Around the World in 80 Sips

Bottlenotes will host an inclusive wine party that features 80-plus tastings in the form of unlimited one-ounce pours, followed by gelato and light appetizers, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Mid-Wilshire.

WHAT: Around the World in 80 Sips

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 930-2277

COST: $75 general admission; $125 VIP (includes early admission)

Santa Monica Walking Food Tour

Get familiar with Santa Monica through its food on an eight-block tour. Possible stops along the way include Bay Cities Deli, Rockenwagner Bakery and Border Grill. The length of the tour is approximately four hours, with four to six stops.

WHAT: Santa Monica Walking Food Tour

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Corner of Second and Arizona, Santa Monica

COST: $60 per person

Porchetta Roast at Cecconi's

Cecconi's will celebrate the Italian holiday of Ferragosto, now a tradition on its third annual run, with a traditional roasted porchetta and, the latest addition to the restaurant, Prosecco on tap. Alongside porchetta and Prosecco, there will be applesauce, wood oven–roasted potatoes and pork cracklings.

WHAT: Porchetta Roast at Cecconi's

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. until the porchetta runs out

WHERE: Cecconi's, 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 432-2000

COST: $30 per person

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