Spring has sprung, and the weather is cooperating. So get out and do something. Here’s what’s on the docket this weekend.
Nowruz Dinner and Music, Cafe Nadery, 16 West 8th Street, Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the Persian New Year with an evening of Persian country music and dinner. The menu includes specialties such as roasted eggplant, halibut with green rice, and the Persian frittata kuku sabzi; a band will play throughout dinner beginning at 10 p.m. Tickets are $60.
The Ultimate Trinidad Roti Making Cooking Class, GoldJam’s Cafe, 1073 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
This class will cover the basics of making a variety of Caribbean-style curry and proper kneading, rolling, and filling techniques for roti. The teacher will also tell you where you can find Caribbean spices around the city. The class includes a special beverage; tickets start at $115.
Vibrant Vegans Food Workshop, Atmananda Yoga Sequence, 67 Irving Place, Second Floor, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
If you’re curious about switching from meat to vegetables permanently, health coach Heather Loren is whipping up a few tasty treats to help make the decision easy. For $66, attendees will learn how to create vegan friendly items like tempeh tacos, yamburgers, and key lime mousse. Get more information or RSVP by emailing Heather@holisticsimplistic.com.
Spring Bacon Festival, Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m.
From this weekend through April 1, bacon lovers can sample 13 different dishes featuring the crackling cured pork. The beer hall is offering creations like the bacon-bacon terminator burger and double smoked bacon mac and cheese. If that’s not enough bacon for you, the bar is also offering three hours of bottomless bacon strips from 4 to 7 p.m. Pair your pig with one of over 144 different types of beers.