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Local craft distillery GrandTen uses local ingredients to concoct their signature gins, vodkas, and more. Take a look around their headquarters and taste their spirits right at the source. Every Saturday. Noon-4 p.m. (starting at the top of each hour). Free. GrandTen Distilling, 383 Dorchester Ave. 617-269-0497. www.grandten.com


Wild things Because of poaching and the demands of the ivory trade, elephants and rhinos are being slaughtered for their tusks and horns at an alarming rate. Raise your voice for the voiceless at the Boston leg of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. Oct. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. Boston Common Visitor Center,
139 Tremont St. www.facebook.com/events/

Celebrating Comics Meet some local artists and writers working in the medium of comic books at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Instead of focusing on the commercial aspect of comics, MICE places emphasis on the skills and artistry involved in producing comic books. There will be workshops, panel discussions, and special guests from the world of independent comics and graphic novels. Oct. 4 from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. University Hall at Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.micexpo.org

A glass to pass the time Taste fine wines from France, Italy, and Latin America at the South End Wine Tour. Led by a wine ambassador, you can walk through one of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhoods and have wine and appetizers waiting for you at three different locations. Oct. 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $66. Gaslight Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave. 844-879-8799. www.city


Smokin’ good Ever wonder where you can find the best ribs in Boston? They’re all at the “Smoke This” Rib Fest, a culinary showdown for anyone who loves some good down-home barbecue. To sample a variety of ribs and vote for best of the fest, purchase a $25 Taste Ticket. Otherwise the event is totally free. Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. 622 Cambridge St., Cambridge. www.east

Wheels and meals Amateur bikers need not apply. The fourth annual Bikes and Bites is a 22-mile culinary bike tour. Tickets include a wine tasting and a two-course dinner. Bike rentals are available. Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $40-$57 Tryst Restaurant,
689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. www.culinary

Appreciating Poe Honoring the father of American Gothic literature, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston will be unveiling and dedicating an original statue of the Boston-born writer this Sunday. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, and a representative of Mayor Walsh will be present to say a few words. Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. Free. Edgar Allan Poe Square, intersection of Boylston and Charles streets. 617-552-3710. www.bostonpoe.org
Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta can be reached at raffaela.kenny-cincotta@globe.com