One of the old superstitions about oysters is that this bivalve mollusk should not be consumed in a month ending with the letter “r.” Besides the fact that that’s a myth, it’s April. Pay no mind to mollusk superstitions at Oyster Fest 2016, happening Thursday April 14 (6-8 p.m.) at the Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St., second floor). Not only is this the opportunity to taste 12 different types of oyster, you’ll have access to a dozen kinds of craft beers. Also on the docket is an oyster-eating competition. (The challenger who can eat the most oysters in one minute will win a $200 gift certificate to St. Paul Fish Market.) The proceeds benefit Athletes for Autism. Cost: $45 per person, by reservation only. Call 414-336-1111 or click here to register.