REI hosts a free class on urban gardening and composting with the Urban Worm Girls and Jennifer Borchardt from Harvest Moon Farms. 7-8 PM, 1466 N. Halsted, 312-951-6020.

Two Brothers Brewing Company owners Jim and Jason Ebel will discuss their beers at a tasting of their Domaine Dupage, Dog Days Dortmunder Lager, Ebel’s Weiss, and Cane & Ebel, paired with appetizers. 6-8:30 PM, Bistro 110, 110 E. Pearson, 312-266-3110.


Karen Wilson of the Oriental Institute presents a program on The Haute Cuisine of Ancient Mesopotamia for the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. 10 AM, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th, 847-432-8255, $7.

The Lambic Beer Festival at Delilah’s features “every possible variety of this spontaneously fermented Belgian beer that we can get our hands on,” including Drie Fonteinen, Lindemans, Liefmans, Hanssens, and more. Noon-5 PM, 2771 N. Lincoln, 773-472-2771, $20 (includes 20 samples).

The Hyde Park Art Center hosts a kimchi feast as part of the exhibit Artists Run Chicago. Eric May of the Roots & Culture arts center will demonstrate how to make kimchi pancakes, followed by a tasting. 2-4 PM, 5020 S. Cornell, 773-324-5520, free.


Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) discusses In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto at the Harold Washington Library Center. 6 PM, 400 S. State, 312-747-4050, free.


Local chefs including John Manion, Chris Pandel, Rob and Allison Levitt, and Mindy Segal will prepare a dinner to benefit Swan Creek Farm’s George Rasmussen, who lost his truck, trailer, generator, and “a substantial amount” of food to a recent fire. The family-style meal will feature Goose Island beer pairings. 7 PM, Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N. Clybourn, 312-915-0071, $100.