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Runners during the first leg of the Alamo City Marathon Challenge


Thursday, Aug. 1: Chef Joanne Chang, owner of Flour in Boston, will lead a demonstration at the Central Market Cooking School on savory and sweet treats including gougeres, scallion pancakes, chicken pot pie, bittersweet chocolate terrine and maple-apple upside down cake. Class includes a copy of Chang’s book Flour, Too. $65, 6:30-9pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617.

Friday, Aug. 2: Get a Taste of Texas during this fine wine and art mixer that includes music, vendors, door prizes, a silent art auction and night-long happy hour. Free, 8pm-midnight, A Taste of Texas Wine, 201 E Commerce, Ste. 4, (210) 223-8996.

Saturday, Aug. 3: Cutthroat Culinary, a self-described “way to bring together rogue outlaw chefs,” hosts the inaugural event of its SA-based Black and White Knife Club. Choose between smoked tongue, sweetbreads, buffalo burgers, turkey confit, Southside brisket sandwich or Asian-style pork with homemade kettle chips. $7 per ticket (choice of one entree), 5pm-midnight, 6020 S Flores.

Saturday, Aug. 3: Keep guests entertained and satiated this summer. Learn how to whip up small plates using fresh ingredients with the staff at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio. $39.95, 10am-2pm, 312 Pearl Pkwy, Building 3, (210) 554-6400.

Saturday, Aug. 3: What’s better than finishing a race and rehydrating with cold beer? Nothing, that’s what. The Battle for Mac Park is the second race in the Alamo City Marathon Challenge. Each 8K or 16K race includes music, food and Alamo Beer. The staff from Ranger Creek Brewstillery will be on hand to answer questions about their brewery, as well. $45-$55, 6:30pm, McAllister Park Pavilion No. 2, 13102 Jones Maltsberger, scallywompus.com.

Sunday, Aug. 4: So you tried your hand at gardening and now you’ve got a surplus of berries, peaches, tomatoes or what have you? Try canning. This Best of Summer Canning course at Sur La Table will walk you through the basics of making peach lavender jam, blueberry lemon honey jam, spicy pickled corn and green tomato chutney. $69, 3:30-5:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 7: Sample craft beer every first Wednesday of the month at the Hangar Tavern. Try brews from Dogfish Head Brewery, Pedernales Brewing Co., Southern Star, Real Ale Brewing Co. and Anchor Steam. Free, 7-9pm, 14532 Brook Hollow, (210) 846-8810.

r making fresh spring rolls, grilled pork noodle salad, green mango salad and coconut caramel flan. $69, 6:30-8:30pm, 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, #19120, (210) 978-5586, surlatable.com.

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