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Fiesta will be kicking off by the time my next blog post / newsletter hits, so I spent some time this week going through Fiesta events and adding them to the list for next week. I marked those events with a ** at the beginning so they’d be easy to spot. Most are official events (listed on fiesta-sa.org), but some are unofficial-but-still-fiesta-related events.

 

More to come on event recommendations… short story: the big events (parades, NIOSA, Oyster Bake, Tastes) will be very crowded and a little crazy, but always worth trying once.

 

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The Short List:

All Weekend:

Poteet Strawberry Festival @ Poteet, TX << GOING!

 

Friday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Revolucion Coffee – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Kayak Tour & Beer Tasting @ SA River Southtown – 6:30pm; $54

Starlight Movies: Sunset Boulevard @ Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm

 

Saturday

Taco Fest @ La Villita – 12-11pm; $15-50

Barkitecture 2018 @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 10a-4p

Mural Ride: Fiesta Edition @ Maverick Park – 9:30-11:30am

Freetail Pub Crawl @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 5pm << SABW

 

Sunday

Houston Street Food: an urban picnic @ Houston St. – 11:30a-2p

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Tea Party How-to @ Botanical Garden – 1:30-3:30pm; $25

 

This Week:

All Week:

San Antonio Beer Week! (SABW)

 

All Weekend:

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

Fiesta de la Flor (Selena Music Festival) @ Corpus Christi

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25+

 

Thur, Apr 12:

Bebel Gilberto @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40 << GOING!

Puro Cafe Meetup: Thurs Night Throwdown @ Estate Coffee – 7-9pm

Beethoven Medal Extravaganza @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 5-8pm

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

Viva Fiesta: The Official Kick-Off Party to Fiesta @ Smoke – 5pm; $10-25

Real Ale Swifty & Medal Release Party @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-9pm

Jazz Drummer Herlin Riley @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11pm; $10

Golden Age of Homebrewing @ Alamo Beer Co – 6-9pm; FREE! << SABW

Beer Blending Bonanza! @ Freetail Brewing – 6-11pm << SABW

Cinema on Tap: Drinking Buddies @ Big Hops The Bridge – 8:30-10:30pm

 

Fri, Apr 13:

FRIDAY THE 13TH!

Bad Horror Movie Night & Special Tapping @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm << SABW

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Revolucion Coffee – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Fiesta w/ Real Ale @ Big Hops The Bridge – 6-9pm

Houston St. Pop-Up Shops Grand Opening – 11a-7p

Coco @ Tobin Center – 6pm & 8:30pm; FREE!

Kayak Tour & Beer Tasting @ SA River Southtown – 6:30pm; $54

HighWheel Beerworks Patio Party w/ King Pelican @ The Hoppy Monk – 7-11pm

Starlight Movies: Sunset Boulevard @ Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm

Birdman Live @ Empire Theatre – 7:30pm

Selena Night @ Groove House – 9pm << LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST!

 

Sat, Apr 14:

Taco Fest @ La Villita – 12-11pm; $15-50

Beer Olympics @ The Hoppy Monk – 1-3pm

5 Year Anniversary and Fiesta Medal Event @ SoFlo Market – 10a-5p

Mexico Lindo Pop-Up Shop @ Nordstrom – 10a-5p

Barkitecture 2018 @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 10a-4p

Mural Ride: Fiesta Edition @ Maverick Park – 9:30-11:30am

2nd Saturday Social Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-8pm

Pop-Up Opera @ The Pearl – 11a-1p

Second Saturday Artwalk @ Southtown Arts District – 6-10pm

EssexArt Project – Fiesta Style @ Essex Modern City – 3-7pm

1st Annual “Chicken Walk” Coop Tour @ Olmos Basin Farmers Market – 10am; $10

Tribute to George Strait @ Bluebonnet Palace – 8pm; $5-10

Freetail Pub Crawl @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 5pm << SABW

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm << SABW

Fiesta Medal Trading @ Arctic Ape Desserts – 1-4pm

Ragin’ Cajun Festival @ Traders Village – 11a-5p

Cajun Fest @ Anhalt Dance Hall – 11a-9p; $10

100 Things to do in SA… Book SIgning @ Tip Top Cafe – 11a-2p

Paws on Bikes – Pre-Fiesta Edition @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 8:45-11am

8th Annual 5 Pint Brew Crawl @ Appliance Liquidation Outlet – 8:45a-6p; $93

 

Sun, Apr 15:

Houston Street Food: an urban picnic @ Houston St. – 11:30a-2p

Sip & Sweat @ The Trophy Room – 12-2pm; $18

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Tea Party How-to @ Botanical Garden – 1:30-3:30pm; $25

Sunday Funday Crawfish Boil @ The Growler Exchange – 2-6pm

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

Glass Blowing Demo @ Caliente Hot Glass – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Fiesta San Antonio! < < THRU 4/29 (related events marked with **)

** Fiesta Arts Fair @ Southwest School of Art

** Oyster Bake @ St. Mary’s Univ (Fri & Sat)

** Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theatre; $12

Tour de JAH Bike Ride @ Viva Tacoland – 6am

Old Settlers Music Festival @ Dale, TX

 

Mon, Apr 16:

Shinedown @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43

 

Tues, Apr 17:

Eat & Play @ Travis Park – 11a-2p

BBQ Tasting Night @ Heavenly BBQ (Helotes) – 5:30-9pm

Festival of the Sol @ Brick at Blue Star – 8pm

 

Wed, Apr 18:

Young Professionals Mixer (SAYP & TYP) @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 5:30-8pm

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

The Doobie Brothers @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Thur, Apr 19:

** Fiesta Fiesta @ Hemisfair – 4-9pm << OFFICIAL KICKOFF!

** Pin Pandemonium @ Hemisfair – 4-9pm

** Fiesta Kick-Off Party @ Rosario’s (S. Alamo) – 7-10pm; $10-40

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

Nite Market Fiesta @ Dignowity Kolaches – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Apr 20:

** Crowning of El Rey Feo 70 @ Main Plaza – 5:30-6:30pm

** Rey Feo Coronation Celebration @ Henry B CC – 7pm; $125

** Alamo Heights Night @ UIW – 5:30-11:30pm; $12

ReDO: Pinata Party @ The Doseum – 7-9:30pm; $35

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

Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Whiskey Myers + The Steel Woods @ Luckenbach, Texas – 8-11pm; $20

10 Years of Shows Anniversary Party @ La Botanica – 9pm

 

Sat, Apr 21:

Saturday Social Run @ iRun 1604 – 6:30-9:30am

Puro Cafe Meetup: Oyster Bake Pre-Game @ Koffee Kup – 8:30-9:30am

** Mission Reach Flotilla Festival @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

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

Real Ale’s 22nd Birthday @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

The Revivalists @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm << BOGO TICKETS w/ PW: REV210

Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

San Antonio Earth Day 2018 @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-5pm

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

Incognito Masquerade and Dance Party @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm; FREE!

Flowers & Fireworks @ Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Bubble Fest @ Linda Pace Foundation – 11a-2p

Fredericksburg Jazz Fest @ Fredericksburg HS – 7pm; $15

Arturo Sandoval Sextet @ Laurie Auditorium (Trinity Univ) – 7:30pm; $26+

 

Sun, Apr 22:

** Fiesta Kings Cup Polo Match @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ SA Botanical Garden – 12:30-3:30pm; $20

Fiesta Ole Fashion Show @ Hyatt Hill Country Resort – 10am

Southerleigh Three-Year Anniversary Party & Beer Release @ Paper Tiger – 3-7pm

SA Potter’s Guild Clay & Art Festival @ The Pearl – 10a-4p

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

FredStock Music Fest @ SAC – 12-8pm

 

Save the Dates

Apr 24: Tech Trek 2018 @ Houston St (Tech District) – 5pm

Apr 24: Mariachi Festival Kick-Off & Riverwalk Coronation @ Briscoe – 6:30-9:30pm; $30-75

Apr 25: SAC Fiesta Brunch with Cheech @ Pearl Stable – 10a-12p; $100

Apr 25: Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 5:30-10:30pm; $85

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

Apr 27: The Lone Bellow @ Floore’s – 9pm; $18-79

Apr 27-29: Sandfest @ Port Aransas << SUPPORT PORT A!

Apr 27-29: Crawfest New Braunfels: Whiskey Myers, Vallejo @ Comal Country Fairgrounds

Apr 28: Monkeys on a String DMB Tribute @ Burleson Yard – 7:30pm << SO SO GOOD!

Apr 28: Fiesta Flambeau Parade Viewing @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $35-40

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

May 2: Toots and the Maytals @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $27+

May 2: Made in SA FIlm Series: The Sugarland Express @ 2355 SW Military Dr – 8-10pm

May 4: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Floore’s – 9pm; $43+

May 5: Kaleo @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

May 5: JMBLYA Music Fest @ Circuit of the Americas (Austin) – 2pm; $25+

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

May 5: Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

May 5: Cinco de Derby @ The Rustic – 10a-2p brunch; 2pm-close Derby Party

May 6: Siclovia @ South SA Mission Rd – 11a-3p; FREE!

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

May 9: La Dolce Vita @ Botanical Garden – TBA; $250+

May 9: of Montreal @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $18-20

May 9: Made in SA Film Series: Selena @ SA Library – 8-10pm

May 11-12: SA Symphony plays Pirates of the Caribbean – 7:30pm

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

May 14: Dr. Dog @ The Rustic – 8pm << GOING!

May 16: Gipsy Kings@ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

May 17: Taste of the Dominion @ Dominion Country Club – 6-9pm; $35

May 19: 7th Annual Pride of the East Side Block Party @ Sam Houston HS – 11a-2p

May 19: Brews and Blooms @ SA Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm; $35 / $65

May 20: Yosapalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 21: Made in SA Film Series: Go Down, Death @ Sunset Station – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

May 22: Dave Matthews Band @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 8pm; $45+

May 22: Cold War Kids @ The Rustic – 6pm; $30 / $65

May 24-27: Hot Luck Festival @ Austin (various venues)

May 26: Texas Salsa Festival @ Hemisfair – 1pm; $45

May 26: Eastside Food Truck Festival @ Wheatley Heights – 12-6pm; $5-15

May 27: Depeche Mode @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $40

May 27: Taco Truck Throwdown @ VFW Post 76 – 12-8pm

All Summer:  JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

Jun 2: Patricia Vonne Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Jun 8: Chad Valley @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $13

Jun 9: Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest @ La Villita – 2-6pm; $10-50

Jun 11: Bill Clinton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $75+

Jun 14: John Cusack & screening of Say Anything @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Jun 14: Celebrate Selena Day w/ Bidi Bidi Banda @ The Rustic – 6pm; FREE!

Jun 16: Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $22+

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jun 22: William Shatner @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-70

Jun 30: Slightly Stoopid @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $25+

Jul 7: Culture Club @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $60+

Jul 10: Alison Krauss @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 21-22: Float Fest @ San Marcos << SNOOP DOGG, TAME IMPALA, MODEST MOUSE

Jul 28: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $25+

Aug 5:  Erasure @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Aug 31: Leon Bridges @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $43+

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-70

 

Running

I just heard the weatherman say “warm front” the other day. Translation: drink a load of water before and after you run. Happy sweating, my fellow frolickers. Don’t forget your ID wherever you’re running!

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 – 2 races left!

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

Confetti 5K @ Our Lady of the Lake University – Apr 14

Mariachi Dash 5K @ The Dominion – Apr 14

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon / 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 15

AH 09 5K @ 6116 Broadway – Apr 21

Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade @ City of Windcrest City Hall – Apr 21

Fiesta 5K @ Walker Ranch – Apr 21

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

Tough Mudder Central Texas @ McMahan Ranch – May 5-6

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

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19

Gabriella’s 5K Cupcake Run @ Bluebonnet Palace – May 19

Boy Scout Trail Run 5K @ McGimsey Scout Park – May 19

SARR Women’s Run 5K / 10K @ HEB Lincoln Heights – July 14

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ San Marcos, TX – July 22

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene Hall – Sept 8

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29