Ruff week? What could make for a better evening than wine tasting, local restaurants, craft breweries and live music? Let us answer that for you: dogs! At this event hosted by Gabriel’s Angels, an Arizona-based organization that delivers pet therapy to abused and at-risk children. At this event to benefit the organization, attendees can triple up on wining, dining and canining therapy for a night that will have everyone wagging their tails with glee by the end. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Plaza Colonia, 2870 E. Skyline Drive. $65 resale, $75 at the door.
Trunk or Treat!
Cheers to 15 years of the Northwest YMCA’s festive and fun-filled event, which sounds like it might just be all treats and no tricks. Inflatable things! Candy! Costumes! Live entertainment! “Kid friendly” is an understatement; this is a kid’s paradise. Mj’s hotdogs, Bella’s Gelato Shoppe, Wilson’s Kettle Corn and The Blacktop Grill will be serving up eats to complement the inevitable bags full of treats. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Road. $1 (ONE DOLLAR.)
Fall Brawl #1
. The WWE Smackdown of Tucson’s culinary community continues with this heated competition over who can craft the best game-day appetizer. Will it be Johnny Gibson’s? The Drunken Chicken? Mulligan Sports Grill? Or Rincon Market itself? Everyone knows the appetizer is the most important part of a game-day spread, because it’s the point in the day where you’re most likely to be sober and still have some sort of discerning taste. So this is not to be taken lightly. Cast your vote carefully, because there can only be one! 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Rincon Market, 2513 E. Sixth St. $15.
Casino Del Sol Oktoberfest
. It’s about to get German! And we’re not talking Weinerschnitzel. This 21+ Oktoberfest features Sam Adams and Paulaner beer, live music and German foods and desserts. Vendors will keep your belly full, live music will keep your heart full, and games and contests will keep your adrenaline reserves full. The event runs for 10 hours, and entry is free, so if you forget your lederhosen or your pint glass, there’s no worries about leaving and coming back (as long as you’re still okay to drive). Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. AVA Amphitheater, 5644 W. Valencia Road. Free.
Uncle Bob’s Popcorn Halloween Promotion
. Check out some of terrifically tasty treats at a small business that is just as lovable as it is local. If you’ve ever been to the Shanty on Fourth Ave, you’ve probably had Uncle Bob’s. But, in honor of Halloween, they’re mixing things up. The Monster Mash mix comes with bright green, orange and purple kernels, and the Day of the Dead popcorn is white, silver and black. A smaller bag is $399, and an impressively large one is $9.99. Through Oct. 31. Uncle Bob’s Popcorn, 1147 N. Columbus Ave.