Llama, Our Llama 

 

Hello! It’s been a couple of weeks. Sorry about that. Last week was NUTSO.

 

I definitely couldn’t miss out on a post this week. We have First Friday, Texas Independence Day, AND Mardi Gras right next to each other. Fun x 3!

 

And where there’s fun, there’s a llama.

 

OH HEY! I’ll be making a pretty big announcement in a few weeks… if you’re a loyal follower (and actually read this section), you’ll probably put 2 and 2 together and figure it out. You know, it’s that “big announcement” time of year. If you’re less than loyal, I’ll just say, GET EXCITED!

 

While you’re waiting for the word, there’s plenty of fun to keep you busy! Enjoy yourselves and have a fab-u-los weekend!

 

ReadAbouts

Where to Mardi Gras in SA

The big blue AT&T (former USAA) building on Broadway is for sale.

Thirsty for a cocktail?

SA @ SXSW

Sneakers Become Standard Issue

Steve McHugh Gets Fourth James Beard Nomination

Actual Headline: German Firefighters Work to Free Rat Stuck in Manhole Cover

 

PSA: I’m heading out of the great Republic of Texas for a couple of weeks! Follow the #roamingllama on her adventures around Guatemala!

 

The Short List:

Friday

First Friday Schnitzel Night @ Beethoven – 5pm

Watch The Alamo @ The Alamo – 6-9pm; FREE!

40th Anniversary @ Demo’s Greek Food – 11a-10p << $2 GYROS!

 

Saturday

Texas Independence Day Ceremony @ The Alamo – 12:30-1:30pm

Mardi Gras River Parade @ Riverwalk – 1-6pm

2019 Release Party & Armadillo Racing @ Garrison Brothers Distillery – 10a-5p

Car Seat Headrest w/ Naked Guns @ Paper TIger – 9pm; $22

 

Sunday

Empty Bowls @ Southwest School of Art – 11a-2p

Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Cafe (New Braunfels) – 4-6pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Burger Week SA << UNTIL MAR 5!

SA Print Fair @ McNay Art Museum – 10a-5p

 

Thur, Feb 28:

Band of Horses @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Big Bend Brewing Bash @ The Hoppy Monk – 6-9pm

Jazz Cookery @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30-10:30pm; $10

TPR’s Reporter’s Notebook @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 6-8pm; FREE!

Dropkick Murphys @ Alamo City Music Hall – 7pm; $35-38

The Fritz @ The Rustic – 6-8pm

Ranch\House @ Lowcountry – 9pm

 

Fri, Mar 1:

First Friday @ Southtown

First Friday @ Hub MRKT – 7-11pm

First Friday Schnitzel Night @ Beethoven – 5pm

First Friday Fiesta Market @ Madhatter’s Tea House – 5-9pm

Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala @ Hyatt Regency  – 7-10:30pm; $80

Watch The Alamo @ The Alamo – 6-9pm; FREE!

Tejano Coffee Porter @ Kunstler Brewing – 2pm

40th Anniversary @ Demo’s Greek Food – 11a-10p << $2 GYROS!

ACRG Season Opener Party @ The Amp Room – 8pm

 

Sat, Mar 2:

Texas Independence Beer Bash @ Appliance Liquidation Outlet – 2-5pm

Texas Independence Day Ceremony @ The Alamo – 12:30-1:30pm

Texas Independence Show w/ Los #3 Dinners @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; FREE!

Texas Independence Day @ The Rustic – 7pm

Don’t Mess With Texas Vol. 1 @ Weathered Souls Brewing – 12pm

Mardi Gras River Parade @ Riverwalk – 1-6pm

Mardi Gras Party @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $15

2019 Release Party & Armadillo Racing @ Garrison Brothers Distillery – 10a-5p

Come and Cruise It RIde @ Tony’s Bar – 12-6pm

Carseat Headrest @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Car Seat Headrest w/ Naked Guns @ Paper TIger – 9pm; $22

Fiesta Medal Trading @ Heroes and Fantasies – 1-5pm

Green Eggs and Pinball Tournament @ What’s Brewing? – 6-11pm

Ballet in the Park @ Travis Park – 6-8pm; FREE!

 

Sun, Mar 3:

Empty Bowls @ Southwest School of Art – 11a-2p

Crockett Fiddle Fest @ The Alamo – 10a-5p

Sunday Confessional @ El Luchador – 7pm-midnight

Dachshund Races @ Krause’s Cafe (New Braunfels) – 4-6pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

The Sound of Music @ Majestic Theatre

 

Mon, Mar 4:

All Day Happy Hour @ Kuntsler Brewing – 4pm

Pups & Pints @ Krause’s Cafe (New Braunfels) – 3-6pm

 

Tues, Mar 5:

FAT TUESDAY!

Mardi Gras Party w/ Dirty River Dixie Band @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $25

Bur Di Lis: A Burleson Mardi Gras Party @ Burlseson Beer Garden – 3pm-midnight

Mardi Gras w/ Dirty River Dixie Band @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $25

Mardi Craw Party & Crawfish Boil @ The Rustic – 5pm; FREE (VIP $30)

Worth Repeating: My Secret Life @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Pancake Day @ Snooze (Quarry) – 6:30a-2:30p

Benefit Event for The DoSeum @ Julian Gold – 5:30-7:30pm

The Office Trivia Night @ El Luchador – 7-10pm

 

Wed, Mar 6:

ASH WEDNESDAY!

Dawn at the Alamo @ The Alamo – 6am; FREE!

New Orleans Night w/ Johnny Vidacovich @ Jazz, TX – 8:30pm; $20

 

Thur, Mar 7:

SA Mag Best of the City Party @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm; $40-75

First Thursday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

Homegrown Chef: Sumo Spring Bash @ Burleson Beer Garden – 5-9pm; $40

 

Fri, Mar 8:

Kurt Vile @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $30

Swing Dancing and Craft Beer @ Kunstler Brewing – 8pm

Spring Fling @ Boardwalk on Bulverde – 6pm

 

Sat, Mar 9:

Wiz Khalifa @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Movie in the Park: Jurassic Park @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

2nd Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm

SoFlo Market @ SoFlo Market – 10a-4p

Medals and Margaritas II @ Jokesters 22 – 4-8:30pm

 

Sun, Mar 10:

Lu’au @ Big Aloha’s Ali’i Cove – 12-3pm

Grease Sing-a-Long @ Aztec Theatre – 3pm

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 10am

Michelada Mania @ La Gloria (Dominion) – 1-5pm; $15

 

Save the Dates

Mar 11: YOSA Presents: Thriller @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Mar 12: The Wizard of Oz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Mar 12: Yoga and Pints with Sound Bites @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm; $5

Mar 13: Earth, Wind, and Fire @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $$$

Mar 14: PI DAY!

Mar 14: SAYP Pi Day Pizza Making Class @ Il Forno – 6-8pm; $27

Mar 14: Fiesta Medal Love @ PicaPica Plaza – 4-7pm

Mar 15: Neon Indian (DJ Set) @ Chisme – 11pm; $25

Mar 16: St Patty’s w/ Pat Green @ The Rustic – $25+

Mar 16: T Pain @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $50+

Mar 17: ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Mar 17: St. Patty’s Day w/ Josh Glenn Experiment @ Kunstler Brewing – 5-8pm

Mar 17: Monkeys on a String DMB Tribute @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 6-9pm

Mar 17: Ghostland Observatory @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Mar 18: TPR Fiesta Medal Pick Up Party @ La Fonda on Main – 5pm; $12

Mar 19: SA Flavor Fiesta Medal Party #3 @ The Friendly Spot – 6-9pm

Mar 19: The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Mar 19: Carol Burnett @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Mar 20: Bikes, Bars, and Stars @ Bike World (The Pearl) – 7-10:30pm

Mar 20: The Fifth Element Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Mar 21: SAYP Happy Hour @ Paramour Bar – 6-8pm; FREE!

Mar 22: STRFKR @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Mar 23: Spring Market Day @ Tower of the Americas – 11a-5p

Mar 23: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

Mar 23: Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Mar 23: Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $25

Mar 23: Karolina’s 3rd Annual Fiesta Medal Pachanga @ Karolina’s Antiques – 11a-5p

Mar 24: Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 12-4pm; $75

Mar 24: Amos Lee @ Aztec Theatre – 8:30pm; $40+

Mar 26-31: Fiddler on the Roof @ Majestic Theatre

Mar 27: Runway @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm; $125+

Mar 28: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 6pm; $50+

Mar 28: SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

Mar 28: Big Give Concert feat. Kevin Fowler @ The Rustic – 6pm; $25+

Mar 29: International Music Festival @ Cathedral de San Fernando – 7-8pm

Mar 30: Spring Pop-Up Market @ Southtown – 10a-5p

Mar 31: Siclovia @ TBD – 9a-2p

Apr 2: Death Cab for Cutie @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 3: Medals for Meals Release Party @ SA Food Bank – 5:30-7:30pm; $25

Apr 4: Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Apr 5: The Moth Mainstage @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $25-100

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 7: Lucinda Williams @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30+

Apr 10: Double Dare Live @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 11: Foreigner @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 13: Taco Fest: Music y Mas @ La Villita – 12pm; $15+

Apr 13: Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 14: Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 2pm; $20

Apr 18: Taste of the Republic @ Marriott Plaza – 5-9pm; $75

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

Apr 24: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

May 3: The Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $30

May 4: Wein and Saengerfest @ New Braunfels, TX – 12-10pm

May 7-26: Hamilton @ Majestic Theatre – $1,000,000

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 13: Local Natives @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 5: Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $40+

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. Whether you like an occasional 5K or you’re training for your first marathon, I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fun races! Please wear an ID when you’re training.

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 4 races for $199 – Jan 5-Apr 6

SA Margarita Madness 5K @ La Villita – Mar 2 (afternoon)

Run to the Beat 5K @ Alamo Heights High School – Mar 2

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

Prickly Pear 50K, 10mi, 5K @ McAllister Park – Mar 9

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

Shamrock Shuffle 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Mar 16

Culinaria 5K Wine & Beer Run @ Shops at La Cantera – Mar 16

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

Stride for Sight 5K @ Comanche County Park – Mar 23

Texas 2-Way Torture @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Mar 30

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 6

Wanderlust Half Marathon @ Marketplatz Square (Fredericksburg) – Apr 6

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11