ETHNIC FOOD FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR: Russian and Eastern European foods such as pierogies, chicken Kiev, blini and halupki. Traditional music, crafts, Christmas items and more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-6300. www.stmarkoca.org.
CHEESE CLASS: Three Shepherds Farm teaches the history and principles of cheesemaking as well as how to make several soft and semi-hard pressed cheeses. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $195, including lunch. L’Academie de Cuisine, 16006 Industrial Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-670-8670. www.lacademie.com.
COOKING CLASS: Students learn to make classic American pastries and sample cordials. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. District Commons, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-587-5277. passionfoodhospitality.myshopify.com.
METRO COOKING DC: Cooking and entertaining show with chef demonstrations, cookbook author and television personality appearances, workshops, food vendors, a grand tasting pavilion and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $24.50 general admission, $12.50 children ages 4-12; additional events extra. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. 703-543-1628. www.metrocookingdc.com.
WINERY TOUR: With scientific and technical details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes wine tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.
TASTE OF LAUREL: Sampling of foods by local restaurants and businesses. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free with nonperishable food donation to the Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services. Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
DIWALI CELEBRATION: With Indian food, desserts and lights. 4 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.
WINE DINNER: Four courses paired with wines from Three Fox Vineyards. 5 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Pane e Vino, 9020 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 571-642-0605. www.paneevino-ristorante.com.
CHEESE CLASS: Three Shepherds Farm teaches the history and principles of cheesemaking, as well as how to make several soft and semi-hard pressed cheeses. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $195, including lunch. L’Academie de Cuisine, 5021 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-986-9490. www.lacademie.com.
WINE TASTING: Samples of 20 wines from around the world and light appetizers. 6-9 p.m. $20. Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda. 301-656-5515. www.redwoodbethesda.com.
SCOTCH TASTING: Tasting of three scotches from Scotland’s Balvenie Distillery. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 8-9 p.m. $25. Eamonn’s a Dublin Chipper and Bar TNT, 2413 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 703-920-0315. www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com/TNT.
WINE DINNER: Multi-course meal in conjunction with Arrowine to mark the Sassicaia new vintage release. 6:30 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Osteria, 6641 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-918-0080. www.assaggiosteria.com.
BOOK DINNER: Five-course collaborative meal to mark the release of Hank Shaw’s new book, “Duck, Duck, Goose.” 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity; wine pairings additional $45. Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-803-8020. www.bryanvoltaggio.com/#store.
COOKING CLASS: As part of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture’s master course series, Scott Drewno, executive chef at the Source, teaches how to make dumplings. Includes a dim sum brunch. Noon-2 p.m. $110. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 571-384-8845. www.arcadiamembers.org.
BOOK TALK: Joe Yonan, Washington Post Food and Travel editor, and Bonny Wolf, managing editor of American Food Roots and NPR Weekend Edition food commentator, discuss Yonan’s new cookbook, “Eat Your Vegetables.” Books will be available for sale, and a book signing follows the conversation. 4 p.m. Free, registration required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
FARMLAND FEAST: Fundraiser for FreshFarm Markets features food, wine and other drinks from regional farmers and producers as prepared by local chefs and bartenders. 6-10 p.m. $300 for cocktail party and sit-down dinner; $125 for cocktail party only. The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. 202-835-0500. freshfarmmarket.org.
— Becky Krystal
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