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Weekly Jazz Nights at Gaspar Brasserie; Lots of Wine-Soaked Events at Wente Vineyards

Plus, a Vietnamese community meal at 18 Reasons and 15 percent off Alice’s Chinese Bistro.

Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar Brasserie
Patricia Chang

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Start your Saturday nights off right with some jazz and absinthe at Gaspar Brasserie's new weekly Parisian Jazz Series from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. The music, from rotating local musicians, accompanies a $45 three-course prix fixe classic French meal, and you can wash it all down with some $12 absinthe fountain drinks. [EaterWire]

LIVERMORE — Lots is happening over at Wente Vineyards in the next few weeks: August 22 brings "Karl Wente Presents," a live music fundraiser benefitting the Wente Foundation for Arts Education and the Livermore Valley Education Foundation. There are two movie screenings (Big Hero 6 on August 21 and Pitch Perfect on September 11) with pizza and wine on the lawn, and a "Front Porch Music Festival" on September 5 with live music and even more wine, on both the front lawn and in the barrel room. [EaterWire]

MISSION18 Reasons' August community meal is Vietnamese-focused, from Vietnam native and chef Uyen Vitti. The ticketed menu's got water spinach sautéed with garlic, opa soup with pork belly and floating sticky rice dumplings in ginger broth, all for $10. [EaterWire]

INNER SUNSETAlice's Chinese Bistro has reopened under new ownership with a revised menu, and to mark the occasion, it's offering 15 percent off checks through August 31. [Hoodline]