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)
THURSDAY

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. www.smithsonianassociates.org.

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. udc-causes.eventbrite.com.

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. www.viennawineoutlet.com.

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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. on.fb.me/1LcjEjt.

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. www.stmaryonline.com.

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. www.metrocookingdc.com.

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. bit.ly/1hAtu3W.

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. openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

SUNDAY

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. thaibasilchantilly.com.

MONDAY

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. www.smithsonianassociates.org.

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. www.thewinekitchen.com.

TUESDAY

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

RESERVE NOW

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. musselbar.com.

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

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. goodstoneblog.com.

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. www.melrosehoteldc.com.

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. www.unionstreetpublichouse.com.

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. www.lesdamesdc.org.

Kara Elder

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