Wednesday, May 27: Nepal-born owner of Austin-based Tarka Indian Cuisine will team up with Mercy Corp this week to raise earthquake-relief funds for the South Asian country, which is recuperating from last month's 'quake that took more than 8,000 lives. Stop by Tarka for lunch or dinner on May 27 and 28 and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to Mercy Corp, which is providing emergency supplies to the area. Prices vary, 11am-9pm, 427 N. Loop 1604 W., (210) 499-0982, tarkaindiankitchen.com.
Friday, May 29: Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-inspired fast casual chain restaurant, is slowly expanding its San Antonio footprint with the opening of its fourth location off 281 North and Evans. Festivities start Monday with coupons for the first 100 guests and a chance to enter to win free chicken for a year. Free admission, 10am-11pm, 20518 U.S. 281 N., pollotropical.com.
Saturday, May 30: It's time for a carnival-themed party at Max's Wine Dive. The Houston-based eatery will host Wine-O-Palooza on its patio with chocolate covered bacon, chicken and waffle sliders on a stick and funnel cake as made by chef Lionel "Butch" Blache. Stop in for live music, adult face painting (!), wine bottle ring toss and a squirt gun shooting range. Admission includes samples of more than 20 wines. $40 general, $50 VIP, 1-4pm, 340 E. Basse Road, Suite 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com.
Sunday, May 31: Support the San Antonio Food Bank's Summer Food Service Program while dining al fresco. Houston Street Charities, along with Centro San Antonio and Paseo del Rio Association will host Houston Street Food, a community picnic with upscale baskets available for pre-order from Bohanan's Restaurant & Bar, Lüke San Antonio, Market on Houston, The Monterey, The Palm, Tre Trattoria and Catalyst Catering, with unlimited wine and beer. For every $1 raised, seven children in need will be fed this summer. $50 or $25 for a kid-friendly basket from Catalyst, 11:30am-2pm, between Navarro & North St. Mary's, reserve your basket at sanantoniococktailconference.com.
Sunday, May 31: Pig roasts are way too hot right now. As such, Park Social will host a Big Pig Jig with plates of lechón asado, arroz con gandules, grilled oysters and more. The Caribbean-style affair will culminate with pitches and ponches of island-fave cocktails (there may also be a few tiki libations to boot). $10 for plates, drink prices vary, 4pm, 224 E. Olmos Drive, park-social.com.
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