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May 1-8

DERBY DAY Derby-themed food and drink specials, costume contests, and plenty of fun in the Lobby Lounge. Sat., May 3, 3pm. (2014) Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto, 512/685-8150. Free. www.fourseasons.com/austin

DRINK.WELL'S ANNUAL DERBY DAY 'JULEP JUBILEE' Indulge in the Julep Jubilee and fill up on Kentucky Hot Browns and win a $50 gift certificate by choosing the race trifecta. Sat., May 3, noon-11pm. (2014) Drink.Well, 207 E. 53rd, 512/614-6683. www.drinkwellaustin.com

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT LAVACA STREET BAR Mint julep specials and a raffle for a gift basket. Sat., May 3, 3-6pm. (2014) Lavaca Street Bar, 405 Lavaca, 512/469-0106. www.lavacastreet.com

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT SEARSUCKER Cocktail specials during happy hour. Sat., May 3, 3-6pm. (2014) Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000. www.searsucker.com/austin

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT THE BONNEVILLE Food and drink specials will be available plus prizes for best dressed and best hat. Sat., May 3, 3-7pm. (2014) The Bonneville, 202 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/428-4643. www.thebonnevilleaustin.com

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT THE GIBSON BAR Maker's Mark Mint Juleps and Hot Browns from Luke's Inside Out trailer for sale during the broadcast of the race. Sat., May 3, 3-5pm. (2014) Gibson Bar, 1109 S. Lamar, 512/386-1345. www.gibsonaustin.com

MOONTOWER CO-OP'S FARM SOCIAL Support local farmers recovering from crop damage by chowing down on fresh local food at this party. Sat., May 3, 6-10pm. (2014) Tecolote Farms, 16301 Decker Lake Rd., Manor, 512/276-7008. $25. info@moontower.coop, farmsocialmay2014.eventbrite.com

OPEN HOUSE AT NATURAL EPICUREAN ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS Learn about the plant-based chef training program through cooking demos, Q&A sessions, and a tour of the facilities. Sat., May 3, 10am-noon. (2014) The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, 1700 S. Lamar, 512/476-2276. www.naturalepicurean.com

CUATRO DE MAYO PARTY AT BUNGALOW Get a jump on the holiday with drink specials, piñatas, and DJ music. Sun., May 4, noon. (2014) Bungalow, 92 Rainey, 512/363-5475.

LA PAULÉE NO 4 Enjoy a Sunday night harvest dinner around a communal table. Email to make reservations. BYOB. Sun., May 4, 6:30pm. (2014) Texas French Bread, 2900 Rio Grande, 512/499-0544. $50. reservations@texasfrenchbread.com, www.texasfrenchbread.com

SOUTHERN FRIED SUNDAYS Free chicken and waffles (first come, first served) plus a $5 Bloody Mary bar, $2 select canned beer and Mimosas. Sun., May 4, 1pm-2am. (2014) Icenhauer's, 83 Rainey, 512/473-0005. www.icenhauers.com

UNIVISION PRESENTS CINCO DE MAYO DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY Univision and La Condesa join forces to throw one of the best parties of the year. Good drinks and tasty food from everyone on the block, plus hot live music. Sun., May 4, 1-9pm. (2014) West 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio.

CINCO DE DRINKO FEST Pelóns Tex-Mex Restaurant and 508 Tequila Bar present drink and street taco specials along with a live mariachi band and DJs spinning tunes. Mon., May 5, 2pm. (2014) Pelons, 802 Red River, 512/243-7874. www.pelonsaustin.com

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT JASPER'S Celebrate with food and drink specials. Mon., May 5, 4-10pm. (2014) Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128, 512/834-4111. www.kentrathbun.com/jaspers/austin

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT SEARSUCKER Mexican beer roulette will be the happy hour game at this holiday party with tacos and DJ music. Mon., May 5, 4:30-6:30pm. (2014) Searsucker, 415 Colorado, 512/394-8000. www.searsucker.com

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY AT STAR BAR The Deep Eddy Ruby Red Rita is the holiday drink special for $11. Mon., May 5, 4pm-2am. (2014) Star Bar, 600 W. Sixth, 512/477-8550. www.starbartexas.com

MUSTACHE MONDAY DE MAYO PARTY Guest with the best Mustache Monday mustachio will win a prize. Drink specials all evening. Mon., May 5, 4pm-2am. (2014) Gibson Bar, 1109 S. Lamar. www.gibsonaustin.com

WINE ME DINE ME DINNER Doug Lewis of Lewis Wines will pair excellent Texas wines with a multicourse menu and dessert by Russell Dougherty. Reserve by phone. Tue., May 6, 6:30pm. (2014) Cafe Josie, 1200 W. Sixth, 512/322-9226. $90. www.cafejosie.com

WOMEN BEHIND THE WHEELS: CELEBRATE FEMALE CHEESEMAKERS Meet some talented female cheesemakers at these classes. Tue. & Fri., May 6 & 9, 6:30-8:30pm Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 4220 Duval St., 512/531-9610. $36-40. www.antonellischeese.com

AMERICAN PALE ALE SERIES LAUNCH PARTY ABGB is creating this single hopped American Pale Ale series to benefit Austin Pets Alive. Drop around for fun and do some good. Thu., May 8, 6pm. (2014) Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., 1305 W. Oltorf, 512/961-6519. Free. events@austinpetsalive.org, www.theabgb.com

FARM TO PLATE: THE LAND OF GREEN Annual party on the grounds of the historic Barr Mansion. Thu., May 8, 6:30-9:30pm. (2014) Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle, 512/926-6907. $125. www.sustainablefoodcenter.org/donate/farm-to-plate

NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY TWITTER PARTY Join the party at 8pm by tagging @GalloFamily and #MoscatoDay via Twitter. Fri., May 9, 8pm. (2014) Gallo Family Vineyards. www.gallofamily.com

NORTHERN ITALY: A WORLD APART COOKING CLASS In keeping with Central Market's spring Passport Italy theme, Finn & Porter's chef Peter Maffei will create a northern Italian menu with wine pairings. Reserve by phone. Fri., May 9, 6:30-9pm. (2014) Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/493-4900. $60. www.centralmarket.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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