• The Austin Museum of Art and A Taste of Italy in Austin invite you to an evening of Italian food, wine, design, and culture at the fifth annual Italian festival La Piazza Italianna on the grounds of Laguna Gloria Museum (3809 W. 35th, 458-8191). All proceeds benefit AMOA programs. Tickets are $10 at the gate; children 12 and younger are free. More info at www.atasteofitalyinaustin.com. Sunday, Sept. 14, 4-9pm.
• Austinites can stand up for members of our community living with HIV/AIDS by sitting down at one of their favorite restaurants when AIDS Services of Austin serves up its annual Dining for Life benefit. For a full list of participating restaurants that will donate 15% of their proceeds to ASA, go to www.asaustin.org; then dine like you mean it. Monday & Tuesday, Sept. 15-16. –V.B.W.
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