It was a Rock Llama!

 

Happy National Lobstah Day! And happy early Father’s Day!

 

It’s a busy week for this llama, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet.

 

Summer will officially be here with the longest day of the year next Tuesday. Soak up some rays or beat the heat at a movie or with some live music!

 

Enjoy and be good, my faithful followers.

ReadAbouts

Earl Abel’s is moving to The Pearl.

Two SA attractions make the USA Today Top 10 in Texas list!

New SA Mayor Elected

Frozen Rose at Brooklynite

Ben Folds is coming to town!

So is Gogol Bordello!

 

PSA: We have REALLY GOOD musicians and filmmakers in our city! See their work next Tuesday at the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella – 8am; FREE!

Brown Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm & 10pm; cover

 

Saturday

A Dinner with Don Quixote @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:30pm; $25

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

Crawfish Boil Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Texas Craft Beer Independence Day @ Freetail Brewing (S Presa) -12-5pm

 

Sunday

FATHER’S DAY!

Father Fest 2017 @ Alamo Beer Co. – 11a-9p

Pop-Up Exhibition Reception @ McNay Art Museum – 2-4pm

Gospel (late) Brunch @ The Cove – 1-3pm

 

This Week:

Thur, Jun 15:

NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY!

Kirk Covington Quartet @ Luna – 8pm

Wine Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $10

Pool Party @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25 << EVERY THURSDAY THIS SUMMER!

 

Fri, Jun 16:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella – 8am; FREE!

Brown Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

The Revolution (Prince’s band) @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

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

Bike & Soul: Fudge It, We Ride @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Rooftop Jazz: Doc Watkins @ Artpace – 8pm; members only

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm & 10pm; cover

 

Sat, Jun 17:

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

A Dinner with Don Quixote @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:30pm; $25

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

Crawfish Boil Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Loteria Linocuts @ McNay Art Museum – 10:30a-1:30p; $10-25

Tequila, Taco, and Cerveza Fest @ La Villita – 4-10pm; $30-40

Frozen Treats Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 11a-6p; FREE!

Texas Craft Beer Independence Day @ Freetail Brewing (S Presa) -12-5pm

 

Sun, Jun 18:

FATHER’S DAY!

Gospel (late) Brunch @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Father Fest 2017 @ Alamo Beer Co. – 11a-9p

Pop-Up Exhibition Reception @ McNay Art Museum – 2-4pm

Rock & Roll Flea Market @ Southtown 101 – 11a-8p

Pop-Up Exhibit Reception @ The McNay – 2-4pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Jun 19:

Swing NIte with Ruby Alexander @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Jun 20:

SUMMER SOLSTICE

URBAN-15 Summer Solstice Performance @ SA Airport Parking Garage – 2pm

Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase @ Santikos Palladium – 7-10pm; $7

Cinema Tuesday: Oscar Shorts @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

World Refugee Day Art Event @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-10pm

Honeysuckle Teatime Family Fun Fair @ Brick – 2-4pm; $10

 

Wed, Jun 21:

Kite Making for Adults @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Adult Slushie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Jun 22:

Beer Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $5

 

Fri, Jun 23:

SATX Bloggers Meetup @ The Pearl Splashpad – 9:30-11:30am

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm; $25

 

Sat, Jun 24:

Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Pawsitively Sweet Dog Bakery Grand Opening @ 3363 E Commerce – 3-7pm

Beer Flyte Field Trip @ Flyte at Brooks City Base – 1-5pm; $50

 

Sun, Jun 25:

Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

Rebirth Brass Band @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15

Unicorn Milkshake & Dragon Burger Pairing @ Amaya’s Cocina – 5:30-7pm; $22

 

Save the Dates

Jun 26: 6th Annual Super Hero Villain Party w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Jun 26-30: Drawing and Painting the Museum @ SAMA – 10a-3p

Jun 28: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7-11pm; FREE!

Jul 1: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14

Jul 1: Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

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

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 12pm

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

Jul 8: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 9: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 11am; $30

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

Jul 14: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $22

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

Jul 15: Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $22

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

Jul 19: Whiskey Shivers @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $10

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 1: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 3: John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

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

Aug 5: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45-75

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 8: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 9: Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12

Aug 15: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 19: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

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

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 8: SA Opera: Macbeth @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

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

Sept 15: Trombone Shorty @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $29+

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

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

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

 

Running

Triple digits on my car thermometer means running season is done-zo, except for those always-good-for-ya torture runs. Whether it’s a 5K with friends or a run to “sweat it out,” always wear an ID!

 

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

Carrabba’s Half Marathon and Relay @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jun 17

Hold My Beer 5K @ Crossfit 78155 (Seguin) – Jun 17

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

Dos Rios 5K Splash and Dash @ Cypress Bend Park (New Braunfels) – Jun 17

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

Texas Tough 10K & 10 mi @ Boerne Stage Road – Jun 24

2017 Firecracker 5K Evening Run @ Five Mile Dam Park (San Marcos) – Jun 29

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

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ Aquarena Springs (San Marcos) – Jul 23

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

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