Carnivore BBQ will be one of five contenders in the Barbecue Food Truck Face-Off on Jan. 31. (Alex Baldinger/THE WASHINGTON POST)

BARBECUE FOOD TRUCK FACE-OFF: Competition among five barbecue food trucks, butchering demos and more. 6 p.m. $49. Living Social, 918 F St. NW. 202-695-8938.


CHILI COOK-OFF: Chilis that have been submitted by amateur teams will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Attendees will be able to vote for a fan favorite. Proceeds benefit Cohn’s Kitchen and One City Eats. 1-3 p.m. $10 for 10 tasting tickets. Hill Country, 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2050.

COOKING CLASS: Executive chef Scott Drewno leads a class on
how to make dumplings. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-

COOKING CLASS: Chef Carmine Marzano teaches three dishes representing the Piedmont region of Italy. 11 a.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700.

WINE TASTING: Blind tasting of five Paradise Springs wines against five comparable wines from around the world. 3 p.m. $30, not including tax. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton. 703-830-9463.


WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines from Italy’s Pio Cesare winery. 6:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.


WINE DINNER: Five courses from chef Roberto Donna paired with wines from Pietracupa Winery in Italy. 7 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Alba Osteria, 425 I St. NW. 202-733-4454.


FEB. 5

COCKTAIL CLASSES: Barmini celebrates its first anniversary with a series of classes, each exploring a different era from 1910 to the present day. 6-7:30 p.m. Future classes: Feb. 12, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. $95; $365 for all four classes. Barmini, 855 E St. NW. 202-393-0812.

FEB. 8

COOKING CLASS: A pre-Valentine’s Day session designed for couples. 1-3 p.m. $85 per person. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988.

FEB. 9

COOKING CLASS: The focus of the class is on plant-based comfort foods with a healthful slant. 9302 Hallston Ct. Fairfax Station. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $55; $100 per couple. 703-643-2713.

FOOD SWAP: Participants trade homemade food items. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Friendship Firehouse Museum, 107 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Register at

LOVE LESSONS FROM JANE AUSTEN: Program on Regency Era etiquette and Jane Austen, followed by a traditional English tea. 1-3 p.m. $29. The event repeats Feb. 16. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987.

Becky Krystal

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