April 17 – Autism Aware Fare. Eat for autism today. Participating restaurants will be donating a portion of the day's sales to the local Autism Society and will pitch table tents to help educate patrons about autism and how they can help. Visit www.autismawarefare.org for restaurant listings.
April 18 – Rum Cocktail Dinner. Experience some Caribbean flavors at this five-course dinner paired with tasty rum cocktails. Hang out after you eat for a reggae-Cuban DJ party featuring exotic drink specials. Dinner $59. 6:30 p.m. DJ begins at 10:30 p.m. Table Restaurant, 14835 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite 150. 704-369-5170. www.bluerestaurant andbar.com.
April 18-20 – Inspire! Ballantyne. Enjoy a weekend of art, food and entertainment at the Village. Local artists will be on hand to show off their work and visit the crowds. A photography contest will include wine tasting and snacks prepared by Ballantyne restaurants. Live entertainment will be provided by Center City Groove Band. $20. Ballantyne Village, Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 704-369-5000. www.ballantynevillage.com.
April 23 – Unibroue Beer Dinner. Brixx is celebrating Creative Loafing's Beer Week in a delicious way. The four-course dinner will feature handcrafted beers from the Canadian mico-brewery. If you fancy scallops, prime-rib and Belgian brews, tonight is your night. Seating is limited, call for reservations. $30. 6:30 p.m. Brixx-Uptown, Seventh Street Station, 225 E. 6th St. 704-347-BRIXX. www.brixxpizza.com.