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Dec. 28

END OF THE YEAR PIG ROAST Chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez will roast a whole pig over hardwood coals and serve up plates with all the fixings for a great lunch until the porky goodness runs out. Regular menu also available. Sat., Dec. 28, 11am-5pm. (2013) Noble Sandwich Co., 12233 RR 620 N. #105, 512/382-6248. $12. www.noblesandwiches.com

PARENT/CHILD COOKING CLASS Austin's own TV cooking celebrity Brandon Scawthorn will present a cooking class for parents and kids to enjoy together. $40. Sat., Dec. 28, 11am-1pm. (2013) Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 6020-B Dillard, 866/552-2433. www.myculinaryadventure.com/farm-to-table/

TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR COOKING DEMO & OPEN HOUSE Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin opens its doors for prospective students to tour the campus, talk to chefs, and learn about scholarships. Sat., Dec. 28, 10:30am-1pm. (2013) Le Cordon Bleu, 3110 Esperanza Crossing #100, 512/837-2665. Free, but RSVP required. www.chefs.edu/Austin

Ongoing

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

SFC SUNSET VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET Saturdays, 9am-1pm Toney Burger Activity Center, 3200 Jones, 512/414-2096. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

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

MUELLER FARMERS MARKET Sundays, 10am-2pm Mueller Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd. www.texasfarmersmarket.org

HOPE FARMERS' MARKET Sundays, 11am-3pm Plaza Saltillo, 401 Comal, 512/727-8363. www.hopefarmersmarket.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

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

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

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

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

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, 512/444-7322. www.sanjosehotel.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