On Saturday, Oct. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio (727 Magazine St., 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks.org) will present a salute to Ernest Hemingway and absinthe. The Green Goddess restaurant (307 Exchange Place, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com) will provide absinthe recipes and spirits. The event will feature absinthe-inspired works in glassblowing, printmaking and torch working.
Maison Dupuy Hotel (1001 Toulouse St., 525-5334; www.maisondupuy.com) is holding an open house to showcase its facilities and the cuisine of chef Michael Farrell, executive chef of Maison Dupuy's Le Meritage Restaurant (522-8800; www.lemeritagerestaurant.com) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Door prizes will include four dinners at Le Meritage and four free nights at Maison Dupuy. Call 586-8000 ext. 6220 for reservations for the open house.
Design Within Reach New Orleans (3138 Magazine St., 891-6520; www.dwr.com) is having a "Mix and Match" sale from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. Learn how to mix and match home furnishings and save 15 percent on a combination of four or more specially marked dining chairs, stools, credenzas and tables. Mixologist Neal Bodenheimer, proprietor of Cure (4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com), will mix cocktails. RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 29, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.