Free Museum Day
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday
Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
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.
Pearl's Big Bubbles Tasting
6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314
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.
New Year's Eve at Casa Borrega
7 p.m. Thursday
Casa Borrega, 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654
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.