Llama Party Announcement, Cinco de Derby, and more fun!

 

If you’re a committed, focused reader, you may have noticed that I slipped in a little party announcement a few weeks ago. Well… here’s the big, furry, official announcement!

 

Join me and all of your friends on May 26th, 5-9pm at Ranger Creek for my birthday party! This year it’s a Golfing Getdown because I’m turning FOOOOOOORE! I mean, 4.

 

RSVP here!

 

We’ll have a lot of Astroturf, mini-mini-golf, custom cocktails (how does a Llama Palmer sound?), specialty cookies, gophers, golfers, Caddyshack jokes, and pizza from Vero Wood Fired Pizza. It’s gonna be awwwesoooome! Oh, and it’s free, kid-friendly, and dog-friendly.

 

I know you’re SO EXCITED, so read below for about a bazillion ways to celebrate my party announcement this weekend! We’ve got the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and San Antonio’s 300th Birthday!

 

ReadAbouts

RIP James Avery

ACL Fest Line-Up — PAUL MCCARTNEY!

National Concert Week: $20 Tickets

300 Years of San Antonio

San Antonio Stories

Why San Antonio Cuisine Matters

Local Farm Fresh Restaurants

5 Awesome Dive Bars

Thoughts on the 2018 SA TechTrek

 

PSA: Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Now is a good time to make reservations at a nice place or get a gift ordered from Amazon. Love yo mama!

 

The Short List:

Friday

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Olmos Perk – 8-9am

Movies by Moonlight: La La Land @ Travis Park – 6-10pm; FREE!

Commemorative Week: Arts for All Day

 

Saturday

Cinco de Derby @ The Rustic – 10a-2p brunch; 2pm-close Derby Party

Cinco de Derby @ Seersucker Gin Distillery – 12-9pm << GRAND OPENING!

Run for the Roses (Derby Watch Party) @ Hotel Emma – 3-6pm; $25

Wein & Sangerfest @ New Braunfels – 12-10pm

Park Grand Opening @ San Pedro Creek Culture Park – 12-9pm << LOOKS AWESOME!

Boerne 0.5K @ Boerne River Road Park – 11-11:05am << LOLz

Commemorative Week: Legacy Day

 

Sunday

Siclovia @ South SA Mission Rd – 11a-3p; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Commemorative Week: Military Appreciation Day

 

This Week:

All Week:

SA Tricentennial Commemorative Week << PRETTY COOL STUFF!

The Book of Mormon @ Majestic Theatre – $35+ << GOING!

Recover from Fiesta? Nope.

 

All Weekend:

Cornyval @ Helotes, TX

Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival @ Becker Vineyards

Story Party SA: True Dating Stories @ Ash Basement Bar – 7pm

 

Thur, May 3:

The Queso Bowl: Queso Championship @ Social Spot – 5:30-9:30pm; $15-60

Music for Advanced Listeners @ Dorcol Distilling – 6pm

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

May YAPpy Hour @ The Hoppy Monk – 5-7pm

A Taste of Folklife @ UTSA (Main) – 5:30-8:30pm; FREE!

Commemorative Week: Founders’ Day

 

Fri, May 4:

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Olmos Perk – 8-9am

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Briens – 7pm << STAR WARS THEME

First Friday Kayak Tour @ SARA – 6:30pm; $38

Flamenco Pop-Up @ Travis Park – 11:30a-12:30p; $15-20

Mai Fest @ Krause’s Cafe – 7:30pm; $35

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

Movies by Moonlight: La La Land @ Travis Park – 6-10pm; FREE!

Images of Sustainability – Art Exhibit Opening @ Rosella (Jones Ave) – 6-9pm

Pizza Night @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

National Public Gardens Day!

Free admission to Botanical Garden!

Commemorative Week: Arts for All Day

 

Sat, May 5:
CINCO DE MAYO!

DERBY DAY!

Cinco de Derby @ The Rustic – 10a-2p brunch; 2pm-close Derby Party

Cinco de Derby @ Seersucker Gin Distillery – 12-9pm << GRAND OPENING!

Cinco de Mayo & Kentucky Derby @ The Winchester – 11a-9p

Cinco de Mayo Roller Derby @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm; $10

Cinco de Mayo @ The Pearl – 4-7pm

Cinco de Mayo Tap Takeover w/ Weathered Souls – 2-4pm

Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ The Hoppy Monk – 5-11pm

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

Concan Cinco de Mayo Carnival @ Concan, TX – 10a-3p

Run for the Roses (Derby Watch Party) @ Hotel Emma – 3-6pm; $25

Gardopiesta de Mayo @ Burleson Yard – 4pm-midnight

Wein & Sangerfest @ New Braunfels – 12-10pm

Tacos & Tequila w/ Wade Bowen @ The Roundup – 6-11pm

Tacos, Tequila, & Beer Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Drink Texas Broadway – 2pm

Tacos and Margaritas Fiesta @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Brunch 101 @ Southtown 101 – 10a-2p

Tia Chuck Film Premiere @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $20

Park Grand Opening @ San Pedro Creek Culture Park – 12-9pm << LOOKS AWESOME!

Boerne 0.5K @ Boerne River Road Park – 11-11:05am << LOLz

Kaleo @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $33+

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

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

Afghan Whigs @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Commemorative Week: Legacy Day

 

Sun, May 6:

Siclovia @ South SA Mission Rd – 11a-3p; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED!

Brewstillery Brunch @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Bike & Brunch: Hair of the Dog @ Mission Marquee Plaza – 3pm

Commemorative Week: Military Appreciation Day

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

SA Symphony plays Pirates of the Caribbean – 7:30pm

 

Mon, May 7:

Swing Nite @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

Hidden HIstories Live Stream by URBAN-15

 

Tues, May 8:

Downtown Tuesday – Construction is Over Party! @ Rosella at the Rand – 5:30-7:30pm

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

VentureGirls Book Tour @ Mays Family Center (Witte) – 5:30-7:30pm; FREE!

Mind Science Lecture: Into the Gray Zone @ Pearl Stable – 5:30-8pm; $20

Havana Nights LLS Fundraiser @ The Veranda – 6-11pm

 

Wed, May 9:

La Dolce Vita @ Botanical Garden – TBA; $250+

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

Made in SA Film Series: Selena @ SA Library – 8-10pm

 

Thur, May 10:

Zoo La-La! A Taste of SA @ The Zoo – 7-10:30pm; $75-125

 

Fri, May 11:

The Georges @ Floore’s – 9pm; FREE!

Sweet Treats for Sweet Moms @ Hotel Emma – 5:30-6:30pm; $5

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Pop Tops & Coconuts @ Little Woodrow’s Stone Oak – 5pm

Cocktails and Lobster Rolls @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Sat, May 12:

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

Building a Butterfly Garden @ Milberger’s Nursery – 10-11am

 

Sun, May 13:

MOTHER’S DAY!

Mother’s Day 5K @ McAllister Park – 8am

Mother’s Day Brunch @ St. Anthony Hotel – 10:30a-2:30p; $68

Mother’s Day Brunch @ La Cantera Resort – 10a-3p; $65

Mother’s Day Bouquet Pop-Up @ Rosella at the Garden – 11a-3p

Mother’s Day Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Mother’s Day Live Jazz Brunch @ Rosella at the Rand – 9a-3p

Jerry Jeff Walker Redneck Mother’s Day @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $65

Mother’s Day @ Shuck Shack – 12-8pm

Mother’s Day @ Random – 12pm << MIMOSA BAR!

Sunday Jazz @ The Witte Museum – 3-5pm

Grease Sing Along @ Aztec Theatre – 3pm; $12+

Ballet Folklorico Spring Dance Showcase @ La Villita – 6:30-9:30pm

 

Save the Dates

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

May 16: Gipsy Kings@ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

May 17: Taste of the Dominion @ Dominion Country Club – 6-9pm; $35

May 17-20: Culinaria Food & Wine Festival

May 17-20: Bastrop Music Festival @ Bastrop, TX  

May 18: Film on the Green: The Mummy @ SAMA – 8-10pm

May 19: 7th Annual Pride of the East Side Block Party @ Sam Houston HS – 11a-2p

May 19: Brews and Blooms @ SA Botanical Garden – 6:30-9:30pm; $35 / $65

May 20: Americana Music Jam @ Gruene Hall – $50

May 20: Yosapalooza @ Tobin Center – 6pm; FREE!

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

May 21: Made in SA Film Series: Go Down, Death @ Sunset Station – 8-9:30pm; FREE!

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

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

May 22: Accordion Wars IV @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 7pm; $5

May 22: Happy Hour Tour @ Majestic Theatre – 4pm & 5pm; $25

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

May 25: Foodie Cinema: Julie and Julia @ Botanical Garden – 6-8pm; $35

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

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

May 27: Depeche Mode @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $40

May 27: Taco Truck Throwdown @ VFW Post 76 – 12-8pm

May 29: Cinema Tuesday: Jaws @ Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

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

Jun 1: National Skip Day w/ Lonely Horse @ The Rustic – 4pm; FREE!

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

Jun 5: Cinema Tuesday: The Day the Earth Stood Still @ Bijou – 7:30pm; $15

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

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

Jun 8-10: Texas Folklife Festival @ Institute of Texan Cultures

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

Jun 11: Bill Clinton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $75+

Jun 14: John Cusack & screening of Say Anything @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40+

Jun 14: Celebrate Selena Day w/ Bidi Bidi Banda @ The Rustic – 6pm; FREE!

Jun 16: Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Amphitheater – 8pm; $22+

Jun 18: Swing Nite w/ The Georges @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $7-10

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

Jun 21: Diana Krall @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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)!

Texas Hill Country Half Marathon Series – 2018 – 2 races left!

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

May the 4th Be With You 4 miler @ McAllister Park – May 4

Northside Education Foundation 5K @ O’Connor HS – May 5

La Llorona Run @ McAllister Park – May 5

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

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

Texas Switchback Trail Race @ Flat Creek Crossing – May 12

District 4 Heroes 5K / 10K @ South SA – May 12

Clark Cougar Band 5K @ Shavano Park City Hall – May 12

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon @ Corpus Christi – May 19

Family Health & Wellness 5K @ Hemisfair Park – May 19

San Antonio Adventure Race @ OP Schnabel Park – May 19

Gabriella’s 5K Cupcake Run @ Bluebonnet Palace – May 19

Boy Scout Trail Run 5K @ McGimsey Scout Park – May 19

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

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

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