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Friday, November 8: Taps y Tapas will celebrate its grand opening in its backyard with Karbach Brewing Co. beer specials from 7-9 p.m. and music by Sam Villela of Sexto Sol. Free, 7-11pm, 1012 N Flores, (210) 277-7174, facebook.com/TapsYTapas

Saturday, November 9: Bring your appetite. Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa will team up with the SA Food Bank for a tamal-eating contest. Ten contestants will be chosen to compete and the victor will receive a Christmas Party Pack of tamales (as if you’ll want to eat tamales ever again). Enjoy live music, mariachis and samples of tamales, barbacoa and menudo while they last. Spectators should bring two food donations, 3-6pm, 6501 Bandera, (210) 680-2739

Saturday, November 9: The Raindrop Turkish House continues its series of women-only cooking classes with a lesson on lahmacun (Turkish pizza), salad, lentil soup and an apple dessert. $10, 10:30am-1:30pm, 4337 Vance Jackson, (979) 422-9260

Saturday, November 9: Party for a great cause with some of the Hill Country’s best winemakers at the Witte Museum. Tango of the Vines will benefit the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation to help fund research and raise awareness of this maternal-health complication. The festival will feature wines from Pedernales Cellars, Fiesta Winery and Singing Water Vineyards, as well as eats and treats from Urban Taco, TBA, The County Line, Hacienda de los Barrios, Liberty Bar, Zedric’s, Brindles and more. $50 general admission, $75 VIP, 6:30-10:30pm, 3801 Broadway, (210) 362-0286, afesupport.org

Tuesday, November 12: Taste wines from Napa Valley’s Orin Swift during this wine dinner at Whole Foods Quarry Market. $45, 6:30-8:30pm, 255 E Basse, Ste 130, (210) 826-4676, wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/quarry

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