Have you ever seen a llama ride a camel?

 

It’s adventure time once again! This time, I’m heading to Egypt, and it’s sure to be sand-tacular. I mean, cam-el believe it? I’m gonna ride a camel at the pyramids! Giza louise-a!

 

For the next couple of weeks, I’ll publish the LlamaLite — a premixed version of my regular newsletter. Think of it like the cookie dough logs you get at HEB and throw in the fridge… even though that cookie dough was made days before you bought it, the cookies are still DELICIOUS when baked. I could extend the metaphor, but you get the point.

 

But before you have to worry about all of that, there’s a whole weekend of fun to be had right here in San Antonio including Second Saturday and Dream Week events.

 

Have a spit-tacular time this weekend and beyond!

 

ReadAbouts

San Antonio’s 300th Year: A Retrospective

Best BBQ of 2018

U-Haul Rented More Trucks to People Moving to Texas Than Anywhere Else in 2018

Top Stories of 2018

Concerts to See in 2019

Getting Fit in 2019

Yogaaaahhhh

Or Eat Your Way Through SA

New Southern Food Restaurant in Government Hill

Marfa on The Simpsons

Things to do in January, courtesy of SA Mag

RIP Herb Kelleher, who co-founded Southwest Airlines in St. Anthony Hotel

We LOVE Carol Burnett, SA native!

 

PSA: Since I’ll be out of town and on vacation, I’ll be posting on social media outlets much more frequently. Look for #roamingllama to follow my adventures.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Free Movie: Labyrinth @ Tobin Center – 8pm; FREE!

Mesquite-Smoked Porter Re-Release @ Ranger Creek – 5pm

A Very Maine Winter Evening @ SAMA – 6:30-9pm; FREE w/ Admission

 

Saturday

Bike Yoga Tacos @ HUB MRKT – 3-6pm

Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-7pm; $25

The Texases @ Lonesome Rose – 9pm-2am

 

Sunday

Downtown Delicacy @ Ocho – 1-4pm; $50

Sunday Funday Yoga @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Kolchineal Re-Release @ Kunstler Brewing – 11a-10p

 

This Week:

All Month:

Happy Hour Tours @ Majestic Theatre – 5pm & 6pm; $25

 

All Weekend:

Dream Week and more Dream Week

Dog Days @ SA Botanical Garden – 9a-5p; $5 per pup

Free Week @ Paper Tiger

 

Thur, Jan 10:

Two Tons of Steel Tribute to Chuck Berry & Buddy Holly @ Picks Bar – 8:30pm; FREE!

Dirty River Dixie Band @ Alamo City Swing Revival – 7-11pm

Thursday Night Latte Throwdown @ What’s Brewing? – 7-10pm

Nina Diaz @ Limelight – 7pm; $8-12

King Pelican Live @ Lonesome Rose – 10pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Jan 11:

Free Movie: Labyrinth @ Tobin Center – 8pm; FREE!

Sesiones en Vivo @ Mariachi Bar – 7-9pm; FREE!

Mesquite-Smoked Porter Re-Release @ Ranger Creek – 5pm

Overnight Ghost Hunt & Campout @ Black Swan Inn – 8pm-10am (Sat); $120

A Very Maine Winter Evening @ SAMA – 6:30-9pm; FREE w/ Admission

Open Rock Climbing @ The District – 5pm-midnight

 

Sat, Jan 12:

Bike Yoga Tacos @ HUB MRKT – 3-6pm

Òlàjú African Market Creative Arts Festival @ Brick at Blue Star – 12-7pm; $25

SoFlo Market Destach Edition @ SoFlo Market – 10a-4p

Ranch\House @ Francis Bogside – 10pm

The Texases @ Lonesome Rose – 9pm-2am

Sweat SA @ La Cantera Resort – 9a-1p; $12

Hike the Canyon @ Government Canyon – 8:30a-12p

Micky and the Motorcars @ Gruene Hall – 10;30pm; $12

Second Saturday @ Essex Modern City – 6-9pm

Second Saturday Social Ride @ La Tuna Ice House – 3-8pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

 

Sun, Jan 13:

Dream Week: Buffalo Soldier Day @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 12-4pm

Downtown Delicacy @ Ocho – 1-4pm; $50

Sunday Funday Yoga @ Roadmap Brewing Co – 11am

Latin Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9am

Kolchineal Re-Release @ Kunstler Brewing – 11a-10p

Sunday Brunch @ Tucker’s – 11a-4p

Alamo City Rollergirls Recruitment Day @ San Juan Community Center – 9:30-10:30am

 

Next Week

All Week:

San Antonio Cocktail Conference << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

Dream Week and more Dream Week

 

All Weekend:

PAX South @ Convention Center

 

Mon, Jan 14:

Hayride Hop w/ Jolie and the Jackalopes @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $5-25

Learn to Make Bottlecap Jewelry @ Mad Crafter Gift Shop – 6-8pm; $15

New Resolutions, New Wine Styles @ High Street Wine Co – 6-7pm; $45

 

Tues, Jan 15:

3 Year Anniversary @ Bang Bang Bar – 8pm

SA Cocktail Conference Paired Dinner: Botika and Flor de Cana @ Botika – 7-10pm; $85

 

Wed, Jan 16:

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

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

 

Thur, Jan 17:

Texas HandCrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4-9pm

DT Buffkin, Lonely Horse @  Lowcountry – 9pm-midnight

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

Beer and Tacos Pairing @ The Corner – 6pm

Wine Tasting @ The Cove – 7:30-8:30pm; $10

 

Fri, Jan 18:

Boots, Boogie, and Honky Tonk w/ Dale Watson and D.T. Buffkin @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Bike&Soul: Onesie Wild Things @ Sparky’s Pub – 7:30pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30pm; $15

 

Sat, Jan 19:

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

Reckless Kelly @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Young Professionals NYE Bootcamp + Social @ Union Yoga at The Strand – 11:30a-1p; FREE!

Lost Records Music Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

SA Cocktail Conference Beer Break @ The Friendly Spot – 2-4pm

12th Annual Blues Festival @ Luckenbach, TX – 12-10pm; $30

Let’s Rodeo Ball @ Freeman Coliseum – 6:30-11:30pm

Cactus Land Brewing 2nd Anniversary @ Adkins, TX – 12-9pm

Bartender Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 12-4pm

 

Sun, Jan 20:

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE & SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON

Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ McAllister Park – 6:30-11:30pm

Lunar Eclipse Watch Party @ 1819 N. Main – 7:30-11:30pm

Bike&Brunch: Live Spurs Game & Pizza Ride @ Playland Pizza – 4pm; $28

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

 

Save the Dates

Jan 21-Feb 2: Restaurant Weeks

Jan 21: Natural Wines Tasting @ High Street Wine Co – 6-7pm; $55

Jan 23: Brunch @ Tucker’s Kozy Korner – 11am

Jan 24: Young Professionals Happy Hour @ Grille 254 – 6-8pm

Jan 24: Good People SA Dreamweek 2019 @ AT&T Center – 6:30-8:30pm; $0-5

Jan 25: Brickadelic Vintage Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 5pm-midnight

Jan 25-26: SA Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off @ SA Stock Show & Rodeo on the Salado – 10am-midnight; $15

Jan 25-27: The Amazing Acro-Cats @ Josephine Theatre – multiple showtimes

Jan 26: Toro y Moi @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $25

Jan 27: Agarita Brunch @ Pharm Table – 12pm; $50 BYOB

Jan 29: Reel Big Fish @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $25+

Jan 30: Jane Monheit @ Jazz, TX – 7pm; $50

Jan 31: Art in the Garden Exhibit Opening @ SA Botanical Garden – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Feb 1: Augie Meyers Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Feb 2: Texas Craft Beer Chili Cook-Off @ The Point Park – 12-5pm

Feb 2: Lyfe Jennings w/ AMEA @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Feb 7-24: San Antonio Rodeo @ AT&T Center

Feb 8: Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Feb 15-17: Carmen: Ballet San Antonio @ Tobin Center – $35+

Feb 19: Reverend Horton Heat @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $5

Feb 22: Tom Petty vs Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $15+

Feb 23: Cypress Hill @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $35+

Feb 26: Metric & Zoe @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Feb 28: Band of Horses @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Mar 2: Carseat Headrest @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

Mar 9: Wiz Khalifa @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Mar 10: Grease Sing-a-Long @ Aztec Theatre – 3pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

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

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

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

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

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

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 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

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

Purgatory Trail Race 10mi @ San Marcos Greenbelt – Jan 12

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

MLK 5K Run/Walk @ MLK Jr. Park – Jan 20

Coco Women’s Half Marathon @ Providence HS – Jan 20

The Rise of the Winter Dragons Half Marathon/10K/5K @ Old Pearsall Park – Jan 26

Super Run 5K @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Jan 26

Tower Climb and Run @ Tower of Americas – Jan 26

Snowball Run 5K @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Jan 26

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Mission County Park – Feb 2

Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Feb 3

Freetail Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Freetail (S Presa) – Feb 16

Sauerkraut Bend 5K @ King William Park – Feb 23

Pedernales Trail Runs @ Pedernales Falls State Park – Feb 23

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

San Marcos Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets – Mar 10

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

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

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

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7