Wednesday, May 12, 2004; Page F03
SATURDAY: Armenian festival featuring food tastings sponsored by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and the Alexandria-Gyumri Sister City Committee. Free admission. Noon-6 p.m. Market Square, Old Town Alexandria. Call 703-883-4686.
SATURDAY: Italian cooking class at the Kitchen Guild featuring Jackie Cipriano of Capital Cuisine cooking classes. $35. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 5027 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-362-7111.
MONDAY: French wine dinner at Mon Ami Gabi. Sponsored by the Washington Wine Academy. $49 includes tax and tip. 6:30-9 p.m. 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Call 703-971-1525 or see www.washingtonwineacademy.org.
MAY 20: National ZooFari Elephant Romp -- gala fundraiser including food from more than 100 local restaurants. Benefits the National Zoo revitalization programs. $135 for nonmembers. 6:30-10 p.m. National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-673-4613 or www.fonz.org.
MAY 20: Australian wine tasting at the Australian Embassy. Sponsored by Wide World of Wines. $100. 6:30-9 p.m. Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-333-7500.
MAY 20: Wine dinner and book discussion with "The Potsticker Chronicles" author Stuart Chang Berman at the National Press Club. $75 includes tax and tip. 6:30 p.m. 529 14th St., NW. Call 202-662-7638.
MAY 23: Cooking demonstrations and food tastings with Gala Events party planners and Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner executive chef John Coleman. Sponsored by Jewish Women International. Benefits JWI's Women's Economic Security Fund. $90 for nonmembers. 1-3:30 p.m. Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Call 202-857-1300.
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