Friday, April 4: Busted Sandal Brewing Company will celebrate Fiesta just a bit early with the release of its Fire Pit Wit, a Belgian-style witbier made with fresh ginger, coriander, grapefruit and orange peel. Any excuse to wear Fiesta gear, amirite? Free admission, $3 pints, 5-10pm, 7114 Oaklawn, (210) 872-1486, facebook.com/BustedSandalBrewing. Friday, April 4: Sur La Table will host a hands-on class on making the “Best of Szechuan Cooking.” The menu includes hot and sour soup, bang bang chicken, noodles with ground pork (AKA ants climbing a tree) and dry-fried green beans with chile sauce. This will help tide you over until you can get down to Hot Joy. $69, 11am-1pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com. It's a beard party. (Courtesy) Saturday, April 5: The Alamo Beard Club hosts its third annual facial hair-off with a comic-con based competition at 502 Bar. Dress up as your favorite cosplay character or create your own to win. Proceeds raised will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project. $5 admission, $5 to compete, 502 Embassy Oaks, Ste 138, (210) 257-8125. Saturday, April 5: It’s been two years since Filling Station Tap Room began filling our bellies with legit craft brews in the least pretentious of spaces. Celebrate the bar’s two-year b-day with music by Miles Thompson, DJ Cesar Wang, The Disastronauts and Dark Planes, food and lawn games. It’s a BYO-lawn chair kind of event. Free admission, 701 S St. Mary’s, (210) 444-2200, facebook.com/stationtaproom. Monday, April 7: Mondays suck. The folks at Central Market make them suck less with weekly wine education classes. This week’s class focuses on discovering California Cabernets. Sample six of these vinos and learn how to pick up subtle differences. $10, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.
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