Sweet & Sour Fest
Twelve kegs on tap from Mikkeller, De Struise, Schneider, LoverBeer and more. Among the special brews to look for: Schneider Aventinus Cuvée Barrique, an Eisbock aged in red wine barrels, and Mikkeller Raspberry Triplebock, a bock with a 13% ABV! Beers will be paired with special food and frites. 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Jan. 25, at Brasserie V, 1923 Monroe St., 608-255-8500. $55, advance tickets required.
It's that time again -- smelt season at the North Bristol Sportsman's Club. In addition to the tiny silver fish (battered and deep-fried), the menu features potato pancakes, cheesy hash browns, coleslaw and -- for the smelt-averse -- chicken. Doors open at 4 pm; food service starts at 5 and lasts until the food is gone. The fries will be held Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, and April 18. 7229 N. Greenway Rd., North Bristol, 608-837-6048. Two trips through the buffet line; $13, $11 seniors, $9 kids 12 and under.