Washington Post food calendar for Sept. 1-20


MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL: With pastries, beer, wine, live music, dancing, church tours and activities for children and adults. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free. 703-734-9566. Holy Transfiguration Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. www.middleeasternfoodfestival.com.



DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL: Through Sept. 16, screenings of several food-related films, with complementary snacks from local chefs. $15; $12 in advance. 202-393-4266. dcshorts.com/films/film-chef-pairings.


COOKING CLASS: DC Coast executive chef Matt Kuhn teaches participants how to cook with farmers market produce. 11 a.m.-
1 p.m. $85, including wine pairings. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-408-0201. passionfoodhospitality.com.

SATURDAY SUPPER: Featuring coastal fare paired with gin. 7 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 202-393-7777. www.artandsouldc.com.

SEPT. 12

WINE DINNER: Five-course meal with wines from Kir-Yianni Estate in Greece. 8 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

SEPT. 13

DINNER FUNDRAISER: Dinner hosted by Bryan Voltaggio of Volt with guest chefs Matt Orlando of Noma in Copenhagen and Michael Voltaggio of Ink in Los Angeles. Proceeds go to Share Our Strength. 6-9:30 p.m. $750; $95 for reception only. Volt, 228 N. Market St., Frederick. 202-478-6528. www.strength.org/nkh_frederick.

WINE DINNER: Five-course James Bond-themed meal. 7 p.m. $285, not including tax and gratuity. Jefferson Hotel, 16th and M streets NW. 202-448-2300. www.jeffersondc.com.

SEPT. 15

DATE NIGHT, CHEF’S TABLE: Class includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. 8-10 p.m. $80 per couple. Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16 Vulcan Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.workhousearts.org.

SEPT. 19

COOKING CLASS: Writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi focus on figs. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

SEPT. 20

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Unlimited fresh seafood, live music and an open bar. Guests can try two new oyster varieties from Virginia.
7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $175; $150 before Sept. 1. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-8778. www.pearldivedc.com.

GRAPES WITH THE APES: Wine-tasting event in the Great Ape House, also featuring live music. 6-9 p.m. $55; $40 for FONZ members. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-3040. www.nationalzoo.si.edu.

— Becky Krystal

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