AUSTIN WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL While they wait for a permanent park facility to be completed at the Domain, the organizers are presenting six small events around the state at participating wineries over the coming year. The first is a party at Driftwood Estate Winery with wines from six Texas wineries and several guests, live music, and food for sale from Fired Up Kitchen and Sunrise Cafe. Purchase tickets online. Sun., May 27, 1-7pm. (2012) Driftwood Estate Winery, 4001 CR. 170, Driftwood. $25 per person. www.austinwineandmusicfestival.com
ROSE`-COLORED GLASSES DINNER Celebrate the beginning of summer with a four-course meal paired with rose` wines and order your favorite vintages right at your table courtesy of the Austin Wine Merchant. Sun., May 27, 6pm. (2012) Driskill Grill, 604 Brazos, 391-7162. $65 per person with wine pairings. www.driskillgrill.com
SUMMER OF '79 From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sullivan's Steakhouse offers three-course dinners. Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. $79 three course dinner for 2. www.sullivansteakhouse.com
SPAGHETTI WESTERN NIGHTS Art Blondin will serve up all-you-can-eat spaghetti with rib sauce and garlic bread for $9.95 along with free shows by Western Swing or Blue Grass bands on Wednesday evenings. Wed., July 18, 6-10pm. (2012) Jax Neighborhood Cafe CLOSED.
JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Sat., March 1 - Sat., May 24, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com