Dirt Road Llama

 

October is upon us! Don’t let this spooky fall month (complete with a Friday the 13th) fool ya – it’ll probably still be hot all the way through the 31st. (Believe me, wearing a mask or makeup as a baby llama was a lost cause.)

 

On the Llama-dar this week: TPR’s October Worth Repeating event next Tuesday, October 10th at SAMA. It’ll be a smaller venue than usual, so get your tickets early! It always sells out. $7. 7 stories. 7 minutes each. And there’s beer. Win win win win win.

 

ReadAbouts

COCA COLA BOUGHT TOPO CHICO (and other news)

SA Donut List #1

SA Donut List #2

SA Brunch List #1

SA Brunch List #2

If you haven’t tried out Weathered Souls Brewing yet, you’re missing out!

MEAT FIGHT

ICYMI: SA Current Recaps the Wilco Show

BOOK IT! Is making a comeback.

The Pearl Named One of 15 Great Places in America

 

PSA: Do you think Worth Repeating is cool? Do you think you have a story to share for the November (Secrets & Rumors) or December (Obsessions) show? Email me, and we’ll chat about how you could be on stage!

 

My Picks for the Week:

All Weekend

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg

Gruene Music & Wine Festival

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Revolucion – 8am << LAST WEEK WE GOT FREE BAGELS AT BOSS!

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

Asleep at the Wheel @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $30

Jazz in the Warehouse @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5-9pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Monkeys on a String: DMB Tribute @ The Cove – 8-11pm

First Saturday Aerial Yoga @ Random Beer Garden – 11:30a-5p

Explore the Night Sky @ Government Canyon – 7:30-10:30pm

Free Outdoor Movie: Sandlot @ Yanaguana Garden – 7-10pm

 

Sunday

Battle of the Brunch @ The Block SA – 11a-6p

Texas Craft beer & Music Fest @ Gruene, TX – 1-6pm

Bonobo @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $22

 

This Week:

All Month

October is Museum Month!

ZooBoo @ SA Zoo

 

All Weekend:

Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest @ Beethoven

2017 Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15 – 8-10:30pm

Yanaguana Indian Arts Market @ Briscoe Art Museum

 

Thur, Oct 5:

Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Science Trivia Night @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 6-10pm

Save the World Brewery Tap Takeover @ Pizza Italia – 6-9pm

WeFlamenco Fest: Flamenco & Fashion @ Geekdom Event Centre – 7-8pm; $10

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

 

Fri, Oct 6:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Revolucion – 8am; FREE! << LAST WEEK WE GOT FREE BAGELS AT BOSS!

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

First Friday: Second Birthday @ Hemisfair – 6-9:30pm

First Friday King William Social Kayak Trip @ Mission Kayak – 6-9pm; $30

Exhibition Opening: The Latino List @ SAMA

Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Asleep at the Wheel @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $30

Jazz in the Warehouse @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5-9pm; FREE!

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

Becker Vineyards Wine Dinner @ Hotel Emma – 6:30-9pm; $200

 

Sat, Oct 7:

Monkeys on a String: DMB Tribute @ The Cove – 8-11pm

Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

Hidden Trails Barktoberfest @ CCMC Hidden Trails (Bulverde, TX) – 1-5pm; $5

Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

BOOtanica Days @ Botanical Garden – 9a-5p

Red & White Ball @ SA Marriott Rivercenter – 6:30-11:30pm; $225+

First Saturday Aerial Yoga @ Random Beer Garden – 11:30a-5p

Barktoberfest @ Woof Gang Bakery (Stone Oak) – 1-5pm

Explore the Night Sky @ Government Canyon – 7:30-10:30pm

Pete’s Dragon @ Mission Marquee Theater – 7pm; FREE!

Free Outdoor Movie: Sandlot @ Yanaguana Garden – 7-10pm

 

Sun, Oct 8:

Japan Festival @ Witte Museum – 11a-5p; $5-8

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30

Battle of the Brunch @ The Block SA – 11a-6p

Texas Craft beer & Music Fest @ Gruene, TX – 1-6pm

Second Sunday Brunch @ Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine – 11a-4p

Bonobo @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $22

Annual Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner @ Christopher Columbus Italian Society – 11a-3p

 

Next Week

All Weekend

SA Ballet Opening Weekend: Giselle @ Tobin Center – $35+

Oktoberfest @ Beethoven

SA Symphony Plays: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets @ Majestic Theatre

Mon, Oct 9:

COLUMBUS DAY!

Swing Nite: Johnny P & The Wise Guys @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Oct 10:

Worth Repeating @ SAMA – 7pm; $7 << GOING!

Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Tech2sDay @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 5:30-7:30pm

Celebrating the Thelonious Monk Centennial @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm

 

Wed, Oct 11:

The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Free Outdoor Movie: Home Alone @ Labor Street Park – 7-10pm

 

Thur, Oct 12:

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6:30-9pm; FREE!

Thursday Night Latte Throwdown @ Local Coffee (The Pearl) – 4-10pm

COOP Ale Works Pint Night @ Growler Exchange – 6:30pm

Crystal Castles @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

 

Fri, Oct 13:

FRIDAY THE 13TH!

Outdoor Movie: The Birds (Hitchcock) @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30pm; FREE!

Art Party: Good Luck, Bad Luck @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Halloween Cemetery Tours @ Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours – 7-10pm

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

Texas Country Music Festival @ Ranger Creek – 5-11:30pm; $5

Cask for a Cause @ Big Hops Bitters – 7-10pm << HARVEY RELIEF EVENT

 

Sat, Oct 14:

Chalk It Up @ Houston Street Downtown SA – 10a-4p

World’s Largest Whisky & Liquor Festival @ Freeman Coliseum – 7-11pm

Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Home Team Championship Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Mastodon @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $40+

Catrina Fest @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm

3 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Claude Hopper’s – 12p-12a

Pet Pawlooza @ Live Oak City Park – 10a-12p

 

Sun, Oct 15:

‘Q for the Blue @ Cowboys Dancehall – 11a-6p

 

Save the Dates

 

Oct 16: 47th Annual Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm; $200

Oct 19: Ghostbusters @ Mission Marquee Theater – 7pm; FREE!

Oct 19: Casa San Antonio Magazine Launch Party @ Copenhagen Living – 6:30-8:30pm

Oct 20: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Oct 20-22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl

Oct 21-22: Botanical Garden Expansion Grand Opening @ Botanical Garden

Oct 21: Circlefest @ The Circle School – 4-8pm; $5

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 21: Improv Jam Session @ The McNay – 10-11:30am; FREE!

Oct 22: Siclovia @ Broadway – 11a-4p; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED! LOVE THIS!

Oct 21: Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil @ Botanical Garden – 8-11pm; $35

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Oct 24: Art Fit: Bilingual Vinyasa @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

Oct 25: ArtFull Wednesday: Bread of the Dead @ The McNay – 12-1pm

Oct 27: Ruben V and Jimmy Spacek @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Oct 27: Family Flicks: Selena @ SAMA – 7-9pm; FREE!

Oct 27: Halloween Costume Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $35

Oct 28: Polly’s Pets Spooktacular @ Polly’s Pet Shop – 6-9pm

Oct 31: Halloween Tour @ SAMA – 5-5:45pm; FREE!

Nov 1: 2018 Fiesta Poster Unveiling @ Witte Museum – Mays Center – 6-8pm

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

Nov 3: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Nov 4: Steven Tyler @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $100+

Nov 4: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $40

Nov 4: Beauty and the Beast @ Mission Marquee Theater – 7pm; FREE!

Nov 9: Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nov 10-12: Sound on Sound Fest @ Sherwood Forest

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

Nov 11: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14

Nov 18: Accessibility Fest @ Toyota Field (Morgan’s Wonderland Campus) – 10a-2p; FREE!

 

Running

It’s still hot, but race organizers don’t care! Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring an ID (and a bottle of water).

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 4 races for $170

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

Rawhide Trail Race 50M / 26.2 / 13.1 / 10K @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 7

Run Free 80s 8K @ Cedar Park, TX – Oct 8

Friday the 13th Night Race @ McAllister Park – Oct 13

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

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 21

Battle of Hillotes 10K / 13.1 @ Soler Sports Helotes – Oct 21

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

Veterans Fun Run 5K @ Ranger Creek Brewing – Nov 12

Turkey Trot @ Boerne, TX – Nov 18

Battle of Leon Creek 5K / 10mi / 15mi @ Hill Country Place Apartments – Nov 19

Stars at Night Half Marathon @ JW Marriott Resort Golf Course – Dec 16

River Road Run @ River Road House (New Braunfels) – Jan 6

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27