Sips, Suds & Sliders at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
Purchase tickets for the Sips, Suds & Sliders event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center for just $20 in advance and $30 at the door to feast on a variety of sliders from local restaurants and chefs while they compete for the Shining Slider Award. To wash down those miniature burgers, you can sample up to five craft beers and/or specialty wines from various vendors throughout the night with your drink card -- or enjoy one full beverage with your drink card, instead.
A Place at the Table Film Screening at 14 Pews Friday, 7-9 p.m. 800 Aurora St.
Support the Houston Food Bank and Food Not Bombs at the mini-fundraiser film screening of A Place at the Table, with half of the proceeds going to these two organizations. This film, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, addresses hunger in America by following three people who don't have the means or resources to eat food every single day. With each donation, the Houston Food Bank and Food Not Bombs can help provide healthy and affordable food to those in need.
Mastering Macarons Cooking Class at Sur La Table Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2210 Lone Star Dr., Sugar Land
Impress all of your friends with homemade macarons after you take this cooking class at Sur La Table in Sugar Land. Learn the fundamental skills and techniques to making these tasty classic French sandwich cookies. You will make sweet combinations like hazelnut and praline buttercream as well as chocolate and salted caramel. After this three-hour cooking class, you can walk away with the skills and knowledge it takes to master a French macaron.
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Houston Beer Fest at Hermann Square Park Saturday, 1-10 p.m. 900 Smith St.
Spend the entire afternoon and evening at Hermann Square Park to taste a multitude of beers at Houston Beer Fest. Every single Houston-based craft brewery will be at the festival this weekend as will some breweries from around the state. If you don't already have a favorite beer of choice, you will have one by the end of the festival. Check out the listing of beers offered at the event and purchase tickets at the Houston Beer Fest Web site.
Sunset Wine Tasting and Yacht Cruise at Galveston Bay Sunday, 5-7:15 p.m. 2500 South Shore Blvd.
Take it easy before the workweek begins and reserve your spot on a wine tasting and yacht cruise on Galveston Bay in which you can munch on cheese, fruits and crackers and taste the six wines from Gregory J. Mirka, the sommelier with The Gourmet Wine Shoppe. You can also purchase any wines you enjoyed so you can take them home and enjoy them some more. Each ticket is $45.