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Feast on Filipino-American Dishes and Beer (and More Year-End Food Events)

All the local food and drink events you'll actually want to attend

Welcome to the Eater Boston food event round-up. Updated weekly, this guide highlights a few select events coming up in the weeks ahead, from special dinners and festivals to fundraisers and parties.

Read on to see what’s on deck for the rest of the year, with a little sneak peek into January, too. (Looking for holiday-specific events? Those are over here.)

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December 10

Coma Callao: A Colombian Pop-Up Dinner by Yesid Areiza
What: Chef Yesid Areiza (Asta, Shepard, Whaling in Oklahoma) will make his pop-up debut with Como Callao at Asta. It’ll be a seven-course tasting menu combining Colombian and New American cuisine with New England ingredients.
Where: Asta, 47 Massachusetts Ave., Back Bay, Boston
Details: Tickets available online for $85; multiple seatings available between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Sekali: Winter Pop-Up Series #1
What: Another new pop-up will also make its debut on the 10th — Sekali, which aims to bring Boston “more exposure to authentic and modern Malaysian food.” This event will feature banana leaf rice with a variety of accompaniments, from short rib rendang to curry laksa. Guest bartenders Koharu Usui (Prairie Fire) and Caitlin Sullivan (Lone Star, Deep Ellum) will be onsite.
Where: Momi Nonmi, 1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge
Details: Brunch will be served between noon and 4 p.m., along with dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Email to make a reservation, or just show up. Keep an eye on Facebook for the full menu.

Sin Silencio: Benefit Dinner for Partners in Health
What: Chef Rachael Collins will be serving up mezcal-infused cocktails, Latin music, and “sensual food and friends” at Juliet for one night, featuring dishes like caramelized pineapple skewers, prickly pear salad, and pozole.
Where: Juliet, 257 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville
Details: Buy tickets online — $40-$55 for cocktail hour, $100-$150 for a seated dinner with pairings. All proceeds will benefit the design and improvement of rural health clinics in Chiapas, Mexico, via Partners in Health.

December 12

Night Market’s “Down & Dirty” Fourth Birthday Dim Sum Party
What: The Harvard Square restaurant celebrates its birthday with an all-you-can-eat party packed with classic dishes and specials.
Where: Night Market, 75 Winthrop St., Harvard Square, Cambridge
Details: First come, first served; no reservations. Event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with last call at 9:45 p.m. $40 per person.

Terry Theise’s Book Release Party at Spoke
What: Wine importer and writer Terry Theise will be in-house at Spoke Wine Bar, signing copies of his latest book and offering his selections of wines by the glass and half glass.
Where: Spoke Wine Bar, 89 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville
Details: Tickets available online for $40 (includes signed book, Champagne, and snacks; wine pours are separate). Event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

December 15-16

Cozy at Bow
What: Somerville’s Bow Market leans into the colder weather with a cozy event featuring specials from its various vendors. Snack on bourbon cream macarons, lasagna, and chocolat chaud with cinnamon whipped cream while sipping on mulled wine from Rebel Rebel or spicy miso soup from Saus.
Where: Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Wy., Union Square, Somerville
Details: Free to attend; items available for purchase a la carte. Event runs from 12 to 8 p.m. each day.

December 17

Tanám Pop-Up
What: Coming soon to Bow Market, Tanám will pop up at its soon-to-be neighbor, Remnant Brewing. Chef Ellie Tiglao will cook up two courses of Filipino-American dishes, plus a dessert, and Remnant will provide beer pairings for each course.
Where: Remnant Brewing, Bow Market, 2 Bow Market Wy., Union Square, Somerville
Details: Tickets available online for $85. Two seating times available.

January 26

Once in Valhalla
What: Cuisine en Locale’s viking-themed feast returns this year, with 10 courses and plenty of invocation of Norse gods. Past dishes have included roasted leg of lamb, oat porridge with smoked ham, and house-made liverwurst.
Where: Once, 156 Highland Ave., Spring Hill, Somerville
Details: Tickets available online for $75 to $100.

January 27-28

Taste of Chocolate Festival
What: Harvard Square’s annual chocolate festival has been scheduled for the end of January and will include a free chocolate tasting on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Local businesses will participate and provide chocolate samples, and there will be live music and entertainment over the course of the event.
Where: Brattle Plaza (near Brattle Square Florist at 31 Brattle St.), Harvard Square, Cambridge
Details: Free to attend. Participating businesses will offer chocolate specials for purchase.

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