Llama, are you okay? Are you okay, Llama?

 

It’s unbelievable how quickly this year is going by. It’s already June! Kiddos are getting out of school, the McNay is packed with caps and gowns and photographers, and I just heard “we’ll have a break from the triple-digit temperature this weekend!” It’ll be 98. Lovely.

 

Fortunately for you, my llama pack, the options for fun have risen with the temperatures! Tubing, Schlitterbahning, and pool partying all on the to-do list… not to mention fabulous summer concerts and film series. See my “all summer” section below.

 

Whether you’re celebrating the end of school or the end of school zone slowdowns, have a great weekend!

 

ReadAbouts

COMING SOON: LLAMA EMOJI (!!!)

Also Coming Soon: The New Alamo Plaza Design

New Exhibit at The McNay

Clementine looks sooooo goooood.

So does the tango opera at UTSA’s downtown campus.

Take Out Empanadas at Carmens!

More Sidewalks, Coming Soon

Yelp’s List of Awesome Outdoor Restaurants

Alien Ant Farm and Lit are coming to town

 

PSA: Public schools around the city are kicking kids out this week… for summer vacay. Goodbye school zones, hello Schlitterbahn!

 

The Short List:

Friday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Fremonti Coffee (Still Golden) – 8-9am; FREE!

10th Annual Spring Party: GLOW! @ The McNay – 8pm-midnight << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

 

Saturday

Texas Monthly Meat-Up @ Pearl Stable – 6-9pm

Belmont Stakes + Gin @ Seersucker Distillery – 12-7pm

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-9:30pm

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

 

Sunday

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30a-1p; $35

Big Pin Down: Brunch n Bowl Social @ Bowl & Barrel – 11a-3p; $125

SA Opera: Maria de Buenos Aires @ UTSA Downtown << GOING!

 

This Week:

All Summer:

Ole San Antonio @ The Pearl

Wes Anderson Film Festival @ various venues

Jungle Boogie Nights @ SA Zoo – 5-9pm; $9 << SATURDAY NIGHTS

Two Ton Tuesdays @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $6 << TUESDAY NIGHTS

JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

 

All Weekend

Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Shrimporee @ Aransas Pass, TX – $5-20

SA Opera: Maria de Buenos Aires @ UTSA Downtown << GOING!

 

Thur, Jun 7:

Wes Anderson Film Festival Showcase: The Life Aquatic @ The McNay – 8-10pm

Evening on the Edge – Yacht Theme @ La Cantera Resort – 7-11pm; $30+

First Thursday Night Market @ The Pearl – 4-8pm

The Bacon Brothers @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $45

First Thursday Science Trivia @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

 

Fri, Jun 8:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Fremonti Coffee (Still Golden) – 8-9am; FREE!

10th Annual Spring Party: GLOW! @ The McNay – 8pm-midnight << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Paper Trail Preview Night & Mixer @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Chad Valley @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $13

Salsa Night @ Pearl Stable – 7pm; $15

Cruising Kitchens Grand Opening @ Cruising Kitchen – 11a-1p

 

Sat, Jun 9:

Texas Monthly Meat-Up @ Pearl Stable – 6-9pm

Belmont Stakes + Gin @ Seersucker Distillery – 12-7pm

Prom Night Do-Over Party @ El Tropicano – 8pm $20

Paper Trail Day Market & After Party @ Brick at Blue Star – 11a-midnight

Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest @ La Villita – 2-6pm; $10-50

Second Saturday Art Walk @ Southtown Commons Art Market – 6pm-midnight

24th Anniversary Party @ Saint Arnold (Houston) – 4-10pm; $10-35

Crawfish Boil Season Finale @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 6-9:30pm

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

United We Brunch @ Briscoe Western Art Museum – 11a-3p; $45-80 << SOLD OUT

 

Sun, Jun 10:

Gospel Brunch @ Gruene Hall – 10:30a-1p; $35

Breakfast Tacos, Beer, and Bourbon @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Big Pin Down: Brunch n Bowl Social @ Bowl & Barrel – 11a-3p; $125

Sunday Jazz @ The WItte – 3-5pm

Last Crawfish Boil of the Year @ The Growler Exchange – 2pm

 

Next Week

All Week:

An American in Paris @ Majestic Theatre

The World Cup – June 14 – July 15

 

Mon, Jun 11:

Bill Clinton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $75+

All Day Happy Hour + DJ @ The Pearl – 5pm

 

Tues, Jun 12:

Cinema Tuesday: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Drone Racing @ Krause’s Cafe – 7:30-10pm; FREE!

 

Wed, Jun 13:

High Fidelity: Free Outdoor Movie @ El Luchador – 8-11pm

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions @ The Pearl – 5:30pm; FREE!

 

Thur, Jun 14:

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 9-10pm

John Cusack & screening of Say Anything @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Celebrate Selena Day w/ Bidi Bidi Banda @ The Rustic – 6pm; FREE!

Puro Cafe Meetup: Thursday Night Throwdown @ Revolucion Coffee – 6-9pm

Beer, Whiskey, and Chili @ Ranger Creek – 6pm; $10

Jazz in the Garden @ Japanese Tea Garden – 6:30-9:30pm

Antlers Caymus Wine Dinner @ Antler’s Lodge Restaurant – 6:30-9:30pm

 

Fri, Jun 15:

Film on the Green: Grand Budapest Hotel @ SAMA – 8-10pm; FREE!

King’s Feast @ Blue Star Brewing – 7-10pm; $35

Bike&Soul: No Tan Lines @ Viva Tacoland – 7:15pm

Roxy Roca @ Luna – 9:30pm; $10

Murder Mystery Night @ SAMA – 6-8pm; free w/ admission

 

Sat, Jun 16:

Star Party @ Lost Maples State Natural Area – 8-11pm

Adult Slushie Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Beer & Cheese Pairing @ The Hoppy Monk – 4-5:30pm

Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $22+

Night in Old Havana @ Black Swan Inn – 8pm; $15

Southern Fried Poetry Slam Finals @ Carver Center – 6:30-11pm; $26

Black Panther Outdoor Movie @ Memorial Park in Hollywood Park – 8:30-11:30pm

 

Sun, Jun 17:

FATHER’S DAY!

Father’s Day Brunch @ Eilan Hotel – 10a-2p; $52

Summer Jazz Concert Series: Tommy Howard @ McNay Art Museum – 12:30-3pm

Father’s Day Screening: True Grit @ Drafthouse (All in SA) – 6:30pm

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Jun 18: Swing Nite w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10 << SUPER HERO & VILLAIN SWING PARTY!

Jun 18: Happy Hour Tour @ Majestic Theatre – 4pm & 5pm; $25

Jun 19: SAYP Happy Hour @ Kunstler Brewing – 6-8pm; FREE!

Jun 19: 8th Annual Art in the Dark @ Gunter Hotel – 6:30-9pm; $50-60

Jun 20: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 7-11pm; FREE!

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jun 21: Museum Ball @ SAMA – 7-11pm

Jun 22: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Opening @ Drafthouse Park North – various times

Jun 22: William Shatner @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-70

Jun 24: Ultimate 90s Hip Hop Dance Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4:15pm

Jun 24: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Jun 26: Cinema Tuesday: Oscar Shorts @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Jun 30: Slightly Stoopid @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $25+

Jul 4: SA’s Fourth of July Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park – 8a-9:30p; FREE!

Jul 4: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Austin 360 – $40+

Jul 6: Femina-X Album Release Party @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:45pm; $12

Jul 7: Culture Club @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $60+

Jul 7: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Jul 7: Los Texmaniacs feat. Los Legends, Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25-50

Jul 10: Alison Krauss @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 12: Echo and the Bunnymen w/ Violent Femmes @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45/65

Jul 13: Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $25-30

Jul 20: Theory of a Deadman @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30+

Jul 21-22: Float Fest @ San Marcos << SNOOP DOGG, TAME IMPALA, MODEST MOUSE

Jul 22: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Jul 24: Cinema Tuesday: Full Metal Jacket @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Jul 26: DT Buffkin, Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; FREE!

Jul 27: Cocktail: The Event 2018 @ The Doseum – 8-11pm; $40-70

Jul 27: Foodie Cinema: Under the Tuscan Sun @ Botanical Garden – 6-8pm; $35

Jul 28: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $25+

Aug 5:  Erasure @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Aug 12: Dawes @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 / $60

Aug 14: Cinema Tuesday: Blazing Saddles @ Bijou Cinema – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 19: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3pm; $20

Aug 20: Lyle Lovett @ Majestic Theatre –  8pm

Aug 25: Whiskey Myers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $20+

Aug 31: Leon Bridges @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $43+

Sept 6: World Heritage Festival Sunset Dinner @ Mission San Juan – 6:30-8:30pm

Sept 21: Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Sept 23: Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Oct 4-7: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene, TX

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 28: Gary Clark Jr. @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $33+

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

 

Running

I do think warm weather is here, and it’s here to stay. While the races are winding down, your training should keep going strong! Just make sure you lather up with some sunscreen and stay hydrated… and always run with an ID.

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Kerrville Craft Beer Run @ Louise Hays Park – Jun 9

Muddy Princess @ Cycle Ranch MX Park – Jun 10

Carrabba’s 5K, 13.1 @ McAllister Park Pavilion #2 – Jun 16

Dos Rios 5K Splash and Dash @ Cypress Bend Park – Jun 16

La Cerveza Run 5K @ Concepcion Park – Jun 16

Midsummer Night’s Dream Women’s 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 22

Seafood and Beer Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jun 30

SARR Women’s Run 5K / 10K @ HEB Lincoln Heights – Jul 14

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 15

El Chupacabra 5K / 10K Night Rn @ 11600 Starcrest – Jul 20

Don’t Tread on My Tri @ San Marcos, TX – Jul 22

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Night Beach Run @ Port Aransas – Jul 28

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 3

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

Gruene 10K / 5K @ Gruene Hall – Sept 8

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27