Bacchanalia Spring 2014: Red Wines of France
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
Walk-On's, 1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530
Participants bring French red wines for blind tastings, and there are hors d'oeuvres and raffles. Proceeds benefit HandsOn New Orleans. Registration $20.
New Orleans International Beer Festival
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Champions Square, Lasalle Street, (504) 587-3663
Attendees get unlimited samples of more than 150 beers, There's beer education, live music and a corn hole tournament. General admission $40, VIP $75, Designated driver $20, designated driver VIP $30.
French Market Fare: El Guapo Bitters
2 p.m. Sunday
French Market, North Peters Street between Governor Nicholls and Ursulines streets, (504) 522-2621
Scot Mattox, creator of El Guapo Bitters, demonstrates a crawfish queso dip recipe using bitters.