Atlanta weekend food events, May 21-23

Atlanta Beer Week events and specials abound, plus how-to classes and events, all making for a great weekend for Atlanta foodies.

TAP, Fri., May 21: $20 buckets of beer! Buy a bucket of SweetWater 420 and get cool SweetWater swag (while supplies last). 5-8 p.m. 1180 Peachtree St. 404-347-2220. www.tapat1180.com/home.php (Note: music plays automatically on load.)

Max Lager's, Fri., May 21: Four-course beer dinner featuring paired beers on each course. Wine pairings also available for those who prefer grapes. Call for reservations. $40, with $8 surcharge for wine pairings. 7 p.m. 320 Peachtree St. 404-525-4000. www.maxlagers.com.

Brick Store Pub, Fri., May 21: Taste selections from the pub's Vintage Vault cellar. 12 participants will also be randomly selected to join Beer Manager Lee Dickson for a "clean out the fridge" party in the cellar. Tasting from 3-5 p.m., cellar party from 5-7 p.m. 125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990. www.brickstorepub.com.

Tour de Champagne, Fri., May 21: Everyone is a VIP at Tour de Champagne, featuring more than a dozen champagnes and food from Atlanta restaurants. A silent auction benefits Angel Flight of Georgia. Buy tickets in advance, as it may sell out. 7-10 p.m. $140-$160. 103 West Paces Ferry Road. 404-233-5993. www.tourdechampagne.com.

Whole Foods Ponce de Leon, Fri.-Sun., May 21-23: Vegetarian Weekend features samples of vegetarian dishes, recipes from vendors and demonstrations from the Whole Foods staff. Fri., 2-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5: p.m. Free. 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-853-1681. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/storesbeta/poncedeleon/.

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