Now that the Beaujolais Nouveaus have been uncorked, here's a Beaujolais-free roundup of weekend events.

Eric Schlosser Speaks at Occidental

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser returns to Los Angeles to receive and honorary doctoral degree and give a lecture about the very big business of food: “Fast Food Nation Revisited: The Link Between Food Justice, Worker Justice, and Immigrant Justice.”

WHEN: 6 p.m., Nov. 17

WHERE: Occidental College, Thorne Hall

COST: Free but must RSVP in advance

1886 Bar at The Raymond.; Credit: Guzzle & Nosh

1886 Bar at The Raymond.; Credit: Guzzle & Nosh

1886 Birthday Party

The diminutive Pasadena cocktail bar celebrates its first birthday, which coincides with the anniversary of the original Grand Dedication Ball at The Raymond Hotel in 1886. A ticket gets you cocktails, wine, craft beer, appetizers and desserts.

WHEN: 6:30 – 10 p.m., Nov. 17

WHERE: 1886 Bar at The Raymond

COST: $45, advance; $55, door (buy tix here)

Cheese Store of Silverlake 10th Anniversary

The popular Silver Lake cheese store celebrates a decade of success with a day of deals and discounts: 10% off purchases all day (except wine). Every purchase over $100 enters you in a raffle to win a tote bag full of gourmet goodies, and every purchase over $10 enters you in a raffle to win a bottle of wine. After the store officially closes at 6 p.m., there's a party with charcuterie, wine and, naturally, cheese.

WHEN: Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., regular business hours. 6 – 8 p.m., after-party.

WHERE: Cheese Store of Silverlake

COST: Free entry.

Filipino Food and Cocktails

Abby Abanes of Pleasure Palate has helped curate this evening with four cocktails (all with calamansi), a lechon carving station featuring two different preparations of Filipino roast pig (including Cebuano), adobo chicken wings, shrimp fritters and more.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Nov. 20

WHERE: Nola's

COST: $50 (buy tix here)

Whole Hog Butchery Demo

Learn how to slice, dice and disembowel — okay, maybe not disembowel — a pig at this butchery demonstration.

WHEN: 7-10 p.m., Nov. 22

WHERE: Mozza2Go

COST: $50 (buy tix here)

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