BigBite Wing King
Sat., May 26, 5:30 p.m., $10
BigBite is bringing back its annual chicken-wing cook-off for a fourth year. Twenty-five locals are cooking up their best flappers to be judged by CP's Drew Lazor, Fried Wontons For You blogger Shao Zhong, SPTR chef Scott Schroeder and resident judge Joe Bernstein. Spectators can sip Spodee drinks and Narragansett beer while they taste and vote for their fave for People's Choice. Philly rapper Reef the Lost Cauze is hosting the event at the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum in West Philly. It's $10 to eat and $15 to compete (only a few competitor slots left). Tickets can be purchased at wingking4.eventbrite.com or at the door. Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum, 3819 Hamilton St., bigbiteblog.wordpress.com.
Il Campo at Le Virtù
Wed., May 30, 6-9 p.m., $45
Chef Joe Cicala is celebrating the opening of Le Virtù's outdoor space, Il Campo, with a spring Abruzzese dinner. Cicala is preparing a whole roast pig, along with palott cac' e ove (egg and cheese croquettes in tomato sauce) and minestrone le virtù, the soup that gives the restaurant its name. Weyerbacher is pouring its Blanche, Double Simcoe IPA, Merry Monks and Verboten, and Dreadnought will provide wines from Abruzzo, Le Marche and Umbria. Reserve online; any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Le Virtù, 1927 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-271-5626, levirtu.com.
Food Trust's Night Market in Northern Liberties
Thu., May 24, 7-11 p.m., pay as you go
The Food Trust's popular Night Market series is back for 2012, and they're setting up in NoLibs for the first installment. Extending from Fairmount to George along Second Street, the festivities will include more than 40 food trucks (Lucky Old Souls, Pitruco Pizza, Sweetbox) and three stages for live music. If you join LevelUp, a Night Market sponsor, they'll give you a $5 Yards beer for free and ?donate $5 to The Food Trust in your name. nightmarketphilly.org/northernliberties.php.
Develop Your Wine IQ at Pinot Wine Boutique
Wed., May 30, 7-8:30 p.m., $39
Increase your oenological knowledge with this class lead by wine specialist Jeff Carroll. Learn how tannins, oak and acid influence vino, proper pouring techniques and how to store your bottles. The class includes a tasting of both Old World and New World wines. Tickets are available through Pinot's website and the price includes a glass to take home. Pinot, 227 Market St., 215-627-9463, pinotboutique.com.