THURSDAY

SPICE TALK: Bazaar Spices hosts O’Henry Bryan of Portland’s Pride, who will speak about the history of jerk spices in Jamaica and conduct a jerk chicken demo. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free, registration required. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-379-2907. www.bazaarspices.com.

FRIDAY

DINNER AND ART RECEPTION: Featuring Slovakian cuisine. A portion of the art sales benefits a mission supporting a girls’ school in Liberia. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65. Embassy of Slovakia, 3523 International Ct. NW. 800-777-7680. mcbarnette.com/events.html.

SATURDAY

COOKING CLASS: Signature dishes from the restaurant. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Osteria Marzano, 6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria. 703-313-9700. www.osteriamarzano.com.

CRAWFISH BOIL: Louisiana crawfish, suckling pig, shrimp, pulled pork sandwiches and a selection of Southern-inspired sides and desserts. 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. 202-319-1612. www.pearldivedc.com.

VINOFEST: Music, wine, food and a pop-up art exhibit. 2-10 p.m. $50-$125. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. vinofestdc.com.

MONDAY

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Single-elimination competition. A portion of the proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 5:30-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m. $35 ($25 in advance), including tax; $55 ($45 in advance) for judging experience. Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a Doubletree Hotel, 4 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore. www.masondixonmasterchef.com.

Becky Krystal

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