WINE RIOT: Featuring more than 200 wines from 63 wineries, with music, food samples and a wine “crash course.” 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. $50 per session (includes unlimited tastings). DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. www.secondglass.com.
CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK SHOWDOWN: Chef and co-owner Jeff Black of Black Restaurant Group competes against Victor Albisu (formally of BLT Steak), Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, Scott Drewno of the Source and Adam Sobel of Bourbon Steak. The event also includes a taping of the radio program “Foodie & The Beast” with Nycci and David Nellis, brunch and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the diabetes care complex at Children’s National Medical Center. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35, not including tax and gratuity. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225. www.blackjackdc.com.
ROOFTOP BARBECUE: First in a weekly summer series through the end of August. 4 p.m. $30, not including tax and gratuity. Eventide, 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-3165. www.eventiderestaurant.com.
COOKBOOK CLUB: Four-course tasting menu and cooking class based on the Martha Stewart cookbook “Martha’s American Food.” Noon-2 p.m. $75, including a copy of the cookbook. Williams-Sonoma, 825 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-1904. www.williams-sonoma.com.
COOKING CLASS: The session with writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi focuses on peas. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.
PATIO PIG PARTY: Family-style feast of whole roasted pig with fixings. 6 p.m. $40, not including tax and gratuity. Additional dates: June 13, July 11, Aug. 15 and Sept. 12. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790. www.jackson20.com.
WINE FLAWS AND FAULTS: Learn how to identify wine faults, including cork taint, brett, oxidation and heat damage. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.
100 BOWLS OF COMPASSION: A fundraiser for Miriam’s Kitchen with food, an auction and open bar. 6-9:30 p.m. $250. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-452-8926. www.miriamskitchen.org.
INFORMATION SESSION: The session is designed for prospective professional culinary and pastry arts students. 6:30-8 p.m. Free, reservations required. L’Academie de Cuisine, 16006 Industrial Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-670-8670, Ext. 201. www.lacademie.com.
— Becky Krystal
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