Hops connoisseurs, take note: Beer from Widmer Brewing Company of Portland, Oregon, is featured at this month's Brewmaster Dinner, starting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Market Cafe at the Buttes, 2000 Westcourt Way in Tempe. The dinners are held every other month, each one showcasing the product of a different microbrewery. Dinner and brew samples cost $45 per person. 225-9000.
Borders Books & Music continues its Holistic Health Series with a demonstration of the healing properties of Australian flower essences by aromatherapist Carol Asher. What the heck, like your mother's chicken soup, it can't hurt. The worst-case scenario is that you get to smell some nice flowers. The talk, which is free, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Borders at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200. 957-6660.
The work of 44 shutterbugs from around the globe, many from Phoenix, is displayed in "Through Each Other's Eyes," an exhibition that grew out of a 1988 photographic cultural-exchange program in connection with Japan week--two Valley photographers traveled to the Land of the Rising Sun, and two Japanese photographers came here, to "document cultural differences with a foreign country." The process has since been repeated, both with Japan and with other countries such as Mexico, Scotland and Ireland. The show opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, and continues through Friday, July 31, at Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 East Camelback. 262-4727.
"Feel like a dork when you use the wrong fork?" asks David Rothschild, the guy behind EATiQuette. Rothschild insists he puts the "man" in manners, promising that the table-etiquette class ". . . is no prissy, 'pinky-pointing' presentation." For those of us whose dining habits would scandalize a wolverine, this course, next held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Milano's, 16 West Monroe (in the San Carlos Hotel), could be heaven-sent. And besides, you get to chow down during class: A three-course luncheon is included in the $22-per-person tuition. A dinner version of the course is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 13, at Havana Patio Cafe, 6245 East Bell in Scottsdale; tuition for this class is $40 per person. Reservations are required; call 991-1496.