Diner’s Agenda loves Barbara Kingsolver.

Wednesday, May 23
•Hotshot restaurateur Jeffrey Fournier of 51 Lincoln hosts a dinner honoring “the noble wines of Italy”, an image that for whatever reason makes us picture bottles of wine in chain armor atop horses. No such hijinx will occur at tonight’s dinner (well, probably), but there will be a truly intense multicourse meal experience. Things get underway at 6:30 and tickets are $150 a pop. Call (617) 965-3100 to save your place. [51 Lincoln]

Thursday, May 24
•The description for Barbara Kingsolver’s new book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle indicates that a portion of the tome deals with “the lost art of turkey sex”. You heard us. See what she’s on about in Cambridge tonight, where $85 gets you reserved seating at her talk at the First Parish Church in Cambridge at 6:00 and a locally-sourced dinner at UpStairs on the Square afterwards. Call (617) 661-1515 to reserve. [UpStairs on the Square: Happenings]

Diner’s Agenda: Animal, Vegetable, Wine