A List of Pure Llamagination

 

From one frizzy-haired creature to another… thanks for your lifetime of laughs, Gene. Hope hanging with Gilda (there’s the hair again) is all you’ve wanted it to be!

 

Sigh.

 

Well, it hardly feels right to be excited, but college football is kicking off this weekend! Some say this is the best opening week ever – or pretty close to it. Support your favorite collegiate team, or go local and root root root for the Roadrunners!

 

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RIP Gene WilderNPR Interview from 2005

New Amazon Prime Show Set in Marfa

New Happy Hour at Botika!

Craft Breweries Win a Big One

Rackspace Acquired by Apollo Group

Rick Perry to Appear on Dancing with the Stars (and jokes…)

So is Ryan Lochte (gag)

To Donut or Do Not?

Recap on the First Week of School

Dogs Understand Tone and Meaning of Words

 

 

PSA: Win, lose, or adjust your fantasy football team. No matter the outcome, be a good sport.

 

 

My picks for the Week:

 

Friday:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Local Coffee (Med Center)

FIRST FRIDAY @ Southtown

 

Saturday:

Left Hand and Busted Sandal Collaboration Fundraiser @ Busted Sandal

 

Sunday:

Notre Dame vs. UT @ Austin << GO IRISH!

Bike & Brunch: Soul Food Charm @ Tony G’s Soul Food

Batman Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North

 

 

This Week

Wed, Aug 31:

Cocktails & Culture: Maya! @ The Witte – 6:30-8:30pm; $25

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory @ The Friendly Spot – 8-10pm

The Goonies Outdoor Movie Night @ Ranger Creek – 6-10:30pm

 

Thur, Sept 1:

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Mash-Up Lecture: Daredevils & Sightseers @ The McNay – 6:30-7:30pm

Dale Watson @ The County Line (IH-10) – 7pm

First Thursday @ The Pearl

First Thursday Superfood Demo @ Cured – 5-7pm

Nikki Hill @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

Beyonce’s Birthday Party @ Brass Monkey – 10pm << DRESS CODE: BOOTYLICIOUS!

 

Fri, Sept 2:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Local Coffee (Med Center) – 8-9am

FIRST FRIDAY @ Southtown

First Friday Pub Run @ Downtown << COMIC CON THEME

Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $20

Friday Evening Planetarium Shows @ Scobee Education Center – 6:30-9pm; $5

 

Sat, Sept 3:

Tutu Dash 5K @ OP Schnabel Park

First Saturday @ The Alamo – 9a-4p

Jerry Jeff Walker @ River Road Icehouse – 8pm; $30+

South Alamo Beach Party @ Frank – 2pm

Amazing Exploding Synthesizer Dance Fest @ The Amp Room – 9pm; $8-10 << I MOSTLY JUST LIKE THE NAME

Left Hand and Busted Sandal Collaboration Fundraiser @ Busted Sandal – 4-8pm

 

Sun, Sept 4:

Notre Dame vs. UT @ Austin – 7:30pm; ABC << GOING! GO IRISH!

Double Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K @ Leon Creek Greenway

Bike & Brunch: Soul Food Charm @ Tony G’s Soul Food – 11a-2p

Wake and Shake: Stranger Things @ La Botanica – 12-5pm

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

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

Delta Rae @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

 

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

SA World Heritage Festival @ Mission Park Pavilions

 

Mon, Sept 5:

LABOR DAY!

SARR Labor Day 5 Mile Run @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Echale Block Party @ The Pearl – 12-6pm

 

Tues & Wed, Sept 6-7:

Duran Duran @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $70+

 

Tues, Sept 6:

Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7

World Art Drop Day 2016 @ Southwest School of Art – ALL DAY!

 

Wed, Sept 7:

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

 

Thur, Sept 8:

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

Saved by the Beer @ Paper Tiger – 10pm

 

Fri, Sept 9:

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

 

Sat, Sept 10:

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

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+

 

Sun, Sept 11:

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

 

 

Save the Dates

Sept 13-15: The Taste foodie event @ The River Walk – 6-8:30pm

Sept 13: Edward Scissorhands @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 16: Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10+

Sept 16: Pat Green @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

Sept 16: Art (10) Art Show @ The McNay – 6:30-9:30pm; $50

Sept 17: 4 Year Anniversary Party @ Boot Jack’s Bar – 3pm << HELICOPTOR RIDES!

Sept 17: Fall Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << A LLAMA FAVORITE!

Sept 17: Polo Match @ Sagrado Vineyard – 12-3:30pm; $40+

Sept 17: Southtown Cinema: School of Rock @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Sept 17: The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Sept 17: FrankenBike #75 @ Earn a Bike Coop – 10a-4p

Sept 18: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

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 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: 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 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: 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 7-8: 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 29-30: 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 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! Also, expect the 100-degree temps to return in September. 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

Tutu Dash 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Sept 3

Double Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Sept 4

SARR Labor Day 5 Mile Run @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ New Braunfels – Jan 7

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