Celebration and drink
Azúca Celebrates Celia Cruz
A two-day Celebration in honor of Celia Cruz will take place on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17, 5 pm-close, at Azúca Bar and Grill, 713 S. Alamo. Painter Carla Veliz will be exhibiting La Negra de Colores, a collection featuring several figurative paintings of Celia Cruz, and an 11-piece salsa merengue band, Tropicante. Info: 225-5550.
The Quest for the Best Bartender Competition will be held Tuesday, July 20, 9 pm-midnight at Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill, 16620 Hwy 281. Bartenders from San Antonio and surrounding areas will compete for a $100 prize and a chance to advance to the state finals on Tuesday, August 17. Registration begins at 7:30 pm. Free to enter and free to watch. Info: 983-5500, ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chefs At Whole Foods
Whole Foods will feature its final guest chef Saturday, July 17 from 1-2 pm at the Quarry Whole Foods Market, 255 E. Basse. Gus Ortiz from Silo will present his signature dishes for your enjoyment. Free. Info: 826-4676.
Subsistence Worldwide Customer Conference & Food Show
The Subsistence Worldwide Customer Conference & Food Show will take place Tuesday, July 20 thru Wednesday, July 21 at the San Antonio Convention Center. 215-737-5300.
Barbecue And Live Music
The County Line Live Music Series will feature The Swindles country swing music band on Wednesday, July 21, 8-10 pm, at the 10101 IH-10 West County Line Barbecue location. Free with a perishable food item or monetary donation for the San Antonio Food Bank. 641-1998 or www.countyline.com.