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Friday 26

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Food & Wine Magazine hosts a weekend of demos, tastings, seminars, and parties, featuring local and national chefs. See austinchronicle.com/blogs/food for preview. April 26-28 Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $250-850. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

TEXAS CRAWFISH & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN OLD TOWN SPRING Enjoy a stellar lineup of musical talent along with carnival rides, local arts and crafts, family-friendly fun, crawfish, and other food and drinks during this three-day party in Old Town Spring. Details and tickets online. Fri., April 26, 5pm-11pm; Sat., April 27, 11am-11pm; Sun., April 28, 11am-9pm www.texascrawfishfestival.com

Saturday 27

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Food & Wine Magazine hosts a weekend of demos, tastings, seminars, and parties, featuring local and national chefs. See austinchronicle.com/blogs/food for preview. April 26-28 Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $250-850. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

BOOK SIGNING AT COSTCO Case Fischer and Mark Wieser will sign copies of Fischer & Wieser's Fredericksburg Flavors (Bright Sky Press) and present a food demo with some of their products. Sat., April 27, 11am-2pm. (2013) Costco, 10401 Research, 512/634-2250. www.costco.com

HILL COUNTRY WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL Revel in the beauty of the Hill Country while enjoying music, wine, beer, and food to benefit the campaign to build the Texas Center for Wine & Culinary Arts in Fredericksburg. Wine and food will be available for purchase and tickets include souvenir wine glass, seven wine tasting tickets, and food samples. Sat., April 27, 11am-7pm. (2013) Wildseed Farms, 425 Wildflower Hills, Fredericksburg, 800/848-0078. $20. www.wildseedfarms.com

Sunday 28

AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Food & Wine Magazine hosts a weekend of demos, tastings, seminars, and parties, featuring local and national chefs. See austinchronicle.com/blogs/food for preview. April 26-28 Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-6700. $250-850. www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com

CRAWFISH BOIL FUNDRAISER Enjoy crawfish and music when Austin Food for Life and Lenoir host a benefit for the medical bills of little Alice Heard. Sun., April 28, 1-6pm. (2013) Lenoir, 1807 S. First, 512/215-9778. $25 donation. www.lenoirrestaurant.com

TEXAS CRAWFISH & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN OLD TOWN SPRING Enjoy a stellar lineup of musical talent along with carnival rides, local arts and crafts, family-friendly fun, crawfish, and other food and drinks during this three-day party in Old Town Spring. Details and tickets online. Fri., April 26, 5pm-11pm; Sat., April 27, 11am-11pm; Sun., April 28, 11am-9pm www.texascrawfishfestival.com

WORLDWIDE VEGAN BAKESALE Proceeds go to the Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary. Sun., April 28, 11am-2pm. (2013) Counter Culture, 2337 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/524-1540. Donations appreciated. www.facebook.com/events/275853752549860/?ref=2

Monday 29

SIMI WINE DINNER Simi Winery chef Kolin Vazzoler joins chef Albert Benitez to prepare a special dinner paired with Simi Wines. Reserve via email. Mon., April 29, 6:30pm. (2013) Cover 3, 2700 W. Anderson #202, 512/374-1121. $75. events@cover-3.com, www.cover-3.com

Tuesday 30

MONTHLY WINE DINNER Sommelier Pier Manna hosts the four-course monthly wine dinner. Reserve by phone. Tue., April 30, 7pm. (2013) Andiamo Ristorante, 2521 Rutland, 512/719-3377. $50. www.andiamoitaliano.com

TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Tue., April 30, 5-9pm. (2013) www.trailerfooddiaries.com

Thursday 2

AMERICAN WHISKEY FESTIVAL Opal's annual event presents the best of American Bourbons as well as Tennessee and Canadian Ryes, over 60 varieties in all. Brand ambassadors will be on hand with swag and Chef DJ will prepare appetizers. Thu., May 2, 7-10pm. (2013) Opal Divine's Penn Field, 3601-K S. Congress, 512/707-0237. $35 ($30, advance). www.opaldivines.com

BASIC HOG BUTCHERY Instructor Ren Hogue will demonstrate butchering a half hog from start to finish, and we'll provide the opportunity to put that knowledge to good use. Some knife skills required. Email to register. Thu., May 2, 6pm. (2013) Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria, 1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383. $150. info@saltandtime.com, www.saltandtime.com

SHERRY & TAPAS DINNER Chefs Andrew MacArthur and Luke Hursey will prepare six courses of tapas complemented by sherries from the Jerez region chosen by Francisco Terrazas. Reserve by phone. Thu., May 2, 6:30pm. (2013) Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar CLOSED. $55. www.finoaustin.com

SWIFT'S ATTIC BIRTHDAY TREATS Celebrate the restaurant's first anniversary by taking advantage of the 25% lunchtime discount, the return of some popular menu items, and a special dessert menu designed by pastry chef Callie Speer, all month long. Thu., May 2, 11am-2pm. (2013) Swift's Attic, 315 Congress, 512/482-8842. www.swiftsattic.com

Ongoing

$0.25 MARTINI LUNCH Select martinis for a quarter on weekdays. Mon.-Fri., 11am-2pm. The Parish Underground, 214 E. Sixth, 512/494-6078. www.parishunderground.com

12 DAYS OF DESSERTS Each dinner features desserts themed for a day in the classic song. Through Dec. 24 laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

ACC’S BISTRO 3158 International cuisine from Austin Community College Culinary Arts students. Thursdays, 6pm ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, 512/223-5334. $22. www.austincc.edu/cularts/Bistro

AFTERNOON HIGH TEA Every Sunday afternoon, this Downtown cafe transforms into a Victorian tea room with plenty of brewed teas, dainty finger sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Hours by appointment. Sundays. Cafe Ruckus, 409 W. Second, 512/476-7825. $30. info@caferuckus.com, www.caferuckus.com

ALL-DAY HAPPY HOUR $9 selected sake carafes. Wednesdays, 11am-10pm. Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen, 1303 S. Congress, 512/444-8081. www.luckyrobotrestaurant.com

BANGER'S BIG BAND BRUNCH Don't fear the Manmosa. Sundays, 11am-3pm. Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, 79 Rainey, 512/386-1656. www.bangersaustin.com

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY TABLE AT UCHI Enter a lottery to attend a community table at Uchi. Tue., Nov. 25, (2014) Uchi, 801 S. Lamar, 512/916-4808. austin@uchirestaurants.com, uchiaustin.com

CULINARY CRAWLS Explore Austin's culinary scene with your fellow foodies. Thursdays, 6-8:30pm. www.austindetours.com

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

ESPRESSO HAPPY HOUR Get your morning buzz on with free espresso shots. Tuesdays, 10-11am. Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, 1401 Koenig, 512/420-8660. Free. www.thunderbirdaustin.com

HOLIDAY FAVORITES AT CENTRAL MARKET’S COOKING SCHOOL An array of holiday-themed cooking classes. Sun., Nov. 2, (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/LocationDetail.aspx/AustinNorthLamar

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.org

HOTEL SAN JOSE'S BAVARIAN NIGHTS Tue., Dec. 16, (2014) Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.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

JAZZ BRUNCH Sundays, 11am-2pm. CRAVE, 304 E. Second, 512/469-0000. www.cravetexas.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

LAV APRÈS-MIDI Discounted wine, cocktails, and small plates. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-6:30pm. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

LAV LATE NIGHT Weekend reverse happy hour. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30pm-close. laV, 1501 E. Seventh, 512/391-1888. www.lavaustin.com

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 9am-1pm. Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Lettuce count the ways. Mon., May 11 - Sun., May 31, (2015) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, all locations. www.fuzzystacoshop.com

PRIMETIME HAPPY HOUR Late-night happy hour. Nightly, 7-10pm. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.whotelaustin.com

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

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

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

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

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