Pasta Filata or the Pulled Curd
8 p.m. Wednesday
St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 304-1485
The tasting features pulled curd or stretched curd cheeses including mozzarella di bufala, caciocavallo silano, caciocavallo de bufala and provolone. Cheeses will be paired with rose and light red wines from southern Italy. Tickets $35.
Artful Palate Summer Cooking Demonstration
6:30 p.m. Friday
Cafe NOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264
Sous chef Knut Mjelde of Ralph's on the Park demonstrates how to prepare duck confit. Free admission.
Drag Queen Brunch
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Tujague's, 823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676
In the ongoing celebration of its 160th anniversary, Tujague's presents a three-course meal with entertainment by drag queens, hosted by Kitty D'Litter. The menu features avocado toast or a farm egg over stone-ground grits with yakamein broth and oxtail; fried catfish, chicken and biscuits or a brisket sandwich for an entree; and pineapple upside down cake or banana bread pudding for dessert. A portion of proceeds benefits NO/AIDS Task Force's Food for Friends meal delivery program. The meal costs $50 plus tax and tip.