In weather news…

Keep it comin’, sunshine!

 

In unfortunate restaurant news…

Last week, it was Whataburger reducing my taquito time. This week, it’s a fire in Cappy’s kitchen, shutting down this llama’s go-to Broadway eatery, Cappyccinos. So sad!

 

My picks for the week:

I’ll be trotting in a relay from Madison, WI to Chicago this weekend, but if I was in town, here’s what I’d totally go do:

 

The Texas Folklife Festival highlights all of the different nationalities represented here in Texas… and with nationalities, of course, comes awesome food and beer! This is also a great chance to check out the Institute of Texan Cultures, if you’ve never been. (They typically have a big llama at the Peruvian booth… just sayin’.)

 

Friday – Before work, hit the Puro Café coffee meetup at Halcyon. After work, head straight to SAMA for the Art Party, then go down to Carmens de la Calle for some seriously cool live flamenco!

 

Saturday – Baconfest.

 

This Week

All Week:

The Land Before Time @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 10am

 

All Weekend:

Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures

Independent Arts & Film Festival @ Alamo Beer Co. – 5-10pm

 

Wed, Jun 10:

Whiskey 101 @ Twin Liquors – 6:30-8pm; FREE!

Culinary Night @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $50

 

Thur, Jun 11:

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm

20th Annual Zoo-La-La @ SA Zoo – 7pm

St Arnold Bishop Barrel Release @ Big Hops (All Locations) – 7pm

 

Fri, Jun 12:

Puro Café Meetup @ Halcyon – 8am

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Suspire Flamenco @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30 & 10pm

Big Hero 6 @ Alamo Heights Nature Trails – 8:30pm

 

Sat, Jun 13:

Baconfest @ Random Beer Garden – 12pm

Super Sports Fanatic 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park

Independent Arts & Film Festival @ Alamo Beer – 5-10pm

Latin Dance Workshops & Showcase @ Semeneya Dance Studio – All Day

Karbach Weekend Warrior Cask @ Big Hops (Broadway) – 3pm

REI Garage Sale @ REI – 9a-9p

 

Sun, Jun 14:

Dog Days of Summer 5K @ Eilan

Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30am; $30

 

Next Week

All Week:

SA Juneteenth Celebration

 

All Weekend:

Old Gruene Market Days @ Gruene – 10a-5p

 

Mon, Jun 15:

Plumpjack 5 Course Wine Dinner @ Silo 1604 – 6:30pm; $145

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

 

Tues, Jun 16:

Free Concert Series @ La Villita – 7-10pm

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

 

Wed, Jun 17:

Jim Cullum Jazz Band @ Bohanan’s – 7-10:30pm

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7-11pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Jun 18:

Art in the Dark @ The DoSeum – 6:30-9pm; $30

Cycle In Cinema: Teen Wolf @ Main Plaza – dusk

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

The Shining @ Drafthouse Westlakes – 7:30pm

Balvenie Coaster Stamping @ Twin Liquors – 5-8pm

 

Fri, Jun 19:

JUNETEENTH!

Puro Café Meetup @ TBD – 8am

Rooftop Concert @ Artpace – 8-11pm

Ruby Jane @ Luna Live – 9:30pm << SHE IS SO GREAT

Neverending Story @ Raymond Rimkus Park – 8pm

Amor y Arte @ Travis Park – 7-10pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Jun 20:

Fun Run @ The Point – 10am

Frankenbike Swap Meet @ Big Hops (The Bridge) – 10a-4p

St. Arnold Pub Crawl @ South Town – 2pm

Urban Pet Market @ Travis Park – 10a-2p

Upcycled Objects Workshop @ The McNay – 10:30a-1:30p; $20

 

Sun, Jun 21:

FATHER’S DAY!

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

Fatherfest: Beer, Sausage & Music @ Alamo Beer – 12-6pm

Summer Solstice Performance @ URBAN-15 – 2pm

Mallrats Beer Dinner Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 6:45pm

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

2001: A Space Odyssey @ Drafthouse Westlakes – 7:30pm

 

Save the Dates

Jun 22: Way Gay Sing Along @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 7:30pm

Jun 24: RAW Artists: Splendor @ The Aztec – 7-11:30pm

Jun 25: Cycle In Cinema: Edward Scissorhands @ Main Plaza – dusk

Jun 26: Mingo Fishtrap @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 10pm; $13+

Jun 26: All-American Picnic @ SAMA – 7-11pm; $40

Jun 26-27: Avett Brothers & Old Crow Medicine Show @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30; $50+ << GOING!

Jun 27: OK Computer Live by YOSA @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Jun 28: 2001: A Space Odyssey @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Jun 28: Justin Timberlake Sing Along @ Drafthouse Westlakes – 7:30pm

Jun 30: Theory of a Deadman @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $23+

Jul 2: Charlie Daniels Band @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $60 << ON SALE MAY 28

Jul 2: Cycle In Cinema: Captain America @ Main Plaza – dusk

Jul 2-4: 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show @ The River Walk

Jul 2-4: Widespread Panic @ Majestic Theater

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 12pm; $35+

Jul 4: 4th of July Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 2:30pm; $10+

Jul 4: Amos Lee @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $50+

Jul 4: FIRST FRIDAY @ Southtown – 6-9pm

Jul 8: Culinary Night @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $50

Jul 9: Cycle In Cinema: Jurassic Park @ Main Plaza – dusk; FREE!

Jul 10: Steve Martin & Martin Short @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $50+

Jul 12: Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Jul 12: REO Speedwagon @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jul 16: Artists in Residence Opening Reception @ Artpace – 6-9pm

Jul 16: Cycle-In Cinema: JAWS @ Main Plaza – dusk

Jul 17: Steely Dan & Elvis Costello @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40+

Jul 17: The Dan Band @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Jul 18: DCI Southwestern Championships @ Alamodome – all day

Jul 18: Birthday Block Party @ URBAN-15 – 2-9pm; FREE!

Jul 18: Smashing Pumpkins @ Freeman Coliseum – 7pm; $40+

Jul 18: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $25+

Jul 19: Toadies @ The Aztec – 7:30pm; $33+

Jul 20: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+ << YOU SHOULD HIT THIS… WITH YOUR BEST SHOT.

Jul 23: Cycle-In Cinema: Jumanji @ Main Plaza – dusk

Jul 24: Cocktail Rebel @ The McNay – 8p-12a; $64

Jul 25: Pat Green @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $25+

Jul 30: Cycle-In Cinema: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes @ Main Plaza – dusk; FREE!

Aug 1: Canoe Challenge @ The River Walk – 7-11am; FREE!

Aug 6: Cycle-In Cinema: Space Balls @ Main Plaza – dusk; FREE!

Aug 13: Cycle-In Cinema: Ghost Busters @ Main Plaza – dusk; FREE!

Aug 14: Girl Talk & Ludacris @ Whitewater Amphitheater (Rescheduled) – 7:30; $40+

Aug 14-16: Carlos Mencia @ LOL Comedy Club

Aug 15: Raspa Fest @ Rosedale Park – 10a-11p

Aug 18: Death from Above 1979 @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

Aug 19: Weird Al @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $30+

Aug 21: Cycle-In Cinema: ET @ Main Plaza – dusk; FREE!

Aug 26: YES & Toto @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $50+ << BLESS THE RAINS!

Aug 28-30: Float Fest @ Cool River Ranch (San Marcos)

Sept 4-7: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show @ River Walk – 11a-8p

Sept 8-10: The Taste of Houston Street @ River Walk – 6-8:30pm

Sept 25: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $30+

Oct 14: Styx @ Majestic Theater – 8pm; $45+ << GOING!

Oct 17: SA Beer Festival @ Maverick Park – 1:30-6:30pm

Nov 5-15: Phantom of the Opera @ Majestic Theater

Dec 15-20: Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theater

 

Running

The running season is officially over, if you can’t tell from this short, short list. I’ll keep an eye on any upcoming races that pop up in the area. Stay hydrated and cool.

 

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

The awesome iRun Calendar

Races all over Texas

Super Sports Fanatic 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Jun 13

Dog Days of Summer 5K @ Eilan – Jun 14

Carrabba’s Half Marathon/Relay @ Wheatly Heights Sports Complex – Jun 20

Midsummer Night’s Dream 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 26

Orange Leaf Half Marathon @ New Braunfels – July 11

Texas Too Hot 15K/5K/1K @ Boerne City Lake – July 12

Gusto Race Series – Jul-Nov << BUY MULTIPLE RACES! SO CHEAP AND WELL-ORGANIZED!

Bada** Brazos 13.1/10K/5K @ Waco – Aug 9

Dragon’s Den 13.1/10K/5K @ Pearsall Park – Aug 15

Grape Stomp 10K @ Becker Vineyards – Sept 13

Masquerade Half Marathon @ JW Marriott Hill Country Resort – Oct 31

Los Luchadores 5K @ Mission County Pavillions – Nov 14

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 24