Schlemiel. Sch-llama-zel. We’re gonna do it!

 

Howdy there! Explanation of subject line. (RIP Penny Marshall)

 

A lot of you are bailing for the holidays, but I’m sticking around, so THERE WILL BE A LLAMA NEXT WEEK.

 

If you’ll be away from email (good for you), you can always check thesocialllama.com for the exact same list. Or, you know, subscribe with the email address you’ll be checking. You can never have too much Llama.

 

For your convenience, I’m adding every Llama-worthy NYE event I’ve found below. I imagine I’ll find more over the next week, so if nothing tickles your NYE fancy, check in again next week.

 

ReadAbouts

RIP Penny Marshall

Non-Holiday Events This Weekend

New Southerleigh Brewery Location at Brooks

The SA Cocktail Conference is around the corner!

SEATED SCOOTERS. Seriously?!

Winter Solstice in a Cave

Well, we didn’t lose Tony entirely

ICYMI: The Fed raised interest rates.

 

PSA: Readers. Luby’s is in a lot of trouble. Please support them! Llamas llove squarefish! #savethesquarefish #godsavelubys #friedokra

 

The Short List:

Friday

Not Your Abulita’s Hot Chocolate @ Hotel Emma – 6-7pm; $15

Nightmare Before Christmas + Home Alone Outdoor Movie @ Travis Park – 6pm

Holiday Gift Swap & WInter Solstice Social @ Presa House Gallery – 7-11pm

 

Saturday

The Throwback Party @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $5-10

Tuna Christmas Party @ La Tuna Ice House – 8-11pm

D.T. Buffkin + Wilkinson’s Quartet @ The Lonesome Rose – 11pm

Home for Tamale-Days w/ Raul Sanchez @ Brick at Blue Star – 10pm; $7-10

 

Sunday

Festivus for the Rest of Us @ The Friendly Spot – 6pm

Festivus Seinfeld Trivia Party @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

Christmas Beer Bust @ Sparky’s Pub – 4-9pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Christmas in Jazz, TX @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $10  << CHARLIE BROWN!

Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Christmas at the Caverns @ Natural Bridge Caverns

Feliz Navidog Contest @ Feliz Modern

December in Travis Park

Charlie Brown Christmas @ Empire Theatre

 

All Weekend:

Darth Vader Santa Pictures @ Nerdtacular – 6pm

Brickmas Holiday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – FREE!

 

Thur, Dec 20:

Ugly Sweater Contest, Beer EggNog Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm

Tamales and Beers Pairing Flight @ The Corner – 6pm

Resilience IPA Release @ Kunstler Brewing – 4pm-midnight

Subrosa Jazz @ Cellar Mixology – 9pm-midnight

Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Jack Ingram Acoustic Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Get Reel Film Series: Dr. Strangelove @ McNay Art Museum – 7-9pm; FREE!

Holiday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

 

Fri, Dec 21:

WINTER SOLSTICE

Ugly Sweater Party @ Bang Bang Bar – 9pm

Not Your Abulita’s Hot Chocolate @ Hotel Emma – 6-7pm; $15

Nightmare Before Christmas + Home Alone Outdoor Movie @ Travis Park – 6pm

Los Texamaniacs w/ Flaco Jimenez & Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

Capulet Masquerade / Costume Dance Party @ The Amp Room – 9pm

Holiday Gift Swap & WInter Solstice Social @ Presa House Gallery – 7-11pm

 

Sat, Dec 22:

Ugly Sweater Party @ StreetFare SA – 11a-11p

Ugly Sweater Dance Party @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 7pm

Ugly Sweater Night @ Southtown 101 – 7pm

Ugly Sweaters and Xma Cookie Bash @ Big Hops Bitters – 7pm

The Throwback Party @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $5-10

Tuna Christmas Party @ La Tuna Ice House – 8-11pm

Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

D.T. Buffkin + Wilkinson’s Quartet @ The Lonesome Rose – 11pm

Elf Outdoor Movie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Gremlins Movie Party @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 4pm

Who Killed Santa? Murder Mystery Night @ The Hoppy Monk – 7-9pm

Home for Tamale-Days w/ Raul Sanchez @ Brick at Blue Star – 10pm; $7-10

 

LAST-MINUTE (local) SHOPPING:

Brickmas @ Brick at Blue Star – 12p-6p

Rosella Thriftmas @ Rosella Coffee (Jones Ave) – 6-9pm

Holiday Shopping Palooza @ Black Swan Inn – 10a-5p

Hecho En San Anto @ Folklores Coffee House – 9a-5p

Hecho A Mano @ Plaza Guadalupe – 12-6pm

 

Sun, Dec 23:

FESTIVUS!

Festivus for the Rest of Us @ The Friendly Spot – 6pm

Festivus Seinfeld Trivia Party @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

Festivus Fit Fest @ Roots Fitness – 1-7pm; $5 << FEATS OF STRENGTH!

Christmas Beer Bust @ Sparky’s Pub – 4-9pm

A Christmas Concert with Guy Forsyth @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

 

Next Week

Mon, Dec 24:

CHRISTMAS EVE!

HEB HOURS

WHATABURGER IS OPEN

KUNSTLER BREWERY IS OPEN

 

Tues, Dec 25:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

HEB IS CLOSED ALL DAY

WHATABURGER IS CLOSED

LUBY’S HOURS – 11a-5p (most stores)

Drink the Tree @ The Rustic – 5pm-midnight

Merry Friendmas @ The Friendly Spot – 12pm-midnight

 

Wed, Dec 26:

Songwriter’s Night w// Brady Dietert @ The Lonesome Rose – 7-10pm

 

Thur, Dec 27:

Washed Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 5:30-7:30pm

 

Fri, Dec 28:

ALAMO BOWL – Washington State vs Iowa State

Alamo Bowl Tailgate Party @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 4pm

The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Texas Two-Stepping w/ The 501s @ Hemisfair Park – 7pm

Final Friday: Hail Santa @ Kuntsler Brewing – 8-10pm

Final Friday feat. Ranch\House @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

 

Sat, Dec 29:

Glow Roll SA @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm; FREE!

Paseo de Chocolate @ La Villita – 2-6pm; $15

Moving Out of 8313 Broadway Party @ Growler Exchange – 12pm

Saturday Night Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm

Jazz & Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

The Victory Cup Polo and Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Sun, Dec 30:

Bloody Mary Festival @ Fredericksburg, TX – 10a-2p; FREE!

Coffee Beer & Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

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

Sunday Confessional @ El Luchador – 8pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

 

Mon, Dec 31:

NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Official SA NYE Party @ Hemisfair

NYE @ The Friendly Spot – 12pm-midnight

NYE and 70th Anniversary Party @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 5pm

NYE @ The St Anthony Hotel – 9pm; $10

NYE @ Con Safos – 9pm

NYE @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

NYE Pig Roast @ El Luchador – 8pm; $25-40

NYE @ Hotel Emma – 9pm; $25

NYE @ Jazz, TX – 9pm; $200pp

NYE @ Grand Hyatt Downtown – 10:30pm

NYE @ The Stable Cocktail Bar (Fredericksburg) – 4pm; $135-225

NYE @ Red Oak Ballroom – 9pm; $10

NYE @ Hard Rock Cafe – 10pm

The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

NYE Dance w/ ALmost Patsy Cline Band @ Luckenbach, TX – 8-11:30pm; $35

 

Save the Dates

Jan 1: Hair of the Dog Day @ Gruene Hall – 11a-7p

Jan 1: Friendly New Year’s Day @ Friendly Spot – 12-11pm

Jan 1: Kunstler Brewing Open – 2-10pm

Jan 1: Sugar Bowl: UT vs Georgia

Jan 3: The Thursday Before (First Friday) Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

Jan 4: First Friday @ Southtown

Jan 4: First Friday Pub Run: Onesies @ Pat O’Briens – 7pm

Jan 4-5: Boho Vintage Market @ La Villita

Jan 5: San Antonio Coffee Festival @ La Villita – 11a-5p; $10

Jan 5: Adios 2018 Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 5-10pm

Jan 6: Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

Jan 10: Thursday Night Latte Throwdown @ What’s Brewing? – 7-10pm

Jan 12: Bike Yoga Tacos @ HUB MRKT – 3-6pm

Jan 12: Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-7pm; $25

Jan 12: Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Jan 13: Sunday Funday Yoga @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Jan 15: Clueless Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

Jan 16: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm

Jan 17: Texas HandCrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4-9pm

Jan 18: Bike&Soul: Onesie Wild Things @ Sparky’s Pub – 7:30pm

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Jan 19: 12th Annual Blues Festival @ Luckenbach, TX – 12-10pm; $30

Jan 19: Let’s Rodeo Ball @ Freeman Coliseum – 6:30-11:30pm

Jan 20: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

Jan 20: Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ McAllister Park – 6:30-11:30pm

Jan 20: Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ 1819 N. Main – 7:30-11:30pm

Jan 20: Bike&Brunch: Live Spurs Game & Pizza Ride @ Playland Pizza – 4pm; $28

Jan 23: Brunch @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 11am

Jan 24: Good People SA Dreamweek 2019 @ AT&T Center – 6:30-8:30pm; $0-5

Jan 25: Brickadelic Vintage Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

Jan 25-26: SA Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off @ SA Stock Show & Rodeo on the Salado – 10am-midnight; $15

Jan 25-27: The Amazing Acro-Cats @ Josephine Theatre – multiple showtimes

Jan 26: Toro y Moi @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25

Jan 27: Agarita Brunch @ Pharm Table – 12pm; $50 BYOB

Feb 1: Augie Meyers Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Feb 7-24: San Antonio Rodeo @ AT&T Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Let’s Be Helpful 5K @ The Luxury – Dec 22

Frosty Five 5K/5mi @ Alamo180 – Dec 24

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

River Road Run @ Anytime Fitness (Canyon Lake) – Jan 5

Bandera Endurance Trail Run @ Hill Country State Natural Area – Jan 5-6

Purgatory Trail Race 10mi @ San Marcos Greenbelt – Jan 12

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

MLK 5K Run/Walk @ MLK Jr. Park – Jan 20

Coco Women’s Half Marathon @ Providence HS – Jan 20

The Rise of the Winter Dragons Half Marathon/10K/5K @ Old Pearsall Park – Jan 26

Super Run 5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jan 26

Tower Climb and Run @ Tower of Americas – Jan 26

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

Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Feb 3

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

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

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

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

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