BEER DINNER: Five-course meal with beers by Flying Dog Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Carmello’s, 9108 Center St., Manassas. 703-368-5522. carmellos.com.
PAELLA CLASS AND DINNER: Learn how to make paella. Includes dinner and drinks. 6-9 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 722 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-9190.
CHARITY IN CHOCOLATE: Fundraiser for Heart of America Foundation features tastings, open bar, raffle and chocolate fashion show. 6-9 p.m. $110. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. www.chocolatefashionshow.org.
DC BEER FESTIVAL: Craft beer, food sold separately. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. $40. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. www.dcbeerfestival.com.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Scott Drewno teaches a class on Chinese dishes to benefit the Fit for Hope Challenge. Lunch follows. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6106. www.wolfgangpuck.com.
WINERY TOUR: Winery and vineyard tour with details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes wine tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.
BOUNTY OF THE BAY PARTY: Crabs, oysters, clams and sides. 6-8 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790. www.jackson20.com.
WINE DINNER: Five-course meal prepared by chef Michael Friedman and beverage director Sebastian Zutant of the Red Hen, featuring Virginia wines. RSVP to rsvp@ pfaucommunications.com. 5:30 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. RdV Vineyards, 2550 Delaplane Grade Rd., Delaplane. 540-364-0221. www.rdvvineyards.com.
WINE DINNER: Five-course meal with wines from Rappahannock Cellars. 6 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Girasole, 4224 Loudoun Ave., The Plains. 540-253-5501. www.girasole-panino.com.
BEER DINNER: Four-course, German-inspired meal paired with beers for Oktoberfest. 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.
COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi share ideas on cooking with eggplant. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. www.usbg.gov.
WINE CLASS: Focuses on red wines other than cabernet and pinot noir. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.
WINE DINNER: Featuring Pierre Sparr wines. 6:30 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Brasserie Beck, 1101 K St. NW. www.beckdc.com.
COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on Chesapeake Bay cuisine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988. www.dccoast.com.
SCOTCH AND OYSTER TASTING: Oysters paired with blended Scotch whiskies from Compass Box Whisky Co. 3-5 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225. www.blackjackdc.com.
VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL: Several dozen Virginia wineries offer samples. Also featuring seminars, music and shopping. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 per day; $18 teens and designated drivers; $7 children 6-12. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. virginiawinefest.com.
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