COOKING CLASS: Learn how to make a meal out Italian-style starters from Chris Cosentino’s cookbook “Beginnings.” 6-8 p.m. $75. Williams-Sonoma, 825 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-1904.


GRAPE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP: Sample six wines from around the country. 5:30-9 p.m. The event repeats Sunday. $26; $22 in advance. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Filmore St., Arlington. 703-888-1920.


WINE DINNER: Five-course meal paired with Robert Mondavi wines. 6:30 p.m. $150, including tax and gratuity. Morton’s the Steakhouse (Georgetown), 3251 Prospect St. NW. 202-342-1430.


LOW COUNTRY BOIL: Block party stars the traditional dish from Georgia with drinks from the Terrapin Beer Co. 1-5 p.m. Free admission; food and beverage tickets $1 each (items cost four to 10 tickets). Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-5051.

PIG ROAST: Through Sunday, featuring locally raised pigs. 11 a.m. until the food runs out or closing time at 11 p.m. A la carte menu. The Heights, 3115 14th St. NW. 202-797-7227.


BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with Starr Hill Brewery beers. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Reston, 11905 Market St., Reston. 703-787-6601.



BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with DC Brau Brewing Co. beers. 6 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Georgetown, 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180.

WINE CLASS: Learn about sparkling wines. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.


WINE DINNER: Four-course meal featuring Burgundies from Domaine Larue. 7 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Mediterranee, 10123 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-757-9300.


BEER DINNER: Four-course meal with Heavy Seas Beer. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Tower Oaks Lodge, 2 Preserve Pkwy., Rockville. 301-294-0200.

WINE DINNER: Four-course meal paired with wines from Hedges Family Estate. 6:30 p.m. $79, not including tax and gratuity; $50 without wine pairings. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776.

Becky Krystal

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