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Dessert Tasting Menu at Journeyman
What: New pastry chef Adrian Vasquez (L.A.’s Providence) whips up a four-course spread ($40) of heretical sweet dishes.
Why: There’s a first time for everything, including blood oranges with olive and fennel; banana with cream cheese and ginger; and chocolate with peanut, pretzel, and beer.
When: Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., 8:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9-10:30 p.m.
Where: 9 Sanborn Ct., Union Square (617-718-2333).
An Emerald Evening
What: Reveal your color-chip fetish during a high-fashion homage to Pantone’s Color of the Year, which includes St. Paddy’s-appropriate cocktails and finger foods (crab and avocado push pops).
Why: Proceeds benefit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, which we’ll all flock to on day one, hour one of spring.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Emerald Lounge, Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Theatre District. Tickets ($50) at thankyou4caring.org.
Farm Share Fair
What: Defeat CSA indecision by perusing more than sixteen veggie, meat, and grain options (John Crow, Shared Harvest, Siena, World Peas) then signing up on the spot — the first 25 new customers earn a gift bag.
Why: Instant gratifiers can snack on goodies from Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Real Pickles, Spindler Confections, and Kickass Cupcakes.
When: Tonight, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cambridge College, 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Event is free.
What: Revisit that January resolution through accessible, conversation-focused classes for both beginners and second-timers in one of ten languages (Hebrew, Russian, Japanese).
Why: Less high school, more adult salon.
When: Sign up now at fluentcity.com. Classes ($285) begin in April.
Where: EC Boston, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq. Info at 347-687-6896.
The Smell of Fear: Scary Cheeses
What: Formaggio monger Adam Centamore guides you through the pungent paradise of washed rinds and blues — yup, even Limburger — from both Europe and the U.S.
Why: Wine pairings that cut the cheese.
When: Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Register at bcae.org. Cost is $55.
Photo: Courtesy of Journeyman