Washington food events calendar

THURSDAY

SPICE TALK: Bazaar Spices hosts O’Henry Bryan of Portland’s Pride, who will speak about the history of jerk spices in Jamaica and conduct a jerk chicken demo. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free, registration required. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-379-2907. www.bazaarspices.com.

FRIDAY

DINNER AND ART RECEPTION: Featuring Slovakian cuisine. A portion of the art sales benefits a mission supporting a girls’ school in Liberia. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65. Embassy of Slovakia, 3523 International Ct. NW. 800-777-7680. mcbarnette.com/events.html.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Signature dishes from the restaurant. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700. www.osteriamarzano.com.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Louisiana crawfish, suckling pig, shrimp, pulled pork sandwiches and a selection of Southern-inspired sides and desserts. Noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-319-1612. www.pearldivedc.com.

VINOFEST: Music, wine, food and a pop-up art exhibit. 2-10 p.m. $50-$125. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. vinofestdc.com.

MONDAY

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Single-elimination competition. A portion of the proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 5:30-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m. $35 ($25 in advance), including tax; $55 ($45 in advance) for judging experience. Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a Doubletree Hotel, 4 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore. www.masondixonmasterchef.com.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be accepted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, at least 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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