Japanese Lunch Boxes: Ni Japanese Deli

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Friday (March 15)

Dinner Performance at the Whitney
Friday March 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Artist Andrew Lampert has whimsically paired artists from the Whitney's collection with various ingredients. Chef Chris Bradley has made a menu around these pairings and they will be part of a dinner called SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED. Poetry and music will accompany the meal as guests are invited to come up with their own associations between artists and ingredients. Free with price of admission. 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY; 212-570-3600; event website

Sunday (March 17)

Grand Street Pub Crawl
Sunday, March 17th, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the second annual Grand Street Pub Crawl in Brooklyn. You'll hit ten pubs along the way, with different deals offered at each stop. And don't worry, there's Shepard's pie involved to help soak up the booze. Stop by any of the participating bars for deals. website

Tuesday (March 19)

Venture Outside the AOC
Tuesday March 19th, 7:30 p.m.
In order to make wine outside the restriction of local wine laws, French winemakers have been declassifying their wines. The resulting products are new and exciting, and are no less inferior to AOC wines. Taste a few of these "vin de table" and "vin de pays" wines at db Bistro Moderne on Tuesday and see for yourself. $135. 55 West 44th Street, New York, NY; 212-391-2400; event website

Tuesday (March 19) through Thursday (March 21)

Japanese Pop-Up, Bento Boxes, and Geisha Makeup
Tuesday March 19th - Thursday March 21st
As part of Japan Week, a three-day festival celebrating Japanese food and culture is taking place in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall March 19th-21st. The event is open to the public and will also celebrate Grand Central's sister-station relationship with Tokyo Station, the first of its kind in Grand Central's 100-year history. 87 East 42nd Street, New York, NY; website

Wednesday (March 20)

Rock n' Roll Tasting and Benefit Concert
Wednesday March 20th, 6:00 p.m.
Chris Santos, chef/owner of Beauty & Essex and The Stanton Social, is hosting a benefit at Tammany Hall to support the reopening of South Sound, a venue and studio in Brooklyn that was destroyed by Sandy. There will be food (Aaron Sanchez, Josh Capon, and Roble Ali), drinks (Amanda Freitag), and a benefit concert with special guest. $125 for Rock n' Roll Tasting, $20 for the benefit concert (the night of the show). 152 Orchard Street, New York, NY; 212-228-7556; website

Dishcrawl Debuts in Hoboken
Wednesday March 20th, 7 p.m.
Dishcrawl is taking its adventurous food tour to Hoboken. Guests will eat at four different eateries, but further details are kept secret until the event nears. Sign up and join fellow food enthusiasts on this fun food crawl. $45. Ticket holders will be notified of meeting locations 48 hours before the event. website

Sausage Slam with Beers by the Bronx Brewery
Wednesday March 20th, 7 p.m.
What better way to celebrate March Madness than with sausage and beer? DBGB is hosting a night of homemade sausages and beer by the Bronx Brewery. The family-style dinner includes salad, an array of links, dessert, and plenty of beer. $95. 299 Bowery, New York, NY; 212-933-5300; event website

Friday (March 22)

Discover New Wines
Friday March 22nd, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Unique, indigenous grape varietals are growing all over the world. Taste your way through some of these sommelier sweethearts at Corkbuzz and discover which grapes and regions are all the rave. $50. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; website

Marc Vetri Cooks at Eataly's La Scuola
Friday March 22nd, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri is cooking dinner in New York for one night only at La Scuola in Eataly. Watch, learn, and eat as he prepares a four-course meal (wine pairing included), at the venue's open kitchen. $125. 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-539-0204 ext.304. event website

Saturday (March 23)

Senegalese Cooking Class
Saturday March 23rd, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Join chef instructor Nafissa Camara at the new KitchenNYC space for a lesson in Senegalese food. Class is BYOB, and will be flecked with notes and stories about Camara growing up in Senegal and France. $65. 306 West 51st Street, Suite B1, New York, NY; event website

Ongoing

NY Drinks NY
Through March
Celebrate New York wines through the rest of March with NY Drinks NY. The event features over over 40 New York wineries and includes multiple free tastings at various locations throughout the city. event website

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