PINE ISLAND — Among the special events that are part of Pine Island Cheese Festival:
— The Cheese, Wine and Beer Gala will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 6 at the Pine Island Cheese Factory. Locally produced wine, craft beer and cheese will be available for tasting. There also will be live music.
General admission is $5, which includes a $2 coupon toward a purchase at the event. A wristband, which is $5, is needed to sample and buy wine and beer. The Cheese Factory is located in the center of the Cheese Festival grounds.
— Danzig the Hypnotist will bring his comedy hypnosis show to the Olde Pine Theatre at 7:30 p.m. June 7. Danzig asks for volunteers from the audience who are willing to be hypnotized. There will be laughter, but Danzig prides himself on not causing anyone embarrassment on stage.
Tickets are $8 in advance at www.danzigthehypnotist.com; $10 for adults, $8 for students at the door, age 5 and younger free with a paid adult.
The Olde Pine Theatre is located at 113 Second St. SW; 507-356-4900.
Pine Island Cheese Festival is June 5-7.