SATURDAY

BLOCK PARTY: Grilled food with local beer on tap. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission; tickets sold for food and drinks. Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-5051. www.eveningstarcafe.net.

HULA AT HANK’S: Luau with the Hula Girl food truck, tiki drinks and volcano bowls. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $75. Hank’s Oyster Bar, 1624 Q St. NW. 202-462-4265. www.hanksoysterbar.com.

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AUG. 8

COOKING CLASS: Learn how to properly use and maintain essential kitchen tools and equipment. Chef James Kirby shares recipes for seasonal vegetable salads, fruit and classic dressings. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $50, including ingredients, tools, meal and wine. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. 703-897-1982. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/ pages/fine-dining.

AUG. 15

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with beers from New Belgium Brewing. 6:30 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Ashburn. 571-209-1200. www.clydes.com.

BEER DINNER: Four-course meal featuring 21st Amendment Brewery. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Columbia, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia. 410-730-2829. www.clydes.com.

COOKING CLASS: Chef James Kirby shares recipes for fried chicken, french fries, rockfish, succotash and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $50, including ingredients, tools, meal and wine. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/content-pages/ pages/fine-dining.

AUG. 16

COOKING CLASS: Chef James Kirby teaches how to make several kinds of pasta, sauces and fillings. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $60, including ingredients, tools, meal and wine. Stratford University, Third Floor, School of Culinary Arts, 14349 Gideon Dr., Woodbridge. 202-277-8307. www.stratford.edu/ content-pages pages/fine-dining.

AUG. 17

WINE DINNER: Featuring wines from Fabbioli Cellars. 6 p.m. $130, not including tax and gratuity. Goodstone Inn and Estate, 36205 Snake Hill Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-4645. www.goodstone.com.

AUG. 18

DATE NIGHT, CHEF’S TABLE: Cooking class includes food and non-alcoholic drinks. 8-10 p.m. $80 per couple. Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001. www.workhousearts.org.

WINE CLASS: With wines from Zuccardi Family Estates of Argentina. 7 p.m. $32. Washington Wine Academy, 1201 S. Eads St., Arlington. 571-431-6713. washingtonwineacademy.org.

Becky Krystal

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