Game of Llamas

 

I’m back with a new list for you and a TON of updates about my party, which is just a couple of weeks away. Yay!

 

Here’s the event page on Facebook with the AWESOME ARTWORK: https://www.facebook.com/events/2362587917126432

 

Things I already told you:

My 5th birthday: Cinco de Llama

May 5th, 12-4pm

@ Ranger Creek

There will be delicious cookies by Babcakes Bakery.

 

New things (ANNOUNCEMENTS!):

Tacos by Mr Meximum

RASPAS!!! by SA Snowie

Party Hats

Pinatas (for kids and adults!)

Stickers

Llama-ritas

Custom cocktail glasses, courtesy of Ranger Creek. These bad boys have become collector items, and I’m only getting a few this year, so I’ll think of some super-secret handshake+password combo for only my biggest fans.

 

Things I still need:

Something bombastic. Maybe musical.

A live llama would be great. Know any? Email me.

 

ReadAbouts

Kiddie Park is moving to Brackenridge Park OMG

If Circle K won’t give people their celebratory coffee, McDonald’s will.

Explore Local Parks for Earth Day

Yo Yo Ma in Laredo

 

PSA: FIESTA IS HERE! And partially gone, since half of the first weekend events already happened… (thanks, Easter Bunny). Remaining Fiesta events, official and unofficial, are marked below with an *asterisk.

 

The Short List:

Friday

GOOD FRIDAY!

*Public Crowning of Rey Feo @ Arneson Theatre – 5:30-6:30pm

Garrett T. Capps y Los Three Timers Album Release @ Lonesome Rose – 9pm; $5

ReDo: Doseum Adult Night @ The DoSeum – 7pm << SOLD OUT, WIN TICKETS!

 

Saturday

*Kings Cup Polo Match @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4:30pm << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

*El Rey Fido Coronation @ Gunter Hotel – 10-11am

Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

Humans of SA Peacock Alley Mural Block Party @ 118 Broadway – 5-9pm

Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

 

Sunday

*Fiesta Arts Fair @ SW School of Art – 11a-5p

Free Petting Zoo and Egg Hunt @ Random Beer Garden – 5pm

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Tower of the Americas – 11a-5p; FREE!

Easter Brunch @ Range – 10a-10p; $45

 

This Week:

All Month:

Free Thursday Music Series @ The County Line – 7:30pm

Poetry Month

 

All Week:

*FIESTA SAN ANTONIO! << THRU APR 28

*Fiesta de los Reyes @ Market Square << THRU APR 28

 

Thur, Apr 18:

FIESTA KICK-OFF DAY!

*Taste of the Republic @ Marriott Plaza – 5-9pm; $75

*Fiesta Fiesta @ Hemisfair – 3-9pm; FREE!

*Taste at the Tower @ Tower of the Americas – 7pm; $0-75

*SA Bike Fiesta @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 5pm-midnight

*Fiesta Kick-Off Party w/ DJ Men-Yo @ The Rustic – 8pm

*Crawfish Boil, Rib Rumble Cook-Off @ Quartermain’s Pub – 3pm; $15-250

 

Fri, Apr 19:

GOOD FRIDAY!

*Official WEBB Party @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $75-175

*Public Crowning of Rey Feo @ Arneson Theatre – 5:30-6:30pm

*Viva la Beer @ Stella Public House – 7-11pm << FIESTA MEDALS!

*St Francis Dance Party: Fiesta Edition @ El Luchador – 9pm

*Blast from the Fiesta Past @ Witte Museum – 10a-5p; $9-12

Garrett T. Capps y Los Three Timers Album Release @ Lonesome Rose – 9pm; $5

Jose Amador & Terra Nova @ LUNA – 8pm-midnight

Black Panther @ Tobin Center Plaza – 8pm; FREE!

ReDo: Doseum Adult Night @ The DoSeum – 7pm << SOLD OUT, WIN TICKETS!

 

Sat, Apr 20:

*Kings Cup Polo Match @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4:30pm << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

*El Rey Fido Coronation @ Gunter Hotel – 10-11am

*Viva Botanica @ Botanical Garden – 10a-2p

*St Arnold Fiesta Medal Night @ Big Hops Huebner – 6pm

Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

4/20 Party @ Brick at Blue Star – 4:20pm

Humans of SA Peacock Alley Mural Block Party @ 118 Broadway – 5-9pm

Hill Country Craft Beer Festival @ Rockin R’ Gruene – 12-8pm; $35-100

Mission Reach Flotilla Fiesta @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

 

Sun, Apr 21:

HOPPY EASTER!

*Fiesta: A Day in Old Mexico @ Associacion de Charros – 3-7pm

*Fiesta Arts Fair @ SW School of Art – 11a-5p

Free Petting Zoo and Egg Hunt @ Random Beer Garden – 5pm

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Tower of the Americas – 11a-5p; FREE!

Easter Brunch @ Hyatt Resort – 10:30a-2p; $75

Easter Brunch @ The Rustic – 10a-3p

Easter Brunch @ Range – 10a-10p; $45

Easter Brunch @ Hotel Contessa – 10a-1p

Austin Reggae Fest @ Auditorium Shores – 12pm; $15-120

Seven Seas Food Festival @ SeaWorld – 10a-6p

 

Next Week

During the Week:

*Cornyation @ Empire Theatre – 7pm & 10pm; $15-45

*NIOSA @ La Villita – 6pm-midnight << BUY A HAT FROM THE LLAMA ON WEDNESDAY!

 

Mon, Apr 22:

EARTH DAY!

*Texas Cavaliers River Parade @ Riverwalk – 7pm

*Pilgrimage to the Alamo @ Alamo Plaza – 4pm; FREE!

Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $5

Over the Barrel: Oak and Winemaking @ High Street Wine Co – 6pm; $45

 

Tues, Apr 23:

Fiesta Especial Celebration Day @ Alamodome Parking Lot C – 10a-3p

Melissa Etheridge @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $80

Yoga & Pints with Sound Bites @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm; $5

Afternoon Tea @ Hotel Emma – 2-5pm; $35

 

Wed, Apr 24:

*Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 6:30-11:30pm; $90+

*Fiesta Night I: El Rey Feo @ Beethoven – 5pm-midnight

Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

 

Thur, Apr 25:

*Battle of Flower Band Festival @ Alamo Stadium – 6:30-9:30pm; $7-20

*Fiesta Night II: King Antonio Night @ Beethoven – 5pm-midnight

*Fiesta in the Garden w/ Henry + The Invisibles @ The Good Kind – 5-9pm

SAYP Happy Hour @ The Plaza Club – 6pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Apr 26:

*Battle of Flowers Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 9:30am << IN THE MORNING NOW!

*Battle of Flowers Parade AFTER PARTY @ The Pearl – 12:30-5pm

*Fiesta Night III @ Beethoven – 5pm-midnight

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Apr 27:

*Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 7-10pm

*Fiesta Pooch Parade @ ALamo Heights Swimming Pool – 7:45-11am; $25

*Free-Esta @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

*King William Fair @ King William Historic District – 9a-6p; $13

*King William Fair Tweed Ride @ Brackenridge HS – 8-11:30am

*Josh Glenn Experiment @ King William Fair – 3-4pm

Crawfish Boil & Beer Release @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Crawfest Cook-Off @ Comal County Fairgrounds (New Braunfels) – 11am-midnight; $10-15

 

Sun, Apr 28:

Recovery.

 

Save the Dates

Apr 29: *The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show @ The McNay – 6-7:30pm

Apr 30: Los Amigos Invisibles @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Apr 30: Grand Opening of Hot Wells of Bexar County – 10a-noon

May 3: TechBloc Rally w/ Reed Hastings @ Empire Theatre – 7pm; FREE!

May 3: Kinky Friedman @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

May 3: The Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $30

May 4: Avocado Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 1-5:30pm; $20-60

May 4: Wein and Saengerfest @ New Braunfels, TX – 12-10pm

May 5: CINCO DE LLAMA!

May 7: Secret Supper @ TBD – 7-10pm; $125

May 7-26: Hamilton @ Majestic Theatre – $1,000,000

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 9: SA Opera: Faust @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Donut Fest @ Tobin Center Plaza – 10a-2p; $15

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

May 12: YOSA New World Landscapes @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16+

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 16-19: Bastrop Music Festival @ Bastrop, TX

May 23: Taste of the Dominion @ Dominion Country Club – 6-9pm; $45

May 23-26: Hot Luck Fest @ Austin

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 8: United We Brunch @ La Cantera Resort – 11am; $40-75

Jun 13: Local Natives @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jun 20: Handcrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4pm; FREE!

Jul 5: Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $40+

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 23: George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic @ Aztec Theater – 8pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

Aug 31: The Revivalists w/ White Denim @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. Whether you like an occasional 5K or you’re training for your first marathon, I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fun races! Please wear an ID when you’re training.

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Fiesta Especial Inclusion 5K and 1 mile dash @ Windcrest – Apr 20

Margarita Run 5K & 10K @ Mission County Park – Apr 27

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Fiesta Wildflower Ride 20-60mi @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 28

3 Miles for SMiles 5K @ Walker Ranch Historical Landmark Park – May 11

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11

Run for the Roses 5K @ The Atonement Academy – May 18

Texas Too Hot 15K/5K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 14

El Chupacabra 5K/10K @ 11600 Starcrest – Jul 19