Seven Nation Llama

 

I’m back from Chicago! Since we spoke last, a lot has happened… Major changes to the Spurs line-up (sad face), major amounts of rain (happy face), and all the kids in the cave were rescued (super-happy face).

 

Because I skipped a week last week, I had a lot of work to do this week! On top of the daily events for the next couple of weeks, I’ve added LOADS of new running events to get us through the dog days of summer and into the fall.

 

Enjoy!

 

ReadAbouts

Newcomer’s Guide to SA

Sunny Bars in Southtown

Swimming in State Parks

Au revoir, Tony.

San Pedro Springs were dry last week… is that still true?

2018 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Scooters Gettin’ Regulated

Maverick is Delicious!

Best BBQ Roadside Stops

Texas Monthly highlighted South BBQ.

Franklin BBQ Update

The Texas coast is open and ready for tourists!

 

PSA: The World Cup Final is this Sunday at 10am. If you want to watch the game at a bar, here are the places to go. If you don’t want to watch the game, maybe avoid bars.

 

The Short List:

Friday (THE 13TH!)

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Lucky Friday: Demitasse @ Confluence Park – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

 

Saturday

Second Saturday Social Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-11pm

Pinks Popcorn Pairing @ Freetail Brewing Co. (S. Presa) – 4-8pm; $8

Hot Wing Eating Competition @ Francis Bogside – 5-8pm

Wes Fest: Isle of Dogs @ Hemisfair – 7:30pm; FREE!

July Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Cafe – 3:30-5:30pm

 

Sunday

WORLD CUP FINALS! Places to watch.

World Cup Watch Party @ The Rustic – 9:30a-2:30p

Punk Brunch Flea Market @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 12-4pm

Lone Star Bash @ Sunset Station – 6-9pm; $60-100 << LOOKS AWESOME!

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Wes Anderson Film Festival @ various venues

Rock the Bahn – Live Music @ Schlitterbahn – 12-4pm << SATURDAYS

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9 << SATURDAYS

Two Ton Tuesdays @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $6 << TUESDAY NIGHTS

Festival de Arte @ SAMA – 4pm << TUESDAY AFTERNOONS

Pool Party @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30-40 << THURSDAY NIGHTS

Free Music Series @ County Line (IH-10) – 7:30pm; FREE! << THURSDAY NIGHTS

Andy Warhol / Billy Schench Exhibit @ Briscoe Western Art Museum

JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

 

All Month:

Cocktail River Cruises @ RiverWalk – Saturdays in July, 6-7pm; $32

 

This Weekend:

Gospel and Soul Food Festival @ La Villita

 

Thur, July 12:

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

Bastille Day Celebration @ The Veranda – 6:30-9:30pm; $50

Evenings on the Edge @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30

Echo and the Bunnymen w/ Violent Femmes @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45/65

 

Fri, July 13:

FRIDAY THE 13TH!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $25-30

Lucky Friday: Demitasse @ Confluence Park – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Stubb’s (Austin) – 8pm; $25

Southern Grit + Swine House Urban Dining @ Essex Modern City – 7-10pm; $80

 

Sat, July 14:

BASTILLE DAY (reminder: France is in the World Cup finals.)

Bastille Day @ Mimosa Restaurant – 10a-8p

Second Saturday Social Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-11pm

Pinks Popcorn Pairing @ Freetail Brewing Co. (S. Presa) – 4-8pm; $8

Hot Wing Eating Competition @ Francis Bogside – 5-8pm

Thin Blue Line Bottle Release Party @ Ranger Creek – 6-9pm

Hike the Canyon @ Government Canyon – 8a-12p

Picnic in the Park @ San Pedro Creek Park – 10a-2p

This Trane’s for You Jazz Tribute @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

Sonic Radio @ SA Zoo Boogie Nights – 7pm

Wes Fest: Isle of Dogs @ Hemisfair – 7:30pm; FREE!

July Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Cafe – 3:30-5:30pm

 

Sun, July 15:

WORLD CUP FINALS! Places to watch.

World Cup Watch Party @ The Rustic – 9:30a-2:30p

Punk Brunch Flea Market @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 12-4pm

Lone Star Bash @ Sunset Station – 6-9pm; $60-100 << LOOKS AWESOME!

Summer Jazz: Jazz Protagonists @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Float Fest @ San Marcos << SNOOP DOGG, TAME IMPALA, MODEST MOUSE

 

Mon, Jul 16:

Yoga Night @ San Pedro Creek Culture Park – 7:30-8:30pm; $5

 

Tues, Jul 17:

Cool Jazz @ San Pedro Creek Culture Park – 6-8pm

Yoga & Pints @ Kunstler Brewing – 7pm

 

Wed, July 18:

SAYP and LOOP Joint Happy Hour @ The Brooklynite – 6-8pm; FREE!

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

On Wednesdays, We Drink! @ BJ’s Restaurant (1604) – 7-9:30pm << GIRLS PINT OUT

 

Thur, July 19:

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner @ Stella Public House – 7-10pm; $50

Craft Beer, Bacon and Meats Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm

Tech2sDay: Meet the Alamo Angels @ 5 Points Local – 5-7pm

Southtown Fun Ride @ Dorcol Distilling – 6-9pm

Salsa Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

Movie Night: Finding Dory @ Main Plaza – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Panel Discussion: HemisFair ‘68 Reunion @ McNay – 6:30-7:30pm; FREE!

 

Fri, July 20:

Theory of a Deadman @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30+

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

 

Sat, July 21:

Hemingway’s Birthday @ Hotel Havana – 8-10pm << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Cocktail, Dinner, and Oxygen Pairing @ Hanzo – 6:30-8:30pm; $56

Market, Festival, and Mac & Cheese Throwdown @ Black Swan Inn – 10am

Ninth Inning: Do or Die Brew Tour @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-5pm

Jaws: Dive-In Movie @ Schertz Aquatic Center – 8-11pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens @ Mission Marquee Theatre – 7-11pm

Explore the Canyon @ Government Canyon – 8a-12p

Ziggy Stardust feat. Ronnie Heart @ The Rustic – 8pm; FREE!

Lonely Horse @ The Bang Bang Bar – 10pm; FREE!

 

Sun, July 22:

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

 

Save the Dates

Jul 23: Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Jul 23: Happy Hour Theater Tour @ Majestic Theatre – 5pm & 6pm; $25

Jul 24: Cinema Tuesday: Full Metal Jacket @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Jul 25: The Witte Unlocked @ The Witte Museum – 6-8pm

Jul 26: Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Jul 26: DT Buffkin, Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; FREE!

Jul 26: Outdoor Film: Miss Congeniality @ The McNay – 8-10pm; FREE!

Jul 27: Film on the Green: The Royal Tenenbaums @ SAMA – 8-10pm; FREE!

Jul 27: Cocktail: The Event 2018 @ The Doseum – 8-11pm; $40-70

Jul 27: Foodie Cinema: Under the Tuscan Sun @ Botanical Garden – 6-8pm; $35

Jul 27-29: Summer Artisan Show @ The RiverWalk – 11a-11p

Jul 28: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $25+ << LLAMA-APPROVED

July 28: Bidi Bidi Banda @ Schlitterbahn – 12-4pm

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

July 31: Movies by Moonlight: Coco @ Travis Park – 7-10pm; FREE!

Aug 2: Movie Night: The Lion King @ Main Plaza – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Aug 3: Elijah Zane and Chris Cuevas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Aug 3: Culture + Cuisine: Modernisme in Spain & Dinner at Tre @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $55

Aug 4: Henry + The Invisibles @ Schlitterbahn – 12-4pm

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

Aug 6: Swing Nite Summer Luau @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Aug 9: Second Thursday feat. Bidi Bidi Banda @ McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE!

Aug 9: Movie Night: Cinderella @ Main Plaza – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Aug 10: Art Party: Viva Espana @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Aug 12: Dawes @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 / $60

Aug 14: Cinema Tuesday: Blazing Saddles @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 17: Lupe Fiasco @ Paper Tiger – 8:30pm << LLAMA IS EXCITED!

Aug 19: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Aug 20: Lyle Lovett @ Majestic Theatre –  8pm

Aug 24: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 7pm; $55+

Aug 24: Spanish Wine Tasting & Tour @ SAMA – 6-8pm; $25/$35

Aug 25: 1st Annual Bean Bash @ El Luchador – 2-6pm

Aug 25: Whiskey Myers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $20+

Aug 30: Outdoor Film: Selena @ McNay Art Museum – 8-10pm; FREE!

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

Aug 31: Bob Schneider @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $15

Aug 31-Sept 3: Labor Day Artisan Show @ The RiverWalk – 11a-11p

Sept 6: World Heritage Festival Sunset Dinner @ Mission San Juan – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 21: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Sept 23: Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 28-30: Borderland Film Festival @ Woodlawn Theatre – $75

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Sept 29: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $15-120

Oct 4-7: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 20: Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

Oct 20: AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

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

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

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

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

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

 

Running

We’re in the dog days of summer, but there are still races in and around town every weekend. Make sure you train in the heat before you get out there! Don’t be afraid of slowing your times and stopping for water. I like to run with a little cash or a card so I can stop at a convenience store if I need to grab hydration. However you barrel through the heat on your run, make sure you bring your ID!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

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

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

El Chupacabra 5K / 10K Night Rn @ 11600 Starcrest – Jul 20

Summer Scorcher 5K @ Mission County Park #1 – Jul 21

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

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Night Beach Run @ Port Aransas – Jul 28

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 3

Dogs Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 4

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Churchill Cross-Country 5K @ Walker Ranch Park – Aug 19

SARR Labor Day Whine Run 5 mile / 5K @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 3

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

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

Texas Two-Way Torture 20 Mile Relay @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 15

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

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

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

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

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

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

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