Happy New Year!

The work holidays may be over, but the party’s just begun! It’s officially Mardi Gras / Carnival season! Eat some King Cake, buy some silly beads, and count down the days until February 17th!

On the llama’s mind: Possible Development @ VFW Post 76New Big Hops LocationTexas PronunciationsIce Skating at Kiddie ParkNeil PeartCESBeerCape Town

 

My picks for the week:

Feeling like a cocktail?

Go to Esquire Tavern and get great (like, really great) deals on cocktails while helping one of its employees train for a mixing contest in Dallas!

Feeling more like beer?

Celebrate Branchline Brewing Co.’s anniversary on Friday and Saturday. **Branchline rescheduled this event for Jan 16-17, due to the nasty weather we’re expecting this weekend.**

Don’t want any of that? That’s cool!

Art Parties at SAMA are always fun (music, food, drinks, art, etc.), but if you’re in the mood for indie rock, Cheers Elephant looks cool. Both are on Friday.

 

This Week

All Week:

Seriously awesome specials @ Esquire Tavern

 

All weekend:

Branchline Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary @ BB Co (Friday & Saturday) << **Branchline rescheduled this event for Jan 16-17, due to the nasty weather we’re expecting this weekend.**

New Braunfels Antique Show & Sale @ NB Convention Center

Dream Week (continues through the next week)

 

Wed, Jan 7:

Craft Beer Tasting @ Hangar Tavern – 7pm; $5

 

Thur, Jan 8:

Brews & Schmooze @ Big’z Burger Joint – 5-8pm

New Braunfels Brewing Co Sour Party @ FSB – 6pm

Karbach Tap Takeover @ Big Hops Gastropub – 6pm

Guadalupe Brewery Night @ Big Hops (Huebner) – 7pm

Guadalupe Brewery Night @ Big Hops (Broadway) – 7pm

 

Fri, Jan 9:

Art Party: Picasso Cubed @ SAMA – 6-8pm << GREAT EVENT!

Cheers Elephant @ 502 Bar – 9pm << SOUNDS COOL!

Alamo Music Basement Session with Lonely Horse – 6:30pm; $10

 

Sat, Jan 10:

The Spiders Jazz @ Taps y Tapas – 7-10:30pm

Second Saturday Art & Wine @ Texas Treasures – 4-8pm; FREE!

 

Sun, Jan 11:

Monty Python & the Holy Grail Quote Along @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 7pm

Doc Watson Trio @ The Esquire Tavern – 3-6pm

Big Lebowski Quote Along @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Brewing Process Class @ Branchline Brewing Co. – 9-11am; $35

Beer & Food Pairing Class @ Branchline Brewing Co. – 12-2pm; $35

 

Next Week

All Week:

Dream Week

 

All weekend:

SA Cocktail Conference @ downtown SA << MUST DO!

ZZ Top @ The Majestic Theater – 8pm; $45+

Dog Days @ Botanical Gardens << NO URL, JUST TAKE YOUR PUP!

 

Mon, Jan 12:

College Football Championship (Oregon vs Ohio State)

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

When Harry Met Sally @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Master Pancake: Labyrinth @ Paramount Theater (Austin) << I KNOW IT’S IN AUSTIN, BUT THIS LOOKS AWESOME.

 

Tues, Jan 13:

Refresh Your Run Class @ REI – 6:30-8pm; FREE!

Art Fit: Art + Running @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Jan 14:

Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7pm; $20+ << THIS GUY IS SO GOOD.

Salud! Culinary Nights @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $50 << CALL 210-357-1910 FOR RESERVATIONS

 

Thur, Jan 15:

Craft Beer Tasting @ Hangar (Broadway) – 7-9pm; $5

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

Freetail Anniversary Beer Rare Tapping @ Big Hops (Huebner) – 7pm

Freetail Anniversary Beer Rare Tapping @ Big Hops (Broadway) – 7pm

 

Fri, Jan 16:

Art History 101 @ SAMA – 6-7:30pm

Texas Jamm Band @ Floore’s – 7-9pm; $12+

 

Sat, Jan 17:

Purgatory Trail Run @ San Marcos Greenbelt

Red Bowl Run 5K @ Eilan

Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K @ Blue Bonnet Palace

Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 9pm; $22

Brewery Tour @ New Braunfels Brewing Co. – 2-5pm; $15

Let’s Rodeo Ball @ Freeman Coliseum – 6:30pm; $175

Roxy Roca @ Luna – 9:30pm; $10

Craft Beer Break @ The Friendly Spot – 6pm; $20 << Cocktail Conference Event!

 

Sun, Jan 18:

Milkdrive @ Gruene Hall – 12-3:30pm; FREE!

Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon & Relay @ La Villita

 

Save the Dates

Jan 19: MLK March @ MLK Academy – 10am << ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE U.S.!

Jan 19-24: SA Restaurant Week

Jan 22: Glenn Kotche (drummer for Wilco) and other awesome musicians @ The Aztec – 7:30pm; $29+

Jan 22: Karbach Beer Barn Burner Glass Night @ Big Hops (Huebner) – 7pm

Jan 22: Karbach Barn Burner Glass Night @ Big Hops (Broadway) – 7pm

Jan 23: Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

Jan 23: McNay Art Museum’s 60th Birthday Party – 9:30pm; $100

Jan 23-24: Norm Macdonald @ LOL Comedy Club

Jan 25: Austin Bacon & Beer Festival – 2:30pm; $45 << SO AWESOME

Jan 24: Pirate Fest @ Big Bang Bazaar – 1am-9pm

Jan 24: Helotes BBQ Cook-off @ Helotes Fairgrounds – 9am

Jan 24: Karbach Brewmaster Party @ Big Hops (Broadway) – 3pm

Jan 31: Ruby Jane Smith @ Luna – 6pm

Jan 31: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 6-9pm

Jan 31: Chilibowl Cook-Off @ Random – 12pm

Feb 8: Sweetheart’s Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30 << ALWAYS SELLS OUT!

Feb 8: Chocoholic Frolic @ Morgan’s Wonderland

Feb 8: Itzhak Perlman w/ SA Symphony @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $45+

Feb 12-15: Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet by SA Ballet & Symphony @ Tobin Center – $33+

Feb 12: 2nd Thursday @ The McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE! << SO MUCH FUN!

Feb 13: Shakey Graves @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $15

Feb 21: Reverend Horton Heat @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20+

Feb 22: Steve Miller Band @ The Majestic Theater – 7:30pm; $55+

Feb 28: Chris Tucker @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35+

Mar 27-28: Willie Nelson & merle Haggard @ Whitewater Amphitheater

Mar 29: Buddy Guy @ The Aztec – 7pm; $35+

Apr 20: OK Go @ The Aztec – 7pm; $20+ << PRETTY DARN COOL.

May 1-2: Evelyn Glennie @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

 

Running

Join local runners every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Fleet Feet

The awesome iRun Calendar

Races all over Texas

Purgatory Trail Run @ San Marcos Greenbelt – Jan 17

Red Bowl Run 5K @ Eilan – Jan 17

Selma-Schertz Salute to Service Members 5K @ Blue Bonnet Palace – Jan 17

Cocoa Women’s Half Marathon & Relay @ La Villita – Jan 18th; $85+

Endurathon 25K and 25K Relay @ Bulverde Comm. Center – Jan 24

Snowball 5K Run/Walk @ Morgan’s Wonderland – Jan 24

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 25 << ALL DOWNHILL!

Tutus & Tennies 5K @ Dance Unlimited (Buda)  – Jan 31

Super Bowl 7K Run – Feb 1

Natural Bridge Caverns Half Marathon (5K & 10K) – Feb 8

Austin Marathon and Half Marathon – Feb 15

Puppy Love 5K Walk/Run @ Austin – Feb 22

Missions Half Marathon @ Mission Concepcion – Feb 28

Red Run Spa Day & 5K @ Eilan – Feb 28

Carnival of Venice 5K @ Cedar Creek Golf Course – 6pm

Alamo 13.1 @ Alamo Plaza – Mar 22

Texas 10 Boerne – Mar 29

Austin 10/20 (10 Miles) @ The Domain (Austin) – Mar 29

Texas Wine Series – March & April

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, Texas – April 11

 

That’s all for now! ‘Til next week…