O Come All Ye Llamas

 

The weather is finally gorgeous, and there’s a whole lotta fun going on. You can shop, run, or eat your way through the weekend. Or heck, do all three! I am!

 

Enjoy yourselves, be safe, and scooter responsibly!

 

ReadAbouts

TEDxSanAntonio Women Event this Saturday!

Spend the Holidays in Texas State Parks

Save this for the next time it gets cold.

GET TO THE TOILET SEAT MUSEUM BEFORE IT MOVES TO DALLAS

A State Bill Mandating Annual Football Game — Seriously.

Some Bada** Texans

 

PSA: It’s Rock and Roll Marathon weekend! That means 26.2 miles of downtown and near downtown streets will be closed. Click here to see what’s open and what’s not.

 

The Short List:

This Weekend

Rock and Roll Races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

Carb Up for the Rock n Roll Marathon @ Tre Trattoria

The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

 

Friday

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ Busted Sandal – 4:30-10pm

Fideo Cook-Off & Merry Krampus Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-11pm; $15

 

Saturday

8 Year Anniversary Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10

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

9th Annual Museum Reach River of Lights KIckoff @ 510 Brooklyn Ave – 6-9pm

Museum Shop Holiday Fair + Clay & Art Festival @ SAMA – 10a-5pm

 

Sunday

2nd Annual Sunday Masa @ St. Paul Square – 12-4pm; $5-10

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

Sunday Market: Illusions of Grandeur @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

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

Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

 

All Weekend:

Rock and Roll Races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon

Carb Up for the Rock n Roll Marathon @ Tre Trattoria

The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

Annual Port & Stilton Cheese Tasting @ Becker Vineyards

Oma’s Christmas Fair @ Kendall County Fairgrounds

Renaissance Christmas Festival @ The Jackson Ranch

Gruene Market Days @ Gruene, TX

 

Thur, Nov 29:

Clean Out the Brewery Happy Hour @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Tucker’s Neighborhood Sneak Peek @ 1338 E. Houston – 6-10pm; $15

Holiday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

Christmas in Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $40

Ranch \ House Live @ Lonesome Rose – 10pm-midnight

Final 2018 Jazz & Poetry w/ Purpose @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30-10:30pm; $10

Annual Tree Lighting @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm

Rodents of Unusual Size w/ Q&A @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

 

Fri, Nov 30:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ Busted Sandal – 4:30-10pm

Alamo Lights Opening Ceremony @ The Alamo – 6-8pm

Fideo Cook-Off & Merry Krampus Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-11pm; $15

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

Sip n’ Stroll @ Central Park (Seguin, TX) – 5:30-8:30pm

Canine Cosmonaut: The Story of the First Animal in Orbit @ Trinity Univ. – 6:30-8:30pm

 

Sat, Dec 1:

Mission to Mission Charity Bike Tour @ Mission Park Pavilions – 8:30am

8 Year Anniversary Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10

TEDxSanAntonio Women: The Beauty of Power @ Nationwide Insurance – 9:30a-3:30p; $15-25

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

9th Annual Museum Reach River of Lights KIckoff @ 510 Brooklyn Ave – 6-9pm

Charlie Brown Christmas w/ Doc Watkins Trio @ Jazz, TX – 5:30-7:30pm; $10

Texas Young Professionals December Formal @ The Spire – 6pm-midnight; $60

Coffee (Porter) and Donuts @ Real Ale Brewing – 11a-7p

Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

The Crystal Method @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $21

The Fleming Bros @ Sanchos – 8:30-11:30pm

Gruene Town Lighting @ Gruene, TX – 5-6:30pm

Colors of Brazil Jazz Night @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm; $20

Weihnacht Parade @ Boerne, TX – 6-9pm

How the Grinch Stole Brunch @ La Cantera Resort – 10a-3p; $25-70

 

SHOPPING & MARKETS

The Good Market @ The Impact Guild – 10a-4p

First Saturday @ Freetail – 4-8pm

Museum Shop Holiday Fair + Clay & Art Festival @ SAMA – 10a-5pm

Holidazzle @ Baldwin Municipal Complex (Schertz, TX) – 8a-8p

Cameras & Coffee Swap Meet @ The Parish – 8am-noon; FREE!

A Homemade Christmas @ The Alamo – 9a-4:30p

Christkindlmarkt @ New Braunfels, TX – 10a-9p

 

Sun, Dec 2:

2nd Annual Sunday Masa @ St. Paul Square – 12-4pm; $5-10

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

Holiday Home Tour & Christmas Market @ Monticello Park, SATX – 11a-5p

Cozy Night In @ Bowl & Barrel – 6pm-midnight

German Christmas Market @ Selma, TX – 11a-6p

Sunday Market: Illusions of Grandeur @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Dec 3:

Chanukah and Menorah Lighting Celebration @ The Pearl – 6-7:30pm

Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ The Corner – 8-10pm

Tricentennial Culinary Exchange @ Tre Trattoria – 6-9pm; $175 << WHOA.

 

Tues, Dec 4:

The Smashing Pumpkins @ Sunken Garden Theater – 6pm; $55

Food Trucks and Holiday Activities @ Travis Park – 5-8pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Dec 5:

Repeal Day @ The Rustic – 8pm-midnight

Repeal Day @ Whiskey Cake – 5-11pm

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

 

Thur, Dec 6:

Lecture: Pop Brazil @ McNay Art Museum – 6:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Holiday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

Olmos Park Sip & Shop @ 100 W Olmos Dr – 5-8pm

Tri-Cities Holiday Pop-Up Market @ Alamo Heights – 11a-2p

Wassailfest @ Main Plaza, New Braunfels – 6-9pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Dec 7:

First Friday @ Southtown

First Friday & First Birthday @ Burgerteca – 11a-11p

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Brien’s – 7pm

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

Boho Market @ La Villita – 6pm

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

 

Sat, Dec 8:

2nd Saturday Bike Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm

2nd Saturday Art Walk @ Southtown Arts District – 6-10pm

2nd Saturday Event @ Essex Modern City – 6-9pm

7th Annual Burton Ball @ Alamo City Music Hall – 6pm-midnight; $5-40

Yule Ball @ SA Public Library – 6-9pm; FREE!

Holiday Market Day @ Tower of the Americas – 3-8pm

Holiday Jazz Party @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm; $20

Earn-A-Bike for Christmas @ OLLU – 7a-3p

Windcrest Neighborhood Lighting @ City of Windcrest – 6-9pm

Beer und Brats @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

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

Crudo Menudo Cook-Off @ Franky Diablos – 12-7pm; $10

 

TAMALADAS

La Tamalada @ Witte Museum – 11a-2p; $45

Feliz Tamalada @ The Greenline SA – 12-6pm

La Gran Tamalada @ Market Square – 11a-7p

 

Sun, Dec 9:

Doc Watkins Big Band Holiday Classics @ The Pearl Park – 7:30-9pm; FREE!

Anderson East @ The Rustic – 7pm; FREE!

Chanukah on the River @ Arneson River Theatre – 2:45-6pm

SABW Holiday Cheer Fundraiser @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 11am-midnight; $5-15

7th Annual SA Tweed Ride and Toy Drive @ The Pearl – 12:30-5:30pm

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

Holiday Tamalada @ The Impact Guild – 1-4pm; $25

Gremlins Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

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

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Sunday Market: Illusions of Grandeur @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Save the Dates

Dec 10: LAST NIGHT OF CHANUKAH!

Dec 10: Swing Nite w/ Dirty River Dixie Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Dec 11: Millennial Loteria Release Party @ Feliz Modern – 5-7pm

Dec 11: Down in Southtown Holiday Fair @ The Friendly Spot – 7-9pm; FREE!

Dec 12: Elton John @ AT&T Center – 8pm; $175+

Dec 12: Tamales & Tequila @ The Rustic – 7-9pm

Dec 13: 3rd Annual Tech District Holiday Party @ Burns Building – 5-7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 14: Final Flamenco Friday of 2018 @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

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

Dec 15: Burton Fest & Krampus Parade @ Victoria’s Black Swan Inn – 8pm-midnight; $25

Dec 15: Holiday Art Market @ The Tobin Center – 11aml FREE!

Dec 16: Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Dec 17: Holidays Cookies Baking Class @ CIA – 8:30a-1:30p; $175

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

Dec 19: PechaKucha @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $5

Dec 19: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm; FREE!

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Dec 20: Jack Ingram Acoustic Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Dec 20: Get Reel Film Series: Dr. Strangelove @ McNay Art Museum – 7-9pm; FREE!

Dec 21: Nightmare Before Christmas Outdoor Movie @ Travis Park – 6pm

Dec 21: Los Texamaniacs w/ Flaco Jimenez & Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

Dec 22: Ugly Sweater Party @ StreetFare SA – 11a-11p

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

Dec 23: Festivus for the Rest of Us @ The Friendly Spot – 6pm

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

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Dec 28: The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Dec 28: Final Friday: Silent Night, Deadly Night @ Kuntsler Brewing – 8-10pm

Dec 29: Glow Roll SA @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm; FREE!

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

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

Dec 31: The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

Jan 1: Hair of the Dog Day @ Gruene Hall – 11a-7p

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

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 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

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)!

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

5K Beer Run @ Real Ale Brewing – Dec 8

Jingle Bell 5K Run @ Gruene Hall – Dec 8

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

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

The Stars at Night 13.1 / 10K / 5K @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Dec 15

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

Elf Run 5K @ TeletonUSA – Dec 16

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

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

Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Feb 3

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

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

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

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

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