Livin’ La Vida Llama

 

Fiesta is in full swing. Stop looking at the internet. Go party!

 

Speaking of… The Llama’s birthday party details will be unveiled next week! Save the date: May 27th.

 

ReadAbouts

Pollo Tropical is stickin’ around in SA – for now, at least.

SA Current’s 2017 Best of San Antonio

The film incentive thing explained.

Boston Marathon: top finishing times. NBD

The Pope did a surprise TED talk.

NEW SPURS MURAL!

GO SPURS GO! Game 5 is TONIGHT!

PSA:  I’ve said it 20 times. I’ll say it again. Don’t drink and drive. VIA and Uber are workin’ hard to give you a ride during Fiesta. Take the help. Especially if you’re going to King William Fair and NIOSA. ESPECIALLY DURING NIOSA. OMG. Also, parking is a pain. It’s really just much easier when you think about it!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

The Georges @ The Pigpen – 9pm

Battle of Flowers Parade @ Downtown SA – 11:30am

Battle of Flowers After Party @ Chisme – 4-6pm

 

Saturday

Wings & Craft Beer Pairing @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 1-4pm

The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

BAMF (Big A** Music Fiesta) @ San Antonio Sound Garden – 10am-midnight

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Fiesta Pooch Parade @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 7:30-11am

King William Fair @ King William Historic Neighborhood – 9a-6p

Fiesta Flambeau Parade @ Downtown SA – night parade

 

Sunday

Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 12pm; $15

USAA Bands and Chorus Spring Concert @ Laurie Auditorium – 3pm; FREE!

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11am

 

This Week:

All Month:

Fiesta-Inspired Drink Classes @ Gustology!

 

Throughout the Week:

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

Cornyation @ Empire Theater << FIESTA!

NIOSA @ La Villita << FIESTA!

Siesta Fest @ Alamo City Music Hall << BONE THUGS AND CHAMILLIONAIRE. WAT.

 

All Weekend:

Fiesta Artisan Show @ The River Walk – 10am

 

Thur, Apr 27:

Atlas Genius @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18

Vegan Big Red and Barbacoa Class #2 @ Viva Vegeria – 7pm

Wine Pairing Dinner @ Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – 6:30pm; $99

Bacon and Beer Dinner with Clown Shoes Beers @ Kirby’s Steakhouse – 7pm; $70

Taste of San Antonio Craft Beer Tasting @ Stout House – 7-9pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Battle of Flowers Band Festival @ Alamo Stadium – 6:30pm; $5

10th Street River Festival @ VFW Post 76 – 12pm-midnight << UNTIL APR 29

Fiesta Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6pm

Stash IPA Fiesta Medal Night @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

 

Fri, Apr 28:

Final Friday Pub Run @ Alamo Ice House – 7pm

The Georges @ The Pigpen – 9pm

Outdoor Theater Night @ Goliad Brewing Co (Goliad, TX) – 5-9pm

Puro Nitro Coffee Tasting Party @ 13755 Morningbluff – 7pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Battle of Flowers Parade @ Downtown SA – 11:30am

Battle of Flowers Post-Party @ Alamo Ice House – 3pm

Battle of Flowers After Party @ Chisme – 4-6pm

TexManiacs Fiesta Party @ Taco Haven Southtown – 8pm

 

Sat, Apr 29:

Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

Eeyore’s Birthday Party @ Pease Park (Austin) – 11a-6p

TejasFit Battle at The Alamo Beer Company @ Alamo Beer Co – 7a-2p

Wings & Craft Beer @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 1-4pm; $25

Saturday Tasting Room @ Ranger Creek Brewery – 5-9pm

Food Truck Throwdown @ Old Main Ice House (Cibolo) – 12pm

BAMF (Big A** Music Fiesta) @ San Antonio Sound Garden – 10am-midnight

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Fiesta Pooch Parade @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 7:30-11am

King William Fair @ King William Historic Neighborhood – 9a-6p

Fiesta Flambeau Parade @ Downtown SA – night parade

Fiesta Flambeau Parade Viewing @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $30

Fiesta Flambeau Pre-Party @ Alamo Ice House – 3pm

Fiesta at the Co-op with the Longhorn Band @ UT Co-op (Quarry) – 4-5:30pm

 

Sun, Apr 30:

Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 12pm; $15

USAA Bands and Chorus Spring Concert @ Laurie Auditorium – 3pm; FREE!

Viva Selena! Drag Brunch @ Paramour Bar – 11a-4p

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11am

Festival de Cascarones @ TAMU-San Antonio – 1-8pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

 

All Weekend:

Yelp Spring Break @ TBD

 

Mon, May 1:

Swing Nite with The Ortega Jazz Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Monday RunDay @ Little Woodrows (Babcock) – 6pm

 

Tues, May 2:

Not Your Granny’s Bingo @ Hooligan’s Stone Oak – 10pm; FREE!

Jaik Yanez @ Ventura – 8pm << A LLAMA PARTY VETERAN PERFORMER!

Floating Feastival @ River Walk – 6-10pm

 

Wed, May 3:

The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE COUNTRY DANCIN’!

The Gran Final of the Henry B. Gonzalez Centennial @ St. Mary’ Univ – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

 

Thur, May 4:

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

THE BIG GIVE!

World Record Water Gun Fight @ Animal Defense League – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Outdoor Movie: Star Wars: Rogue One @ Northwest Vista College – 8:30pm; FREE!

Outdoor Movie: Star Wars: Rogue One @ TAMU-San Antonio – 8:30pm; FREE!

Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar Broadway– 7-9pm; $5

Kitchen Takeover with Chef Chris Carlson @ Restaurant Gwendolyn – 5:30-8:30pm; $75

Bo Porter Band @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

First Thursday @ Blue Star Arts Complex – 4:30pm

Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $15-25

 

Fri, May 5:

CINCO DE MAYO!

FIRST FRIDAY @ SOUTHTOWN

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens – 7pm

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Common Wealth Coffeehouse – 8am << LLAMA’S FAV!

La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

 

Sat, May 6:

MAY THE SITH BE WITH YOU

TEDxYouth@SanAntonio @ Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium – 10a-3p

Roller Derby May Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Coffee Tasting with the Pros @ Hotel Emma – 10-11am

 

Sun, May 7:

Ven a Comer @ Hotel Emma Elephant Cellar – 5:30-9pm; $150

Crawfish Boil @ Tavern in the Gruene – 4-8pm

Save the Swine Pop-Up Event Benefitting South Texas Heritage Park @ Alamo Beer Co – 11a-4p

 

Save the Dates

May 12: Dinner in Travis Park @ Travis Park – 6-9pm; $65

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 13: New York Dog Film Festival @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9pm; $15

May 13: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

May 13-21: SA Beer Week

May 14: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 20: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

May 20: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6pm; $15

May 21: YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

May 27: THE SOCIAL LLAMA’S 3RD BIRTHDAY BEACH PARTY @ RANGER CREEK!

May 27: Texas Salsa Fest @ Hemisfair Park – 12pm; $15

May 28: Fishermen @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 5pm; $10

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

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

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 9-11: 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 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

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

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

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

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

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

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

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

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

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

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Martini Madness 5K @ Wolff Stadium – May 6

Cinco de Mayo 5K / 10K Run @ Downtown Lockhart – May 6

The Amazing Preservation Race @ La Villita – May 6

Ranger Creek 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – May 7

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

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

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

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

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