BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL, daily through Oct. 31; $15 logo T-shirts with the American flag will be sold and $10 from each shirt sold will be donated to the New York Firefighters Fund. Dixie Grill-'Aiea: 485-2722, Dixie Grill-Honolulu: 596-8359.
FONDUE AT MARIPOSA, enjoy a variety of cheeses including Emmental, Gruyere, Raclette, Cambazola and more, 6 p.m., Neiman Marcus, Mariposa; $15 plus tax. Prepaid reservation required: 951-3420.
FANTASIES IN CHOCOLATE, a nonstop chocolate tasting and fund-raiser for the Hawaiian Humane Society, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Renaissance 'Ilikai Waikiki; Fantasy Brunch with chocolate tasting, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $65; Chocolate Lovers tasting, 1-3 p.m., $30 in advance, $35 at the door. 946-2187, ext. 225.
CHEF MAVRO COOKING DEMONSTRATION, Chef George Marvrothalassitis will showcase French-Hawai'i cuisine and prepare a salad of grilled kahuku prawns marinated in cumin, bulgar wheat and bouquet of watercress, as well as crecy orange soup with curried croutons, noon, Ala Moana Center, Liberty House, 4th floor; $10 includes seat and sampling. 941-2345.
CHEFS OF THE FUTURE: ELBOWS OFF THE TABLE, for ages 7-17; prepare an appetizer, entree and dessert, and learn some dinner table etiquette, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20, Kapi'olani Community College; $15; no charge for accompanying parents. Registration required: 734-9211.
LYON ARBORETUM CLASS: COOKING WITH ROSEMARY, explore various ways to use this herb and learn how to prepare grilled chicken marinated and basted with rosemary, rosemary roasted potatoes and rosemary-almond cookies, 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 27; $22, $18 for arboretum association members. Registration required: 988-0456.