I Am The Llama (coo coo ca choo)

 

I am Llama! Hear me… spit?

 

Finally had a bit of time this week to (1) publish on Wednesday like the good ol’ days and (2) write a few words to you, my beloved followers.

 

I’m creeping up to my fourth anniversary being in San Antonio (my unofficial birthday). It’s wild to see how much the fun has grown in the Countdown City since I’ve boomeranged my way back to town. Ah, reflection… Hotel Emma was an unfulfilled promise, the River Walk extension was brand spankin’ new, the Spurs only had 4 championships, and late night binges at Hot Joy weren’t a thing…

 

Oh twice-fried chicken wings… you may smell like feet, but you taste like heaven.

 

I digress.

 

Take some time (or a lot of time) to celebrate the city each week! It’s because of fun-loving people like YOU that this city gets more awesome every day / week / month / year.

ReadAbouts

POPSICLES!

A Puro San Antonio Diet

#51 on the Top 50 BBQ List

BBQ Fried Pies #dropmic #northtexas #roadtrip

Hoppy Hour at Happy Monk

How to be a San Antonian in 17 Steps

SASG ROCKS! (Literally.)

State Parks Good for Swimmin’

 

PSA: BBQ… Blues… Beer… San Antonio… what’s not to love? Our local TED talk organization, TEDxSanAntonio, is putting on a Blues & BBQ event in August at Burleson Yard Beer Garden and GUESS WHO’S GOT FOUR HOOVES AND A DISCOUNT CODE? This llama. Click here to be automatically transported to a land of $10 savings… or you can use / share the code BBBQ-llama.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ What’s Brewing Coffee Roasters – 8am; FREE!

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

Cocktails and Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

Canciones: Tex-Mex Dance Party @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

Mac & Cheese Pop Up with Gastronautica @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

 

Saturday

Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14 << LLAMA FAVORITE!

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

 

Sunday

Bike & Brunch @ Southtown 101 – 10:30am

Run All The Hills – Southtown Run and Eat Meet #1 @ Hot Joy – 6:45-9pm

 

Fourth of July

INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Official San Antonio Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park – ALL DAY!

Fireworks @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm

Red, White, & Blues @ The Pearl – 12-6pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Summer Events @ The Historic Pearl

 

All Week:

Drawing and Painting the Museum @ SAMA – 10a-3p

 

All Weekend:

Stars, Stripes, and Lights @ The River Walk

 

Wed, Jun 28:

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

Melissa Etheridge @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40

Culinary Night @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

Two Tons of Steel @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

 

Thur, Jun 29:

REDO: Dot Com @ The Doseum – 7-9:30pm

100 Things To Do in San Antonio book signing @ Alamo Beer Co – 4-7pm

AwesomeSA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-9pm

Bowling for Rhinos @ Astro Super Bowl – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Jun 30:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ What’s Brewing Coffee Roasters – 8am; FREE!

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

Cocktails and Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

Canciones: Tex-Mex Dance Party @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

Mac & Cheese Pop Up with Gastronautica @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine Re-Grand Opening @ 2026 Austin Hwy – 4-9pm

June’s Final Friday @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

St. Arnold Glass Night @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 7-9pm

Band Merch Night @ Limelight – 9pm

Boozy Yoga @ Freetail Brewing Co – 6:30-7:30pm

 

Sat, Jul 1:

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

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

Live Band, Craft Beer, and Good Food @ Goliad Brewing Co – 12-8pm

Independence Day Celebration @ City of Helotes – 6-10pm

 

Sun, Jul 2:

Bike & Brunch @ Southtown 101 – 10:30am

Run All The Hills – Southtown Run and Eat Meet #1 @ Hot Joy – 6:45-9pm

Sunday Arts Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Next Week

All Month:

SA Mag’s Things To Do in July

 

This Week:

Stars, Stripes, and Lights @ The River Walk

 

Mon, Jul 3:

Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Bo Porter Unplugged Acoustic Jam Under the Oaks @ Luckenbach Dancehall – 1pm

Swing Nite w/ Bad Banjo Brown @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

 

Tues, Jul 4:

INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Celebrate @The Alamo – 9:30a-4:30p

Official San Antonio Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park – ALL DAY!

Fireworks @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm

Red, White, & Blues @ The Pearl – 12-6pm

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

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

 

Wed, Jul 5:

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

The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Jul 6:

First Thursday Science Trivia Night @ Ranger Creek – 7-9pm

Connecting the Dots: A Jazz Flamenco Performance @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-10:30pm; $20

 

Fri, Jul 7:

First Friday @ Southtown

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

First Friday Totally 80s Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

 

Sat, Jul 8:

The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Art in the Park w/ Artpace @ Hemisfair – 11a-1p

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3pm

 

Sun, Jul 9:

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 11am; $30

Frida Birthday Bash @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-6pm

Free Family Day: Summer Block Party @ The McNay Art Museum – 1-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Jul 11: Official Yelp Happy Hour @ Howl at the Moon – 6-9pm

Jul 12: SA Young Professional Happy Hour @ Ash (Sunset Station) – 6-8pm

Jul 12: Family Movie Night: The Goonies @ Lost Oak Winery – 7:30-10pm

Jul 12: Los #3 Dinners – A Dinner Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Jul 13: Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!

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

Jul 14: Los Skarnales & Pinata Protest @ River Road Ice House – 8pm; $15+

Jul 14: La La Land @ Tobin Center – 8-11pm

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

Jul 14: Party on the Plaza @ Tower of the Americas – 7-11pm

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

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

Jul 15: RANCH \ HOUSE @ Lowcountry – 10pm

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

Jul 16: Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

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

Jul 21: Bike&Soul: Drinkn Miles @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Jul 22: Drum Corps International @ The Alamodome

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

Jul 22: Earth, Wind, and Fire @ AT&T Center – 8pm; $40+

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

Jul 23: Texas Sized Blended Burger Bash @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-4pm; $30

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

Aug 1: Cinema Tuesday: Young Frankenstein @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

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: Ford River Race @ The River Walk << KAYAK ON THE RIVER WALK!

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 12: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

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

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $40

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

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

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 8: 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 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

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

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

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

 

Running

Triple digits on my car 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

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

Dog Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 5

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

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

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