The story of, the glory of, Llama

 

Oy vey. I was one sick llama. Sorry, I’m a day late, but I promise I’m not short of any fun!

 

Summer is just around the corner, and the concerts, outdoor movies, and beer parties (Ranger Creek Open House, ahem) are already hoppin’. I’ll cut this short and let you get to it.

 

 

ReadAbouts

About Hot Wells Hotel – a fun peek at SA history.

OMG, there’s a selfie statue in Sugar Land.

New French Restaurant Coming to Lincoln Heights

New Viva Bus Routes to Downtown – one starts by The McNay!

Puro Café Coffee Meetup might have an East Side destination…

New Brewpub called Weathered Souls is coming to Embassy Oaks.

Fun little ditty by a North Texas indie rock super group.

 

PSA: JUNE SEVENTEENTH. Buckle up.

 

My picks for the week:

 

I’m finally back in SA for a weekend, so I’m going to do it to it!

 

Thursday, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Freetail… I’m FINALLY going to their brewery!

 

Friday, Art Party at SAMA (!!!), then making the short walk down the river with my Academy lawn chair (#puro) to watch Pee Wee’s Big Adventure outside on the Tobin Center Plaza. Then to the Alamo’s basement. Who’s comin’ with me? Let’s figure that out over coffee.

 

Saturday, Ranger Creek is having its Summer Open House, which is always SO MUCH FUN. Be sure to RSVP so you get a spot. The last one was so crowded, they need to make sure there’s enough room for all of us.

 

Sunday, it’s Gospel Brunch day at Gruene Hall. Then swing back down to SA after that for Sunday Jazz at the Witte Museum in the afternoon!

 

This Week

All Weekend:

Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures – $10

Texas River Fest @ New Braunfels – $25-50

Vintage Market Days @ Kerrville, TX

 

Thur, Jun 9:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Freetail (S. Presa) – 8:30pm << GOING!

Bidi Bidi Banda Selena Tribute @ Paper Tiger – 6pm; $8

Triple Peñatration @ The Brooklynite – 9pm

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

Summer Kickoff Bash @ Francis Bogside – 5pm

 

Fri, Jun 10:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup@ White Elephant Coffee Co – 8am

Art Party: Egyptomania @ SAMA – 6-8:30pm << SO MUCH FUN!

Outdoor Movie: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Where the Wild Things Are Themed Event @ The Last Word – 9pm; FREE!

Brewery Tour: Freetail, Branchline, and Busted Sandal @ Lil’ Woodrows – 6-10:30pm; $85

Flamenco Friday @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center – 8pm; $15+

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-11pm; $15

 

Sat, Jun 11:

Summer Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << GO GO GO!

Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20+ << GREAT BAND!

Father’s Day Car Show @ Wonderland Mall – 4-9pm

Second Sunday Funday @ Caliente Hot Glass – 10a-2p

Weezer and Panic! At The Disco @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (Corpus) – 6pm

Texas 5K Six Pack #3 @ Cedar Creek Brewery (Seven Points)

Freetail Hopothesis Cask @ Big Hops Huebner – 1-11pm

Bacon Fest @ Random Beer Garden – 1-10pm

 

Sun, Jun 12:

Dog Days of Summer 5K @ Eilan San Antonio

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

Brunch @ Amaya’s Cocina – 11a-3p

Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Beer Caddy Workshop @ The Point Park & Eats – 1pm; $39

Glass Riot Edition of 2nd Sunday Funday @ Caliente Hot Glass – 11a-3p

Austin Bacon & Beer Festival @ Circuit of the Americas – 2:30-5pm; $45+

Huey Lewis and The News @ Floore’s – 8pm; $43+

 

Next Week

During the Week:

Dave Chappelle @ Aztec Theatre << FOUR SHOW TIMES!

 

Mon, Jun 13:

Swing Nite w/ Bad Banjo Brown @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7pm; $10

Tobin Center Farmart Market @ Tobin Center – 4-7pm

 

Tues, Jun 14:

TPR Cinema Tuesdays: To Kill a Mockingbird @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

Tough Guy: The Fifth Element @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Art Fit: Art + Exercise @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

Karbach Brews Cruise @ Viva Tacoland – 6pm

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

Jazz on the Rocks @ St. Anthony Hotel – 5-7pm

 

Wed, Jun 15:

Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Historic Lone Star Brewery – 6-9pm; $63+

 

Thur, Jun 16:

TechBloc Birthday Party @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-8:30pm; FREE!

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Women on Wheels SA Bike Ride @ La Botanica – 6pm

Summer Craft Beer & Alcohol Infused Fruit Tasting @ The Hangar (Broadway) – 7-9pm

Ranger Creek Double Glass Night @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7-10pm

 

Fri, Jun 17:

MidSummer Night’s Dream Womens 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course

Rooftop Jazz w/ Doc Watkins Trio @ Artpace – 8-11pm

BBQ Thowdown @ Franky Diablos – 6pm

BBQ Bottle and Beer Party @ Witte Museum – 6-8pm

Romani Hafla @ Black Swan Inn – 7-10pm

Art History 201 with Roy McMakin @ SAMA – 6-7pm

 

Sat, Jun 18:

Nighttime Tube Float and Cookout @ Texas Tubes (New Braunfels) – 6pm; $30

Yelp Community Party @ Hemisfair – 12-3pm; FREE!

Saint Arnold Pub Crawl @ Joe Blue’s – 2pm; FREE!

Tequila, Tacos, and Cerveza Fest @ Freeman Coliseum Expo – 2-10pm

Taste of Italy @ Christopher Columbus Italian Society – 4-9pm

Mangonada Mania @ PicaPica Plaza – 3-7pm

Old Crow Medicine Show @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25+

Bike, Bend, Brew @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 10a-12p

Viet-style Crawfish & Cold Beer @ Dignowity Meats – 12-5pm

Busted Sandal Brewing Art Show @ Busted Sandal Brewing Co – 2-9pm

 

Running:

Texas 5K Six Pack #4 @ no label brewing co (Katy)

Dos Rios 5K Splash and Dash @ Cypress Bend Park (New Braunfels)

Carrabba’s Half Marathon / Relay @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex

 

Sun, Jun 19:

FATHER’S DAY!

Father’s Day Movie: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly @ All SA Drafthouses – 4pm

Summer Jazz Concert & Lunch: Dirty River Dixie Band @ The McNay – 12:30-3pm

Craft Beer & Artisan Crepe Pairing @ 1902 S. Flores – 12-4pm

 

Save the Dates

Jun 20: SUMMER SOLSTICE!

Jun 20: URBAN-15 Summer Solstice Performance @ SA Airport LT Parking Garage – 2pm

Jun 20: Swing Nite w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7pm; $10

Jun 21: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Drafthouse Park North – 6:30 & 9:30pm

Jun 21: Culture + Cuisine: Highest Heaven @ SAMA – 6-9pm; $65

Jun 21: Maya Solstice Celebration @ The Witte Museum – 3-8pm; FREE!

Jun 23-25: Watermelon Thump @ Luling, Texas

Jun 23: Independence Day Double Feature @ Drafthouse Park North – 5pm

Jun 23: Hopadillo Hoppy Hour @ Wurzbach Ice House – 8-10pm

Jun 24: Whoopi Goldberg @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jun 24: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $15

Jun 25: Alamo City Rollergirls’ June Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 5:30pm; $5

Jun 25: Hill Country Food Truck Festival @ Luckenbach Texas – 12-11pm; $15

Jun 25: Vans Warped Tour @ AT&T Center – 11am; $42

Jun 25: Pages & Pints @ Burleson Yard Beer Garden – 4-6pm

Jun 25: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $20

Jun 26: Labyrinth Quote-Along @ Drafthouse Park North – 6:30pm

Jun 26: Charreada @ Asociacion de Charros San Antonio – 4pm

Jun 28: Downtown Tuesday Be-Cause Margarita Madness II @ La Villita – 6:30-8:30pm; $20

Jun 28: Art Fit: Art + Exercise @ SAMA – 6-7pm; FREE!

Jun 30: Chris Isaak @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $65

Jul 1-4: Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Boutique @ River Walk

Jul 2: Eli Young Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $20+

Jul 3: New Edition @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+

Jul 3: Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $10

Jul 4: Mingo Fishtrap @ Leon Valley 4th of July – 7:30pm

Jul 4-5: Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park (Houston)

Jul 8: Learn How to Make Sushi @ Freetail Taproom – 7-9pm

Jul 9: Frida Festival @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex – 6-11pm

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

Jul 9: Unwind for Wiener Dogs @ McKenna Events Center (New Braunfels) – 7pm; $25+

Jul 9: Centennial Sea Turtle Celebration @ Padre Island National Seashore – 9a-1p

Jul 9-10: Flight of the Conchords @ Bass Concert Hall (Austin) – 8pm; $34+

Jul 10: Jim Gaffigan @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Jul 15: Loretta Lynn @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Jul 16: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

Jul 16-17: Float Fest @ Cool River Ranch (San Marcos)

Jul 23: Modest Mouse @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $25+

Jul 23: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $21+

Jul 24: Steve Miller Band @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $68+

Jul 26: TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Saturday Night Fever @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

Jul 30: Blink 182 @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Jul 30: Bob Schneider Solo Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Aug 2: Neko Case @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Aug 3-4: Culture Club @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm

Aug 5: 311 and Sublime @ Austin360 Amphitheater – 5:30pm

Aug 5: Dale Watson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $12+

Aug 6: Bill Maher @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $35+

Aug 6-7: Dog Days @ Botanical Gardens

Aug 9: TPR Cinema Tuesdays: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Santikos Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

Aug 11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Empire Theatre – $30+

Aug 11: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+ << WOW.

Aug 19: Eve 6 @ The Rock Box (Formerly 210 Kapone’s) – 7pm; $18

Aug 20: Eve 6 @ The Parish (Austin) – 8pm; $18

Aug 21: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit @ Cowboys Dancehall – 7pm; $20+

Aug 26: Lyle Lovett @ The Majestic – 8pm; $40+

Sept 6-7: Duran Duran @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $70+

Sept 23-25: Yelp Hot American Summer @ Summer Camp – $350

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

Sept 27: Alice in Chains @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 1: Remember the Punks Music Festival @ Alamo City Music Hall – 11am; $49

Oct 4: The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+

Oct 6-9: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene

Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+

Dec 6: Billy Joel @ AT&T Center

Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+

Running

The race season is winding down, but I’ll do my best to keep some cool stuff posted here. Don’t let a lack of Llama posts stop you from getting out there for a run. Just stay hydrated, and remember to always run with an ID.

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov

Texas 5K Six Pack #3 @ Cedar Creek Brewery (Seven Points) – June 11

Dog Days of Summer 5K @ Eilan San Antonio – June 12

MidSummer Night’s Dream Womens 5K @ Brackenridge Golf Course – June 17

Texas 5K Six Pack #4 @ no label brewing co (Katy) – June 18

Dos Rios 5K Splash and Dash @ Cypress Bend Park (New Braunfels) – June 18

Carrabba’s Half Marathon / Relay @ Wheatley Heights Sports Complex – June 18

A Midsummer Night’s Run 10 mile @ Rogue Running (Austin) – June 23

Beer Mile @ Olmos Basin Park – Jun 26 << BARELY RUNNING

Firecracker 5K Evening Run @ Five Mile Dam Park (San Marcos) – June 30

Popsicle Run 4 Miler / 3K / 1K @ Negley Elementary (Kyle) – July 4

Texas Too Hot 5K/15K @ Boerne City Lake – July 10

Orange Leaf Half Marathon and 5K @ Orange Leaf – Creekside (New Braunfels) – July 16

El Chupacabra de San Antonio 5K/10K @ Classic Elite Soccer Fields – July 22

Sand Crab Beach Night Run 5K/10K @ Port Aransas – July 30

Run and Row Biathlon @ Crossfit 78155 (Seguin) – July 30

Texas 5K Six Pack #5 @ Southern Star Brewery (Conroe) – Aug 6

Olympia Toga Run @ Olympia Hills Golf Course – Aug 12

Melon Run 5K @ Smithson Valley HS – Aug 20

Navy Pollywog Three Nautical Mile Run (3.45 mi) @ Southside Lions Park – Aug 27

Double Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Sept 4

El Grito Run 5K @ Mission Concepcion Park – Sept 10

Burning Pine 5K / 10K @ Bastrop, TX – Sept 10

Dare to Ascend Trail Marathon / Half / 5K @ Lake Georgetown – Sept 24

Reading and Riding 100 @ Canaanland Ranch – Sept 24

SARR Labor Day 5 Mile Run @ Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Sept 5

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 1

Texas Wine Series @ Llano Estacado – Oct 8

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15

Texas Wine Series 5K/10K @ Becker Vineyards – Oct 16

Weston Wright Lighting the Way 5K @ Valero Energy Corp. – Oct 22

#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12

Texas 5K Six Pack #6 @ Real Ale Brewery (Blanco) – Dec 10