Bidi Bidi Llama

 

Fiesta is here! I’ve added some stuff I like to my list, but don’t let that stop you from perusing ALL of the Fiestastic events happening around town the next couple of weeks.

 

If you’re not into crowds or celebrations or parties or you just don’t get this crazy San Antonio tradition that actually has a school holiday attached, then I have worked particularly hard to find stuff for you to do too…

 

…Scrooge. (j/k, I love you.)

 

Speaking of, because I’m a volunteer and a huge TED Talk fan, I’ve gotta plug a cool opportunity to hang out with the local TEDxSanAntonio organizers and watch the opening TED Talks LIVE at the Santikos Embassy Theatre (just voted best in SA by The Current staff) on Monday. It’ll be a good, non-Fiesta time.

 

And finally, if you actually read my emails, here is your first notification of The Llama’s Third Birthday Party at Ranger Creek Brewstillery on May 27, 5-9pm. Mark your calendars. Details coming post-Fiesta mayhem.

 

ReadAbouts

San Antonio Man Finds Cheeto that Looks Like the Virgin Mary

SA Mag’s 2017 Guide to Fiesta

SA Current’s Best of San Antonio 2017

(if) Spurs Win, (then) FREE COFFEE!

The best rap song about fast food EVER. (language)

I’ve heard good things about the brunch at Broadway 5050. Not joking.

FOLC BURGER IS BACK YUSS

OMG NEW CARMEN SANDIEGO SERIES

HEB has 100K employees.

PSA: It’s Oyster Bake weekend. If you’re an Uber driver head to St Mary’s Univ. If you’re a regular driver, stay away from St. Mary’s Univ. If you want to drink expensive, cheap beer and eat oysters, please just do so responsibly. VIA has park and ride options. We have rideshare too.

 

My Picks for the Week:

 

Weekend Stuff

A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater

Fiesta Arts Fair @ Southwest School of Art

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella Coffee – 8am; FREE!

Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

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

 

Saturday

Ole: Beignets & Coffee @ Theory Coffee Co – 7:30a-12p

Pop-Up Record Shop & Show @ Limelight – 9pm

An Evening in ’09 @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 5-10pm

El Rey Fido Coronation @ Grand Hyatt SA (E. Market St) – 10-11am

 

Sunday

SUP Yoga and Mimosa @ SA River Authority – 10-11am

SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

Fiesta & Fireworks @ Fort Sam Houston – 1-9pm

 

Monday

GO WATCH TED TALKS LIVE WITH THE TEDXSANANTONIO CREW!

 

This Week:

All Month:

Fiesta-Inspired Drink Classes @ Gustology!

 

All Weekend:

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater – $15 << FIESTA

Fiesta Pops @ Tobin Center – $15 << FIESTA

Fiesta Oyster Bake @ St Mary’s University – $25 << FIESTA

Fiesta de los Reyes @ Market Square – 10am; FREE! << FIESTA

Fiesta Arts Fair @ Southwest School of Art << FIESTA

The Golden Glee Club @ Woodlawn Pointe – $15+

 

Thur, Apr 20:

ReDo: Fiesta @ The DoSeum – 7-9pm

Fiesta Pin-demonium @ Hemisfair Park – 5pm

Best of SA 2017 Party @ Avenida Guadalupe – 7-10pm

Dazed and Confused Movie Screening Party @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $12+

2 Year Anniversary Celebration @ Alchemy Kombucha – 6pm

Taste of Texas Food Festival @ Marriott Plaza Courtyard – 4:30-9pm; $75

Bike Fiesta @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 4pm-midnight

La Tuna Night Ride @ La Tuna Grill – 6:45pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Fiesta Fiesta (Fiesta Kickoff) @ Hemisfair Park – 5-9pm

Fiesta Medal Party @ Flying Saucer – 5-11pm

 

Fri, Apr 21:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Rosella Coffee – 8am; FREE!

Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Date Night: Grease is the Word @ Leeper Auditorium – 6:30-9:30pm; $25

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7:30; $85

Art Opening: Images of Sustainability @ Rosella Coffee CO. – 6-11:30pm

Bike & Soul: Fiesta Time! @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30-9:30pm

Cruz Ortiz / La Familia Cortez Fiesta Pop-Up Shop @ Market Square – 12pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

El Rey Feo Crown Celebration @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – 7pm

Lackland AFB Military Parade @ Lackland Parade Field – 9-10am

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

 

Sat, Apr 22:

EARTH DAY!

Ole: Beignets & Coffee @ Theory Coffee Co – 7:30a-12p

Dodgeball @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Asado, Empanadas, and Wine @ JS Wine & Spirits – 12-4pm

History & Genealogy Day @ SA Missions National Historical Park – 10a-2p

Pop-Up Record Shop & Show @ Limelight – 9pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – 7am

An Evening in ’09 @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – 5-10pm

El Rey Fido Coronation @ Grand Hyatt SA (E. Market St) – 10-11am

Fiesta Medal Trading @ Arctic Ape Wild Desserts – 1-4pm

Fiesta Incognito Masked Ball @ URBAN-15 – 8-11pm; $35

Fiesta de la Tierra @ La Botanica – 6pm

Incognito Street Festival @ URBAN-15 – 3-9pm

 

Sun, Apr 23:

SUP Yoga and Mimosa @ SA River Authority – 10-11am

International Champagne & Diamonds Brunch @ Witte Mays Center – 10:30a-2:30p; $100+

SA Dachshund (Lowriders) Meetup @ Phil Hardberger Park – 3-4:30pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

Fiesta & Fireworks @ Fort Sam Houston – 1-9pm

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall

A Day in Old Mexico & Cherreada @ Rancho del Charro – 3pm

Chili Queens Chili Coof-Off @ Bonham Exchange – 3-8pm

 

Next Week

Throughout the Week:

Cornyation @ Empire Theater << FIESTA!

NIOSA @ La Villita << FIESTA!

Siesta Fest @ Alamo City Music Hall << BONE THUGS AND CHAMILLIONAIRE. WAT.

 

All Weekend:

Fiesta Artisan Show @ The River Walk – 10am

 

Mon, Apr 24:

Official TEDxSanAntonio Watch Party: TED Opening Nigh @ Santikos Embassy Theater – 6:45-9pm

Monday Night Trivia @ Big Hope The Bridge – 7:30pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Pilgrimage to the Alamo @ Alamo Plaza – 4-5pm

Texas Cavaliers River Parade @ The River Walk – 7-9pm

 

Tues, Apr 25:

Art + Yoga @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

Angel’s Envy Whiskey Pairing Dinner @ Whiskey Cake – 7-10pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Mariachi Celebration and River Walk Royalty Coronation @ Tobin Center Outdoor Plaza – 6:30pm; $20

Tech Trek @ Houston St (downtown) – 5pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Apr 26:

A Perfect Circle @ Freeman Coliseum – 8pm; $37+

Chimay + Cheese Pairing @ The Hoppy Monk – 7-8:30pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Fiesta Gartenfest @ Beethoven Halle – 5pm-midnight << UNTIL APR 28

Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 5:30-10:30pm; $85

Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo @ Majestic Theatre – 7:45-10pm

 

Thur, Apr 27:

Atlas Genius @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18

Vegan Big Red and Barbacoa Class #2 @ Viva Vegeria – 7pm

Wine Pairing Dinner @ Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – 6:30pm; $99

Fiesta Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Battle of Flowers Band Festival @ Alamo Stadium – 6:30pm; $5

10th Street River Festival @ VFW Post 76 – 12pm-midnight << UNTIL APR 29

 

Fri, Apr 28:

Final Friday Pub Run @ Alamo Ice House – 7pm

The Georges @ The Pigpen – 9pm

 

FIESTA STUFF:

Battle of Flowers Parade @ Downtown SA – 11:30am

Battle of Flowers Post-Party @ Alamo Ice House – 3pm

 

Sat, Apr 29:

Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Wings & Craft Beer Pairing @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 1-4pm

The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

Eeyore’s Birthday Party @ Pease Park (Austin) – 11a-6p

TejasFit Battle at The Alamo Beer Company @ Alamo Beer Co – 7a-2p

 

FIESTA STUFF:

King William Fair @ King William Historic Neighborhood – 9a-6p

Fiesta Flambeau Parade @ Downtown SA – night parade

Fiesta Flambeau Parade Viewing @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $30

Fiesta Flambeau Pre-Party @ Alamo Ice House – 3pm

Fiesta at the Co-op with the Longhorn Band @ UT Co-op (Quarry) – 4-5:30pm

 

Sun, Apr 30:

Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 12pm; $15

USAA Bands and Chorus Spring Concert @ Laurie Auditorium – 3pm; FREE!

Festival de Cascarones @ One University Way – 1-8pm

Viva Selena! Drag Brunch @ Paramour Bar – 11a-4p

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11am

 

Save the Dates

May 2-7: Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

May 3: The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE COUNTRY DANCIN’!

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $15-25

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $25

May 4-7: Yelp Spring Break  @ TBD

May 5: La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

May 5: Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

May 5: CINCO DE MAYO!

May 6: Roller Derby May Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 13: New York Dog Film Festival @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9pm; $15

May 13: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Hemisfair Park – dusk

May 13-21: SA Beer Week

May 14: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 20: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

May 20: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6pm; $15

May 21: YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

May 27: Texas Salsa Fest @ Hemisfair Park – 12pm; $15

May 30 – Aug15: TPR Cinema Tuesdays @ Bijou and Palladium Theatres

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 8: Extreme Midget Wrestling @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $15

Jun 9: At the Drive In @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jun 9-11: Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 10: Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $23+

Jun 10: Old 97’s Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25+

Jun 11: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Jun 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Jun 17: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

Jun 24: Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Jul 1: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $14

Jul 3: Bush @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 5: Diana Ross @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jul 8: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 13: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

July 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

Jul 22: Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

July 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

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

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

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

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

 

Running

Spring is here, and it’s starting to heat up outside (as if it was ever really cool). Whether you’re running a marathon or walking a 1K, stay hydrated and 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)!

Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – Apr 22

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23

Fiesta Mission 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park – Apr 23

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 23 << CYCLING

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Martini Madness 5K @ Wolff Stadium – May 6

Cinco de Mayo 5K / 10K Run @ Downtown Lockhart – May 6

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

Witte 5K and Dino Dash @ Witte Museum – May 27

La Cerveza Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Jun 17

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 9

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

South Padre Marathon / Half / 10K @ South Padre Island – Nov 11