SAVE THE DATE: Cinco de Llama!

 

My big announcement is here. No more teasing!

 

Get your calendars out kids, because The Social Llama’s 5th birthday party is comin’ your way! 

 

I’m turning 5 — and what better day to celebrate than CINCO DE MAYO! That’s right, folks! I’m having a full-on Cinco de Llama 5th birthday party at Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling on Sunday, May 5th, 12 to 4pm.

 

I’ll reveal more details in the next few weeks, but you can count on this being a FREE, kid- and dog-friendly event with a food truck, at least one signature cocktail, THOSE AMAZING LLAMA COOKIES, and some kind of over-the-top party activity (last year, it was a putt-putt course shaped like a llama).

 

The thing I cannot promise is cool temps, BUT I am hoping that by bumping it up a few weeks, we’ll be relieved of the Memorial Day heat we’ve had the past few years.

 

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www.sacurrent.com was down at the time I was writing, but I’m sure there’s some good stuff there that should be included here

 

PSA: Fiesta is around the corner! I’ve started marking Fiesta events (official and not-so-official) with an *asterisk for your convenience.

 

The Short List:

Friday

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

First Friday @ Hub MRKT – 6-11pm

The Moth Mainstage @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $25-100

 

Saturday

SA Book Festival @ Central Library – 9a-5p

Josh Glenn Experiment @ La Tuna Ice House – 7:30-10:30pm
*Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 3:30-9:30pm; $20

 

Sunday

Lucinda Williams @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30+

*Fiesta Medal Reveal Party @ StreetFare SA – 11a-6p; FREE!

Sunday Market Fun – Fiesta is soon @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Free Thursday Music Series @ The County Line – 7:30pm

 

All Weekend:

Poteet Strawberry Festival @ Poteet, TX << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Symphony of Flavors: Flavors of France @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $10+

Starving Artist Art Show @ La Villita – 10a-6p

 

Thurs, Apr 4:

First Thursday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

The Thursday Before: Market & Live Music @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

3rd Annual Crawfish Boil @ The Pigpen – 5-8pm

Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

 

Fri, Apr 5:

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Brien’s – 7pm << FIESTA THEME!

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

First Friday @ Hub MRKT – 6-11pm

The Moth Mainstage @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $25-100

Yoga & Pints with Sound Bites @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm

 

Sat, Apr 6:

SA Book Festival @ Central Library – 9a-5p

The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+

Josh Glenn Experiment @ La Tuna Ice House – 7:30-10:30pm
*Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 3:30-9:30pm; $20

Boerne Bierfest @ Boerne, TX – 11a-7pm; $35

Coco @ The Greenline – 7-10pm; FREE!

First Saturday Bike Ride @ Small Planet eBikes – 3-6pm

Valero Texas Open 19th Hole Fiesta @ TPC San Antonio – 5-9pm; $25-35

 

Sun, Apr 7:

Lucinda Williams @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30+

Fiesta Medal Reveal Party @ StreetFare SA – 11a-6p; FREE!

Wags 4 Water @ The Day Spa at Folawns – Apr 7

Sunday Market Fun – Fiesta is soon @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

*Fiesta Medal Party @ Franky Diablos – 12-5pm

National Beer Day w/ So. Texas BBQ – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

*Oyster Bake @ St. Mary’s University << FIESTA EVENT THAT’S PUSHED UP BECAUSE OF EASTER

*Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater << ANOTHER PRE-FIESTA FIESTA EVENT

Taste of the Southside @ Por Vida Academy – 11:30a-10p; FREE!

Fiesta de la Flor @ Corpus Christi, TX

 

Mon, Apr 8:

Alameda Theater Open House @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theater – 6-7:30pm

Starting to Sip Spain @ High Street Wine Co. – 6-7pm; $55

 

Tues, Apr 9:

*Fiesta Medal Night Market @ The Friendly Spot – 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Henry Horenstein @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Apr 10:

*Alamo Medal Fiesta Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5-10pm

*South Bank Medal Stroll @ Hard Rock Cafe – 5-7:30pm

Double Dare Live @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

 

Thur, Apr 11:

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

Foreigner @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Traditional Berliner Event @ Stella Public House – 7-11pm

 

Fri, Apr 12:

*Alamo Heights Night @ UIW Campus – 5:30-11:30pm

Yo Yo Ma @ Laurie Auditorium – 8pm

Yo Yo Ma Simulcast @ Mission Marquee Theater – 8pm; FREE!

Viva Art Party! @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Taste the Music @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $100

Anything for Selenas: A Tribute to Selena @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 5pm-close

 

Sat, Apr 13:

Second Saturday Art Night @ Southtown

Second Saturday Celebration @ Essex Modern City – 6pm

Crawfish Boil @ Anhalt Hall – 11am; $9

Bidi Bidi Birthday w/ Siempre Selena @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $20

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

Roadmap Viet-Cajun Crawfish Boil @ Roadmap Brewing – 12-4pm

Alamo Aloha Festival @ Traders Village – 10am

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Traders Village – 10a-1p

Tied & Dyed Beer Party w/ Ranger Creek @ Big Hops the Bridge – 3pm

Jalapeno Festival @ Alamo Beer – 12-5pm; $5

The Office Trivia Bar Crawl @ Pat O’Briens – 4-10pm; $20

Vegan Brews & BBQ @ Dorcol Distilling – 1-6pm

Barkitecture SA @ Lockwood Park – 10a-4p

6 Year Anniversary and Fiesta Medal Event @ SoFlo Market – 10a-4p

Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Family Easter Egg Hunt @ Cherrity Bar – 3-6pm

SA Chicken Walk Coop Tour @ Olmos Basin Farmers Market – 10am; $10

 

Sun, Apr 14:

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

Yoga Art Love @ McNay – 9a-1p; $20-30

*Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 2pm; $20

*Oyster Extravaganza & Cornyation Fundraiser @ Hugh’s Place – 3-6pm; $20

Make Your Own Terrarium @ Ranger Creek – 1-4pm

Sunday Market Fun – Fiesta is soon @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Save the Dates

Apr 16: Kevin Eubanks @ Jazz, TX – 7pm; $75-100

Apr 16: Cruel Intentions: The Musical @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $40+

Apr 18: *Taste of the Republic @ Marriott Plaza – 5-9pm; $75

Apr 18-28: *FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

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

Apr 20: *Kings Cup Polo Match @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4:30pm << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Apr 20: *El Rey Fido Coronation @ Gunter Hotel – 10-11am

Apr 20: Humans of SA Peacock Alley Mural Block Party @ 118 Broadway – 5-9pm

Apr 20: Hill Country Craft Beer Festival @ Rockin R’ Gruene – 12-8pm; $35-100

Apr 21: Easter Brunch @ Hyatt Resort – 10:30a-2p; $75

Apr 22: *Pilgrimage to the Alamo @ Alamo Plaza – 4pm; FREE!

Apr 23: Fiesta Especial Celebration Day @ Alamodome Parking Lot C – 10a-3p

Apr 23: Melissa Etheridge @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $80

Apr 23-25: *Cornyation @ Empire Theatre – 7pm & 10pm; $15-45

Apr 23-26: *NIOSA @ La Villita – 6pm-midnight << BUY A HAT FROM THE LLAMA ON WEDNESDAY!

Apr 24: *Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 6:30-11:30pm; $90+

Apr 24: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

Apr 25: *Battle of Flower Band Festival @ Alamo Stadium – 6:30-9:30pm; $7-20

Apr 26: *Battle of Flowers Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 9:30am << IN THE MORNING NOW!

Apr 26: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Apr 27: *Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade @ Broadway & Downtown – 7-10pm

Apr 27: Free-Esta @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

Apr 27: *King William Fair @ King William Historic District – 9a-6p; $13

Apr 29: *The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show @ The McNay – 6-7:30pm

May 3: The Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $30

May 4: Avocado Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 1-5:30pm; $20-60

May 4: Wein and Saengerfest @ New Braunfels, TX – 12-10pm

May 5: SAVE THE DATE: CINCO DE LLAMA!

May 7-26: Hamilton @ Majestic Theatre – $1,000,000

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 9: SA Opera: Faust @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

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

May 11: Donut Fest @ Tobin Center Plaza – 10a-2p; $15

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

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

May 23: Taste of the Dominion @ Dominion Country Club – 6-9pm; $45

May 23-26: Hot Luck Fest @ Austin

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

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 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 13: Local Natives @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 5: Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $40+

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 23: George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic @ Aztec Theater – 8pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

Aug 31: The Revivalists w/ White Denim @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40

 

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

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

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

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7

Confetti 5K Run/Walk @ OLLU – Apr 13

Fiesta Especial Inclusion 5K and 1 mile dash @ Windcrest – Apr 20

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11