MAY 27 Philanthropists are invited to appreciate both the fruits of the vine and fruits of the imagination this month at a unique, two-pronged fundraiser and contemporary art showcase. Art of the Barrel presents the visual efforts of top Ontario College of Art and Design students, who have transformed viticulture vessels into wine-inspired masterpieces. The collected barrels are judged—with the winners awarded scholarships—and then put up for bidding in a public auction. Proceeds help support OCAD and Casey House, a hospice for people living with HIV/AIDS. Toronto Reference Library, 6 p.m., $75; call 416-962-4040, ext. 230 for further details.