BEER DINNER: Six courses paired with five beers from Port City Brewing. 6 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-1785. www.
COOKING CLASS:Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi focus on using items from the garden for a garden party. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.
WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring a Farmer’s Cross hog from Bev Eggleston paired with pinot varietals. 7 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790. www.jackson20.com.
COOKING CLASS: Frank Solivan of the bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen teaches a class on basic cooking skills to mark the group’s new “On the Edge” album. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi share ideas for how to use fresh herbs. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.
FILM SCREENING: Showing of “Genetic Roulette,” followed by a discussion of genetically modified food. Free, registration required. WisdomWell Family Acupuncture and Wellness, 8955 Guilford Rd., Suite 240, Columbia. 301-602-6560. www.simplisticwholistic.com.
PORK IN THE PARK: Barbecue and cook-off festival features a wing war, music and vendors. 4-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5. WinterPlace Park, 6737 Blue Ribbon Rd., Salisbury, Md. 800-332-8687. www.porkinthepark.org.
BOOK SIGNING: Chef and author Jenn Crovato signs copies of her new book, “Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Pepper.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with purchase of cookbook ($35.99). Italian Store, 3123 Lee Hwy., Arlington. The event repeats Sunday, noon-3 p.m., at Sapore Oil & Vinegar, 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE.
COOKING CLASS: Children learn to make after-school snacks. 3-5 p.m. $35. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.
DECANTER WINE FESTIVAL: Maryland wines, horse races, live music, food, artisans and more. Noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $30; $50 for both days. Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. www.
DIRTY KITCHEN DINNER: Frank Solivan of the bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen prepares a three-course dinner to mark the group’s new “On the Edge” album. 7-10:30 p.m. $125, including an autographed copy of the album. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
OYSTER CLASS AND TASTING: Eight oyster varieties with wine and cocktails. 3 p.m. $50. Grillfish, 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-331-7310. www.grillfishdc.com.