School’s Back for The Llama

 

Well, okay. It’s been a long while since I’ve been in school and an even longer while since high school, but somehow I’m still tempted to stuff a mesh JanSport with a Trapper Keeper and stand in a cafeteria line for some succulent state-issued chicken nuggets… There’s just something about sitting in school zone traffic and going on a scavenger hunt for a parking spot at work that makes me want to throw in the towel hop on a yellow dog.

 

I can’t be the only one.

 

And seriously, there’s not even homework anymore!

 

It’s time to get back to Llamacademia.

 

ReadAbouts

All-Inclusive Adult Summer Camp is this weekend! << USE THE CODE “LLAMA” FOR A $100 DISCOUNT!

Tim the Girl Opening a Brick and Mortar at The Pearl

NOW OPEN: SA Museum of Science and Technology

Texas Won the Olympics

Texas Teacher Won Teacher of the Forever Award

Pecha Kucha was awesome last night! (Especially the auctioneer.)

Helotes Wins Little League Softball World Series

 

PSA: Watch out for kiddos crossing the streets on their way to / from school (or band practice or football practice)! Also watch out for those school zone speed limits… don’t be a clown, slow down!

 

My picks for the Week:

Restaurant Week is STILL happening.

Here’s a guide from SA Mag.

And another from SA Current.

And a list of the new places to visit.

 

Friday:

I’m going to the Puro Café Coffee Meetup at Revolucion Coffee+Juice in the morning, then werk werk werk werk werk, then restaurant week somewhere, then Lyle Lovett at The Majestic!

 

I also recommend going to Uncle Lucius at Sam’s Burger Joint, Rooftop Jazz Concert at Artpace, and Whiskey Business at Briscoe Western Arts Museum.

 

Saturday:

Go to a costume shop. Buy a banana suit.

Go to HEB. Buy a banana.

Put on your banana suit. Pack up your banana.

Go to Ranger Creek. Celebrate bananas.

 

Sunday:

Race season is starting up again! Thank goodness it isn’t 100 degrees outside anymore. I’m running the Remember the Alamo… Beer 5K / 10K @ Alamo Brewery. If that’s not up your alley, look into the Tobin Center’s 3rd Annual Open House and the Totally 80s Sing Along at Drafthouse Park North.

 

This Week

All Week:

Restaurant Week! (A Llama Fav.)

Literary Libations Week

Jazz, TX Grand Opening @ The Pearl (Aug 23-27)

 

All Weekend:

Camp Our Way Adult Summer Camp @ Woodcreek, TX << USE DISCOUNT CODE: LLAMA

White Rabbit 20th Anniversary Party @ Paper Tiger

For Love of the Grill @ Cowboy’s Dancehall

One Year Anniversary @ Paramour

SA Vintage Expo @ Austin Hwy Events Center

 

Wed, Aug 24:

Food for Thought: Lemonade @ The McNay – 12-1pm

Twilight Yoga @ Yanaguana Garden – 8pm; $10

TEAMability Welcome Back Party for Linda @ 1711 N. Trinity – 4:30-7pm

 

Thur, Aug 25:

NATIONAL PARKS 100TH BIRTHDAY!

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Virtual Race

National Parks Adventure IMAX Film @ Palladium – 6pm; FREE!

ArtBites: Highest Heaven @ Hops House – 4:30-8pm; $100

Requiem for a Dream @ The McNay – 6:30-8:15pm

Little Shop of Horrors Movie and Glass Night @ Big Hops Huebner – 8-11pm

To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3) @ Café Commerce – 12-2pm; $25

GS 1221 Beer Dinner @ GS 1221 – 5-11pm; $20

Ceviche y Cervezas @ Southtown Flats – 7-10pm; $40

 

Fri, Aug 26:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Revolucion Coffee+Juice – 8-9am

Lyle Lovett @ The Majestic – 8pm; $40+ << GOING!

Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $12+

Rooftop Jazz Concert @ Artpace – 8-11pm

Party on the Plaza @ Tower of Americas – 7-11pm; FREE!

Yoga. Beer. Baseball. @ Wolff Stadium – 6pm; $50

Film on the Green: No @ SAMA – 8-10pm

ACRG Speed Dating Fundraiser @ SoHo Wine Bar – 7-10pm; $20

Whiskey Business @ Briscoe Western Arts Museum – 8pm; $50

ArtBites: Highest Heaven @ Hops House – 4:30-8pm; $100 << NIGHT #2

 

Sat, Aug 27:

NATIONAL BANANA DAY!

Celebrate Bananas @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

TPR Presents: The Art of Recycling @ SA Garden Center – 1-4pm; FREE!

MixTape @ Random – 7:30-11:30pm << 80’s & 90’s COVER BAND!

Food Truck Throwdown @ Old Main Ice House (Cibolo) – 12pm

Toga Party @ Patek’s Craft Beer and Wine Bar (New Braunfels) – 8pm

Dive-In Movie @ Dive Masters of SA – 6-9pm

Taste Testing Event @ Texas Sludge Coffee Co – 12-3pm

 

Sun, Aug 28:

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

Tobin Center’s 3rd Annual Open House @ Tobin Center – 3-6pm; FREE!

Brunch Club @ The Friendly Spot – 11am << BRING YOUR PUP!

Michelada Mayhem @ The Block – 1-9pm

Tour de Toob @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 7a-8p; $65

Totally 80s Sing Along @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Aug 29:

NATIONAL CHOP SUEY DAY! (Really.)

Celebrate Chop Suey @ Ding How Chinese Restaurant – 11a-9p

 

Tues, Aug 30:

Planet of the Apes @ All Drafthouses in SA – 7/7:30pm

 

Wed, Aug 31:

Cocktails & Culture: Maya! @ The Witte – 6:30-8:30pm; $25

The Goonies Outdoor Movie Night @ Ranger Creek – 6-10:30pm

 

Thur, Sept 1:

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Mash-Up Lecture: Daredevils & Sightseers @ The McNay – 6:30-7:30pm

Dale Watson @ The County Line (IH-10) – 7pm

Beyonce’s Birthday Party @ Brass Monkey – 10pm << DRESS CODE: BOOTYLICIOUS!

 

Fri, Sept 2:

FIRST FRIDAY @ Southtown

First Friday Pub Run @ Downtown << COMIC CON THEME

Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $20

Friday Evening Planetarium Shows @ Scobee Education Center – 6:30-9pm; $5

 

Sat, Sept 3:

Tutu Dash 5K @ OP Schnabel Park

First Saturday @ The Alamo – 9a-4p

Jerry Jeff Walker @ River Road Icehouse – 8pm; $30+

South Alamo Beach Party @ Frank – 2pm

Amazing Exploding Synthesizer Dance Fest @ The Amp Room – 9pm; $8-10 << I MOSTLY JUST LIKE THE NAME

Left Hand and Busted Sandal Collaboration Fundraiser @ Busted Sandal – 4-8pm

 

Sun, Sept 4:

Double Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K @ Leon Creek Greenway

Bike & Brunch: Soul Food Charm @ Tony G’s Soul Food – 11a-2p

Wake and Shake: Stranger Things @ La Botanica – 12-5pm

Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $23+

Batman Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Delta Rae @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

 

Mon, Sept 5:

LABOR DAY!

SARR Labor Day 5 Mile Run @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Echale Block Party @ The Pearl – 12-6pm

 

Save the Dates

Sept 6-7: Duran Duran @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $70+

Sept 6: Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7

Sept 7: Ranger Creek Bourbon and Beer Seminar @ Hoppy Monk – 6-8pm; $45

Sept 8: Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!

Sept 9: Jason Isbell & Lucero @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $23+

Sept 9: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8:30pm; $10

Sept 10: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 8pm; $25+

Sept 10: Brews and Blooms @ The Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm; $30

Sept 10: Collective Soul @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Sept 10: Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $25

Sept 10: Cyndi Lauper @ ACL Moody Theater (Austin) – 8pm; $50+

Sept 10: Texas Chihuahua Races @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-10pm

Sept 11: Garbage @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Sept 11: Beetlejuice Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 11: 9/11 Memorial Climb @ Tower of the Americas – 7:30am; FREE ($20 donation)

Sept 11: Cured for a Cure 5-Course Fundraiser Dinner @ Cured – 6pm; $350

Sept 13-15: The Taste foodie event @ The River Walk – 6-8:30pm

Sept 13: Edward Scissorhands @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 16: Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10+

Sept 16: Pat Green @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

Sept 17: Fall Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << A LLAMA FAVORITE!

Sept 17: Southtown Cinema: School of Rock @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Sept 17: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Sept 17: FrankenBike #75 @ Earn a Bike Coop – 10a-4p

Sept 18: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

Sept 21: Seryn @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10+

Sept 21: Mike Dillon Band @ One2One Bar (Austin) – 7pm; $10

Sept 21: Kinky Friedman @ 502 Bar – 7:30pm; $25

Sept 22: Wye Oak @ 502 Bar – 8pm; $10

Sept 23-25: Yelp Hot American Summer @ Summer Camp – $350

Sept 23: Old 97s @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

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

Sept 23: Alabama Shakes @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Sept 23: Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

Sept 23: Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon @ Rosenburg Skyroom (UIW) – 11:30am; $150

Sept 24: Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

Sept 24: Paws & Pints @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-6pm

Sept 24: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

Sept 24: SA Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip – all night; $5

Sept 24-25: Houston Open Air Festival @ NRG Park

Sept 25: Mars Attacks @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 25-Oct 4: Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Sept 27: Alice in Chains @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Sept 27: Big Fish @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 28: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 29: The Lumineers @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Sept 29: Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Sept 29: Taste of the Heights @ The DoSeum – 7pm; $50+

Oct 1: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 1: Remember the Punks Music Festival @ Alamo City Music Hall – 11am; $49

Oct 1: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

Oct 1: Southtown Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Oct 3: M83 @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 4: The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+

Oct 4: Die Antwoord @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35

Oct 6: Cheech and Chong @ HEB Center (Cedar Park) – 8pm

Oct 6: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Oct 7: Saint Motel @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $20+

Oct 7: KRTU’s 40th Anniversary Concert @ Laurie Auditorium

Oct 7-8: Josiah Media Festival @ URBAN-15

Oct 8: Foals @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+

Oct 8: Smokey Robinson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45+

Oct 8: Kris Kristofferson @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35+

Oct 9: B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7pm; Ticket on sale July 1

Oct 9: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm

Oct 6-9: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene

Oct 14-15: The Dandy Warhols @ Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $20

Oct 15: San Antonio Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm

Oct 17: Witte Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm

Oct 20: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $25 << SO GOOD

Oct 21: Neon Indian @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Oct 22: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl – 10a-12p

Oct 28: Kishi Bashi @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15+

Oct 28: Halloween Fest @ The River Walk – 7-10:30pm

Oct 29-30: Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita

Oct 29-30: Mala Luna Music Fest @ Lone Star Brewery

Oct 31: Beats Antique @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 2: Lettuce @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+ << NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY

Nov 2: Toni Braxton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Nov 4: Kaleo @ Aztec Theater – 7:30pm; $20+

Nov 4-6: Sound on Sound Festival @ Sherwood Forest Faire

Nov 5: Stewart Copeland @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Nov 5: Southtown Cinema: The Goonies @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 6: YOSA: Remembering Bowie @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Nov 9: Dream Theater @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+

Nov 10: Galactic @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 11: Reverend Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Nov 11: Indigo Girls @ Gruene Hall – $45

Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 17: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+

Nov 18: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+

Nov 19: Southtown Cinema: The Three Amigos @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 28: John Cleese & Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON!) @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Dec 3: Southtown Cinema: Ratatouille @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 6: Billy Joel @ AT&T Center

Dec 6: Goo Goo Dolls @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Dec 8: Dolly Parton @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $$$

Dec 17: Southtown Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 23: SA Symphony play Home Alone sound track @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25+

Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+

Feb 3: Jay Leno @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Running

Don’t be fooled by the relative coolness. It’s still hot outside, and you need to stay hydrated! Also, expect the 100-degree temps to return in September. Keep training outside so your body will stay acclimated as more races pop up on the calendar! Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov

Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Virtual Race – Aug 25

Navy Pollywog Three Nautical Mile Run (3.45 mi) @ Southside Lions Park – Aug 27

Remember the Alamo… Beer 5K / 10K @ Alamo Brewery – Aug 28 << RUNNING!

Tutu Dash 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Sept 3

Double Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Sept 4

SARR Labor Day 5 Mile Run @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 5

SApreservation 5K Series: Mission Edition @ Mission County Park – Sept 10

El Grito Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Sept 10

Burning Pine 5K / 10K @ Bastrop, TX – Sept 10

Gruene 10K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 10

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest @ La Vernia City Park – Sept 10

World Heritage Ride @ Mission County Park – Sept 10 << BIKE RIDE!

Loteria Run 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Sept 16

10/20 Mile / 50K Trail Run @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 17

Dare to Ascend Trail Marathon / Half / 5K @ Lake Georgetown – Sept 24

Reading and Riding 100 @ Canaanland Ranch – Sept 24 << BIKE RIDE!

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 1

Wicked Wine Run @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – Oct 1

Texas Wine Series @ Llano Estacado – Oct 8

Monarch Migration 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – Oct 8

Middleton Brewing Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Urban Legend 5K @ Victory Sports Complex – Oct 15

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15

Texas Wine Series 5K/10K @ Becker Vineyards – Oct 16

Weston Wright Lighting the Way 5K @ Valero Energy Corp. – Oct 22

Brew-Ha Roundup 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Mile @ Specht’s Store (Bulverde) – Oct 29

Shamrock Series 5K @ Maverick Plaza – Nov 12 << GO IRISH!

#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12

Segs4Vets 5K @ Freetail Tap Room (S. Presa) – Nov 13

Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19

Texas 5K Six Pack #6 @ Real Ale Brewery (Blanco) – Dec 10

River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ New Braunfels – Jan 7

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2