Culinary Events

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES
Join Debby DeGraaff to learn short-order cooking. Free. 10-11 a.m. Wed. and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., May 26-27. ALSO: How to be a healthy traveler. Free. 7-8 p.m. Wed. and 11-11 a.m., June 2-3. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).

OUT OF THE CLOSET, INTO THE ROOST
Viva la Frida's hosts a "Coming out of the Closet" show. 6 p.m. Sun., May 30. The cutting-edge cafe will then host a "Returning to the Roost" show. 6 p.m. Thurs., July 1. Viva la Frida's Cafe and Galeria, 5901 N. Florida Ave., Tampa (813-231-9199).

TAMPA BAY CULINARY CLUB
The Tampa Bay Culinary Club will offer a demonstration by Executive Chef Pek at 1 p.m. Sat., June 12. $10 per person. Forbidden City, 25778 U.S. 19, Clearwater. Reservations required (727-789-2605).

CHOCOLATE CRAZIES
Join premier pastry chef Michael Baugh for classes. Make fabulous dessert creations you take home at the end of each class, and nibble on wine and hors d'oeuvres while you learn. $40 per person. Baking 101: 5-8 p.m. each Tues. Chocolate Sculpture 101: 5-8 p.m. each Wed. Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.com).

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