Too Llama Too Late

 

Don’t forget! I’m going to blow the kick-off whistle for the Alamo City Roller Girls Alumni Night Double Header Bout this Saturday, September 24th!

 

Next up… I’ll be announcing some BIG NEWS next week!

Hint: It rhymes with smarty.

 

Since I’m a late llama this week, I’ll spare you anymore jib jab. Enjoy and have a great week(end)!

 

ReadAbouts

Cant Stop Watching: Rick Perry’s DWTS Footage

There’s a new Jason Dady restaurant down the street from Shuck Shack.

Spurs Broadcast Schedule Announced

Major league baseball coming to SA? Probably not. But read that anyway!

You had one job, Blue Bell. Ugh.

Bibliotech Digital Library Kiosks at VIA Stations

New Food Tours in Downtown SA

Tucker’s Kozy Korner has a happy hour now.

Apple Wants to Patent a Paper Bag. Of course it does.

Open Call for Carnaval Drummers at URBAN 15

TEDxSanAntonio tickets on sale now – check out the speakers!

 

PSA: Fall equinox is on Thursday, but you don’t have to fall forward in time until November 6th.

 

My picks for the Week:

Friday:

Join Puro Café for morning coffee at the brand spankin’ new Literati Cafe. That evening, the USAA Bands and Chorus will be performing at Mission San Jose at 7:30pm! It’s a FREE show… bring your family, a picnic, and a couple of lawn chairs! After I finish up there, I’m heading to the one and only Paper Tiger to alt-country-rock out with the Old 97s. Tickets are still available! Come on out!

 

Saturday:

Cheer me on as I blow the starting whistle for the Alamo City Roller Girls Alumni Night Double Header Bout! If you haven’t seen roller derby, you’re in for a real treat. After that, I’m galloping up to Austin to see The Mavericks at Moody Theater. If you’re staying in town, I tota-llama-ly recommend:

Camel & Ostrich Racing @ Retama Park (I’m intrigued.)

Paws & Pints @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa)

Oktoberfest @ Random Beer Garden

Ruby Jane & The Reckless @ Luna Live

 

Sunday:

Siclovia!!! If you’ve never been, it’s a really fun semi-annual community bike ride (or run or walk or skateboard or get all 90s and rollerblade) along iconic stretches in San Antonio. The fall event will be on Broadway from Manckhe Park down to McCullough. There’s even a 5K along the route that morning!

 

This Week

All Month:

South Texas Maize Maze @ Hondo, TX << A GIANT MAZE IN A CORN FIELD!

 

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

Startup Weekend San Antonio @ Geekdom Event Centre

 

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:

Puro Café Coffee Meetup @ Literati Café – 8-9am; FREE!

Old 97s @ Paper Tiger – 7pm; $25 << GOING!

SATXBLOGGERS Coffee September Meetup @ Commonwealth Coffeehouse – 9am

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

Oktoberfest Beer Release @ Busted Sandal Brewing Co – 5-9:30pm

Oktoberfiesta Cookout + Cornhole @ Big Hops The Bridge – 7pm

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

Oktoberfest @ The Hangar (Broadway) – 11a-7p

Spare Parts: Community Art Making Event @ SPACE Gallery – 10a-12p

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

 

RUNNING / CYCLING:

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

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

Reading and Riding 100 @ Canaanland Ranch

 

Sun, Sept 25:

Siclovia 5K @ Lion’s Field

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

Parktoberfest @ Brackenridge Park Koehler and Cypress Pavilions – 3-6pm

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

Mars Attacks @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

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

 

Next Week

All Week:

Manhattan Short Film Festival @ URBAN-15

 

All Weekend:

Flamenco Fest @ Across SA

Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Helotes

Utopiafest @ Utopia, TX

Oktoberfest @ Alamo Beer Co

Oktoberfest @ Fredericksburg, TX

Oktoberfest @ The Hoppy Monk

ACL Weekend 1 @ Zilker Park (Austin)

 

Mon, Sept 26:

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

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Beer Dinner @ Drafthouse Stone Oak – 6:45pm

 

Tues, Sept 27:

Alice in Chains @ The Majestic Theatre – 8pm

Big Fish @ Drafthouse Park North – 7:30pm

An Evening for Jazz @ Travis Park – 5-8pm

Best Wurst Cooking Class Ever #2 @ Freetail Taproom (S. Presa) – 6:30pm; $40

 

Wed, Sept 28:

Cocktails and Culture @ The Witte Museum – 6:30-8:30pm; $15

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

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

 

Thur, Sept 29:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Fri, Sept 30:

Party on the Tower Plaza Concert @ Tower of the Americas – 7-11pm; FREE!

 

Sat, Oct 1:

OktoberFiesta Pig Roast @ Freetail Brewing (S. Presa) – 2-5pm; $15

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

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

Uncle Lucius @ Gruene Hall – $15

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

BOOtanica @ Botanical Garden – 10a-2p << EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER!

Boerne Paddle Battle @ Boerne Lake – 8am

Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions @ AT&T Center – 7pm

 

Sun, Oct 2:

Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch @ La Botanica – 12-4pm

Storyteller’s Film Series: Stand By Me @ The McNay – 2-3:30pm

Southside meets Southtown Barbacoa and Mimosas @ Franky Diablos – 12-3pm

 

Save the Dates

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 13: Second Thursdays @ The McNay – 6-9pm; FREE!

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 22: Word Camp (Word Press Camp) @ TAMU-SA – $20

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

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

Oct 28: Muertosween Bash: Costume Dance Party @ The McNay – 7-10pm; $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 30: The Princess Bride @ The McNay – 2-4pm

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

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

Ragnar Luckenbach Relay – Mar 31-Apr 1

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

Alamo Run Fest Half Marathon @ Alamodome – Apr 2

Cap 10K @ Austin – Apr 23