Bacon and Bourbon celebration 6:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, Charleston. Sample the bacon and bourbon inspired creations from 13 of Charleston’s restaurants paired with tastings from 18 local and national distilleries in one fantastic evening. Live music, entertainment, cigar cabana and more will entice you. Participating distilleries include: Bulleit Bourbon, Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, Crown Royal, Dark Corner Distillery, Firefly Distillery, George Dickle Tennessee Whisky, High Wire Distillery, High West Distillery, Masterson’s 10-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey, Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Old Forester Bourbon, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, Franklin & Co., Six & Twenty Distillery, Striped Pig Distillery, Virgil Kaine and Voodoo Tiki Bar & Lounge. Advance tickets only, $60 per person, can be purchased at baconandbourbonsc.com. Limited VIP tickets, $95, include rare bourbons from Hudson Whiskey, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery and Woodford Reserve paired with charcuterie from Granary and Barsa Tapas & Lounge.
Learn to toss pizza with Chef Jeff Urso 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at The Center for Advanced Technical Studies in Chapin. Make the dough, sauce and pesto and learn the secrets for making fresh homemade pizza. $40 per person, register by calling (803) 476-8601, 916 Mount Vernon Church Road, Chapin.
Columbia’s Cooking! 2nd Friday cooking classes for kids age 9+. For upcoming classes and information, see http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking. Register by calling (803) 576-5636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 915 Greene St., Suite 101
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, Jan. 31, seafood crepes; Feb. 4 and 7, NEW swordfish Grenobloise; Feb. 11, 14 and 15, crackling salmon with black truffles; Feb. 18 and 19, French Cooking goes to the Dogs; Feb. 21, Malbec tasting with quail; Feb. 25 and 28, Jamaican lobster. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
McCutchen House at USC. Chef d’Jour Classes: Feb. 8, Knife Skills 101; March 8, jams and jellies; March 29, brunch made easy; April 19, pasta and sauces; May 3, cooking with alcohol. Wine classes: Feb. 4, In-Depth Grape Series: Pinot Noir; Feb. 18, 10 for $20; March 4, In-Depth Grape Series: Riesling; April 1, dinner with Conquest Brewery; April 22, In-Depth Grape Series: Pinot Grigio. Details and registration at http://www.hrsm.sc.edu/mccutchen-house or call (803) 777-4450
Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com