Tailgating cocktail class, science of beer expo and more

Gary Crunkleton is teaching a cocktail class at Southern Season on Sept. 24.
Gary Crunkleton is teaching a cocktail class at Southern Season on Sept. 24. Courtesy of The Crunkleton

Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.

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Be sure to check out our list of upcoming church suppers across the Triangle until the end of the year:

Girls Night Out: Fusion Flavors of Asia

Join Whisk chefs for an unforgettable Asian fusion evening of inspired and updated variations of dishes from Indonesia, China and Japan. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 23. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Hands-on Indian Cuisine Cooking Class

Indian cuisine can be intimidating with a list of spices a mile long and all the different types of variations on dishes. Students will learn common Indian ingredients and the differences between all different types of curries. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

Creme de la Crepes Workshop

Learn to make fool-proof batter, flip like a professional and master a variety of folds as you load your creations with seasonal fillings. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 24. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Tailgating Cocktails Class

Gary Crunkleton, from the famed Chapel Hill watering hole that bears his name, will show how to take your next tailgating party to the next level. 6 p.m. Sept. 24. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Science of Beer

Enjoy tastings, special workshops, hands-on science and experts in the field all at your fingertips. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Tastings included in admission. North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. 919-220-5429,

Tea Pairing: A 3-Course Meal

This learn-at-lunch will feature a three-course lunch, each course paired with a tea, and students will discuss what makes a successful pairing. Tea will also be featured in the recipes. Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 25. $30. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Delicious Destinations: Shanghai

Time for a “meal of fortune” with Shanghai native Wendy Pannell as she teaches traditional Chinese techniques and recipes for preparing an amazing and authentic banquet. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 25. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering: Moon-Viewing Tea

Enjoy a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Guests meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse. 6:45-8:15 p.m. Sept. 25. $40; $30 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698,

Raleigh Gourmet Food Tours

The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $50-$65. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775,

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Tours

The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and beer and coffee tastings and demonstrations. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. Saturdays. $50-$65. Open Eye Cafe, 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410,

Raleigh Buzz’n Go Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting

Let the guides of Tobacco Road Tours introduce you to the Capital City, classic southern cuisine, and the local craft brewery scene while experiencing a little of the history of America’s 42nd largest city. 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. $59. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St. Raleigh.

BBQ, Blues & Brews

This fundraising event is Fuquay-Varina’s way of supporting the International Bluegrass Festival and see who makes the best barbecue in Fuquay-Varina. Competitions and great music will be offered on Broad Street. Guests are encouraged to visit all Varina breweries and bars. 3-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Free. Downtown Fuquay-Varina, 201 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0848,

Tour of Italy Cooking Class and Wine Pairing

Join the Southern Season Wine Department and Cooking School as they team up for this fun and casual evening of food and wine. Four wines (3-ounce pour of each) will each be paired with one plate of food. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $25. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Parlor

It’s time to roll, shape, top, and bake your own homemade pizza, garlic knots, and brownie dessert pizza. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

An Egg-U-Cation

This is the cooking class you never thought you needed but do. It will elevate your egg awareness and may for the first time allow you to cook and taste eggs as they are meant to be. 11 a.m. Sept. 26. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Harvest Festival

Chatham Hill’s annual Harvest Festival offers the chance to stomp grapes, sample wines that are still in the process of fermenting and many more fun activities. Enjoy food trucks and live music. Sept. 26. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.

Carolina RailHawks Homebrew Soktoberfest

This annual event starts with pre-game festivities including local brew samples and food. Then, the RailHawks take on the Ottawa FC. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26. WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary. 919-858-0464

Hands-on Oktoberfest German Cuisine Cooking Class

Celebrate Germany and all the delicious dishes it has to offer. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour

Go behind-the-scenes to meet bar owners, bartenders, and industry experts for a unique cocktail experience at four downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. 4-7 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3. $48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails). Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-227-3370,

NC Pride Sunday Brunch Buffet Tasting & Social

Enjoy freshly prepared food including sweet potato pancakes, cinnamon raisin French toast, eggs with kale and veggies, grits, coffee, tea and homemade ginger lemonade while listening to music and socializing. Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 27. $10. The L Room, 107 W. Geer St, Durham. 919-638-0050,

Amazing Pepper Festival

Enjoy food from more than 50 local chefs, brewers and distillers: pepper pulled pork, “shishito” apple butter, tobago kombucha and Anaheim ale. Enjoy live music as well as a children’s area featuring crafts, giant bubbles, workshops, a hands-on science show and even a pepper pinata. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 27. $25 advance, $35 day of event; free for children 12 and under. Briar Chapel, 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill. 919-951-0700,

Sweet Potatoes: Know your Roots

April McGreger, a sweet potato farmer’s daughter and author of “,”Sweet Potatoes: A Savor the South Cookbook,” will show you how to incorporate more of North Carolina’s delicious and nutritious state vegetable into your everyday cooking. 2 p.m. Sept. 27. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Entertaining Elements: One Pan Wonders

This class is a must for people who enjoy entertaining at home and spending time with their guests. You will learn to make flavorful meals that require only one pan for preparation (and minimal clean-up for you). 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Oktoberfest Cooking Class

Learn the art of pretzel-making and enjoy traditional Oktoberfest fare along with favorite local beer from Big Boss. This class will include hands-on pretzel making and a demonstration of apple strudel, as well as beer cheese soup. 6 -9 p.m. Sept. 29. $55. Catering Works, 2319 Laurelbrook Street, Raleigh. 919-828-5932,

The Spice of Life: Vegetarian Indian Feast

Understanding exotic spices and the appropriate layering of flavors leads to irresistible and authentic Indian cuisine. Join Sonali Birla, former owner of Saffron Restaurant, as she shares her strategies, secrets and passion for aromatic, vegetarian dishes. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Sept. 30. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,

Takeover Tuesday at the Berkeley

Takeover Tuesdays give local food truck chefs the opportunity to operate as a brick-and-mortar restaurant without all of the usual commitment. Each chef will have full access to the kitchen along with the freedom to create the food of their choosing. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $5-$25. Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-821-0777,

Lobster Fest

This annual Lobster Fest offers lobster rolls, live and cooked lobsters, lobster meals and chicken meals for non-lobster eaters. Eat-in or take-out options are available. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. $15-$24. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. 919-467-1477,

Chatham Street Food Truck Rally

There will be 15 local food trucks and a beer & wine garden. There will be plenty of seating and live music throughout the event. Noon-4:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. Downtown Cary, Academy St., Cary.

Hands-on Thai Cooking Class

Learn to make your own Thai from scratch. Good Thai food comes from using fresh ingredients. In this class you’ll start by making your own curry pastes, then create a Thai feast fit for a Bangkok queen. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 4. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

Wine and beer tastings

Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge

8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886,

Wine Down Wednesdays

Create your own customized wine flight, pick your favorite wine and then order a bottle at 1/2 price. 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881,

Fridays Uncorked

5-8 p.m. Fridays, $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

WineAway Fridays

Relax at Chatham Hill Winery with live music and games. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 28. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.

Cloer Family Vineyards

Noon-5 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760,

Wine Authorities

Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Drive, Durham.

Farmers Markets

Wake County

Apex Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,

Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina

3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina,

Holly Springs Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand

2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh,

Knightdale Farmers Market

2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale,

Midtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,

Plantation Point

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh,

Quail Corners Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726,

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza),

State Farmers Market

5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,

Wake Forest Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,

WakeMed Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons),

Waverly Place Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary,

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon,

Chatham County

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,

Fearrington Farmers Market

4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,

Pittsboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,

Siler City

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,

Durham County

Duke Medical Center Farmers Market

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings),

Durham Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham,

South Durham Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,

Franklin County

Franklin County Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg,

Johnston County

Clayton Farm and Community Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),

Lee County

Sanford Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,

Orange County

Carrboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro,

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill,

Eno River Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion).

Hillsborough Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),

Southern Village Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green),

Vance County

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson,