Llamas Marching

I spent some extra time updating Save the Dates and my running section this week!

Enjoy, friends.

 

ReadAbouts

July in Review: Restaurant Openings and Closings

The New Jamaica Jamaica

Cutest Pet Contest! Are llamas invited?

Rolled Ice Cream is in SA

The Family Business of Schlitterbahn

St Mary’s Revival (the street)

HBD, Bonham Exchange

An Ode to Half Price Books

 

PSA: TED talks, beer, BBQ, and blues. $30 with BBBQ-llama. See you August 19!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

First Friday: Volcan @ Brick at Blue Star – 9pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ 5 Points Local – 8-9am; FREE!

 

Saturday

Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds Tribute @ The Hangar – 9:30pm

Jazz in the Warehouse @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

16K Bike Ride @ La Taza Coffee House – 8-10am

 

Sunday

311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Adult Ice Cream Floats @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Hair of the Dog PetSAlive Charity Event @ Claude Hopper’s – 12-3pm

Bossa Nova Brunch @ Carmens de la Calle – 11:30a-2:30p

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Dog Days @ Botanical Garden

 

Thur, Aug 3:

NATIONAL IPA DAY!

Celebrate IPA Day @ The Growler Exchange

IPA Day: Dueling Casks @ Big Hops Huebner – 5-11pm

Every Day is IPA Day @ The Hoppy Monk – 5-11pm

John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Doggy Ice Cream Social @ Amy’s Ice Cream – 5-7pm

Beatles Cover Band @ The Cove – 7:30-10:30pm

First Thursday Science Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

First Thursday @ The Pearl – 5-7pm

First Thursday Chef Demo @ Cured at Pearl – 5-7pm

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Turtle Racing @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 8pm

 

Fri, Aug 4:

FIRST FRIDAY @ SOUTHTOWN

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens – 6:30pm

First Friday: 90s Hip Hop Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm

First Friday: Volcan @ Brick at Blue Star – 9pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ 5 Points Local – 8-9am; FREE!

 

Sat, Aug 5:

Ford River Race @ The River Walk << KAYAK ON THE RIVER WALK!

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

Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds Tribute @ The Hangar – 9:30pm

Jazz in the Warehouse @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Summer Salsa Nights @ Pearl Stable – 7-11pm; $10

Collaboration Beer Fundraiser @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 5-10pm; $20

16K Bike Ride @ La Taza Coffee House – 8-10am

Texas Wine Showcase @ Santa Maria Social House – 7-11pm

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10a-2p

 

Sun, Aug 6:

311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

CF (Cystic Fibrosis) Battle of the Bands @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 2pm; $10

Cider Sunday: Beer.Bikes.Brunch @ Burleson Yard beer Garden – 12-11pm

Adult Ice Cream Floats @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Hair of the Dog PetSAlive Charity Event @ Claude Hopper’s – 12-3pm

Bossa Nova Brunch @ Carmens de la Calle – 11:30a-2:30p

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Culnaria Restaurant Week @ ALL OVER TOWN!

 

Mon, Aug 7:

Swing Nite Annual Swingin’ Summer Luau @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

 

Tues, Aug 8:

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

Bat Loco Bash @ River Walk & Newell Street – 6-9pm

 

Wed, Aug 9:

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

 

Thur, Aug 10:

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

San Antonio Young Professionals Happy Hour & Mixer @ The Well – 6-8pm; FREE!

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm

Summer Jazz & Lunch Series @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

 

Fri, Aug 11:

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $25

Money Chicha @ The Squeezebox – 9pm; $5

Rosella Music Fridays – RANCH\HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee Co – 7-9pm

 

Sat, Aug 12:

Bacon Bacon Bacon (URBAN-15 Fundraiser) @ Freetail Brewery – 6-9pm

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Crepe Brunch @ Chocolozzo – 10a-2p

 

Sun, Aug 13:

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 1-:30am; $30

 

Save the Dates

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

Aug 15: Movies by Moonlight: The Goonies @ Travis Park – 8:30pm; FREE!

Aug 16: ArtFULL Wednesday: Food for Thought: Shrimp Cocktail @ The McNay – 12-1pm

Aug 18: Eastciders Ramble w/ Lonely Horse @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; FREE!

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $30 w/ BBBQ-llama

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

Aug 19: Alamo City Rollergirls’ August Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Aug 21: Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Aug 22: Culture + Cuisine: Kimura @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $55+

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

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

Aug 25: Film on the Green: Groundhog Day @ SAMA – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE

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

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

Aug 27: Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+ << SO GOOD!

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 29: PechaKucha @ Empire Theatre – 6:30-11pm; $5

Aug 29: An Evening In: Luau @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Aug 30: Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Sept 2: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Sept 5: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

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

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 8: Girl in a Coma @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE w/ RSVP

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

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

Sept 14: Blink-182 @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $60+

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

Sept 15: Modest Mouse @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

Sept 16: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30-9:30pm; $30

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Sept 16: Alamo City Rollergirls’ September Home Team Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 23: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

Sept 23: Psych del Rio @ Arneson River Theater – 12-10pm; FREE!

Sept 29: Govt Mule @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Sept 30: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

Oct 2: Wilco @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $36.50+ << GOING!

Oct 5: Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

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

Oct 6: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 7: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 10: Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 11: The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

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

Oct 14: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Home Team Championship Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Oct 14: Mastodon @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $40+

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

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

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

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

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

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

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

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

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

 

Running

It’s still hot, but race season is approaching rapidly! Time to start training. If you brave the heat, make sure you run with 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 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Alamo Beer Challenge 2017 – 4 races for $160

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

Dog Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 5

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery – Aug 20

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

Battle of Salado Creek 5mi / 10mi @ LBJ Park – Sept 23

Tour de Pecan @ Seguin, TX – Sept 30

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

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

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

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

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

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