4 Polio Oktoberfest @ Random Beer Garden (Boerne) – 6-10pm; $25

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

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Free Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10:45pm

10th Annual Historic Homeowner Fair @ Pearl Stable – 9a-2p

TaskUs Fallfest Art Show @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

Good Vibrations Festival @ Sunken Garden Theater – 1-11pm

Ignite the Night Tower Lighting @ Tower of the Americas – 7-10pm; $100

Liquor, Beer, and Wine Festival @ Freeman Coliseum – 7-11pm; $80-150

 

Sun, Sept 30:

Siclovia @ Broadway – 11a-3p; FREE! << LLAMA’S FAVORITE!

Parktoberfest @ Brackenridge Park – 3-6pm << POST-SICLOVIA PARTY!

Old Fashioned Glass Etching Workshop @ Ranger Creek – 1-3pm; $35

Habitat for Humanity Happy Hour @ The Cherrity Bar – 5pm

#Lovenotes Presents: Vision Board Party @ Southtown Wine and Tapas – 12-2pm

 

Save the Dates

Oct 2: Worth Repeating: Suckerpunch @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Oct 4: Rivertini @ Wyndham Garden Riverwalk – 6pm; $75-125 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

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

Oct 5: Texas to Table @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

Oct 5-7: Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Oct 6: Beer Fest @ Tower of the Americas – 2-5pm; $30-40

Oct 6: Riverdale Sock Hop with The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Oct 11: Humane Society Friends for Life Luncheon @ WItte Mays Center – 11a-1p; $125+

Oct 13: Russian Circles @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $18-20

Oct 18: Taste of the Heights @ SA Zoo – 6-10pm; $60 << LLAMA APPROVED!

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 19: Butterflies Without Borders Forum @ Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1:30p; $55

Oct 19-21: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

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 20: Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil @ Botanical Garden – 8-11pm; $35

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: REDO: Fall Fest @ The DoSeum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Oct 26: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $52+

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

Oct 27-28: Dia de los Muertos @ La Villita

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 10: SA Grilled Cheese Festival @ Historic St. Paul Square – 1-5pm; $30-60

Nov 11: Bastille @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Nov 13: Death from Above @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $30

Nov 14: Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Hot Wells Ruin – 6-10pm; $70+

Nov 14: Margo Price @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 << HBD, THE RUSTIC!

Nov 15: Napoleon Dynamite @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $30-45

Nov 16: The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

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 5: Paula Abdul @ The Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Dec 7: Dulce! A Night of Desserts, Drinks, and Decadence @ Botanical Garden – 8pm; $30-60

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

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

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

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

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below… as Fall approaches and the temps cool, I’ll be adding more races. 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)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

Spa Girl Tri & Relay @ Hyatt Regency Lost Pines – Sept 22

Battle of Salado Creek 10mi / 5mi / 5K @ LBJ Park – Sept 22 << RUNNING!

Texas Tough Half Marathon and 5K @ Boerne Stage Rd – Sept 29

I Can’t Bexar Another Run 0.5K @ Burleson Yard – Sept 29

SNIPSA Race for the Rescues @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Sept 29

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Blazing 7s Trail Run 100K, 50K, 25K, 10K, 5K @ Cat Spring, TX – Sept 29-30

Monte Vista Fun Run & 5K @ St. Anthony Catholic School – Oct 6

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Tour de Honey Part Deux 25 mi / 40 mi Bike RIde @ Beeville, TX – Oct 13

Wurst Tri Ever Sprint Triathlon @ Landa Park (New Braunfels) – Oct 14

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

Brew-Ha Round-Up @ Specht’s Store – 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

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18