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Sept. 4-8

• Bands, barbecue, and cold beer are all part of the third annual Brew-B-Que Festival in Buda. Five thousand pounds of free barbecue, lots of live music, plus the second annual Chihuahua Dog Races, a kids' village, a barbecue cook-off, food vendors, local beer brewers, and the Beer Olympics with a strong man keg toss, beer pong, and a beer belly competition. Tickets are $18 at the gate or online at Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio St. Sunday, Sept. 4, 11am-11pm.

• One of the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas' premier events each year, Tour de Vin is a "get your passport stamped"-style wine and food tasting: 15-20 of Austin's favorite chefs and 15-20 wineries present a cosmopolitan array of samples, accompanied by live multicultural performances throughout the evening. More info at The W Hotel, 200 Lavaca, Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30-9:30pm.

• Young Professionals for the Cure invites you to attend the first Dine Out for the Cure next Thursday at 15 local restaurants. A percentage of food sales will benefit the Austin affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs in our community, as well as research for the cure. For a full list of participating restaurants, see the events page at Thursday, Sept. 8, 10am-11pm.

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