A few highlights of Arizona Cocktail Week: -"Whiskey School: Bourbon," 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 19, $25 admission. Crazy learning, tastings and nibbles, and the chance to win dining credit if you ace the quiz. -Monday's Old Town Bols Genever Punch Crawl, celebrating gin's powerful precursor. -Tuesday's Last Slinger Standing "Ultimate Shake Off." Competitors won't know what they're mixing until they invent it, Iron Bartender-style. Imbibe n' Dine, multi-course pairings of luscious cuisine with premium boozes at select restaurants.
Hotel Valley Ho touts package deals and professional discounts (prices vary) for events on Monday and Tuesday: tastings, seminars, chic parties, a fashion show . . . fun for both you and your bartender. Additional action through Saturday, February 25, goes down at beaucoup boîtes (mostly between Interstate 17 and the 101's infamous eastern stretch). Indulge responsibly.
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Feb. 19-25, 3 p.m., 2012