Spring pop-ups and more dining, drinking events

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Month of Prime Rib at Weber’s:

To celebrate 80 years of business, Weber’s is offering multicourse, pre-fixed prime rib dinners. A 10-ounce prime rib is served at lunch with baked potato, soup or salad and dessert for $20. During dinner, a variety of cuts are available with sides for $26-$35. Promotion runs through March 31. 3050 Jackson, Ann Arbor. webersannarbor.com.

Downtown Street Eats at Campus Martius:

Food trucks return to Campus Martius weekdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 13. 800 Woodward, Detroit. campusmartiuspark.org.

NomNom Pop-up at Detroit City Distillery:

Sample steamed, deep-fried and pan-fried dumplings with sides like ginger-sesame slaw and roasted chickpeas. 5-10 p.m. Sun. A la carte pricing $5-$3 per item. 2462 Riopelle, Detroit. (313) 338-3760.

Wine Social at Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar:

The restaurant’s former wine director, Chaad Thomas, who owns US Wine Imports, will talk wine with Paesano’s current wine director, Andrew Marsteller. The event includes a tasting of 6-8 Italian wines and light appetizers from Chef Dave. 6-7:30 p.m. March 29. $35. 3411 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor. (734) 971-0484.

Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market:

A benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation, (which raises money for college scholarships and contributions to the Leukemia Society), this whiskey-lovers event includes tastings, industry experts and strolling appetizers. 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 31. $80-$100. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. facebook.com/luellamhardenfoundation.

United We Brunch at Garden Theatre:

Sample brunch-appropriate food from local businesses like Beans & Cornbread, Le Petit Zinc, Rock City Eatery, Mudgie’s, Soul Cafe, Three Blind Mice Irish Pub and the Whitney. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1. $40, or $50 with parking. Tickets include five drink tickets and commemorative glass. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. mtbrunch.com.

Bacon & Brews Bash at Royal Oak Farmers Market:

Chow down on bacon everything, plus beer, wine and cocktails. 7:30 p.m. April 8. $45, $65 for VIP. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. BaconBash.com.

Brewery Bus Tour:

Travel from Royal Oak or the Novi/Wixom area to Witch’s Hat Brewing in South Lyon, Draught House Brewery in Lyon Township and River’s Edge Brewing in Milford. Tickets include transportation, lunch and beer samples at each stop. April 8. $55. 11 a.m. pick up at Sixth and Lafayette, Royal Oak. 11:30 a.m. pick up at Novi/Wixom Park and Ride at Beck Road Exit on I-96. motorcitybrewtours.com.

Savor Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center:

This five-night dinner series features two well-known chefs night, cooking a multicourse meal with wine pairings. Artist Désirée Kelly will be available via a silent auction benefiting Eastern Market. 6-10 p.m. April 24-28. $125 per person. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. SavorDetroit.com.

■April 24: Thomas Lents of Foundation Hotel and Myles Anton of Trattoria Stella (Traverse City)

■April 25: Mike Romine of Mulefoot Gastropub and Brandon Wolschleger of Table 5

■April 26: Chris Cason of Chapman House and Matt Baldridge of Conserva

■April 27: Sarah Welch of Republic and Nikita Sanches of Rock City Eatery

■April 28: John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost and Reva Constantine of Great Lakes Culinary Center

Pappy vs. Weller at Sugar House:

An educational blind tasting featuring Pappy Van Winkle and Weller Whiskies. Tasting includes Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Wheated Sazerac and Weller 12 Year 90 Wheated Sazerac. Noon-2 p.m. May 20. $95. 2130 Michigan, Detroit. eventbrite.com.

North American Belgian Beer Festival at Ashley’s Westland:

The largest beer festival in America that showcases exclusively Belgian beers. 7-11 p.m. July 14, and 2-6 p.m. July 15. $40, $70 both days. 7525 N. Wayne, Westland. NABBF.com.

Melody Baetens