Charcuterie No. 4: Blood, Bones & Fat
7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
Charcutier Becky Mumaw leads a tasting featuring roasted marrow, whipped lardo, heart tartare and other items showcasing whole-animal butchery. The tasting includes wine, cheese and Bellegarde Bakery bread. Tickets $35.
8 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday
New Orleans City Park, Popp Fountain, Arbor Room, 12 Magnolia Drive, (504) 483-9376
The fundraiser for Friends of City Park features creative martinis and food from restaurants including Altamura, Blue Oak BBQ, Cafe Henri, Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, Mizado Latin Kitchen, MoPho, Reginelli's Pizzeria and others. There's also VIP early admission at 7 p.m. General admission is $55, $45 for Friends of City Park members.
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday
Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St.
Tales of the Cocktail holds a Daiquiri Tour in which participants ride a party bus to bars where they can sample frozen drinks, classic daiquiris and daiquiri-inspired cocktails. The tour starts at the Ace Hotel and includes stops at The Rusty Nail, Tiki Tolteca and Gene's Curbside Daiquiris. Each stop features $2 mini daiquiris. Local comedian Corey Mack leads the tour. Tickets $45 (drinks not included).