Friday, July 4: Nightrocker might be closed, but the joint continues its annual Fourth of July Twinkie-eating contest at Studio One Zero Three. Sign up via Facebook for a spot, take a side dish and nosh on meats provided by organizers while you listen to live performances Bryson Brooks, Dark Planes and Los Nahuatlatos. Free, 5-11pm, 721 S Presa, (210) 368-2159, facebook.com/StudioOneZero3.
Friday, July 4: Celebrate Independence Day at Boardwalk on Bulverde with Dirty Dawgs, Gracie's Kitchen, Have a Ball Y'all, Countdown Wings and Treats on Streets. This BYOB event will also feature free sparklers with any meal purchase while supplies last. Free, 5-10pm, 14732 Bulverde, (210) 402-2829, boardwalkonbulverde.com
Friday, July 4: La Fogata is celebrating America with a Patron tequila tasting this Friday. Stop by the tasting table before enjoying your meal or try a marg using the featured spirit. Free, 6-8pm, 2427 Vance Jackson, (210) 340-1337, lafogata.com.
Sunday, July 6: Sur La Table will host a demonstration on "Summer Drink Essentials" with recipes for homemade mixers such as simple syrup, grenadine. Learn how to make an apple-berry shrub cocktail, peach ginger grenadine bellini and muddled strawberry-mint mojito. $5, 9-10am, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 19120, (800) 243-0852, surlatable.com.