Some of the hottest young culinary talent in the country will be cooking in Austin during Indie Chefs Week. Foreign & Domestic chefs and co-owners Ned and Jodi Elliot have invited chefs who inspire and encourage them to come to Austin for four nights of taste-tempting and thought-provoking dinners. Austin and Houston will be represented as well as Portland, Los Angeles, Providence, Charleston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Nantucket. Dinners on Wednesday through Friday will include eight courses prepared by eight chefs for $125 per person with a complementary cocktail and wine pairings. Dinner on Saturday night is a 21-course blow-out prepared by all the chefs for $200 per person with wine pairings. For a complete list of participating chefs each evening and to buy tickets, go online. Jan. 9-12, 7pm.
Buy tickets ($9) and show up early (6:30pm) if you want to partake in nerd speed dating. Otherwise the two Best of Austin-winning groups come together to talk about the ins and outs and science of sex. The evening ends with a sexpert panel helping you with your anonymous questions and confessions. 7pm. Free.
Personally we prefer nonprofessional job fairs. Bring a few résumés and dress smartly to interview with "hiring managers." We're not sure if this means there are job openings or what, but it's free, so what do you have to lose? 9am-12:30pm. Free.
The Carver is the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring Juneteenth. Up all year round, the museum's core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth, told through a combination of visual and interactive activities. Mon.-Fri., 10am-4pm. Free.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 512/472-4809