The Spurs are rockin’ and rollin’ and ready for the play-offs… You can celebrate with a Spurs Block Party this Friday at Travis Park.

Fiesta is here! I’m marking the Fiesta events with asterisks (“stars”). I included the big, popular events and some smaller, unofficial events that I think are fun too. SA Magazine also has a really great list of what’s what in the April issue.

There’s a lot to do, so I’ll let you get to it!

 

My picks for the week:

There’s another Puro Café coffee meet-up this Friday at 8am at Revolucion Coffee (Broadway). Hope to see you there! The last event was really fun with great attendance, despite the rainy weather.

Saturday is Record Store Day! It’s also a dog day apparently… there’s a dog wash fundraiser at Lucy’s, the El Rey Fido coronation, and a hot dog fundraiser.

Get dressed up that evening and support a GREAT local organization called URBAN-15 at its Incognito Mascaraed Ball.

On Sunday, the Deco District Arts Fair looks like a likeable llama adventure. Then I don’t know about you, but I’ll be galloping up to Gruene to see Loretta Lynn at Gruene Hall that night. Would be cool if Jack White shows up, right?

More music: The Aztec Theater is hosting Stone Temple Pilots on Sunday and OK Go on Monday – should be a good time!

 

This Week

All Weekend:

* FIESTA! << IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE!

* Fiesta cocktail classes @ Gustology

* Oyster Bake

National Park Free Entry Day(s)!

 

Wed, Apr 15:

* Yelp’s Pre-Fiesta Party @ Big Bob’s Burgers – 8:30pm; FREE!

Greek Party @ The McNay – 7p-12a; $75+

 

Thur, Apr 16:

Selena Sing-Along @ Drafthouses Park North & Westlakes

Kevin Costner & Modern West @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $75 << YES. THE KEVIN COSTNER.

Karbach Rare Tapping @ Flying Saucer – 6pm

Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar (Broadway) – 7-9pm; $5

Artpace After Hours @ Artpace – 5-7pm

 

Fri, Apr 17:

Puro Café Coffee Meet-up @ Revolucion Coffee – 8am

Spurs Block Party @ Travis Park – 6-11pm; FREE!

Alamo Heights Night @ UIW – 5:30-11:30pm; $12

* Coronation of El Rey Feo @ Main Plaza – 6-7pm; FREE! << FIESTA KING.

Art History 101 @ SAMA – 5:30-7:30pm

 

Sat, Apr 18:

Record Store Day!

Ninja Turtles & More Cartoon Cereal Breakfast @ Drafthouse Park North – 11am

ShamPOOCH Dog Wash Fundraiser @ Lucy’s Doggy Daycare – 11a-4p

* Fiesta Especial 5K and Parade @ Windcrest

* Fiesta Mission 10K/5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex

* El Rey Fido Coronation @ The Grand Hyatt SA – 10-11am << YES!

* Corazon Fiesta @ Main Plaza – 3-10pm

Zoolander Quote Along @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 4pm

Hot Dog Fundraiser @ Rocker Dogz – 6-9pm

Two Tons of Steel @ Floore’s – 9pm; $10+

Incognito Masked Ball @ URBAN-15

 

Sun, Apr 19:

Stone Temple Pilots @ The Aztec – 7pm; $26+

Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $85 << GOING!

* Throwback Fiesta @ Maverick Park – 3-9pm

* Deco District Arts & Music Festival @ Deco District – 12-10:30pm; FREE!

Tommy Boy Quote Along @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Super Sunday Fiesta Block Party @ Sparky’s Pub – 4-10pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

* FIESTA!

* Fiesta cocktail classes @ Gustology

* Fiesta San Fernando @ San Fernando Cathedral

 

Throughout the Week:

* Tues-Thur: Fiesta Cornyation @ Majestic Theater

* Tues-Fri: NIOSA @ La Villita << DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! AND WATCH OUT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DO!

 

All Weekend:

* Fiesta Jazz Festival @ St. Mary’s University

Austin Food & Wine Fest – $75+

Randy Rogers Band @ Floore’s

10th Street River Festival @ VFW Post 76 – 12pm; FREE!

 

Mon, Apr 20: 

* Pilgramage to the Alamo @ Alamo Plaza – 4-5pm

* Cascaron Bash @ Alamo Beer Co. – 4:30-8pm; $25

* Texas Cavaliers River Parade @ SA River Walk – 7-10pm << GREAT TIME!

* River Parade Pachanga @ Hilton Palacio del Rio – 6:30-8:30pm; $100

OK Go @ The Aztec – 7pm; $20+

 

Tues, Apr 21:

Fleet Feet Fun Run @ Wyndham Garden Riverwalk

 

Wed, Apr 22:

Believe it or not, I’ll be at NIOSA… selling big, crazy hats for charity!

Introduction to Scotch Whiskey @ Total Wine – 6:30-8:30pm; $20

 

Thur, Apr 23:

Wilco in Houston << THIS IS WHERE I’LL BE.

RAW Art Show: EXPOSURE @ 210 Kapone’s – 7pm; $15

Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – $55

Boerne Spring Fling @ Boerne – 5-9pm

Ryan Adams @ Gruene Hall – 8pm << SOLD OUT (CHECK STUBHUB. WORTH IT.)

 

Fri, Apr 24:

* Battle of Flowers Parade @ Downtown SA – 12pm << GOING!

John Mulaney @ Empire Theater – 7:30pm; $30

The Doobie Brothers @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $55+

 

Sat, April 25:

* Fiesta Pooch Parade @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 8-11am; $20

* Fiesta Fandango Run @ Downtown SA – 6:30pm

* Fiesta Flambeau Parade @ Downtown SA – 7:30-10pm

Dream Run 5K @ Eilan

Wildflower 5K/10K @ Fredericksburg

New Braunfels Crawfish Festival @ Comal County Fairgrounds – 11a-11p; $10+

Ballet Barre @ The McNay – 10-11:30am; $10

 

Sun, Apr 26:

Texas Wine Series Half Marathon @ Flat Creek Estate

Fiesta Wildflower Bike Ride @ Morgan’s Wonderland – 8a-5p; $60

 

Save the Dates 

Apr 30-May 1: Asleep at the Wheel @ Gruene Hall – 8pm

May 1-2: Evelyn Glennie @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

May 2-3: Cinco de Derby @ St. Anthony Hotel – 2:30-6:30pm; $40

May 2: Kacey Musgraves @ Floore’s – 9pm; $23+

May 2: Wein & Saengerfest @ New Braunfels

May 2: Reckless Kelly @ The Aztec – 8pm; $20+

May 3: Barbacoa & Big Red Festival @ R&J Music Pavilion (Thelma, TX)

May 5: The Big Give

May 6: Chicago @ Majestic Theater – 7:30pm; $50+

May 7: Bob Dylan @ The Majestic – 8pm; $50+ << WOW!

May 8: Uncle Lucius @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

May 9: Grupo Fantasma @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $15

May 9: Craft Beer Festival @ Wurstfest Grounds (New Braunfels) – 2pm

May 11: Lord Huron @ Stubb’s (Austin) – 7pm; $25 << GOING!

May 13: Dave Matthews Band @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $45+

May 13: Howie Day @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm

May 15: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $18+

May 15-28: OPEN Pop-Up Shops @ St Paul Square

May 16-17: Bike|Beat @ Main Plaza

May 17: YOSA Plays Carmina Burana @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $20+

May 22: Billy Currington with Sam Hunt @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

May 23: Ludacris & Girl Talk @ Whitewater Amphitheater

May 28: George Clinton & P.Funk @ The Aztec – 8pm; $25+

Jun 5: Social Dating @ DanceArt Studio – 8-11pm; $10

Jun 5: Ben Kweller @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Jun 6: Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10

Jun 7: Gipsy Kings @ The Majestic – 7:30pm; $50+ << YES!

Jul 17: Steely Dan & Elvis Costello @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40+

Jul 19: Toadies @ The Aztec – 7:30pm; $33+

Jun 26: Avett Brothers & Old Crow Medicine Show @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30; $50+ << GOING!

Jul 2-4: Widespread Panic @ Majestic Theater

Jul 10: Steve Martin & Martin Short @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $50+

Aug 19: Weird Al @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $30+

Aug 26: YES & Toto @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $50+ << BLESS THE RAINS!

Oct 14: Styx @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $45+ << GOING!

Oct 17: SA Beer Festival @ Maverick Park – 1:30-6:30pm

Nov 5-15: Phantom of the Opera @ Majestic Theater

Dec 15-20: Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theater

 

Running

The Texas racing season is winding down, but there are still lots of opportunities to run! Just make sure you stay hydrated and cool.

 

Join local runners every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Fleet Feet

The awesome iRun Calendar

Races all over Texas

Texas Wine Series – March & April

Fleet Feet’s En Fuego Summer Running Program

Fiesta Especial 5K and Parade @ Windcrest – April 18

Fiesta Mission 10K/5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Apr 18

Fleet Feet Fun Run @ Wyndham Garden Riverwalk – Apr 21

Dream Run 5K @ Eilan – April 25

Wildflower 5K/10K @ Fredericksburg – Apr 25

Texas Wine Series Half Marathon @ Flat Creek Estate – Apr 26

Alamo Beer Co 5K Run @ Alamo Beer Co – May 2

Heal the Soul 5K/10K Trail Run @ Joshua Springs Park (Comfort) – May 2

Tough Mudder Central Texas @ McMahan Ranch – May 2 & 3 << GOING!

American Hero 25K Relay @ TAMU-SA – May 24

Carrabba’s Half Marathon/Relay @ Wheatly Heights Sports Complex – Jun 20

Midsummer Night’s Dream 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 26

Texas Too Hot 15K/5K/1K @ Boerne City Lake – July 12

Bada** Brazos 13.1/10K/5K @ Waco – Aug 9

Dragon’s Den 13.1/10K/5K @ Pearsall Park – Aug 15

Grape Stomp 10K @ Becker Vineyards – Sept 13

Masquerade Half Marathon @ JW Marriott Hill Country Resort – Oct 31