Roll, Llama, Roll

 

Boy, do I have some exciting news!

 

Did you know that llamas can whistle? Well, yours truly is going to blow the kick-off whistle for the Alamo City Roller Girls Alumni Night Double Header Bout on September 24th! Mark your calendars now. I’ll send you a reminder next week, of course.

 

If you’ve never been to a derby bout, here’s a handy 101. The Wikipedia page is quite informative too. You can also check out the Alamo City Roller Girls website to get the local scoop.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

ReadAbouts

Open Call for Carnaval Drummers at URBAN 15

TEDxSanAntonio tickets on sale now – check out the speakers!

Luminaria will light up SA’s Eastside November 9-12.

Know a Knitter? Support American Heart Association!

Stout House is open in Helotes.

Ming’s Thing is opening a noodle bar. YUM.

Empanadas!!

 

PSA: It’s the last official weekend of summer!

 

My picks for the Week:

 

Friday:

Get your morning caffeine fix in Southtown with Puro Café Coffee Meetup at White Elephant Coffee Co. It’s a cool spot if you haven’t visited yet! If you have some down time during the day, cruise over to the Briscoe Western Art Museum for the Ansel Adams Exhibit Opening. If you can’t make it Friday, worry not – the exhibit will run through mid-December. In the evening, roll by Alamo Ice House for Bike & Soul: Guac & Roll bike ride.

 

Saturday:

If I was going to be a healthy llama, I’d drive north on 281 for the 10/20 Mile / 50K Trail Run at Lighthouse Hill Ranch… but nah. I think I’ll partake in some beer consumption at one (or more) of the local beer consumption events in town this weekend. If go can only go to one, go to the Fall Open House at Ranger Creek. Make sure you RSVP! Other options, you ask? There’s Oktoberfest and a Stein Hoisting Competition at the Big Hops by Hays Street Bridge and Craftoberfest at The Growler Exchange on Broadway. For a family friendly option, cruise on down to Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park for Southtown Cinema, featuring Jack Black’s classic, School of Rock.

 

Sunday:

Head to The Hangar and chow on a cheeseburger for National Cheeseburger Day! Then my top top top pick for Sunday is Radiolab Host Jab Abumrad at Laurie Auditorium (Trinity Univ). He’ll be doing a talk on innovation, storytelling, science, philosophy, and “the art of uncertainty.”

 

This Week

All Month:

Foto Septiembre #FOTOSSA16

 

All Week

Texas Tiki Week!

 

All Weekend:

SA Symphony Plays Carmina Burana @ Tobin Center

Jazz’SALive Jazz Festival @ Travis Park – FREE!

 

During the week:

The Taste foodie event @ The River Walk – 6-8:30pm

 

Wed, Sept 14:

Jim Cullum Jazz band @ George’s Keep – 10pm; FREE!

Atfull Wednesday: Paper Marbling @ The McNay – 12-1pm

Workshop for Craft & Food Artisans @ Café Commerce – 6:15-7:45pm; $15

 

Thur, Sept 15:

Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting @ The Hangar – 7-9pm; $5

Kirk Covington @ Luna Live – 9:30pm; $5

Astronaut Scott Kelly Lecture @ Laurie Auditorium – 7:30pm; FREE!

Turtle Races @ Little Woodrow’s – 8:30pm

Conversation: Taboo Table Topics @ The McNay – 6:30-7:30pm

Art to Lunch @ SAMA – 12:30-1pm; $5

Bidi Bidi Banda @ Frank – 7-10pm; $10

 

Fri, Sept 16:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ White Elephant – 8-9aml FREE!

Lonely Horse @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8:30pm; $10+

Pat Green @ Floore’s – 9pm; $15+

Ansel Adams Exhibit Opening @ The Briscoe – 10a-5p << THRU DEC 15

Art (10) Art Show @ The McNay – 6:30-9:30pm; $50

Bike & Soul: Guac & Roll @ Alamo Ice House – 7-9pm

Wurst Party Ever 2016 @ Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort – 6pm

 

Sat, Sept 17:

10/20 Mile / 50K Trail Run @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch

Fall Open House @ Ranger Creek – 5-9pm; $10 << A LLAMA FAVORITE!

4 Year Anniversary Party @ Boot Jack’s Bar – 3pm << HELICOPTOR RIDES!

Fall Equinox in a cave @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 7:30pm; $25

Polo Match @ Sagrado Vineyard – 12-3:30pm; $40+

Oktoberfest + Stein Hoisting Competition @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7pm

Craftoberfest @ The Growler Exchange – 5pm

Southtown Cinema: School of Rock @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

September Blogathaon @ Rosella Coffee – 11a-12p

The Molly Ringwalds @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

FrankenBike #75 @ Earn a Bike Coop – 10a-4p

The Georges @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; FREE!

The Lost Mule Band @ Cibolo Nature Center – 7:30pm

 

Sun, Sept 18:

Zero Prostate Cancer 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park Pavilion

Radiolab Host Jab Abumrad @ Laurie Auditorium (Trinity Univ) – 6:30pm; FREE!

The Melvins @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $17

National Cheeseburger Day @ The Hangar – 11:30am; FREE!

Pineapple Party @ Branchline Brewing Co – 2-9pm

 

Next Week

All Weekend:

Yelp Hot American Summer @ Summer Camp – $350

2016 Manhattan Shot Film Festival @ URBAN-15 (thru Oct 4)

Houston Open Air Festival @ NRG Park

Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K @ Plano, TX

 

Mon, Sept 19:

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

 

Tues, Sept 20:

Dare to Listen Fiesta @ Whitley Theological Center – 6:30pm; FREE!

Autumnal Equinox Party @ Alchemy – 6-11pm

Edward Scissorhands @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 6:30pm

 

Wed, Sept 21:

Seryn @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $10+

Kinky Friedman @ 502 Bar – 7:30pm; $25

Mike Dillon Band @ One2One Bar (Austin) – 7pm; $10

Kinky Friedman @ 502 Bar – 7:30pm; $25

 

Thur, Sept 22:

FIRST DAY OF FALL!

End of Summer Beach Party @ Shuck Shack – 2-10pm

Wye Oak @ 502 Bar – 8pm; $10

Downtown SA Brand Launch Party @ Houston St – 7-9pm; FREE!

2016 Centropolitan Awards @ Majestic Theatre – 5-7pm; $100+

 

Fri, Sept 23:

SATXBLOGGERS Coffee September Meetup @ Commonwealth Coffeehouse – 9am

Best Wurst Class Ever (Make some sausage!) @ Freetail S. Presa – 6:30pm; $40-70

Old 97s @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25

The Mavericks @ Floore’s – 8:30pm; $30+

Alabama Shakes @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

Adopt-a-Pet @ Travis Park – 11a-2p

Outside the Lunchbox Luncheon @ Rosenburg Skyroom (UIW) – 11:30am; $150

 

Sat, Sept 24:

Alamo City Rollergirls’ Alumni Bout @ Mission Concepcion Sports Park – 6pm << GOING!

Camel & Ostrich Racing @ Retama Park – 5:30-11pm

Paws & Pints @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-6pm

Texas Craft Brewers Festival @ Fiesta Gardens (Austin) – 2-6:30pm; $10+

Oktoberfest @ Random Beer Garden – 5pm

Ruby Jane & The Reckless @ Luna Live – 9:30pm; $10

Loretta Lynn @ Gruene Hall – 8pm; $85

SA Music Showcase @ St Mary’s Strip – all night; $5

Boy in a Cuomo plays Weezer’s Pinkerton @ 502 Bar – 9pm; $10

Sonic Radio 80s / 90s Night @ The Rock Box – 8pm

4×5 Photo Fest @ Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex – 10am-midnight

 

Sun, Sept 25:

Siclovia @ North Broadway – 10a-3p; FREE! << SO MUCH FUN!

Batman Movie Party @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 6:30pm

Mars Attacks @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

RANCH \ HOUSE & More @ The Mix – 8-11pm

 

Save the Dates

Sept 25-Oct 4: Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Sept 27: Alice in Chains @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Sept 27: Big Fish @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 27: An Evening in Travis Park @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Sept 28: Okkervil River @ The Parish (Austin) – 7pm; $30

Sept 28: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Movie Party @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

Sept 29: The Lumineers @ Austin 360 Amphitheater – 7pm; $35+

Sept 29: Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm

Sept 29: Taste of the Heights @ The DoSeum – 7pm; $50+

Sept 29: Destination: Munich fundraising event @ SAMA – 7-11pm

Sept 29-Oct 2: Utopiafest @ Utopia, TX

Sept 29-Oct 2: Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co

Sept 29: Art Off the Wall @ SAMA – 6:30-8pm; $10

Sept 30-Oct1: Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Sept 30-Oct 1: Oktoberfest @ The Hoppy Monk

Sept 30-Oct 1: 2016 Manhattan Shot Film Festival @ URBAN-15

Oct 1: Band of Heathens @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $12+

Oct 1: Remember the Punks Music Festival @ Alamo City Music Hall – 11am; $49

Oct 1: Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

Oct 1: Southtown Cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Oct 1: Boerne Paddle Battle @ Boerne Lake – 8am

Oct 3: M83 @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 4: TPR’s Worth Repeating @ Josephine Theatre – 7pm; $7

Oct 4: The Beach Boys @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $45+

Oct 4: Die Antwoord @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35

Oct 6: Croctoberfest @ SA Zoo – 7-10pm

Oct 6: Cheech and Chong @ HEB Center (Cedar Park) – 8pm

Oct 6: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $20+

Oct 7: Saint Motel @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $20+

Oct 7: KRTU’s 40th Anniversary Concert @ Laurie Auditorium

Oct 7: Memories of Broadway Cave Show @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 8pm; $30

Oct 7-8: Josiah Media Festival @ URBAN-15

Oct 8: Foals @ Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+

Oct 8: Smokey Robinson @ Majestic Theatre – 8pm; $45+

Oct 8: Kris Kristofferson @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $35+

Oct 9: B-52s @ Tobin Center – 7pm; Ticket on sale July 1

Oct 9: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet @ Majestic Theatre – 7pm

Oct 6-9: Gruene Music & Wine Festival @ Gruene

Oct 14-15: The Dandy Warhols @ Scoot Inn (Austin) – 7pm; $20

Oct 15: San Antonio Beer Festival @ Dignowity and Lockwood Parks – 1:30pm

Oct 17: Witte Game Dinner @ Witte Museum – 6-10:30pm

Oct 20: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 8pm; $25 << SO GOOD

Oct 21: Neon Indian @ Paper Tiger – 8pm

Oct 22: The Toadies @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Oct 22: Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival @ The Pearl – 10a-12p

Oct 28: Kishi Bashi @ Paper Tiger – 8pm; $15+

Oct 27: The Fray @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $35+

Oct 28: Halloween Fest @ The River Walk – 7-10:30pm

Oct 29: Halloween Music in a cave @ Cave Without a Name (Boerne) – 7pm; $30

Oct 29-30: Dia de los Muertos Festival @ La Villita

Oct 29-30: Mala Luna Music Fest @ Lone Star Brewery

Oct 31: Beats Antique @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 2: Lettuce @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+ << NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY

Nov 2: Toni Braxton @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $45+

Nov 3: The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $18

Nov 4: Kaleo @ Aztec Theater – 7:30pm; $20+

Nov 4-6: Sound on Sound Festival @ Sherwood Forest Faire

Nov 5: Stewart Copeland @ Tobin Center – 8pm

Nov 5: Southtown Cinema: The Goonies @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 6: YOSA: Remembering Bowie @ Tobin Center – 7pm

Nov 9: Dream Theater @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $35+

Nov 10: Galactic @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Nov 11: Reverend Horton Heat @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $25

Nov 11: Indigo Girls @ Gruene Hall – $45

Nov 12: TEDxSanAntonio @ Witte Museum – all day; $70+

Nov 14: Switchfoot @ Aztec Theatre – 7:30pm; $30+

Nov 17: Morrissey @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $50+

Nov 18: Marc Broussard @ Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm; $20+

Nov 18-Jan 1: Zoo Lights @ SA Zoo

Nov 19: Southtown Cinema: The Three Amigos @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Nov 19: Ottmar Liebert @ The Aztec Theatre – 9pm; $20+

Nov 28: John Cleese & Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON!) @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $60+

Nov 29: Ms Lauryn Hill @ The Aztec Theatre – 8pm; $60+

Dec 3: Southtown Cinema: Ratatouille @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 6: Billy Joel @ AT&T Center

Dec 6: Goo Goo Dolls @ Aztec Theatre – 8pm

Dec 8: Dolly Parton @ Tobin Center – 8pm; $$$

Dec 17: Southtown Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life @ Yanaguana Garden – 7:30pm; FREE!

Dec 23: SA Symphony play Home Alone sound track @ Majestic Theatre – 7:30pm; $25+

Jan 19: Neil deGrasse Tyson @ Tobin Center – 7:30pm; $80+

Feb 3: Jay Leno @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

 

Running

Don’t be fooled by the relative coolness. It’s still hot outside, and you need to stay hydrated! Keep training outside so your body will stay acclimated as more races pop up on the calendar. Remember to wear an ID wherever you run!

 

Here are some awesome running tunes to fire you up!

 

Local running stores:

iRun

Fleet Feet

Soler’s

Run Wild

 

Upcoming Races:

Check out the SA Road Runners (SARR)!

Alamo Beer Co. Marathon Challenge Series – Aug-Nov

Texas Bridge Series 10Ks – Sept-Nov

6-Pack Beer Challenge 5Ks – Oct-Dec

Loteria Run 5K @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Sept 16

10/20 Mile / 50K Trail Run @ Lighthouse Hill Ranch – Sept 17

Zero Prostate Cancer 10K / 5K @ Mission County Park Pavilion – Sept 18

SNIPSA Race for the Rescues 5K @ 250 Viesca (Alamo Heights) – Sept 24

Dare to Ascend Trail Marathon / Half / 5K @ Lake Georgetown – Sept 24

Reading and Riding 100 @ Canaanland Ranch – Sept 24 << BIKE RIDE!

Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K @ Plano, TX – Sept 24-25

Siclovia 5K @ Lion’s Field – Sept 25

Oktoberfest Kraut Run @ Fredericksburg Middle School – Oct 1

Flower Power 5K @ Mission Pavilions – Oct 1

Wicked Wine Run @ Nelson Wolff Stadium – Oct 1

Taco Trample 5K @ Floresville – Oct 1

Texas Wine Series @ Llano Estacado – Oct 8

Monarch Migration 5K / 10K @ Wildseed Farms (Fredericksburg) – Oct 8

C.O.P.S. on the run 5K @ Leon Creek Greenway – Oct 9

Capital to Coast 223 Mile Relay @ Austin to Corpus Christi – Oct 14-15

Middleton Brewing Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing (San Marcos) – Oct 15

PetFest 2016 5K & Dog Jog @ San Marcos Plaza Park (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Urban Legend 5K @ Victory Sports Complex – Oct 15

Third Coast 5K Beer Run @ Middleton Brewing Co (San Marcos) – Oct 15

Mascarita Run 5K @ VFW Post 76 – Oct 15

Texas Wine Series 5K/10K @ Becker Vineyards – Oct 16

Ragnar Hill Country Trail Relay @ Flat Rock Ranch – Oct 21-22

Weston Wright Lighting the Way 5K @ Valero Energy Corp. – Oct 22

Dia de los Muertos 10K / 5K Night Run @ Lady Bird Johnson Park – Oct 29

Brew-Ha Roundup 5K, 10K, and Kid’s Mile @ Specht’s Store (Bulverde) – Oct 29

Goliad Brewing 5K Beer Run @ Goliad Brewing (Goliad, TX) – Nov 5

Shamrock Series 5K @ Maverick Plaza – Nov 12 << GO IRISH!

#Entrepreneur 5K @ Eisenhower Park – Nov 12

Segs4Vets 5K @ Freetail Tap Room (S. Presa) – Nov 13

Shiner Half Marathon @ Shiner, TX – Nov 19

Feed Your Hunger 5K / 10K @ Landa Park – Nov 19

Spicewood Vineyard1/2 Marathon & 10K @ Spicewood, TX – Dec 3

Rock n Roll Marathon / Half @ Alamodome – Dec 4

Texas 5K Six Pack #6 @ Real Ale Brewery (Blanco) – Dec 10

River Road Run Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K @ New Braunfels – Jan 8

3M Half Marathon @ Austin – Jan 22 << MY FAV!

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon @ Austin – Feb 19

Alamo Run Fest 5K/ 10K @ Alamodome – Apr 1

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23