The Shape of Llama

 

Spring break begins this weekend for most schools in the area, so stores will be busy as will southbound IH-37 (to the beach).

 

Whether you’re catching some rays at the beach or catching up with friends here in town, don’t drink and drive. And watch out for others who may not be as smart as you! *shaking my hoof like a mama llama*

 

Oh, and as of right now, it’s supposed to be 93 degrees on Saturday and 71 degrees on Sunday. Oh Texas… At least the rain is backing off for a couple of days?

 

Have lotsa fun!

 

ReadAbouts

How the Alamo Got Its Hump

How to Say: “Bowie”

Manumania

Self-Driving Cars in SA

Augie Meyers at Sam’s Burger Joint this Friday

San Antonio Magazine’s Best of the City

Academy Award Winners

 

PSA: This Sunday, the time changes! It’s time to spring forward one hour which is a nice way to say… you’re losing an hour of sleep.

 

The Short List:

 

Friday

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ SummerMoon – 8-9pm; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Texas to Table @ SA Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

 

Saturday

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-8pm

Mural Ride: Rodeo Edition @ Maverick Park – 9:30-11:30pm

4th Annual GUMBO SHOWDOWN @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-3pm

SoFlo Market @ 1344 S. Flores – 10a-4p

 

Sunday

Bike & Brunch: ATTAWAY! @ Attagirl – 11am

San Antonio Sushi Class @ Freetail Brewing – 6-8pm

Medals & Margaritas @ The Rose Bush – 3-7pm

Crawfish Boil @ The Hangar (Broadway)– 12-7pm

 

This Week:

All Month:

Contemporary Art Month! (CAM)

Lantern: A Pinch Concept @ Pinch Boil House – 7-9pm; $47

Free Movies for Teachers @ Alamo Drafthouse

 

All Week:

Still Golden Social House Grand Opening YAY!!!

 

All Weekend:

SXSW @ Austin

Austin Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Victory Cheval Polo Club

 

Thur, Mar 8:

Thursday Night Meltdown @ Brown Coffee (Southtown) – 6-9pm << PURO CAFÉ MEETUP

Second Thursday @ The McNay – 6-9pm << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Margaret Atwood @ Trinity University – 7-8:30pm

SA Mag’s Best of the City Party @ Hemisfair – 7-10pm; $55-75

Progger w/ Jonathan Scale Fourchestra @ One-2-One Bar (Austin) – 8pm

Paper Flower Workshop @ La Margarita Restaurant – 6-8pm

Big Bend Brewing @ Big Hops Huebner – 6pm

 

Fri, Mar 9:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ SummerMoon – 8-9pm; FREE!

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Augie Meyers @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Kayak Tour & Beer Tasting @ Mission Kayak – 6:30pm; $54

Texas to Table @ SA Botanical Garden – 6-9pm; $125

Alamo City Roller Girls Season Opener Party @ The Amp Room – 8pm

 

Sat, Mar 10:

2nd Saturday Social Bike Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-8pm

Mural Ride: Rodeo Edition @ Maverick Park – 9:30-11:30pm

2nd Saturday @ Bottom Bracket Bike Shop – 7-11pm

4th Annual GUMBO SHOWDOWN @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 12-3pm

SoFlo Market @ 1344 S. Flores – 10a-4p

It’s a C Thing Gala @ Pearl Studio – 6:30-9:30pm; FREE!

Main Street Farmers Market @ Cibolo Creek Brewing Co – 10a-2p

Ballet in the Park @ Travis Park – 6-8pm

Braunfelser Release Weekend @ 5 Stones Brewery – 2-8pm

Crawfish Boil @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Sun, Mar 11:

Bike & Brunch: ATTAWAY! @ Attagirl – 11am

Bang Bang Brunch @ The Bang Bang Bar – 11a-4p

San Antonio Sushi Class @ Freetail Brewing – 6-8pm

Medals & Margaritas @ The Rose Bush – 3-7pm

Crawfish Boil @ The Hangar (Broadway)– 12-7pm

The Big Squeeze @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center – 1-5pm

Conversation and Brunch: Collecting African American Art @ The McNay – 2-3:30pm; $30

 

Next Week

All Week:

SPRING BREAK!

 

All Weekend:

The River Walk Dyed Green!

Dog Days @ Botanical Garden – 10a-5p

South By St Mary’s @ Jandro’s – 6pm

 

Mon, Mar 12:

Hotel California Live @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $25

 

Tues, Mar 13:

Two Ton Tuesday Spring Break Show @ Gruene Hall – 8:30pm; $5

SA Young Professionals Happy Hour @ Shuck Shack – 6-8pm; FREE!

Medals in the Plaza @ La Villita – 6-9pm

Wild Game Dinner @ Krause’s Café (New Braunfels) – 6:30pm; $90

 

Wed, Mar 14:

PI DAY!

Celebrate @ Ranger Creek – 6-10pm

Texas Young Professional March Mixer @ TopGolf – 5:30-8pm; $25

 

Thur, Mar 15:

March Madness Kick-Off @ The Friendly Spot – 11a-11p

Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Tasting @ The Hangar – 7pm; $5

Key Party @ Bexar Stage Improv – 8-9pm; $5

PVRIS @ Aztec Theatre – 6:30pm; $25+

 

Fri, Mar 16:

Southtown Vinyl 2 Year Anniversary @ Burleson Yard – 7pm

 

Sat, Mar 17:

  1. PATRICK’S DAY! (SPD)

SPD River Parade @ The River Walk – 4-6pm

SPD Benefit Concert w/ Monkeys on a String @ Burleson Yard – 7-10pm; $5 << AWESOME!

St Pat’s Day w/ Pat Green @ The Rustic – 7pm; $27

SPD w/ Eli Young Band @ The Roundup – 8pm; $20-45

SPD Beer Dinner @ The Growler Exchange – 6-8pm; $20

SPD Block Party @ The Winchester – 8a

SPD Block Party @ Sparky’s – 9pm

SPD Beer Release @ Dorcol – 5pm

SPD @ Grayze – 11a-10p

SPD Beer Run @ Main Plaza – 10a-1p

SPD 5K @ Rockin’ R River Rides – 8am

SPD Adoption Event @ Kunstler Brewing – 12-4pm

Porterpalooza @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 4-10pm; $18

KITE FESTIVAL @ McAllister Park – 9a-4p << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Alamo City Rollergirls’ 2018 Season Opener @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

 

Sun, Mar 18:

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

A View from Above w/ Astronaut Terry Virts @ Tobin Center – 4pm; $20-45

Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1-3pm; FREE!

Combo Chimbita & Money Chicha @ LUNA – 9pm

 

Save the Dates

Mar 19: Latin Pop-Up Dinner @ Nao (The Pearl) – 6-8pm; $85

Mar 20: FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

Mar 21: Dinner in the Wild @ Witte Museum – 6:30-9:30pm; $250+

Mar 21: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Mar 22: The Big Give!

Mar 22: SA Flavor @ SAMA – 7pm; $50

Mar 22: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $20

Mar 24: Night Hike @ Government Canyon – 7:30pm

Mar 24: Workshop: Sketch-and-Etch @ The McNay – 10:30a-1:30p

Mar 24: Wings & Beer Festival @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-4pm; $10-50

Mar 24: Fiesta Especial Family Fiestaval @ Aggie Park – 3-7pm; $2-5

Mar 24-25: In Bloom Music Festival @ Eleanor Tinsley Park (Houston)

Mar 25: Paella Challenge @ Mission County Park – 12-4pm

Mar 25: Lamb Jam Austin @ Van Zandt Hotel – 3-6pm; $75-125

Mar 28: Cocktails & Culture @ Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

Apr 4: John Cleese and screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 6: The Moth Mainstage @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm; $25-45

Apr 6-8: Viva Hemisfair Party @ Hemisfair

Apr 7: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Apr 7: Crawfish Palooza II @ Alamo Beer Co – 12-5pm

Apr 9: Latin Pop-Up Dinner @ Nao (The Pearl) – 6-8pm; $85

Apr 12: Bebel Gilberto @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40 << GOING!

Apr 14: Taco Fest @ La Villita – 12-11pm; $15-50

Apr 16: Shinedown @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $43

Apr 18: The Doobie Brothers @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Apr 19-29: Fiesta San Antonio!

Apr 20: ReDO: Pinata Party @ The Doseum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Apr 20: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @ The Veranda – 7pm; $85

Apr 20: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: Mission Reach Flotilla Festival @ Mission County Park – 11a-5p

Apr 21: The Revivalists @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Apr 21: Real Ale’s 22nd Birthday @ Real Ale Brewing (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Apr 21: Willie Nelson & Robert Earl Keen @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $42+

Apr 21: Jim Gaffigan @ The Majestic Theatre – 7pm & 9:30pm

Apr 25: Taste of the Northside @ The Club at Sonterra – 5:30-10:30pm; $85

Apr 26: Weird Al @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35-55

Apr 27-29: Crawfest New Braunfels: Whiskey Myers, Vallejo @ Comal Country Fairgrounds

Apr 28: Fiesta Flambeau Parade Viewing @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 6:30pm; $35-40

May 1-6: The Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theatre – $35+

May 2: Toots and the Maytals @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $27+

May 4: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band @ Floore’s – 9pm; $43+

May 5: Kaleo @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

May 5: JMBLYA Music Fest @ Circuit of the Americas (Austin) – 2pm; $25+

May 5: Juanes @ Freeman Coliseum – 7:30pm; $37+

May 5: Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

May 8: Fleet Foxes @ The Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $37+ << GOING!

May 9: of Montreal @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $18-20

May 11-12: SA Symphony plays Pirates of the Caribbean – 7:30pm

May 12: Dwight Yoakam @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8:30pm; $33+

May 14: Dr. Dog @ The Rustic – 8pm << GOING!

May 16: Gipsy Kings@ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

May 22: Dave Matthews Band @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 8pm; $45+

May 22: Cold War Kids @ The Rustic – 6pm; $30 / $65

May 24-27: Hot Luck Festival @ Austin (various venues)

May 26: Texas Salsa Festival @ Hemisfair – 1pm; $45

May 26: Eastside Food Truck Festival @ Wheatley Heights – 12-6pm; $5-15

All Summer: JAWS on the Water @ Lake Travis (Austin)

Jun 2: Patricia Vonne Album Release Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12

Jun 8: Chad Valley @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $13

Jun 9: Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest @ La Villita – 2-6pm; $10-50

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

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

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

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-70

 

Running

I just heard the weatherman say “warm front” the other day. Translation: drink a load of water before and after you run. Happy sweating, my fellow frolickers. Don’t forget your ID wherever you’re running!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 3 races left!

2018 Texas 5K 6-Pack Beer Series – 8 races for $210!

Ragnar Luckenbach @ San Marcos, TX – Mar 9-10

Harp and Shamrock 5K @ Southside Lions Park East – Mar 10

SARR Prickly Pear 50K / 10mi / 5K @ McAllister Park – Mar 10

San Marbellus Half Marathon @ Tanger Outlets (San Marcos) – Mar 11

SPD 5K @ Rockin’ R River Rides – Mar 17

Lucky Trail Race 5K / 10K / 15K @ SA Trail Company – Mar 17

Redfish IPA 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Mar 17

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run @ La Cantera – Mar 17

5th Annual Helotes Beer Garden Run @ Old Town Helotes – Mar 17

Stride for Sight 5L @ Comanche County Park – Mar 24

Alamo Beer Co 5K Beer Run @ Alamo Beer – Apr 7

Outlaw Half Marathon @ Luckenbach, TX – Apr 7

Wanderlust Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Fredericksburg, TX – Apr 7

River City Half Marathon @ Salado Creek – Apr 8

AH 09 5K @ 6116 Broadway – Apr 21

Fiesta Especial Regalia Run 5K & Parade @ City of Windcrest City Hall – Apr 21

Carnival of Venice Night Run 5K / 10K / 13.1 @ Brackenridge Golf Course – Apr 27

Margarita Run 5K @ Concepcion Park – Apr 28

Sand Crab 5K / 10K Beach Run @ South Padre Island – Apr 28

Tough Mudder Central Texas @ McMahan Ranch – May 5-6

Texas Flower Country 5K / 10K Run @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – May 12

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19

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

Dam 09 Triathlon @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Aug 18

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

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29