First Friday Cooking Demonstration
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday
Dryades Public Market, 1307 Dryades St., (504) 644-4841
Chef Jeff Heard of Heard Dat Kitchen presents a cooking demonstration using ingredients found in the market. Free admission.
7 p.m. Friday
Generations Hall, 310 Higgins Blvd., (504) 581-4367
The tasting features dishes from local restaurants paired with Belgian and Belgian-style beers. Participating restaurants include Angeline, Boucherie, Compere Lapin, Coquette, Maypop, Patois, Peche Seafood Grill, Primitivo, Toups South and others. Tickets $106.47 including fee.
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
6:45 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday
Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 371-5849
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum screens the film about chef/restaurateur Jeremiah Tower, a veteran of Chez Panisse and creator of Stars, both extremely influential San Francisco Bay Area restaurants. Chefs John Besh and Zachary Engel offer introductory remarks. Tower attends a reception at the museum following the screening. Tickets $25, museum members $20, culinary students $15.