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The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Beer and Food Trucks Galore

8th Wonder Anniversary Block Party @ 8th Wonder Brewery Friday, 6-11 p.m. 2202 Dallas

8th Wonder Brewery has been in Houston for one year and is throwing a block party tonight to celebrate -- it's a "Celeb8ion of Beer." For $25 (tickets purchased at the door) you will receive a commemorative glass and five drink tokens. Choose from eight special Imagin8ion Casks, featuring French Toast, an ale with maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla; Comet Dry-Hopped Dome Faux'm, a throwback cream ale; and Cherry Vanilla Alternative Universe, an Altbier with cherry and vanilla. The night also includes Bernie's Burger Bus, Fat Cat Creamery, Real Ale Brewing and six bands.

Chipotle Green Film Series @ Discovery Green Friday, 8:15 p.m. 1500 McKinney

Spend the evening on the lawn at Discovery Green during the Chipotle Green Film Series free screening of Farmed and Dangerous, a comical film about the "twisted and unsustainable world of industrial agriculture." The night includes free tacos from Chipotle and samples of Saint Arnold beer, wine from Barefoot Wine and tea from Honest Tea. Bring nonperishable items to donate to the Houston Food Bank. Arrive an hour before the film begins to hear Joe Icet of Last Organic Outpost speak about community gardening, and let the kids meet Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.

Urban Elements: The Sights, Sounds & Flavors of EAst DOwntown Houston @ Watershed Market Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2322 Polk

The Watershed Market launches this weekend in East Downtown featuring more than 50 vendors selling Green, Local, Adaptive, Sustainable, Innovative and Reuse (GLASIR) products. The market will include arts, fashion, health, and home and garden vendors, as well as food and drink vendors. Purchase various fruits and vegetables from Greenling Grocery, or vegan baked goods from Sinfull Bakery. And don't forget about the various food trucks and restaurant vendors, such as Bare Bowls Kitchen, Goro & Gun, Eatsie Boys and Mojeaux's Louisiana Drinkery. The marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival @ Houston Community College Southwest West Loop Campus Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 5601 West Loop South Freeway

Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday with 38 of your favorite Houston food trucks. From noon until 5 p.m. each day, you can nosh on Kimchi Fries from Chi'Lantro, sweet and savory crepes from Katmania Crepes, cheesesteaks and hot dogs from Koagie Hots, and so much more. Check out the Haute Wheels Houston website for a complete listing of the participating food trucks, as some will only be at the festival on either Saturday or Sunday. Tickets cost $16 and include access into the event for one day, and five drink tickets redeemable for five samples of beer and wine, or one glass of beer or wine for guests 21 years and older; for guests younger than 21, the drink tickets are redeemable for five nonalcoholic beverages. Food sold at the food trucks is an additional cost.

"Off the Wall" Dinner Series @ Underbelly Sunday, 7 p.m. 1100 Westheimer

This Sunday, chef Chris Shepherd kicks off his first dinner in the "Off the Wall" Dinner Series at Underbelly. Shepherd has invited the folks on the wall display in Underbelly, as well as those he will soon add, to cook dinner with him on Sunday nights. The first dinner features the Patels from the London Sizzler, Richard Knight formerly of Feast and currently of the upcoming Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents, as well as Antonio Gianola, sommelier and manager of Houston Wine Merchant. Tickets for the event are currently on sale at Underbelly for $100 and include food, wine and gratuity. Proceeds from each of these dinners will go towards the Underbelly Scholarship at The Art Institute of Houston. Shepherd will also invite two culinary students from the institute to assist the chefs during each dinner.

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