ITALIAN-STYLE FAMILY DINNER A multicourse family-style meal is the next installment of the dinner series here. Reserve by phone or email. Fri., March 22, 8pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Company, 11815 RR 620 N. #4, 512/382-6248. $65. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.noblesandwiches.com
SPRING FLING MUSICAL & CULINARY CELEBRATION After Hours Concerts presents the Zenith Quintet performing music inspired by the season enhanced by culinary bites created from the farm's fresh, organic produce. Sat., March 23, 6:30-9:30pm. (2013) Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale, 512/386-8899. $20. www.afterhoursconcerts.com
JAMMIN PRESERVATIONISTS - THE FIRST FOODIES OF TEXAS Food historian and Chronicle contributing food writer MM Pack will be joined by Confituras owner Stephanie McClenny for a talk on food preservation in Texas. The presentation will include some demonstration as well as food samples. Sun., March 24, 2pm. (2013) Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel. $10 (free, members).
JUMP START RAW FOODS & JUICE CLEANSE PROGRAM Get spring off to a good start through a New Earth Center program that provides the knowledge, recipes, and inspiration for success on a guided, seven-day cleanse. Sign up online. Sun., March 24, (2013) Faraday's Kitchen Store, 12918 Shops Parkway #540, 512/266-5666. $97 (food not included). www.newearthcenter.com
MONTHLY WINE DINNER Sommelier Pier Manna hosts the monthly wine dinner featuring breads and desserts inspired by two holidays that fall in March this year, St. Joseph's Day and Easter. Reserve by phone. Tue., March 26, 7pm. (2013) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $50. www.andiamoitaliano.com
BAR OLYMPICS LEAGUE KICK-OFF PARTY Lucy's partners up with PongRock to create Austin's first Bar Olympics League which will hold eight weeks of competitions in such bar games as ping pong, ring toss, and trivia on Wednesday nights. The party offers early registration and a chance to practice for competition that begins April 3 at Lucy's. Bar Olympics includes weekly prizes, a finals tournament, and a Grand Prize. Register online. Wed., March 27, 7pm. (2013) Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant. $80 per four-person team. www.pongrock.com/social/olympics/olympicregister
SPRING WINE DINNER Executive Chef Albert Benitez and James Korrodi host the multicourse dinner with lobster, scallop, quail, and lamb dishes paired with wines. Reserve by phone or email. Thu., March 28, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $65 (all inclusive). email@example.com, www.cover-3.com
COMMUNITY CRAWFISH BOIL The folks at 2Dine4 are throwing a festive crawfish boil to help their friend and co-worker Lynn Smith with medical expenses. The casual party is in the garden; be sure to BYOB. RSVP via email so they'll know how many pounds of crawfish to boil. Fri., March 29, 6pm. (2013) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $15 donation. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.2dine4.com