FoodQueen St. Fare, the downtown food hall, expands its offerings Thursday night with a one-night-only five-course dinner offered by chef René Rodriguez at Mercadito, his Mexican street food counter. There, the Top Chef Canada victor and veteran Ottawa chef will serve dishes that fuse Mexican and Japanese cuisine, including a sashimi and ceviche sampler, “Tijuana ramen” with pig cheek, steamed red snapper with tempura and corn emulsion, wagyu striploin and aerated matcha sponge. The dinner’s cost is $79, and an optional liquor pairing from Q Bar in Queen St. Fare is $35. Seating is limited and reservations at 6 or 8:30 p.m. are available at mercadito.ca.FoodYasmin Syrian Food, a catering service begun by Syrian women who came to Canada as refugees, joins Friday night with First United Church (347 Richmond Rd.) to combine an Iftar dinner — the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset — with a celebration of Syrian culture. In addition to the meal, there will be entertainment, storytelling and cultural exchange. The event is at 8 p.m. and tickets with a suggested price of $30 are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.FilmFor more than 40 years, the co-operative called the Winnipeg Film Group has promoted the work of independent filmmakers, supporting the work of such talents as John Paizs, Guy Maddin and Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan. The 2017 documentary Tales From The Winnipeg Film Group delves into the institution’s storied history through dozens of candid interviews, archival footage and film excerpts, and its Ottawa premiere, presented by the Canadian Film Institute, is Friday at 7 p.m. at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave.). Filmmaker Dave Barber will introduce and discuss the documentary.DanceOn their national tour, four solo dancers — William Lau, Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Peter Chin and Hari Krishnan — will present their work Monday at Arts Court, respectively plumbing the traditions and influences of China’s Peking Opera, the Philippines, Cambodia and India’s Bharatanatyam dance. The set of performances called Undivided Colours will be followed by a discussion between the artists and the audience. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20, available at eventbrite.ca. Seating will be limited to 50 people.JazzMontreal-based alto saxophonist Tevet Sela brings his high-energy quartet on Saturday at 8 p.m. to Record Runner Rehearsal Studio, the intimate performance space on Colonnade Road South. Sela, a native of Israel, combines jazz with the sounds of klezmer, African and Middle Eastern music, and his group includes the potent talents of pianist John Roney, bassist Olivier Babaz and drummer Martin Auguste. Tickets are $25 at recordrunner.ca.