WINE CLASS: Featuring the Priorat region of Spain. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

WINE TASTING: Reception with 25 wines and a selection of hors d’oeuvres. 7-9 p.m. $25. Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda. 301-656-5515.


ETHNIC FOOD FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR: Russian and Eastern European foods such as pirogi, chicken Kiev, blini and halupki. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-6300.


COCKTAIL CLASS: Learn about the history of drinking in the United States. 3:30-5 p.m. $65. Green Pig Bistro, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-618-8633.

COOKING CLASS: The focus is on classic American pastries. 1-3 p.m. $85, including lunch. District Commons, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-408-0201. www.


BEER DINNER: Five-course meal featuring beers by Evil Twin Brewing. 7 p.m. $73, not including tax and gratuity. Birch and Barley, 1337 14th St. NW. 202-567-2576.

CHEESE CLASS: With six cheeses and three hard ciders. 7 p.m. The session repeats Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. $49. Seasonal Pantry, 13141 / 2 Ninth St. NW. Also Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Righteous Cheese in Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 202-716-3320.


NOV. 7

JAMES BEARD CELEBRITY CHEF TOUR: Cocktail reception and six-course meal featuring dishes from area chefs. 6:30 p.m. $210, including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6100.

ON THE ROCKS: A whiskey and spirits festival with entertainment and food. 6:30-10 p.m. $85. Renaissance Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW.

OYSTER DINNER: Five courses of oyster dishes. 7 p.m. $50, not including tax and gratuity. Acre 121, 1400 Irving St. NW. 202-328-0121.

NOV. 8

COCKTAILS WITH HEMINGWAY: Philip Greene discusses his new book, “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion,” with drinks served during the event. Limited to attendees 21 and older. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $70, including a copy of the book. Mitsitam Cafe, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. www.

WINE CLASS: Featuring Washington state’s Hedges Family Estate . 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

NOV. 9

CHAMPAGNE GALA: Champagne, food and silent auction. 7-11 p.m. $165; $85 for after-hours session at 8:30 p.m. La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 202-944-6400.

NOV. 12

FARMLAND FEAST: Fundraiser for FreshFarm Markets. 6-10 p.m. $250. The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. 202-362-8889. farmlandfeast.

Becky Krystal

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