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EVENTWIRE —€” Selden Standard will host a fundraising dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 5 supporting (RED), an organization that helps in the fight against AIDS. The five-course menu includes "seasonal off-menu surprises" and red wine pairings from the restaurant's reserve stock. Tickets are $200. [EaterWire]

NEWS —€” This year's big exhibits at the DIA will take on food and it's intersection with the arts. Debuting in November the museum will showcase Bitter| Sweet, an exhibit that explores why non-native foods like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate became fashionable in Europe during the 18th century. A second exhibit, The Edible Monument, will focus on prints and cookbooks from the 16th and 17th centuries and beyond that display monuments built out of food (think sugar statues). [DBiz]

MENU PORN —€” The Root Restaurant & Bar is marking its five-year anniversary with a $5 menu served Tuesday through Saturday from open until 6 p.m. during the month of May. The menu includes an egg sandwich, buffalo wings, shrimp spring rolls, arancini, and "Jimmy's Cajun chicken pizza." [EaterWire]

PHOTO INTERLUDE —€” Take a look inside the Cass Corridor's former drag and rock music venue Gold Dollar. [Motor City Muckraker]

EVENTWIRE — The Meatstress, chef Larissa Popa is back on May 16 with two classes —€” a whole hog butchery demonstration (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and a hands-on charcuterie making course (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Held at Shed 5 in Eastern Market spots are available on a limited, pre-pay basis. Attend one class for $85 or both for $150. Email[EaterWire]

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