What's Happening This Week: Fat Tuesday Dinner; International Women's Day Drinks

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Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8, 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompanied by the seven-piece All Saints Brass Band. Expect dishes like Oysters Bienville and Lobster Jambalaya, as well as a Tarot card reader, and French Quarter cocktails. Tickets are $125, including 20 percent tip and $15 donation to the Greater New Orleans Gulf Foundation Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.

Whisky and NYC Women Unite Astor Center Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. In honor of International Women's Day, Compass Box Whisky is hosting its second annual tasting event to benefit Bottomless Closet, a nonprofit that provides interview skills, business clothing, and career development to disadvantaged women in New York. Eight female bartenders from such bars as Mayahuel, Death & Co., and Raines Law Room will be mixing up drinks paired with artisanal chocolate and cheese. Tickets are $85.

New Jersey Food & Wine Festival Crystal Springs Resort Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. A couple New York chefs are heading to New Jersey for the third annual food-and-wine fest there. The Grand Tasting will feature 30 from around the world alongside dishes by Top Chef runner-up Ed Cotton of Plein Sud, Ben Pollinger of Oceana, and Tribeca Grill's Stephen Lewandowski. Tickets are $95 in advance, $125 at the door.

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