French food benefit
What: Bastille Day marks the day of the 12th annual “Let Them Eat Cake!” fundraiser for the nonprofit Sacramento Self-Help Housing. Dine on French food and enjoy wine, live music and a decorated cake contest.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday
Where: The Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St., Sacramento
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at door
Information: (916) 341-0593; www.sacselfhelp.org
Guns & Hoses Festival
What: The eighth annual Guns & Hoses Wine, Brew & Food Festival is sponsored by the Sacramento Pig Bowl Association as a support of local law enforcement.
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 1
Where: Sacramento Marriott, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door
Information: (916) 813-9214
What: Cookbook author Guiliano Bugialli will show how to prepare, among other dishes, pezze della nonna (grandmother’s kerchiefs) and pollo all’aceto con cipolline (chicken with vinegar and button onions). The event is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Foundation.
When: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 9
Where: Tess’ Kitchen Store, 115 Mill St., Grass Valley
Information: (530) 274-1760, http://bearriverpasta.com/
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