FIFTH ANNUAL TASTE OF MARUKAI, annual fundraising event to support Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and United Okinawa Association, with food tastings, entertainment, prizes, sake samplings, mochitsuki, sashimi cutting and more, 6-9 p.m. April 8, Marukai Wholesale Mart, Dillingham; tickets $95, www.marukaihawaii.com; information , 845-5051.
KAHALA FOOD & WINE CLASSIC, featuring TV chef/personality Emeril Lagasse, April 9 and 10, Kahala Hotel: "E Komo Mai, New Orleans," 6 p.m. April 9 ($150); cooking demonstration, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. April 10 ($10); and "Emeril's Kama'āina Affair," final night dinner, 6 p.m. April 10 ($100); information, 739-8888, 800-367-2525, www.kahalaresort.com.
BRASSERIE DU VIN invites volunteer musicians to entertain diners on the piano in the main dining room; contact Jody at email@example.com.
CITY PEOPLE'S OPEN MARKETS: 25 sites offering weekly sale of agricultural and aquaculture products, ethnic and other food items; information, 522-7088, www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/pom.
KING'S VILLAGE FARMERS' MARKET, several fresh produce stands, presented by King's Village and Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, along with changing of the guard ceremony (6:15 p.m.), 4-9 p.m. Fridays; 237-6340.
KEAUHOU FARMERS MARKETS, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesdays, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort lawn; and Saturday mornings, near Keauhou Shopping Center, Big Island; information, 808-930-4900.
KAUA'I COMMUNITY MARKET, sponsored by county Farm Bureau and Kaua'i Community College, with locally grown food, culinary treats, agricultural and culinary demonstrations and "talk story," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, KCC campus, front parking lot, fronting Grove Farm; 808-337-9944.
KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE public cooking classes at its Diamond Head campus, with one-on-one classes in culinary arts laboratories and lecture rooms; various courses, including knife skills, sandwiches, noodles, breakfasts, Girl's Night Out, Mexican, Mediterranean, Southern, Asian, Chinese New Year's, baking, wine and chocolates; times and prices, call 734-9211.
FRESH DAYS, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente; shop for affordable, locally grown produce, get information on shopping and eating healthier, and try food samples; 432-2270:
• Honolulu Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, main entrance and lobby area.
• Moanalua Medical Center, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, main entrance.
• Waipi'o Clinic, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, front entrance and main lobby.
MAKIKI FARMERS MARKET, with local, fresh produce and farm products, and takeout meals or sit-down dining; 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Clement's Episcopal Church; 735-4550.
Waikīkī Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Waikīkī Community Center; free; 923-1802.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE FARMERS MARKET, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays; free; information, 922-2724.
TOURS, TASTINGS & CLASSES
UNCORKED, a wine course for wine lovers and novices, with different wine/wine region focus each month; 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday monthly; Pearl Ultralounge, Ala Moana Center; $20; reservations required, 944-8000.
CHEF WATER RHEE EVENTS:
• A Cook's Tour of Chinatown: Walter Rhee leads a tour of Downtown markets, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; meet near Hawaii National Bank, between King and Smith streets; $25.
WEEKLY WINE EVENTS: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.; limited seating, reservations required; 545-1115:
• Dinner/wine pairing, 6 p.m. Mondays; $49; no menu substitutions.
• Wine Tasting Club, with different weekly themes and available meat/cheese plates, appetizers and happy-hour prices, 6 p.m. Tuesdays; $20 (tax and tip additional).
12th AVE GRILL "CRAFT BAR," featuring handcrafted microbrews, house-made tapas and handpicked wine flights; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 12th Ave Grill, Kaimukī; 732-9469.
COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS, with different themes every week, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; and Pau Hana Wine & Cheese Tastings, 4-8 p.m. second and third Fridays; The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.
MONTHLY RECIPE CONTEST, by Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace, different theme monthly; winning recipe (must be original with "Island flair" matching restaurant's menu) will be monthly special. Drop off typed recipe, name, address and phone number at restaurant; information: 528-0807.