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Oct. 22-28

By Virginia B. Wood, Fri., Oct. 23, 2009

Lavaca Street Bar (405 Lavaca, 469-0106, www.lavacastreet.com) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a 1989-themed party, including live music and food and drink specials. Thursday, Oct. 22, 7pm-2am.

Spazio (1214 W. Sixth) hosts the Dress by Candle­light Fashion Show to benefit Candle­light Ranch (www.candlelightranch.org). There will be fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue, music by DJ Chicken George, Grey Goose Candlelight Cos­mos, and food from Catering by Design, Eat Street, and Primizie. $50 per person. Thursday, Oct. 22, 7-10pm.

• Help the Kamburis family celebrate the third anniversary of Satellite Bistro & Bar (5900 Slaugh­ter, 288-9994, www.satellitebistroandbar.com) with music from Mr. Fabulous & Casino Royale and drink specials on the patio. Friday, Oct. 23, 7:30pm.

• Enter your favorite costumed pooch in the Doggone It to Summer parade and costume contest at the Austin Farmers' Market (Fourth & Guadalupe), and then hang around for the doggie happy hour with treats from Paw Bakery. Saturday, Oct. 24, 10am.

• Austin Discovery School will benefit from the Slow Feast in the Field at Green Gate Farms (8310 Canoga, 949-9830, www.greengatefarms.net). Enjoy a five-course seasonal meal prepared by chef Jesse Bloom. $100; make necessary reservations at www.austindiscoveryschool.org. Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-10pm.

• Traveling teachers from the King Arthur Flour Co. will conduct free baking classes at the Embassy Suites (5901 N. I-35). Sunday, Oct. 25 – sweet yeast breads at 11am, pies and tarts at 3pm.

• Local businesswomen unite to Paint the Town Pink at the Belmont (305 W. Sixth, 457-0300, www.thebelmontaustin.com). Ladies can enjoy pink cocktails, pink popcorn, pink manicures, live music, a raffle, and a silent auction, all to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $20 donation at the door. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6-8pm.

Event Menu

Oktoberfest Events Abound!

NXNW Restaurant & Brewery (10010 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., 467-6969, www.nxnwbrew.com) offers two days of German food, craft beers, live music, and family fun. Oct. 24-25: Saturday, 11am-11pm, and Sunday, 11am-dark.

› Two cans of nonperishable food or a $2 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank buy admission to Oktoberfest Austin in Waterloo Park (12th & Trinity, www.oktoberfestaustin.com). Saturday, Oct. 24, noon-10pm.

› Stroll the lawn at the Triangle, and check out the beer tents at the Flying Saucer Fall Beer Fest­ival (415 W. 47th, 454-7468, www.beerknurd.com). Admission is free; beer and food will be for sale. $15 buys a commemorative glass and 10 beer samples. Saturday, Oct. 24, noon-10pm. – V.B.W.

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