TRAILER FOOD TUESDAYS Last Tuesdays through October The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5664. www.thelongcenter.org/event/trailer-food-tuesdays
CHARITY WRISTBAND PROGRAM RETURNS The nonprofit partner this month is East Austin Children's Promise: for a minimum donation of $1 to the charity wristband program, get 10% discounts on any prepared beverage until Aug. 31. All local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.
OPEN HOUSE The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts hosts an open house with cooking demos, tours, food tastings, and door prizes for prospective students interested in studying a whole foods, plant-based cuisine. RSVP online or by phone. Sat., Aug. 10, 10am-noon. (2013) The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, 1701 Toomey, 512/476-2276. www.naturalepicurean.com
BAR MIRABEAU 'CHOPPED' VIEWING PARTY The viewing party is sold out but watch at home to see if Chef Parind Vora gets Chopped from the popular Food Network show. Tue., Aug. 13, 9pm. (2013) Bar Mirabeau, 800 W. Sixth, 512/436-9633. Free. www.barmirabeau.com
SUMMER SPARKLING DINNER Enjoy a multi-course dinner paired with sparkling wines to benefit the Sustainable Food Center. Reservations required. Tue., Aug. 13, 7-10pm. (2013) parkside, 301 E. Sixth, 512/474-9898. $100. www.summersparklingdinner.eventbrite.com
PATRÓN TEQUILA PAIRING DINNER Chef Iliana de la Vega pairs a four-course Interior Mexican meal with cocktails made from Pátron Tequila. RSVP by phone. Wed., Aug. 14, 6:30pm. (2013) El Naranjo, 85 Rainey, 512/474-2776. $65. www.elnaranjo-restaurant.com
OLIVE & INDEPENDENCE: A BEER PAIRING DINNER Enjoy a multi-course Italian meal at Olive & June paired with local craft beers from Independence Brewing Co. Reserve online or by phone. Thu., Aug. 15, 7pm. (2013) 3411 Glenview Ave. $60. www.oliveandindependence.eventbrite.com
POTLUCK DINNER & SCREENING OF 'EDIBLE CITY' There will be a potluck dinner outdoors near the garden from 7-8pm, followed by a screening and discussion of Edible City: Grow the Revolution inside the resource center at 8pm. Thu., Aug. 15, 7-9:30pm. (2013) 5604 Manor Community Garden, 5604 Manor Rooad. www.5604manor.org