Washington food events calendar


ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL: Featuring traditional Armenian cuisine. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW. 202-363-1923. www.stmaryaac.org.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Dinner featuring selections from the new restaurant’s menu, with all of the proceeds going to Food for Others. 6:30-8 p.m. $45, not including gratuity. Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 1934 Old Gallows Rd., Suite 110, Vienna. 703-854-1728. www.paladarlatinkitchen.com.


BBQ, BLUES AND BREWS: Four styles of craft beer paired with regional barbecue. 6:30-9 p.m. $49. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. www.openkitchen-dcmetro.com.


INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Food, crafts, rugs and more from Islamic nations for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Islamic Center, 2551 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

OF ALE AND HISTORY BEER FESTIVAL: More than 50 beers, live music, tours of the historic manor and food and crafts for sale. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 ($20 in advance); $10 for designated drivers and attendees younger than 21. Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, Va. 540-869-2028. www.bellegrove.org.


WINE CLASS: Featuring biodynamic wines from Italy’s Manincor winery. 7 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.


MAY 15

EMBASSY CHEF CHALLENGE: Small plates prepared by more than a dozen embassy chefs, as well as live and silent auctions. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-661-7581. www.culturaltourismdc.org.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, 14 days in advance.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.



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