Cooking classes at Williams Sonoma, with various Sheraton Hawai'i chefs, plus samples and recipes; noon-1 p.m. today, June 22, July 20, Aug. 24, Sept. 21, Oct. 26 and Nov. 16 at Williams Sonoma, Ala Moana Center; free. 951-5006.
Winez & Grindz, guest chefs preparing five-course dinners with fine food and decadent desserts, 5-9 p.m. in the Pineapple Room at Liberty House, Ala Moana; $49 per person, or $64 with wine pairings. Reservations: 945-8881.
Kava courses, an introduction to 'awa; classes on the growing, economics and future of 'awa; and a taste comparison class, including a discussion on varieties of 'awa; 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and June 5, Honolulu Community College; $25 per class, including lab fees for the last class. Visit http://hawaiiankavacenter.com or call 845-9296.
10th Annual Taste of Honolulu, a fund-raiser for Easter Seals Hawai'i; 5-10 p.m. June 22, noon-10 p.m. June 23, and noon-7 p.m. June 24, Honolulu Civic Center grounds; with tasting booths and entertainment; $3, free for ages 12 and under and those 55 and older. Visit www.EasterSealsHawaii.org or call 536-1015.
Lana'i visiting artist program, with chefs from around the country; taste their signature dishes and view cooking demonstrations; July 28-29 and Sept. 15-16 at the Manele Bay Hotel in Lana'i; Aug. 11-12 and Oct. 13-14 at The Lodge at Koele on Lana'i. For information or reservations, call 1-800-321-4666.
Send items for the Culinary Calendar to Taste, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; phone 525-8034; e-mail email@example.com; fax 525-8055.