Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed Derek Brown of Passenger/Columbia Room as participating in the Dec. 18 cocktail talk. The error has been corrected below.


BOOK EVENT: Chef-restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn discusses and signs copies of “The Good Stuff Cookbook” as part of Celebrate Frederick’s Scents and Sweets event. 6 p.m. Free. 301-662-4190. 15 N. Market St., Frederick.

FILM SCREENING: Landmark’s E Street Cinema holds a screening of the new documentary “American Meat” about local, sustainable meat production. A panel discussion follows the film. 7 p.m. Free, but tickets are first-come, first-served. 555 11th St. NW.


NORWEGIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR: Through Saturday, the Sons of Norway Washington Lodge hosts its 41st annual bazaar featuring fresh waffles, lefse, pastries, traditional Norwegian chocolates and more. 11 a.m.-7 pm; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Fairfax Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. 703-861-4071.


COOKIES AND COCKTAILS: Community Canteen holds a class on pairing holiday cookies and cocktails. 4-6 p.m. $25, not including tax and gratuity. 11950 Democracy Dr., Reston. 703-707-0233.


HOLIDAY MARKET: The Olney Farmers and Artists Market hosts a one-day holiday market. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. On the grounds of Montgomery General Hospital Thrift Shop, 2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney.


WINE DINNER:Mon Ami Gabi hosts a five-course holiday wine dinner. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-1234.


HOLIDAY FOOD AND WINE OPEN HOUSE: Trader Joe’s hosts an event featuring holiday offerings in wine, cheese, appetizers, cookies and candy. 5-7 p.m. Free. 9464 Main St., Fairfax. 703-764-8550.

WINE DINNER: Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier hosts a five-course dinner featuring champagne and Bordeaux. 7 p.m. $150, not including tax and gratuity. 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440.


DEC. 7

WINE CLASS: Chain Bridge Cellars holds a class on champagne and sparkling wine. 7 p.m. $40, including appetizers. 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

WINE DINNER: Jackson 20 hosts a four-course dinner featuring pig and pinots. 6 p.m. $85 per person, not including tax and gratuity. 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790.

WINE TASTING: The nonprofit advocacy group Farmworker Justice hosts a sampling of wines from socially responsible vineyards with Michael Franz of Wine Review Online. 6-8:30 p.m. $90, tax-deductible as a donation to Farmworker Justice. AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. 202-293-5420.

DEC. 12

COGNAC DINNER: The president of the French Cognac house A. De Fussigny will talk about aged eau de vie at a cognac dinner hosted by Fourth Estate at the National Press Club. 6 p.m. $100, including tax, gratuity and a full-size bottle of Fussigny Selection VSOP. Reservations: 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7638.

DEC. 14

DISHCRAWL: A group that holds walking tours of area restaurants hosts an event in Adams Morgan. 7 p.m. $29. Four restaurants, starting point to be announced.

DEC. 18

COCKTAIL TALK: The Museum of the American Cocktail hosts a holiday cocktails seminar featuring museum co-founder Philip Greene and mixologists Gina Chersevani (PS 7’s), Jon Harris (the Gibson), JP Caceres (Jack Rose Dining Saloon), Dan Searing (Room 11) and Katie Nelson (Passenger/Columbia Room). 5-6:30 p.m. $40. PS7s, 777 I St. NW. 202-742-8550.

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