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JUNE 13

CHEESE CLASS: Four cheeses paired with four beers suited for summer. 7 p.m. $49. The class repeats June 27. Righteous Cheese, Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-716-3320. www.righteouscheese.com.

WINE CLASS: Comparing Old and New World varietals. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

WINE DINNER: Five courses, in honor of the restaurant’s 15th anniversary. 7-10 p.m. $150, including tax and gratuity. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988. www.dccoast.com.

JUNE 14

COOKING CLASS: Chef-owner David Guas of Bayou Bakery teaches a class on Cajun food. 7 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

GLUTEN-FREE DINNER: Four courses with guest speaker Aline Charabaty, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University, who will discuss the growth and diagnosis of gluten-related conditions and how to lead a gluten-free lifestyle. 6:30 p.m. $80, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.

JUNE 15

BARBECUE, BEER AND BOURBON EVENT: Featuring barbecue, bourbon samples, beer from Port City Brewing and music from Honky Tonk Confidential with “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. Ten percent of the proceeds go to the MicroGreens project. Noon-3 p.m. $60 ($55 in advance); $40 children under 15 ($35 in advance). Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-1475. www.occidentaldc.com.

BEER AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: Tails and Ales fundraiser for Civista Health Foundation features barbecue, beer, music and a cornhole tournament. 2-8 p.m. $20. Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Rd., La Plata. www.civista.org.

COFFEE CUPPING: Participants discover the science of this kind of tasting, taste a selection of specialty brews and hear the story of coffee’s transformation from bean to beverage. 10 a.m.-noon. $27. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Block party with Southern food and live music. 1-5 p.m. Free admission; food and drink available for purchase. Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-5051. www.eveningstarcafe.net.

ESCAPE TO MARYLAND’S WINE COUNTRY: Over two weekends, self-guided winery-to-winery tour features tastings and tours at more than a dozen Maryland wineries. Noon-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Also June 22-23, noon-5 p.m. $40 ($70 for two people) for both weekends; $10 designated drivers. vino301.com.

PIG ROAST: Cuban-style meal with live jazz. 4-6 p.m. $49, not including tax and gratuity. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463. www.paradisespringswinery.com.

WINE AND COCKTAIL CLASSES: The class for women focuses on bourbon cocktails; a simultaneous class for men focuses on sparkling wines. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-944-2026. www.bourbonsteakdc.com.

JUNE 17

COOKING CLASS: Chef Hugues Cossard teaches students how to butcher, bone, stuff and roast a whole suckling pig. 7-10 p.m. $60. Stratford University, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. flavors.me/stratfordculinary.

WINE DINNER: Summer wines with summer foods. 7 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

JUNE 18

BOOK TALK: Elissa Altman discusses her new book, “Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking” with Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan. 7 p.m. $12. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. www.sixthandi.org.

WHISKY TASTING: Five new whiskies from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society served with snacks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $75. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. www.smwsa.com.

JUNE 19

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.

JUNE 20

FOOD IN THE CITY: Smart Growth America hosts a panel discussion and reception about the intersection of smart growth development and Washington’s growing food community. 6-8 p.m. Free, registration required. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. foodinthecity.eventbrite.com.

WASHINGTON POST COOKBOOK PANEL: To mark the release of “The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes,” Daniel Zwerdling of NPR moderates a discussion with former Post food critic and Food editor Phyllis Richman; deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick; Food editor Joe Yonan; food critic Tom Sietsema; and staff writer Tim Carman. A book signing and mini “Taste of Barracks Row” follows. Post wine writer Dave McIntyre conducts an informal wine tasting. Books will be available for sale. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

— Becky Krystal

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