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. Through Sunday. $35 and up. 7525 N. Wayne, Westland. (734) 525-1667.

Hockeytown BrewHaHa and Frozen Fowling Fest at Joe Louis Arena: Craft beer, seasonal small plates and fowling. 6-10 p.m. Fri. $47.50. 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit. (800) 745-3000 or

Lady of the Market at Brooklyn Outdoor Loft: Detroit chef Kate Williams will preview her upcoming Corktown restaurant Lady of the House with monthly pop-up dinners. The February dinner is five courses and includes rabbit with polenta dumpling and a potato beignet. Vegetarian options are available. 6-8:30 p.m. Sat. $80. 2501 Russell, Suite 400, Detroit.

Candles and Bourbon at Belle Isle Boat House: A fundraiser for Save Historic Detroit Homes organization, this event has a 1940s theme with live music, desserts and bourbon. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $65 in advance, $75 day of. East Picnic Way, Belle Isle, Detroit.

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. Sat. $50, $70 VIP, $15 designated driver. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 202-4662 or

Girl Scout Cookie beer pairing at Terry’s Terrace: Tickets include four 5-ounce beer samples and eight Girl Scout cookies. Sunday-Feb. 27. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township.

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. Mon. 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.

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. Sold out. A transportation package is available through 4500 West River, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids.

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.

Grand Opening at Capriotti’s: The first 100 people in line for the grand opening of this pulled turkey sub shop get one free sub each week for a year. 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27. 319 E. Big Beaver, Troy.

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

Sarap Detroit dinner to benefit Melo Farms at Brooklyn Street Local: The theme of this Filipino-inspired pop-up has a kamayan menu, meaning no utensils or plates are used. 6 and 9 p.m. Feb. 28. $40. 1266 Michigan, Detroit.

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.

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.

Melody Baetens

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