Singin’ the Llama Blues

 

This is the latest llama yet, but I’ve been busy as a beaver prepping for the AWESOME TEDxSanAntonio Blues and BBQ event on Saturday.

 

It’s gonna be great, and I’ve got tickets for just $20! Click here.

 

More news: I’m going overseas for a bit of a sabbatical, so the next couple of issues will be Llama Lites. Depending on how long I’m away, I may have to go dormant a week or two. As usual, you can follow #roamingllama to keep up with my adventures!

ReadAbouts

The Best Waffle Houses for Viewing the Eclipse

Really cool eclipse website.

Paramour is getting a menu by Jason Dady.

SA Mag’s list of stuff to do this week.

Chili con carne has its roots in SA.

USAA Expanding Downtown

Eastside Eateries

 

PSA: Don’t look directly at the sun during the eclipse… or ever, really.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Friday Morning Coffee @ Mildfire Coffee Roasters – 8-9am

Eastciders Ramble w/ Lonely Horse @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; FREE!

Lucas Jack @ Random Beer Garden (Boerne) – 8pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $20 w/ code: BBBQ-llama

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

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool

 

Sunday

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery << RUNNING!

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

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

 

This Week:

All Week:

Culnaria Restaurant Week @ ALL OVER TOWN! << LLAMA APPROVED!

 

Thur, Aug 17:

Third Thursday Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Blues in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 7-10pm

Kirk Covington Quartet @ Luna Live – 9:30pm; $5

Craft Beer + Chips & Salsa Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

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

 

Fri, Aug 18:

Friday Morning Coffee @ Mildfire Coffee Roasters – 8-9am

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9

Eastciders Ramble w/ Lonely Horse @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; FREE!

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Rooftop Jazz @ Artpace – 9pm

Lucas Jack @ Random Beer Garden (Boerne) – 8pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Aug 19:

Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $20 w/ BBBQ-llama

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

Alamo City Rollergirls’ August Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

Yoga @ Japanese Tea Gardens – 8-9am

KISS Tribute @ Roundup – 8-11pm; $20-45

SA Lowriders Dachshund Meetup @ Phil Hardberger Park – 6-7:30pm

 

Sun, Aug 20:

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery << RUNNING!

Box Street Two Year Anniversary Sunday Social @ Alamo Beer – 12-4pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

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

 

Next Week

Mon, Aug 21:

SOLAR ECLIPSE (Partial Eclipse in San Antonio)

Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Aug 22:

Culture + Cuisine: Kimura @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $55+

Arts After Hours @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6-8:30pm; $20

 

Wed, Aug 23:

Jazz, TX Anniversary Party @ Jazz, TX – 9pm & 9pm – $100

Bend at the Brewery @ Weathered Souls – 6:30pm; $15

 

Thurs, Aug 24:

SAYP Networking Happy Hour @ The Lion & Rose (The Rim) – 6-8pm

 

Fri, Aug 25:

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

Whiskey Sour Happy Hour & Yoga @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

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

Film on the Green: Groundhog Day @ SAMA – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9

Kayak Tour & Beer Tasting @ 100 E Guenther – 6:30-9pm

Canciones @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

 

Sat, Aug 26:

Outdoor Movie: Clueless @ Hemisfair – 8:30-10pm

Pizza PAWty Bake & Take Event @ PAWsitively Sweet Bakery – 3-5pm

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

City and Colour @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Texas Country Music Festival @ Ranger Creek – 7pm; $5-10

Historic Homeowner Fair @ Pearl Stable – 9:30a-3p

Ranch\House @ The Mix – 10pm

 

Sun, Aug 27:

Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+ << SO GOOD!

Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Dollar Days: Missions Baseball @ Wolff Stadium – 6pm

Southerleigh Tap Takeover & beer Release @ Paper Tiger – 3-8pm

Wine & Wag @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyard – 2pm; $25

Michelada Mayehm @ The Block SA – 2-8pm

Banana Day @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Aug 28: Swing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Aug 28: Texas Cooking w/ Chef Treva Chadwell @ Botanical Garden – 6:30-8:30pm

Aug 29: PechaKucha @ Empire Theatre – 6:30-11pm; $5

Aug 29: An Evening In: Luau @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Aug 29: Urban Spaces Tour: Houston Street After Dark @ Houston Street – 6pm; $60+

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

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

Aug 30: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat @ The Squeezebox – 8pm

Aug 31: Summer Dance Hall Series: Czech Melody Masters @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-9pm

Aug 31: AwesomeSA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-9pm

Sept 1: FIRST FRIDAY @ SOUTHTOWN

Sept 1: First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Brien’s – 7pm; FREE! << HEROES AND VILLIANS!

Sept 1-3: White Rabbit Reunion @ Paper Tiger

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

Sept 2: Light Fest San Antonio @ JB Wells Park (Gonzales, TX) – 4-8pm; $35

Sept 2: Dave Matthews Tribute @ B Daddy’s BBQ – 6-9pm << SO GOOD!

Sept 2: UTSA vs UH @ Alamodome – 6pm; $20+

Sept 3: Bike & Brunch Anniversary @ TNT – 10:30a-1:30p

Sept 3: Michelada Madness @ Freetail Brewing Co (S. Presa) – 4-11pm; $20

Sept 4: LABOR DAY!

Sept 4: Swing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Sept 5: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Sept 6-10: World Heritage Festival @ SA Missions National Historical Park

Sept 7: Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Sept 7: First Thursday Science Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Sept 7: Sunset Picnic @ Mission San Juan Capistrano – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 8: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

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

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 8: Girl in a Coma @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE w/ RSVP

Sept 8: Mingo Fishtrap @ 3ten ACL Live – 9pm; $15

Sept 9: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-9pm

Sept 9: Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride @ Mission park Pavilion – 8a-3p

Sept 9: Tiny Pies Pop-Up @ Lick Ice Cream – 9:30a-12p

Sept 9: Left Hand & Freetail Brewing Collaboration @ Freetail (S. Presa) – 4-8pm; $10-25

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Sept 10: Raspa Fest @ Comanche Park #2 – 2pm

Sept 10: Brewstillery Gym Workout & Tasting Room @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm; $10

Sept 12: FoodK Tuesdays @ The River Walk – 6-9pm; $35

Sept 12: Ranger Creek Craft Beer Tasting @ Pizza Italia – 7-9pm

Sept 12: Art Fit: Art + Yoga @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

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

Sept 13: Chuck Ramirez Opening Party w/ JD Samson @ McNay Art Museum – 7-10pm

Sept 14: Blink-182 @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $60+

Sept 14: Compass Rose Academy Ribbon Cutting @ 8005 Outer Circle Rd – 4-5pm

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

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

Sept 16: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30-9:30pm; $30

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Sept 16: Alamo City Rollergirls’ September Home Team Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Sept 16: Downtown Mermaid Promenade @ San Marcos – 10a-12p

Sept 19: FoodK Tuesdays @ The River Walk – 6-9pm; $35

Sept 21: Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Sept 22-24: Ninth Annual UTOPiAfest @ Four Sisters Ranch – $20+

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 23: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

Sept 23: Psych del Rio @ Arneson River Theater – 12-10pm; FREE!

Sept 23: Free Museum Day @ SAMA – 10a-5p

Sept 26: FoodK Tuesdays @ The River Walk – 6-9pm; $35

Sept 26: Art Fit: Art + Yoga @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

Sept 28: Destination: Kyoto @ SAMA – 7-11pm; $200+

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

Sept 29: Nina Diaz @ 502 Bar – 8pm; $5-15

Sept 30: Dave Matthews Tribute @ Fralo’s – 7-10pm << THEY ARE SO GOOD!

Sept 30: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

Oct 1: The Flaming Lips @ ACL Live – 8pm; $45+

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

Oct 5: Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

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 10: Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 11: The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

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

Oct 14: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Home Team Championship Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

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 20-22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl

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 4: Steven Tyler @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $100+

Nov 4: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $40

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

 

Running

It’s still hot, but race season is approaching rapidly! Time to start training. If you brave the heat, make sure you run with 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 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Alamo Beer Challenge 2017 – 4 races for $160

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 4 races for $170

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery – Aug 20

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

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

Paleface Trail Run 26.2/13.1/10K/5K @ Pace Bend Park – Sept 9

Zoo Run Relay @ SA Zoo (evening run) – Sept 15

Battle of Salado Creek 5mi / 10mi @ LBJ Park – Sept 23

Texas Tough 5.5 / 5K @ Helotes, TX – Sept 30

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

Battle of Hillotes 10K / 13.1 @ Soler Sports Helotes – Oct 21

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

Veterans Fun Run 5K @ Ranger Creek Brewing – Nov 12

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

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

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