Sweet Lla-motion

 

Summer is winding down, and so are social calendars!

 

I was still able to find some fun out there for those of us whose schedules aren’t changing with the school year (outside of the commute through school zones, of course).

 

Coming up: Make your way out to the McNay Art Museum this Thursday for the FREE Second Thursday event. The Selena cover band, Bidi Bidi Banda, will be there along with food trucks and art. Lots and lots of art.

 

ReadAbouts

Steven Tyler to Play Tobin Center Benefit Concert

Shake Shack Opening on San Pedro This Month

T-shirts for Matthew McConaughey’s Charity: Just Keep Livin’

The SA Symphony Re-Orgs (sorta)

NEW. ETHIOPEAN. RESTAURANT.

Tucker’s Kozy Korner Closed for Renovations

Hatch Green Chile Season is Upon Us

Newcomer’s Guide: The Great Outdoors

 

PSA: TED talks, beer, BBQ, and blues. $30 with BBBQ-llama. See you August 19!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Rosella Music Fridays – RANCH\HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee Co – 7-9pm

Lego Batman Movie @ Tobin Center – 8pm; FREE!

 

Saturday

Bacon Bacon Bacon (URBAN-15 Fundraiser) @ Freetail Brewery – 6-9pm

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Art in the Park with Artpace @ Hemisfair – 11a-1p; FREE!

Chocollazo 1st Anniversary @ Chocollazo – 10a-9p << FREE MIMOSAS!

 

Sunday

Donut & Beer Pairing @ Freetail Taproom – 12pm; $4

Michelada Fest & End of Summer Bash @ Hoppy Monk – 2-11pm

Mac & Cheese Round 3 @ The Growler Exchange – 3pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Culnaria Restaurant Week @ ALL OVER TOWN! << LLAMA APPROVED!

 

Thur, Aug 10:

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

San Antonio Young Professionals Happy Hour & Mixer @ The Well – 6-8pm; FREE!

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm

Summer Jazz & Lunch Series @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

La Tuna Night Ride @ La Tuna Grill – 6:30pm

 

Fri, Aug 11:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Estate Coffee Co – 8-9am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9

Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $25

Money Chicha @ The Squeezebox – 9pm; $5

Rosella Music Fridays – RANCH\HOUSE @ Rosella Coffee Co – 7-9pm

Lego Batman Movie @ Tobin Center – 8pm; FREE!

Aloha Friday @ L&L Hawaiian Grill – 6pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Aug 12:

Bacon Bacon Bacon (URBAN-15 Fundraiser) @ Freetail Brewery – 6-9pm

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Crepe Brunch @ Chocolozzo – 10a-2p

Saturday 22K Bike Ride @ La Taza Coffee House – 8-10:30am

Art in the Park with Artpace @ Hemisfair – 11a-1p; FREE!

Chocollazo 1st Anniversary @ Chocollazo – 10a-9p << FREE MIMOSAS!

 

Sun, Aug 13:

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 1-:30am; $30

Donut & Beer Pairing @ Freetail Taproom – 12pm; $4

Brunch & Bowl @ Downtown Social (New Braunfels) – 11a-3p

Michelada Fest & End of Summer Bash @ Hoppy Monk – 2-11pm

Mac & Cheese Round 3 @ The Growler Exchange – 3pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Aug 14:

Chuy’s 29th Annual Green Chile Fest @ Chuy’s 281 – 11a-10p

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

 

Tues, Aug 15:

Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Tech Tuesday @ Brooklynite – 5:30-7:30pm

Movies by Moonlight: The Goonies @ Travis Park – 8:30pm; FREE!

Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

 

Wed, Aug 16:

ArtFULL Wednesday: Food for Thought: Shrimp Cocktail @ The McNay – 12-1pm

Storytime with Jamie Lin Wilson & Jack Ingram @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12+

The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; FREE!

Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (Broadway) – 7-10:30pm

 

Thur, Aug 17:

Third Thursday Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Blues in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 7-10pm

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

Craft Beer + Chips & Salsa Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

Salsa Night @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

 

Fri, Aug 18:

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9

Eastciders Ramble w/ Lonely Horse @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; FREE!

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Rooftop Jazz @ Artpace – 9pm

Lucas Jack @ Random Beer Garden (Boerne) – 8pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Aug 19:

Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $30 w/ BBBQ-llama

The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

Alamo City Rollergirls’ August Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

Yoga @ Japanese Tea Gardens – 8-9am

KISS Tribute @ Roundup – 8-11pm

 

Sun, Aug 20:

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery << RUNNING!

Box Street Two Year Anniversary Sunday Social @ Alamo Beer – 12-4pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Aug 21: Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Aug 22: Culture + Cuisine: Kimura @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $55+

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 25: Film on the Green: Groundhog Day @ SAMA – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE

Aug 25: Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

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

Aug 26: Texas Country Music Festival @ Ranger Creek – 7pm; $5-10

Aug 27: Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+ << SO GOOD!

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 29: PechaKucha @ Empire Theatre – 6:30-11pm; $5

Aug 29: An Evening In: Luau @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Aug 30: Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Sept 2: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Sept 2: Dave Matthews Tribute @ B Daddy’s BBQ – 6-9pm << SO GOOD!

Sept 5: Worth Repeating @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Sept 8: SA Opera: Macbeth @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 8: Girl in a Coma @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE w/ RSVP

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

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

Sept 14: Blink-182 @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $60+

Sept 15: Trombone Shorty @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $29+

Sept 15: Modest Mouse @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

Sept 16: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Gardens – 6:30-9:30pm; $30

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Sept 16: Alamo City Rollergirls’ September Home Team Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 23: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

Sept 23: Psych del Rio @ Arneson River Theater – 12-10pm; FREE!

Sept 29: Govt Mule @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Sept 30: Dave Matthews Tribute @ Fralo’s – 7-10pm << THEY ARE SO GOOD!

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

Oct 2: Wilco @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $36.50+ << GOING!

Oct 5: Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oct 6: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 7: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 10: Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 11: The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 14: Alamo City Rollergirls’ Home Team Championship Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Oct 14: Mastodon @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $40+

Oct 16: 47th Annual Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm; $200

Oct 20: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

Nov 4: Steven Tyler @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $100+

Nov 4: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $40

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

 

Running

It’s still hot, but race season is approaching rapidly! Time to start training. If you brave the heat, make sure you run with an ID (and a bottle of water).

 

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

Alamo Beer Challenge 2017 – 4 races for $160

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 4 races for $170

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

Remember the Alamo Beer… Run 5K/10K @ Alamo Brewery – Aug 20

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

Battle of Salado Creek 5mi / 10mi @ LBJ Park – Sept 23

Tour de Pecan @ Seguin, TX – Sept 30

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

Friday the 13th Night Race @ McAllister Park – Oct 13

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

Battle of Hillotes 10K / 13.1 @ Soler Sports Helotes – Oct 21

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

Veterans Fun Run 5K @ Ranger Creek Brewing – Nov 12

Battle of Leon Creek 5K / 10mi / 15mi @ Hill Country Place Apartments – Nov 19

River Road Run @ River Road House (New Braunfels) – Jan 6

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27