Dec. 30

Free Museum Day

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405

www.sofabinstitute.org

Exhibits detail cuisine in Southern and some Midwestern states; The Museum of the American Cocktail presents a timeline of popular spirits and cocktails; and Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition is open through March 2016. Guests can decorate complimentary cookies provided by Domino Foods. Free admission.

Dec. 30

Pearl's Big Bubbles Tasting

6-8 p.m. Wednesday

Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314

www.facebook.com/pearlwineco

The Mid-City wine shop offers a "tour" with 20 different styles of sparkling wines, from Champagne to Limoux, Cremant and prosecco. Tickets include a free wine glass and 10 percent off all bottle purchases at the event. Tickets $10.

Dec. 31

New Year's Eve at Casa Borrega

7 p.m. Thursday

Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654

www.casaborrega.com

The Mexican cantina switches to a tapas menu and offers tequila cocktails for the New Year's celebration featuring music by The Iguanas and Alexis "Papo" Guevara. Tickets $10.