Soupís on. The annual Firestone High School Soupfest will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the high school cafeteria at 333 Rampart Ave. in Akron. The event raises money for the schoolís Instrumental Music Association. Local restaurants donate soup; patrons get unlimited portions, a dessert and beverage. Cost is $8, $4.50 for children 12 or older. Tickets are available at the door.

Wine anyone? Bricco Cafe and the Doubletree Hotel in Fairlawn, across from Summit Mall, are teaming up with radio station The Wave (107.3-FM), for an Around the World Wine Tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the ballroom of the Doubletree, 3150 W. Market St. Jazzy pop fusion trio Blu Monsoon will perform. Wines from Italy, France, Argentina, Australia and the United States are on the bill, along with appetizers such as panko-crusted chicken with apricot mustard sauce, and gruyere and Parmesan beignets. Cost is $35. To purchase tickets, go to http://1073thewave.net.

Wine dinner. 3 Point, 45 E. Market St. in downtown Akron, will host a Wines of Italy dinner at 7 p.m. Monday. The five courses will include an Italian meat and cheese antipasto platter paired with an extra dry prosecco; shrimp and scallop ceviche paired with a fiano and chardonnay blend, and braised short rib and polenta paired with a Tuscan red blend. Cost is $60. Call 330-535-6410.