I Will Always Llama You

 

I’m relaxing in the mountains, but I still managed to find exactly one bazillion things to do in San Antonio over the next couple of weeks! It’s like it’s peak season in SA. Between Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and On & Off Fred, there’s more to do than this llama can spit at!

 

Don’t let the wacky weather stop you! Enjoy San Antonio. I’ll be back soon!

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PSA: Follow the #roamingllama! Even though the official face stayed back in Lubbock, I found a stupendous stand-in for the week. Go check her out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

The Short List:

It’s longer than usual because I wanted to narrow down the events on Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day. Keep scrolling down for the full list!

 

Friday

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

2nd Annual 80s One Hit Wonder Sing-Along @ Brass Monkey – 9pm; $2

Crawfish Season Debut @ Shuck Shack – 4pm

 

Saturday

Fasching @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 8pm

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Mardi Gras River Parade @ Arneson River Theatre / The RIverwalk – 1-6pm

Junior League Legacy Sale @ The Bright Shawl – 10a-4p

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

 

Sunday

2nd Annual El Mardi Gras @ The Cookhouse – 1-6pm

Mardi Gras Block Party Special Tapping @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 11a-3p

Valentine’s Local Market @ Feliz Modern – 12pm; FREE!

 

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday Masquerade Party @ Social Spot – 5pm

Annual SAZA Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party @ VFW Post 76 – 4pm

Mardi Craw Party @ The Rustic – 5:30pm; $30

 

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day w/ Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $10

Valentine’s Day Supper Club @ Ocho (Hotel Havana) – 6-10pm; $150 per couple

Valentine’s Day: South America is Closer Than You Think @ Carmens de la Calle – 7-10pm; $170+

Wild at Heart Valentine’s Dinner @ SA Zoo – 6:30pm

Special Tapping and Wood Painting @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

SA Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center << UNTIL FEB 25

Mardi Gras Artisan Show @ The Riverwalk

Beer, Bugs, & Blues Mardi Gras @ Willie’s Grill (San Pedro) – 5:30-11pm

 

Thur, Feb 8:

Itzhak Perlman @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $46.50+

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

Thursday Night Throwdown @ Cuppencake – 6-10pm << PURO CAFÉ MEETUP!

Odell Pint Night @ The Growler Exchange – 6:30-9:30pm

Sake Dinner @ Hanzo – 6:30pm; $45

Selena Trivia Night @ Pico De Gallo – 6pm

 

Fri, Feb 9:

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

2nd Annual 80s One Hit Wonder Sing-Along @ Brass Monkey – 9pm; $2

Snake Hawk Press Valentine’s Pop-Up @ Rosella Coffee Co. – 7pm << PURO CAFÉ MEETUP!

Sprouts and Spritzers @ SA Botanical Garden – 6:30-8:30pm

Crawfish Season Debut @ Shuck Shack – 4pm

Sweethearts Dance 2018 @ Pearl Stable – 5-7:30pm; $20

Roccoco Imperial Coconut Brown Ale Beer Release @ Busted Sandal – 4:30-10pm

My Bloody Valentine screening @ Freetail Brewing – 7-9:30pm

 

Sat, Feb 10:

Fasching @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 8pm

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Mardi Gras River Parade @ Arneson River Theatre / The RIverwalk – 1-6pm

Mardi Gras @ Viva Tacoland – 4pm; $5

Boudin Fest @ Bentley’s Bar – 3-10pm

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10am

Yoga on the Patio @ Paramour – 12pm

Alejandro Escovedo @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

CSSA Chinese New Year Gala @ Marriott Northwest – 5-10:30pm

Junior League Legacy Sale @ The Bright Shawl – 10a-4p

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

Ranch\House @ Lowcountry – 9pm

 

Sun, Feb 11:

2nd Annual El Mardi Gras @ The Cookhouse – 1-6pm

Domingo Mardi Gras @ Sanchos Cantina y Mas – 2pm

Mardi Gras Block Party Special Tapping @ Cullum’s Attagirl – 11a-3p

Sweetheart’s Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30+ << SELLS OUT FAST

Brunch @ Bogside – 11am

Tea Party How-to @ SA Botanical Garden – 1:30-3:30pm; $25

Valentine’s Local Market @ Feliz Modern – 12pm; FREE!

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12pm

Sunday Arts Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

Texas Music Educators Convention (TMEA) << DOWNTOWN WILL BE PACKED

Jazz Floating on the River @ The Riverwalk – 7-9pm

 

All Weekend:

On & Off Fred(ericksburg) Road Studio Tour

Uptown FRED @ Mantle Art Space

Cotopaxi Questival @ Crocket Park – 6pm; $41+ << SOUNDS AWESOME

 

Mon, Feb 12:

Swing Nite: Sweeheart’s Dance @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10

 

Tues, Feb 13:

MARDI GRAS!

Outdoor Movie: The Princess Bride @ Arneson Theater – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Fat Tuesday Masquerade Party @ Social Spot – 5pm

Annual SAZA Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party @ VFW Post 76 – 4pm

Mardi Craw Party @ The Rustic – 5:30pm; $30

Mardi Gras Party @ Howl at the Moon – 7pm

SATX Social Ride Valentine’s Toy Drive @ Freetail Brewing Co (S. Presa) – 6:30-9pm

 

Wed, Feb 14:

ASH WEDNESDAY!

VALENTINE’S DAY!

MUSIC:

Valentine’s Day w/ Dale Watson & His Lone Stars @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $10

Free Chocolate & Live Music @ The General Public – 3pm

SoundCream Special Valentine’s Edition @ The Pearl – 6-9pm

DINNER:

Valentine’s Day Supper Club @ Ocho (Hotel Havana) – 6-10pm; $150 per couple

Valentine’s Day: South America is Closer Than You Think @ Carmens de la Calle – 7-10pm; $170+

Wild at Heart Valentine’s Dinner @ SA Zoo – 6:30pm

Valentine’s Day Pizza Class for Two @ Il Forno – 6:30-7:30pm

3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner @ The Granary – 5:30-10pm; $55

5-Course Valentine’s Day Menu @ Restaurant Gwendolyn – 5:30-10pm

OTHER:

Singles Awareness Day @ Bowl & Barrel – 3-10pm

Anti-Valentine’s Day @ The Ringer Pub – 2pm-Close

Special Tapping and Wood Painting @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Valentine’s Party @ Brews Brothers – 8pm

Codeup Demo Day @ The DoSeum – 3:15-5:30pm; FREE!

Food for Though: Soul Food @ McNay Art Museum – 12pm

 

Thur, Feb 15:

Dirty River Dixie Band @ Esquire Tavern – 9pm << DURING MUSIC CONVENTION

Havana Hi-Fi @ Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

Geeks Who Drink Trivia @ Southtown 101 – 7pm

Zoo Amore @ SA Zoo – 6-8pm

Craft Beer, Wine, and Chocolate Tasting @ The Hanger – 7-9pm

 

Fri, Feb 16:

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Family Flashlight Night @ SA Botanical Garden – 6-8:30pm

Bike&Soul: Love Riding! @ Viva Tacoland – 7:30pm

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

 

Sat, Feb 17:

Puro Café Cupping Class @ Indy Coffee – 3-4pm; $15

Salsa Night @ Pearl Stable – 7-11pm; $15-25

Confucius Wishing Lanterns on the Water @ The River Walk – 5-7pm; $5

Asian Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-5p; $10

SAYP Group Hike @ Friedrich Wilderness Park – 9:30-11:30am

Paella y Tapas Night @ Nao – 5-7:30pm; $34-40

Crepe Brunch @ Chocollazo – 10am

Yoga on the Patio @ Paramour – 12pm

San Antonio Onesie Bar Crawl @ TBD SATX – 5pm-midnight

LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 9pm << SOLD OUT

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

2 Year Anniversary Party Crawfish Boil @ Growler Exchange – 12-8pm

 

Sun, Feb 18:

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

Coffee Beer & Donuts @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Brunch @ Bogside – 11am

On & Off Fred on a Bike @ Hausmann Millworks – 11a-5p

LeAnn Rimes @ Gruene Hall – 8pm

Black History Month Bike Ride @ Burleson Yard – 9:30a-2p

Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Sunday Arts Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-5pm

 

Save the Dates

Feb 19: Cochon de Love @ Bud’s Southern Rotisserie – 1-4pm

Feb 20: Fried Chicken & Champagne Night @ Downstairs (Esquire) – 5pm

Feb 22: Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Feb 23: Open Rehearsal for Students: Bernstein & Brahm @ Tobin Center – 10a-12:30p; FREE!

Feb 24: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 6:30pm

Feb 27: Philanthropitch @ Tobin Center – 6pm; $25

Feb 28: Salud! Culinary Nights @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $50

Mar 1: Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm

Mar 2-3: SA Symphony plays La La Land @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Mar 4: Wild Game Sausage Showdown @ Beethoven Maennerchor – 2-6pm; $0-25

Mar 6: Primary Election Day @ Bexar County voting locations

Mar 7: Top 100 Dining & Drinks Taste Event @ McNay Art Museum – 7pm; $85

Mar 11: San Antonio Sushi Class @ Freetail Brewing – 6-8pm

Mar 12: Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

Mar 16-17: The River Walk Dyed Green!

Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day River Parade @ The River Walk – 4-6pm

Mar 18: A View from Above w/ Astronaut Terry Virts @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $20-45

Mar 22: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 7pm; $50

Mar 24: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 7:30pm

Mar 24: Fiesta Especial Family Fiestaval @ Aggie Park – 3-7pm; $2-5

Mar 24-25: In Bloom Music Festival @ Eleanor Tinsley Park (Houston)

Apr 4: John Cleese and screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 7: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Apr 16: Shinedown @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43

Apr 18: The Doobie Brothers @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 19-29: Fiesta San Antonio!

Apr 20: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7pm; $85

Apr 20: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: The Revivalists @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 21: Real Ale’s 22nd Birthday @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: Jim Gaffigan @ The Majestic Theatre – 7pm & 9:30pm

Apr 25: Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 5:30-10:30pm; $85

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

Apr 27-29: Crawfest New Braunfels: Whiskey Myers, Vallejo @ Comal Country Fairgrounds

May 1-6: The Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theatre – $35+

May 4: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Floore’s – 9pm; $43+

May 5: Kaleo @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

May 5: Juanes @ Freeman Coliseum – 7:30pm; $37+

May 5: Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

May 8: Fleet Foxes @ The Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+ << GOING!

May 9: of Montreal @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $18-20

May 11-12: SA Symphony plays Pirates of the Caribbean – 7:30pm

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

May 14: Dr. Dog @ The Rustic – 8pm << GOING!

May 26: Texas Salsa Festival @ Hemisfair – 1pm; $45

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 5: Erasure @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-70

 

Running

Time to start training for those winter half marathons or the big kahunas, if you dare. Always bring 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 Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 3 races left!

2018 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series – 8 races for $210!

Cupid’s Chase 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Feb 10

Be My Valentine 5K @ Alamo Brewery – Feb 11

Pajama Pancake 5K / 10K @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Cocoa Half @ N St Mary’s – Feb 11

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail Brewery (S. Presa) – Feb 17

Austin Marathon, Half, 5K @ Downtown Austin – Feb 18

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Fall State Park – Feb 24

Diploma Dash 5K @ UTSA Main Campus – Feb 24

El Taco Run 5K @ 10 10th Street – Feb 24

Happy Hour 5K @ La Villita – Feb 24

5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Mar 3

Alamo 13.1 / 26.2 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 4

Ragnar Luckenbach @ San Marcos, TX – Mar 9-10

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

Redfish IPA 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Mar 17

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 17

5th Annual Helotes Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 17

Alamo Beer Co 5K Beer Run @ Alamo Beer – Apr 7

Outlaw Half Marathon @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 7

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

River City Half Marathon @ Salado Creek – Apr 8

Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade @ City of Windcrest City Hall – Apr 21

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

Margarita Run 5K @ Concepcion Park – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padre Island – Apr 28

Tough Mudder Central Texas @ McMahan Ranch – May5-6

Texas Flower Country 5K / 10K Run @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 12

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ San Marcos, TX – July 22