Every Llama’s Workin’ for the Weekend

 

I betcha thought I wasn’t going to send this, huh? Well, I was worried too. But somehow, someway, I found a couple of extra hours in my week to get something out to my adoring fans. (That’s you.)

 

Couple things to be aware of:

The Big Give is coming… Pick out your fav non-profits, and donate away!

 

If you haven’t started collecting 2019 Fiesta medals… what are you waiting for? Medal trading events are happening almost daily.

 

Have a fantastic weekend! The weather isn’t supposed to be great (a little rainy), but don’t let it get you down. There’s a ton to do inside and outside!

 

ReadAbouts

Springtime in State Parks!

And do some Instagramming while you’re there!

Rameeeeen

Pink Went to Bucees

Alejandro Escovedo on Tiny Desk

 

PSA: I’m finalizing some deets on my big announcement. It’ll be good, promise. 🙂

 

The Short List:

Friday

Josh Glenn Experiment @ Rosella Coffee Co (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

Jazz in the Garden: Johnny P & the Wiseguys @ Japanese Tea Gardens – 6:30-9pm

 

Saturday

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

Spring Market Day @ Tower of the Americas – 11a-5p

Holi – Festival of Colors @ India Assoc. of SA – 2-9pm

Creative Brunch Social @ The Parish – 12-4pm; $40-60

Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

 

Sunday

Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 12-4pm; $75

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby @ Lockwood Park – 2-6pm; $30-40

Wine and Cheese Vintage Bike Ride @ Brackenridge Park (Softball Fields) – 11am

Day Drinking for the Dogs @ La Botanica – 12pm

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Monarch Fest @ SA Zoo

San Antonio Boat and Outdoor Expo @ Freeman Coliseum

Big Texas Fun @ Selma, TX – $5

 

Fri, Mar 22:

Josh Glenn Experiment @ Rosella Coffee Co (Jones Ave) – 7-9pm

STRFKR @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $20

Jazz in the Garden: Johnny P & the Wiseguys @ Japanese Tea Gardens – 6:30-9pm

Hawaiian Fog Returns @ Kunstler Brewing – 2pm

 

Sat, Mar 23:

NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

Tails & Trends @ La Cantera – 12-4pm

Mini Maker Faire @ Central Library – 11a-3p

Spring Market Day @ Tower of the Americas – 11a-5p

Holi – Festival of Colors @ India Assoc. of SA – 2-9pm

Taste of Japan @ Institute of Texan Cultures – 10a-noon

Creative Brunch Social @ The Parish – 12-4pm; $40-60

Boston Pops @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Texas Harvest Bottle Release @ Freetail Taproom – 11am

Karolina’s 3rd Annual Fiesta Medal Pachanga @ Karolina’s Antiques – 11a-5p

Fortuna Flamenco @ Carmens de la Calle – 8pm

Glow: A Night at Loma de Vida Spa @ La Cantera Resort – 8-11pm; $75

Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $28

Jazz a’Round Old Town Helotes @ Helotes – 7-11pm

Bob Schneider @ Gruene Hall – 10:30pm; $25

Corks and Kegs Queso Fest @ Uvalde, TX – 12-7pm

Explore the Night Sky @ Government Canyon – 7:30-10pm

 

Sun, Mar 24:

Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 12-4pm; $75

Wine and Cheese Vintage Bike Ride @ Brackenridge Park (Softball Fields) – 11am

Fiesta Medal Event @ Mission San Jose – 11a-4p

Wildflower Walk @ Government Canyon – 9a-12p

Brunch-n-Brew w/ Texas Vegan Revolt @ Dorcol Distilling – 12-3pm

Amos Lee @ Aztec Theatre – 8:30pm; $40+

La Bamba + Lou Diamond Phillips @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $23+

Day Drinking for the Dogs @ La Botanica – 12pm

Brewstillery Brunch w/ Twisted Traditions @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Sanchos Domingo @ Sanchos Cantina – 2pm

Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby @ Lockwood Park – 2-6pm; $30-40

Farmers Market @ Carousel Court – 10a-2p

 

Next Week

All Week:

Fiddler on the Roof @ Majestic Theatre

Big Texas Fun @ Selma, TX – $5

 

All Weekend:

Fl!ght Camp 3 @ Flight Gallery

Outshined Sour Grapefruit Radler Release @ New Braunfels Brewing

 

Mon, Mar 25:

Fiesta Medal Collaboration Pop-Up @ Taco Cabana (2627 NW 410) – 5-8pm

All-Day Happy Hour @ Kunstler Brewing – 4pm

 

Tues, Mar 26:

Yoga & Pints with Sound Bites @ Kunstler Brewing – 7:30pm

Doggie Date Night @ La Villita – 6-9pm

 

Wed, Mar 27:

The Big Give Pep Rally @ Yanaguana Garden – 11:30a-12:20p

Runway @ SA Food Bank – 6:30-9:30pm; $125+

TX State Alumni Fiesta Meda Release Party @ Chisme – 5-7pm; $15

 

Thur, Mar 28:

THE BIG GIVE!

SA Flavor @ SAMA – 6pm; $50+

SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

Big Give Concert feat. Kevin Fowler @ The Rustic – 6pm; $25+

 

Fri, Mar 29:

International Music Festival @ Cathedral de San Fernando – 7-8pm

Pet CPR and First Aid Class @ The Menger Hotel – 8a-5p; $130

 

Sat, Mar 30:

Medalcon 2019 (The Big One) @ Backyard on Broadway – 11a-4p

Mural Ride: SASAI Phase II @ Maverick Park – 3-4pm

SA Street Art Initiative @ St. Mary’s Strip – 4pm

Spring Pop-Up Market @ Southtown – 10a-5p

Beer und Brats @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Festival of India @ La Villita – 3-9pm

Avocado Party @ Travis Park – 3-8pm

Food Truck Throwdown @ Old Main Ice House – 12-11pm

Wiener Dog Races @ Sam Houston Race Park (Houston) – 7-10pm

 

Sun, Mar 31:

Siclovia @ TBD – 9a-2p

Cocktail Scavenger Hunt @ Botanical Garden – 2:30-3:30pm

April Fool’s Eve @ Sanchos – 10pm

Austin Lamb Jam @ Hotel Van Zandt (Austin) – 3-6pm; $75-125

Crawfish Boil @ Krause’s Cafe (New Braunfels) – 3pm

 

Save the Dates

Apr 1: APRIL FOOLS’ DAY!

Apr 2: Death Cab for Cutie @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 3: Medals for Meals Release Party @ SA Food Bank – 5:30-7:30pm; $25

Apr 3-4: The Lineage Trio @ Jazz, TX – 8pm; $20

Apr 4: Flow Tribe @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Apr 5: The Moth Mainstage @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $25-100

Apr 5-6: Symphony of Flavors: Flavors of France @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $10+

Apr 6: The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $35+
Apr 6: Fiesta Medal Release Party @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 3:30-9:30pm; $20

Apr 6: Coco @ The Greenline – 7-10pm; FREE!

Apr 7: Lucinda Williams @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30+

Apr 7: Wags 4 Water @ The Day Spa at Folawns – Apr 7

Apr 10: Double Dare Live @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 11: Foreigner @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $50+

Apr 12-14: Willie Nelson & Family @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $40+

Apr 13: Taco Fest: Music y Mas @ La Villita – 12pm; $15+

Apr 13: Movie in the Park: Incredibles 2 @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Apr 14: Indigo Girls @ Tobin Center – 7pm; $30-60

Apr 14: Fiesta Blues Heritage Series @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 2pm; $20

Apr 16: Kevin Eubanks @ Jazz, TX – 7pm; $75-100

Apr 16: Cruel Intentions: The Musical @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $40+

Apr 18: Taste of the Republic @ Marriott Plaza – 5-9pm; $75

Apr 20: Postmodern Jukebox @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-90

Apr 20: Hill Country Craft Beer Festival @ Rockin R’ Gruene – 12-8pm; $35-100

Apr 23: Fiesta Especial Celebration Day @ Alamodome Parking Lot C – 10a-3p

Apr 23: Melissa Etheridge @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $80

Apr 24: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $47

Apr 26: The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

May 3: The Psychedelic Furs @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $30

May 4: Avocado Fest @ Alamo Beer Co – 1-5:30pm; $20-60

May 4: Wein and Saengerfest @ New Braunfels, TX – 12-10pm

May 7-26: Hamilton @ Majestic Theatre – $1,000,000

May 9: Doing Good on the Green Golf Tournament @ TPC – $300

May 10-11: Avett Brothers @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm

May 11: Movie in the Park: Wonder Woman @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

May 12: Garbage @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $35

May 16: New Kids on the Block @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm

May 23-26: Hot Luck Fest @ Austin

May 25: Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 7-10pm; $40

May 31: Penn & Teller @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $250+

Jun 3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Jun 7-9: Kinky Boots @ Majestic Theatre

Jun 8: Movie in the Park: Lego the Movie @ Tower of Americas – 6pm

Jun 13: Local Natives @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $30+

Jun 16: Weird Al Yankovic @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Jul 5: Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $40+

Jul 12-3: Turnpike Troubadours @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $30+

Aug 2: Sublime w/ Rome @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7:30pm; $40

Aug 10: Science Friday Live @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Aug 24: Shakey Graves & Dr Dog @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 7pm; $30+

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below. Whether you like an occasional 5K or you’re training for your first marathon, I hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fun races! Please wear an ID when you’re training.

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

2019 Alamo Beer Series – 4 races for $170 – Fall 2019

Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 4 races for $199 – Jan 5-Apr 6

Beer Run 0.5K @ New Braunfels Freiheit Village – Mar 23

Stride for Sight 5K @ Comanche County Park – Mar 23

Sweaty Yeti 5K Trail Run @ Landa Park (New Braunfels) – Mar 23

New Braunfels Beer Run @ Freiheit Village (New Braunfels) – Mar 23

Helotes 5K Beer Garden Run @ 15103 Bandera Rd – Mar 30

Texas 2-Way Torture @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Mar 30

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 6

Wanderlust Half Marathon @ Marketplatz Square (Fredericksburg) – Apr 6

Cap 10K @ Austin, TX – Apr 7

Fiesta Especial Inclusion 5K and 1 mile dash @ Windcrest – Apr 20

Sandcrab Night Run 5K/10K @ South Padre Island – Apr 27

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 11