Year of the Pig, bacon beer, VegFest

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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 …

Pigging out

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 Get daily up­dates on South Florida en­ter­tain­ment and things to do at South 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 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.

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