Single village mezcal dinner
8 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday
Arana Taqueria y Cantina, 3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233
The tasting features Del Maguey single village mezcals and a four-course meal including smoked scallops, posole verde and braised beef short ribs. Call (504) 897-0462 for reservations. Tickets $65, $55 for the restaurant's Tequila Society members.
Red Blend Wine Tasting
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., (504) 896-7300
The tasting features red wine blends in a range of prices from 15 vintners. Wines include Fess Parker Big Easy Red Blend, Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages, Southern Belle, Sidebar Red Field Blend, Justin Isosceles and others. Tickets $25.
King Cake Festival
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Champions Square, LaSalle Street at the Superdome; www.champions-square.com
More than 25 bakeries and restaurants offer $1 slices of a variety of king cakes. Participants include Haydel's Bakery, Maurice's French Pastries, Nonna Randazzo's, The Buttermilk Drop, Kingfish, Waffles on Maple and others. Flow Tribe, The Bucktown All-Stars and other bands perform, there's a fun run at 9 a.m. and a fitness challenge at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Ochsner for Children. Admission is free.