Taste of the Nation: Share Our Strength’s annual fundraiser to end childhood hunger in America returns to the National Building Museum on Monday. While tickets are no longer available online, passes for the all-star culinary event can be purchased at the door for $125 (general admission) or $165 (VIP).
Free cocktails: Yep, sounds good. Bar Pilar teams up with Brightest Young Things and Tanqueray gin for a Tonight We Tanqueray spring cocktail tasting on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7. Make sure to RSVP (and show up early) for access.
Oysters on the half (off) shell: The week just gets better for deals. P.J. Clarke’s debuts its patio on Tuesday from 5 to 8 with 50-cent oysters and $4 Port City brews. You’ll find the same deal throughout the summer on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 7, because come August, 3 is a perfectly acceptable time to start drinking.
Wine and seafood dinner: Oregon’s Big Table Farm winery comes to BlackSalt on Tuesday for a four-course dinner at 7. Dishes including wild Alaskan sablefish with house noodles and pho broth will be paired with 5 varietals, including new releases and sold-out vintages. Reservations are $90.
Barkers are back: Bring your four-legged friend to Jackson 20 on Thursday between 5 and 8 for the return of doggie happy hour. Humans can sip discount drinks and snack on deviled eggs, ham-and-corn fritters, barbecue sliders, and more. The event continues on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Dinner (party!): Richard Sandoval’s newest restaurant, Toro Toro, officially debuts on Saturday with a party featuring internationally known deejay Robbie Rivera. Fill up on pan-Latin steakhouse fare and then dance from 10 to 3 in the eatery’s subterranean lounge. Tickets are $30; dinner reservations can be booked separately.
Ewes and brews: Say hello to spring on Saturday at Art and Soul by feasting on Colorado lamb and beer. The event starts at 7 with snacks and drinks from Great Divide Brewing Company, followed by a three-course family-style meal starring oysters, lobster salad, various lamb preparations, and more. Tickets are $75.