Tuscan Wine Dinner

6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22; Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Ave.; $195

Chef Peter O’Brien is at it again, with a specially devised menu paired with Tuscan wine. The five-course dinner includes Perle de Blanc escargot with portabella mushroom, toasted walnut and gorgonzola; porchetta with fennel sausage, chard and herb tomato gravy; and almond and chocolate cannoli with fig and plum sauce.

More info: Call 505-988-3236

Out of town

2019 Mountain West Brew Fest

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; Loretto Park, Bernalillo; $20 general admission, $5 for those 13-20, free for children 12 and under

This year’s Brew Fest is open to all ages (though anyone under 21 must be with a parent or guardian at all times). There will be breweries on hand serving up tastes and brews to take home, along with vendors and live music.

Harvest Wine Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2; Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque; one-day tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of, $10 for designated drivers and ages 16-20, free for those 15 and younger

Some 20 wineries will be on hand along with artisans, chefs and dueling pianos. Tickets include wine sampling and $5 off any bottle of wine.

More info: Visit NMWine.com

New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; Three Sisters Kitchen, 109 Gold Ave. SW, Albuquerque; $5, $3 for students and children

Celebrate all things prickly pear with food, art and music. Vendors will sell prickly pear products, there will be cooking demonstrations, a prickly pear cocktail competition, live music, art and more.

Coming up

Cheers to Three Years!

11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1; Rowley Farmhouse Ales, 1405 Maclovia St.

Celebrate Rowley Farmhouse Ales’ third birthday with live music on the patio from noon to 5 p.m. with no cover charge, along with extra-special beers on tap and archive bottles and commemorative crystal glasses available for purchase.

Bites: A Miniature Matisse opens

French bakery and restaurant Madame Matisse opened in April, but it’s already expanded with a just-opened grab-and-go outpost at 105 E. Marcy St., according to the eatery’s Facebook page. You can also still find them at the original location, 1291 San Felipe Ave., serving fresh-baked classic pastries and breakfast and lunch options.

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