CultureMap Austin Tastemaker Awards 2019. The online publication's annual celebration of Austin and San Antonio's food and drink industries returns with bites by nominated restaurants. The winners in several categories, including restaurant of the year and brewery of the year, will be unveiled with a splash at this tasting event. There are both general admission and VIP tickets, which come with perks including early admission and a dedicated VIP bar. Participating restaurants include Juniper and Otoko. 6 to 10 p.m. April 10. $60-$115. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/722283981499188/.
SXSW Hangover VIII at Mohawk indoor. For the eighth year in a row, local heavies LNS Crew will host an ATX hip hop blowout at the Mohawk. The roster for this year’s event includes LNS standouts Kydd Jones, Tank Washington and Cory Kendrix, who’s in town from Denver for the event. Young upstart CP Looney is also on the bill, and for hungry hip hop heads in the house, the crew is springing for free tacos. 9 p.m. doors April 10. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com/e/sxsw-hangover-viii-mohawk-inside-58456499965. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
"Cauldrons & Crucibles: In Search of the Sublime" at Lora Reynolds Gallery. Ceramics artist Tony Marsh's first presentation at the gallery displays two series he calls "Cauldrons and Crucibles": nonfunctional, cylindrical ceramic vessels that can be as small as a can of paint or as large as a barrel — and have boundless color. Each surface is punctuated by globular protrusions and encrusted with thick glaze that bubbles, cracks and drips. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday though June 8. 360 Nueces St. Ste. 50. lorareynolds.com.
Hedgehog Brewing's 1st Beer Release. Austin's newest brewery releases its very first beer, the Hoptimism IPA, at a celebratory launch at Stouthaus Coffee, where one of the co-founders has worked while fashioning his dream project of the brewery. Hedgehog Brewing's owners will be on site from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 and looking forward to meeting new fans. Free. 4715 S. Lamar Blvd. #102. facebook.com/events/429431561163042/.
Community BBQ with Longhorn Meat Market. The East Austin shop is teaming up with two local breweries, North by Northwest and Uncle Billy's, to provide an afternoon of booze and barbecue. Freshly smoked BBQ from the market will be on offer, including brisket and Longhorn’s specialty sausage. Uncle Billy's will have kegged beer and canned craft cocktails, and NXNW will be on-site with the Beerliner bus. There will also be face painting, lawn games and live music. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 2411 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/longhorn-meat-market-community-bbq-tickets-59521134315.