What's Happening This Week: Punch for Japan; Cocktail Slam

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New York Loves Japan Punch Party Summit Bar Monday, April 11, 7 p.m. Enjoy a glass of punch for a good cause. Twenty dollars buys you admission to this unlimited open-bar event, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Music by DJ Kimiko Masuda will heat things up, as guests cool down with refreshing cocktails sponsored by Belvedere, Beefeater, Leblon, and Pernod.

Cocktail Slam Back Forty Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. The Academy of American Poets celebrates National Poetry Month with this event featuring mixologists from Clover Club, Marlow & Sons, Mayahuel, Savoy, Terroir, Vandaag, and Ward III serving original cocktails inspired by their favorite poems. Entry is $55 and includes hors d'oeuvres.

Bourbon & Beer Dinner Craftbar Saturday, April 16, 6 p.m. Chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg is pairing a six-course menu with six beers from Ithaca Beer Co. and bourbon from Tuthilltown Distillery, all for $95. Dishes will include ricotta ravioli with ramps, morels, and ricotta salata paired with Ground Break Saison, and World Champion Chicken Wings with CascaZilla, a hoppy red ale.

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