THE BUSINESS OF BOOZE: Industree hosts a panel discussion with area bartenders, brewers, wine experts and distillers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Nourish Now and D.C. Central Kitchen. 5-7:30 p.m. $45. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. www.dcindustree.com.
BEER DINNER: Three-course, tailgate-themed menu paired with beer from Oskar Blues Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.
BOOK EVENT: Cookbook launch for “A Caribbean Mom’s Table,” by Dorel Callender, including tasting. Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States, 19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 202-722-4218. www.ncaffa.org.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Kermit Griffin teaches a class on Southern fall favorites. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
WINE CLASS: Wines of Paolo Bea from Umbria, Italy. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.
DECKFEST: Oktoberfest-themed event with German beer, wine and food, as well as live music. 5 p.m. $19.95 for the buffet. Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-9300. tuskies.com.
BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS: King Arthur Flour conducts sessions on pies and savory scones (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and yeast and whole grains (3-5 p.m.). Free. Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax. www.kingarthurflour.com/baking.
CAPITOL CITY BREWING’S MID-ATLANTIC OKTOBERFEST: Featuring more than 50 breweries, with German food, music and vendors. Noon-7 p.m. Free admission; $25 for a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets; additional tickets cost $1 each. Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-578-3888. capcitybrew.com.
CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL: Jamaican food, reggae music, family activities and more. Pike Central Farm Market, 11806 Rockville Pike, between Old Georgetown and Montrose roads. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. www.centralfarmmarkets.com.
COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on “game-day gourmet.” 11 a.m. $65. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.com.
COOKING CLASS: David Hagedorn, Washington Post Food section contributing writer and dining columnist for DC Magazine, teaches students how to create a showstopping dinner party, brand their cooking style and manage time effectively. 11 a.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt teaches how to make bread, including hearty harvest bread, Sicilian semolina bread and cinnamon-raisin bread, as well as sweet and savory compound butters. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $70. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920. www.culinariacookingschool.com.