Spring Means Goat
7:30 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485
The tasting features goat cheeses paired with California white wines. Tickets $35.
Fetes des Chefs: Fetes Fest
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday
The Civic Theatre, 510 O'Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865
The event features food by chefs John Besh, Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, David Slater of Emeril's New Orleans, John Currence of City Grocery, Ryan Prewitt of Peche, Kelly English of The Second Line, David Bancroft of Acre and Edgar Chase of Dooky Chase. There's an open bar. The Soul Rebels and TYSSON perform. Tickets $80.
New Orleans International Beer Festival
2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
Champions Square, Lasalle Street, (504) 587-3663
The festival features unlimited two-ounce pours of craft beers from Abita Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Tin Roof Brewing Company, St. Arnold Brewing Company, Gnarly Barley Brewing Company, Bayou Teche Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Chappapeela Farms Brewery, Chimay, Founders Brewing Company, Great Raft Brewing, Harpoon Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Rogue, NOLA Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, Yalobusha Brewing Company and many others. Tickets $40 general admission, $75 VIP admission.