Blame It On The Llama

 

It’s about that time when resolutions are ditched for the temptation of beer, carbs, sugar, and Netflix binging. We can blame it on the cold weather, right? Or maybe Yelp?

 

Nah, just blame it on The Llama.

 

I went down a rabbit hole of beer events, so I’ve added one or two… dozen… Plus a chocolate festival, Restaurant Week, and the BBQ Cook-Off are all just around the corner.

 

But hey, you know I always have a healthy list of running events at the very bottom, plus whatever fun cycling stuff sprinkled here and there. And you can always burn some calories by shaking it like Shakira at a concert! (FLEET FOXES ARE COMING TO SA! SO IS DR DOG!)

 

Scroll on down for the good stuff.

 

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SA Symphony Update

 

PSA: We still need storytellers for the TPR Worth Repeating event! You don’t have to be a professional speaker – anyone with a story is worthy of our little stage at Brick! Email me! Here’s the info. (PS – there’s beer in it for ya)

 

The Short List:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee – 8am

Dale Watson @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Bike&Soul: Tacobout Riding @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

 

Saturday

Missions Bike Trail Ride @ Roosevelt Park – 8:45a-3p

FrankenBike SA #90 @ The Beer Depot – 10a-4p

Craft Beers & Live Music @ Goliad Brewing – 12-9pm; FREE!

Girls Pint Out: Chasing the Beer @ Real Ale Brewing – 1:30-4:30pm

 

Sunday

Miss Neesie and the Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Brewery Garage Sale @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Alamo City Roller Girls RECRUITMENT! @ San Juan Community Center – 9-10:30am << JOIN ROLLER DERBY

 

This Week:

All Week:

Culinaria Restaurant Week << LLAMA FAVORITE

Dream Week << THRU JANUARY 20TH

 

Thur, Jan 18:

First SA Flavor Medal Party @ Alamo Beer – 6:30-9pm

AwesomeSA Pitch Party: Dreamweek @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6-8pm

Dreamweek Panel Discussion @ Brick at Blue Star – 5:30-8:30pm; $25

 

Fri, Jan 19:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee – 8am

Dale Watson @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Chris Duarte Group @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Bike&Soul: Tacobout Riding @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

 

Sat, Jan 20:

Missions Bike Trail Ride @ Roosevelt Park – 8:45a-3p

FrankenBike SA #90 @ The Beer Depot – 10a-4p

Yoga @ Mission San Jose – 9-10am

Adoption Day @ Woof Gang Bakery – 12-4pm

GRAND OPENING @ Groove House – 4pm << 80s, 90s, 00s THROWBACK BAR!

Let’s Rodeo Ball @ Freeman Coliseum – 6:30-11:30pm; $175+

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

One Year Anniversary Celebration @ Cactus Land Brewing – 12-9pm

Craft Beers & Live Music @ Goliad Brewing – 12-9pm; FREE!

Girls Pint Out: Chasing the Beer @ Real Ale Brewing – 1:30-4:30pm

 

Sun, Jan 21:

Troop Beverly Hills Quote-Along @ Drafthouse Park North – 3:30pm

Miss Neesie and the Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Brewery Garage Sale @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Best Little Bottle Share in Texas @ Freetail Brewing (S Presa) – 12pm

Alamo City Roller Girls RECRUITMENT! @ San Juan Community Center – 9-10:30am << JOIN ROLLER DERBY

Soup Cook-Off @ The Block SA – 12-5pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

Culinaria Restaurant Week << LLAMA FAVORITE

 

All Weekend:

SA Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off & Festival @ 1723 Creekview – All Day; $10-15

SA Symphony: Jaws in Concert @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25-65

Liquidation of Alamo Village << WHOA.

Kerrville Winter Mark @ Inn of the Hills (Kerrville)

 

Mon, Jan 22:

Monday All Day Happy Hour w/ Live DJ @ The Bottling Dept. – 5-7pm

 

Tues, Jan 23:

St Arnold Pint Night @ Claude Hoppers – 6pm

Zoolander Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

 

Wed, Jan 24:

Beer Can Appreciate Day Plinko @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

SA Young Professionals Bachata & Sangria Social @ Palominos – 6-9pm; FREE!

A Night with Janis Joplin @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+

 

Thur, Jan 25:

CIA Bakery Café Re-Opening @ Nao at The Pearl – 8a-2p

Community Market w/ Ranger Creek @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-10pm

McNay Library Book Sale @ McNay Art Museum – 4-7pm

 

Fri, Jan 26:

40th Annual Cowboy Breakfast @ Cowboys Dancehall – 4:30-8:30am

Ranch \ House @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

Vallejo & Ruben V @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Bill Whitbeck + Dees Stribling @ Root Cellar Bakery (San Marcos) – 8-10pm

 

Sat, Jan 27:

Special Tapping: Horchata Sunday Morning Coming Down @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Uncle Lucius Farewell Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Band Merch Night Vol. III @ Aztec Theatre – 5:30pm; $10

HighWheel Trappist-Style Dubbel Release @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm

Annual Food Truck Chili Cook-Off @ The Point Park & Eats – 12pm

 

Sun, Jan 28:

Coffee Beer + Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm << PURO CAFÉ MEETUP!

The Wiz Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 6:30pm

Special Show w/ Legendary Card Mechanic, Richard Turner @ Jazz, TX – 8-10pm; $50

Margo Price @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

Hot-n-Happy: Coffee, Ice Cream, Fried Chicken, Beer @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 11a-3p

 

Save the Dates

Jan 29: Champagne Cinema: The Devil Wears Prada @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Jan 30: Funny Face @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Jan 30: An Evening in Travis Park – 5-8pm; FREE! << RODEO THEME!

Jan 30: CoreTalk: Downtown Public Art @ Freetail brewing (S Presa) – 6-7:30pm

Jan 31: Barry Manilow @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $60+

Feb 3: Mike Dillon Band @ Mohawk (Austin) – 9pm; $15

Feb 3: Cattle Drive Downtown @ Houston Street – 11am << COWS DOWNTOWN!

Feb 3: Primer Sabado: Chocolate Festival @ Market Square – 12-6pm

Feb 4: Super Bowl LII

Feb 6: Art Fit: El Tango w/ Fred Astaire Dance Studio @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $10

Feb 6: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Feb 8: Itzhak Perlman @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $46.50+

Feb 8: Second Thursday @ The McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE!

Feb 8-25: SA Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center

Feb 9: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Feb 9-11: Mardi Gras Artisan Show @ The Riverwalk

Feb 10: Mardi Gras River Parade @ Arneson River Theatre / The RIverwalk – 1-6pm

Feb 10: Alejandro Escovedo @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Feb 11: Sweetheart’s Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30+ << SELLS OUT FAST

Feb 11: 2nd Annual El Mardi Gras @ The Cookhouse – 1-6pm

Feb 11: Mardi Gras Block Party Special Tapping @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 11a-3p

Feb 12: Swing Nite: Sweeheart’s Dance @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Feb 13: MARDI GRAS!

Feb 13: Outdoor Movie: The Princess Bride @ Arneson Theater – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Feb 14: VALENTINE’S DAY!

Feb 14: Valentine’s Day w/ Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ Gruene Hall – 7pm

Feb 15: Dirty River Dixie Band @ Esquire Tavern – 9pm << DURING MUSIC CONVENTION

Feb 16: CHINESE NEW YEAR

Feb 16-17: Cotopaxi Questival @ Crocket Park – 6pm; $41+ << SOUNDS AWESOME

Feb 17: Confucius Wishing Lanterns on the Water @ The River Walk – 5-7pm; $5

Feb 17: Asian Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-5p; $10

Feb 17: San Antonio Onesie Bar Crawl @ TBD SATX – 5pm-midnight

Feb 17: LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 9pm

Feb 18: LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 8pm

Feb 22: Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Feb 23: Open Rehearsal for Students: Bernstein & Brahm @ Tobin Center – 10a-12:30p; FREE!

Mar 1: Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm

Mar 7: Top 100 Dining & Drinks Taste Event @ McNay Art Museum – 7pm; $85

Mar 12: Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Mar 16-17: The River Walk Dyed Green!

Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day River Parade @ The River Walk – 4-6pm

Mar 18: A View from Above w/ Astronaut Terry Virts @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $20-45

Mar 22: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 7pm; $50

Mar 24-25: In Bloom Music Festival @ Eleanor Tinsley Park (Houston)

Apr 4: John Cleese and screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 19-29: Fiesta San Antonio!

Apr 20: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7pm; $85

Apr 21: Real Ale’s 22nd Birthday @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Apr 21: Jim Gaffigan @ The Majestic Theatre – 7pm & 9:30pm

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

May 1-6: The Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theatre – $35+

May 5: Juanes @ Freeman Coliseum – 7:30pm; $37+

May 5: Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

May 8: Fleet Foxes @ The Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

May 14: Dr. Dog @ The Rustic – 8pm

 

Running

Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring an ID (and a bottle of water).

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 3 races left!

2018 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series – 8 races for $210!

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 21 << RUNNING!

The Super Run 5K / 10K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jan 27

Natural Bridge Caverns Trail Run 13.1 / 10K / 5K @ Natural Bridge Caverns – Feb 4

Game Day 5K & Tailgate Party @ Rockin R River Rides (Gruene) – Feb 4

Cupid’s Chase 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Feb 10

Be My Valentine 5K @ Alamo Brewery – Feb 11

Pajama Pancake 5K / 10K @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Cocoa Half @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail Brewery (S. Presa) – Feb 17

Austin Marathon, Half, 5K @ Downtown Austin – Feb 18

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Fall State Park – Feb 24

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA Main Campus – Feb 24

El Taco Run 5K @ 10 10th Street – Feb 24

Happy Hour 5K @ La Villita – Feb 24

5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Mar 3

Alamo 13.1 / 26.2 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 4

Ragnar Luckenbach @ San Marcos, TX – Mar 9-10

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

Redfish IPA 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Mar 17

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 17

5th Annual Helotes Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 24

Alamo Beer Co 5K Beer Run @ Alamo Beer – Apr 7

Outlaw Half Marathon @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 7

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

River City Half Marathon @ Salado Creek – Apr 8

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27

Margarita Run 5K @ Concepcion Park – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padre Island – Apr 28

Texas Flower Country 5K / 10K Run @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 12

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19