Intellectual discussion and imbibing: a classic combination.

MONDAY, April 16
Third Mondays Spirit Tasting
The crew at Library Bistro and Bookstore Bar is welcoming spirits specialist John Ueding for a session dedicated to whiskey; executive chef Dave Hatfield is whipping up the food pairings. Drink, learn, and eat for $30.

THURSDAY, April 19
Food for Thought: Celebrate Seattle Cookbooks with Local Chefs
In John Howie ’s latest Food for Thought luncheon, delve into a three-course meal while learning a thing or two about the people preparing it. This lesson showcases the culinary knowhow of Tamara Murphy and Scott Heimendinger as they riff on recipes from their cookbooks. Lunch is from noon to 1 at the Pan Pacific Hotel; $30.

FRIDAY, April 20
Pike Street Fish Fry
It’s that time again: Every third Friday of the month Pike Street Fish Fry doles out free fries and $2 New Belgium beer from 5–7.

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WEDNESDAY, April 25
Local Distillers Dinner
Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough helm a five-course meal, each plate paired with a cocktail featuring Northwest spirits, crafted by tenders from Spur, Tavern Law, and the Coterie Room. Service commences at 7; $85.

THURSDAY, May 3
Paws and Pours
This fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation features pours from eight local wineries, light appetizers by Bacchus and Arianna, and live music by guitarist and composer, Angelo Pizarro. $35 per person or $60 per couple. Starts at 6 and runs until 8 at Wine World Warehouse.

SUNDAY, May 6
Mushroom Maynia!
For those into mycology, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is hosting an event they’re calling “Mushroom Maynia!” From 10–4, attend anthropological talks, taste various mushroom soups, bring mushrooms for identification, and learn about the do’s and don’t of foraging. Mushroom Maynia! is included in the price of a day pass and is free for Burke members.

WEDNESDAY, May 9
Think and Drink
Imbibe and intellectualize at Humanities Washington’s Think and Drink series hosted by Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery and Taphouse. Scholars Jennifer Stuller and Amy Peloff and moderator Marcie Sillman will lead an open discussion about the media’s portrayal of women—from Wonder Woman and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Lady Gaga and the Kardashians. The chat kicks off at 7.

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