In the news…

A tropical storm, Texas emojis, Taylor, and… burgers.

 

Heads up…

I’m thinking about having another party in August!

 

My picks for the week:

Friday, you’ll find me at the Puro Café Meetup, as usual. This week it’s at Mildfire Roasters on Huebner Road. (hint hint, Med Center and USAA people)

 

Then, two of my favorite local acts are playing that night – I’m going to try to hit both. First, at 8, it’s a local guitar duo and TEDxSA veterans, Chacho & Brance at Olmos Pharmacy. Then, at 9:30, a fiddling rock star and her seriously cool indie rock, folk, bluegrass, awesome sauce band… it’s Ruby Jane at Luna Live.

 

Saturday will be a busy one, during daylight hours at least. There’s a bike swap meet at Big Hops at The Bridge and the Urban Pet Market at Travis Park. When you’re done with two-wheeled transport and four legged friends, the St Arnold’s pub crawl in South Town will be there for you. It looks REALLY fun.

 

Sunday is Father’s Day! Get a card in the mail or pencil in some time to call the pops. You can celebrate here in town at Alamo Beer Co’s Fatherfest, Tacos and Tequila, or with a movie at Alamo Drafthouse (Mallrats and 2001: A Space Odyssey).

 

This Week

All Week:

SA Juneteenth Celebration

 

All Weekend:

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

Father’s Day Brunch @ Tacos and Tequila – 10a-3p

 

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

Lip Sync Battle @ The Bonham Exchange – 11pm

 

Fri, Jun 19:

JUNETEENTH!

Puro Café Meetup @ Mildfire – 8am << GOING!

Chacho & Brance @ Olmos Pharmacy – 8pm; FREE! << GOING!

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!

SA Film Slam @ BRICK (Blue Star) – 7-10pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Jun 20:

Freetail River Adventure @ Freetail Brewing, then the Comal River – 9am; $54 << TUBING!

Deco Mercado Days @ Fredericksburg Rd – 9a-2p; FREE!

Fun Run @ The Point – 10am

Summer Solstice Celebrations @ New Braunfels – all day

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

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

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

Spec’s Fest @ Spec’s De Zavala – 11a-7p; FREE!

St. Arnold Pub Crawl @ South Town – 2pm

World Stage @ Carmens de la Calle – 8-11pm; $27

 

Sun, Jun 21:

FATHER’S DAY!

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

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

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

Summer Solstice Performance @ URBAN-15 – 2pm

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

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

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

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

 

Mon, Jun 22:

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

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

Kung Fu Hustle @ Drafthouse Westlakes – 7:30pm; FREE!

 

Tues, Jun 23:

Free Concert Series @ La Villita – 7-10pm << RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 16

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

Downtown Tuesday: Margarita Madness @ La Villita – 6-8pm; $20

 

Wed, Jun 24:

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

Carrera Races Social Run @ The Friendly Spot – 6:45pm

 

Thur, Jun 25:

Cycle In Cinema: Edward Scissorhands @ Main Plaza – dusk

Anatomy of a Bike Women’s Wrench Night @ Alamo Bike Shop – 6-8pm

Lip Sync Battle @ The Bonham Exchange – 11pm

United Way Emerging Leaders Council Happy Hour Mixer @ Southerleigh – 5:30-7:30pm

 

Fri, Jun 26:

Puro Café Meetup @ TBD – 8am

Uncle Lucius Album Release @ Gruene Hall – 8pm

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

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

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

 

Sat, Jun 27:

Roller Derby Double Header @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 5:30pm; $13

OK Computer Live by YOSA @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Brazilian Guitarist Gabriel Santiago @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm

Photographing Nature @ Phil Hardberger Park West – 8-10am

 

Sun, Jun 28:

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

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

 

Save the Dates

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

Jun 30: Geeks Who Drink All-American Trivia Night @ SAMA – 6:30-8:30pm; $10

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 4: Jack Ingram @ Gruene Hall – 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 21: Three Amigos @ Briscoe Art Museum – 6:30pm; FREE!

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 4: A Hard Day’s Night @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

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

Aug 8: Toobapalooza @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

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 18: Rango @ Briscoe Art Museum – 6:30pm; FREE!

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 12: Snarky Puppy @ Historic Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $27

Sept 12: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 8pm; $20+

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

Nov 9: of Montreal @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

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

Carrera Races Social Run @ The Friendly Spot – Jun 24

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

El Chupacabra de SA 5K/10K Night Run @ McAlister Park – Jul 24

Gusto Race Series – Jul-Nov << BUY MULTIPLE RACES!

Get Gusto 5K/10K @ Valero Park Trailhead – July 26

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

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

Augusto Run @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Aug 23

Grape Stomp 10K @ Becker Vineyards – Sept 13

Gusto Run 5K/10K/15K @ Salado Creek Trails – Sept 20

Gusto Challenge 5K/12K/13mi @ O.P. Schnabel Park Trails – Oct 18

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

Los Luchadores 5K @ Mission County Pavillions – Nov 14

Gusto Push 5K/10mi/20mi @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – Nov 15

San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon – Dec 5-6

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 24