Seven Years of Beer
5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday
>NOLA Brewing Co., 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117
NOLA Brewing Co. celebrates its seventh anniversary with music by Naughty Professor with Chali 2Na, The Motet with Leo Nocentelli and DJs Otto and Quickie Mart. Special beers for the event include an anniversary sour beer called Boysen the Wood. McClure's Barbecue is available. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 general admission.
Seated wine tasting
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Martin Wine Cellar, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081
The tasting features wines from Mouritson Wines, Marilyn Wines, New Zealand's Mount Beautiful winery and others. There also are hors d'oeuvres from the deli. Tickets $40.
In the Kitchen with Nick Lama
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
National Food & Beverage Foundation, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 267-7490
Chef Nick Lama, owner of Avo Restaurant, presents a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Sicilian St. Joseph's Day dishes. Free with museum admission.