Event Menu

March 9-14

The Central Market Cooking School (4001 N. Lamar, 458-3068) hosts the second week of Kelly Ann Hargrove's popular Austin Music on the Menu series, which features a lineup of talented local musicians demonstrating their chops in the kitchen. Prices vary, and reservations are necessary.

Friday, March 9, 6:30-9pm: The Beat Divas

Saturday, March 10, 10am-12:30pm: Redd Volkaert

Saturday, March 10, 6:30-9pm: Oliver Rajamani

Monday, March 12, 6:30-9pm: Johnny Goudie

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30-9pm: Trish Murphy

The Farmers' Market Downtown (www.austinfarmersmarket.org) moves back to its regular home just south of Republic Square Park at Fourth & Guadalupe this weekend. Shop for area organic produce and flowers and natural meats and cheeses, as well as local artisan food products; Saturday, March 10, 10am-1pm.

Carol Ann Sayle, India Rassner-Donovan, and venerable head hen Aunt Penny invite you to bring your lawn chair and your questions to their second Chicken Seminar. Learn all about the wonderful association with a backyard flock of chickens at Boggy Creek Farm (3414 Lyons, 926-4650), Sunday, March 11, 10am-noon.

Mary Thompson, director of the Brew School at North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery (10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 467-6969), will present a class highlighting the very harmonious pairings of various beers and cheeses; $35 per person, reservations suggested; Monday, March 12, 7pm.

The local chapter of Les Amis du Vin continues their survey of the wines of Italy with a tasting focusing on Pinot Grigio, Ripassa, and Amarone at Sullivan's Ringside (300 Colorado, 495-6504). For more information or to register, call 925-3985, or go to www.ladv.org; Tuesday, March 13, 7pm.

The Belmont (305 W. Sixth, 457-0300) launches Unwine Wednesdays, a series that will explore a variety of wines and cocktails. Pay a one-time $25 membership fee, and receive a personalized wine glass and a complimentary glass of the drink featured on the night of membership sign-up. Every subsequent week, enjoy the featured drink at a discounted price plus a complimentary special appetizer designed to pair with that drink selection in the Belmont's Dakota Lounge; Wednesday, March 14 (weekly), 6-8pm.

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