This week, choose from food, wine or even a Bloody Mary festival. (Tracy A. Woodward for The Washington Post/ )
THURSDAY

CAYMUS WINE DINNER: Five-course dinner paired with Caymus and the Wagner Family of Wine. 6:30 p.m. $120, not including tax and gratuity. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 1801 Connecticut Ave. NW. www.ruthschris.com.

BEER DINNER: Four-course, spring-inspired dinner paired with Devils Backbone beer. 6:30 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Monza, 9405 Battle St., Manassas. 703-368-5522. www.eatmonza.com.

DUCK DINNER: Ten tasting courses featuring duck. 6:30-9 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Dino’s Grotto, 1914 Ninth St. NW. dinoinshaw.com.

FRIDAY

ART ON THE ROCKS: Local bartenders from Columbia Firehouse, Mason Social, Virtue Feed & Grain and more create original cocktails inspired by artwork from the Art League Gallery. 7-10 p.m. $55. Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Art League Gallery, Studio 21, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780. www.theartleague.org.

MAY DAY AT THE GIBSON: An evening of floral punches, tea, finger sandwiches and a maypole. 6-9 p.m. $25. The Gibson, 2009 14th St. NW. 202-232-2156. bit.ly/1bloNZL.

SATURDAY

NATIONAL HARBOR WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Featuring more than 150 international wines, spirits and beers along with local and regional favorites. Also includes live music, cooking demonstrations and a beer garden. Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. $39-$99. National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor. 800-830-3976. www.wineandfoodnh.com.

TASTE OF DUPONT: Eighth annual event featuring samples from restaurants around Dupont Circle. 2-5 p.m. $20. 9 Dupont Cir. NW. bit.ly/1GbIhaK.

WINE COUNTRY BBQ AT LOST CREEK WINERY: An afternoon of Monk’s BBQ, Lost Creek wines and live music. Noon-6 p.m. $45-$375. Lost Creek Vineyards and Winery, 43277 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg. 703-443-9836. lcwbbq.eventbrite.com.

SUNDAY

BARBEQUE AND PIG ROAST: Event includes tastings from local restaurants, a sidewalk sale, music and children’s activities. A portion of the proceeds benefits NIH charities. 1-5 p.m. Free-$20. Pike and Rose, 11580 Old Georgetown Rd., North Bethesda. www.pikeandrose.com/bbq.

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL: Features samples of 12 bloody marys from around Washington, food from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. and music. 1-4 p.m. $50. Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave. SW. www.thebloodymaryfest. com.

NAWAL NASRALLAH AT CHOW: Author and educator Nasrallah discusses the history of the Arab sandwich at a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 202-487-6740. www.chowdc.org.

PIE BAKING WORKSHOP: A session taught by Curvy Mama Pies in Bethesda. Participants take home their own pie. Address provided upon registration. Noon-4 p.m. $125. 301-717-3010. curvymamapies.com/workshops.

TASTE THE WORLD IN FENTON VILLAGE: The fifth annual restaurant crawl in which participants sample food from 27 restaurants (prices vary by restaurant). Event also includes live entertainment, games and prizes. 1-6 p.m. Admission free. Fenton Village, Silver Spring. tastetheworld.fentonvillage.org.

WINE CLASS: Students taste and learn about a variety of chardonnays from around the world. Part of the One Sip at a Time series. 5 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

TUESDAY

COOKIE CLASS: Hands-on cookie class taught by Larry Calvert. 6 p.m. $35-$45. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 202-510-7040. www.nvfaa.org.

RESERVE NOW

MAY 7

PIG ROAST: Seventh annual Shed Your Coat pig roast and fundraiser, benefiting Doorways for Women and Families. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25. Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co., 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-504-9400. bit.ly/1bv7ndb.

WINE DINNER: Five-course dinner paired with Duckhorn wine. 7 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-4304. slatewinebar.com.

Kara Elder

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