Won’t You be My Llama?

 

Fall is a busy season in San Antonio… probably because it’s not blazing hot anymore and is *usually* quite sunny. (We’ve been doing pretty well with that lately.)

 

This weekend alone, there will be loads of events downtown (including TEDxSanAntonio!), which means people walking, biking, and on scooters (whether you like it or not). If you’re in a car, keep your eyes peeled for humans trying to get around. Consider rideshare when it makes more sense.

 

This is the last newsletter before Election Day. If you haven’t already, GO VOTE!

 

Enjoy the city and the beautiful weather!

 

ReadAbouts

Brack Park Gondolas Up for Auction!

Wine Not

Geekdom’s Impact on Downtown SA

Post-Halloween Fun – Donkey Lady Hotline

Diwali is this weekend, and it’s sooo cool!

First Friday Preview

Where to Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (also scroll down)

 

PSA: Mailchimp has had server issues off and on. If you can’t access a link, hang tight.

 

The Short List:

All Weekend

The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55 << GOING!

Wurstfest @ New Braunfels, TX << THRU NOV. 11TH!

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

 

Friday

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! (scroll down for full list)

Celebrate @ Market Square

Celebrate @ The Pearl

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm

Carmen’s Tribute to Carmen Amaya @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

 

Saturday

Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Diwali Festival @ Hemisfair – 5pm-midnight << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Parking Lot Wrestling Match @ El Luchador – 6:30pm; $5-10

 

Sunday

Fideo Loco Festival @ Maverick Plaza (La Villita) – 11a-8p

Friendsgiving @ The Rustic – 2pm

Free Family Day: Puro Pop @ The McNay – 1-4pm; FREE!

 

This Week:

All Weekend:

Texas Dance Hall Series, feat Dale Watson, Asleep at the Wheel, and more << THIS!

The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55

UtopiaFest @ Burnet, TX  

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Wurstfest @ New Braunfels, TX << THRU NOV. 11TH!

Primer Sabado: Dia de los Muertos @ Market Square

 

Thur, Nov 1:

TYP Masquerade Mixer @ Ash Basement Bar – 6-9pm; FREE!

Meet the San Antonio Heron @ Dorcol Distilling – 5:30-7:30pm

Dia de los Muertos @ The Pearl – 4pm

Dia de los Muertos @ 816 S. Colorado Street – 3-11:30pm

Dia de los Muertos @ Hotel Havana – 12pm

The Thursday Before Market and Live Music @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm-midnight

 

Fri, Nov 2:

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!

Celebrate @ Lone Star Arts DIstrict – 5-10pm

Celebrate @ Market Square

Celebrate @ Say Si

Celebrate @ The Pearl

Celebrate @ Hotel Havana

Celebrate @ Mission Marquee Plaza

Celebrate @ Brick at Blue Star with a Fashion Show

Paseo Dia de los Muertos @ Lone Star Arts District – 5-10pm

First Friday @ Southtown – 6-9pm << DIA DE LOS MUERTOS THEME

First Friday Pub Run @ Pat O’Brien’s – 7pm

First Friday Kayak Tour @ 100 E Guenther Street – 6:30pm & 7:45pm; $40

First Friday Happy Hour @ Burgerteca – 11a-11p

SACtacular 2018 @ SAC Mall – 5-9pm; FREE!

Carmen’s Tribute to Carmen Amaya @ Carmens de la Calle – 8:30-10:45pm

Boho Market @ La Villita – 6pm

Bohemian Rhapsody Opens @ Alamo Drafthouse – various times

AXIS Burger Night @ Real Ale Brewing – 3-7pm

Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

Sunday Morning Brewery Re-Release @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

 

Sat, Nov 3:

Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Diwali Festival @ Hemisfair – 5pm-midnight << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED!

TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Parking Lot Wrestling Match @ El Luchador – 6:30pm; $5-10

HighWheel El Dorado EPA Beer Release @ Dorcol Distillery – 5pm-midnight

Beer und Brats @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Happy Birthday to The Friendly Spot @ The Friendly Spot – 12-6pm

Night Time Mural Ride @ Maverick Park – 5-6pm

Arbor Day FREE TREES! @ UTSA Main Campus East Lot 3 – 8:30a-2p

Alameda Theater Open House @ Alameda Theater – 1-3pm

 

Sun, Nov 4:

Fideo Loco Festival @ Maverick Plaza (La Villita) – 11a-8p

Friendsgiving @ The Rustic – 2pm

Moon Phase Yoga @ The Rustic – 9-10am; FREE!

King William Concerts in the Park: Volcan @ King William Park – 5:30-6:30pm

Yoga + Beer @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

Blue Hill Stompers @ Bonham Exchange – 6-9pm

Sunday Funday Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 12pm

Foamhenge @ Karbach (Houston) – 2pm; $23

Free Family Day: Puro Pop @ The McNay – 1-4pm; FREE!

 

Next Week

Thur-Sat:

CityFest San Antonio @ Southwest School of Art

 

Mon, Nov 5:

SOLI Contemporary Music Open Mic Night @ Jazz, TX – 7:30pm; $17

Free Fitness with JoyRide @ Pearl Park – 5:30pm; FREE!

 

Tues, Nov 6:

ELECTION DAY!

Hippo Campus @ Paper Tiger – 7pm

Chris Villanueva Quartet @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

Puro Slam Poetry @ The Mix – 10pm

Fried Chicken & Champagne Night @ Downstairs at The Esquire Tavern – 5pm

 

Wed, Nov 7:

Alfred “Toro” FLores and Zarabande @ Jazz, TX – 8:30-11:30pm; $10

Wine Tasting @ Southtown WIne & Tapas – 6-7pm

Cheesecake Pairing @ Edwards Ridge Distillery – 7pm

Vegan Stop Shop @ Brick at Blue Star – 6-9pm

 

Thur, Nov 8:

Aziz Ansari @ Tobin Center – 7pm & 9:30pm; $43+

Second Thursday w/ Volcan @ McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE!

Friendly Half Moon w/ Mobile Om & Blue Moon Brewing – 6pm

International Literature Festival @ Mexican Cultural Institute – 4:30-6:15pm; FREE!

 

Fri, Nov 9:

Art Party: All That Glitters @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Dale Watson @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Frost Bank Tower Tour (SAYP / LOOP) @ Frost Tower – 6-8pm; FREE!

Family Flashlight Night @ Botanical Garden – 6-8:30pm

 

Sat, Nov 10:

Thrilla at the Dilla Climbing Competition @ Armadillo Boulders – 10a-7pm

SA Grilled Cheese Festival @ Historic St. Paul Square – 1-5pm; $30-60

Queso Meltdown @ Christian Assistance Ministry – 1-4pm; $6-27

One Drop Reggae Fest @ Busted Sandal Brewing – 2-10pm; $20

Gumbofest @ Staybridge Suites (Stone Oak) – 2-10pm; $10

Wine Down at the Garden @ Botanical Gardens – 6-10pm; $55-60

Nina Diaz at Luminaria @ Hemisfair – 7pm-midnight

Jazz Night @ Freetail Brewing – 7pm

Poochamania 2018 @ Humane Society – 11a-5p

A Day in Southtown @ Various Venues – All Day

2nd Saturday Social Ride @ The Beer Depot – 3-8pm; FREE! << LLAMA-RECOMMENDED

2nd Saturday Art Walk @ Southtown Art District – 6-10pm

 

Sun, Nov 11:

Bastille @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

This is Spinal Tap Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North (7pm) & Stone Oak (1:30pm)

Jim Cullum @ The Bonham Exchange – 4:40-9pm

The Elf Louise 50th Christmas Celebration @ Mission County Park – 3-8pm

Sunday Market @ Blue Star Arts Complex – 12pm

Sunday Funday Flow @ Roadmap Brewing – 11am

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund @ Book People (Austin) – 1pm; $19

Mac & Cheese Festival @ Auguste Escoffier School (Austin) – 11a-5p; $25-90

Sip & SHop @ Botanical Garden – 10a-3p

 

Save the Dates

Nov 13: Worth Repeating: TRAPPED @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Nov 13: Community Yoga @ Cherrity Bar – 7pm; FREE!

Nov 13: Death from Above @ Mohawk (Austin) – 6:30pm; $30

Nov 14: Hot Wells Harvest Feast @ Hot Wells Ruin – 6-10pm; $70+

Nov 14: Margo Price @ The Rustic – 8pm; $25 << HBD, THE RUSTIC!

Nov 15: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 15: Napoleon Dynamite @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $30-45

Nov 15: Art to Lunch: Texas Art @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Nov 16: The Internet @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $32+

Nov 16-17: Alpine Art & Music Festival @ Alpine, TX

Nov 17: Robert Johnson SA Sessions @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20-50

Nov 17: Bob Schneider @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15-20

Nov 17: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4pm

Nov 18: Harvest of Hope Brunch and Silent Auction @ La Cantera Resort – 11a-2p; $75

Nov 21: Elijah Zane @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10

Nov 22: Thanksgiving Brunch @ Hyatt Regency Resort – 10:30a-2p

Nov 23-25: The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

Nov 24: Black Pumas @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $15

Nov 25: August Greene (Common + Robert Glasper + Karriem Riggins) @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm << OMG THIS WILL BE GREAT!

Nov 25: Cocktail Scavenger Hunt: Roastin’ and Toastin’ Holiday Treats @ Botanical Garden – 12:30-3:30pm; $20

Nov 25: Museum Store Sunday @ The McNay – 11a-5p

Nov 25: Museum Store Sunday @ SAMA – 10a-5p

Nov 25: Step Brothers Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 4pm

Nov 26: Mrs. Doubtfire @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Nov 27: Austin Powers Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7pm

Nov 29: Rodents of Unusual Size w/ Q&A @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Nov 30-Dec 2: The Nutcracker @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm / 2pm; $35+

Dec 1: Dog Days @ Botanical Garden – 9a-5p; $5

Dec 1: Daughtry @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $40+

Dec 5: Paula Abdul @ The Tobin Center – 8pm; $75+

Dec 7: Dulce! A Night of Desserts, Drinks, and Decadence @ Botanical Garden – 8pm; $30-60

Dec 7: Boho Market @ La Villita – 6pm

Dec 8: Coffee & Cordials Festival w/ Puro Cafe @ Hemisfair Park – 9a-3p

Dec 14: Hayes Carll @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Dec 18: Annie Leibovitz @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $30-100

Dec 20: Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $30

Dec 20: Jack Ingram Acoustic Show @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $15

Dec 22: Charlie Brown Christmas @ Tobin Center – 1pm & 4pm; $30+

Dec 23: A Christmas Concert with Guy Forsyth @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20

Dec 28: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Dec 29: The Victory Cup @ Fredericksburg, TX – 6:30a-9p

Dec 29: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Dec 31: The Black Angels NYE @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $30-60

Jan 19: Justin Timberlake @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Feb 26: Metric & Zoe @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $40+

Mar 28: SA Spurs v. Cleveland: Manu Jersey Retirement @ AT&T Center – 7:30pm; $150+

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

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

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

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

 

Running

If you’ve made it all the way down here — THANK YOU! Enjoy the races below… as Fall approaches and the temps cool, I’ll be adding more races. 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)!

Fall training with the Fleet Feet Running Club

Wurst 5-Mile Run @ Landa Park – Nov 3

Recharge Trail Run 8K / 15K @ Government Canyon – Nov 3

Lighting the Way 5K / 10K @ McAllister Park – Nov 3

Mimosa Fun Run / Walk / Bike @ Embassy Suites at Brooks – Nov 4

Rey Feo 5K @ Community Bible Church – Nov 10

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

Battle of Leon Creek 20mi / 10mi / 5K @ 6222 UTSA Blvd – Nov 10

TapTober 5K Beer Run @ McAllister Park – Nov 10

Tough Mudder Houston @ 3 Palms Action Sports Park – Nov 10-11

SARR Endurathon 30K / 15K / 5K / Relay @ Bulverde, TX – Nov 11

Veteran’s Day 5K Beer Run @ Ranger Creek – Nov 12

Shiner Beer Run @ Shiner, TX – Nov 17

Chosen Half Marathon & 5K @ New Braunfels, TX – Nov 17

SA Turkey Trot @ 622 S. Flores St – Nov 22

SA Rock and Roll Marathon / Half Marathon @ Downtown – Dec 1-2

Jingle Paws Classic 5K @ OP Schnabel Park – Dec 8

Spicewood VIneyards 13.1 and 10K @ Spicewood Vineyard – Dec 15

The Stars at Night 13.1 / 10K / 5K @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Dec 15

Jingle Trails 1K & 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Dec 15

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo 26.2 / 13.1 @ Hemisfair Park – Mar 3

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18

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