Saturday, Sept 14: Grab some chocolate, some Laffy Taffy or some oompa loompas and head down to HemisFair Park for a Slab Cinema’s screening of 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, sponsored by Target. Free, sundown, 200 S Alamo, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com.
Sunday, Sept 15: Imagine a world where you knew how to cook everything. The staff at Sur La Table can help with this three-part course that dives into food journalist Mark Bittman’s tome, How to Cook Everything: The Basics. Learn about grains, how to choose cuts of meat and how to trust your instincts in the kitchen. The class runs Sundays through September 29 and includes a copy of Bittman’s book. $169.96, 3:30-5:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.
Tuesday, Sept 17: This is basically Platoon with more wine. OK, probably not, but Wine Wars at Max’s Wine Dive pits 10 wines against each other through a “blind tasting like no other.” Give your taste buds a run for their money, or just sample tasty wine. Same thing. $25, 6-7:30pm, 340 E Basse, Ste 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com.
Wednesday, Sept 18: The San Antonio Museum of Art will showcase the best art, artists and culinary nibbles out of contemporary Mexico during Destination: Mexico. The museum fundraiser will feature music by New York City’s DJ Nahchey. $100, 7-11:30pm, 200 W Jones, (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org.
Wednesday, Sept 18: Wine down this Hump Day with a free wine class at Twin Liquors. Learn about the major wine styles, pick up the lingo and sample featured wines. Free, 6:30-8pm, 12955 San Pedro, (210) 403-2322, store68 (at) twinliquors.com.