FORMULA ONE WATCH PARTIES Liberty Tavern joins forces with ESPN to present Formula One watch parties on Sunday afternoons throughout the fall. Races from around the world will be played on tape delay on the 11 large hi-def screens in the bar. Beers from the host country will be highlighted with reduced prices on all beers and 50% off bar menu items. Personalities from ESPN's Speed City and The Horn will be on hand for most viewing parties. Sundays, noon-5pm, through Nov. 24. Liberty Tavern, 500 E. Fourth, 512/493-4901. www.libertytaverntx.com
AMERICAN HOME BREWERS ASSOCIATION RALLY Meet and greet other home brewers and share their brews, recruit new members to your club, enjoy brewery tours, vendor booths, food from Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza, a Beerist podcast, and door prizes. Admission is free to AHA members. Sat., Nov. 9, 1-4pm. (2013) Jester King Craft Brewery, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd., Bldg. B, 512/537-5100. www.jesterkingbrewery.com
FARMSHARE AUSTIN FUNDRAISING BENEFIT Enjoy a country brunch on the farm to raise money for a new nonprofit called Farmshare Austin, the mission of which is to improve access to organic, sustainably grown food. Drinks include a mimosa bar, Texas Coffee Traders, and BeeSweet Lemonade. Music from Shinyribs, farm tours, and kids' activities. Sat., Nov. 9, 9:30-11:30am. (2013) Johnson's Backyard Garden, 9515 Hergotz Ln., 512/386-5273. $25 ($10, kids). farmshareaustin.org
25TH ANNUAL LONE STAR VEGGIE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP Enjoy live music, cooking demos, vegan food and beer, product vendors, educational exhibits, kids' activities, pet adoptions, and door prizes at the longest-running vegetarian chili cook-off in the country. Sample from more than 30 different meatless wonders. Sun., Nov. 10, noon-5pm. (2013) Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon Dr.. Tasting tickets: $10 ($7, kids; free for kids under 5). www.wholefoodsmarket.com
WINE & SWINE CHARITY PIG ROAST The Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts its third annual Wine & Swine pig roast to raise money for the foundation's culinary innovation grant program. In addition to fine wines and spirited Texas cocktails, enjoy local craft beers and hard cider as well as Texas Tea with a wide variety of porky creations. Information about shuttle service to and from the ranch as well as ticket purchases can be found online. Sun., Nov. 10, 1-4pm. (2013) Ceres Park Ranch, 13005 Fitzhugh Road, 512/695-1441. $95 ($75, advance). www.austinfoodwinealliance.org
WOMEN WHO COOK BENEFIT FOR AUSTIN GIRLS' CHOIR Fundraiser event, held in the Family Life Center, includes a silent auction, food tasting, and music from Erin Ivey and her band and The Voice contestant Lex Land. Female chefs contributing food include Birhis Adeni Rashed, Sylvia Heisey, Jaynie Buckingham, Allison Jenkins, and Michelle Doyon. Reserve by phone or online. Sun., Nov. 10, 5:30-8:30pm. (2013) Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Dr., 512/453-0884. $35 ($30, advance). www.girlschoir.com/women-who-cook-2013
REV UP YOUR TASTE BUDS WITH FORMULA ONE CHAMPAGNE Meet winemaker Didier Mariotti of G.H. Mumm and sip samples of the official Formula One Champagne, Cordon Rouge. Mariotti will pour samples and sign bottles at the North Lamar store on Thursday and at Westgate on Friday. Central Market North Lamar, 4001 N. Lamar; Central Market Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar.
DECONSTRUCTED THANKSGIVING DINNER Enjoy a made-from-scratch, multicourse, deconstructed Thanksgiving dinner. BYOB. Reserve by phone or via email. Fri., Nov. 15, 8pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Company, 11815 RR 620 N. #4, 512/382-6248. $65, all inclusive. email@example.com, www.noblesandwiches.com
PEACHED TORTILLA POP-UP AT ARGUS CIDERY The Peached Tortilla's Eric Anderson holds another pop-up dinner to raise money for the cost of a brick and mortar outlet. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with three craft ciders. Reserve by phone. Fri., Nov. 15, 7pm. (2013) 512/222-9891. $55.
JAZZ BRUNCH Live jazz accompanies this bimonthly brunch buffet held in the hotel's courtyard lounge. $3 mimosas. Sat., March 1 - Sat., May 24, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm, 10am-2pm. Hotel San Jose, 1316 S. Congress, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.com