Saturday, September 21: Learn how to throw your own tapas party with tips and techniques from the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio’s chef instructors. This hands-on course will go through Spanish cooking including finger foods and hearty dishes. $250, 9:30am-2:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, 210-554-6400, ciachef.edu.
Sunday, September 22: Support local food culture and elevated cuisine with the Texas Cooks’ Co-Op and its Back to School dinner at the Richter Co. Team members will take on basic dishes students learn during their first block at culinary school. $65, 5pm, 616 Broadway, texascookscoop (at) yahoo.com.
Monday, September 23: Brewniversity continues at Central Market with a Beer & Bites Workshop hosted by beer and wine expert Heidi Holcomb. The demonstration will discuss lagers, ales, pilsners and bocks and will also pair the beers with light snacks. $25, 6:30-7:30pm, 4821 Broadway, 210-368-8617, centralmarket.com.
Tuesday, September 24: Hunger Action Month continues as the SA Food Bank joins Bohanan’s as they “Go Orange” to fight hunger. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and $10 signature orange cocktails with a canned food donation. Free, 6-8pm, 219 E Houston, (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com.
Wednesday, September 25: Chef Jason Dady and his team at Tre Trattoria Downtown will host a dinner dedicated to Champagnes and Proseccos. The four-course Bubbles and Bites dinner will feature live jazz from the Jazz Tutor, and is limited to 40 attendees. $42.50, 7pm, 401 S Alamo, (210) 223-0401.
Wednesday, September 25: Tom Cruise’s Cocktail might be the inspiration for this Horrible 80’s Cocktail Party hosted by the Brooklynite. Jeret Peña and his ‘tenders will don sweet 80s gear while slinging Kamikazes, Blue Hawaiians, Alabama Slammers and a few Sex on the Beach cocktails. Revisit the decade that almost destroyed cocktail culture at your favorite watering hole. Free admission, 5pm, 516 Brooklyn, (210) 444-0707, thebrooklynitesa.com.