Slow Money Austin and Slow Food Austin are hosting a pig roast at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road. Tickets ($75 per person, including drinks and dinner) at slowmoneyaustin.ticketbud.com/pigroast.
Vom Fass, an oil, vinegar, spirits and wine shop at 3663 Bee Cave Road, opened earlier this year, but owners Chris and Kristin Vetromile are hosting grand opening events this week that will feature a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a barbecue demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Friday and a party from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday with live music and food. Information at (512) 637-9545 or vomfassaustin.com.
Edible Austin is hosting its big summer event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Vuka Co-op, 411 Monroe St. The 1920’s themed Sipping Social will include samples from local distillers, breweries and winemakers, as well as food from local restaurants and food businesses and live music by Cats and the Canary. Tickets ($55, $250 for VIP) and information at edibleaustin.com/content/component/content/article/36-other/1242-sippingsocial.
Creative Action, a local group that provides art education program for kids in Austin, is organizing a Summer Pageant in the Park at 10 a.m. Saturday at the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown. The "How Our Food Grows" parade will feature puppets, live music and more from the Creative Action participants.
Taste North Austin, a tasting event at the Domain that features restaurants in the area, is back for its sixth year. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Domain. A wristband for 10 samples costs $20, and you can upgrade to VIP for an additional $10. Information at simon.com/mall/the-domain.
Bridges to Growth, a program of The Georgetown Project, is offering a free children’s event called "Let’s Make Sushi!" from 1 to 3 p.m. June 26 at Georgetown Community Resource Center, 805 W. University Avenue. Led by Stella Kwan, the program will introduce children ages 6 to 10 years old to Chinese culture and will learn to make sushi. Please pre-register by calling (512) 864-3008. georgetownproject.org
From 2 to 5 p.m. June 29, Con’Olio Oils and Vinegars is hosting an anniversary party for its Second Street store, 215 Lavaca Street, that will feature tastings of its specialty vinegars and olive oils, as well as food from Lucky’s Puccias. At the Arboretum store, you can take a balsamic vinegar 101 class ($20) at 6:30 p.m. on June 26. Owners Jeff & Tabatha Conarko are also working on opening their third store, which will open in The Shops at Galleria in Bee Cave sometime this fall. Information at conolios.com.
Nutrition specialists Wendy Jo Peterson, Amanda Archibald and Robin Plotkin are leading a three-day culinary and nutrition workshop in July called Nuts & Bolts of Food As Medicine for Your Personal Kitchen. The hands-on workshop will take place July 26 to 28 at a private home in South Austin. The class costs $649 if you sign up before June 30, and you can buy a pass for just the first day for $299. Information at justwendyjo.com/edible-nutrition/culinary-bootcamp.