You’ve Got the Right Stuff, Llama

 

OMG, y’all. NKOTB is making a triumphant return to SATX in 2019! If you can believe it, NKOTB was The Llama’s first concert ever. Circa ‘89. At Freeman Colliseum. Hangin’ Tough.

 

It was UH-MAY-ZING.

 

Time to practice those sweet dance moves… but first, a busy Fall weekend (ahead of a Funky Funky Christmas)! Saturday is particularly full. And yes, I still curate events. There are that many llama-worthy activities.

 

The weather is supposed to be a bit wet, but oh my do those temps feel good! Hop on a bike, (or scooter!) and enjoy the weather between rain showers.

 

Be safe, and keep smilin’!

 

ReadAbouts

Paul McCartnery REALLY Likes Chile

Hemisfair ‘68 Revisited

Find sweets in SA.

It’s never too early to think about tamales.

SA Airport Gets Non-Stop to JFK

Also flying: Largest Migration of Monarch Butterflies in a Decade

The Alamo Overhaul is Signed

Avenue Q is coming to Woodlawn Theatre!

 

PSA: Llamas are not politically affiliated mammals, but we do think it’s important to fight for your right to party… and exercise your right to vote. Registration closed earlier this week, but if you’re already registered, find your card and locate your nearest polling location. Heck, you can even vote early if you want to. https://www.votetexas.gov/

 

The Short List:

Friday

6th Anniversary Party @ The Brooklynite – 10p-2a

Woodlawn Lake’s 100th Birthday Party @ Woodlawn Lake – 6:30-9pm

Art Party: Saints & Sinners @ SAMA – 6-8pm

 

Saturday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Shotgun Coffee House – 9:30-10:30am; FREE!

TPR’s 30th Birthday Party @ Alameda Theater – 6:30-9pm

Monkeys on a String @ Burleson Beer Garden – 8-11pm

Chalk It Up @ Downtown SAthe bes – 10a-4p << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Second Saturday Art Walk @ Southtown Arts District – 6pm

Light the Night @ Hemisfair – 7:45-8:45pm

 

Sunday

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $35

Pumpkin Decorating Party @ Feliz Modern – 12-4pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Beachtoberfest @ Port Aransas

Zoo Boo @ SA Zoo

Museum Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

All Week:

Parade of Homes @ Miralomas (Boerne)

 

All Weekend:

Austin City Limits Music Festival – Weekend Two

Octubrefest @ Con Safos – 12pm

Salado Creek Fall Artisan & Antique Market @ Los Patios – 10a-4p

 

Thur, Oct 11:

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

Thursday Night (Latte) Throwdown @ Local Coffee (Pearl) – 6-9pm

Rally to Save Our City @ Southerleigh – 5-7:30pm; FREE!

Electric Feels Indie Rock + Indie Dance Night @ Paper Tiger – 9p-2a; $10

Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

Raiders of the Lost Ark FREE MOVIE @ Confluence Park – 7-10pm

La Bamba Trivia Night @ La Botanica – 6-9pm

Humane Society Friends for Life Luncheon @ WItte Mays Center – 11a-1p; $125+

 

Fri, Oct 12:

6th Anniversary Party @ The Brooklynite – 10p-2a

Woodlawn Lake’s 100th Birthday Party @ Woodlawn Lake – 6:30-9pm

Oktubrefest @ Market Square – 4-10:30pm

Art Party: Saints & Sinners @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Beer, Whiskey, and Chili w/ JD’s Chili Parlor @ Ranger Creek – 6pm; $10

Restored by Light: Reinspired @ Mission San Juan – 6-11pm

Selena Movie Night @ Plaza Guadalupe – 7-10pm

Stick Up Art Event @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Second Friday Kayak and Beer Tasting @ Mission Kayak – 6:30pm; $40-75

Prime Steaks on Paper Plates @ Real Ale Brewing – 6-9pm; $30

 

Sat, Oct 13:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Shotgun Coffee House – 9:30-10:30am; FREE!

TPR’s 30th Birthday Party @ Alameda Theater – 6:30-9pm

Monkeys on a String @ Burleson Beer Garden – 8-11pm

Awesome Live Country @ Hermann Sons Rathskellar – 7:30-11:30pm; $8

Texas Music Festival @ Ranger Creek – 5-11pm

Chalk It Up @ Downtown SAthe bes – 10a-4p << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Russian Circles @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $18-20

Bratwurst Eating Contest & Keg Tapping @ Krause’s Cafe (New Braunfels) – 3-5pm

Bikes and Bubbles w/ SAYP @ CycleBar Stone Oak – 12-2pm; FREE!

San Antonio Record Show @ Schertz Civic Center – 10a-6p; $5

Second Saturday Art: Oktoberfest Event @ Essex Street Art – 6-9pm

Second Saturday Art Walk @ Southtown Arts District – 6pm

Second Saturday Art @ Southtown Commons Art Market – 6pm

Grand Opening: Ramen Bar @ Freight – 5-11pm

SoFlo Market & Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest @ SoFlo Market – 10a-4p

Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4-5pm; $25

Light the Night @ Hemisfair – 7:45-8:45pm

Abduction Night: UFOs Over Texas @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Poses & Pints @ Roadmap Brewing Co. – 11am

Barktoberfest @ Hidden Trails Community (Bulverde) – 12-3pm

Jazz Night @ Freetail Brewing – 7pm

Pop-Up Shrimp Boil @ The Point Park – 1-6pm

 

Sun, Oct 14:

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $35

Sunday Brunch @ Sustenio – 10am

Second Sunday Brunch @ Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine – 11a-4p

Free Second Sunday @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 12-4pm

Pumpkin Decorating Party @ Feliz Modern – 12-4pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

SA Ballet: Beauty and the Beast @ Tobin Center – $35+

 

Mon, Oct 15:

Game Dinner @ WItte Museum – 6-10:30pm

Residente @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30-60

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ The Corner – 8pm

 

Tues, Oct 16:

Not Your Momma’s Loteria @ El Luchador – 7:30-9pm

Fried Chicken and Champagne Night @ Downstairs at Esquire – 5pm

 

Wed, Oct 17:

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

Masquerade Mixer @ Confluence Park – 5:30-8pm; $35-40

Spurs Season Opener @ The Friendly Spot – 7pm

Girls Pint Out @ Roadmap Brewing – 6:30-9pm

 

Thur, Oct 18:

Taste of the Heights @ SA Zoo – 6-10pm; $60 << LLAMA APPROVED!

Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9pm

10th Annual Mole Throwdown @ Centro Cultural Aztlan – 6-10pm; $40

Celebrate Design w/ Designer Emilio Ambasz @ Botanical Garden – 5:30-8:30pm; $75 << VERY COOL

Distinguished Lecture: Nina Totenberg @ Laurie Auditorium – 7:30-9pm

One Year Anniversary Party @ Rosella at the Rand – 5-10pm

Halloween Craft Beer and Cocktail Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm

The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

 

Fri, Oct 19:
Bike Ride and Movie Party @ Dorcol Distilling – 6pm

Better Off Dead Free Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-11pm; FREE! << NEW DATE!

3rd Anniversary Party: New Orleans Style @ The Corner – 8pm; $10

4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Butterflies Without Borders Forum @ Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1:30p; $55

Stranger Things and Chicken Wings @ Twin SIsters’ Cantina – 8pm

 

Sat, Oct 20:

SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $40

Explore the Night Sky @ Government Canyon – 7-10pm

Feel Good Festival @ Hangar 9 at Brooks – 9a-12p

Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

Pokeman Sushi Bowls @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 4-9pm

Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil @ Botanical Garden – 8-11pm; $35

Incredible, Edible Insect Event @ Botanical Garden – 10:30am & 12pm; $25/$10

Poses and Pints @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

Jazz and Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4-5pm; $25

 

Sun, Oct 21:

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, & Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-2p

Zombie Walk 2018 @ Maverick Plaza at La Villita – 3pm; $5

Social + Yoga w/ Young Professionals @ Japanese Tea Garden – 5-6:30pm; FREE!

Artisans in the Garden @ Ella Austin Community Center – 12-4pm

Concerts in the Park: YOSA @ King William Park – 5:30-6:30pm

 

Save the Dates

Oct 22-26: San Antonio Startup Week @ Various Venues

Oct 23: Bobby Brown and Bel Biv Devoe @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Oct 24: Fiesta Poster Unveiling @ The Witte Museum – 6-8pm; $70 (Free for members)

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 25: The Soweto Gospel Choir @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 25: Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

Oct 26: Halloween Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $40

Oct 26: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35+

Oct 26: REDO: Fall Fest @ The DoSeum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Oct 26: Boot Scootin’ BOOgie @ The Rustic – 7pm

Oct 26: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $52+

Oct 26: Billy Currington @ Floore’s – 9pm; $30+

Oct 27: Red and White Ball @ Marriott Rivercenter – 6:30-11:30pm; $250

Oct 27-28: Dia de los Muertos @ La Villita

Oct 27-28: Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium << CARDI B!

Oct 28: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $33+

Oct 28: James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour @ Hotel Emma – 6:30pm; $115

Nov 2: Bohemian Rhapsody Opens @ Alamo Drafthouse – various times

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

Nov 2-4: The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55

Nov 3: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Nov 3-4: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Nov 4: Foamhenge @ Karbach (Houston) – 2pm; $23

Nov 8: Aziz Ansari @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43+

Nov 9: Dale Watson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 10: SA Grilled Cheese Festival @ Historic St. Paul Square – 1-5pm; $30-60

Nov 10: Wine DOwn at the Garden @ Botanical Gardens – 6-10pm; $55-60

Nov 11: Bastille @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Nov 13: Death from Above @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $30

Nov 14: Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Hot Wells Ruin – 6-10pm; $70+

Nov 14: Margo Price @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 << HBD, THE RUSTIC!

Nov 15: Napoleon Dynamite @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $30-45

Nov 16: The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

Nov 17: Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20-50

Nov 17: Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Nov 18: Harvest of Hope Brunch and Silent Auction @ La Cantera Resort – 11a-2p; $75

Nov 21: Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nov 22: Thanksgiving Brunch @ Hyatt Regency Resort – 10:30a-2p

Nov 24: Black Pumas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $15

Nov 25: August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 5: Paula Abdul @ The Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Dec 7: Dulce! A Night of Desserts, Drinks, and Decadence @ Botanical Garden – 8pm; $30-60

Dec 8: Coffee & Cordials Festival w/ Puro Cafe @ Hemisfair Park – 9a-3p

Dec 14: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 23: A Christmas Concert with Guy Forsyth @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

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

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

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

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below… as Fall approaches and the temps cool, I’ll be adding more races. 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)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

Battle of Hill-otes 13.1, 10K, 5K @ Helotes, TX – Oct 13 << RUNNING!

Tour de Honey Part Deux 25 mi / 40 mi Bike RIde @ Beeville, TX – Oct 13

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 13

Wurst Tri Ever Sprint Triathlon @ Landa Park (New Braunfels) – Oct 14

Guadalupe Trail Fest Half Marathon / 12K @ Guadalupe State Park – Oct 14

StMU 5K for the Neighborhood @ St Mary’s Univ – Oct 20

Wimberley 4 Miler @ Wimberley High School – Oct 20

Quarry Crusher Run 5K / 10K @ O’Connor Quarry – Oct 20

Hootenanny on the Hill 10K / 5K / 3K / 1K @ Kyle, TX – Oct 20

Brew-Ha Round-Up @ Specht’s Store – Oct 20

Pajama Pancake Run @ Milam Park – Oct 27

Dia de los Muertos Night Run 5-miler @ McAllister Park – Oct 27

Hallowine Run @ La Cantera – Oct 27

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

Wurst 5-Mile Run @ Landa Park – Nov 3

Recharge Trail Run 8K / 15K @ Government Canyon – Nov 3

Lighting the Way 5K / 10K @ McAllister Park – Nov 3

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

Tough Mudder Houston @ 3 Palms Action Sports Park – Nov 10-11

SARR Endurathon 30K / 15K / 5K / Relay @ Bulverde, TX – Nov 11

Veteran’s Day 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – Nov 12

Shiner Beer Run @ Shiner, TX – Nov 17

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K @ New Braunfels, TX – Nov 17

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22

SA Rock and Roll Marathon / Half Marathon @ Downtown – Dec 1-2

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

Spicewood VIneyards 13.1 and 10K @ Spicewood Vineyard – Dec 15

Jingle Trails 1K & 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Dec 15

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

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