Whooooa, Llama Let Your List Shine Down

 

Quick story. I’m feeling nostalgic.

 

I moved back to San Antonio and started emailing myself a little list of things to do for myself almost exactly three years ago this week. The Llama as you know her wasn’t around quite yet (her official birthday is in the spring), but her glory was soon to be known.

 

Thanks for supporting, following, subscribing, and occasionally even opening and reading my emails — especially if you’ve been along for the ride all three years. You’re the best.

 

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PSA: Hang on to your JNCOs. There’s a whole lotta 90s in SA this week.

 

My picks for the Week:

Friday:

As usual, I must recommend that you hang with the nice folks of the Puro Café Coffee Meetup at Theory Coffee Co, the little coffee trailer at the corner of Nacogdoches and 410. And since it’s the second Friday of the month, that means it’s Art Party night at SAMA and movie night featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the Tobin Center. You can do both. I’ve done it.

 

Saturday:

There’s a lot shakin’ in the city. Drive up north to the Wine & Food Festival in Dripping Springs and the Real Ale Oktoberfest in Blanco, or stay in town and enjoy beer and snacks at Brews and Blooms at The Botanical Garden. Looking for a “community event?” Well, look no further than the Texas Chihuahua Races at the Burleson Yard Beer Garden. And then there’s music. A good ol’ Texas time will be had with Robert Earl Keen at Floore’s, or you can get your 90’s pseudo-but-definitely-not-Christian-rock fix with Collective Soul at the Aztec Theatre.

 

Sunday:

Remember fallen first responders with the 9/11 Memorial Climb @ Tower of the Americas. I participated last year,and it was a pretty cool event. Later that night, if you didn’t get your 90s rock fix with Collective Soul, you’ll have another shot with Garbage at The Majestic Theatre. I think I may end up attending the Beetlejuice Movie Party at Drafthouse Park North instead.

 

This Week

All Month:

Foto Septiembre #FOTOSSA16

 

All Weekend:

SA World Heritage Festival @ Mission Park Pavilions

Sherwood Forest Celtic Gathering @ Sherwood Forest Faire

 

Wed, Sept 7:

Ranger Creek Bourbon and Beer Seminar @ Hoppy Monk – 6-8pm; $45

National Beer Lover’s Day @ Hopdoddy (The Rim) – 11a-10p

 

Thur, Sept 8:

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

Saved by the Beer @ Paper Tiger – 10pm

 

Fri, Sept 9:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Theory Coffee Co – 8-9am

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8:30pm; $10

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Tobin Center – 8-11pm

Jason Isbell & Lucero @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $23+

Restored by Light @ Mission San Jose – 6:30-11pm

Zoo Run Relay (4 x 2 miles) @ The Zoo

 

Sat, Sept 10:

Wine & Food Festival @ Dripping Springs, TX – 12-6pm

The Food Truck Event @ Freeman Coliseum – 12-6pm; $5+

Brews and Blooms @ The Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm; $30

Coffee with the Councilman: City by Design @ AIA SA – 10a-12p

Real Ale Oktoberfest @ Real Ale Brewing Co (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

1st Annual Margarita Throwdown @ El Machito – 1-4pm; $35

Texas Chihuahua Races @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-10pm

Mission Pachanga: Local Music Festival @ Mission County Park – 3:30-11pm

Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 8pm; $25+

Collective Soul @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $25

Cyndi Lauper @ ACL Moody Theater (Austin) – 8pm; $50+

World Heritage Ride @ Mission County Park << BIKE RIDE!

 

RUNNING:

SApreservation 5K Series: Mission Edition @ Mission County Park

El Grito Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park

Burning Pine 5K / 10K @ Bastrop, TX

Gruene 10K @ Gruene, TX

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest @ La Vernia City Park

 

Sun, Sept 11:

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

9/11 Memorial Climb @ Tower of the Americas – 7:30am; FREE ($20 donation)

Garbage @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Beetlejuice Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Cured for a Cure 5-Course Fundraiser Dinner @ Cured – 6pm; $350

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

SA Symphony Plays Carmina Burana @ Tobin Center

Jazz’SALive Jazz Festival @ Travis Park – FREE!

 

During the week:

The Taste foodie event @ The River Walk – 6-8:30pm

 

Mon, Sept 12:

Greg Harris and the Famous Bandini Brothers @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

$10 Monday Pizza Madness @ Barbaro – 11am

Swing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

 

Tues, Sept 13:

Edward Scissorhands @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Tech2sday TechBloc Meetup @ Rosella Coffee Co – 5:30-7:30pm

Art Fit: Art + Exercise @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Sept 14:

Jim Cullum Jazz band @ George’s Keep – 10pm; FREE!

Atfull Wednesday: Paper Marbling @ The McNay – 12-1pm

 

Thur, Sept 15:

Kirk Covington @ Luna Live – 9:30pm; $5

Astronaut Scott Kelly Lecture @ Laurie Auditorium – 7:30pm; FREE!

Conversation: Taboo Table Topics @ The McNay – 6:30-7:30pm

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Bidi Bidi Banda @ Frank – 7-10pm; $10

 

Fri, Sept 16:

Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10+

Pat Green @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

Ansel Adams Exhibit Opening @ The Briscoe – 10a-5p << THRU DEC 15

Art (10) Art Show @ The McNay – 6:30-9:30pm; $50

Bike & Soul: Guac & Roll @ Alamo Ice House – 7-9pm

Wurst Party Ever 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – 6pm

 

Sat, Sept 17:

Fall Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << A LLAMA FAVORITE!

4 Year Anniversary Party @ Boot Jack’s Bar – 3pm << HELICOPTOR RIDES!

Fall Equinox in a cave @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 7:30pm; $25

Polo Match @ Sagrado Vineyard – 12-3:30pm; $40+

Oktoberfest + Stein Hoisting Competition @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7pm

Craftoberfest @ The Growler Exchange – 5pm

Southtown Cinema: School of Rock @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

FrankenBike #75 @ Earn a Bike Coop – 10a-4p

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; FREE!

The Lost Mule Band @ Cibolo Nature Center – 7:30pm

 

Sun, Sept 18:

Radiolab Host Jab Abumrad @ Laurie Auditorium (Trinity Univ) – 6:30pm; FREE!

The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

National Cheeseburger Day @ The Hangar – 11:30am; FREE!

 

Save the Dates

Sept 20: Dare to Listen Fiesta @ Whitley Theological Center – 6:30pm; FREE!

Sept 21: Seryn @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10+

Sept 21: Mike Dillon Band @ One2One Bar (Austin) – 7pm; $10

Sept 21: Kinky Friedman @ 502 Bar – 7:30pm; $25

Sept 22: Wye Oak @ 502 Bar – 8pm; $10

Sept 22: Downtown SA Brand Launch Party @ Houston St – 7-9pm; FREE!

Sept 22: 2016 Centropolitan Awards @ Majestic Theatre – 5-7pm; $100+

Sept 23-25: Yelp Hot American Summer @ Summer Camp – $350

Sept 23-24: 2016 Manhattan Shot Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Sept 23: Old 97s @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

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

Sept 23: Alabama Shakes @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Sept 23: Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

Sept 23: Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon @ Rosenburg Skyroom (UIW) – 11:30am; $150

Sept 24: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Alumni Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm

Sept 24: Ruby Jane & The Reckless @ Luna Live – 9:30pm; $10

Sept 24: Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

Sept 24: Paws & Pints @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-6pm

Sept 24: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

Sept 24: SA Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip – all night; $5

Sept 24: Oktoberfest @ Random Beer Garden – 5pm

Sept 24-25: Houston Open Air Festival @ NRG Park

Sept 25: Mars Attacks @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 25-Oct 4: Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Sept 27: Alice in Chains @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Sept 27: Big Fish @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 28: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 29: The Lumineers @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Sept 29: Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Sept 29: Taste of the Heights @ The DoSeum – 7pm; $50+

Sept 29: Destination: Munich fundraising event @ SAMA – 7-11pm

Sept 29-Oct 2: Utopiafest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 29: Art Off the Wall @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $10

Sept 30-Oct1: Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Sept 30-Oct 1: Oktoberfest @ The Hoppy Monk

Sept 30-Oct 1: 2016 Manhattan Shot Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Oct 1: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 1: Remember the Punks Music Festival @ Alamo City Music Hall – 11am; $49

Oct 1: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

Oct 1: Southtown Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Oct 1: Boerne Paddle Battle @ Boerne Lake – 8am

Oct 3: M83 @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 4: The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+

Oct 4: Die Antwoord @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35

Oct 6: Croctoberfest @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm

Oct 6: Cheech and Chong @ HEB Center (Cedar Park) – 8pm

Oct 6: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Oct 7: Saint Motel @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $20+

Oct 7: KRTU’s 40th Anniversary Concert @ Laurie Auditorium

Oct 7: Memories of Broadway Cave Show @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 8pm; $30

Oct 7-8: Josiah Media Festival @ URBAN-15

Oct 8: Foals @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+

Oct 8: Smokey Robinson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45+

Oct 8: Kris Kristofferson @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35+

Oct 9: B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7pm; Ticket on sale July 1

Oct 9: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm

Oct 6-9: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene

Oct 14-15: The Dandy Warhols @ Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $20

Oct 15: San Antonio Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm

Oct 17: Witte Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm

Oct 20: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $25 << SO GOOD

Oct 21: Neon Indian @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Oct 22: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl – 10a-12p

Oct 28: Kishi Bashi @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15+

Oct 27: The Fray @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35+

Oct 28: Halloween Fest @ The River Walk – 7-10:30pm

Oct 29: Halloween Music in a cave @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 7pm; $30

Oct 29-30: Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita

Oct 29-30: Mala Luna Music Fest @ Lone Star Brewery

Oct 31: Beats Antique @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 2: Lettuce @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+ << NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY

Nov 2: Toni Braxton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Nov 3: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18

Nov 4: Kaleo @ Aztec Theater – 7:30pm; $20+

Nov 4-6: Sound on Sound Festival @ Sherwood Forest Faire

Nov 5: Stewart Copeland @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Nov 5: Southtown Cinema: The Goonies @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 6: YOSA: Remembering Bowie @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Nov 9: Dream Theater @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+

Nov 10: Galactic @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 11: Reverend Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Nov 11: Indigo Girls @ Gruene Hall – $45

Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 17: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+

Nov 18: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+

Nov 18-Jan 1: Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Nov 19: Southtown Cinema: The Three Amigos @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 19: Ottmar Liebert @ The Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+

Nov 28: John Cleese & Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON!) @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Nov 29: Ms Lauryn Hill @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $60+

Dec 3: Southtown Cinema: Ratatouille @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 6: Billy Joel @ AT&T Center

Dec 6: Goo Goo Dolls @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Dec 8: Dolly Parton @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $$$

Dec 17: Southtown Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 23: SA Symphony play Home Alone sound track @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25+

Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+

Feb 3: Jay Leno @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Running

Don’t be fooled by the relative coolness. It’s still hot outside, and you need to stay hydrated! Keep training outside so your body will stay acclimated as more races pop up on the calendar. Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov

Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov

Zoo Run Relay (4 x 2 miles) @ The Zoo – Sept 9

SApreservation 5K Series: Mission Edition @ Mission County Park – Sept 10

El Grito Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Sept 10

Burning Pine 5K / 10K @ Bastrop, TX – Sept 10

Gruene 10K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 10

La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest @ La Vernia City Park – Sept 10

World Heritage Ride @ Mission County Park – Sept 10 << BIKE RIDE!

Loteria Run 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Sept 16

10/20 Mile / 50K Trail Run @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 17

Zero Prostate Cancer 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park Pavilion – Sept 18

SNIPSA Race for the Rescues 5K @ 250 Viesca (Alamo Heights) – Sept 24

Dare to Ascend Trail Marathon / Half / 5K @ Lake Georgetown – Sept 24

Reading and Riding 100 @ Canaanland Ranch – Sept 24 << BIKE RIDE!

Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K @ Plano, TX – Sept 24-25

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 1

Wicked Wine Run @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – Oct 1

Taco Trample 5K @ Floresville – Oct 1

Texas Wine Series @ Llano Estacado – Oct 8

Monarch Migration 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – Oct 8

C.O.P.S. on the run 5K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Oct 9

Middleton Brewing Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Urban Legend 5K @ Victory Sports Complex – Oct 15

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15

Texas Wine Series 5K/10K @ Becker Vineyards – Oct 16

Weston Wright Lighting the Way 5K @ Valero Energy Corp. – Oct 22

Dia de los Muertos 10K / 5K Night Run @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Oct 29

Brew-Ha Roundup 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Mile @ Specht’s Store (Bulverde) – Oct 29

Shamrock Series 5K @ Maverick Plaza – Nov 12 << GO IRISH!

#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12

Segs4Vets 5K @ Freetail Tap Room (S. Presa) – Nov 13

Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19

Feed Your Hunger 5K / 10K @ Landa Park – Nov 19

Rock n Roll Marathon / Half @ Alamodome – Dec 4

Texas 5K Six Pack #6 @ Real Ale Brewery (Blanco) – Dec 10

River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ New Braunfels – Jan 8

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 22 << MY FAV!

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon @ Austin – Feb 19

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23