Pop-up dinners, beer festivals and the like coming up in Metro Detroit
Food and beverage events
North American Belgian Beer Festival at Ashley’s Westland: This is the largest beer festival in the United States exclusively featuring Belgian beers. Thurs.-Feb. 21. $35 and up. 7525 N. Wayne, Westland. (734) 525-1667.
Tour de France at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: An introduction to the wines of France. 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $35. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511.
Les Deux Dachshunds dinner at Yemans Street: A five-course, French-inspired dinner from Les Deux Dachshunds pop-up supper club. 7 p.m. Sat. $75. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.
Vegan Feast at Bottle Tasting Room: Amber Poupore, Royal Oak’s Cacao Tree owner, presents a vegan dinner with wine pairings. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mon. $40. 29932 Woodward, Royal Oak. (248) 850-7175.
Hockeytown BrewHaHa and Frozen Fowling Fest at Joe Louis Arena: Craft beer, seasonal small plates and fowling. 6-10 p.m. Feb. 19. $47.50. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (800) 745-3000 or DetroitRedWings.com/BrewHaHa.
Whiskey Business at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Whiskey tasting event with more than 100 products from around the world, plus food and entertainment. 7:30-11 p.m. Feb. 20. $45, $65 VIP, $15 designated driver. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 202-4662 or whiskeybusinessmi.com.
Polar Bear Day at Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.: New and established members of this Ann Arbor brew pub are invited to raise a pint on the patio, regardless of the weather. Pints are $1, select food is half price. 4-7 p.m. Feb. 22. Mug club, one-time fee of $100. 120 W. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 741-7325.
Mac N’ Brews and Comfort Food at Royal Oak Farmers Market: You can’t go wrong with pasta drenched in cheese. Warm, gooey comfort food from more than 20 restaurants (both savory and sweet) will be available for sampling, plus dozens of craft beers. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. $40-$65. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. macnbrews.com.
Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ball Park: More than 100 Michigan breweries will be at this annual celebration of the state’s craft beer industry. A sell-out is expected. 3-7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 1-6 p.m. Feb. 27. $45-$50. A transportation package is available through motorcitybrewtours.com. 4500 West River Dr. NE, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids. mibeer.com.
Royal Oak Restaurant Week: More than 25 businesses in downtown Royal Oak will offer three-course lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35. Participating restaurants include Bastone, Cafe Muse, Lockhart’s BBQ, Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, Bistro 82, Strada and more. Feb. 26-March 6. dineroyaloak.org.
Chene Street Grocers fundraiser at Antietam: To raise funds for a new “hyper-local” produce and bulk good store in Eastern Market, a three-course meal with craft cocktail is being held at Antietam. Seatings at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $60. 1428 Gratiot, Detroit. Reserve at chenestreetgrocers.com.
Four Seasons of Essential Cooking at Mabel Gray: A meal by chef James Rigato, with a musical play list curated by WDET’s Ann Delisi. Proceeds benefit WDET. 6 p.m. Feb. 28. $100. 23825 John R, Hazel Park. wdet.org/events
Chefs Doug Hewitt, James Rigato and Andy Hollyday at Mabel Gray: Three chefs, who are all friends, each cook a dish and choose a beer to pair with it. Walk-in seating only. 7 p.m. Feb. 29. $33 food only, cash bar. 23825 John R, Hazel Park. (248) 398-4300.
Blackness in America with Lagos: Chef Tunde Wey hosts a family-style Nigerian meal of whole grilled red snapper with sides and dessert. 6 p.m April 6. Price to be announced. 4470 Second, Detroit. fromlagos.com.