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SANGRIA MAKING AND TAPAS DINNER: Tips on how to make sangria. Includes tapas, sangria and live paella-making. 6-9 p.m. The dinner repeats July 24 and July 31, 6-9 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 722 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-9190.


WINE DINNER: Multi-course meal featuring wines from Ankida Ridge Vineyards and Granite Heights Winery. 7 p.m. $119, not including tax and gratuity. Ashby Inn & Restaurant, 692 Federal St., Paris. 540-592-3900.


WINE TASTING: Featuring summer wines. 7 p.m. Free. One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.


COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on Spanish recipes. 11 a.m. $85. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.

FARM DINNER: Farm tour followed by cocktails and dinner with guest Pati Jinich, author of “Pati’s Mexican Table,” whose dishes will be featured in the meal. Proceeds benefit the Piedmont Environmental Council. $150, including a signed copy of the book. East Lynn Farm, 19955 Airmont Rd., Round Hill. 540-316-9980.

MUSSEL THROWDOWN AND BEER TASTING: Chefs compete to prepare the best mussels and identify Belgian beers in a blind taste test. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 for one beer or pot of mussels. Eastern Market, 225 Seventh St. SE.

PURCELLVILLE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Wine, food and music. 4-9 p.m. Free admission; wine samples typically $5 or less. North 21st Street between Main and O streets, Purcellville.

SUMMER MARKET FAIR: Food, beverages, 18th-century music, vendors and more. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $6; children ages 3-12 and seniors $3. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557.


BOUNTY OF THE BAY PARTY: Crab boil, oysters and sides. 6 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria. 703-842-2790.

CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT: Silent auction and dinner fundraiser for the Root 53 Foundation features a three-course meal served by NFL players including Moise Fokou, Vernon Davis, Muhammad Wilkerson and Torrey Smith. 7 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. Del Frisco’s Grille, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 310-948-3609.

THE DC SCOOP: Samples from area ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and custard vendors and others. Activities include cooking demonstrations, music and live entertainment. 1-4 p.m. Free. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE.


MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Multi-week, single-elimination tournament consisting of 16 teams of chefs who prepare courses for judges and select ticket-holders. Ten percent of the net proceeds from tickets goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 6-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. $35 ($25 in advance), including tax; $55 ($45 in advance) for the judging experience ticket. Mari Luna Bistro, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore.

WINE DINNER: Bourbon Steak head sommelier Julian Mayor and Plume Restaurant head sommelier Michael Scaffidi compete for the best wine pairings to accompany five courses. 7 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity. Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-944-2026.


CHEFS PANEL: A discussion of how six chefs got started in the hospitality industry, their career paths and the Washington food scene. Features Kyle Bailey of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group; Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant; Brian McBride of RW Restaurant Group; Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon; Todd Gray of Equinox, Muse at the Corcoran and Market Salamander; and Geoff Tracy of Chef Geoff’s. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. A portion of the proceeds benefits D.C. Central Kitchen and Nourish Now. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW.


LOBSTER DINNER: Maine lobsters, beer and cocktails. A portion of the proceeds benefits Bike to the Beach, a fundraiser for Autism Speaks. 6-9 p.m. $75. P.J. Clarke’s, 1600 K St. NW. 202-463-6610.

SCIENCE OF COOKING: Author, former Washington Post columnist and professor emeritus of chemistry Robert Wolke answers cooking science questions. The session includes dessert. 6:45-8:15 p.m. $30. Mitsitam Cafe, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030.


DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING: Washington Post deputy Food editor Bonnie S. Benwick talks about “The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes,” with samples from the book. Free; discounted books available for purchase. 5-6:30 p.m. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail, 14 days in advance. To find more calendar items, go to and click on "Food Events."

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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