BIKE TO WORK DAY REFUELING STATION Wheatsville will host one of the largest refueling stations for those choosing to bike to work. Look for hot coffee, cold milk and yogurt, kombucha, hard boiled eggs, Mmmpanadas, mini vegan donuts, energy bars, fresh fruits and juice, plus live music. Fri., May 17, 7-9:30am. (2013) Wheatsville Food Co-op, 3101 Guadalupe, 512/478-2667. www.wheatsville.coop
OPEN HOUSE AND TOUR Enjoy an open house and brewery tour at the debut of our new ChupaHopra IPA to celebrate American Craft Beer Week. Take something wooden to be branded with their Twisted X logo. No advance tickets required. Fri., May 17, 5-8pm. (2013) Twisted X Brewing Company, 3200 W. Whitestone Blvd, C-1, Cedar Park, 512/393-9224. www.texmexbeer.com
DEBORAH MADISON BOOK SIGNING Cookbook author Deborah Madison will sell and sign copies of her newest book, Vegetable Literacy, at the farmstand on Saturday morning. She will also be glad to sign books purchased elsewhere. Sat., May 18, 9am-1pm. (2013) Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons, 512/926-4650. www.boggycreekfarm.com
MAIFEST AT SAENGERRUNDE AND SCHOLZ BEER GARDEN No passport needed to enjoy an impressive selection of German beers, live music from Brave Combo, plus dinner and dancing. Sat., May 18, 2-6pm. (2013) Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/478-1411. $15 (with five beer tastings); $15, dinner and dance; $45, VIP with beer, dinner, and dance.
ATX BBQ QUEST FILM WRAP PARTY Celebrate the wrap of this short film in the garden at the culinary school campus with chef instructor and barbecue pitmaster Paul Petersen and filmmaker Hayden Walker. There will be local barbecue, wine, beer, and cocktails made from local spirits. Proceeds benefit the Escoffier school's Farm to Table student scholarship fund. Sun., May 19, 6-9pm. (2013) Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard. $60. www.bbqwrap.eventbrite.com
BACKYARD CHICKEN SEMINAR Carol Ann Sayle of Boggy Creek Farm and Cameron Moberg of Coyote Creek Mill present the 8th annual free seminar on raising backyard chickens. Sun., May 19, 9-10am. (2013) Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Rd., 512/288-6113. www.naturalgardeneraustin.com
CHEF & FRIENDS CHARITY DINNER SERIES Chefs Ben "Chilly" Huselton, John Bullington, and Shane Stark join Rob Snow in creating a multicourse dinner to benefit Heart of Texas Red Cross - West. Enjoy a cocktail hour with the chefs and brewers from Infamous Brewing before dinner. Tickets cover dinner, wine & cocktail pairings, and the cocktail hour. Reserve by phone. Sun., May 19, 6pm. (2013) Fore, 900 RR 620 S., Ste. B108, Lakewaay, 512/263-3673. $65. www.lakewayfore.com
SUPPER FRIENDS DINNER BY CHEF JAY HUANG Chef Jay Huang presents a multicourse Thai dinner. Check out the menu and BYOB or wine. Reserve online or by phone. Sun., May 19, 7pm. (2013) Swoop House at 2Dine4 Catering, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600. $70. www.2dine4.com
CHILEAN WINE DINNER Start the evening with a meet and greet on the resort's Mesquite Patio and then enjoy a multicourse tasting menu paired with Chilean wines. Reserve by phone. Tue., May 21, 6:30pm. (2013) Travaasa, 13500 FM 2769, 855/868-7282. $110. www.travaasa.com
MAMMA JAMMA RIDE KICK-OFF PARTY As one of the beneficiaries of the ride, the Sustainable Food Center encourages members and supporters to enjoy great music, food, and a bike raffle to get the ride off to a great start. RSVP via Facebook. Tue., May 21, 6:30-8:30pm. (2013) Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto, 512/478-1411.
GATSBY GALA Put on your pink suits and flapper dresses for an evening of Gatsby-esque dining, drinking, and dancing at Sullivan's. (Upload a photo of yourself in full Gatsby regalia for a chance to win a private dinner for 10 prepared by Sullivan's chef in your home at www.facebook.com/SullivansSteak between now and May 31. Facebook voting June 1-7; winner announced June 8.) RSVP for the Gala via Facebook, as well. Fri., May 24, 7pm. (2013) Sullivan's Steakhouse, 300 Colorado #200, 512/495-6504. www.sullivansteakhouse.com