Washington Post food calendar

WEDNESDAY

WINE DINNER: Sommelier Matthew Carroll hosts a wine dinner themed “Bordeaux — Red, White and Sweet.” 7 p.m. $150, not including tax and gratuity. Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440. www.braborestaurant.com.

THURSDAY

BOOK SIGNING: Chef-restaurateur Art Smith signs copies of his latest cookbook, “Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort.” 5-6:30 p.m. $27.99 for the book. Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 202-393-7777. www.artandsouldc.com.

COOKING CLASS: Students learn to make pasta and get to take home their creations. 5-7 p.m. $10. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

DINNER WITH CARLA HALL: Chef, cookbook author and “The Chew” co-host Hall presents some of her favorite Southern dishes, prepared by Janis McLean, executive chef at Social Reform Kitchen and Bar. 6:30 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Social Reform Kitchen and Bar, 401 Ninth St NW. 301-598-5677. www.aiwf.org/dc.

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

WINE CLASS: Taste three pairs of wines from Europe and the United States. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

FRIDAY

ADVENTURES IN HEMINGWAY’S COCKTAILS: Reception to coincide with Septime Webre’s new ballet adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises.” Light fare and 1920s music, hosted by Philip Greene, author of “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.” 9-11:30 p.m. $60 ($55 in advance). Kennedy Center, Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar, 2700 F St. NW. museumoftheamericancocktail.org.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi share ideas for garden party dishes. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.

DC TOASTS HISTORIC BLACK BARTENDERS: Cocktails based on recipes from historic black bartenders, with music from the Chuck Brown Band. The event benefits the Museum of the American Cocktail. 9 p.m.-midnight. $75. The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. www.dctoasts.com.

SATURDAY

LAMB ROAST: Three-course meal on the patio. 7 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity; $30 for 16 and under. Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. 202-393-7777. www.artandsouldc.com.

STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE: Residents leave non-perishable food items by their mailbox for postal workers to collect as donations to food banks. www.helpstampouthunger.com.

SWEETLIFE FESTIVAL: The outdoor festival features a large music lineup, plus beer, wine and food from Sweetgreen, area chefs and food trucks. Noon. $75-$150. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. www.sweetlifefestival.com.

SUNDAY

MOTHER’S DAY TEA: Tea served with stories about the mothers who raised children in the historic house from the 1780s to the 1960s. 1-3 p.m. $28; $18 for children under 12. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

MOTHER’S DAY TEA: Period tea and snacks served while children learn about tea etiquette. Participants also make crafts for mothers. 2:30-4 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-noon. $30; children $15. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400. www.tudorplace.org.

MONDAY

ANTHONY BOURDAIN: The chef, author and television host stops in Washington as part of his “Guts and Glory” tour. 7:30 p.m. $45-$175. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. www.anthonybourdainontour.com.

WINE DINNER: Six courses with wine from California’s Chateau Montelena. 7 p.m. $215, including tax and gratuity. 2941, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

COOKING CLASS: The session with gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi focuses on summer herbs. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.

OLIVE OIL TASTING: Blind tasting of five Italian olive oils with food pairings. 12:30-2 p.m.; May 22, 5-6:30 p.m. Free, reservations required. The session repeats May 22. Olio2go, 8400-H Hilltop Rd., Fairfax. 703-876-4666. www.olio2go.com.

ZOOFARI: The National Zoo fundraiser features food from more than 100 restaurants, wine, live music, a silent auction and animal demonstrations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $200. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-633-3034. www.nationalzoo.si.edu.

Becky Krystal

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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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