Smokey Llama

 

Gotta do a shameless plug… but I’m a proud llama!

 

TEDxSanAntonio announced speakers and BBQ vendors for its Blues & BBQ Bash on August 19th at Burleson Yard Beer Garden. YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO. Tickets here. BBBQ-llama is the code for 10 bucks off.

 

Ticket sales raise money for TEDxSA and will get you a Ranger Creek beer (or Topo Chico) in addition to tasty bites from Dignowity Meats and Kings Hwy!

 

Want more? I got you. There’s a load of FAB speakers and entertainment. Here’s who you’ll hear from (and probably get to meet, if you want to):

 

Kenneth Dominique, son of a groundbreaking SA jazz legend you need to know

Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly BBQ Editor << WHOA!

John Cockerell, blues musician and board member for San Antonio Blues Society

Emilio “Emo” Soliz, Pitmaster, Kings Highway BBQ

Elijah Zane, rockin’ local blues musician

Shane Reed, the guy behind the meat at Dignowity Meats

Jim Beal, veteran columnist, bassist, local blues expert

Miss Neesie and the Tin Can Trio, authentic blues trio that will rock your socks off at the after party!

 

I’m not the only one making a big deal about it. See what The Rivard Report has to say!

 

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS! HERE HERE HERE!

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Aztec has a LOT of great shows this fall.

The food hall at The Pearl (The Bottling Dept.) is open!

SA is a Top 10 City according to Travel + Leisure.

Biotech in SA is (re)generating all sorts of things!

New Rooftop Bar Coming Downtown

MUST DO: Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Museum

 

PSA: The Alamodome is getting WIFI.

 

My Picks for the Week:

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Summer Moon Coffee Bar – 8am

Bob Dylan Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

Keep the Pint + Rosella Music Fridays @ Rosella Coffee Co – 7-9pm

 

Saturday

Mozart Festival @ Univ. of the Incarnate Word – 8-10pm; $15-40

Alamo City Roller Girls vs Ranger Creek Death Match @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5-9pm

Star Wars Night @ Missions Basebal (Wolff Stadium) – 7pm

 

Sunday

Fido Funday @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Bubble Gum Bottle Share @ Freetail Brewing Co (S. Presa) – 12pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Summer Events @ The Historic Pearl

SA Mag’s Things To Do in July

Free Thursday Concerts @ Whitewater Amphitheater

 

All Week:

CHARC(uterie) WEEK! @ restaurants around town

 

All Weekend:

Viva Big Bend Festival @ Marfa, Alpine, Fort David, and Marathon, TX

 

Thur, Jul 27:

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

Havana Hi-Fi @ Hotel Havana – 8-11pm

AwesomeSA Pitch Party @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 7-10pm

Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Summer Dance Hall Series @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-9pm

Adult Slushie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Jazz & Poetry with a Purpose @ Carmens de la Calle – 7:30-10:30pm; $15

 

Fri, Jul 28:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Summer Moon Coffee Bar – 8am

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

Canciones: Songs of San Antonio @ The Pearl – 5:30-8:30pm

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

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

Bob Dylan Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-10pm

Ruben V @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10-50

Keep the Pint + Rosella Music Fridays @ Rosella Coffee Co – 7-9pm

 

Sat, Jul 29:

National Lasagna Day @ Little Italy – 12-3pm

Mozart Festival @ Univ. of the Incarnate Word – 8-10pm; $15-40

Pages & Pints @ Big Hops Bitters – 1-3pm

SA Reggae Festival @ Rosedale Park – 11a-11p; $25

Vans Warped Tour @ AT&T Center – 11am

Alamo City Roller Girls vs Ranger Creek Death Match @ Ranger Creek Brewing – 5-9pm

Star Wars Night @ Missions Basebal (Wolff Stadium) – 7pm

 

Sun, Jul 30:

Fido Funday @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Bubble Gum Bottle Share @ Freetail Brewing Co (S. Presa) – 12pm

Iron Truck Throwdown @ The Block SA – 2-8pm

Fast Times at Ridgemont High @ Santikos Theatres – 7pm

 

Next Week

Mon, Jul 31:

Monday Movie: Big Night @ The Pearl – 8:30-10pm

 

Tues, Aug 1:

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

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

The Dodging Duck’s 15th Anniversary @ Dodging Duck Brewhaus – 11a-9p

 

Wed, Aug 2:

Breakfast & Discussion on Homegrown Talent @ Pearl Stable – 7:30-9am; $15

The Texases @ Paper Tiger – 9pm

Live Fie Kitchen Street Foods @ The Pearl – 5pm

 

Thur, Aug 3:

NATIONAL IPA DAY!

Celebrate IPA Day @ The Growler Exchange

IPA Day: Dueling Casks @ Big Hops Huebner – 5-11pm

John Mayer @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $45+

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

Doggy Ice Cream Social @ Amy’s Ice Cream – 5-7pm

 

Fri, Aug 4:

FIRST FRIDAY @ SOUTHTOWN

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens – 6:30pm

First Friday: 90s Hip Hop Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm

Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

 

Sat, Aug 5:

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

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

Dave Matthews / Tim Reynolds Tribute @ The Hangar – 9:30pm

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

Collaboration Beer Fundraiser @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 5-10pm; $20

 

Sun, Aug 6:

311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

 

Save the Dates

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

Aug 8: Bat Loco Bash @ Camden St – 6-9pm

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 11: Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $25

Aug 12: Bacon Bacon Bacon (URBAN-15 Fundraiser) @ Freetail Brewery – 6-9pm

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

Aug 13: Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 1-:30am; $30

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

Aug 19: Blues & BBQ w/ TEDxSanAntonio @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 9a-3p; $30 w/ BBBQ-llama

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

Aug 21: Swing Nite w/ Two Tons of Steel @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

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: Lalah Hathaway @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+ << SO GOOD!

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 2: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

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

Sept 8: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 8: Girl in a Coma @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; FREE w/ RSVP

Sept 10: The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

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

Sept 14: Blink-182 @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $60+

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

Sept 15: Modest Mouse @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

Sept 16: Ben Folds @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

Sept 22: Against Me @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 23: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8pm; $30-35

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

Oct 2: Wilco @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $36.50+ << GOING!

Oct 5: Foster the People @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

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 10: Spoon @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Oct 11: The Black Angels @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm << GOING!

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

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

Oct 16: 47th Annual Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm; $200

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 4: Toad the Wet Sprocket @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $40

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

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