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What a busy week! Making my commentary short this week.

 

Go have fun!

 

ReadAbouts

UTSA Downtown Campus Looking to Grow – by 10K!

A Look Inside the New Restaurant, The Maverick

Road Collapse in Round Rock Reveals 22-foot-deep Cave

Watching “The Alamo” at the Alamo

SA Mag: New Homegrown Chef Series Kicks Off at NOLA

 

PSA: Downtown is going to be crazy this week. There’s a music convention with 20K+ music teachers and students from all over Texas.

 

The Short List:

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Café Martinez – 8am

St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ The Rustic – 9pm; $65

Bike&Soul: Love Riding! @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

 

Saturday

Puro Café Cupping Class @ Indy Coffee – 3-4pm; $15 << GOING!

Asian Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-5p; $10

Mission Trails 26-mile Bike Ride @ Roosevelt Park – 9:45a-3p

Bike Wash @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 10a-1p

 

Sunday

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ SA Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

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

On & Off Fred on a Bike @ Hausmann Millworks – 11a-5p

 

This Week:

All Week:

SA Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center << UNTIL FEB 25

Texas Music Educators Convention (TMEA) << DOWNTOWN WILL BE PACKED

Jazz Floating on the River @ The Riverwalk – 7-9pm

 

All Weekend:

On & Off Fred(ericksburg) Road Studio Tour

Uptown FRED @ Mantle Art Space

Cotopaxi Questival @ Crocket Park – 6pm; $41+ << SOUNDS AWESOME

 

Thur, Feb 15:

Dirty River Dixie Band @ Esquire Tavern – 9pm << DURING MUSIC CONVENTION

Havana Hi-Fi @ Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Southtown 101 – 7pm

Zoo Amore @ SA Zoo – 6-8pm

Craft Beer, Wine, and Chocolate Tasting @ The Hanger – 7-9pm

Free Admission @ The McNay – 4pm

Come and Taste It (Wine Tasting) @ The Grapevine (Gruene, TX) – 5-8pm

H8 the Date w/ 8th Wonder Brewing @ Big Hops The Bridge – 6pm

Anti-Valentine’s Day Karaoke @ Dorcol Distilling – 7pm-midnight

Monktrepreneur Pitch Tab w/ Launch SA @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Feb 16:

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Café Martinez – 8am

St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ The Rustic – 9pm; $65

Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Family Flashlight Night @ SA Botanical Garden – 6-8:30pm

Bike&Soul: Love Riding! @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

Think Science: Weather @ Pearl Studio – 12pm; FREE!

New Orleans Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $25

 

Sat, Feb 17:

Puro Café Cupping Class @ Indy Coffee – 3-4pm; $15 << GOING!

Asian Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-5p; $10

Mission Trails 26-mile Bike Ride @ Roosevelt Park – 9:45a-3p

FrankenBike San Antonio #91 @ Alamo Bike Shop – 10a-4p

Bike Wash @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 10a-1p

Salsa Night @ Pearl Stable – 7-11pm; $15-25

Confucius Wishing Lanterns on the Water @ The River Walk – 5-7pm; $5

SAYP Group Hike @ Friedrich Wilderness Park – 9:30-11:30am

Paella y Tapas Night @ Nao – 5-7:30pm; $34-40

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10am

Yoga on the Patio @ Paramour – 12pm

San Antonio Onesie Bar Crawl @ TBD SATX – 5pm-midnight

LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 9pm << SOLD OUT

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

2 Year Anniversary Party Crawfish Boil @ Growler Exchange – 12-8pm

 

Sun, Feb 18:

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ SA Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

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

Brunch @ Bogside – 11am

On & Off Fred on a Bike @ Hausmann Millworks – 11a-5p

LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 8pm

Black History Month Bike Ride @ Burleson Yard – 9:30a-2p

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

Sunday Arts Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Feb 19:

PRESIDENT’S DAY

President’s Day Brunch @ The Rustic – 10a-2p

Cochon de Love @ Bud’s Southern Rotisserie – 1-4pm

Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Southtown 101 – 7pm

 

Tues, Feb 20:

Fried Chicken & Champagne Night @ Downstairs (Esquire) – 5pm

TechBloc #Tech2sDay @ Scaleworks Inc. – 5-7pm

 

Wed, Feb 21:

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

SA Flavor February Medal Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6:30-9:30pm

Villa Finale After Dark: Guided Tour @ Villa Finale (King William) – 6:30-7:30pm; $15

Pizza Class @ Il Forno – 6:30pm

Texas Young Professionals February Mixer @ Hofbrau The Quarry – 5:30-8pm

 

Thur, Feb 22:

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!

Margaritas & Live Music @ The Rustic – 8:30-10pm

Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Matt the Electrician @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Young Professionals Final Four Meetup @ The Rustic – 5:30-7:30pm

Caffeine Overdose: Special Tapping + Housemade Desserts @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-11pm

 

Fri, Feb 23:

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

Open Rehearsal for Students: Bernstein & Brahms @ Tobin Center – 10a-12:30p; FREE!

RANCH \ HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

 

Sat, Feb 24:

Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 6:30pm

Austin Oyster Festival @ The Lawn at Seaholm (Austin, TX)– 12-6pm

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10am

 

Sun, Feb 25:

Brunch @ Francis Bogside – 11a-3p

 

Save the Dates

Feb 27: Philanthropitch @ Tobin Center – 6pm; $25

Feb 28: Salud! Culinary Nights @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $50

Mar 1: Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm

Mar 2-3: SA Symphony plays La La Land @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Mar 4: Wild Game Sausage Showdown @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 2-6pm; $0-25

Mar 6: Primary Election Day @ Bexar County voting locations

Mar 7: Top 100 Dining & Drinks Taste Event @ McNay Art Museum – 7pm; $85

Mar 8: Progger w/ Jonathan Scale Fourchestra @ One-2-One Bar (Austin) – 8pm

Mar 11: San Antonio Sushi Class @ Freetail Brewing – 6-8pm

Mar 12: Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Mar 16-17: The River Walk Dyed Green!

Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day River Parade @ The River Walk – 4-6pm

Mar 18: A View from Above w/ Astronaut Terry Virts @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $20-45

Mar 22: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 7pm; $50

Mar 24: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 7:30pm

Mar 24: Fiesta Especial Family Fiestaval @ Aggie Park – 3-7pm; $2-5

Mar 24-25: In Bloom Music Festival @ Eleanor Tinsley Park (Houston)

Apr 4: John Cleese and screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 7: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Apr 12: Bebel Gilberto @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40

Apr 16: Shinedown @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43

Apr 18: The Doobie Brothers @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 19-29: Fiesta San Antonio!

Apr 20: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7pm; $85

Apr 20: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: The Revivalists @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 21: Real Ale’s 22nd Birthday @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: Jim Gaffigan @ The Majestic Theatre – 7pm & 9:30pm

Apr 25: Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 5:30-10:30pm; $85

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

Apr 27-29: Crawfest New Braunfels: Whiskey Myers, Vallejo @ Comal Country Fairgrounds

May 1-6: The Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theatre – $35+

May 4: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Floore’s – 9pm; $43+

May 5: Kaleo @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

May 5: JMBLYA Music Fest @ Circuit of the Americas (Austin) – 2pm; $25+

May 5: Juanes @ Freeman Coliseum – 7:30pm; $37+

May 5: Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

May 8: Fleet Foxes @ The Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+ << GOING!

May 9: of Montreal @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $18-20

May 11-12: SA Symphony plays Pirates of the Caribbean – 7:30pm

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

May 14: Dr. Dog @ The Rustic – 8pm << GOING!

May 16: Gipsy Kings@ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

May 22: Dave Matthews Band @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 8pm; $45+

May 22: Cold War Kids @ The Rustic – 6pm; $30 / $65

May 26: Texas Salsa Festival @ Hemisfair – 1pm; $45

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 5: Erasure @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-70

 

Running

Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring 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 Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 3 races left!

2018 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series – 8 races for $210!

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail Brewery (S. Presa) – Feb 17

Austin Marathon, Half, 5K @ Downtown Austin – Feb 18

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Fall State Park – Feb 24

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA Main Campus – Feb 24

El Taco Run 5K @ 10 10th Street – Feb 24

Happy Hour 5K @ La Villita – Feb 24

5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Mar 3

Alamo 13.1 / 26.2 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 4

Ragnar Luckenbach @ San Marcos, TX – Mar 9-10

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

Redfish IPA 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Mar 17

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 17

5th Annual Helotes Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 17

Alamo Beer Co 5K Beer Run @ Alamo Beer – Apr 7

Outlaw Half Marathon @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 7

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

River City Half Marathon @ Salado Creek – Apr 8

Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade @ City of Windcrest City Hall – Apr 21

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27

Margarita Run 5K @ Concepcion Park – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padre Island – Apr 28

Tough Mudder Central Texas @ McMahan Ranch – May 5-6

Texas Flower Country 5K / 10K Run @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 12

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ San Marcos, TX – July 22