CHEESE CLASS: Tasting six cheeses from the Alps, paired with three craft beers and snacks. 7 p.m. The class repeats Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, both at 7 p.m. $49. Righteous Cheese, Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-716-3320. www.righteouscheese.com.
WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring pork and pinot noir. 7 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790. www.jackson20.com.
WINE DINNER: Five courses with wine from Linden Vineyards and RdV Vineyards. 7 p.m. $200, not including tax and gratuity. Restaurant Eve, 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-706-0450. www.restauranteve.com.
GRAND BORDEAUX TASTING: Sample more than a hundred 2010 wines from members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. 5-8 p.m. $99. Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-333-6666. www.pearsonswine.com.
LALLA ESSAYDI: REVISIONS: A private viewing of the exhibit on the identity of Muslim women includes Moroccan-inspired hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails. 6:30-9 p.m. $55 ($50 in advance). National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org.
CAPITAL WINE FESTIVAL: The festival’s grand-opening reception offers samples from local wineries and others. Buffet included. 7-10 p.m. $65. 2100 Prime, Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-736-1453.
PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD AND WINE: Scott Harris, owner of Catoctin Creek Distilling, teaches the fundamentals of operating a craft distillery. Small plates accompany the tastings. 3-5 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. 202-419-6768. www.mastersfoodandwine.com.
SCOTCH TASTING: Passion Food Hospitality beverage director Scott Clime leads the session, which includes the basics of Scotch. 1-3 p.m. $85. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988. www.dccoast.com.
SIPS & SUPPERS: The Sips portion of the fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table hosted by Jose Andres, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters features more than 35 participants showcasing regional fare with food, wine and cocktail tastings. 7-10 p.m. $95. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.sipsandsuppers.org.
SIPS & SUPPERS: The Suppers portion of the fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table hosted by Jose Andres, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters features chef-prepared dinners at 30 area homes. 6 p.m. $550. www.sipsandsuppers.org.
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