7 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737
The tasting features wines and cheeses from Tuscany in central Italy. Winebow Estate's Chris Noyes presents wines from Montalcino made with sangiovese, brunello and other grapes. There also is charcuterie from Cleaver & Co. and bread from Bellegarde Bakery. Reservations required. Tickets $40.
High West Distillery whiskey tasting
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer St., Metairie, (504) 896-7300
Kieran Walsh of Utah's High West Distillery hosts a tasting featuring six of the company's whiskeys, including two bourbons and two rye whiskeys. There also are cheeses, charcuterie, boudin balls, finger sandwiches and other light bites. Tickets $25.
Come Grow With Us
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday
New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., (504) 529-7323
Liberty's Kitchen students and local chefs team up to serve food at the fundraiser benefiting the local culinary training center for area youth. There's music by Mia Borders, Luke Winslow King and Pat Casey. Call Liberty's Kitchen at (504) 822-4011 for information. Tickets $100.