DRINKS: At the Third Eye Blind: Blind Tasting Class, let your taste buds do all the work as you learn about why different wines look and smell the way they do and what terminology like “legs” means. At Ripple; 7 to 9 PM. Tickets are $30, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 202-244-7995. FILM: Sponsored by Solas Nua, Irish Popcorn is series of free screenings of Irish films. Tonight’s offering is Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl, about a 10-year-old girl who’s a member of Ireland’s gypsy population. At the Renaissance Hotel in Dupont; 7 PM.
Another foreign film screening tonight is Shahada, a selection from the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. It deals with the clash between modernity and tradition when dealing with issues of sexual orientation. At American University’s Butler Boardroom; 6 PM. Free; RSVP to email@example.com.