March 14 = 3.14 = Pi Day. Get it? Photo: Pie via Facebook.

WEDNESDAY March 14
Drinking Lessons
Bourbon is the honored guest of the evening for two sessions of Night School, the class series put on by the Sorrento Hotel and its Hunt Club bar. The classes begin at 6 and 8, cost $59, and will work through the history of bourbon and bourbon-based cocktail preparation.

Pi Day at Pie
In celebration of the mathematical constant, from noon to 3:14, hand pies are $3.14 and mini pies are…3 for $3.14 at Pie in Fremont (and did you hear about its plans for a new location?).

An Evening with Aldo Vacca
To celebrate a visit from an Italian wine expert and friend from the Piedmont region, Tom Douglas’s Cuoco will be offering a special three-course meal paired with Piedmont wines as well as a luscious six-course meal in the private dining room. The special dinner will be limited to 20 guests and costs $125.

THURSDAY March 15
John Howie Class Series
Steak man John Howie hosting a four-part series of business discussions at the Pan Pacific Hotel over the next few months. Each class begins at noon and costs $30, including lunch. The first lesson: how to order wine at a business dinner.

Keeping Chickens in the City
The Seattle Free School is putting on a class at the U District Library on how to get started on a backyard chicken coop. The class begins at 4:30 and you can register online.

Historic Menus
Hanna Raskin and other Seattle food folk will be gathering at Roy Street Coffee and Tea to discuss the history of menus in the city. MOHAI is sponsoring the event and the Seattle Public Library will be breaking out a portion of its collection of historic menus. The event is free and begins at 7.

SATURDAY March 17
Ballard St. Patrick’s Day Festival
The Ballard Odd Fellows hall will be hosting a family-friendly St. Pat’s Day party, complete with live entertainment, lots of food, and a full bar. The event starts at 10 and chugs along till midnight. Entrance is $10 and the proceeds will benefit Sustainable Ballard and Ballard Food Bank.

Irish Festival
The Irish Heritage Club is putting on a two-day Irish fest at the Seattle Center. Admission is free, and the exhibition hall is sure to be filled with clovers and merriment. A highlight: there’s a kids “Smilingest Irish Eyes Contest.”

SUNDAY March 18
Tokara Open House
Phinney Ridge’s traditional Japanese confectionary Tokara is holding a sweets open house from 1 to 6. A reservation $10 will get you a special box of season-specific treats (with names like spring fog and berry girl) and a peek inside the candy-making shop.

BEYOND
April 27
Copperleaf Restaurant is putting on a celebrity chef dinner and auction to support FoodLifeline, a non-profit that is working to end hunger in Western Washington. Thierry Rautureau, Jonathan Sundstrom, and other well-known local chefs will each be preparing a piece of the five-course meal. Tickets are $175, and there will be both a live and silent auction.

May 16 and onward
FareStart is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a year of exciting events. First up, a dinner hosted by chef Thierry Rautureau. Later on, an anniversary bash in Fremont, an auction in October, and another guest chef night in November. Tickets and more information here.