French Market Fare
2:30 p.m. Wednesday
French Market, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street, (504) 522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org
At the Wednesday edition of the Crescent City Farmers Market, chef Emily Marquis Vanlandingham of Locally Preserved (www.locallypreserved.com) demonstrates how to use flavored syrups and jams in holiday dishes.
NOLA Brewing tappings at World of Beer
6 p.m. Thursday
World of Beer, 4100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 266-2689
The World of Beer chain opens its first Louisiana location in Metairie this week and hosts a NOLA Brewing tapping event. Irish Channel Stout with optional infusions will be available all day, and at 6 pm. there will be a tapping of a mystery firkin and an aged sour stout.
Tales of the Toddy
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.hob.com
The ninth annual Tales of the Cocktail holiday event features more than 45 local bartenders competing in a cocktail contest, and there is an award for the best dish from participating restaurants. John Lisi and Delta Funk performs. Tickets $40.