Winemaker Dinner at Elvira's. Tucson's best "Tequila, Cocina & Vino" hub, Elvira's is hosting the founding owner of Beaux Freres winery. At this four-course dinner, they will pair wine, dishes and insider information on owning and starting a winery. Have a chat with founder Michael Etzel and enjoy fancy drinks and food at the same time! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1. 256 E. Congress St. $80.
Empty Bowls 2019. Interfaith Community Services and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center are hosting a gathering of soups, breads and desserts offered by local restaurants. Aside from the great local food, there is also a sale on ceramic bowls, with all proceeds going to support the Interfaith Community Services Food Banks and services. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2. 1288 W. River Road. $25.
Crooked Yoga. Every Saturday, Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. teaches Tucsonans in the ways of grounding and in the ways of gulping. What better way to get zen than to enjoy some craft beers at the same time? Yoga plus a pint of beer is only $5. Bring your own mat. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2. 228 E. Sixth Street. $5. All ages. (Any person under 21 must be accompanied by a guardian.)
How to Grow a Healthy Vegetable Garden. Yes, going out to eat is always a good time. But so is growing your own food right out of the ground! Vegetable growing in Tucson can be different (and difficult), but Southwest Victory Gardens at the Flowing Wells Library is here to help you out. This class teaches the basics of choosing and selecting seeds and seedlings, the unique seasons of the Sonoran Desert, and how to plant a garden for maximum production. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. 1730 W. Wetmore Road.
Taco Techno Tuesday. Batch Cafe & Bar is combining everyone's favorites: delicious tacos by Ruben Soto and tasty beats by DJ Hart & friends. You get to fill your mouth and ears at the same time! The only issue is figuring out how to eat a taco while raving. 7 p.m. to midnight. Tuesday, March 5. 118 E. Congress St.
Mardi Gras Roundup. Fat Tuesday is coming! And plenty of local restaurants and breweries are seizing the day (or the whole week) to get in on the action. Here's a list of some of the happenings: Dillinger Brewing Company is celebrating early with a release of their Hurricane Gose infusion and playing big band jazz. 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. 3895 N. Oracle Road. Kingfisher Grill is letting "The Good Times Roll" with live New Orleans music and festive dishes like gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya. The Old Pueblo Jazz Band kicks off the celebration. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. 2564 E. Grant Road. Brodie's Tavern is celebrating for five days straight with their Mardi Gras Party. Yes, the masks and beads are to be expected, but they'll also be serving up specialty drinks like daiquiris, bloody Marys and hurricanes. Noon to 2 a.m. Friday, March 1, to Tuesday, March 5. 2449 N. Stone Ave.