• HOT TICKET

The dish is fish — times seven

JOIN CHEF LEE SKAWINSKI for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which has become a Christmas Eve tradition at his restaurant. The five-course meal will include a shaved fennel, pea shoot and celery root salad with grilled Winterpoint oysters; roasted Countneck clams and poached gulf shrimp; and roasted basil-crusted Atlantic cod.

WHEN: 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Cinque Terre, 36 Wharf St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $50, not including beverages, tax and gratuity

INFO: Call 347-6154 for reservations

• CHEAP THRILL

It’s a sparkling conversation

JUST IN TIME for New Year’s Eve, sample and discuss a series of sparkling wines with Erica Archer of Wine Wise, a Portland-based wine education and events service.

WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: The Wine Bar, 38 Wharf St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $30

INFO: www.winewiseevents.com