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Eat This Calendar April 26-May 2

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Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future. And, no, I’m not going to apologize for quoting The Steve Miller Band to you, even though that’s a violation of trust. But, by way of recompense, I have collected a few upcoming food and drink events that might soothe your troubled soul, be you a joker, a smoker or a midnight toker. It’s Eat This Calendar!

Thursday

A Taste for Charity

Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, 1200 N. Walker Ave., hosts the inaugural Taste for Charity event, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The fundraiser features French wines and hors d’oeuvres to benefit Other Options, which operates a food pantry for more than 1,200 adults and children in Oklahoma City whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS. Tickets are $40 and are available here.

Joullian Vineyards Wine Dinner

Climb the tower to Vast (or, better yet, take the elevator) for the Joullian Vineyards Wine Dinner, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave.

The Oklahoma-owned Joullian Vineyards in Carmel Valley, California have produced fine wine for 35+ years and they’re bringing some of it home to OKC. Vast presents a 5-course meal with wine pairings for $110 per person. Tickets are available here.

Friday

Safari Soirée

Go wild at the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s second annual Safari Soirée, 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th St.

Dine and dance under the stars, sipping specialty cocktails and sampling bites from OKC’s best restaurants. The adventure includes a sea lion presentation, giraffe feedings, Stingray Bay, lorikeets and informational conservation stations. Safari Soirée raises funds for the OKC Zoo’s conservation initiatives locally and worldwide. Tickets start at $75 and are available here.

Saturday

Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

Pastry chefs will converge on the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., for Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Chefs will create cakes inspired by the words of artist Theodore Waddell and visitors can stroll the gallery to see their creations and the art it is based on. Tickets are $5 in addition to museum admission and include coffee, cake and a vote on which piece “Takes The Cake.”

Learn more here.

Sunday

Ding! Afternoon Cocktail Party

The boozy savants of A Clockwork Pour are staging a cocktail pop-up at DING Asian Fusion, 6400 NW 39th Expressway in Bethany, pouring Asian-inspired drinks from 4-7 p.m. Chris Barrett and Colby James Poulin will be taking over the bar while DING offers its full menu.

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Monday

Beer for Wine Drinkers

Lower those noses, wine snobs! Beer has just as much depth and history, which you’ll be exploring at Beer for Wine Drinkers, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at The Barrel Room, 2808 N. Kelley Ave. Suite 400, in Edmond. Tickets are $45 each at winebarrelokc.com.

Tuesday

Museum Cafe Whiskey Event

Would there be great art without whiskey? I mean, probably. But there wouldn’t be nearly as much of it. Celebrate the wide world of Scotch and whiskey at the Museum Cafe at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. The come-and-go event is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $49.84 and include food and 12 Scotch and whiskey flavors. It is, obviously, for ages 21 and older. Reservations are required. Call (405) 235-6262 to reserve your spot.

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Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.

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