Ice Ice Llama

 

What a difference a week makes. It got so cold that I had to dig out my llama llama flannel pajamas!

 

But with the cold, came rain (sigh). And with the rain, comes rescheduled events. I’ve marked those below. So no, I didn’t forget to update my list. You’re not seeing double. You’re seeing the result of a million weekends of rain in a row during peak fun season. We’ll get through this together.

 

Fortunately, one thing a little rain DOESN’T stop is a race. You can find a cornucopia of fall runs aallll the way at the bottom. From a 5K to a 50K, there’s a race for you to walk, run… or gallop!

 

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PSA: If you didn’t know, there’s some serious flooding in central Texas and the Hill Country. Beloved lakes LBJ and Travis are set to see all-time highs as residents strap down docks and hope for the best due to serious rainfall upstream on several rivers. If you had plans at The Oasis, this might not be a great weekend to go. If you know anyone up there, please keep them in mind!

 

The Short List:

All Weekend

Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

Stranger Things and Chicken Wings @ Twin SIsters’ Cantina – 8pm

 

Friday

Beer und Brats: A Hatch Lager Celebration @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm
Bike Ride and Movie Party @ Dorcol Distilling – 6pm

Foodie CInema: Pixar’s Coco @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $35

 

Saturday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 9-10am; FREE!

SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $40

TPR’s 30th Birthday Party @ Alameda Theater – 6:30-9pm << RESCHEDULED!

Circle Fest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

 

Sunday

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, & Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-2p

Zombie Walk 2018 @ Maverick Plaza at La Villita – 3pm; $5

 

This Week:

All Month:

Beachtoberfest @ Port Aransas

Zoo Boo @ SA Zoo

Museum Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

All Weekend:

Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

SA Ballet: Beauty and the Beast @ Tobin Center – $35+

 

Thur, Oct 18:

Taste of the Heights @ SA Zoo – 6-10pm; $60 << LLAMA APPROVED!

10th Annual Mole Throwdown @ Centro Cultural Aztlan – 6-10pm; $40

Brandon Guerra Trio @ Jazz, TX – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Celebrate Design w/ Designer Emilio Ambasz @ Botanical Garden – 5:30-8:30pm; $75 << VERY COOL

Distinguished Lecture: Nina Totenberg @ Laurie Auditorium – 7:30-9pm

One Year Anniversary Party @ Rosella at the Rand – 5-10pm

Double IPA Release @ Roadmap Brewing – 4-10pm

Halloween Craft Beer and Cocktail Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm

The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

 

Fri, Oct 19:

Beer und Brats: A Hatch Lager Celebration @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm
Bike Ride and Movie Party @ Dorcol Distilling – 6pm

Foodie CInema: Pixar’s Coco @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $35

Better Off Dead Free Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-11pm; FREE! << NEW DATE!

3rd Anniversary Party: New Orleans Style @ The Corner – 8pm; $10

Runbar Friday: Hays Street Bridge Run @ Runbar – 6:30pm

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

Butterflies Without Borders Forum @ Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1:30p; $55

Stranger Things and Chicken Wings @ Twin SIsters’ Cantina – 8pm

 

Sat, Oct 20:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 9-10am; FREE!

SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $40

SA Beer Fest After Party @ Dignowity Meats – 5-11pm

TPR’s 30th Birthday Party @ Alameda Theater – 6:30-9pm << RESCHEDULED!

Circle Fest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

Explore the Night Sky @ Government Canyon – 7-10pm

Broadway Pilot Lit Ride @ Lincoln Heights – 9:30pm

Feel Good Festival @ Hangar 9 at Brooks – 9a-12p

Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

Pokeman Sushi Bowls @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 4-9pm

Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil @ Botanical Garden – 8-11pm; $35

Incredible, Edible Insect Event @ Botanical Garden – 10:30am & 12pm; $25/$10

Jazz and Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4-5pm; $25

 

Sun, Oct 21:

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, & Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-2p

Zombie Walk 2018 @ Maverick Plaza at La Villita – 3pm; $5

Social + Yoga w/ Young Professionals @ Japanese Tea Garden – 5-6:30pm; FREE!

Artisans in the Garden @ Ella Austin Community Center – 12-4pm

Rosella Music Fridays: Monster Bash @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 6-9pm

Cider & Food Truck Festival @ The Block SA – 12-6pm; $10-20

 

Next Week

All Week

San Antonio Startup Week @ Various Venues

 

All Weekend:

Dia de los Muertos @ La Villita << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium << CARDI B!

Texas Clay Festival @ Gruene, TX – 10a-5p

Pecan Fest @ Seguin, TX

Pumpkin Patch @ Pearl Farmers Market

The Little Mermaid Aquacade @ UIW – 4:30pm

Lebanese Food Festival @ St. George Maronite Church

 

Mon, Oct 22:

Swingin’ 80s Birthday Bash w/ Passing Strangers @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Runbar Monday Pink Out Run / Walk @ Runbar – 6:30pm

Bowl and Brew @ Bowl & Barrel – 7-9pm

Monday Night Miles @ Burleson Yard – 6:30pm

 

Tues, Oct 23:

Bobby Brown and Bel Biv Devoe @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

SATX Slow Roll: Riding Domestic Violence Out of Our Community @ Burleson Yard – 6-9:30pm

Fried Chicken and Champagne Night @ Downstairs at Esquire – 5pm

Fitness in the Park w/ Joyride @ The Pearl – 5:30pm

 

Wed, Oct 24:

Fiesta Poster Unveiling @ The Witte Museum – 6-8pm; $70 (Free for members)

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

Mani & Mingle @ Roadmap Brewing – 6:30-8:30pm

 

Thur, Oct 25:

Harry Potter Halloween @ Brooklynite, Still Golden, Paper Tiger, Rumble – 9p-2a

Tim Burton Movie Trivia Night @ Flying Saucer – 6:30-11pm; $5

Power of Preservation 80’s Prom Night @ The Pearl – 6:30pm; $200

Destination: Maine @ SAMA – 7-11pm; $200

The Soweto Gospel Choir @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

BYOP Pumpkin Carving Contest @ The Hangar – 11a-9p

El Gourdo Pumpkin Porter Release @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 4:30-10pm

Class: Mezcal Tasting @ McNay Art Museum – 7-8pm

 

Fri, Oct 26:

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK DAY!

Halloween Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $40

The Breakfast Club: Free Outdoor Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10:45pm; FREE!

Haunted River @ Arneson River Theater – 6-10:30pm

Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35+

REDO: Fall Fest @ The DoSeum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Boot Scootin’ BOOgie @ The Rustic – 7pm

Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $52+

Billy Currington @ Floore’s – 9pm; $30+

 

Sat, Oct 27:

HALLOWEEN THINGS:

Halloween SpookTAPular: Back in Blakkr @ Real Ale Brewing – 12-5pm

1 Year Anniversary & Halloween Party @ Kunstler Brewing – 4pm-midnight

ACRG Haunted Carnival Fundraiser / Costume Contest @ Ranger Creek – 5-11pm

Halloween Party @ Roadmap Brewing – 12pm-midnight

Hocus Pocus: Free Outdoor Movie @ Milam Park – 7-10pm

Halloween Pet Photos @ K9 Cafe Boutique – 12-5pm

Spells and Spirits Rooftop Party @ St. Anthony Hotel – 9pm; $10

Boos and Booze Halloween Costume Contest @ The Hangar – 8pm

Halloween Costume Party @ The Corner – 7:30pm

Brick or Treat Dance Party and Costume Contest @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

 

OTHER THINGS:

Dachtoberfest @ Retama Park – 10a-5p; $3 << WIENER DOG RACES!

Red and White Ball @ Marriott Rivercenter – 6:30-11:30pm; $250

Glow: A Night at Loma de Vida @ La Cantera Spa – 8-11pm; $75

Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta @ Guadalupe River State Park – 10a-2p

Broadway Lit 2 Ride @ Lincoln Heights – 9pm

Southtown Cinema: Justice League @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10pm

 

Sun, Oct 28:

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

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour @ Hotel Emma – 6:30pm; $115

Halloween Stein Etching @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm; $35

Halloween Market Day with Monster Bash @ Travis Park – 3-8pm; FREE!

 

Save the Dates

Oct 29: Runbar Haunted Halloween Tour / Run @ Runbar – 6:30pm

Oct 31: HALLOWEEN!

Nov 1-4: Texas Dance Hall Series, feat Dale Watson, Asleep at the Wheel, and more << THIS!

Nov 2: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Nov 2: Bohemian Rhapsody Opens @ Alamo Drafthouse – various times

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

Nov 2-4: The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55

Nov 2-4: UtopiaFest @ Burnet, TX  

Nov 3: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Nov 3-4: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Nov 4: Foamhenge @ Karbach (Houston) – 2pm; $23

Nov 8: Aziz Ansari @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43+

Nov 9: Dale Watson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 10: Thrilla at the Dilla Climbing Competition @ Armadillo Boulders – 10a-7pm

Nov 10: SA Grilled Cheese Festival @ Historic St. Paul Square – 1-5pm; $30-60

Nov 10: Wine Down at the Garden @ Botanical Gardens – 6-10pm; $55-60

Nov 11: Bastille @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Nov 13: Death from Above @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $30

Nov 14: Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Hot Wells Ruin – 6-10pm; $70+

Nov 14: Margo Price @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 << HBD, THE RUSTIC!

Nov 15: Napoleon Dynamite @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $30-45

Nov 16: The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

Nov 17: Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20-50

Nov 17: Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Nov 18: Harvest of Hope Brunch and Silent Auction @ La Cantera Resort – 11a-2p; $75

Nov 21: Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nov 22: Thanksgiving Brunch @ Hyatt Regency Resort – 10:30a-2p

Nov 24: Black Pumas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $15

Nov 25: August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 5: Paula Abdul @ The Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Dec 7: Dulce! A Night of Desserts, Drinks, and Decadence @ Botanical Garden – 8pm; $30-60

Dec 8: Coffee & Cordials Festival w/ Puro Cafe @ Hemisfair Park – 9a-3p

Dec 14: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Dec 20: Jack Ingram Acoustic Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 23: A Christmas Concert with Guy Forsyth @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Feb 26: Metric & Zoe @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

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

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below… as Fall approaches and the temps cool, I’ll be adding more races. 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)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

StMU 5K for the Neighborhood @ St Mary’s Univ – Oct 20

Wimberley 4 Miler @ Wimberley High School – Oct 20

Quarry Crusher Run 5K / 10K @ O’Connor Quarry – Oct 20

Hootenanny on the Hill 10K / 5K / 3K / 1K @ Kyle, TX – Oct 20

Brew-Ha Round-Up @ Specht’s Store – Oct 20

Pajama Pancake Run @ Milam Park – Oct 27

Dia de los Muertos Night Run 5-miler @ McAllister Park – Oct 27

Hallowine Run @ La Cantera – Oct 27

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

Wurst 5-Mile Run @ Landa Park – Nov 3

Recharge Trail Run 8K / 15K @ Government Canyon – Nov 3

Lighting the Way 5K / 10K @ McAllister Park – Nov 3

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

Tough Mudder Houston @ 3 Palms Action Sports Park – Nov 10-11

SARR Endurathon 30K / 15K / 5K / Relay @ Bulverde, TX – Nov 11

Veteran’s Day 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – Nov 12

Shiner Beer Run @ Shiner, TX – Nov 17

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K @ New Braunfels, TX – Nov 17

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22

SA Rock and Roll Marathon / Half Marathon @ Downtown – Dec 1-2

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

Spicewood VIneyards 13.1 and 10K @ Spicewood Vineyard – Dec 15

Jingle Trails 1K & 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Dec 15

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 6