1. Ultimate Belgian Tasting, Ale Street News, the Belgian Consulate, and Petite Abeille restaurants will present a tasting of more than 100 Belgian beers, Friday, March 24, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St. $87/person, tickets are limited (800.351.9100).
2. Van Gogh's Kitchen: An Exploration with Food, Absinthe, and Wine, Alexandra Leaf, author of Van Gogh’s Table at the Auberge Ravoux, will lead a course and discussion of the signature dishes served at Auberge Ravoux, Vincent van Gogh’s last home, Saturday, March 25, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street. $120/person, including copy of the book (212.847.0700).
3. Grillin' on the Bay, Sponsored by Rub BBQ and sanctioned by the New England Barbecue Society, this one-day grilling event bill itself as "the first BBQ contest ever to be held in New York City," Saturday, March 25, East 18th Street and Avenue Z, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (Corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z) (917.763.5062).
4. Tea: Tasting & History, food historian Francine Segan will lead a tasting of teas and discuss tea culture, history, and ceremony, Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. $25/person (212.415.5500).