BEER TASTING: A sampling of seasonal beers. 6-8 p.m. Free. Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-6596. wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
WINE TASTING: Five Benziger wines are offered for tasting. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425. www.oaktonwineshop.com.
OYSTERSTOCK: A fundraiser for oyster recovery programs with an oyster-eating contest, food, music and local wine and beer. 2 p.m. $75. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060. www.postebrasserie.com.
MAKES-ME-WANNA SHOUT! CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE BAKING CHALLENGE: Judges choose a winner from among five local finalists. A portion of the proceeds will go to Martha’s Table. 5-7 p.m. Free; reservations recommended. Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW. 202-332-9672. www.shoutbakingchallenge.com.
SEAFOOD DINNER: The eight-course meal will pair local, sustainable seafood with regional wines. 7 p.m. $70, not including tax and gratuity. Grillfish, 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-331-7310. www.grillfishdc.com.
COOKING CLASS: The session with writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi focuses on asparagus. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.
AN EVENING WITH COMMON THREADS: Local chefs including Michel Richard, Mike Isabella, Jeff Tunks, Jamie Leeds and Scott Drewno cook with students participating in the Common Threads fundraiser. 6-9 p.m. $150. The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 312-329-2501. commonthreads.org.
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