Friday, May 9: Party with the little birdies and the little kitties at Zoo-la-la. Don your fave Hawaiian ensemble and nosh on food and beer from around town during this year’s 19th annual Feast with the Beasts. Zookeepers will be on-hand to answer questions. $45 for zoo members, $55 individual tickets, $100 couples, 7-10:30pm, 3903 N St. Mary’s, (210) 734-7184, sazoo.org.
Friday, May 9: Crossroads Kitchen is taking over at Faust Tavern. Stop in for Southern-style bar food such as pulled pork, fried chicken, hush puppies, fried greens and then some. Prices vary, 5pm-3am, 517 E Woodlawn, (210) 257-0628.
Saturday, May 10: The Twisted Taco Throwdown is back at VFW Post 76. Stop by for $1 al pastor from 4-8 p.m., live music by Finding Friday and Los # Dinners and cold beer. Free admission, 4 p.m.-midnight, 10 Tenth St., facebook.com/TwistedTacoTruckThrowdown.
Saturday, May 10: San Antonio Beer Week kicks off with opening ceremonies at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling. Pick up the official beer week glass, sip samples and nosh on food from Rickshaw Stop and K-Hill BBQ. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, 5-9pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099, drinkrangercreek.com.
Saturday, May 10: Chef Ross Burtwell will visit Gaucho Gourmet for a book signing and food tasting with contributing author Julia Celeste Rosenfeld. Pick up a gift for that foodie mom of yours. 10:30am-1:30pm, 935 Isom, (210) 277-7930, facebook.com/GauchoGourmet.
Saturday, May 10: The Cocineros chefs group will host a benefit Cajun lunch for Aaron Lacabe Jr. The lunch features a whole roasted pig and authentic Louisiana sides. $50, noon, Beckmann Inn & Carriage House Bed & Breakfast, 222 E Guenther, (210) 229-1449.
Treats via Sugar Belles Cake Shop. (Courtesy)
Sunday, May 11: San Antonio Beer Week continues with a Sweet & Sour Soiree at Blue Star Brewing Co. Sample four cupcakes, mingle with foodies and taste sours from Guadalupe Brewing, New Braunfels Brewing, Blue Star Brewing, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling and Jester King Craft Brewery out of Austin. $35, 1414 S Alamo, sanantoniobeerweek.com.
Wednesday, May 14: Bartender badass Olaf Harmel is beefing up Cocktail Flight Night at Blue Box with spring fruit-inspired cocktails and charcuterie plates. $32, 6:30pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, (210) 227-2583, facebook.com/blueboxatpearl.