Ugly Sweater Party
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Cafe Adelaide & Swizzle Stick Bar, Loews Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305
Wear an ugly holiday sweater and enjoy light bites and three cocktails for $25. Donations will be accepted to support Ronald McDonald House of New Orleans.
Oaxacan tasting dinner
7 p.m. Tuesday
Tiki Tolteca, 301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406
Felipe's Taqueria chef Higinio Herrera prepares a six-course dinner of dishes from Oaxaca, Mexico, to go with mezcal cocktails. Tickets $100 (including tax and tip). Call (504) 300-9004 for reservations.
Leah Chase book signing
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Pop City, 3118 Magazine St., (504) 895-4102
Chef Leah Chase signs her book And Still I Cook, a collection of recipes and reflections on her career.