1. Dine in Brooklyn, $18.98 prix-fixe menus at participating Brooklyn restaurants, continues through Thursday, April 22 (718.802.3846).
2. Cocktails and Exclusive Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Loire Wine Tasting, wine tasting and auction of rare wines, benefiting Heart's Home, Thursday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue, at 74th Street. $75/person.
3. Shad Bake, featuring samples of baked, smoked, and pickled shad, "one of the best eating fish that swims,” Sunday, April 25, 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at The River Project, Pier 26 at West Street, between Canal and Chambers. Free (212.233.3030).
4. Ekiben: A Culinary Train Tour of Japan, a presentation by food writer Elizabeth Andoh on regional Japanese cuisine, hosted by the Culinary Historians of New York, Monday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. reception/7:00 p.m. program, at the Horticultural Society of New York, 128 West 58 Street. Members/$25, Guests/$30 (212.334.4175).
1. A Distant View, an exhibition of photographs by Martha Carroll of the Parisian market Les Halles, March 29 through May 14 at La Maison Francaise, New York University, 16 Washington Mews (212.998.8750).
2. Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, a special exhibition of the utensils developed to serve these products when they were introduced through trade in the 17th century, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street. The exhibition closes July 11, 2004 (212.535.7710).
3. Cookin': A Sizzling Entertainment, "a fast-paced kitchen percussion show combining comedy, rhythm and non-verbal performance," at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (212.420.8000).
4. My Kitchen Wars, a one-woman play based on the life of food writer Betty Fussell, March 5 through May 1, at the 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 West 78th St. at Broadway. $35/person (212.873.9050).