Llama in the Sky With Diamonds

 

What a Llama-tastic week ahead! There’s a LOT (and I really mean a LOT) going on this weekend. Do as much as you can, but certainly check the weather first.

 

I’m scooting out of town (again) for the weekend. This time, I’ll be in South Caro-llama exploring Charleston, the beach, and some coastal cuisine. Search for #roamingllama to follow my travels!

ReadAbouts

Stubb’s BBQ sauce has a new owner, which means Stubb’s in Austin is changing its name. Wow, just wow.

Local Saint Arnold Brewing Events

24-Hour Getaways

Check out the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival every Friday in July!

Turn-by-Turn Directions NOW AVAILABLE at IAH (Houston) Airport

Thursday is National Fry Day! Celebrate here!

 

PSA: Storms are in the forecast for the weekend. Bring a poncho and umbrella if you’re planning outside activities this weekend!

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Bird Bakery – 8am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

La La Land @ Tobin Center – 8-11pm

 

Saturday

80s and 90s Dance, Pop, and Rock n Roll w/ Sonic Radio @ Random Beer Garden – 7:30-11:30pm

Summer Beer Release & Grilled Cheese Bonanza @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm-midnight

Watermelon 210 Ale Launch @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 5-10pm

Pops & Pups Ice Cream Social @ PAWsitively Sweet Bakery – 3-5pm

 

Sunday

Adult Ice Cream Floats @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Gospel Brunch w/ Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Monkeys on a String – Dave Matthews Acoustic Tribute @ The Cove – 7-9pm

Mac & Cheese Pop-Up (LATE) Brunch @ The Growler Exchange – 2:30-5pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Summer Events @ The Historic Pearl

SA Mag’s Things To Do in July

Free Thursday Concerts @ Whitewater Amphitheater

 

All Weekend:

Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

 

Wed, Jul 12:

SA Young Professional Happy Hour @ Ash (Sunset Station) – 6-8pm

Family Movie Night: The Goonies @ Lost Oak Winery – 7:30-10pm

Los #3 Dinners – A Dinner Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions: DJ Patio Wine @ The Pearl – 5:30-9pm

National Pecan Pie Day Celebration @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Thur, Jul 13:

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

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Latte Art Throwdown @ White Elephant – 7pm

 

Fri, Jul 14:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Bird Bakery – 8am; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Los Skarnales & Pinata Protest @ River Road Ice House – 8pm; $15+

La La Land @ Tobin Center – 8-11pm

Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $22

Party on the Plaza @ Tower of the Americas – 7-11pm

Back to the 90s ZIMA Party @ Brass Monkey – 9pm-close

 

Sat, Jul 15:

Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

80s and 90s Dance, Pop, and Rock n Roll w/ Sonic Radio @ Random Beer Garden – 7:30-11:30pm

Reckless Kelly @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $22

RANCH \ HOUSE @ Lowcountry – 10pm

Ruben V @ The Cove – 9-11pm

The Big Aloha Shrimp Day @ Cibolo Texas Storage – 11a-2p

Summer Salsa Nights @ Pearl Stable – 7-11pm; $10

Keynote: Rocío Aranda-Alvarado (El Museo del Barrio) @ The McNay – 2-3pm

Bourbon Barrel OPA Tapping @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Summer Beer Release & Grilled Cheese Bonanza @ Dorcol Distilling – 5pm-midnight

Watermelon 210 Ale Launch @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 5-10pm

Pops & Pups Ice Cream Social @ PAWsitively Sweet Bakery – 3-5pm

Southern Star & Saint Arnold Brewing @ The Point – 2-4pm

 

Sun, Jul 16:

Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm; $15

Adult Ice Cream Floats @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Gospel Brunch w/ Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm

Hair of the Dog Charity Event @ Claude Hopper’s – 12-4pm << DOG-FRIENDLY!

Boozy Yoga + Cactus Landing Brewing @ Hoppy Monk – 12-3pm

Monkeys on a String – Dave Matthews Acoustic Tribute @ The Cove – 7-9pm

Mac & Cheese Pop-Up (LATE) Brunch @ The Growler Exchange – 2:30-5pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

 

Mon, Jul 17:

One Year Anniversary Pop-Up Dinner @ Botika Restaurant – 5-9pm

Monday Movies at Pearl Park: Ratatouille @ The Pearl – 8:30-10pm

 

Tues, Jul 18:

Cinema Tuesday: “The Double Life of Veronique” @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

 

Wed, Jul 19:

Whiskey Shivers @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $10

The Texases Courtyard Party @ Paper Tiger – 9pm

Feast with the Beast: Lunch & Network @ Botika Restaurant – 12-2pm

 

Thur, Jul 20:

Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Giant Jenga Tournament @ The Brass Tap – 9-11pm

Free Music Series: An Evening w/ Zac Wilkerson @ The County Line – 7:30pm

Monthly Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

Saint Arnold vs Karbach @ The Brass Tap (The Rim) – 11am

 

Fri, Jul 21:

Bike&Soul: Drinkn Miles @ Alamo Ice House – 7:30pm

Free Week SA: Summer Camp @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Rooftop Jazz @ Artpace – 8-11pm

Roxy Roca LIVE @ Luna – 9:30-midnight; $10

Art Out @ SAMA and Brooklynite – 7:30-8:30pm << LOOKS AWESOME!

 

Sat, Jul 22:

Drum Corps International @ The Alamodome

Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

Earth, Wind, and Fire @ AT&T Center – 8pm; $40+

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Dog Yoga (Doga) @ Revolucion Coffee + Juice – 10-11am

Christmas in July @ Flying Saucer – 11am-close

 

Sun, Jul 23:

Texas Sized Blended Burger Bash @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-4pm; $30

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Jul 25: Art Fit: Art+Yoga @ SAMA – 6:30-7:30pm; $5

Jul 25: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Jul 27: Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Jul 28: Brush Up! The Basics of Buddhist Art @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $30 (members)

Jul 28: Ray Wylie Hubbard Album Release Show @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $20

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 1: Cinema Tuesday: Young Frankenstein @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 1: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 3: John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

Aug 3: Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 5: Ford River Race @ The River Walk << KAYAK ON THE RIVER WALK!

Aug 5: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45-75

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 8: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 9: Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $12

Aug 10: Evenings on the Edge at Topaz (Pool) @ La Cantera Resort – 7pm; $25

Aug 12: 2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-9pm

Aug 15: Two Ton Tuesday @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $40

Aug 19: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $45+

Aug 25: Whiskey Business @ Witte Museum – 8pm; $60+

Aug 25: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Aug 26: The Princess Bride @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30

Aug 26: City and Colour @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 8: SA Opera: Macbeth @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Sept 13: Bryan Adams @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 6pm; $36

Sept 15: Trombone Shorty @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $29+

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 29: Govt Mule @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $27+

Oct 5-8: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, Texas

Oct 6: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 7: Willie Nelson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $45+

Oct 14: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 14: Mastodon @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $40+

Oct 20: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Oct 21: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30-6:30pm

Oct 23: Gogol Bordello @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 23: Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 2: Iron and Wine @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 3: Matisyahu @ Empire Theatre – 8pm

Nov 11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ ACL Live – 8pm; $38+

 

Running

Triple digits on my car thermometer means running season is done-zo, except for those always-good-for-ya torture runs. Whether it’s a 5K with friends or a run to “sweat it out,” always wear an ID!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series throughout 2017

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ Aquarena Springs (San Marcos) – Jul 23

Dog Days 5K @ Fischer Park (New Braunfels) – Aug 5

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 11

Fuego 5K @ Salado Creek Greenway – Aug 12

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 19

Melon Run ’17 @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 19

River City Half Marathon @ Leon Creek VIA Trailhead – Sept 3

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene, TX – Sept 9

Tour de Pecan @ Seguin, TX – Sept 30

5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing Co – Oct 7

Friday the 13th Night Race @ McAllister Park – Oct 13

Ragnar Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 20-21

South Padre Marathon / Half / 10K @ South Padre Island – Nov 11