California Wine Fair: An Art's Club Theatre Company fundraiser with an opportunity to sample a wide selection of more then 350 premium wines from 110 of California's top producers Wednesday, April 18, 7-9: 30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Rooms A and B, 999 Canada Place Way. There will also be a silent auction. Admission: $75. A "Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner" will complement the tasting on Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. at Q4 Ristorante, 2611 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. There will be a four-course Italian menu paired with wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery offered for $185. Tickets: Arts Club Theatre Company Box Office, 604-687-1644 or www. artsclub.com. Info: 18005582675 or www.calwine.ca.
Edible Canada Market Dinner Series: Multi course seasonally inspired dinners prepared right in front of your eyes paired with select B.C. and Canadian wine, beer and spirits. Chef Thomas Haas will be featured Wednesday, April 18. Cost: $85. A whiskey dinner with chef Eric Pateman will be featured Thursday, April 26. Cost: $125. Dinners will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Edible Canada at the Market, 1551 Johnston St. on Granville Island, Vancouver. Info: www.ediblecanada.com. Reservations: 604-558-0040.
Two Chefs and a Winemaker Dinner: Join Mark Simpson for a wine drinker's dinner as Two Chefs and a Table's series returns with a five-course dinner featuring the Artisan Collection Wednesday, April 18. Cost: $75. Two Chefs and a Table is located at 305 Alexander St., Vancouver. Info and reservations: 778-233-1303 or info@ twochefsandatable.com.
Rare Finds - A Feast for the Senses: Ten celebrated Vancouver chefs will create a "rare" feast Saturday, April 21, 7-11 p.m. at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver Showroom, 1860 Burrard St., Vancouver. Funds from this cocktail party gala event will benefit the Rare Disease Foundation. There will be martinis, food, auction prizes, music and art. Tickets: $150 at www.rarediseasefoundation. org. Two for $250 early bird tickets available if purchased by April 8.
Wine and Dine: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler will hold a family style winemaker's dinner in the newly opened Grill Room Restaurant Saturday, April 21 at 6: 30 p.m. Don Cook from Clos Du Val Winery will host the event and share his knowledge and passion for Clos Du Val Wines. Tickets: $145. Reservations: 604-938-2036. Info: www.fairmont.com/whistler.
Naramata on the River - An Exclusive Evening of Wine, Food, Art and Music: A BC Cultural Crawl fundraiser where 21 Naramata Bench wineries will release their first wines of the year paired with delicacies from Greater Vancouver restaurants Tuesday, April 24, 6: 30-9 p.m. at the River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster. There will also be live music and entertainment. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased at www.bcculturalcrawl.com.
Grape Juice Wine Auction: A fundraiser for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Thursday, April 26, 5: 30-8: 30 p.m. at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver, 1860 Burrard St., Vancouver. At this fifth annual event, guests will bid on wines from around the world while sampling wines from Marquis Wine Cellars, La Vieux Pin and La Stella Winery, and culinary creations from The Lazy Gourmet. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at www.grapejuicevancouver.com.
A Japanese Style Bento Box Cooking Class will take place Monday, April 30, 10 a.m.12: 15 p.m. in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. The class will include handson teaching, recipes, all the ingredients and one reusable bento lunch box. Fee: $50 per person. Registration and exact location: Kimiko, 604-727-5331 or kimiko@ kimikoskitchen.com.