* Contemporary Mexican cuisine, expertly made, is the topic for a class with Garces Group chef Gregg Ciprioni from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greensgrow Community Kitchen, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church (2139 E. Cumberland St., 215-427-2780, greensgrow.org). Learn about masa de maiz, the basic corn dough used for tortillas. And learn how to butcher a duck, which will be used for Duck Barbacoa with Queso Fundido. $35.
* The Victoria Freehouse (10 S. Front St., 215-543-6089, victoriafreehouse.com) will showcase New Zealand's Decibel Wines in a five-course Imperial Pairings Dinner, 7 p.m. Saturday, $50. Philadelphia-native-turned-New Zealand winemaker Daniel Brennan, of Decibel, will be there, with samples of the label's 2013 sauvignon blanc before it hits the American market.