Chicha MoradaThe summer heat is creeping in, which means Noshing is officially on the prowl for drinks that ease the burn. The chicha morada at Candela, a Peruvian restaurant at 5845 N. Oracle Road, is perfect on hot days, and is even purported to have medicinal properties. The purple drink--made from boiled Peruvian corn, pineapple and other fruit--is beautiful, packed with antioxidants and seriously soothing; 407-0111.
Taking It to the StreetsJanos Wilder is taking a break from fine dining to flaunt his street cred this week. Learn how to make Sonoran hot dogs, ceviche, Oaxacan peanuts and other curbside cuisine the Wilder way with a class on Mexican street foods at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28. The class takes place at Janos, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, and costs $50. Call 615-6100 for reservations or more information.
Earth HourLoews Ventana Canyon Resort will turn off the lights at the Cascade Lounge for a candlelit happy hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28. The event is being held in support of Earth Hour, a movement hoping to get 1 billion people to turn off lights to raise awareness about global warming and sustainability (earthhour.org). $1 St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur cocktails and $1 glasses of organic wine will be available. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Sabino Canyon. The resort is located at 7000 N. Resort Drive; 299-2020.
Tequila!Salud at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa (3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.) hosts a tequila-tasting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 28. Attendees will be treated to light appetizers and a half-dozen tequilas for $25. Call 791-6115 for reservations or more information.