She is My Yankee Doodle Llama

 

The 4th of July is in the middle of the week next week which means San Antonio is on vacay all week which means my list is very long which means you probably want to stop reading this and…

 

I’ll let you do that.

 

Happy Fourth! Be safe with fireworks. Use rideshare. Wear sunscreen. Don’t do anything a llama wouldn’t do.

 

ReadAbouts

Anthony Bourdain and Texas BBQ

Fourth of July in San Antonio Pro Tips

New Spurs

Scoot Your Way Around Downtown!

Cutest Pet in SA Contest

Tricycle Cafe

Pro Football is Back in SA (not NFL)

Development at Hemisfair

RIP Vinnie Paul

 

PSA: I’ll be a #roamingllama for the holiday week next week. That means two things for you: (1) Skimmed down Llama; and (2) lots of cute #roamingllama selfies on social media.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Sweet Pea by Estate – 8-9am; FREE!

Wes Fest: Moonrise Kingdom @ SA Botanical Garden – 8pm; FREE!

Karbach Country w/ The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Cabezudos Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-1p << LOOKS AWESOME!

Superfonicos @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $15 << PURO PINCHE PARTY!

Summer Kick-Off Party @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 12-10pm; FREE!

 

Sunday

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

The Cantillon Party @ High Street Wine Co. – 1-9pm

Fireworks Extravaganza @ Random – 12-10pm

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Wes Anderson Film Festival @ various venues

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

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

JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

 

All Weekend:

Stars, Stripes and Lights @ Riverwalk – 8:30pm-midnight << THRU JULY 4

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival @ Wonderland Mall Amphitheater – 7:30-10pm << WEEKENDS IN JULY

 

Thur, Jun 28:

Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $20

Dirty River Dixie Band @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

St Arnold Anniversary Party @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-10pm

Awesome SA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6-8pm

Outdoor Film: Cloak & Dagger @ The McNay – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

Historic Run Crew: Historic District Series @ Viva Villa – 7-8:30pm

 

Fri, Jun 29:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Sweet Pea by Estate – 8-9am; FREE!

Wes Fest: Moonrise Kingdom @ SA Botanical Garden – 8pm; FREE!

Karbach Country w/ The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE!

Cocktails and Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Canciones: Sounds of Spain and South Texas @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

Wrap-Up Party @ Cherrity Bar  5-9pm

Last Friday Music: RANCH \ HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee (Jones) – 7-9pm

Final Fridays @ Sunset Station – 6-11pm

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

 

Sat, Jun 30:

Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Cabezudos Parade @ The Pearl – 10a-1p << LOOKS AWESOME!

Songs of Willie Nelson @ The Rustic – 7pm; FREE!

Summer Kick-Off Party @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 12-10pm; FREE!

Macho Peach LIVE @ Big Hops The Bridge – 10-11pm

Superfonicos @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $15

Best Little Bottle Share in Texas @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12pm

Jose Amador & Terra Nova @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

Market Day @ Tower of Americas – 10a-5p

New (Fiscal) Year Bash @ The Cherrity Bar – 6-10pm

Slightly Stoopid @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $25+

Summer Beer Release: Highwheel Hefeweizen @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm

 

Sun, Jul 1:

Bike&Brunch: Small Town, Big Nutz @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 8a-6:30p

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

Brunch n Bowl Social: Big Pin Down @ Bowl & Barrel – 11a-3p; $88-125

The Cantillon Party @ High Street Wine Co. – 1-9pm

Fireworks Extravaganza @ Random – 12-10pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

CineFestival @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center << 40TH ANNIVERSARY!

Freedom Fest @ Market Square – 11a-3p

 

Mon, Jul 2:

Nacho Happy Hour @ Pigpen – 3-10pm << REALLY GOOD NACHOS

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

 

Tues, Jul 3:

Jurassic Park Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: On the Waterfront @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $10-15

Karaoke Tuesdays @ Dignowity Meats – 7-10pm

PuroSlam Poetry Early Night @ The Mix – 8:30-11:15pm

Stars & Stripes @ Howl at the Moon – 7pm-2am

 

Wed, Jul 4:

INDEPENDENCE DAY!

SA’s Fourth of July Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park – 8a-9:30p; FREE!

Watch Fireworks @ Botanical Garden – 5:30-10pm

Drink the Flag @ The Rustic – 12:30-8pm

Watermelon Eating Contest @ Flying Saucer – 2-5pm

4th of July @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco) – 11a-7p

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin 360 – $40+

 

Thur, Jul 5:

Evening on the Edge benefitting Culinaria SA @ La Cantera Spa – 7-11pm; $30+

Havana Hi-Fi @ Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

Frida Kahlo Birthday Cake Class @ Over the Top Cake Supply – 6-8pm; $40

Thursday Sessions w/ Sophie Larkin @ Hotel Emma – 5:30-8:30pm

Yoga Under the Stars @ The Pearl Plaza – 9-10pm; $6

 

Fri, Jul 6:

FRIDA KAHLO’S BIRTHDAY!

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Brien’s – 7pm << RED, WHITE, & BLUE THEME

First Friday @ The Beethoven – 6-9pm

The Throwback Party @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $0-10

Femina-X Album Release Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:45pm; $12

Ferdinand the Bull @ SAMA – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Wes Fest: Darjeeling LTD @ Hays Street Bridge – 8-11pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Jul 7:

Free-da’s Run 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – 4-9pm

Friday Birthday Bash @ Brick at Blue Star – 7p-12a

Viva La Frida @ Casa Azul de Andrea – 5-10pm

Freetail First Saturday @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 4-10pm

Culture Club @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $60+

FREE Movie: Lego Batman @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm; FREE!

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

Ole San Antonio Sherry Tasting @ CIA (The Pearl) – 11a-12p; $25

Los Texmaniacs feat. Los Legends, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

 

Sun, Jul 8:

Flamenco Tablao: Carlos Rodriguez and Chef Johnny Hernandez @ Pearl Stable – 6-9pm; $150

 

Save the Dates

Jul 9: 2nd Annual Topo Chico Mocktail Competition @ Juniper Tar – 5pm

Jul 9: Happy Hour Theater Tour @ Majestic Theatre – 5pm & 6pm; $25

Jul 10: Alison Krauss @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 12: Evenings on the Edge @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30

Jul 12: Echo and the Bunnymen w/ Violent Femmes @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45/65

Jul 13: Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Jul 13: Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $25-30

Jul 14: Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!

Jul 15: Summer Jazz: Jazz Protagonists @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

Jul 20: Theory of a Deadman @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30+

Jul 21-22: Float Fest @ San Marcos << SNOOP DOGG, TAME IMPALA, MODEST MOUSE

Jul 22: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

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: 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 28: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $25+

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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 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 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

 

Running

I do think warm weather is here, and it’s here to stay. While the races are winding down, your training should keep going strong! Just make sure you lather up with some sunscreen and stay hydrated… and always run with an ID.

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Seafood and Beer Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jun 30

Freedom Day 4-Miler @ Mission County Park – Jul 4

Free-da’s Run 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Jul 7 (night race)

Winter in July 5K @ Universal City – Jul 7

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

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

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

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

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

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27