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Sherry Dinner at Island Creek; Rock the Boat at the Armory

Here are some upcoming food-related happenings.

A Modern Guide to Sherry, by Talia Baiocchi
A Modern Guide to Sherry, by Talia Baiocchi

KENMORE Island Creek Oyster Bar kicks off the first of its quarterly series Vine Masters this Tuesday as wine director and general manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli welcomes author Talia Baiocchi (editor of PUNCH magazine) to celebrate the launch of her highly-anticipated new book A Modern Guide to Sherry. The evening will begin with a raw bar and cocktail reception, followed by a discussion of the book and a four-course dinner during which guests will have a chance to discuss the expertly paired wines with the author and staff. The entire event is $125 and includes the cost of a signed book. Reservations can be made by calling Island Creek Oyster Bar directly (617-532-5300), with only a handful of tickets still remaining. [Eaterwire]

SOMERVILLE Johnny’s Luncheonette and Turner’s Seafood are teaming up with ROCKS! (Reaching Out to Cook with Kids) and Beth Israel Deaconess to host Rock the Boat, a benefit concert featuring chef demos for MAMA’s RevolOceanary Work. The event will take place on November 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the The Armory in Somerville, and it will feature food, music, learning, a silent auction, and a fisheries-focused art exhibit. Tickets are available online. [Official Site]

BACK BAY — On November 1 Back Bay Harry's and NECN-TV Meteorologist Nelly Carreno will host a Game of Thrones Halloween party to benefit Rosie's Place. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. According to a press release, Game of Thrones-themed costumes are encouraged, and there will be a costume contest (as well as a silent auction). There will also be themed cocktails, apps, pitchers of "grog," and Game of Thrones playing on television. [Official Site]

Back Bay Harry's

142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 424-6711 Visit Website

Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 532-5300 Visit Website