* Have a beer and make a hungry kid happy from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday as Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St., 267-909-8814, brauhausschmitz.com) hosts a "No Kid Hungry Happy Hour." A dollar of every $5 German import on tap will go toward efforts to get food to those in need. You can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win two VIP tickets to Taste of the Nation April 28 at the Hotel Monaco. About 25 city restaurants will offer food and drink at that upscale event, led by chef David Katz and mixologist Phoebe Esmon. More at tasteofthenation.org/philadelphia.
* Chef Walter Staib of the City Tavern brings history to life - or at least to the table - with a re-enactment of his Emmy-winning PBS TV series, "A Taste of History," at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Perelman Theater, in the Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad St., 215-670-2300, kimmelcenter.org). The occasion is the 270th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth, and the event is part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, continuing through April 27. $25-$35 at PIFA.org, 215-546-PIFA (7432), or the Kimmel Center box office.
* You can go home again, at least to Carmine's Creole Café (232 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, 610-660-0160), now known as Carmine's Creole Act II. New Orleans chef John Mims, who left in 2006, is back at the BYOB, open seven nights for dinner, and for Mother's Day Brunch May 12.
* Talk with more than 100 farmers, food artisans and sustainable business owners at Philly Farm & Food Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center annex. Workshops, tastings and more are planned. $15 advance, $20 at the door, under 12 free. Add $15 for entry to the Local Libations Lounge. phillyfarmfest.ticketleap.com, f airfoodphilly.org
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