Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier 10th Anniversary Party: Celebrate a decade of superb chocolates with a chocolate and beer pairing upstairs at Ale Asylum, 2002 Pankratz St., 6-9 pm on Nov. 19. Happy-hour prices throughout; no reservations necessary.
Osteria Papavero: You can still catch the tail end of Offal Week at the restaurant at 128 E. Wilson St., where tongue, kidney, tripe, etc. are the stars at dinner through Nov. 15. Or RSVP (608-255-8376) to a special California-Italy Dinner inspired by chef Francesco Mangano's recent trip to the Piedmont region of Italy, pairing traditional Piedmontese recipes with Piedmont-style California wines from the Palmina Winery. The five-course meal ($55) will take place at 6:30 pm on Dec. 9.
Square Wine Company: An '80s vs. '90s tasting will focus on the points that are given to wines; no dancing. Unless you really get excited about a wine. 6-8 pm on Nov. 14, $15 with RSVP (608-819-6191), $20 at the door, at 5 N. Pinckney St.
Avenue Bar Brew U: A pairing event with Pecatonica Brewing Company brewmaster Tom Quinn features four tasting plates and four brews at 6 pm on Nov. 19; tickets ($15) through avenuebarmadison.com.