Exceptional Oregon Tasting
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300
Elton Vineyards founder Betty O'Brien and Colleen Glennon of Lemelson Vineyards lead a tasting of wines from two Oregon wineries. There are three pinot noirs and two white wines from both Willamette Valley Vineyards and Lemelson Vineyards. Tickets $40.
Hoppyright Infringement and Dryades release party
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday
NOLA Brewing Company, 3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 896-9996
The brewery releases Hoppyright Infringement, a new double IPA similar to its Mecha and Mechahopzilla beers, and Dryades, a new sour brown ale that's been aged in oak barrels with plums and cherries. There also are other NOLA specialty beers available on tap. McClure's Barbecue is roasting a whole hog. Gravity A and The Quickening perform. Free admission.
Poppy's Pop-up Drag Brunch
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Toups South, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 304-2147
Radio host Poppy Tooker and drag performers entertain at a brunch fundraiser for Crescent Care-NO/AIDS Task Force. The menu includes chilled butternut squash soup, fried oyster salad, shrimp and tomato Benedict, braised short rib over Bellegarde Bakery grits with onion rings and more. The brunch costs $50 plus tax and tip.