DINING OUT FOR LIFE: More than 100 area restaurants contribute 25 to 110 percent of the day’s proceeds to benefit Food & Friends.

BOOK TALK: Michael Judd, an expert in designing edible landscapes, discusses his book, “Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist.” 5 p.m. $10. Goodstone Inn and Restaurant, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg, Va. 540-687-4645.


BENEFIT LUNCHEON: Fundraiser for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25. Outback Steakhouse-Springfield, 6651 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-912-7531.

COOKING CLASS: Amanda Moniz leads a session based on some of Dolley Madison’s favorite recipes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The class repeats April 30, 10 a.m.-noon. $40. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Louisiana crawfish, suckling pig, shrimp, Southern-inspired desserts and more. Noon-2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, 1612 14th St. NW.

GREAT GRAPES WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL: More than 200 Virginia wines, music and specialty pavilions. Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free admission; tasting ticket $33 per day ($28 in advance). Reston Town Center, 11900 Market St., Reston.

SPRING BEER FESTIVAL: Hosted by Capitol City Brewing, with 100 seasonal spring ales and lagers from more than 45 local breweries. Noon-7 p.m. Free admission; $30 for tasting, including 10 drink tickets. Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington.

TASTE OF VIENNA: Food from local restaurants. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free; food and drinks for sale. Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St. S., Vienna. 703-938-2678.

WINE TASTING: Comparative tasting of chardonnays. 4 p.m. $45, not including tax. Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Va. 703-830-9463.

WINE TASTING: Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, with 15 wines and cheese. 4-6 p.m. $25. Grateful Red Wine and Gift Shop, 2727 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-812-0906.


COOKING CLASS: Chef Doug Cooperman leads a session on Spanish food. 1-4 p.m. $89. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148.


BOURBON TASTING: Seminar, six-flight tasting and a bourbon cocktail. 6 p.m. $25. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500.


BEER DINNER: Seven beers paired with a bacon-themed meal. 6:30 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Belga Cafe, 514 Eighth St. SE.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Destination and Honor wineries. 7-10 p.m. $145, including tax and gratuity. PassionFish, 11960 Democracy Drive, Reston. 703-230-3474.



WINE DINNER: Featuring Kosta Brown, Cirq and Honor wineries. 6:15 p.m. $300, including tax and gratuity. Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-547-8100.

WINE TASTING: Featuring several vintages from Altesino Winery paired with food. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $100, including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Osteria, 6641 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-918-0080.

Becky Krystal

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