Happy New Year from The Social Llama

 

If you’re reading this, you survived Christmas. Congrats!

 

Now for NYE. Bring on the bubbly! I added about ten more NYE events. It’s a lot, but believe it or not, it’s actually not everything that’s out there. Only the llama-approved stuff.

 

Whether you go to a black tie gala or chill at your crib, I hope you have a wonderful NYE. Thank you for supporting my blog and newsletter for another year. Cheers!

 

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PSA: Please use rideshare or get a designated driver when ringing in 2019. Because “only Rudolph drives lit.”

 

The Short List:

Friday

Chicano Cocoa Pop-Up @ Dorcol Distilling – 7-9pm

The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Texas Two-Stepping w/ The 501s @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm

 

Saturday

Glow Roll SA @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm; FREE!

Moving Out of 8313 Broadway Party @ Growler Exchange – 12pm

Saturday Night Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm

 

Sunday

Coffee Beer & Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Sunday Confessional @ El Luchador – 8pm

Dinner and a Mic @ The South Chicken & Waffles – 7-9pm; $12

 

This Week:

All Month:

Christmas in Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $10  << CHARLIE BROWN!

Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Christmas at the Caverns @ Natural Bridge Caverns

December in Travis Park

Charlie Brown Christmas @ Empire Theatre

 

Thur, Dec 27:

Washed Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 5:30-7:30pm

 

Fri, Dec 28:

ALAMO BOWL – Washington State vs Iowa State

Alamo Bowl Tailgate Party @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 4pm

Chicano Cocoa Pop-Up @ Dorcol Distilling – 7-9pm

The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Texas Two-Stepping w/ The 501s @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm

Final Friday: Hail Santa @ Kuntsler Brewing – 8-10pm

Final Friday feat. Ranch\House @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

 

Sat, Dec 29:

Glow Roll SA @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm; FREE!

Paseo de Chocolate @ La Villita – 2-6pm; $15

Moving Out of 8313 Broadway Party @ Growler Exchange – 12pm

Saturday Night Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm

Jazz & Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

The Victory Cup Polo and Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Sun, Dec 30:

Bloody Mary Festival @ Fredericksburg, TX – 10a-2p; FREE!

Dinner and a Mic @ The South Chicken & Waffles – 7-9pm; $12

Coffee Beer & Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm

Sunday Confessional @ El Luchador – 8pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Boho Vintage Market @ La Villita

 

Mon, Dec 31:

NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Official SA NYE Party @ Hemisfair << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ The Friendly Spot – 12pm-midnight << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ Low Country – 4pm << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ Cherrity Bar – 5pm << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE and 70th Anniversary Party @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 5pm << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ The St Anthony Hotel – 9pm; $10 << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ Paramour – 7pm; $75-100 << FIREWORKS VIEW

Feliz Ano Nuevo @ Ocho and Havana Bar – 8pm

NYE @ Jazz, TX – 9pm; $200pp

NYE @ Con Safos – 9pm

NYE @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

NYE @ Rosella at the Rand – 8pm-2am; $75-525

NYE Pig Roast @ El Luchador – 8pm; $25-40

NYE Toga Party @ Sanchos – 9pm; FREE!

NYE House Party @ La Botanica – 9pm

NYE Karaoke @ Hi-Tones – 9pm; FREE!

NYE @ The Rustic – 8pm; FREE!

NYE @ Hotel Emma – 9pm; $25

NYE Dinner @ Hop & Vine – 7pm

NYE @ Grand Hyatt Downtown – 10:30pm << FIREWORKS VIEW

NYE @ The Stable Cocktail Bar (Fredericksburg) – 4pm; $135-225

NYE @ Red Oak Ballroom – 9pm; $10

NYE @ Hard Rock Cafe – 10pm

The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

NYE Dance w/ ALmost Patsy Cline Band @ Luckenbach, TX – 8-11:30pm; $35

 

Tues, Jan 1:

Hair of the Dog Day @ Gruene Hall – 11a-7p

Friendly New Year’s Day @ Friendly Spot – 12-11pm

Kunstler Brewing Open – 2-10pm

Sugar Bowl: UT vs Georgia

 

Wed, Jan 2:

Primetime Jazz Orchestra @ The Cove – 8pm

Devan Jones and the Uptown Stomp @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

 

Thur, Jan 3:

The Thursday Before (First Friday) Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

 

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:

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:

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

Sunday Brunch @ Tucker’s – 11a-4p

 

Save the Dates

Jan 7: Devan Jones & the Uptown Stomp @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $5

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

Jan 12: Bike Yoga Tacos @ HUB MRKT – 3-6pm

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

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

Jan 12: Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Jan 13: Sunday Funday Yoga @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

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

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

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

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

Jan 20: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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