Llamatime, and the Livin’ is Easy

 

Happy Summer!

 

For real, it’s officially summer today. And the rain stopped, so it’s a perfect time to get out and enjoy the city!

 

Hope you enjoy this week’s list, and because I haven’t sent out the reminder in a while — don’t forget I’m always accepting recommendations if you know of cool stuff happening. Especially new local businesses opening up!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

ReadAbouts

Seismic Activity After Mexico’s GOOOOL

The Telemundo Announcers yelling “GOOOL.” EPIC.

Summer Cocktails

Gourdough’s Donuts Coming to SA

Tre Trattoria at SAMA – NOW OPEN

One-on-One: Cruz vs Kimmel

Ole Summer Events at The Pearl

About the Fundraiser You’ve Seen on FB

 

PSA: If the power goes out at Six Flags… here’s what you do.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Josh Glenn Experiment @ Cherrity Bar – 7-10pm

Paleta Palooza @ Paper Tiger – 6:30pm; $10

Flamenco Friday w/ Arte y Pasion @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

 

Saturday

4th Annual Bacon & Beer Fest @ Random (Boerne) – 12pm

Viet-Cajun Crawfish Boil @ Real Ale Brewing – 12-4pm

Frankenbike @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 10a-4p

The Color of Brazil @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

 

Sunday

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

Soul Food Sunday III @ LUNA – 5-9pm; $10

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Wes Anderson Film Festival @ various venues

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

Two Ton Tuesdays @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $6 << TUESDAY NIGHTS

Pool Party @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30-40 << THURSDAY NIGHTS

Free Music Series @ County Line (IH-10) – 7:30pm; FREE! << THURSDAY NIGHTS

JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

 

Thur, Jun 21:

URBAN-15 Summer Solstice Performance @ Airport Parking Garage – 2pm

International Day of Yoga Free Flow @ Freetail Brewing Co (S. Presa)  – 6:30pm; FREE!

Flamenco in the Park @ The Pearl – 7:30-9pm

Ole Paella @ Culinary Institute – 11a-12p; $25

Museum Ball @ SAMA – 7-11pm

Yoga Glow @ The McNay – 6:30-7:30pm

Dia Mundial de la Tapa @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-8pm; $100

Wine and Craft Beer Tasting @ The Grapevine (Gruene) – 5-8pm; FREE!

Tequila and Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

A Way With Words in SA @ St Phillips College – 7pm; $15-45

Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Fri, Jun 22:

Josh Glenn Experiment @ Cherrity Bar – 7-10pm

Paleta Palooza @ Paper Tiger – 6:30pm; $10

Flamenco Friday w/ Arte y Pasion @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

William Shatner @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-70

Ruben V @ The Pigpen – 7pm

 

Sat, Jun 23:

4th Annual Bacon & Beer Fest @ Random (Boerne) – 12pm

Viet-Cajun Crawfish Boil @ Real Ale Brewing – 12-4pm

Frankenbike @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 10a-4p

The Color of Brazil @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

Reflections on the Ocean Beneath @ The Blue Hole (UIW) – 8pm

Flamenco Tablao: Dance and Dinner @ Pearl Stable – 6-9pm; $150

Beats & Brews @ The Growler Exchange – 6:30pm-midnight

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Cardboard Construction Workshop @ The McNay – 10:30a-1:30p; $10-25

 

Sun, Jun 24:

Ultimate 90s Hip Hop Dance Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4:15pm

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

Adult Ice Cream Floats @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Soul Food Sunday III @ LUNA – 5-9pm; $10

Coffee Beer and Donuts @ Big Hops The Bridge – 12-2pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Stars, Stripes and Lights @ Riverwalk – 8:30pm-midnight << THRU JULY 4

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival @ Wonderland Mall Amphitheater – 7:30-10pm << WEEKENDS IN JULY

 

Mon, Jun 25:

Nacho Monday Happy Hour @ Pigpen – 3-10pm; $5 nachos!

 

Tues, Jun 26:

Cinema Tuesday: Oscar Shorts @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Intercambio Dinner Series: Chefs Patxi Zumarraga & Steve McHugh @ Cured at Pearl – 6-9pm

 

Wed, Jun 27:

Pie & Coffee Beer Social @ The Granary – 4:30-6:30pm

The Day of Olive Oil @ Hotel Emma – 10:30am; $25

dare to listen: Growing Pains @ Whitley Theological Center – 6:30-8pm

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions – Ole Edition: DJ Riobamba @ The Pearl – 5:30-9pm

All Ages Dance Party @ Brick at Blue Star – 6:30-10:30pm

Wag Down Wednesday @ Cuppencake – 5-7pm << BARKIATOS!

 

Thur, Jun 28:

Outdoor Film: Cloak & Dagger @ The McNay – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

Historic Run Crew: Historic District Series @ Viva Villa – 7-8:30pm

 

Fri, Jun 29:

Karbach Country w/ The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE!

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

Wrap-Up Party @ Cherrity Bar  5-9pm

Last Friday Music: RANCH \ HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee (Jones) – 7-9pm

Final Fridays @ Sunset Station – 6-11pm

 

Sat, Jun 30:

Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Cabezudos Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-1p << LOOKS AWESOME!

Macho Peach LIVE @ Big Hops The Bridge – 10-11pm

Best Little Bottle Share in Texas @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12pm

Jose Amador & Terra Nova @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

Market Day @ Tower of Americas – 10a-5p

New (Fiscal) Year Bash @ The Cherrity Bar – 6-10pm

Slightly Stoopid @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $25+

 

Sun, Jul 1:

Bike&Brunch: Small Town, Big Nutz @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 8a-6:30p

Brunch n Bowl Social: Big Pin Down @ Bowl & Barrel – 11a-3p; $88-125

The Cantillon Party @ High Street Wine Co. – 1-9pm

Fireworks Extravaganza @ Random – 12-10pm

 

Save the Dates

Jul 4: SA’s Fourth of July Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park – 8a-9:30p; FREE!

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin 360 – $40+

Jul 6: Femina-X Album Release Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:45pm; $12

Jul 6: Ferdinand the Bull @ SAMA – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Jul 7: Culture Club @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $60+

Jul 7: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Jul 7: Los Texmaniacs feat. Los Legends, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

Jul 10: Alison Krauss @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 12: Evenings on the Edge @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30

Jul 12: Echo and the Bunnymen w/ Violent Femmes @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45/65

Jul 13: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Jul 13: Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $25-30

Jul 14: Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!

Jul 15: Summer Jazz: Jazz Protagonists @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

Jul 20: Theory of a Deadman @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30+

Jul 21-22: Float Fest @ San Marcos << SNOOP DOGG, TAME IMPALA, MODEST MOUSE

Jul 22: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Jul 24: Cinema Tuesday: Full Metal Jacket @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Jul 25: The Witte Unlocked @ The Witte Museum – 6-8pm

Jul 26: DT Buffkin, Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; FREE!

Jul 26: Outdoor Film: Miss Congeniality @ The McNay – 8-10pm; FREE!

Jul 27: Film on the Green: The Royal Tenenbaums @ SAMA – 8-10pm; FREE!

Jul 27: Cocktail: The Event 2018 @ The Doseum – 8-11pm; $40-70

Jul 27: Foodie Cinema: Under the Tuscan Sun @ Botanical Garden – 6-8pm; $35

Jul 28: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $25+

Aug 3: Elijah Zane and Chris Cuevas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

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

Aug 12: Dawes @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 / $60

Aug 14: Cinema Tuesday: Blazing Saddles @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 19: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Aug 20: Lyle Lovett @ Majestic Theatre –  8pm

Aug 25: Whiskey Myers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $20+

Aug 31: Leon Bridges @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $43+

Aug 31: Bob Schneider @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $15

Sept 6: World Heritage Festival Sunset Dinner @ Mission San Juan – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 21: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Sept 23: Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Sept 29: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $15-120

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

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 28: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $33+

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

 

Running

I do think warm weather is here, and it’s here to stay. While the races are winding down, your training should keep going strong! Just make sure you lather up with some sunscreen and stay hydrated… and always run with an ID.

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Midsummer Night’s Dream Women’s 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 22

Texas Tough 5K / 10K / 10 mile @ La Hacienda Scenic Loop – Jun 23

Seafood and Beer Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jun 30

Winter in July 5K @ Aviation Blvd Park – Jul 7

SARR Women’s Run 5K / 10K @ HEB Lincoln Heights – Jul 14

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 15

El Chupacabra 5K / 10K Night Rn @ 11600 Starcrest – Jul 20

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

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Night Beach Run @ Port Aransas – Jul 28

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 3

Dogs Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 4

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene Hall – Sept 8

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27