Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Jonathan Wu Pop-Up Dinner
When: Sunday, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Where: Old Bowery Station
What: Former Per Se chef Jonathan Wu is hosting a pop-up dinner at Bowery Station tomorrow night. There will be two seatings of the nine-course, family-style dinner featuring dishes like beef soup with black eggs, scallion pancakes, and smoked mussels. The dinner costs $45 and is BYOB. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
2) The 2013 Oscars Bash!
When: Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Terroir Murray Hill
What: In honor of the Oscars, Terroir Murray Hill is hosting a Oscars Bash tomorrow night. The wine bar will be broadcasting the Academy Awards live, and will be offering some wine specials in honor of this year's Best Picture nominees. There will be popcorn served all night long, prizes for the best-dressed guest, and an intense game of bingo as well.
3) African-American Foodways Dinner
When: Sunday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What: Tomorrow night, Bubby's is hosting a dinner to celebrate Black History Month. The family-style dinner is a celebration of African-American contributions to the American table, highlighting foods, methods, and styles of cooking that best represent African-American foodways with dishes like chitterlings, fried catfish, Hoppin' John, and sweet potato pie. LaShonda Barnett, an author and scholar, will lead the dinner table conversation about the influence of African-American culture on food. Tickets to the meal are $65, and are available online here.
4) "Who" Cares About LIC Bar
When: Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: LIC Bar
What: This one's for all the Who fans out there. After Sandy flooded LIC Bar, damaging the space and all its in-house music equipment, legendary British rockers The Who donated speakers and other equipment in order to get live music back up-and-running at the bar. As a thank you for the band's generousity, LIC Bar is celebrating with a fundraiser featuring live Who tribute band, Who's Next. Tickets are $20, and each ticket purchased means a chance to win a Pete Townsend autographed guitar. All proceeds will benefit The Teenage Cancer Trust, The Who's official charity.
5) Oyster Shucking Class
When: Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: BLT Fish
What: Chef Amy Eubanks of BLT Fish is hosting an interactive oyster shucking class today. Guests will cook and eat a three-course lunch while they learn tips and techniques on the best way to shuck oysters. Tickets are $80 per person, or $130 for two. Call the restaurant at 212-691-8888 to book a seat.
Also of Note: New York City Beer Week kicks off this weekend with special events and beer pairings at restaurants all over the city. Check out the full line-up of events here. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Nightingale 9, the new Vietnamese Cafe from the Seersucker team, or the newest member of the Meat Ball Shop family in Chelsea. If it's pasta you're after, do consult Eater's guide to New York's Best New Pasta Dishes.