Wine Tasting Class

The tasting class will cover notable French wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, the Loire Valley and the southern Rhone Valley, with wines such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir. Reservations are recommended.

WHAT: Wine Tasting Class

WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Redondo Beach Total Wines & More, 1505 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach; (310) 542-1460

COST: $25 per person

Light Up the Night: A Benefit for Descanso Gardens

Descanso Gardens hosts an outdoor garden party, complete with food, drink and live music. The Patina Restaurant Group will set up tasting stations with food from Ray's & Stark Bar, Nick & Stef's Steakhouse and Kendall's Brasserie. Live music will be provided by Dustbowl Revival, Roger Espinoza and DJ Matthew Rubino. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Descanso Gardens.

WHAT: Light Up the Night: A Benefit for Descanso Gardens

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 6-11 p.m.

WHERE: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge; (818) 949-4200

COST: $125 per person

Bastille Day

Bouchon Bistro will commemorate Bastille Day with a three-course prix fixe special that includes paté, mesclun salad, entree and a dessert board. The restaurant also will screen Moulin Rouge as part of its “Movies in the Park” series.

WHAT: Bastille Day

WHEN: Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Bouchon Bistro, 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 271-9910

COST: $50 per person

Taste of Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market hosts the fifth annual Taste of Farmers Market. Try a variety of offerings from the stalls and vendors at the Farmers Market, with options including pastrami sandwiches, toffee, doughnut holes, root beer floats, pear gorgonzola flatbread and Brazilian barbecue. Each ticket includes one sample per stall/vendor as well as two drink vouchers redeemable for non-alcoholic beverages, plus free parking.

WHAT: Taste of Farmers Market

WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: The Original Farmers Market , 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles; (323) 933-9211

COST: $35 presale; $40 at the door

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