I Hear That Llama Comin’, Rollin’ Round the Bend

 

Summer is officially here! As if the weather bothered to wait for June 20…

 

I’m short on words (again) this week (lucky you), but I’m LLONG on fun, so get to scrollin’!

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ICYMI: Amazon Bought Whole Foods

Sunday Farmers Market Returns to The Quarry

Ming’s Noodle Bar is SO GOOD

Riffs and Reels was awesome!

The old, leaning Liberty Bar is FINALLY going to move.

Sound on Sound Fest Announces Final Lineup

 

PSA: Tropical Storm Cindy is on the way to southeast Texas and the Louisiana coast. Be careful if you’re driving east!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Paramour – 8am

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm; $25

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

 

Saturday

Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Lonely Horse @ LowCountry – 10pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5pm

 

Sunday

Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

Rebirth Brass Band @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15

St Arnold Beer Pairing Brunch @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 12-2pm

 

This Week:

Thur, Jun 22:

Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $5

Southerleigh Brewing Pint Glass Night @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 7-9pm

Victory Summer Love’n Pint Night @ Big Hops Bitters – 6pm

 

Fri, Jun 23:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Paramour – 8am

SATX Bloggers Meetup @ The Pearl Splashpad – 9:30-11:30am

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm; $25

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

Snake Hawk Press Pop Up @ Rosella Coffee Co – 6-9pm

Cask Night @ Busted Sandal Brewing Co – 5-9:30pm

 

Sat, Jun 24:

Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Lonely Horse @ LowCountry – 10pm

Pawsitively Sweet Dog Bakery Grand Opening @ 3363 E Commerce – 3-7pm

Beer Flyte Field Trip @ Flyte at Brooks City Base – 1-5pm; $50

8th Wonder Brewing Pint Night @ Big Hops Bitters – 7pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5pm

 

Sun, Jun 25:

Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

Rebirth Brass Band @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15

Unicorn Milkshake & Dragon Burger Pairing @ Amaya’s Cocina – 5:30-7pm; $22

St Arnold Beer Pairing Brunch @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 12-2pm

 

Next Week

All Month:

Summer Events @ The Historic Pearl

 

All Week:

Drawing and Painting the Museum @ SAMA – 10a-3p

 

Mon, Jun 26:

6th Annual Super Hero Villain Party w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Movie Night: Paris, Texas @ Alamo Beer Co – 8pm

 

Tues, Jun 27:

Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Ranger Creek Pairing Dinner @ Whiskey Cake – 7-10pm

 

Wed, Jun 28:

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7-11pm; FREE!

Melissa Etheridge @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40

Culinary Night @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

 

Thur, Jun 29:

REDO: Dot Com @ The Doseum – 7-9:30pm

AwesomeSA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-9pm

Bowling for Rhinos @ Astro Super Bowl – 6-9pm

 

Fri, Jun 30:

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

Cocktails and Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm

Mac & Cheese Pop Up with Gastronautica @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine Re-Grand Opening @ 2026 Austin Hwy – 4-9pm

June’s Final Friday @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

St. Arnold Glass Night @ The Brass Tap at The Rim – 7-9pm

Band Merch Night @ Limelight – 9pm

Boozy Yoga @ Freetail Brewing Co – 6:30-7:30pm

 

Sat, Jul 1:

Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14

Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

Live Band, Craft Beer, and Good Food @ Goliad Brewing Co – 12-8pm

 

Sun, Jul 2:

Bike & Brunch @ Southtown 101 – 10:30am

 

Save the Dates

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 12pm

Jul 5: Diana Ross @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jul 7: Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 6-9pm; $9

Jul 8: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 8: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3pm

Jul 9: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 11am; $30

Jul 11: Official Yelp Happy Hour @ Howl at the Moon – 6-9pm

Jul 12: Los #3 Dinners – A Dinner Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Jul 13: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Jul 14: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $22

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

Jul 15: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $22

Jul 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

Jul 19: Whiskey Shivers @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $10

Jul 21: Bike&Soul: Drinkn Miles @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Jul 22: Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

Jul 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 1: Cinema Tuesday: Young Frankenstein @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 1: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 3: John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 5: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45-75

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 8: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 9: Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12

Aug 12: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Aug 15: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $40

Aug 19: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

Aug 26: City and Colour @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 8: SA Opera: Macbeth @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Sept 13: Bryan Adams @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 6pm; $36

Sept 15: Trombone Shorty @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $29+

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

 

Running

Triple digits on my car thermometer means running season is done-zo, except for those always-good-for-ya torture runs. Whether it’s a 5K with friends or a run to “sweat it out,” always wear an ID!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23

Texas Tough 10K & 10 mi @ Boerne Stage Road – Jun 24

2017 Firecracker 5K Evening Run @ Five Mile Dam Park (San Marcos) – Jun 29

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 9

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ Aquarena Springs (San Marcos) – Jul 23

Dog Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 5

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

Ragnar Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 20-21

South Padre Marathon / Half / 10K @ South Padre Island – Nov 11