Guess who’s back. Back again. Llama’s back. Tell a friend.

Ahhhh, back from vacation. After that whirlwind of an adventure all over Egypt, I need to catch up on my beauty rest! I’m really beginning to look more like a tourist camel at the pyramids than a fluffy llama in sunny San Antonio.

 

This weekend is dominated with football things. It’s the Patriot’s last game of the year, and as usual, they are going out with a really big game with a fancy halftime show and top dollar commercials.  I’ve listed out some watch parties that look cool, so you know where to go (or NOT to go). Don’t forget, there’s also the Puppy Bowl. Sometimes it’s a better game.

 

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Only a few more days of Restaurant Week!

Restaurant Week Picks

Toasted Marshmallow Churro

Crawfish Boils are Back!

SA Mag’s February To Dos

City Manager Hiring Status

 

PSA: Want to see photos from my trip to Egypt? Search #roamingllama!

 

The Short List:

Friday

First Friday @ Southtown

First Friday @ Brick at Blue Star  5pm-midnight

Throwback to the 90s @ The Rustic – 9:30pm

Senor Veggie’s 5th Birthday Party @ Senor Veggie – 6:30-8:30pm

 

Saturday

Texas Craft Beer Chili Cook-Off @ The Point Park – 12-5pm

Princess Bride Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 5:30pm

These Flips Don’t Lie: A Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 4-9pm

 

Sunday

PUPPY BOWL! << PUPPIES!

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – 5:30pm CST on CBS

Watch @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 5pm

New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Happy Hour Tours @ Majestic Theatre – 5pm & 6pm; $25

 

All Week:

Restaurant Weeks << UNTIL FEB 2!

Handmade con Amor Exhibit and Sale @ MujeresArtes StudioUNTIL FEB 15!

 

All Weekend:

February Valentine Market @ Black Swan Inn

 

Thur, Jan 31:

Art in the Garden Exhibit Opening @ SA Botanical Garden – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Rolling Stones Tribute Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Trivia Night @ True Texas BBQ – 7pm

The Thursday Before: Market & Live Music @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

Swing Class @ The Kit Kat – 7-8pm

Historic Run Crew @ Deco Pizzeria – 6-8pm

Spelling Showdown @ Cherrity Bar – 5:30-7:30pm

 

Fri, Feb 1:

First Friday @ Southtown

First Friday @ Brick at Blue Star  5pm-midnight

First Friday Pub Run Stop Light Run @ Moses Roses – 7pm; FREE!

Augie Meyers Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Throwback to the 90s @ The Rustic – 9:30pm

Senor Veggie’s 5th Birthday Party @ Senor Veggie – 6:30-8:30pm

Yoga and Pints with Sound Bites Yoga @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm

 

Sat, Feb 2:

Texas Craft Beer Chili Cook-Off @ The Point Park – 12-5pm

Princess Bride Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 5:30pm

These Flips Don’t Lie: A Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 4-9pm

Lyfe Jennings w/ AMEA @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

First Saturday Market @ Blanco Roundabout – 10a-4p

Bike SA General Meeting @ Alamo City Studios – 2-3pm

Slider Provider @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Los Callejeros @ Sanchos – 10pm-midnight; FREE!

 

Sun, Feb 3:

PUPPY BOWL! << PUPPIES!

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY – 5:30pm CST on CBS

Watch @ Kunstler Brewing – 12-10pm

Watch @ StreetFare SA – 3-11pm

Watch @ Big Hops The Bridge – 4pm

Watch @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 5pm

Watch @ The Friendly Spot – 6-10pm

New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

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

 

Next Week

All Weekend

San Antonio Rodeo @ AT&T Center << UNTIL FEB 24

Parade of Lanterns @ Riverwalk – 7-9pm << UNTIL FEB 23

Bites, Ballads, and the Bard @ Tobin Center – 8pm & 3pm; $25

Winter Artisans & Antiques Market @ Los Patios

 

Mon, Feb 4:

Hayride Hop w/ The Booze Bombs @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7:30pm; $5

 

Tues, Feb 5:

CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

SAYP Valentine’s Happy Hour Stop-and-Go Party @ The Winchester – 6-8pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Feb 6:

Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $53-76

 

Thur, Feb 7:

France on $50/day @ Whole Earth Provision – 7-8:30pm

Trivia Night @ True Texas BBQ – 7pm

Galentine’s Day Ladies Night Out @ Whiskey Cake – 5:30-9pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Feb 8:

Art Party: Art, Love, and Chocolate @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Cursive @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18

Moulin Rouge Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 9:30pm

 

Sat, Feb 9:

Second Saturday @ Southtown

Second Saturday Mural Ride @ Maverick Park – 9:30-11:30am

Second Saturday @ Essex Modern City – 6-9pm

Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna – 3-8pm

Asian Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-5p

Love Bites Music Video Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 9:30pm

Movie in the Park: Valentine’s Day @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

SoFlo Market – Valentine’s Finds @ SoFlo Market – 10a-4p

Confucious WIshing Lanterns @ Riverwalk – 3-10pm

 

Sun, Feb 10:

New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Love Bites MOvies Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 9:30pm

 

Save the Dates

Feb 11: Romeo and Juliet: Italy is for (Wine) Lovers @ High Street Wine Co – 6-7pm; $45

Feb 12: Sammy Miller and the Congregation @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $25

Feb 12: Moonstruck Valentine’s Feast @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Feb 12: Drink and Draw – Learn the SA Skyline @ La Tuna – 6-8pm; $10

Feb 12: The Design, Sculpture, and Philosophy of Harry Bertoia @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $20

Feb 14: Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14: Valentine’s Day w/ Dale Watson @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $10

Feb 14: Vintage Valentine’s @ Witte Museum – 7-11pm; $145+

Feb 14: Singles Awareness Day @ The Rustic – 6-10pm

Feb 15-17: Carmen: Ballet San Antonio @ Tobin Center – $35+

Feb 16: Local Art Market @ VIva Tacoland – 2-10pm

Feb 17: El Mardi Gras @ Paper Tiger – 1-7pm; $0-75

Feb 17: Pancakes for Paws @ Magnolia Pancake Haus – 10a-2p

Feb 17: TMNT II w/ Ernie Reyes Jr. @ Drafthouse Park North – 12pm

Feb 17: New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Feb 19: Reverend Horton Heat @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $5

Feb 19: Office Space Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Feb 21: Member Preview Party @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $25

Feb 22: Tom Petty vs Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $15+

Feb 22-Mar 5: Burger Week SA

Feb 23: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Feb 23: Roman Holiday @ Drafthouse Park North – 1pm

Feb 23: Cypress Hill @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $35+

Feb 24: New Year. Mad Fun. Sunday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Feb 26: Secret Supper @ TBD – 7-10pm; $125+

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

Feb 28: Band of Horses @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Mar 2: Texas Independence Beer Bash @ Appliance Liquidation Outlet – 2-5pm

Mar 2: Carseat Headrest @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Mar 5: FAT TUESDAY!

Mar 9: Wiz Khalifa @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Mar 9: Movie in the Park: Jurassic Park @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Mar 10: Grease Sing-a-Long @ Aztec Theatre – 3pm

Mar 12: The Wizard of Oz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Mar 13: Earth, Wind, and Fire @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $$$

Mar 16: T Pain @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $50+

Mar 19: Carol Burnett @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Mar 23: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

Mar 23: Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Mar 23: Karolina’s 3rd Annual Fiesta Medal Pachanga @ Karolina’s Antiques – 11a-5p

Mar 24: Amos Lee @ Aztec Theatre – 8:30pm; $40+

Mar 27: Runway @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm; $125+

Mar 28: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 6pm; $50+

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

Apr 2: Death Cab for Cutie @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 13: Taco Fest: Music y Mas @ La Villita – 12pm; $15+

Apr 13: Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

Apr 24: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. 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)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 4 races for $199 – Jan 5-Apr 6

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Mission County Park – Feb 2

Game Day 5K @ Rockin’ R (Gruene) – Feb 3

Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Feb 3

Natural Bridge Caverns Trail Run 5K/10K/13.1 @ Natural Bridge Caverns – Feb 3

Be My Valentine 5K @ Comanche Park – Feb 10

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

Sauerkraut Bend 5K @ King William Park – Feb 23

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Falls State Park – Feb 23

SA Margarita Madness 5K @ La Villita – Mar 2 (afternoon)

Run to the Beat 5K @ Alamo Heights High School – Mar 2

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

Shamrock Shuffle 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Mar 16

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

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Stride for Sight 5K @ Comanche County Park – Mar 23

Texas 2-Way Torture @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Mar 30

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

Wanderlust Half Marathon @ Marketplatz Square (Fredericksburg) – Apr 6

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11