Saturday (May 18)
Brewing Basics Lab at Counter Culture Coffee
Saturday May 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The first of an upcoming series, this class will teach you how to master the coffee brewing process at home for that perfect morning cup of joe. Along with teaching about grind size, brewing recipe, and brewing time, the instructors will walk participants through a taste test to sample the results of different brewing methods. $75. 37 W. 26th Street, Suite 400, New York, NY; event website
Sunday (May 19)
Jackson Heights Momo Crawl
Sunday May 19th, 1:30 p.m.
The diverse Himalayan community is flourishing in Jackson Heights, with 19 restaurants and shops in the area serving traditional dishes like momos (Himalayan dumplings). This crawl intends to taste them all. Come with two bills of any dollar amount. Jackson Heights Plaza, 7301 37th Road, Jackson Heights, Queens
Habesha Nights Ethiopian Dinner Party
Sunday May 19th, 8:30 p.m.
unna Cafe offers a three-course Ethiopian meal at their secret location with traditional coffee service, communal dining, and a sample of Tej—Ethiopian honey wine—with a relaxed, BYOB atmosphere. The exact location will be revealed when tickets are purchased. $50 per person. Near the Morgan L stop in Bushwick, Brooklyn; details and tickets
Monday (May 20)
McLaren Vale Wine Class at Terroir Park Slope
Monday May 20th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Terroir Park Slope is focusing on the McLaren Vale in Australia for the sixth installment of their Monday night wine classes. They'll show you how this region produces balanced yet robust wines by walking you through six tastings in 60 minutes. Classes hold up to 12 and cost $27. 284 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; 718-832-9463; event website
Whole Lamb Dinner at Boulud Sud
Monday May 20th, 7 p.m.
Boulud Sud executive chef Aaron Chambers has created a family-style menu inspired by the Mediterranean. Whole roasted lamb will be accompanied by grilled seasonal vegetables with wines from Greece and Crete being poured by resident sommelier Michael Madrigale. $90 (includes tax and tip). 20 West 64th Street, New York, NY; 212-595-1313; event website
Thursday (May 23)
Elastic City Benefit
Thursday May 23rd, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Elastic City, a non-profit arts organization, is bringing in experts for a night of fascinating events. As the events unfold, Death & Company, Brooklyn's Clover Club, and
JakeWalk will create a signature Elastic City cocktail while you enjoy music by Maria Chavez and watch live drawing by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. $40 for admission to the event with open bar; $150 for admission to the event with open bar, gift bag, a gift certificate for 2 spots on any Elastic City walk, and an 8x10 photo of your liking from the archives. 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY; purchase tickets; Elastic City blog with event details
Blind Tasting Walk-Around Party at Corkbuzz
Thursday May 23rd, 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts as you sip and try to figure out 12 mystery wines. No experience is required, only a desire for great wine and nice company. Tasting sheets will be provided to help you out as well as snacks to pair with all the wines. $45. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; corkbuzz.com
Friday (May 31)
Katz's Shabbat Dinner
Friday May 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Danny Bowien and Joey Campanaro transform Katz's favorites for its 125th anniversary. Come enjoy the reinvented dishes, classic favorites in their original form, and desserts by pastry chef Sarabeth Levine to celebrate. Call or email for tickets. 205 East Houston Street, New York, NY; 212-766-9200 x257; menu