Stepping Into Christmas with The Llama

 

In honor of Sir Elton, who graced SATX Wednesday night… I invite you all to trot, gallop, run, walk, and step into fun this week!

 

Or at least please rock out to this song while you’re perusing stuff to do.

 

Good luck wrapping up work, shopping, and presents! Have fun.

 

ReadAbouts

The Bidi-Bidi Best Christmas Lights in Bexar Co!

Netflix Making a Series About Selena

Texas Monthly Holiday Gift Guide

Tooshlights Coming Soon to Buc-ee’s Bathrooms!

IKEA — Know Before You Go (in two months)

New CIA Restaurant Opening at The Pearl in January

Cool New Building Coming to Downtown

NEW Chela’s Tacos Location!

Apple Building $1bn Campus in Austin

SA Artist (Resident at Brick) Painting Whataburger & Bill Miller in the Style of Bob Ross

Julian Castro Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

LIVE NOW: Auction to buy Spurs commercial props!

 

PSA: There are over 8,000 scooters in San Antonio. And 2,000 Ebikes are on the way. Please be mindful of others on the road — that goes for drivers AND especially scooterers.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Final Flamenco Friday of 2018 @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Musica En La Calle @ Hotel Havana – 6-11pm; FREE! << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Movie Night: A Christmas Story @ Travis Park – 4-9pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Puppy Brunch @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 11:30a-2p; $40

5th Birthday Celebration @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm

Holiday Bazaar @ Armadillo Boulders – 1-4pm; FREE!

Holiday Art Market @ The Tobin Center – 11am; FREE!

 

Sunday

Bowling with Santa @ Bowl & Barrel – 6pm-midnight

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

 

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

OPEN Holiday Market Weekend 2 @ Houston St – 12-8pm

Holiday Artisan Show @ The Riverwalk – 11a-11p

Carousel Court Farmers Market @ 1800 Naco Road – 10a-3p

Feliz Navidog Holiday Selfie Contest @ Feliz Modern

 

Thur, Dec 13:

3rd Annual Tech District Holiday Party @ Burns Building – 5-7:30pm; FREE!

Christmas Salsa w/ Natiao Latin Jazz @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $20

Holiday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

Holiday Block Party @ Quarry Village – 6-9pm

Reveillon @ Cookhouse – 6:30-9:30pm; $50-125

 

Fri, Dec 14:

Final Flamenco Friday of 2018 @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Ugly Sweater Night @ SA Rampage Hockey – 7:30pm; $15

Musica En La Calle @ Hotel Havana – 6-11pm; FREE! << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Fantom Kitchen Modern Mexican Pop-Up @ Dorcol – 6-11pm

Movie Night: A Christmas Story @ Travis Park – 4-9pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Dec 15:

Puppy Brunch @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 11:30a-2p; $40

5th Birthday Celebration @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm

Holiday Bazaar @ Armadillo Boulders – 1-4pm; FREE!

DIY Cloud Light Workshop @ Artpace – 12-3:30pm; $45

Chef’s Table Lunch @ Becker Vineyard – 12pm; $75

Kids’ Tamalada @ Pico de Gallo – 9:30-11am; $25-40

Christmas Cookie Pairing @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-10pm

Holiday Art Market @ The Tobin Center – 11am; FREE!

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Market @ La Villita – 10a-5p

A Christmas Story Movie Party @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 4pm

Paleta’s Dance Party @ El Luchador – 9pm

Last Show of 2018: BRAZIL @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm

Roller Derby Christmas Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 5:30-9pm

Burton Fest & Krampus Parade @ Victoria’s Black Swan Inn – 8pm-midnight; $25

 

Sun, Dec 16:

Bowling with Santa @ Bowl & Barrel – 6pm-midnight

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Sunday Market: Illusions of Grandeur @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Darth Vader Santa Pictures @ Nerdtacular – 6pm

Brickmas Holiday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – FREE!

 

Mon, Dec 17:

Holidays Cookies Baking Class @ CIA – 8:30a-1:30p; $175

Drinking Dessert: An Exploration of Dessert Wines @ High Street WIne Co – 6-7pm; $55

 

Tues, Dec 18:

Two Ton Tuesday Holiday Show @ Gruene Hall – 7:30pm; $8

Social Hour + Architecture Doc. Watch Party @ Ruby City – 6-8:30pm; FREE!

Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Holiday at the Square @ Market Square – 6-8pm

Christmas Movie (Die Hard, Gremlins, Lethal Weapon) Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

 

Wed, Dec 19:

PechaKucha @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $5

Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm; FREE!

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Posada @ The Pearl – 6:30-9pm

 

Thur, Dec 20:

Tamales and Beers Pairing Flight @ The Corner – 6pm

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:

Nightmare Before Christmas 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

 

Sat, Dec 22:

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

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

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

Gremlins Movie Party @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 4pm

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

 

LAST-MINUTE (local) SHOPPING:

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

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

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

Hecho A Mano @ Plaza Guadalupe – 12-6pm

 

Sun, Dec 23:

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

 

Save the Dates

Dec 24: CHRISTMAS EVE!

Dec 25: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec 27: Washed Out @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Dec 28: The Black Angels @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25-27

Dec 28: Final Friday: Silent Night, Deadly Night @ Kuntsler Brewing – 8-10pm

Dec 29: Glow Roll SA @ Travis Park – 6:15-8:30pm; FREE!

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Dec 30: Bloody Mary Festival @ Fredericksburg, TX – 10a-2p; FREE!

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

Dec 30: Sunday Confessional @ El Luchador – 8pm

Dec 31: NYE @ The Stable Cocktail Bar (Fredericksburg) – 4pm; $135-225

Dec 31: NYE @ Hotel Emma – 9pm; $25

Dec 31: NYE @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Dec 31: NYE @ Red Oak Ballroom – 9pm; $10

Dec 31: NYE @ Grand Hyatt Downtown – 10:30pm

Dec 31: NYE @ Hard Rock Cafe – 10pm

Dec 31: The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spicewood VIneyards 13.1 and 10K @ Spicewood Vineyard – Dec 15

The Stars at Night 13.1 / 10K / 5K @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Dec 15

Jingle Trails 1K & 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Dec 15

Race to the Pantry 10K/5K @ CRRC Rec Center (Canyon Lake) – Dec 15

Elf Run 5K @ TeletonUSA – Dec 16

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

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

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

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

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