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Mar. 12-18

SPRING TRANSPLANTS SALE Start planning your spring veggie garden with Johnson's Backyard Garden's organic transplants sale, including heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, squash, and more. You can also order online and arrange for pickup at an area farmers' market. Saturdays through April 19, 10am-2pm Johnson's Backyard Garden, 9515 Hergotz Ln., 512/386-5273. www.jbgorganic.com

ALL DAY BRUNCH & BLOODY MARYS Trace at the W will serve brunch and Bloody Marys through traditional breakfast and lunch hours during the Music Festival. Also, the first 300 people who arrive for KGSR's free daily music broadcast March 12-15 each morning will get free breakfast courtesy of the hotel. Required $5 donation to Make a Wish Foundation. W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, 512/542-3600. www.kgsr.com/sxsw

GRAB & GO AT THE BONNEVILLE Chefs here will be grilling signature pizzas and Cuban sandwiches from a station on their comfortable patio so that busy SXSW guests can "grab & go" or relax with a specially-priced beer or wine selection Thursday through Sunday. The Bonneville, 202 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/428-4643. www.thebonnevilleaustin.com

CHEESES OF EUROPE TASTING EVENT The Cheeses of Europe group hosts its first-ever pop-up event offering free cheese tastings, passed appetizers, and wine, plus cheese tutorials and "cheese art." Free and open to public. Sat., March 15, 11am-7pm. (2014) Old School Bar & Grill, 401 E. Sixth, 512/722-6351. www.thecheesesofeurope.com

TRAVELING PSYCHIC SUPPER CLUB Meet with intuitive minds and get better connected with your psychic self. With dinner. Sat., March 15, 5pm. (2014) The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe, 512/496-4284. $20 reservation, doesn't include food. www.travelingpsychicsupperclub.com

JESTER KING BEER BRUNCH Chef Sara McIntosh has created a menu using Jester King's wacky brews as ingredients. Order the special dishes at the counter or choose from the regular brunch menu. Sun., March 16, 10:30am-3pm. (2014) Épicerie, 2307 Hancock, 512/371-6840. www.epicerieaustin.com

RAW FOOD BASICS Want to make your own almond milk or chocolate mousse? Ooh baby we like it raw. Sun., March 16, 11am. (2014) Beets Living Foods Cafe, 1611 W. Fifth #165, 512/477-2338. $65. www.beetscafe.com

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BEERS TO MAKE AN IRISHMAN PROUD The resident experts here will present a tasting tour of seasonal beers, plus info on what to look for when tasting beer, ingredients used, and much more in this bargain class. Register by phone. Mon., March 17, 6:30pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014. $10. www.centralmarket.com

TEX-MEX ST. PATTY'S DINNER Enjoy a Texas Hill Country beer dinner with a multicourse Tex-Mex menu paired with brews from Twisted X Brewery. Mon., March 17, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Kate's Place, 600 FM Road 2325, Wimberley, 512/722-3744. $39. www.katesplacewimberley.com

'GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' FEAST Chef Trish Eichelberger presents a feast created to pair with Wes Anderson's new film. Tue., March 18, 7pm. (2014) Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln., 512/476-1320. $65. www.drafthouse.com/austin

COME & TASTE IT Enjoy the complimentary Third Thursday tasting with wines from Fiesta Winery and craft beers from Live Oak Brewery, plus live music, food, and prizes. Thu., March 20, 5-8pm. (2014) The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Rd., New Braunfels, 830/606-0093. www.grapevineingruene.com

FARM TO MARKET 2014 Foodways Texas hosts their fourth annual symposium, focusing on Texas agriculture over the course of one evening and two days. Count on an informative program of meals by Texas chefs and food artisans, panel discussions, and presentations. Register online. Thu.-Sat., March 20-22 Texas Agrilife Center, 556 John Kimbrough Blvd., College Station, 979/458-4910. $300 ($275, members). www.foodwaystexas.com/events/symposium

TILLAMOOK BABY LOAF BUS VISITS HOPDODDY Tillamook's traveling promotion, the Baby Loaf Bus, will be in Austin to share natural cheese slices on Hopdoddy's Classic Burger all day and to hand out cheese samples and coupons to burger lovers in line during lunch. Fri., March 21, 11am-3pm. (2014) Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1400 S. Congress, 512/243-7505. www.hopdoddy.com

Ongoing

SFC FARMERS' MARKET AT THE TRIANGLE Wednesdays, 3-7pm Triangle Park, 4700 N. Lamar, 512/452-1404. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 512/852-2360. www.sanjosehotel.com

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

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

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

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