Glenlivet Scotch dinner
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Emeril's Restaurant, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393
Master of Scotch Craig Vaught hosts a five-course dinner featuring tastings of 12- to 25-year-old Scotches and dishes such as Gulf oyster shooters with Osetra caviar, Glenlivet-cured and smoked trout, muscadine-glazed tuna belly with spiced foie gras terrine and more. Tickets $125, not including tax and tip.
Reds, Whites and the Blues
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday
Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans City Park
The fundraiser for Gambit's Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education features tastings of more than 200 wines, Pendleton Canadian Whiskey and food from Restaurant R'evolution, Cafe NOMA, Nonna Mia, Aloha Sushi, Ruth's Chris Steak House and others. Luke Winslow-King performs. Tickets $60 in advance, $70 at the door, $100 VIP.
Old Arabi Sugar Fest
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
LeBeau Plantation Grounds, 7200 Bienvenue St., Arabi, (504) 278-4242
The festival features food, cooking contests, a doughnut-eating contest, crafts and kids activities. The music lineup includes Bonerama, Papa Grows Funk and the Irene Sage Band. Free admission.