Event Menu

April 3-8

• Discover the value and pleasure of a backyard chicken flock firsthand by attending Austin's free annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. See details at www.fccooptour.blogspot.com. Saturday, April 3.

• The Moveable Feast Supper Club presents a four-course spring dinner with a few spaces left for the early seating. $40 per person, BYOB. Dinner location provided upon confirmation of reservations at themoveablefeastaustin@gmail.com. Saturday, April 3, 6pm.

• Spring wildflower season is the best time for Tex­as winery tours. Download a free Texas Win­ery Passport at www.gotexanwine.org, and check out the tasting events planned at Central Texas wineries in the coming month: the Texas Blue­bonnet Trail (Brenham area), the Hill Count­ry Trail (Fredericksburg area), and Way Out Winer­ies (due north of Austin). Weekends, April 3 through May 2.

Jack Allen's Kitchen (7720 Hwy. 71 W., 852-8558, www.jackallenskitchen.com) sets sail with Austin's Treaty Oak Platinum Rum to present a delicious five-course meal complemented by swashbuckling rum cocktails. $65 a head, all inclusive; reservations required. Tuesday, April 6, 7pm.

• Texas author and cupcake maven Jennifer Ross will sign copies of her new novel, The Icing on the Cupcake (Ballantine paperback, $15), and preside over a cupcake competition on the mezzanine at BookPeople, 601 N. Lamar. Tuesday, April 6, 7pm.

• Support the development of a viticulture training facility in South Africa by attending the Drink Well Do Good Tour to benefit the Interna­tion­al Society of Africans in Wine at Roadhouse Rags, 1600 Fortview. Enjoy premium South African wines and music by Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox. Tickets are $15 at www.toastafrica.com. Wednesday, April 7, 7-10:30pm.

Max's Wine Dive (207 San Jacinto, 904-0111, www.maxswinedive.com) hosts the first event, featuring Sweet Leaf Tea founder/CEO Clayton Christopher, in its Legends Lunch series, benefiting Big Broth­ers Big Sisters of Central Texas. $60 a person; e-mail necessary reservations to martha@maxswinedive.com. Thursday, April 8, noon.

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