Lots of brew and lots of prizes at Beer for a Cause

THURSDAY, April 18

Beer for a Cause
World Sports Grille on Westlake Avenue is hosting this year’s event, which raises money for Full Life. Drink beer, buy a raffle ticket (or five), and hope you win that $300 certificate to Canlis, a week-long stay on Lake Chelan, and more. And don’t miss the golden special, awarding you with a mug and other exclusive prizes, like two round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets.

Understanding Genever
Portland barman Jacob Grier will be joining Swig Well to share his great knowledge of genever, a “misunderstood spirit.” Learn and drink for free by snatching one of the 15 spots by emailing [email protected].

FRIDAY, April 19

Arcade Lights
Pike Place Market’s historic North Arcade will fill up with artisan food and craft beers and wine at this annual party benefitting the Market Foundation. For $35 (or $28 in advance) receive 10 tokens for grub and beverages, as well as a keepsake glass. Visit the website for a complete list of participating vendors.

The Wandering Table
Idaho chef Adam Hegsted cooks at the Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort, but occasionally passes through for a popup dinner. He will be at the VUDE Friday night serving up oysters, artichokes, and anchovies.

SATURDAY, April 20

Crunchy Crawl 6 (South)
Bringing your own growler is strongly recommended for this beer crawl, as well as taking public transportation to the starting point in the SoDo neighborhood. For $85, visit some of the breweries proliferating on the south side of town; lunch, snacks, and some beer are provided on the bus. Check the Facebook page for updates.

Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope
Hosted by Cedarbrook Lodge and benefitting Food Lifeline, this celebrity chef dinner and auction brings awareness to the need to end hunger in our community. For $195, enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Ethan Stowell and others, and participate in raffles and a live auction.

Sake and Sashimi Cooking Class
From 2 to 4, Trace’s sushi maestro Hayeong and executive chef Ryan Loo teach the art of sashimi with cutting techniques, plating presentation, and rice basics. Tickets are $50 and include a “surprise swag bag.”

Wingman Brewers Anniversary
It's a bit of a drive, but Wingman is celebrating its second anniversary with a party at the taproom from noon until midnight. Look for pours that include the Ace IPA, Miss-B-Haven tripel, cherry sour stout, and others; Tacoma’s own Red Hot will also be on site serving up its signature hot dogs.

Leavenworth Ale Festival
Up for an even longer drive? From 2 to 10, Leavenworth invites 20 micro breweries, popular Northwest bands, and provides delicious food to benefit the area. Tickets are $20 for a 5-ounce tasting glass and three tokens each worth $1. You must be at least 21 to enter the Festhalle.

SUNDAY, April 21

Roasted Duck Feast at Tavolàta
Duck is on the menu for Tavolàta’s Sunday feast this month: foie gras, duck tenderloin, duck confit, and whole roasted duck for a three-course meal and strawberry crostata for dessert. Dinner starts at 6 for $60 per person. Make a required reservation by calling 206-838-8008 to reserve a spot.

Passport to Woodinville
For the 11th year, Woodinville is hosting a weekend with over 35 participating wineries pouring new releases and other select wines. Get a $75 two-day pass or a $65 Sunday-only ticket to receive a glass and passport allowing one-time entry to each winery.

MONDAY, April 22

Earth Day
Local establishments like Copperleaf, Urbane, Anchovies and Olives, and the Latona Pub are getting in the spirit with sustainably sourced dinners, specials, and beer carted by hand from local breweries.


An Evening with Michael Pollan
Best-selling author Michael Pollan is coming to Benaroya Hall on May 13 to discuss his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Tickets are on sale now and range from $24 to $125.