Aug. 27-Sept. 13
• North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery (10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 467-6969, www.nxnwbrew.com) invites you to tap into its 10th anniversary with a delicious lineup of events: 10 nights of live music on the outdoor pavilion to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Center from Aug. 26 through Sept. 6, 6:30pm; a ceremonial tapping of the cask of its Anniversary India Pale Ale on Monday, Aug. 31, 7pm; and a five-course Brewer's Dinner paired with five hand-crafted microbrews ($49 per person, reservations necessary) on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7pm.
• Celebrate the first anniversary of Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (1905 S. First, 448-3727, www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com) with an in-store party offering cake and ice cream, pupcakes for canine customers, a mini pie eating contest, drinks and refreshments from other local artisan food companies, music, and balloons for the kids. Saturday, Aug. 29, 3-7pm.
• Help the folks at Opal Divine's Marina (12709 MoPac, 733-5353, www.opaldivines.com) raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Center at the Boob Bash, featuring art bras, burlesque, blouses, burgers, booze, and bands. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7-10pm.
• Award-winning Home Slice Pizza (1415 S. Congress, 444-PIES, www.homeslicepizza.com) closes for its annual Big Apple pilgrimage designed to immerse staff members in authentic NYC neighborhood mom-and-pop pizzeria culture, further enhancing the street cred of its homegrown Austin enterprise. Sept. 7-10.
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