A celebration of the “craziest, flavor bending, once-in-a-lifetime creations from your local brewers, cider makers, distillers, and food artisans,” Twisted Tasting is a not-to-be-missed event for local foodies, craft beverage enthusiasts and fans of Santa Cruz’s thriving artisanal culture. A benefit for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, this annual event that runs in conjunction with SF Beer Week promises taste delights and one-of-a-kind creations. This year’s event has a 1970s theme and attendees are encouraged to “think Studio 54 and dress to impress.” Dig?
INFO: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. $85. 426-6966. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the event.