August 20–26; 359 Bleecker St., nr. Charles St.; 212-929-8727
In tribute to France’s La Pourcailhade—an absurdity of piglet races, pig-squeal competitions, and porcine costumes— August offers a comparatively staid special menu of roast suckling pig and Continental hams.
August 25, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Union Square Wines & Spirits; 212-675-8100
Love wine? Love bacon? This tasting was made for you. The $10 entrance fee covers a sandwich, over 70 wines, and a Riedel glass to take home.