Chef and author Pati Jinich leads a culinary seminar on the many diverse regions of Mexico at the Ripley Center on Thursday. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

A CULINARY TOUR OF MEXICO: Chef and author Pati Jinich presents a culinary tour of Mexico. Ticket includes tasting of three regional specialties and beverages. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $35-$45. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030.

CHEFS BEHIND BARS: Seven D.C. chefs, including Kyle Baily from Birch & Barley and Louis Goral from Rural Society, take a turn behind the bar and mix up original cocktails. Proceeds go to No Kid Hungry. 6-8 p.m. $45. Stanton & Greene, 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

VINEYARD-TO-TABLE DINNER: Multi-course dinner with wine pairings highlighting Virginia food and wine. 6-9 p.m. $95. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, 5022 Plank Road, North Garden. 434-218-1445.

WINE CLASS: Participants learn about the history and characteristics of chenin blanc. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.


NEW YORK APPRECIATION DAY: An event to sample wine, beer, cheese and charcuterie from New York. 5-8 p.m. Free. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax. 703-653-1600.


CHEF SEB AT NORTH GATE VINEYARD: Chef Sebastian Oveysi of Amoo’s and Chef Seb Gourmet Truck will be serving dishes from his food truck. Noon-5 p.m. Admission free. North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6248.

CIDER FEST: More than 30 ciders and 20 beers available for tasting, plus food trucks, lawn games and music. Session one: 1-4 p.m.; session two: 5:30-8:30 p.m. $39. 500 New York Ave. NW. 202-618-3663.

WALKING TOUR AND CUPCAKES: A walking tour of Georgetown, focusing on history and cupcakes. Ticket includes one cupcake each from Baked & Wired, Sprinkles and Georgetown Cupcake. 1-3 p.m. $25. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.

HISTORY OF THE COCKTAIL: A panel discussion about drinking in Colonial America. Ticket includes a tasting of specialty cocktails. 3-5 p.m. $40-$45. National Archives, Constitution Ave. and Ninth St. NW. 202-357-5000.

CROSSROADS NIGHT MARKET: Inaugural market featuring foods, produce and live music. Proceeds go to Crossroads Community Food Network. 6-9 p.m. $40. Trohv, 232 Carroll St. NW. 608-843-0580.

PARK POTOMAC SPRING FESTIVAL: The event will feature free food samples, live music, wine and beer tents, food trucks and children’s activities. 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac. Noon-3 p.m. Admission free.

WINES OF BORDEAUX: A tasting and discussion of 10 wines from Bordeaux. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $85. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. 301-467-7927.

YOGA AND COCKTAILS: Glow-in-the-dark yoga followed by organic cocktails. Session one: Noon-2 pm; session two: 2-4 p.m. $35-$40. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. 407-451-9330.


K STREET FARM DINNER: Inaugural farm dinner hosted by DC Greens. Participating chefs include Ruben Garcia of MiniBar, Mike Friedman of the Red Hen and Tiffany Maclsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop. 7:15 p.m. $250. The K Street Farm, 111 K St. NW. 202-601-9200.



SAVOR 2015: The kickoff of a week of craft beer events, including barrel-aged beers and various tap takeovers. Admission free. City Tap House, 901 Ninth St. NW. 202-733-5333.

WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine from Matchbook and Mossback wineries. 6:30 p.m. $89.95, including tax and gratuity. Russia House Restaurant, 724 Pine St., Herndon. 703-787-8880.

Kara Elder

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