Washington Post food calendar for July 20-Aug. 4

FRIDAY

LIFERIDE FOR AMFAR: Motorcycle-themed food by R.J. Cooper, Robert Weidmaier, David Guas and Mike Isabella as part of the Kiehl’s LifeRide for Amfar, a motorcycle ride raising funds to fight HIV/AIDS. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kiehl’s, 3110 M St. NW. kiehls@brandlinkdcrsvp.com. 202-333-5102. www.amfar.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FARM-TO-STREET PARTY: With local food, beer, wine and a pop-up park featuring area retailers. 13th and V streets NW near the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station. 1-7 p.m. $15, including two food tickets. 202-674-2005. thinklocalfirstdc.com.

ASIAN FESTIVAL: Featuring Asian food, cooking demonstrations, performances and a tennis tournament. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 4352 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax (adjacent to the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel). 703-589-4144. asianfestivaldc.com.

BUTCHER COMPETITION: Regional butchers vie for a chance to compete at the National Best Butcher Competition in New York. Also featuring music and cooking demos by Ris Lacoste of Ris and Ed Witt of 701. Proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen. 6-9 p.m. $20. Whole Foods Market, 1440 P St. NW. 202-332-4300. www.bestbutchercontest.com.

MONDAY

WINE DINNER: Five-course meal featuring Foxen Winery. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212. www.bazinsonchurch.com.

TUESDAY

BEER TALK: Beer from Oskar Blues Brewery paired with food. 8-10 p.m. $50, including tax and gratuity. Food Wine & Co., 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-8008. foodwineandco.com.

RESERVE NOW

JULY 27

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with Anchor Brewing beer and the area introduction of Brekle’s Brown, with beermaster Mark Carpenter. 6:30 p.m. $60, including tax and gratuity. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-787-1000. www.thehamiltondc.com.

JULY 28

BOOK EVENT: Chef Marcus Samuelsson presents a reading, signing and cooking demonstration from his new memoir “Yes, Chef.” 7 p.m. $50, including food tastings, a glass of wine and a signed copy of the book. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. 202-803-2899. www.thehowardtheatre.com.

JULY 30

WINE TASTING: Paul Jameson of the Jameson Wine Experience leads a tasting of white wines from Italy. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35, including wines and light fare. Twisted Vines, 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington. 571-482-8581. twisted-vines.com. www.jamesonwine.com.

AUG. 3

WHISKEY TASTING: Features a demonstration of 18th-century distilling, lecture by Mount Vernon’s resident whiskey expert, Dennis Pogue, a whiskey tasting and seated dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $150, including tax and gratuity. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org.

AUG. 4

COOKING CLASS: Country Vintner’s Jason Whiteside teaches guests about fortified wines, each paired with a small plate. 1-3 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-730-2508. www.risdc.com.

Becky Krystal

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Becky Krystal is a member of The Post's Food and Travel staffs. In her spare time she loves to, of course, travel and cook.
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