- Learn how to make tamales at the Guadalupe this Saturday.
Friday, December 11
Dumplings of the World: Who's ready for a dumpling party? The staff at Central Market will lead a hands-on class on making pierogi from Poland, chicken and dumplings, spaetzle dumplings with caramelized onions and cheese, and Amish apple dumplings. $60, 11am-1:30pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com.
ReDo Recess: It's a Winter Wonderland theme for this month's adults-only takeover of The DoSeum, SA's months-old children's museum. The evening will include festive holiday decorations, seasonal cocktails from Johnny Hernandez's True Flavors, and savory bites from the barbecue bosses at Smoke Shack. Oh, and if you've been good, you'll get a chance to meet Santa Claus himself. $15, 6-8pm, 2800 Broadway, (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org.
Saturday, December 12
San Antonio Coffee Festival: If you're into caffeine and all things espresso or need to stay up for most of Saturday, you can stop by La Villita for the fourth annual celebration of great coffee. The line-up includes 40 coffees, along with snacks for sale and more. The fest will include an educational component as attendees learn about iced coffee brewing, trade coffee, coffee tourism in Central America, latte art, home brewing with a keurig and coffee cocktail ideas. A specialty coffee tasting flight will set you back a mere $5. Free admission, 10am-5pm, 418 Villita St., sacoffeefest.com. This event has been postponed until January 9.
Bad Santa Party: In an effort to not host yet another ugly sweater party the guys at Missions Untapped are throwing a Bad Santa and Naughty Mrs. Claus Party. Dress up like the worst St. Nick around, or the sexiest cookie-baker around and party with a cold local brew in hand. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed. Free admission, 8pm, 8123 Broadway, Suite B, (210) 320-0486, missionsuntapped.com.
La Gran Tamalada: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, H-E-B and AARP are inviting tamal lovers of all ages to this hands-on community event, now helmed by the Cortez Family. Learn how to making tamales while learning about traditions past and making new memories. Free, 11am-1pm, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org.
Sunday, December 13
Cookie Decorating Workshop: The holidays mean getting creative with your favorite sugar cookie. The staff at Sur La Table will walk you through creating edible art using royal icing and fun molds. $69, 2-4pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy., #19120, (800) 243-0852, surlatable.com.