Somewhere Over the Llama

 

Just ten days until the tiki party of a lifetime! I’ve got games ready to go. There will be tiki llama cookies. There will be LlaMai Tai cocktails. There will be over-the-top tiki décor.

 

You comin’?! I sure hope so! Here are the deets:

 

The Social Llama’s 3rd Birthday Beach Party

@ Ranger Creek Brewstillery

Saturday, May 27th

5-9pm

Add music to the party playlist on Spotify!

 

The week AFTER my party (June 3) is the McNay Art Museum’s Spring Party featuring SXSW favorite Dolphin Dilemma, DJs from Southtown Vinyl, and Moulin Rouge-inspired performances by the funky burlesque troupe, Austin Oddities. It’ll be an unforgettable French fiesta with appetizers and drinks included, and a chance to win a weekend with a Ferrari!

 

Tickets are available here. Save $20 by using my very special code, llamamcnay.

 
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My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Halcyon Southtown – 8am; FREE!

La Boheme @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Stout Crazy: Flights of Floats @ Guadalupe Brewing Co. – 7-10pm; $18

 

Saturday

Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

Bloody Mary Morning @ Hotel Emma – 11a-1p

National Pizza Party Day @ Il Forno – 3:30-6:30pm; FREE!

Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6pm; $15

 

Sunday

SA Beer Week Closing Ceremonies @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 12-4pm; $30

Culinaria: Burgers, BBQ, & Beer @ La Cantera Resort – 1pm; $35-50

Cycle Sunday @ Freetail Taproom – 12-3pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Culinaria Festival @ Various Venues

Retama Springfest @ Retama Park

Parade of Homes @ The Canyons at Scenic Loop – 6-10pm; $85

 

Thurs, May 18:

Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

Culinary Night with Tim the Girl @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Beer. Bacon. Bingo! @ Alamo Beer Co – 6:30-9pm

 

Fri, May 19:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Halcyon Southtown – 8am; FREE!

NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY!

Free Admission @ SAMA – 10a-9p

La Boheme @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Jeffeweizen New Beer Launch @ Busted Sandal Brewery – 5-9:30pm

Culinaria: Bubbles and Pearls @ La Cantera Resort – 7-10pm; $65+

Stout Crazy: Flights of Floats @ Guadalupe Brewing Co. – 7-10pm; $18

 

Sat, May 20:

Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

Bloody Mary Morning @ Hotel Emma – 11a-1p

National Pizza Party Day @ Il Forno – 3:30-6:30pm; FREE!

Tex-Mex & Tequila @ La Cantera Resort– 11a-2p; $10-35

Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6pm; $15

Wine to Coffee Art Walk @ Helotes City Hall – 7pm

7th Annual 5 Pint Brew Crawl @ Appliance Liquidation Outlet – 8:45a-6p; $85

Donut Pop-Up Shop with The Ginger Snap @ Lick Ice Cream (The Pearl) – 8:30a-1p

Armed Forces River Parade @ The River Walk – 5-8pm

Good Vibrations Music & Arts Festival @ The 1850 Settlement – 4pm

Culinaria Grand Tasting @ La Cantera Resort – 7-10pm; $85+

Radio Aztlan of San Anto @ URBAN-15 – 8-10pm; $10

 

Sun, May 21:

SA Beer Week Closing Ceremonies @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 12-4pm; $30

Barbacoa & Big Red Festival @ R&J Music Pavilion – 10am

YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

Culinaria: Burgers, BBQ, & Beer @ La Cantera Resort – 1pm; $35-50

Cycle Sunday @ Freetail Taproom – 12-3pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

Retama Springfest @ Retama Park

Parade of Homes @ The Canyons at Scenic Loop – 6-10pm; $85

 

All Weekend:

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

Alamo City ComicCon @ Henry B Convention Center

 

Mon, May 22:

Swing Nite with Lindsay Beaver @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Meat and Metal Mondays @ Zombies – 5pm

Slim Bawb @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

 

Tues, May 23:

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

Battle of the Breweries Friendly Trivia Night @ The Friendly Spot – 7-10pm

 

Wed, May 24:

Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Ranger Creek Barrel Experiment Guided Tasting @ The Hoppy Monk – 6:30-8pm; $30

Accordion Wars @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $5

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

 

Thur, May 25:

Awesome SA Pitch Party @ Burleson Beer Garden – 6-9pm

 

Fri, May 26:

Reverend Horton Heat @ The Rockbox – 7pm; $20-25

Final Friday @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm; FREE!

 

Sat, May 27:

THE SOCIAL LLAMA’S 3RD BIRTHDAY BEACH PARTY @ RANGER CREEK!

Texas Salsa Fest @ Hemisfair Park – 12pm; $15

The Bad News Bears @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Austin Eastciders Summer Kickoff Party @ Paper Tiger – 8:30pm (doors)

 

Sun, May 28:

Fishermen @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 5pm; $10

Free Crawfish Boil @ Cooter Brown’s

Ice Cream Social w. Thomas Michael Riley @ Luckenbach, Texas – 1-5pm

 

Save the Dates

May 30 – Aug15: TPR Cinema Tuesdays @ Bijou and Palladium Theatres

May 31: Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3: Moulin Rouge Spring Party @ McNay Art Museum – 8pm; $75 with code llamamcnay

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 8: Extreme Midget Wrestling @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $15

Jun 9: At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jun 9: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Jun 9-11: Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 10: Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $23+

Jun 10: Old 97’s Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25+

Jun 11: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Jun 13: Free Yoga @ SAMA – 6-7pm

Jun 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Jun 17: Loteria Linocuts @ McNay Art Museum – 10:30a-1:30p; $10-25

Jun 18: Pop-Up Exhibition Reception @ McNay Art Museum – 2-4pm

Jun 21: Kite Making for Adults @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Jun 24: Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Jun 26-30: Drawing and Painting the Museum @ SAMA – 10a-3p

Jul 1: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 12pm

Jul 5: Diana Ross @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jul 8: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 13: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

July 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

Jul 22: Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

July 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 3: John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 26: City and Colour @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

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

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

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

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

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

 

Running

Running season in Texas is coming to an end! I’ll keep an eye out for hot weather races (with cold beer, of course). In the meantime, keep training and drink lotsa water. Also, wear an ID… just in case.

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

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

Witte 5K and Dino Dash @ Witte Museum – May 27

American Hero 25K Relay @ TAMU – San Antonio – May 28

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk @ South Padre Island – Jun 3

Windcrest Triathlon @ Windcrest Swimming Pool – Jun 10

Super Hero Dash 5K @ Max Starcke Park (Seguin) – Jun 10

Carrabba’s Half Marathon and Relay @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jun 17

Hold My Beer 5K @ Crossfit 78155 (Seguin) – Jun 17

La Cerveza Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Jun 17

Dos Rios 5K Splash and Dash @ Cypress Bend Park (New Braunfels) – Jun 17

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23

Texas Tough 10K & 10 mi @ Boerne Stage Road – Jun 24

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 9

Ragnar Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 20-21

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