Llazybones

 

After Jan 1, I encountered a major slump in energy. Could it be all of the carbs from the past couple of weeks / months? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

 

But I don’t think it’s just me. It seems like the entire city is feelin’ it, and I don’t blame anyone — we’re all partied out.

 

While there’s not a lot on here, I’ll be sure to keep with promise to have at least one fun thing to do every day. (I also accept suggestions, if you know of cool stuff! Be a contributor!)

 

And apologies for the delay this week. Pure llama llaziness.

 

ReadAbouts

Stargazing at State Parks

Texas Authors’ Favorite Books of 2018

Ka-whi you gotta be like that, SA?

Carol Burnett is just awesome.

ACRO-CATS

Bevo. Poor, misunderstood Bevo.

UT Band Plays Selena

New Outdoor Sculpture at The McNay

 

PSA: You may have noticed the #roamingllama took a quick trip west this weekend. It was a blast, and a good way to kick off a year packed with travel. More adventures to come VERY SOON! Stay tuned!

 

The Short List:

Friday

First Friday @ Southtown

First Friday @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

 

Saturday

Resolve to Drink More Beer @ Kunstler Brewing – 5pm

San Antonio Coffee Festival @ La Villita – 11a-5p; $10

Adios 2018 Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 5-10pm

 

Sunday

Elvis Birthday Bash @ Hacienda de los Barrios – 6-9pm; $35+

New Year Mad Fun Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Sunday Brunch @ Tucker’s – 11a-4p

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Boho Vintage Market @ La Villita

 

Fri, Jan 4:

First Friday @ Southtown

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

First Friday @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

V3rtigo @ El Luchador – 10pm

 

Sat, Jan 5:

The Resolution Run @ Woodlawn Lake Park – 8-10am; Donation

Resolve to Drink More Beer @ Kunstler Brewing – 5pm

San Antonio Coffee Festival @ La Villita – 11a-5p; $10

Adios 2018 Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 5-10pm

First Saturday Market @ The Artisan (Southtown) – 10a-5p

 

Sun, Jan 6:

Elvis Birthday Bash @ Hacienda de los Barrios – 6-9pm; $35+

New Year Mad Fun Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

Sunday Brunch @ Tucker’s – 11a-4p

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Dog Days @ SA Botanical Garden – 9a-5p; $5 per pup

Free Week @ Paper Tiger

 

Mon, Jan 7:

Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $5

Cicle Lunes de Enero @ Sancho’s Cantina – 7pm; FREE!

Tap Party: Brooklyn Brewing @ Bowl and Barrel – 4pm

 

Tues, Jan 8:

Soldier Songs and Voices @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7pm; FREE!

Puro Slam Poetry @ The Mix – 9:30pm; $1

Clueless Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

 

Wed, Jan 9:

Songwriter’s Night @ The Lonesome Rose – 8pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Jan 10:

Two Tons of Steel Tribute to Chuck Berry & Buddy Holly @ Picks Bar – 8:30pm; FREE!

Thursday Night Latte Throwdown @ What’s Brewing? – 7-10pm

Nina Diaz @ Limelight – 7pm; $8-12

King Pelican Live @ Lonesome Rose – 10pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Jan 11:

Mesquite-Smoked Porter Re-Release @ Ranger Creek – 5pm

Overnight Ghost Hunt & Campout @ Black Swan Inn – 8pm-10am (Sat); $120

A Very Maine Winter Evening @ SAMA – 6:30-9pm; FREE w/ Admission

Open Rock Climbing @ The District – 5pm-midnight

 

Sat, Jan 12:

Bike Yoga Tacos @ HUB MRKT – 3-6pm

Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-7pm; $25

Sweat SA @ La Cantera Resort – 9a-1p; $12

Hike the Canyon @ Government Canyon – 8:30a-12p

Micky and the Motorcars @ Gruene Hall – 10;30pm; $12

Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

 

Sun, Jan 13:

Dream Week: Buffalo Soldier Day @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 12-4pm

Sunday Funday Yoga @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

Sunday Brunch @ Tucker’s – 11a-4p

 

Save the Dates

Jan 14-20: San Antonio Cocktail Conference << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Jan 15: Clueless Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

Jan 16: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm

Jan 17: Texas HandCrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4-9pm

Jan 18: Bike&Soul: Onesie Wild Things @ Sparky’s Pub – 7:30pm

Jan 18: Boots, Boogie, and Honky Tonk w/ Dale Watson and D.T. Buffkin @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Jan 19: Reckless Kelly @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

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

Jan 19: Young Professionals NYE Bootcamp + Social @ Union Yoga at The Strand – 11:30a-1p; FREE!

Jan 19: 12th Annual Blues Festival @ Luckenbach, TX – 12-10pm; $30

Jan 19: Let’s Rodeo Ball @ Freeman Coliseum – 6:30-11:30pm

Jan 19: Cactus Land Brewing 2nd Anniversary @ Adkins, TX – 12-9pm

Jan 20: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE & SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON

Jan 20: Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ McAllister Park – 6:30-11:30pm

Jan 20: Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ 1819 N. Main – 7:30-11:30pm

Jan 20: Bike&Brunch: Live Spurs Game & Pizza Ride @ Playland Pizza – 4pm; $28

Jan 23: Brunch @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 11am

Jan 24: Young Professionals Happy Hour @ Grille 254 – 6-8pm

Jan 24: Good People SA Dreamweek 2019 @ AT&T Center – 6:30-8:30pm; $0-5

Jan 25: Brickadelic Vintage Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

Jan 25-26: SA Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off @ SA Stock Show & Rodeo on the Salado – 10am-midnight; $15

Jan 25-27: The Amazing Acro-Cats @ Josephine Theatre – multiple showtimes

Jan 26: Toro y Moi @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25

Jan 27: Agarita Brunch @ Pharm Table – 12pm; $50 BYOB

Jan 30: Jane Monheit @ Jazz, TX – 7pm; $50

Jan 31: Art in the Garden Exhibit Opening @ SA Botanical Garden – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Feb 1: Augie Meyers Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Feb 2: Texas Craft Beer Chili Cook-Off @ The Point Park – 12-5pm

Feb 7-24: San Antonio Rodeo @ AT&T Center

Feb 8: Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Feb 15-17: Carmen: Ballet San Antonio @ Tobin Center – $35+

Feb 19: Reverend Horton Heat @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $5

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

Feb 28: Band of Horses @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Mar 2: Carseat Headrest @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Mar 12: The Wizard of Oz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Mar 16: T Pain @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $50+

Mar 19: Carol Burnett @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Mar 23: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

Mar 23: Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Mar 24: Amos Lee @ Aztec Theatre – 8:30pm; $40+

Mar 28: SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 13: Taco Fest: Music y Mas @ La Villita – 12pm; $15+

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

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

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

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 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

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

Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 4 races for $199 – Jan 5-Apr 6

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

River Road Run @ Anytime Fitness (Canyon Lake) – Jan 5

Bandera Endurance Trail Run @ Hill Country State Natural Area – Jan 5-6

Purgatory Trail Race 10mi @ San Marcos Greenbelt – Jan 12

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

MLK 5K Run/Walk @ MLK Jr. Park – Jan 20

Coco Women’s Half Marathon @ Providence HS – Jan 20

The Rise of the Winter Dragons Half Marathon/10K/5K @ Old Pearsall Park – Jan 26

Super Run 5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jan 26

Tower Climb and Run @ Tower of Americas – Jan 26

Snowball Run 5K @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Jan 26

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Mission County Park – Feb 2

Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Feb 3

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail (S Presa) – Feb 16

Sauerkraut Bend 5K @ King William Park – Feb 23

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Falls State Park – Feb 23

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

Culinaria 5K Wine & Beer Run @ Shops at La Cantera – Mar 16

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Stride for Sight 5K @ Comanche County Park – Mar 23

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

Wanderlust Half Marathon @ Marketplatz Square (Fredericksburg) – Apr 6