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Final Nights of Galveston Restaurant Week @ Galveston Friday and Saturday

This is your last weekend to enjoy special prix-fixe menus at 35 of Galveston's most delectable restaurants. We love Farley Girls Cafe, Number 13 and Porch Cafe, to name a few.

Texas Spirits Throwdown @ Harold's Restaurant & Bar Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 350 W 19th

Watch as your favorite local 'Mixologists' compete to create some tasty cocktails using spirits from the Lone Star state at this first annual Texas Spirits Showdown. As you taste and drink craft cocktails, enjoy a live DJ, raffle prizes, and complimentary appetizers.

Houston Press Artopia @ Winter Street Studios Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 2101 Winter

Our 7th annual Houston Press Artopia is sure to be a blast. Come for an evening of culture, music, art, fashion, and food. Tickets start at $45 and include complimentary food, wine, cocktail and beer sampling.

The Cordua Family Chef Lead Tour Sunday, 11 a.m. Starting at Central Market , 3815 Westheimer

This Sunday, the Corduas -- the genius family behind Central American mainstays like Americas and Artista, among others -- will be guiding guests through their favorite eateries, one under-the-radar-outpost at a time. Tickets to the one of a kind tour are $180 per person and will be on sale through Saturday.

Truffle & Wine Degustation Dinner @ Quattro Sunday, 6 p.m. 1300 Lamar

This Sunday, chef Maurizio Ferrarese is presenting an incredible five-course, rare wine-paired Truffle & Wine Degustation Dinner for $85 per person. Feast on tiger prawn, veal filet with shaved truffle, nutella with white truffle and more. Book reservations on OpenTable or at 713- 276-4700.

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