Back Off Booga-llam-oo

 

Good morning, afternoon or evening… aren’t you glad it’s nearing the end of the week?

Memorial Day has come and gone. School is out. My car’s thermometer hit triple digits, for whatever that’s worth… I’d say summertime is here.

I wish all of you safe travels on upcoming vacays, and I am supremely jealous of you students and teachers kicking off your extended breaks. If / when you get bored (it’ll happen, late July), you know you can always do your own Llama Sleuthing and send me recommendations on cool stuff to do!

Enjoy this fab list of awesome events in our great city!

 

ReadAbouts

Cat Café Coming to SA This Summer

New La Panaderia Location on E Houston & Navarro Opens FRIDAY!

The next season of Broadway in San Antonio is royally awesome.

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Willie and Merle *mic drop*

Brunch at NOLA

And 36 Other Brunch Spots

Geekdom Fund Raises $20 Million to Seed Tech Companies

Article about urban planning – on the serious side, but very good!

Another serious(ly good) article: What Defines the SA Brand?

PSA: Vote for the new San Antonio mayor on Saturday!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Local Coffee (Pearl) – 8-9am

George Strait Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 31st Anniversary Party @ Brass Monkey – 9pm

3rd Annual Bacon & Beer Fest @ Random – 12pm

Starry Night River Float @ Corner Tubes (New Braunfels) – 9pm

Tripping Daisy @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

 

Sunday

Sunday Stout Float Funday @ Rosella Coffee Co. -12-4pm

Southerleigh Orange Cream Ale Release Party @ Paper Tiger – 3-8pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures

SA Vintage Expo @ Austin Hwy Event Center

Whiskey Myers @ Gruene Hall

Lavender Festival @ Blanco, TX

 

Thur, Jun 8:

Kevin Bacon @ Gruene Hall – 9pm; $45 << THIS IS REAL.

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Environmental Film Festival @ Santikos Northwest 14 – 6-9pm; FREE!

All Cane, No Pain @ Hot Joy – 6-11pm

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

 

Fri, Jun 9:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Local Coffee (Pearl) – 8-9am

Sazo’s & Rebecca Creek Bourbon Pairing Dinner @ Marriott Rivercenter – 6:30-9:30pm; $75

At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:45pm; $10+

George Strait Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Jun 10:

Amy’s Last Tasting Room @ Ranger Creek << THE LLAMA WILL MISS YOU!

United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75 << SOLD OUT

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

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

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 31st Anniversary Party @ Brass Monkey – 9pm

Alamo City Roller Girls Golf Tournament @ The Republic Golf Course

3rd Annual Bacon & Beer Fest @ Random – 12pm

Starry Night River Float @ Corner Tubes (New Braunfels) – 9pm

10th Annual Bug Eating Festival @ in.gredients (Austin) – 4-8pm

Taco, Tequila, and Margarita Festival @ Preservation Park – 12pm

Tripping Daisy @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Jazz a’Round @ Old Town Helotes – 4pm; FREE!

 

Sun, Jun 11:

Tiki Party & Pig Roast @ KIVA Lounge – 5pm

Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Pages & Pints @ Frank – 1-3pm

Sunday Stout Float Funday @ Rosella Coffee Co. -12-4pm

Southerleigh Orange Cream Ale Release Party @ Paper Tiger – 3-8pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Tues 12:

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

 

Tues, Jun 13:

Tech2sday @ PEER 1 (The Pearl) – 5-7pm

Free Yoga @ SAMA – 6-7pm

TPR Cinema Tuesday: Rebel Without a Cause @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

 

Wed, Jun 14:

NATIONAL BOURBON DAY!

Celebrate @ Ranger Creek!

Texas Young Professionals Summer Luau @ The Veranda – 5:30-8pm; $10

Chris Villanueva Trio @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-10:30pm; $10

 

Thur, Jun 15:

Kirk Covington Quartet @ Luna – 8pm

Wine Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $10

 

Fri, Jun 16:

Brown Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

The Revolution (Prince’s band) @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

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

Bike & Soul: Fudge It, We Ride @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Rooftop Jazz: Doc Watkins @ Artpace – 8pm; members only

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm & 10pm; cover

 

Sat, Jun 17:

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

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

Crawfish Boil Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

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

Tequila, Taco, and Cerveza Fest @ La Villita – 4-10pm; $30-40

Frozen Treats Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 11a-6p; FREE!

Texas Craft Beer Independence Day @ Freetail Brewing (S Presa) -12-5pm

 

Sun, Jun 18:

FATHER’S DAY!

Gospel (late) Brunch @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Father Fest 2017 @ Alamo Beer Co. – 11a-9p

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

Rock & Roll Flea Market @ Southtown 101 – 11a-8p

Pop-Up Exhibit Reception @ The McNay – 2-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Jun 20: SUMMER SOLSTICE

Jun 20: URBAN-15 Summer Solstice Performance @ SA Airport Parking Garage – 2pm

Jun 20: Cinema Tuesday: Oscar Shorts @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

Jun 20: World Refugee Day Art Event @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-10pm

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

Jun 21: Adult Slushie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Jun 21: The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE!

Jun 22: Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $5

Jun 23: SATX Bloggers Meetup @ The Pearl Splashpad – 9:30-11:30am

Jun 23: Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm; cover

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

Jun 24: Pawsitively Sweet Dog Bakery Grand Opening @ 3363 E Commerce – 3-7pm

Jun 25: Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

Jun 25: Rebirth Brass Band @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15

Jun 26: 6th Annual Super Hero Villain Party w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

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

Jun 28: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7-11pm; FREE!

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

Jul 1: Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

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 9: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 11am; $30

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

Jul 14: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $22

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

Jul 15: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $22

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

Jul 19: Whiskey Shivers @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $10

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 1: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

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

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

Aug 5: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45-75

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 8: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 9: Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12

Aug 15: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 19: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

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

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

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 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

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

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

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

 

Running

Triple digits on my car’s thermometer means running season is done-zo, except for those always-good-for-ya torture runs. Whether it’s a 5K with friends or a run to “sweat it out,” always wear an ID!

 

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

Windcrest Triathlon @ Windcrest Swimming Pool – Jun 10

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

Muleshoe Off-Road Triathlon / Duathlon @ Lake Travis (Austin) – 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

2017 Firecracker 5K Evening Run @ Five Mile Dam Park (San Marcos) – Jun 29

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

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ Aquarena Springs (San Marcos) – Jul 23

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

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