Culinary calendar


Wine, Ride & Dine - Enjoy regional wines from Arbor Crest, Barrister or Townshend. Then take a trip on the SkyRide across the Spokane River Falls. Finish the night with a four-course meal at Clinkerdagger or Anthony’s. Today and Thursday, at 4:30, 5, 5:15, 5:30 and 6 p.m. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $48/person, $40/person only for 4:30 p.m. dinner. (509) 625-6200.

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.spokanepublicmarket.org. 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

Symphony Wine - Featuring new Symphony Red and Fox White wines from Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Enjoy fare from Beacon Hill Catering and special guests Charles Palmer, whose artwork is featured on the new wine labels, and local singing sensation, Abbey Crawford. All proceeds from the Symphony and Fox wine sales will benefit the Spokane Symphony. Age 21 and older. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $55/person, $100/couple. (509) 464-7077.

Community Barbecue at Whitman Health and Rehab - Join in celebrating National Nursing Home Week. Barbecue theme will be Western Day. Come dressed in Western wear. RSVP required. For more information, visit www.whitmanhealthandrehab.com. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Whitman Health and Rehab, 1150 W. Fairview St., Colfax. Free. (509) 397-4603.

Night of Stars - A dinner and auction banquet hosted by Wishing Star Foundation’s Spokane Chapter. Walk the red carpet, get your picture taken by paparazzi, enjoy dinner and bid on live and silent auction items. Purchase tickets at www.wishingstar.org. Friday, 5:30 p.m., Center Pointe, 1408 N. Washington St. $50/person, $350/table of eight. (509) 675-0643.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. FridayMay 18, Wines of Argentina with Jeff Mausbach of Catena Winery in Argentina, taste eight wines 7 p.m.; includes cheese and LaBrea bread. Reservations are requested. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax. (509) 343-2253.

Pancake Breakfast - Sponsored by Spokane Central Lions Club. Saturday, 7:30-10:30 a.m., South Side Senior Center, 2934 E. 27th Ave. Donations accepted. (509) 328-6900.

“Weeds are Healthy and Edible” Community Lecture and Nature Walk - Sergei Boutenko will discuss how to improve your health and diversify your diet with wild edibles. Also enjoy a walk around Cherry Hill to identify wild edibles. Reservations suggested. Saturday, 11 a.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. (208) 676-9730.

Restore the Redbands Fundraiser - Afternoon of wine, art and raffles. Paint alongside a professional artist and the piece chosen in Spokane Starry Night. All materials included in fee and participants will take their painting home. All proceeds donated to Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited to improve signage along the Spokane River in an effort to prevent illegal fish poaching. Age 21 and older only. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 N. Fruithill Road, Spokane Valley. $45/participant, $10/spectator; tasting fee included. (360) 823-3935.

Ninkasi Brewing Tasting - Celebrate Ninkasi - the Sumerian Goddess of brewing and beer - with Peter Remington of Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene Ore. Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Huckleberry’s Natural Market, 926 S. Monroe St. $5/flight of 5 beers, includes souvenir glass. (509) 624-1349.

Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma - Sunday, “A Tasting Table Memorial Day Menu;” May 27, “Vitamix!” Visit www.williams-sonoma.com for more information. Williams-Sonoma, River Park Square, 808 W. Main St. (509) 455-3438.

Pancake Breakfast - The menu includes: pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and beverages. The fundraiser benefits Edgecliff SCOPE and Inland Northwest Honor Flight. Sunday, 8-11 a.m., VFW Post 1435, 212 S. David. $6 adults, $4 ages 6-10; children ages 5 and younger free. (509) 477-6345.

Laughing Dog Brewer’s Dinner - Menu includes: Sliders, Duck Confit, Black Berry Compote, Brioche, Watercress with Huckleberry Cream Ale; Belgian Endive salad, Radicchio, Caramelized Fennel Puree, Blood Orange Vinaigrette with Devil Dog Cellar Reserve Imperial IPA; Veal Cheeks, White Truffle Potato Croquette, Local Asparagus, Frizzled Leeks, CSB Demi Glace; Barley Wine Ice Cream, Chocolate Tuile, Local Berries with Anubis Coffee Porter. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Manito Tap House, 3011 S. Grand Blvd. $65/tax, gratuity included. (509) 279-2671.


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