Llamas Like It Hot

 

“My AC stopped working.”

 

I muttered those abominable words last night when my AC threw the towel in after cranking out a cool breeze for 100+ days. I get it, ACs deserve a break too. But c’mon, that’s what two weeks in January are for.

 

You know when someone says they put their blood, sweat, and tears in something? I’m checking off one of those right now…

 

Enjoy the fun fruits of my llama labor.

 

ReadAbouts

New Climbing Gym in SA!

TEDxSanAntonio Tickets On Sale Now!

Mala Luna Music Fest Announced Its Lineup

Best BBQ and Beer Bets in SA

Franklin BBQ isn’t closed for good — and they are adding a taco truck.

Kreuz BBQ in Lockhart Added Sauce

Stargazing at Texas State Parks

The Story Behind the Soundcream Airstream

Brunch Spots from Yelp

CBD-Infused Brunch

Google Fiber Expanding to Northeast SA

Tiny House coming to Dignowity Hill

 

PSA: It’s now illegal to leave your pet outside without shade — this includes llamas.

 

The Short List:

All Weekend:

Restaurant Week @ Around SA << THRU AUG 25!

 

Friday

Happy Hour Coffee w/ Puro Cafe @ Rosella at the Rand – 5:30-6:30pm

Art Party: Viva Espana @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Spanish Harlem Orchestra @ Empire Theatre – 7:30pm

 

Saturday

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ Gruene Hall – 9pm; $10

Mural Ride: End of Summer @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9-11am

History and Art of Sneakers @ Freight Gallery  7-11pm

 

Sunday

Dawes @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 / $60 << GOING!

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10am; $35

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9 << ENDS AUG 25!

Two Ton Tuesdays @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $6 << ENDS AUG 21!

Pool Party @ La Cantera Spa Pool – 7-11pm; $30-40 << ENDS AUG 9!

Andy Warhol / Billy Schench Exhibit @ Briscoe Western Art Museum << ENDS SEPT 3!

 

All Month:

Gourmet Hot Dogs @ Max’s Wine Dive (The Quarry)

 

All Weekend:

Restaurant Week @ Around SA << THRU AUG 25!

 

Thur, Aug 9:

LAST Pool Party of the Summer @ La Cantera Spa – 7-11pm; $30

Second Thursday feat. Bidi Bidi Banda @ McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE!

Movie Night: Cinderella @ Main Plaza – 8:30-10:30pm; FREE!

Moonlight Jazz Jamboree @ Brick at Blue Star – 8pm

 

Fri, Aug 10:

Happy Hour Coffee w/ Puro Cafe @ Rosella at the Rand – 5:30-6:30pm

National Lazy Day @ The Rustic – 3-10pm

Art Party: Viva Espana @ SAMA – 6-8pm

UFO’Real? A Local Discussion @ The Station Cafe – 5-9pm

Spanish Harlem Orchestra @ Empire Theatre – 7:30pm

Vegan Stop Shop @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-9pm

Bell’s Brewery Coloring Contest @ Big Hops Huebner – 6-9pm

SARA Awards Night: A Bourbon & Beer Party @ SA Zoo – 6-10:30pm; $125

 

Sat, Aug 11:

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ Gruene Hall – 9pm; $10

Mural Ride: End of Summer @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9-11am

2nd Saturday Social Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-9:30pm

Space Jam Cereal Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 11am

Cocktails and Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

History and Art of Sneakers @ Freight Gallery  7-11pm

Show & Sell @ 10BitWorks Makerspace – 6:30-10:30pm

World Music Saturday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm; $20

 

Sun, Aug 12:

Dawes @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 / $60 << GOING!

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10am; $35

Adult Ice Cream Float Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

King William Concerts in the Park: West Side Horns @ The Friendly Spot – 5:30-6:30pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

Restaurant Week @ Around SA << THRU AUG 25!

 

Mon, Aug 13:

Celebrate Lefties with Left Hand Brewing @ The Friendly Spot – 5-8pm

 

Tues, Aug 14:

Cinema Tuesday: Blazing Saddles @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

SAYP / LOOP Open Board Meeting @ Online – 6-7:30pm; FREE!

A Conversation w/ Ron Nirenberg @ The Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1p

 

Wed, Aug 15:

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

TOTO @ Stubb’s BBQ (Austin, TX) – 8pm; $40

Ladies of the 80s Video Dance Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Girls Pint Out Meetup @ The Growler Exchange – 6:30-9pm

 

Thur, Aug 16:

A League of Their Own @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm; FREE!

Tech2sDay @ Rosella at the Garden – 5-7pm; FREE!

3rd Thursday Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Founders KBS Night & Tap Takeover @ The Growler Exchange – 6pm

City of SA Community Day @ Morgan’s Wonderland – 5:30-8pm

 

Fri, Aug 17:

Lupe Fiasco @ Paper Tiger – 8:30pm << LLAMA IS EXCITED!

Noche Blanca @ SAMA – 6-10pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier @ The Alamo – 8-11pm

Think Science: Bees @ Pearl Studio – 12pm; FREE!

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Bike & Soul: Anniversary Comeback @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

Houston Street Lunch Break @ Majestic & Empire Theatres – 11:30a-1:30p << MICHAEL JACKSON THEME!

 

Sat, Aug 18:

Armadillo Boulders Grand Opening Fiesta!

Lonely Horse @ Cactus Land Brewing – 7-9pm

Bacon Bacon Bacon Fundraiser @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7-10pm << BENEFITTING URBAN-15

80s Flashback Party @ Little Woodrow’s Babcock – 12pm-close

Rose Painting Class @ Botanical Garden – 10a-12p

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Military Appreciation Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm

Adult Slushie Night Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 7-11pm

 

Sun, Aug 19:

Michelada Fest @ The Hoppy Monk – 2-5pm

Bike & Brunch: Southside BBQ @ South – 10:30am

2nd Annual Margarita Throwdown @ La Gloria (Boerne) – 1-5pm

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

 

Save the Dates

Aug 20: Lyle Lovett @ Majestic Theatre –  8pm

Aug 24: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 7pm; $55+

Aug 24: Spanish Wine Tasting & Tour @ SAMA – 6-8pm; $25/$35

Aug 25: 1st Annual Bean Bash @ El Luchador – 2-6pm

Aug 25: Whiskey Myers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $20+

Aug 27: Pretty in Pink Champagne Cinema @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Aug 28: PechaKucha @ Empire Theatre – 6:30pm; $5

Aug 29: Field of Dream @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Aug 30: Outdoor Film: Selena @ McNay Art Museum – 8-10pm; FREE!

Aug 31: Hot Dogs for Wiener Dogs @ Max’s Wine Dive – 6-8pm

Aug 31: Leon Bridges @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $43+

Aug 31: Bob Schneider @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $15

Aug 31-Sept 3: Labor Day Artisan Show @ The RiverWalk – 11a-11p

Sept 3: LABOR DAY!

Sept 4: Worth Repeating: Aliens @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Sept 6: World Heritage Festival Sunset Dinner @ Mission San Juan – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 7: Pat Green @ The Rustic – 7pm; $27 / $60

Sept 8: Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Fest @ Dripping Springs, TX – 12-6pm

Sept 9: BBQ & Beer Fest @ Cherrity Bar – 12-4pm; $20-30

Sept 13: St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Sept 21: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Sept 22: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6-10pm; $15-65

Sept 23: Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 27-28: Trombone Shorty @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $35

Sept 28-30: Borderland Film Festival @ Woodlawn Theatre – $75

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Sept 29: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25+

Sept 29: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $15-120

Oct 4-7: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oct 18: The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 18: This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (Austin) – 8pm; $16-18

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 20: Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

Oct 20: AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

Oct 23: Bobby Brown and Bel Biv Devoe @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 25: The Soweto Gospel Choir @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 26: Billy Currington @ Floore’s – 9pm; $30+

Oct 27-28: Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium << CARDI B!

Oct 28: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $33+

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

Nov 3: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Nov 3-4: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 25: August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

 

Running

We’re in the dog days of summer, but there are still races in and around town every weekend. Make sure you train in the heat before you get out there! Don’t be afraid of slowing your times and stopping for water. I like to run with a little cash or a card so I can stop at a convenience store if I need to grab hydration. However you barrel through the heat on your run, make sure you bring your ID!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Dragon’s Den 5K / 10K / Half Marathon @ Pearsall Dog Park – Aug 18

Churchill Cross-Country 5K @ Walker Ranch Park – Aug 19

SARR Labor Day Whine Run 5 mile / 5K @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene Hall – Sept 8

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

Texas Two-Way Torture 20 Mile Relay @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 15

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Guadalupe Trail Fest Half Marathon / 12K @ Guadalupe State Park – Oct 14

Quarry Crusher Run 5K / 10K @ O’Connor Quarry – Oct 20

Hootenanny on the Hill 10K / 5K / 3K / 1K @ Kyle, TX – Oct 20

Hallowine Run @ La Cantera – Oct 27

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

Recharge Trail Run 8K / 15K @ Government Canyon – Nov 3

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

Tough Mudder Houston @ 3 Palms Action Sports Park – Nov 10-11

SARR Endurathon 30K / 15K / 5K / Relay @ Bulverde, TX – Nov 11

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1