Year of the Pig, bacon beer, VegFest
From Hollywood and Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., and Wall Street, men distinguished themselves with piggish behavior in 2018. But it turns out that 2019 is actually the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac. So we have that to look forward to …
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach hosts its Year of the Pigthemed edition of Oshogatsu, a celebration of the Japanese New Year, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday with Japanese cuisine, beer and highend sake, open-air koto and taiko performances, lion dancers, and New Year’s games and traditions, including mochi-pounding demonstrations. Tickets cost $12, ages 4-10 $7. Visit Morikami.org. Get daily updates on South Florida entertainment and things to do at South Florida.com and on Twitter at @Ben Crandell
Beer with bacon
The Funky Buddha Brewery’s award-winning Maple Bacon Coffee Porter is a religion around here, and the annual pilgrimage known as Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Fest is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland Park beer hall. MBCP (once rated the No. 1 porter anywhere by the professional drinkers at RateBeer.com) is not the only draw for this event, which will feature unlimited sampling of rarely poured offerings from beer sorcerers at more than 50 breweries in South Florida and across the country. Beyond that you’ll find dishes from Craft Food Counter & Kitchen and several popular food trucks, lawn games, a live DJ set, silent disco and more.
The Morikami Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach on Sunday will host Oshogatsu, the Japanese New Year celebration, with taiko drummers and other entertainment, traditional food, beer and sake tastings.