1. Union Square Cafe Turns 20, to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the Union Square Cafe is holding a series of events -- from giveaways to cooking demonstrations, tastings, and culinary conversations -- throughout the month of October. For a detailed schedule, visit http://www.unionsquarecafe.com/events.html.
2. Women, Wine, and Witchcraft, vintner and author Louisa Thomas Hargrave will lead a tasting of wines made by women and discuss "the historic association of women with witchcraft and the consequent limitations traditionally placed on women in the wine world," presented by the Stony Brook Center for Wine, Food, and Culture, Wednesday, October 5, at Stony Brook Manhattan, 401 Park Avenue South at 28th Street. $55.00/person (631.632.9404).
3. Bacchus Night, a four-course dinner, the first in a series of monthly wine dinners, will be paired with California red wines from Bayard's private reserve list on Wednesday, October 5, at Bayard's, One Hanover Square. Champagne reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. $225/person (212.514.9454).
4. Dining Customs of Ancient Greece, Francine Segan, author of The Philosopher's Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome, will discuss gastronomy in the ancient world on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Dahesh Museum of Art, 580 Madison Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets). Free admission (212.759.0606, ext. 249).
5. Culture and Wine, Louisa Thomas Hargrave, Interim Director, Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture, will lead a five-session course on wine, culture, and history, October 11 to November 8, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street. $195/person, limited enrollment (212.769.5200).