If you're curious about chocolate, stop by the National Museum of the American Indian. (Anne Farrar/The Washington Post)
THURSDAY

WINE CLASS: Taste and learn about wines from Rioja’s Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

FRIDAY

GLUTEN-FREE BEER DINNER: Four gluten-free courses paired with gluten-free beer and hard cider from New Planet, Bard’s and Angry Orchard. 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.

WINE DINNER: Five-course wine dinner featuring wine from Trefethen Family Vineyards. 7 p.m. $125.40, including tax and gratuity. Occidental, 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-1475. bit.ly/1wIbsEf.

WINE TASTING: Wine tasting with food and music. 7-9 p.m. $50. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax. 703-653-1600. www.wegmans.com.

SATURDAY

PRE-QINGMING TASTING PARTY: Tied to the the Chinese festival of Qingming, samples of different types of special-production pre-Qingming teas. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $25. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org.

SRI LANKAN COOKING CLASS: Cooking class taught by Skiz Fernando, author of Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking (Hippocrene Books, 2011). Class includes food tasting. 11 a.m. $75. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

THE POWER OF CHOCOLATE: Bolivian cacao growers discuss chocolate production. Also includes details about the scientific and medicinal properties of chocolate and about the cultures and communities that cultivate it. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. americanindian.si.edu.

TUESDAY

EAT4LIFE CHEF COOK-OFF: Local chefs participate in a cooking competition to raise funds for the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. 6-9 p.m. $30-$100. Longview Gallery, 1234 Ninth St NW. 855-610-1733. www.chris4life.org.

WHISKEY DINNER: A special menu paired with Catoctin Creek whiskey cocktails. 6:30 p.m. $89, not including tax and gratuity. Boss Shepherd’s, 513 13th St. NW. 202-347-2677. boss-shepherds.com.

RESERVE NOW

APRIL 1

BELGIAN CHIC DINNER: Special encore of chef Bart Vandaele’s James Beard Foundation dinner. 7 p.m. $119, not including tax and gratuity. B Too, 1324 14th St. NW. 202-627-2800. btoo.com.

APRIL 2

RUFFINO WINERY DINNER: Dinner featuring Ruffino wines paired with four courses. 6:30 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. Carmello’s, 9108 Center St., Manassas. 703-368-5522. www.carmellos.com.

APRIL 9

WINE CLASS: Students taste and compare wines in good condition with their flawed counterparts in this class on “good wines gone bad.” Part of the One Sip at a Time series. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

APRIL 10

SPRING FARMERS MARKET FEAST: Interactive demonstration of small plates made with local, seasonal produce, paired with a tasting of wines. Includes recipes. 6:30-9 p.m. $79, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

APRIL 11

CHERRY BLOSSOM BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL: A beer and wine event with entertainment, lawn games and food trucks. Session 1: 1:30-4:30 p.m; Session 2: 6-9 p.m. $39. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. 202-618-3663. drinkthedistrict.com.

APRIL 13

TASTE OF THE NATION: Fundraiser and tasting event featuring local chefs and bartenders. Proceeds go to No Kid Hungry. 7-9:30 p.m. $120-$225. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-393-2925. bit.ly/LZSDW1.

Kara Elder

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