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Apis’ Willie Nelson Bus; New Happy Hour Alert; More

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

EAST SEVENTHThe Hightower is donating 20% of all lunch sales this week to nonprofit ColorCancer. There’s also a week-long $9 lunch combination special. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNDue Forni updated its happy hour with non-pizza items like crispy gnocchi poutine and octopus crostini. It's available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The restaurant is also introducing Meatball Mondays this week, where different types will be available, from turkey, goat, pork, and more. [EaterWire]

FREE BOOZEBrugal Rum is hitting up Peche tonight, September 28 and Isla tomorrow on Tuesday, September 29 for a free rum class for the first 25 people each. Stragglers will still get a free cocktail. Both classes will last from 6:30 to 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

EAST CESAR CHAVEZ — Tomorrow, September 29, is the last night to indulge in Mongers Market and Kitchen’s Raw Nights. [EaterWire]

SPICEWOOD — Ride in style to Apis Restaurant and Apiary during Willie Wednesdays starting on September 30. Participating guests get to travel to the Hill Country in Willie Nelson’s old tour bus, tour the beehives, and have a three course dinner. Tickets are $150. Reservations are required. It ends November 8. [EaterWire]

CLARKSVILLESee and eat Austin chefs’ art interpretations during Art Bites on Wednesday, September 30. Participating chefs include Fixe’s James Robert, Searsucker’s Kenzie Allen, and others. It will be held at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $45. [Austin Monthly]

CLARKSVILLEMean Eyed Cat is celebrating its 11th birthday with music and beer from Last Stand Brewery on Wednesday, September 30 starting at 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE — Tickets are still available for Jester King Brewery’s and Salty Sow’s beer dinner on Thursday, October 1 at the brewery from 7 to 10 p.m. The $100 three course dinner includes pairings like grilled pig heart tacos with Le Petit Prince, pork belly with Amicis Mortis, and brown butter cake with Fen Tao. [EaterWire]