Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Llama

 

Llamas aren’t known for running… unless it’s running late. Like my newsletter this morning.

 

There’s plenty to enjoy this weekend, so get out there (with an umbrella) and have some fun!

 

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TEDxSanAntonio Tickets On Sale Now!

Coming Soon: Hardberger Park Land Bridge

Alamo Master Plan Gets a “Yes”

SA Mag’s Fall Arts Preview

River City Rockfest Lineup Announced

CANstruction!

 

PSA: The tropical disturbance in the Gulf hasn’t turned into anything serious (yet), but whether or not she gets a name, we’re still going to get a ton of rain from it this weekend — Friday and Saturday, in particular.

 

The Short List:

Friday

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Tiki Bash @ Hot Joy – 5p-2a

Flamenco Tablao: Luis Gallo & Chef Johnny Hernandez @ The Pearl – 6-9pm; $150

 

Saturday

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Kings Cross Coffee – 10-11am; FREE!

Four x Five Photo Fest @ SATX

Roadmap Brewing Grand Opening @ 723 N. Alamo – 12pm-midnight

The Breakfast Club Outdoor Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10:45pm

 

Sunday

Raspa Fest @ Comanche Park – 1-9pm

Mexican Independence Day @ The Rustic – 12:30-10:30pm

Mariachi Lab @ Pearl Stable – 2-6pm; $25

Artsy Barksy Art Shop @ Paul Jolly Pet Adoption Center – 2-5pm; FREE!

 

This Week:

All Month:

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All Weekend:

El Grito San Antonio @ Market Square

LifeArt Festival @ Tobin Center

Verdi’s La Traviata @ Tobin Center

Music & Cocktails Weekend @ La Cantera Resort & Spa

 

Thur, Sept 13:

Second Thursday @ McNay Art Museum – 6-9pm; FREE! << LLAMA APPROVED

Spanish Gin & Tonics @ Hotel Emma – 6-7:30pm; $20

Handcrafted Wholesale Market @ Brick at Blue Star – 4-9pm; $10

Ride for Reading Costume Party Fundraiser @ Dorcol Distilling – 8pm-midnight

St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm; $25+

Lone Pint & Grilled Cheese Pop-Up @ Growler Exchange – 6pm

 

Fri, Sept 14:

Art Party @ SAMA – 6-8pm

Tiki Bash @ Hot Joy – 5p-2a

National Bakery Day @ Panifico Bake Shop – 7a-8p

Flamenco Tablao: Luis Gallo & Chef Johnny Hernandez @ The Pearl – 6-9pm; $150

SA Fashion Awards Prep Event @ The Monty + Ivy Hall – 6-9pm; $25

Street Fare SA Grand Opening @ 1916 Austin Hwy – 5-11pm

Foodie Cinema: Chef @ Botanical Garden – 6:30-8:30pm; $35

 

Sat, Sept 15:

Puro Cafe Coffee Meetup @ Kings Cross Coffee – 10-11am; FREE!

Free Coffee for Donations @ Kings Cross Coffee / D’Moto Powersports – 10a-1p

Four x Five Photo Fest @ SATX

Roadmap Brewing Grand Opening @ 723 N. Alamo – 12pm-midnight

TEDxPaloAltoCollege @ Palo Alto College – 9a-2p; $15-30

OktoberFest Party @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $15

OktoberFaust @ Faust Brewing (New Braunfels) – 2-10pm

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

The Breakfast Club Outdoor Movie @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10:45pm

Poke Man Sushi Bowls @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 4-8pm

 

Sun, Sept 16:

Raspa Fest @ Comanche Park – 1-9pm

Oktoberfest Stein Hoist @ Broadway 5050 – 11:30a-2:30p

Mexican Independence Day @ The Rustic – 12:30-10:30pm

Mexican Independence Day Party @ La Gloria (Dominion) – 12-9pm

Miss Neesie and Earfood Orchestra @ The Cove – 1pm

Mariachi Lab @ Pearl Stable – 2-6pm; $25

Artsy Barksy Art Shop @ Paul Jolly Pet Adoption Center – 2-5pm; FREE!

The Peterson Brothers @ Gruene Hall – 12:30-4:30pm; FREE!

3rd Sunday Punk Brunch Flea Market @ Bottom Bracket Bicycle Shop – 12-4pm

 

Next Week

All Week

Oktoberfest @ Flying Saucer – All Day

 

All Weekend:

Jazz’SAlive @ Travis Park – 5-10pm; FREE! << LLAMA-APPROVED!

 

Mon, Sept 17:

Monday Happy Hour @ The Pearl Bottling Dept – 11a-7p

Majestic Theatre Happy Hour Tour @ Majestic Theatre – 5pm & 6pm; $25

 

Tues, Sept 18:

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

No One Flies Alone Party @ Freetail Brewing CO (S. Presa) – 6-10pm; $10

Young Professionals Mixer @ The General Public – 5:30-8pm

Not Your Momma’s Loteria @ El Luchador – 7:30pm

Search for the Ultimate Selena Fan @ Hard Rock Cafe – 6-10pm

 

Wed, Sept 19:

Bikes, Bars, & Stars @ Bike World The Pearl – 7-10:30pm

Sound Cream Sunset Sessions @ The Pearl – 5:30-9pm

 

Thur, Sept 20:

Oktoberfest Pairing w/ Legal Draft @ Stout House – 7-10pm

Thursday Happiest Happy Hour @ Rosella at the Rand – 4-7pm

 

Fri, Sept 21:

Robert Earl Keen @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25

Yo La Tengo @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $25

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

Taco Cabana Turns 40! @ 1st TC (San Pedro) – 6-9:30pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark Free Movie @ Confluence Park – 7-10pm

Gartenfest @ Beethoven – 9-11pm

Tricentennial Party on the Plaza @ Tower of the Americas – 7pm

 

Sat, Sept 22:

Brews and Blooms @ Botanical Garden – 6-10pm; $15-65

Southtown Cinema: Black Panther @ Hemisfair – 6:30-10pm

Bakery Lorraine’s Pop Tart Brunch @ JazzSAlive (Travis Park) – 10a-1p

Jazz and Cocktails @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm

Brunch Cruise: Acenar @ Acenar – 9:45-11:45pm

River City Rockfest @ AT&T Center – 12pm-midnight

Oktoberfest @ Real Ale (Blanco, TX) – 12-5pm

Paranormal Fest @ Brick at Blue Star – 7-11pm

Mamma Jamma Ride @ Martindale, Texas

 

Sun, Sept 23:

Artisan Market @ Ranger Creek – 12-4pm

Yo La Tengo @ Mohawk (Austin) – 7pm; $25-27

 

Save the Dates

Sept 25: Billy Idol @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60-90

Sept 25-27: Drift & Dine @ The Riverwalk – 6-9pm

Sept 26: Range on the RIver Dinner Cruise @ Range – 7-9pm; $78

Sept 26: The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 6-10pm; FREE!

Sept 27-28: Trombone Shorty @ Gruene Hall – 9:30pm; $35

Sept 28-30: Borderland Film Festival @ Woodlawn Theatre – $75

Sept 28-30: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50-125

Sept 29: Good Vibrations Festival @ Sunken Garden Theater – 1-11pm

Sept 29: Turnpike Troubadours @ Floore’s – 9pm; $25+

Sept 29: San Antonio Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip & Beyond – 8pm; $10

Sept 29: Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $15-120

Sept 30: Siclovia @ Broadway – 11a-3p; FREE!

Oct 2: Worth Repeating: Suckerpunch @ Brick at Blue Star – 7pm; $7

Oct 4: Rivertini @ Wyndham Garden Riverwalk – 6pm; $75-125 << LLAMA-APPROVED!

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

Oct 5-7: Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Oct 6: Beer Fest @ Tower of the Americas – 2-5pm; $30-40

Oct 11: Humane Society Friends for Life Luncheon @ WItte Mays Center – 11a-1p; $125+

Oct 13: Russian Circles @ Paper Tiger – 9pm; $18-20

Oct 18: Taste of the Heights @ SA Zoo – 6-10pm; $60 << LLAMA APPROVED!

Oct 18: The New Chinese Acrobats @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 18: This Will Destroy You @ Mohawk (Austin) – 8pm; $16-18

Oct 19: 4u: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Oct 19: Butterflies Without Borders Forum @ Pearl Stable – 11:30a-1:30p; $55

Oct 19-21: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ Various Venues

Oct 20: SA Beer Festival @ Dignowity & Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm; $30-350

Oct 20: Ability Strong Parade @ Downtown SA – 9-10am

Oct 20: AccessAbility Fest @ Market Square – 10a-2p; FREE!

Oct 23: Bobby Brown and Bel Biv Devoe @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $50+

Oct 24: The B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $40-100

Oct 25: The Soweto Gospel Choir @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm

Oct 26: REDO: Fall Fest @ The DoSeum – 7-9:30pm; $35

Oct 26: Gypsy Kings @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $52+

Oct 26: Billy Currington @ Floore’s – 9pm; $30+

Oct 27-28: Dia de los Muertos @ La Villita

Oct 27-28: Mala Luna Music Festival @ Nelson Wolff Stadium << CARDI B!

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

Nov 2: Tango of the Vines @ Witte Museum – 7-10pm; $60-100

Nov 2-4: The Mavericks @ Gruene Hall – 8/9pm; $55

Nov 3: Thievery Corporation @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Nov 3: TEDxSanAntonio Main Event @ Empire Theatre – 1pm; $40+

Nov 3-4: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend @ Austin, TX – $10-$165

Nov 4: Foamhenge @ Karbach (Houston) – 2pm; $23

Nov 9: Blues Traveler @ Aztec Theatre – 7pm

Nov 10: SA Grilled Cheese Festival @ Historic St. Paul Square – 1-5pm; $30-60

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Zoo Run 8 Mile Relay @ SA Zoo – Sept 14

El Grito Run 5K @ Mission County Park – Sept 15

Texas Two-Way Torture 20 Mile Relay @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 15

Conquer the Coast Bike Ride @ Corpus Christi Bay – Sept 15

Spa Girl Tri & Relay @ Hyatt Regency Lost Pines – Sept 22

I Can’t Bexar Another Run 0.5K @ Burleson Yard – Sept 29

SNIPSA Race for the Rescues @ Alamo Heights Swimming Pool – Sept 29

The Great Fundraiser 5K @ Helotes – Sept 29

Monte Vista Fun Run & 5K @ St. Anthony Catholic School – Oct 6

Missions Heritage Half Marathon @ Mission San Jose – Oct 6

Tour de Honey Part Deux 25 mi / 40 mi Bike RIde @ Beeville, TX – Oct 13

Wurst Tri Ever Sprint Triathlon @ Landa Park (New Braunfels) – Oct 14

Guadalupe Trail Fest Half Marathon / 12K @ Guadalupe State Park – Oct 14

Wimberley 4 Miler @ Wimberley High School – Oct 20

Quarry Crusher Run 5K / 10K @ O’Connor Quarry – Oct 20

Hootenanny on the Hill 10K / 5K / 3K / 1K @ Kyle, TX – Oct 20

Pajama Pancake Run @ Milam Park – Oct 27

Hallowine Run @ La Cantera – Oct 27

Masquerade Half @ JW Marriott Hill Country – Oct 27

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

Pie Run 5K @ Kyle, TX – Nov 10

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

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

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

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

La Cruda 5K @ Helotes, TX – Jan 1

3M Half Marathon @ Austin, TX – Jan 20

Alamo Run Fest @ The Alamodome – Mar 17-18