You may say I’m a Llama, and I am the only one…

 

A little to read. Lots of fun to be had!

 

Enjoy the weather because it isn’t snowing (STELLAAAA), and have a safe end-of-spring-break-week, my adoring fans!

 

ReadAbouts

Choose San Antonio at SXSW

San Antonio Filmmakers at SXSW

San Antonio as a Smart City at SXSW

NPR Music at SXSW

LAMARCUS IS BACK ON THE COURT. Resume breathing.

Keep your eyes peeled for public displays of poetry!

New Local Coffee in Shavano Park

Sichuan House is Now Open Daily and YUM

Cured’s chef rocks. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.

New Buildings Approved for Downtown SA

Have you (re)visited the Witte yet?

The YOSA Purple Rain concert was really really good.

 

PSA: Fiesta is in about a month, so of course, it’s time to start collecting medals! Look out for pinning parties and medal swaps where you’ll find Fiesta royalty and non-royalty adorned with small badges of honor we call Fiesta medals. Totally confused? Fiesta is a BF(iesta)D here in San Antonio. The medals are just a small part of it. Get educated on Fiesta so you can be ready to have all of the fun in April!

 

My Picks for the Week:

All Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival @ The River Walk

Dog Days @ Botanical Gardens

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Scratch Kitchen – 8am; FREE!

St Patrick’s Day @ Ranger Creek Brewstillery – 5-9pm

St Patrick’s Day @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7pm

Yai’s Thai Street Food Pup Up @ Stay Golden Social House – 7pm

 

Saturday

Fest of Tails Kite Festival & Dog Fair @ McAllister Park – 9a-4p; FREE!

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Season Opener @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Sunday

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11a-3p

Alamo Food Fights Spring Equinox Edition @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-7pm; $20-25

 

This Week:

All Month (March):

Contemporary Art Month!

Boozy Booz Classes @ Gustology

 

All Weekend:

St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival @ The River Walk – 1-9pm

Dyeing the River Green @ The River Walk

Dog Days @ Botanical Gardens – 9a-5p; $5/dog

 

Thur, Mar 16:

ZZ Top @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

March Madness @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Beer. Bacon. Bingo! @ Alamo Beer Co – 6:30-9pm

Artist-in-Residence Opening @ Artpace – 6-9pm

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

 

Fri, Mar 17:

ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Scratch Kitchen – 8am; FREE!

St Patrick’s Day @ Ranger Creek Brewstillery – 5-9pm

St Patrick’s Day @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7pm

Yai’s Thai Street Food Pup Up @ Stay Golden Social House – 7pm

Flamenco Friday @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-11pm; $25

South By St. Mary’s @ Limelight – 4pm

 

Sat, Mar 18:

Fest of Tails Kite Festival & Dog Fair @ McAllister Park – 9a-4p; FREE!

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Season Opener @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Bark in the Park @ Rosedale Park – 10a-3p

Look Local Fest @ St Anthony Hotel – 5pm; $25

Steel Panther @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $20

South Texas Blues Fest @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $28

Spring Fest @ Government Canyon – 10am

Traditional Greek Music and Belly Dance @ John the Greek – 6-9pm

 

Sun, Mar 19:

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 11a-3p

Alamo Food Fights Spring Equinox Edition @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-7pm; $20-25

Hangover Fest @ Paper Tiger – all day; $25

Didgeridoo Demonstration @ SAMA – 11a-12p

Hangover Fest V @ Paper Tiger – 12pm; $40

Crawfish Boil @ Fitzgerald’s – 4pm; $10

 

Next Week

Mon, Mar 20:

Bach on the Plaza @ Main Plaza – 11pm

Film Makers of San Antonio Meetup @ The Friendly Spot – 6-9:30pm; $25+

 

Tues, Mar 21:

Top 100 Dining & Drinks Event @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30-9pm; $85-150

Eat & Play: Food Trucks @ Travis Park – 11a-2p

 

Wed, Mar 22:

Cocktails and Culture: New Witte @ Witte Museum – $15

Art Making for Adults: Spanish Tiles @ McNay Art Museum – 12-1pm

Pizza Throw-Down Rematch with Chef Halston @ Il Forno – 6-9pm

 

Thur, Mar 23:

Freetail Local Coffee Stout & Doughnut Pairing @ The Growler Exchange – 7-10pm

9th Annual Rivertini @ Windham Garden Hotel – $75 << GREAT EVENT!

San Antonio Flavor @ SAMA – 7-10pm

Festival of Colors Holi Celebration @ UIW – 11a-4p

 

Fri, Mar 24:

Brush Up!: How to Read Art @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $50

San Antonio Film Slam @ Alamo City Studios – 7-10:30pm; FREE!

Shop Rare Marketplace @ Blue Star Arts Complex – 5-11pm

 

Sat, Mar 25:

Spring Open House: Take 3 @ Ranger Creek – 2-6pm; $10 << LLAMA CHOICE AWARD

Painting in the Open Air @ Botanical Gardens – 9a-12p; $45

Workshop: Papel Picado @ McNay Art Museum – 10:30a-1:30p

San Antonio Mini Maker Faire @ SA Public Library – 11a-4p

Southtown Vinyl 1 Year Anniversary Party @ Paper Tiger – 6pm; $12

Crawfish Palooza @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-5pm; $25

 

Sun, Mar 26:

Siclovia @ Southtown – 11a-4p; FREE! << ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS!

Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 11a-4p; $25-75

Music Meets Modernism @ McNay Art Museum – 2-3pm

 

Save the Dates

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

Mar 30: Yelp’s Party Like a 10 Year Old @ Monster Mini Golf – 7-9:30pm; FREE!

Mar 31: Chicago (the band) @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $48

Mar 31-Apr 2: The Best of Texas Hill Country @ Fredericksburg, TX

Apr 1: Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $27

Apr 1: The Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $45

Apr 1: Family FIESTAval @ Aggie Park – $2+

Apr 2: Songwriters in the Round @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Apr 6: Explosions in the Sky @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

Apr 7: Uncle Lucius @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Apr 7: of Montreal @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $16

Apr 7: Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 7pm; $25

Apr 7-8: Maverick Music Festival @ La Villita

Apr 8: The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $10

Apr 8: Crawfish Boil @ Bootjack Bar – 2pm

Apr 8: Mission Reach Flotilla Festival @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

Apr 10: Drive By Truckers @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Apr 11: Tech Job Fair @ The DoSeum – 5:30-9pm

Apr 12: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50

Apr 14: Robert Earl Keen & Randy Rogers Band @ Floore’s – 7:45pm; $35+

Apr 15: Portgual. The Man @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm. $25

Apr 15: Happy Birthday, Selena! @ Alamo Ice House – 6pm

Apr 20: Best of SA 2017 Party @ Avenida Guadalupe – 7-10pm

Apr 20-30: FIESTA SAN ANTONIO!

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 21-23: A Taste of New Orleans @ Sunken Garden Theater – $15

Apr 22: Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60+

Apr 23: SA Polo Club: Fiesta Cup @ Olmos Basin Park – 12-4pm; $10

Apr 26: A Perfect Circle @ Freeman Coliseum – 8pm; $37+

Apr 29: Whiskey Myers @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 29: The Mavericks w/ Los Lonely Boys @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $32

May 2-7: Finding Neverland @ Majestic Theatre

May 4: Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony @ The International Center Ballroom – 4:30-7:30pm; $15-25

May 4-7: Yelp Spring Break @ TBD

May 5: La Oreja de Van Gogh @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

May 5: Deerhunter @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

May 5: CINCO DE MAYO!

May 6: Roller Derby May Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

May 13: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $20-40

May 13: New York Dog Film Festival @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9pm; $15

May 16: YOSA plays The Planets LIVE @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $16

May 17: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

May 18: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50-90

May 18: Whose Live Anyway @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30+

May 20: Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $5

May 21: YOSApalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

May 24: Garrison Keillor @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Jun 3: Billy Currington @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30

Jun 3-4: Free Press Summer Fest @ Houston

Jun 10: United We Brunch @ Briscoe Museum – 11a-3p; $40-75

Jun 10: Old 97’s Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25+

Jun 17: Roller Derby June Jamboree @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

July 4: Santana @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $465?? (that can’t be right)

Jul 13: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears @ AT&T Center – 7pm; $35+

Jul 15: Ghostland Observatory @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $30+

July 15-16: Video Games Live with YOSA @ Tobin Center

Jul 22: Turnpike Troubadours + Lucero @ Whitewater – 7:30pm; $25+

July 22-23: Float Fest @ San Marcos, TX – $99 weekend pass

Jul 28: Cocktail: The Event 2017 @ The DoSeum – 9pm; $40

Aug 4: Miranda Lambert @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $60

Aug 6: 311 @ Whitewater – 6pm; $40+

Aug 27: Clint Black @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Sept 9: Green Day @ AT&T Center – 7pm

Sept 22-24: UTOPiAfest @ Utopia, TX

 

Running

Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

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

Shamrock Shuffle 5K @ McAllister Park – Mar 17

Culinaria Wine & Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 18

Alamo 13.1 @ Alamo Plaza – Mar 19 << RUNNING!

Social Fun Run & Scavenger Hunt , 3-5 miles @ Get Fit SATX – 7-10pm; $25

4th Annual Helotes 5K Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 25

Judson Band 5K @ Judson High School – Mar 25

Texas 2-Way Torture Test 20-Mile Relay / 10-Mile Run @ Johnson City – Mar 25 << RUNNING!

Paella Challenge 5K @ Mission County Park – Mar 26

Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Beer Co 5K @ Alamo Beer Co – Apr 1

Wanderlust Half Marathon / 10K / 5K @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 1

Hill Country Bier Run @ Pioneer Museum (Fredericksburg) – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach – Apr 8 << RUNNING!

Race for the Cure 5K/10K @ Alamodome – Apr 8

Austin 10/20 @ The Domain (Austin) – Apr 9

Fiesta Especial Royalty Run @ Windcrest City Hall – Apr 22

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23

Fiesta Mission 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park – Apr 23

Fiesta Wildflower Ride @ Rolling Oaks Mall – Apr 23 << CYCLING

Carnival of Venice Half Marathon @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padres Island – Apr 29

Martini Madness 5K @ Wolff Stadium – May 6

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 13

Witte 5K and Dino Dash @ Witte Museum – May 27

Midsummers Night’s Dream 5K Women’s Run @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Jun 23

Texas Too Hot 1K, 5K, 15K @ Boerne City Lake – Jul 9