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Friday, March 20: The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will be the place for beer lovers to sample the Pedernales Brewing Company's lineup as they take over the taps with their Hill Country brews. Meet the brewers and owners, sip on Robert Earl Keen's Honey Pilsner beer and enjoy Lobo Negro, which earned a Great American Beer Festival silver medal in 2014. Prices vary, 6-9pm, 11255 Huebner, 696-5080, beerknurd.com/stores/sanantonio.
Friday, March 20: The folks at Little Woodrow's are throwing a rowdy party as they host a repeat of last year's "Mudbugs & Midgets." Stop in for "Woody-style" mudbugs or crawfish and stay for "Extreme Midget Wrestling" later that same evening. $12.50 for all-you-can-eat crawfish with sausage, potatoes and corn, 2535 Babcock, 692-1500, facebook.com/littlewoodrowssa.
Friday, March 20: Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery will host a French feast as paired with five wines from the region. Start off with a baked brie with rosé Frizant and end with a crème anglaise with berries and a Riversalt wine as paired by chef Francois Maeder. $75, 7pm, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, 821-5600, crumpetsa.com.
Saturday, March 21: What's more fit than running or walking an easy 3.1 miles around The Residences at La Cantera and then indulging in great wine and bites by some of the city's best eateries? Nothing, that's what. This year's 5K also features a free expo on Friday, March 20 (11am-8pm) and Saturday, March 21 (7am-10am) for all your running needs. $55 for runners, $20 for spectators who just want to hang out and enjoy the booze and food, 8am, 6215 Via La Cantera, culinariasa.org.
Sunday, March 22: The Pearl Farmers Market launches its first Sunday edition with a celebration on the Pearl Plaza in front of the historic brewhouse. More than 20 vendors will have repeat appearances, so all foodies can enjoy local, fresh produce, cooked-to-order food and handmade products twice a week. The day includes music curated by Brent "Doc" Watkins, who will join the market once a month for some smooth jams. Free admission, 10am-2pm, the market will be closed Easter Sunday, atpearl.com/farmers_market.
Tuesday, March 24: The culinary staff at Central Market will whisk you away to Rome with its "Roman Holiday" cooking demonstration. The menu will include a fresh mozzarella, tomato and olive salad, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken with prosciutto and sage and ricotta cheesecake with cherries. $60, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, 368-8617, centralmarket.com.
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