All the action is at your nearest backyard grill this weekend, but here two notable events for tonight and one for Tuesday.

This evening at 6 food scholar Anthony F. Buccini, he of mad carbonara skillz, gives a talk entitled Beside the Hallowed Olive Tree: The Greeks and the Early History of Olive Oil at the  Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center , 801 W. Adams, 4th floor. It’s $10.

Also at 6 PM the Alliance Francaise presents dinner and a movie, a cooking class and screening of the 1998 French comedy Le diner de cons (The Dinner Game), 54 W. Chicago. It’s $55. Call 1-800-431-3309 for reservations.

NoMi’s Tuesday night Cellar Notes series continues with an Italian wine tasting guided by sommelier Fernando Beteta. It starts at 5:30. Call 312-239-4030.