What better way to celebrate a Wednesday than by letting some expert local bartenders make margaritas for you? CityBeat’s fourth-annual Margarita Madness is a laid-back fiesta at Newport on the Levee, featuring a margarita throw-down, where participating vendors — Redondo, El Rancho Grande, Northside Yacht Club, Just Jerks, The Pub Rookwood, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Game Works, Dick’s Last Resort and more — compete to make the best margarita. And since you can’t enjoy booze on an empty stomach, there will be plenty of restaurants serving up summery bites as well as a guac-off and a live DJ.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. $35; $125 VIP pair. Newport on the Levee, Newport, citybeat.com.