Upcoming dining, beer and cocktail events
Food and beverage events
Negroni Week: Participating restaurants will make a donation to a local charity for every Negroni cocktail sold. A Negroni features Campari, gin and vermouth. Several craft cocktail establishments will participate, including Detroit’s Roast, Whiskey Parlor, Standby, the Keep, Wright & Co. and more. Through Sunday. negroniweek.com.
La Marcha 43 event at the Annex Detroit: Spanish liqueur Licor 43 — the main ingredient in the popular “mini beer” shot — is hosting a bar event to mimic Spanish nightlife with drinks, food and music. 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. No charge, but registration required. 22 W. Adams, Detroit. Guests must register at LaMarcha43.com.
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. Thurs. through Aug. 25. $45. 300 River Place, Detroit. (313) 567-4400.
Brewery History Bike and Brew Tour: A 10-mile tour through downtown Detroit to learn about the city’s brewery history. 10 a.m. Sat., July 9, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 11. $35, $10 for bike rental. Tours depart from 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: Nearly 60 participating businesses will offer fixed-price meals. Sunday-June 17. $15 lunch, $28 dinner. annarborrestaurantweek.com.
Patio Wine Series at Rugby Grille: Wine tastings led by sommelier Nidal Daher. 6-8 p.m. Weds. in June. $40. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.
Wine Seminar: Blind Tasting Methods at Wright & Co.: Learn about wine color, age, grape type and country of origin in this two-hour, interactive class. Noon-2 p.m. June 18. $95. 1500 Woodward, Floor 2, Detroit. (313) 962-7711.
Motor City Brew Tours Cruise & Brew on Detroit Princess: Take a riverboat down the Detroit River while sampling more than 25 Michigan craft beers and ciders, plus appetizers. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 19. $55. 1 Civic Center, Detroit. motorcitybrewtours.com.
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. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 642-5999.
Underground with the Cov Pop-Up Dinner in Detroit: The location is a secret, which is part of the fun of this strolling pop-up dinner with Salt & Saffron chef Matt Tulpa. Proceeds benefit Covenant House Michigan. 5:45-8:30 p.m. June 23. $35. (313) 463-2343.
The Big Night at the Stand Gastro Bistro: Inspired by the 1996 film, this dining event features Italian food by the Stand executive chef Paul Grosz along with carefully selected wine pairings. 6 p.m. June 25. 34977 Woodward, Birmingham. $90. thestandbistro.com.
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 in 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.