Marjorie Meek-Bradley will demo selecting and plating cheese boards on Thursday at the Urban Kitchen Holiday PopUp, presented by the Washington, D.C., chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
THURSDAY

COCKTAIL PARTY: Philip Greene discusses Hemingway-inspired cocktails. Attendees receive a copy of Greene’s book “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.” 6:30 p.m. $60 per person; $110 per couple. Fourth Estate, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7638. www.press.org/events.

URBAN KITCHEN 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.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with wine from Carte Blanche. 6:30 p.m. $200, not including tax and gratuity. Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-626-0015. www.centralmichelrichard.com.

FRIDAY

ART ON TAP: Local beers paired with art and appetizers. 7-10 p.m. $45. The Art League, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, Va. 703-683-1780. bit.ly/1MWsGiD.

AUTHOR DINNER: Cookbook author Lauren Stein discusses her work while attendees eat a three-course meal based on recipes from her book “Fresh Made Simple: A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat ” 7-9 p.m. $60. Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur St. NW. 202-726-0380. bit.ly/1KkwUPb.

FOOD FESTIVAL & BAZAAR: Russian and Eastern European food, drinks, baked goods and more for sale. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission free. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd., Bethesda, Md. 301-229-6300. www.stmarkoca.org.

WINE DINNER: Special menu paired with wine from Spain. 6:30 p.m. $90, including tax and gratuity. Carmello’s, 9108 Center St., Manassas, Va. 703-368-5522. www.carmellos.com.

WINE TASTING: Attendees sample wine from Quintessa, Faust, Antinori, Goldschmidt and more. 7-9 p.m. $75. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax, Va. 703-653-1600. www.wegmans.com.

SATURDAY

BAKING BOOT CAMP: Hands-on class focusing on fall baking. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $75. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 703-942-8148. www.openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

SLAVIC FOOD FESTIVAL: Eastern European foods and baked goods for sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission free. St. Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Rd., Beltsville, Md. www.stgregoryofnyssa.net.

MONDAY

MARK BITTERMAN: In this tasting class, the author discusses bitters and their uses. 6:45-9 p.m. $50. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org.

TUESDAY

WINE CLASS: Students learn about Tuscan wine. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.

RESERVE NOW

NOV. 12

CAPITAL FOOD FIGHT: Hosted by José Andrés and Carla Hall, this annual “Iron Chef”-style competition features local chefs including Centrolina’s Amy Brandwein and Indique’s K.N. Vinod. Attendees sample food and drinks from D.C.-area establishments, plus watch a cake decorating competition. Proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen. 6 p.m. $250. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. www.capitalfoodfight.org.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Food Tank presents an event highlighting the external costs of producing food. 10:30 a.m.-Noon $25. American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. sarah@foodtank.com. www.foodtank.com.

NOV. 14

CZECHOSLOVAK HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Event of food, crafts, Christmas cookies and more. Noon-4 p.m. Admission free. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, Md. 703-281-2570. www.rruuc.org.

THE EMPORIYUM: A two-day market of unique food items. Featuring Maketto, Momofuku Milk Bar, Charm City Meadworks and more. Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15-$40. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. www.theemporiyum.com.

NOV. 15

COOKING CLASS: Demonstration on meatless holiday foods. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $55 for one, $100 for two. Veggie Gourmet, 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station, Va. 703-643-2713. veggourmet.wordpress.com.

NOV. 18

OXFAM AMERICA HUNGER BANQUET: Annual event highlighting global hunger and poverty issues. RSVP by Nov. 12. 6-8 p.m. Free. Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW. www.greenvelope.com/event/HungerBanquetDC.

NOV. 21

SHOOTING AND COOKING CLASS: Attendees first receive a private shooting lesson at the Prince George’s Trap and Skeet Center, then go to the Hill Center where chef David Guas discusses local hunting and game preparation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $149. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org/home/programs/2508.

Kara Elder

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