Rhapsody in Llama

 

Remember this? Those were better days. For United at least. Actually… for a lot of people.

 

Fortunately for you, I’m not going to drag you through anything here. I’m just here to share some good ol’ fashioned fun in our fine city. I’m not over-selling. No bribery. Just fun from a llama.

 

ReadAbouts

SA Mag’s 2017 Guide to Fiesta

The story behind the Pilgrimage to the Alamo. (April 24)

SPURS JESUS FIESTA MEDALS OMG

Pet Poop Photo Contest! Win a Fiesta Medal!

Where to Find St Arnold Fiesta Medals

Wakey wakey, boozy morning drank at Artisan on Alamo!

Floore’s Turns 75!

Congrats, Ranger Creek!

The Tillamook Cheese Bus is coming to town!

The Alamo Plaza Redesign Plans Revealed

Hulu Opening Offices in SA

Apparently, The Black Angels are pretty good?

 

PSA I: It’s Easter Weekend. That means lots of schools out on Friday, and lots of people going to church on Sunday. Be mindful of pedestrians and traffic near churches!

 

PSA II: Next Tuesday is TAX DAY! (Boooooo.) Use your weekend wisely.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party: Deep in the Art of Texas @ SAMA – 6-8pm

 

Saturday

Adult Easter Egg Hunt @ Little Woodrow’s (1604) – 11am; FREE!

Portgual. The Man @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm. $25

Happy Birthday, Selena! @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Busted Sandal Brewery – 4-11pm; $25

 

Sunday

EASTER SUNDAY!

Not Your Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt @ The Hoppy Monk – 12:30-1pm

Easter Brunch @ Flying Saucer – 12pm

Sunday Funday Easter Party @ Brass Monkey – 9pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Fiesta-Inspired Drink Classes @ Gustology!

 

All Weekend:

Gruene Market Days @ Gruene, TX

Good Eatin’ in Gruene!

 

Thur, Apr 13:

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE! << WIN SPURS PLAYOFF TICKETS!

Beer. Bacon. Bingo! @ Alamo Beer – 6:30-9pm

P# + Paletas Hemisfair Coalition Spring 2017 member Event @ Overland Partners – 6-8pm

Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Friendly Spot – 12pm

Pre-Fiesta Kickoff Block Party @ Smoke “The Restaurant” – 5pm; $10

Wine Pairing Dinner @ Nectar Wine Bar – 7-9pm; $50

 

Fri, Apr 14:

GOOD FRIDAY!

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party: Deep in the Art of Texas @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Happy Hour, Yoga, and Dom’s Chop Salsa Party @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5-9pm

Passion of the Christ @ Downtown SA – 10am

 

Sat, Apr 15:

Adult Easter Egg Hunt @ Little Woodrow’s (1604) – 11am; FREE!

Portgual. The Man @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm. $25

Robert Earl Keen & Randy Rogers Band @ Floore’s – 7:45pm; $35+

Happy Birthday, Selena! @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

Kimchi Festival @ UTSA University Center – 2-4:30pm

Turkish Festival @ Alamo Plaza – 10a-7p; FREE!

Crawfish Boil w/ Southern Grit @ Big Hops Huebner – 12-4pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek Brewery – 5-9pm

20 Year Anniversary Party @ Paloma Blanca – 10a-12p; $45

Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Busted Sandal Brewery – 4-11pm; $25

2nd Annual Snipe Hunt @ Palo Duro Canyon – 8-10pm

Yoga @ Botanical Garden – 10-11am

 

Sun, Apr 16:

EASTER SUNDAY!

Not Your Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt @ The Hoppy Monk – 12:30-1pm

EggFest 2017 @ University Bowl – 12-5pm

Easter Brunch @ Flying Saucer – 12pm

Easter Brunch @ SweetFire Kitchen (La Cantera) – 11a-4p; $65

Easter Brunch Buffet @ El Jarro de Arturo Mexican Restaurant – 10:30am

Sunday Funday Easter Party @ Brass Monkey – 9pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater – $15

Fiesta Pops @ Tobin Center – $15

Fiesta Oyster Bake @ St Mary’s University – $25

 

Mon, Apr 17:

Monday Night Trivia @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7:30pm; FREE!

 

Tues, Apr 18:

TAX DAY!

SoTex Launch Event: Fiesta Party! @ Perricos – 5-9pm

Rose Tasting @ Paesanos Lincoln Heights – 7-8:30pm

Culture + Cuisine @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $65

Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Ocho – 7-10pm

Medals & Margaritas @ La Fonda on Main – 5-7pm

 

Wed, Apr 19:

A Night in Old Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $20

Art-Making for Adults: Paper Flowers @ The McNay – 12-1pm

San Antonio Young Professionals Salsa and Sangria Social @ La Cantinita SA – 6-9pm

 

Thur, Apr 20:

ReDo: Fiesta @ The DoSeum – 7-9pm

Best of SA 2017 Party @ Avenida Guadalupe – 7-10pm

Fiesta Pin-demonium @ Hemisfair Park – 5pm

Dazed and Confused Movie Screening Party @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $12+

2 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Alchemy Kombucha – 6pm

Taste of Texas Food Festival @ Marriott Plaza Courtyard – 4:30-9pm; $75

Bike Fiesta @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 4pm-midnight

 

Fri, Apr 21:

Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Date Night: Grease is the Word @ Leeper Auditorium – 6:30-9:30pm; $25

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7:30; $85

Art Opening: Images of Sustainability @ Rosella Coffee CO. – 6-11:30pm

El Rey Feo Crown Celebration @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – 7pm

 

Sat, Apr 22:

EARTH DAY!

Ole: Beignets & Coffee @ Theory Coffee Co – 7:30a-12p

An Evening in ’09 @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 5-10pm

Dodgeball @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

El Rey Fido Coronation @ Grand Hyatt SA (E. Market St) – 10-11am

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

Asado, Empanadas, and Wine @ JS Wine & Spirits – 12-4pm

Fiesta Incognito Masked Ball @ URBAN-15 – 8-11pm; $35

History & Genealogy Day @ SA Missions National Historical Park – 10a-2p

Pop-Up Record Shop & Show @ Limelight – 9pm

Fiesta de la Tierra @ La Botanica – 6pm

 

Sun, Apr 23:

SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

SUP Yoga and Mimosa @ SA River Authority – 10-11am

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall

International Champagne & Diamonds Brunch @ Witte Mays Center – 10:30a-2:30p; $100+

 

Save the Dates

Apr 24: Official TEDxSanAntonio Watch Party: TED Opening Nigh @ Santikos Embassy Theater – 6:45-9pm

Apr 25: Art + Yoga @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

Apr 26: A Perfect Circle @ Freeman Coliseum – 8pm; $37+

Apr 29: Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 29: The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

Apr 29: Fiesta Flambeau Parade Viewing @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $30

Apr 30: Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 12pm; $15

May 2-7: Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $15-25

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $25

May 4-7: Yelp Spring Break @ TBD

May 5: La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

May 5: Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

May 5: CINCO DE MAYO!

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

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 13: New York Dog Film Festival @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9pm; $15

May 13: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

May 13-21: SA Beer Week

May 14: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 20: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

May 20: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6pm; $15

May 21: YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

May 27: Texas Salsa Fest @ Hemisfair Park – 12pm; $15

May 30 – Aug15: TPR Cinema Tuesdays @ Bijou and Palladium Theatres

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 9: At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 10: Old 97’s Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25+

Jun 11: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Jun 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

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

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

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

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

 

Running

Spring is here, and it’s starting to heat up outside (as if it was ever really cool). Whether you’re running a marathon or walking a 1K, stay hydrated and remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

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

Dash to the VTO @ TPC San Antonio – Apr 15

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – Apr 22

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23

Fiesta Mission 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park – Apr 23

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 23 << CYCLING

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Martini Madness 5K @ Wolff Stadium – May 6

Cinco de Mayo 5K / 10K Run @ Downtown Lockhart – May 6

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

Witte 5K and Dino Dash @ Witte Museum – May 27

La Cerveza Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Jun 17

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

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

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

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