Event Menu

Sept. 9-15

The Smile Never Fades annual A Night on the Town gala at the Long Center benefits the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. Tickets are $65, or $100 per couple. Make reservations at www.thesmileneverfades.eventbrite.com. Thursday, Sept. 9, 6-10pm.

Barbeques Galore (12918 Shops Pkwy. #500, 512/263-0794, Bee Cave) hosts a grilling demonstration: recipes prepared with Dripping Springs Vodka. Buy $45 tickets at www.bit.ly/b5DC49. Thursday, Sept. 9, 6pm.

• Enjoy the Dripping With Taste Wine & Food Festival at the newly renovated Creekside Pavilion in Dripping Springs. Festivities include tastings from several Hill Country wineries; gourmet food, wine, and beer samples; arts & crafts; and live music. Buy $25 tickets at www.drippingwithtaste.org, or pay $30 at the door. Rain or shine. Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-7pm.

Roppolo's Pizzeria (316 E. Sixth, 476-1490, www.roppolos.com) joins Esther's Follies (525 E. Sixth, 320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com) and El Arroyo (1624 W. Fifth, 474-1222; 7032 Wood Hollow, 345-8226, www.ditch.com) to raise money for the Austin Firefighters Assoc­ia­tion Outreach Fund. Eat, drink, laugh, and help them donate. Saturday, Sept. 11, all day.

Uncle Billy's Brew & Que (1530 Barton Springs Rd., 476-0100, www.unclebillysaustin.com) hosts a Redneck Brewer's Dinner with a five-course meal paired with craft brews. $40 per person, reservations necessary. Sun­day, Sept. 12: reception, 4pm; dinner, 4:45pm.

• Stand up for Austinites living with HIV/AIDS by sitting down at local restaurants participating in the 18th annual Dining for Life benefit for AIDS Services of Austin. See the complete list of restaurants at www.asaustin.org. Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 13-14.

The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance offers a two-day conference to connect farmers, ranchers, activists, and consumers who share an interest in protecting our food supply. Jim High­tower will be keynote speaker, and daily lunches will be prepared by Dai Due. See complete schedule, pricing, and registration at www.farmandranchfreedom.org/conference-2010. Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 13-14, 8am-5pm.

• The 12-week fall semester at Tipsy Tech starts this week at Twin Liquors in the Hancock Center (1000 E. 41st). The course is $375, or $325 for members of the U.S. Bartenders Guild. Register at www.tipsytech.net. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 6-8pm.

• Chef Bob Hauser presents another course in his series of cooking demonstrations at Cannoli Joe's (4715 Hwy. 290 W.). $35 per person; make necessary reservations at www.cannolijoes.com, or call Vanessa Tobias at 799-6884. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:30pm.

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