- Gabby Mata
Thursday, October 15
Mole Throwdown: The Centro Cultural Aztlan is packing in all the moles you can taste for its seventh annual culinary fundraiser. Sample more than 25 varieties from across regions of Mexico, paired with cold beer and more. The event will also include a silent art auction so come prepared to take a few prints home. $40, 6pm, 1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103, (210) 432-1896, centroaztlan.org.
Craft Beer Tasting: The Hangar Bar & Grill is acquiescing to your pumpkin beer cravings with a Halloween-themed tasting. Stop in for a dozen pumpkin-filled brews from Utah Brewer's Co., No Label Brewery, Harpoon Brewery, Alaskan and Southern Tier Brewing. Admission includes 12 samples, light snacks and a raffle ticket for door prizes. $5, 7-9pm, 8203 Broadway, (210) 824-2700, facebook.com/TheHangarSA.
Friday, October 16
Holiday Olé Market: The Junior League of San Antonio kicks off its weekend-long shopping fundraiser at the Freeman Coliseum and Expo Hall this Friday. The market includes home décor and special events including a brunch with Heloise ($45, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday), Girl's Night Out Party at the Palace of Versailles ($45, 6-9 p.m. Saturday) and mixology class with Paramour bar manager Chris Ware ($30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday). Prices vary, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-9pm Saturday, 11 am-4pm Sunday; 3201 E. Houston St., (210) 225-1861, jlsa.org.
Greek FUNstival: I don't know about y'all but I could eat baklava for days. Flaky phyllo layers, rose water-tinged honey and crunchy nuts should be a part of your diet while at the 55th annual Greek FUNstival at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. Stop by for plate smashing, kebabs and more. $3, 6-11pm Friday, noon-11pm Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday; 2504 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-5051, stsophiagoc.org/funstival.
Saturday, October 17
San Antonio Beer Festival: Celebrate 10 year's worth of excellent porters, stouts, pilsners, ales, wheat, Belgians, ciders and lager (more than 250 total) with your favorite alt-weekly. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank so your drinking won't be for not. Don't forget your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a crisp fall day at Maverick Park. $35-$80, 1:30-6:30pm, 1000 Broadway, SanAntonioBeerFestival.com.
Pre-release Party: Dom's Chop Salsa is showcasing its first batch of grilled and seasoned salsa with a spicy bash. Cinderleaf will perform as part of their 20th anniversary celebration at Rebar, there will be plenty of salsa sampling to go around and attendees will get a chance to sign up for the first-ever Salsa-as-a-Service delivery shipping model. No cover, 7pm-2am, 8134 Broadway, facebook.com/chopsalsa.
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