A slow one after last week’s Whiskyfest/IACP doubleheader. . .  

Louis Glunz Beer presents the second in a series of micro, specialty, and imported beer tastings tonight at 7 PM at Treasure Island, 2121 N. Clybourn. This evening’s program is on Belgian beers and costs $20. Call 773-327-4265, ext. 307 for reservations.

The Winediva (pictured) is holding a Chilean and Argentinian wine tasting tonight at the Tavern Club, 333 N. Michigan. Tickets are $50 and benefit Junior Achievement of Chicago. Tickets here.

Friday, Indian cooking instructor Shoba Havalad will teaching the second of three “couples night” cooking classes at her home, 2110 Warwick Lane in Glenview (via LTH) The $50, two-and-a-half-hour, BYOB class includes dinner, and will be repeated (with a different menu) on April 27. It starts at 6 PM Call 847-657-9226.

Also on Friday, the Rotary Club of Chicago Far North is sponsoring a Taste of Chicago Far North, featuring about 20 restaurants including Caribbean American Bakery, Sabri Nehari, Taste of Peru, Ethiopian Diamond, and more. It starts at 7 in Loyola’s Simpson Multipurpose Room, 6333 N. Winthrop. Tickets are $30 and benefit club and international projects. Call 773-465-7362 or email admin@rotarychicagofarnorth.org for reservations.

On Tuesday Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg, 1900 E. Higgins, will be screening The Discovery Channel’s The Deadliest Catch and hosting one of the show’s featured fishermen, Captain Sig Hansen, who happens to be the restaurant’s Alaskan King Crab purveyor. A reception starts at 6:30, dinner’s at 7:30; tickets are $59.95. Call 847-517-2722 for reservations.