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Food and beverage events

Flint Restaurant Week: Nearly 20 establishments will participate in the Flint Restaurant Week that runs through Sunday. The five-day event aims to promote the city, marred by the water crisis, in a positive way. Local restaurants in the downtown Flint area — bars, cafes, delis and even the Farmers Market — will offer special menus and pricing, live entertainment and other activities. Sponsored by the Michigan Restaurant Association, Flint Restaurant Week participants include Soggy Bottom Bar, Blackstone’s, the Lunch Studio, the Torch Bar & Grill and many more. Visit flintrestaurantweek.com.

Lady of the Market at Brooklyn Outdoor Loft: Chef Kate Williams cooks a five-course meal in a thoughtfully decorated, intimate setting. 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $80. 2501 Russell, Suite 400, Detroit. ladyofthehousedetroit.com.

World Expo of Beer at Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park: Taste from more than 300 beers from around the world. Proceeds benefit the Frankenmuth Jaycees. 5-10 p.m. Fri. and 3-10 p.m. Sat. $10 admission includes sampling mug; sample tickets are extra. 601 Weiss, Frankenmuth. worldexpoofbeer.com.

Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market: Angel’s Envy, Dalmore, Elijah Craig, Four Roses and Balvenie are just some of the brands represented at this tasting event. Proceeds benefit the Luella M. Harden Foundation, which raises money for college scholarships and the Leukemia Society. 6:30 p.m. Fri. $80-$100. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. eventbrite.com.

Chef Eric Sanderson at Yemans Street: A former chef for Steve and Rocky’s, Coach Insignia, Assaggi Bistro and the Root, chef Eric Sanderson will present a five-course meal at Yemans Street permanent pop-up kitchen. 7 p.m. Fri. $60. 2995 Yemans, Hamtramck. yemansstreet.com.

Whiskies of Colorado at Rugby Grille: Sample and talk about whiskey distilled in Colorado, plus light hors d’oeuvres. 5-6:30 p.m. May 26. $35. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Chef Jared Bobkin at Rattlesnake Club: A contestant on this season’s “Hell’s Kitchen” reality cooking show, chef Jared Bobkin will pop in to the Rattlesnake to cook a seafood feast. 7 p.m. May 26. $80. 300 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Patio Wine Series at Rugby Grille: Wine tastings led by sommelier Nidal Daher. 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday in June. $40. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Garden Terrace Wine Tastings at Rattlesnake Club: Wines chosen by sommelier Maria Papp paired with food from executive chef Chris Franz and chef de cuisine Jeff Lanctot. 6 p.m. Thursdays June 9-Aug. 25. $45. 300 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.

Eat (Red) Drink (Red) at Selden Standard: A family-style dinner featuring four courses from chef Andy Hollyday. Profits are donated to (Red), an organization that fights AIDS. 6-9 p.m. June 5. $200. 3921 Second, Detroit. universe.com/events/eat-red-drink-red-selden

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Whiskies of Tennessee at Rugby Grille: Sample and talk about whiskey distilled in Tennessee, plus light hors d’oeuvres. 5-6:30 p.m. June 23. $35. $35. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.

Michigan Summer Beer Festival at Riverside Park: An annual favorite, this Michigan Brewers Guild event usually sells out. 5-9 p.m. July 22 and 1-6 p.m. July 23. $40-$45. W. Cross at N. Huron, Ypsilanti. mibeer.com.

Wine and Food Festival at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre: Sample products from more than 150 wineries from Michigan and beyond, plus craft beer, food and live music. 1-9 p.m. Aug. 27 and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 28. $25, $10 designated driver. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

Melody Baetens

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