MARCH 26 THE OYSTER ROAST
Historic Rosedale Plantation calls to bivalve buffs with this open-air event that has oysters roasting hot in Southern coastal tradition paired with tasty side dishes and all the fixins. Cornhole, croquet and beer, too. $12-$50. 2-5 pm. 3427 N. Tryon St., 704.335.0325
MARCH 30 CHEF ALYSSA’S KITCHEN HEALTHY SPRING DINNERS
Learn how to prepare spring ingredients during this cooking class in Atherton Market building. 6:30-9 pm. 2104 South Blvd., 704.817.7568
APRIL 1922 CHARLOTTE WINE & FOOD WEEKEND
Chefs and wine makers the world over celebrate their passion with dinners, a grand tasting and more. www.charlottewineandfood.org
APRIL 22 MOO & BREW CRAFT BEER AND BURGER FESTIVAL
Festival goers sample offerings from local restaurants and breweries vying for the title of “best burger.” Live music sets the tone; this year headlined by Grammy award winners Blues Traveler. $30-$40. 2-6 pm; VIP entrance at 12:30 pm. AvidExchange Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd.