WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL: Through Feb. 9. Events include wine tastings, dinners and a sommelier showdown. Individual events $35-$125, ticket packages $100-$270. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.wineandfooddc.com.
WINE DINNER: Featuring wines from Pine Ridge Vineyards. 6:30 p.m. $135, including tax and gratuity. The Fairfax at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-736-1453. www.capitalwinefestival.com.
DINING IN THE DARK: At this fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, diners will wear light-blocking masks and eat their entree using their senses of smell, sound, taste and touch. 6 p.m. $500. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 202-530-4672. www.fightblindness.
LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER OF D.C. CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET: The traditional feast includes lion dancers and remarks on the significance of holiday foods in the annual celebration. 6:30 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Hollywood East Cafe, 11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.
Students learn to make Chinese dumplings with Scott Drewno, executive chef of the Source. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6106. www.wolfgangpuck.com.
— Becky Krystal
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