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Nov. 29-Dec. 6

A TASTE OF AFRICAN HERITAGE Local food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin offers a free series of cooking classes based on a traditional healthy African diet. Get more information and sign up for the class via email. Through Dec. 13, 6pm Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina, 512/974-4926. info@thesandeyouthproject.org, www.carvermuseum.org

GLOW IN THE DARK KICKBOXING Make a minimum donation of $30 to the Cheyanna Foundation for Children to participate in an outdoor fitness kickboxing lesson followed by a healthy meal and skinny cocktail. RSVP by phone. Fri., Nov. 30, 6:30pm. (2012) Draft Pick American Grill, 1620 E. Riverside. www.draftpickaustin.com

CHEF DU CINEMA CULINARY & CINEMATIC TRIP TO PARIS Chef Ron Deutsch presents a four-course Parisian bistro menu to complement the charming French film, Amélie. Reserve by phone. Sat., Dec. 1, 6:30pm. (2012) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $50. www.centralmarket.com

COOKIE SWAP & CROQUEMBOUCHE CLASS Bring two dozen cookies to swap and share at this class presented by pastry chef Robert Morales, who will demonstrate the classic French dessert masterpiece, croquembouche, as well as holiday cookie recipes. Reserve by phone. Sun., Dec. 2, 4-6pm. (2012) Savory Spice Shop, 1201 W. Sixth, 512/524-1093. $25.

EAST AUSTIN FOOD STORIES SCREENING AND DISCUSSION This is the first event in the "Whose Garden" Whose Food?" series sponsored by Food for Black Thought. In addition to the screening, the evening will include a discussion with the directors and subjects of the film. Bring a covered dish or a non-alcoholic beverage to share. Wed., Dec. 5, 6-7:30pm. (2012) MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925. www.monkeywrenchbooks.org

NIEPOORT DOURO WINE & PORT DINNER Enjoy five courses of classic Mexican cuisine paired with the wines and ports of one of Portugal's oldest family-run wineries. Reserve by phone. Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30pm. (2012) Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W. North Loop, 512/459-4121. $85. www.fondasanmiguel.com

OPAL DIVINE'S SINGLE MALT WHISKY FESTIVAL 2012 Whisky lovers, rejoice – it's festival time again and they'll be pouring from more than 50 different bottles of whisky with distillers on hand to answer questions. Proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Thu., Dec. 6, 7-10pm. (2012) Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237. $45 ($40, advance). www.opaldivines.com

Ongoing

SFC EAST FARMERS' MARKET Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm Corner of MLK & Miriam. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

SFC DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, 512/974-6700. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

BARTON CREEK FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/327-7040. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

CEDAR PARK FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/257-8500. www.texasfarmersmarket.org/cedar-park

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Shops at the Galleria, Shops Parkway, off Highway 71, Bee Cave. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com

BLUEBONNET FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm 2323 S. Lamar. www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

DRINK LOCAL HAPPY HOUR Local brews for cheap. What better way to prepare for hump day? Tuesdays, 5-7pm Contigo, 2027 Anchor, 512/614-2260. $2 pints. www.contigoaustin.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Second and fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am-2pm Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com

TOKYO HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH Check out the new Tokyo Brunch menu on weekends where made-from-scratch Japanese dishes are paired with sake cocktails. Enjoy happy hour prices from 10-11:30am at brunch during an introductory period. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

BOGGY CREEK FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8am-1pm Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com

SPRINGDALE FARM FARM STAND Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am-1pm Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. www.springdalefarmaustin.com

LONGHORN BREAKFAST CLUB Bloody Mary bar and brunch menu every home game day. Complimentary party bus to tailgates. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 & 27 J Black's, 710-B W. Sixth, 512/433-6954. www.jblacks.com

TAILGATE ON THE LAWN Three hours prior to UT football kickoff time, Hotel Ella serves up food, brews, and cocktails, plus shuttle service to and from the stadium. Oct. 4 & 18, Nov. 8 Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande, 512/495-1800. $50. www.hotelella.com

JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz, $3 mimosas, and a brunch buffet. Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. $24. www.sanjosehotel.com