Washington Post food calendar

APRIL 17

BEER DINNER: Four-course menu of baseball-inspired food and beer pairings. 6:30 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.
wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean
.

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.
unionstreetpublichouse.com
.

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.

APRIL 18

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.

APRIL 19

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.

APRIL 20

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.
decanterwinefestival.com
.

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.

WINE DINNER: Interactive murder mystery three-course dinner. 8 p.m. $99, not including tax and gratuity. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463. www.
paradisespringswinery.com
.

APRIL 22

COOKING CLASS: Beyhan Cagri Trock, author of “The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl,” teaches a session on Sephardic and Turkish food. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $70. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

GREEK OUTDOOR MARKET: A variety of vendors visits the pop-up agora in honor of Greek Easter. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, 6-10 p.m. Free. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

APRIL 22

COOKING CLASS: Chef James Kirby teaches students how to cook rockfish, asparagus, lamb and a spring fruit trifle. 7-10 p.m. $60. Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. flavors.me/stratfordculinary.

APRIL 23

BEER TASTING: Samples of East Coast and West Coast IPAs served with cheese platters. 5-8 p.m. $20. Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine, 2009 Chapman Ave., Rockville. 301-770-5515. www.gillyscbfw.com.

WINE DINNER: With Mauritson Wines. 7 p.m. $69, not including tax and gratuity. Chef Geoff’s Rockville, 12256 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 240-621-3090.www.chefgeoff.com.

WINE TASTING: Attendees sample 15 wines from Italy’s Alto Adige region, served with small plates, cheese and charcuterie. 7 p.m. $45. Circle Bistro, 1 Washington Circle NW. 202-468-3792. www.aiwf.org/dc.

APRIL 24

WINE DINNER: Wines from Domaine Lamy-Pillot and Domaine Thibert Pouilly. 7 p.m. $220, including tax and gratuity. 2941, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

APRIL 25

COOKING CLASS: Students practice knife skills and learn to make main-course salads. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65. Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-441-7094.

GARDEN STROLL AND TEA: Tour demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent, then have a traditional English afternoon tea. 1-3 p.m. The event repeats May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20. $28. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

Becky Krystal

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and click on “Food Events.”

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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