The annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival returns Oct. 24 with an heirloom apple tasting and, new this year, an apple pie contest. (David Moss/For The Washington Post)

COOKBOOK TALK: Pastry chef and author Christina Tosi in conversation with Washingtonian food and wine editor Todd Kliman. Copies of Tosi’s book “Milk Bar Life” will be available for signing. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030.

URBAN AGRICULTURE SYMPOSIUM: In a two-day event, panelists discuss topics including food production and urban food systems. Free. University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.

WINE, BEER AND CIDER TASTING: Participants taste and learn about wine, beer and cider from Virginia. 6:30-8 p.m. $5. The Wine Outlet, 278 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna. 703-639-0155.


OKTOBERFEST DINNER: A special menu is paired with Oktoberfest-style beers. Menu available 5-9 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. 14 K Restaurant & Lounge, 1001 14th St. NW. 202-218-7575.


APPLE FESTIVAL: Event features an heirloom apple tasting and apple pie contest. 10:30 a.m. Adams Morgan Farmers Market, Columbia Road and 18th Street NW.

HAM & TURKEY DINNER: Annual dinner featuring crafts, baked goods, hayrides, a country store and more. Noon-6:30 p.m. $16. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. 301-972-8660.

METROCOOKING SHOW: Two-day event about all things culinary, featuring demos by Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Symon, Erik Bruner-Yang and more. Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. General admission $18, children $10. Tickets to tastings, demos and more available. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW.

OCCTOBERFEST: Event featuring beer tastings, traditional Oktoberfest foods and live music. Noon-5 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

OKTOBERFEST DINNER: Traditional German food paired with beer. 6:30-9 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148.


COOKING CLASS: Chef Nongkran Daks teaches students how to make vegetarian Thai dishes. 2:30-5 p.m. $65. Thai Basil, 14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-631-8277.


ETHIOPIAN DINNER: Scholar Johanna Mendelson Forman discusses Ethiopian food as attendees eat a three-course meal. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $120. Ethiopic, 401 H St. NE. 202-633-3030.

WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with Joseph Phelps wine. 6:30 p.m. $185, not including tax and gratuity. The Wine Kitchen on the Creek, 50 Carroll Creek Way, Frederick. 301-663-6968.


WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine. 7 p.m. $130, including tax and gratuity. PassionFish, 11960 Democracy Dr., Reston. 703-230-3474.


OCT. 28

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer from the Midwest. 7 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Mussel Bar & Grille, 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-215-7817.

WINE CLASS: Participants learn about and sample Piemonte wine. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards. 6-9 p.m. $165, not including tax and gratuity. Goodstone Inn and Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-3333.

OCT. 29

HARVEST SUPPER: Four courses highlighting locally sourced food and wine. 6 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Melrose, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

BEER DINNER: Special menu paired with beer from Jailbreak Brewing. 7-10 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-1785.

NOV. 5

HOLIDAY POP-UP: Event offering short demos and more, presented by the Washington, D.C., chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. 6-8 p.m. $25 for one ticket or $40 for two. Room & Board, 1840 14th St. NW.

Kara Elder

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