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Washington food events calendar

OCT. 2

ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL: Featuring traditional Armenian fare. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW. 202-363-1923. 202-363-1923.

THE BUSINESS OF BOOZE: Industree hosts a panel discussion with area bartenders, brewers, wine experts and distillers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Nourish Now and D.C. Central Kitchen. 5-7:30 p.m. $45. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW.

OCT. 3

BEER DINNER: Three-course, tailgate-themed menu paired with beer from Oskar Blues Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110.

BOOK EVENT: Cookbook launch for “A Caribbean Mom’s Table,” by Dorel Callender, including tasting. Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States, 19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 202-722-4218.

COOKING CLASS: Chef Kermit Griffin teaches a class on Southern fall favorites. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

WINE CLASS: Wines of Paolo Bea from Umbria, Italy. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

OCT. 4

DECKFEST: Oktoberfest-themed event with German beer, wine and food, as well as live music. 5 p.m. $19.95 for the buffet. Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-9300.

OCT. 5

BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS: King Arthur Flour conducts sessions on pies and savory scones (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and yeast and whole grains (3-5 p.m.). Free. Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax.

CAPITOL CITY BREWING’S MID-ATLANTIC OKTOBERFEST: Featuring more than 50 breweries, with German food, music and vendors. Noon-7 p.m. Free admission; $25 for a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets; additional tickets cost $1 each. Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-578-3888.

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL: Jamaican food, reggae music, family activities and more. Pike Central Farm Market, 11806 Rockville Pike, between Old Georgetown and Montrose roads. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on “game-day gourmet.” 11 a.m. $65. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.

COOKING CLASS: David Hagedorn, Washington Post Food section contributing writer and dining columnist for DC Magazine, teaches students how to create a showstopping dinner party, brand their cooking style and manage time effectively. 11 a.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt teaches how to make bread, including hearty harvest bread, Sicilian semolina bread and cinnamon-raisin bread, as well as sweet and savory compound butters. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $70. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920.

CUPCAKECAMP: Participants share and eat cupcakes. Proceeds benefit Becky’s Fund. Noon-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation; $10 for VIP tasters and bakers. The Brixton, 901 U St. NW.

FARM OPEN HOUSE: Activities include hayrides, samplings of Maryland-grown fruit, agricultural displays and opportunities to ask questions of master gardeners. Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 4240 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 301-596-9330.

GREEK HARVEST PATIO PARTY: Grape stomping, music, snacks and drinks. Noon-4 p.m. $10. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.

TASTE OF BETHESDA: Food from more than 50 restaurants, music, cultural performances and a children’s area. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission; $5 for four food tickets (servings cost one to four tickets). Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660.

WINERY/VINEYARD TOUR: With scientific and technical details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes a tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464.

OCT. 6

MUSHROOM FAIR: Forays, cooking demonstrations, scientific exhibits and other mushroom-related activities. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 202-362-1420.

WINE DINNER: Seven courses featuring truffles and G.D. Vajra wines. 6:30 p.m. $195, not including tax and gratuity. Girasole, 4224 Loudoun Ave., The Plains. 540-253-5501.

OCT. 7

BOURBON DINNER: Multiple courses paired with single-barrel bourbons. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s at Mark Center, 1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-820-8300.

MEXICAN HOME COOKING: Pati Jinich discusses and signs copies of her book, “Pati’s Mexican Table.” Includes snacks. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030.

TASTE OF THE NATION MARYLAND: Fundraiser for Share Our Strength with food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and bartenders. 6:30 p.m. $95. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore.

OCT. 8

WINE CLASS: Featuring wines by Soliste Cellars in California. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

OCT. 9

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for snacks and quick family-riendly dinners. Noon-1 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

WINE DINNER: Six courses, with vintner Doug Margerum featuring his Margerum Wine of Buelton, Calif. 7 p.m. $130, not including tax and gratuity. Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines by Soliste Cellars with winemaker Claude Koeberle. 6:30 p.m. $119, not including tax and gratuity; $79 without wine pairings. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail, 14 days in advance. To find more calendar items, go to and click on "Food Events."

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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