Llama on the Run

 

It’s National Taco Day! Celebrate accordingly. Don’t listen to what the Internet recommends.

 

No need to taco ‘bout it anymore. Eat and enjoy! (And safe travels to everyone going to ACL this weekend — I can’t wait to see Sir Paul!)

 

ReadAbouts

San Antonio Bucket List

Less than a month until TEDxSanAntonio!

AZIZ ANSARI!

October is Museum Month!

Stargazing at State Parks << THIS!

SA Mag’s List of October Activities

Puro News: Fire Erupts at Pinata Shop

Rebelle’s New Menu

Kimchi BBQ in ATX

CPS Energy to Put Downtown HQ Up for Sale

Sports Bars for Sports Watching and / or Drinking

 

PSA: Luby’s isn’t doing great. Please go enjoy some square fish and support this mostly-local institution. #savelubys

 

The Short List:

This Weekend

Austin City Limits Music Festival – Weekend One << GOING!

Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

WeFlamenco Fest @ Carmens de la Calle

 

Friday

First Friday @ Southtown

Oktoberfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

Mountain Lion Lager Release Party @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Oktubrefest @ Market Square – 4-10:30pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Beer Fest @ Tower of the Americas – 2-5pm; $30-40

Yanaguana Garden 3rd Anniversary Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm

Bark in the Park @ Sunken Garden Theater – 2-7pm; $7

Oktoberfest @ Kunstler Brewing – 11a-midnight

Margarita Pour-Off @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – 2-11pm; NO ENTRY FEE!

 

Sunday

Havana Dinner Party @ Bite – 6pm; $95

Doggie Pool-ooza @ LBJ Park – 12-3pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Beachtoberfest @ Port Aransas

Zoo Boo @ SA Zoo

Museum Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

All Weekend:

Austin City Limits Music Festival – Weekend One << GOING!

Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

WeFlamenco Fest @ Carmens de la Calle

Parade of Homes @ Miralomas (Boerne)

Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

 

Thur, Oct 4:

NATIONAL TACO DAY!

Taco Day Deals in SA

Celebrate @ The Fiesta Store

Celebrate @ La Familia Cortez Restaurants

Rivertini @ Wyndham Garden Riverwalk – 6pm; $75-125 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

5th Anniversary Fall Fandango Concert @ Briscoe Museum – 5:30-9pm; $25

First Thursday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

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

Blessing of the Animals @ Headwaters at Incarnate Word – 6-7:30pm

 

Fri, Oct 5:

First Friday @ Southtown

Oktoberfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

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

First Friday @ Southtown 101 – 7pm

First Friday All Day Happy Hour @ La Fruteria – 11am

First Friday Kayak Tour / Social Paddle @ Mission Kayak – 6:30pm; $40-75

Southtown Cinema: Black Panther @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10pm; FREE! << RESCHEDULED!

Mountain Lion Lager Release Party @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

The Boho Market @ La Villita – 6pm-midnight

Oktubrefest @ Market Square – 4-10:30pm; FREE!

Texas to Table @ Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

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

Axis Burger Night @ Real Ale Brewing Co. – 3-7pm

Altstadt Brewery Grand Opening @ Fredericksburg, TX – 1pm

 

Sat, Oct 6:

Beer Fest @ Tower of the Americas – 2-5pm; $30-40

Yanaguana Garden 3rd Anniversary Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm

Bark in the Park @ Sunken Garden Theater – 2-7pm; $7

Art in the Park @ Hemisfair – 11a-1p

Super-Fun Saturday: Butterfly Jubilee @ Hemisfair – 1-3pm

First Saturday Bike Ride @ Small Planet eBikes – 2:30-7pm

Oktoberfest @ Kunstler Brewing – 11a-midnight

Roller Derby @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Riverdale Sock Hop with The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nightmare in Southtown @ 1808 S. Flores – 6pm-midnight

Bachata and Sangria Social @ Winchester – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Freetail First Saturday @ Freetail Brewing (S. Flores) – 4pm

Margarita Pour-Off @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – 2-11pm; NO ENTRY FEE!

The Fleming Bros @ Sancho’s – 8:30-11:30pm; FREE!

Fall River Road Market Fest @ Concan, TX – 10a-3p

 

Sun, Oct 7:

Havana Dinner Party @ Bite – 6pm; $95

Doggie Pool-ooza @ LBJ Park – 12-3pm

Pauly Shore @ LOL Comedy Club – 8pm; $25

 

Next Week

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

 

Mon, Oct 8:

Swing Nite w/ The Blue Hill Stompers @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

South American Feast & Wine Dinner w/ Chef Macy @ Sukeban – 6:30-9:30pm; $130

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ The Corner – 8pm

 

Tues, Oct 9:

Down in Southtown Bike Night @ The Friendly Spot – 7-9pm

Karbach Brews Cruise @ HUB MRKT – 6-9pm

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

 

Wed, Oct 10:

Fall Jazz @ La Cantera – 7-9pm

 

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Save the Dates

Oct 15: Game Dinner @ WItte Museum – 6-10:30pm

Oct 18: Taste of the Heights @ SA Zoo – 6-10pm; $60 << LLAMA APPROVED!

Oct 18: The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 18: This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (Austin) – 8pm; $16-18

Oct 18: Pinks on the Patio @ La Cantera Resort – 4pm-midnight

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

Oct 19: Butterflies Without Borders Forum @ Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1:30p; $55

Oct 19-21: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

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

Oct 20: Incredible, Edible Insect Event @ Botanical Garden – 10:30am & 12pm; $25/$10

Oct 20: Handcrafted Cocktail Experience @ St. Anthony Hotel – 4-5pm; $25

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

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

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: 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: 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 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 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+

 

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

Monte Vista Fun Run & 5K @ St. Anthony Catholic School – Oct 6

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Loteria Run 5K @ McAllister Park – Oct 6

Oh My Guad 5K Beer Run @ Guadalupe Brewing Co – Oct 6

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

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

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

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