THIS WEEK: The Llama Party’s Pre-Election Extravaganza (Happy Hour and Costume Contest) and so much more cool stuff in SA
My Llamaween Pre-Election Extravaganza Happy Hour and Costume Contest is THIS FRIDAY at Ranger Creek Brewstillery! Once again: Kids are welcome, dogs are encouraged, and costumes will be rewarded (especially if anyone dresses up like a llama).
Party Llamnouncements this week:
Ranger Creek’s Haunted Brewery will be up and running during my party, and presale is happening NOW! You can get $5 off your ticket by using discount code LLAMAWEEN only when you get your ticket early. The tour will last about 15 minutes and will include a few beverages, so get ready for some spooky tricks and boozy treats!
I’ve pulled together THREE prize baskets for the costume contest, and another three for your costumed canines! They’ll include beer things, llama things, and Halloween things.
- Arrive in costume, and you’ll get a Llama Party cocktail glass. (While supplies last.)
- Bring a pup in costume, and they’ll get a special treat too.
- There will be a costume contest.
- Babcakes Bakery is going to bring Llama Party cookies.
- Ranger Creek is brewing up the Sour Delegate once again!
- There will be a haunted brewery on premises! 21+ can enter at their own risk!
- The Hungry Badger will be the official food truck of The Llama Party.
- “Make Llamerica Great Again” trucker hats and magnetic bumper stickers are here!
PSA: Downtown might be a little wild and crazy this weekend – depending on your definition of “wild and crazy,” of course. There’s the Alamo City Comic Con and the Alamo City Film Festival around the Henry B CC. Either avoid the area or come dressed in your best anime (or llamame) outfit.
My Picks for the Week:
Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita << LOVE THIS!
Throughout the Week:
Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita << LOVE THIS!
Wed, Oct 26:
Outdoor Movie & Haunted Brewery @ Ranger Creek – 6-11:30pm
Fall Jazz @ Shops at La Cantera – 7:30pm; FREE!
Thur, Oct 27:
Pop-Up Event: Yelp’s Monster Bash @ Southtown Flats – 7:30-10pm; FREE!
Dare to Listen: 3 Wise Guys and a Gal @ Guadalupe Theater – 7:30pm; FREE!
The Fray @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35+
Monthly Craft Beer Tasting @ Stout House – 7-9pm; $5
Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $5
Fri, Oct 28:
Kishi Bashi @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15+
Muertosween Bash: Costume Dance Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $35
Halloween Fest @ The River Walk – 7-10:30pm
Brews and Bats @ Freetail Taproom – 6-9pm; $10
Sat, Oct 29:
SATX Crab Boil @ Dignowity Meats – 12-5pm
HallowSeum @ The DoSeum – 9a-4p; $17
Latin Cuisine Festival @ Culinary Institute SA – 9a-12p; $25+
Night of the Creeps II @ Paper Tiger – 6pm; FREE!
The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; FREE!
Sun, Oct 30:
Halloween Dog Costume Contest @ The Hangar – 4:30-6:30pm
The Exorcist @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm
The Princess Bride @ The McNay – 2-4pm
Wurstfest @ New Braunfels << THROUGH NOV 13!
Mon, Oct 31:
Beats Antique @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm << GOING!
Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party @ Drafthouses in SA – various times
Halloswing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10
Tues, Nov 1:
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!
Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7 << GOING!
Die de los Muertos Life Drawing @ Blue Star – 5:30-11:30pm
Wed, Nov 2:
Lettuce @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+ << SO FUNKY!
Toni Braxton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+
Thur, Nov 3:
The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18
Baio (Vampire Weekend) @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $13
Official Fiesta Poster Unveiling @ Witte Museum – 6-8pm; $65
Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5
Fri, Nov 4:
First Friday @ South Town!
Kaleo @ Aztec Theater – 7:30pm; $20+
4th Annual Tango of the Vines @ Lambermont – 7-11pm; $60+
Family Flashlight Night @ Botanical Garden – 6-8:30pm << FREE AT 5:30!
The People’s Nite Market @ La Villita – 6-9pm; FREE!
Sat, Nov 5:
Diwali SA Indian Festival of Lights@ La Villita – 5-11pm << GREAT EVENT!
Southtown Cinema: The Goonies @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Pawchella @ SA Humane Society – 11a-5p
Sun, Nov 6:
Ruby Jane @ Gruene Hall – 12-3:30pm; FREE!
An Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $95 << GOING!
Dia de los Perros @ Alamo Ice House – 11a-5p
Free Family Day @ The McNay – 1-4pm
Save the Dates
Nov 8: ELECTION DAY!
Nov 8: Art Fit: Art+Exercise @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!
Nov 9: Dream Theater @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+
Nov 9: Rusted Root @ Parish (Austin) – 8pm; $20
Nov 9: Road Trip to Wurstfest w/ Girls Pint Out @ Main St Bar – 6-11pm; $30
Nov 9-12: Luminaria @ All Over SA << REALLY COOL EVENT!
Nov 10: Second Thursdays @ The McNay – 6-9pm
Nov 10: Pairings in the Park @ Hemisfair Park – 6-10pm
Nov 10: Galactic @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm
Nov 10: SA Young Professionals Happy Hour Mixer @ Rosario’s – 6-8pm
Nov 10: Spanish Wine Pairing Dinner @ Nectar Wine Bar – 7-9pm; $50
Nov 10: RMI Fashion Show & Fundraiser @ Pearl Stable – 10a-12p; FREE!
Nov 10: Zoobilation Ball After Party @ SA Zoo – 9pm; $100
Nov 11: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8:30pm
Nov 11: Reverend Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25
Nov 11: Forest Gump – HEB Cinema on the Plaza @ Tobin Center – 8-11pm
Nov 11: Indigo Girls @ Gruene Hall – $45
Nov 11: 11/11 SASG “You Vote. They Win.” Party @ Alamo Beer Co – 5-11pm
Nov 12: TEDxSanAntonio @ Witte Museum – all day; $70+
Nov 12: Shamrock Series: Notre Dame vs Army @ The Alamodome – 2:30pm
Nov 12: Luminaria African Marimba Workshop @ Lockwood Park – 12-2pm
Nov 12: Luminaria Closing Party @ Healy Murphy Center – 8-10pm
Nov 12: Karbach 5th Anniversary Party @ The Growler Exchange – 2pm
Nov 13: Alamo Showdown Cook-Off @ Alamo Beer Co – 1-4pm; $20
Nov 13: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte – 1-5pm
Nov 14: Swing Nite with the Mucho Color Gypsy Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10
Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+
Nov 14-18: SA Entrepreneurship Week @ All Over SA
Nov 15: Twilight in the Park @ Travis Park & St Anthony Hotel – 6-9pm
Nov 17: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+
Nov 17: Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5
Nov 18: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+
Nov 18: Free College Night @ The McNay – 8-11pm; FREE!
Nov 18-Jan 1: Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo
Nov 19: Southtown Cinema: The Three Amigos @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Nov 19: Ottmar Liebert @ The Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+
Nov 21: Swing Nite with Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10
Nov 22: Willie Nelson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm
Nov 23: Passing Strangers Pre-Turkey Day Bash @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10
Nov 23: Willie Nelson SHOW #2!! @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+
Nov 25: Holiday River Parade @ The River Walk – 6-9pm
Nov 24: THANKSGIVING!
Nov 25: BLACK FRIDAY!
Nov 25: FREE Day at the Museum @ SAMA – 10a-9p; FREE!
Nov 26: Handel’s Messiah Community Sing Along @ Travis Park Methodist – 7pm; $15
Nov 28: John Cleese & Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON!) @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60+
Nov 29: Ms Lauryn Hill @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $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 10: La Tamalada cooking class @ The Witte – 11a-1p; $15-25
Dec 17: Southtown Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!
Dec 17: Robert Earl Keen @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+
Dec 22-23: SA Symphony play Home Alone sound track @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25+
Dec 28: Dwight Yoakam @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+
Dec 31: Mingo Fishtrap NYE Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9:30pm; $20+
Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+
Feb 3: Jay Leno @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm
Feb 28: Circa Survive @ Alamo City Music Hall – 6:30pm; $23
Fall running season is here! Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!
Local running stores:
Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!
Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov
Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov
6-Pack Beer Challenge 5Ks – Oct-Dec
Hocus Pocus 5K @ Valero HQ – Oct 29
Shamrock Series 5K @ Maverick Plaza – Nov 12 << GO IRISH!
#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12
Ranger Creek 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – Nov 13 << YAY!
Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19 << RUNNING!
Rock n Roll Marathon / Half @ Alamodome – Dec 4 << RUNNING!
3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 22 << MY FAV!
El Taco Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Feb 25
Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1 << RUNNING!
Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23