AUG. 1

THE CUISINE OF LAOS: Seng Luangrath, head chef at Bangkok Golden Thai Restaurant in Falls Church, discusses Laotian food, with samples. 6 p.m. $25. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441, Ext. 64.

AUG. 2

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

AUG. 3

BOOK SIGNING: Chef and author Patrick Evans-Hylton signs copies of “Dishing Up Virginia.” Noon-2 p.m at Wegmans-Fredericksburg, 2281 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., 540-322-4800. 4-6 p.m. at Wegmans-Fairfax, 11620 Monument Dr., 703-653-1600. Must buy book ($15.96) at Wegmans to attend.

COFFEE CLASS: Participants learn about coffee cupping. Vigilante Coffee, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 11 a.m.-noon. $12.

WINE CLASS: Featuring wines from the Loire Valley. Five half-glasses with light food pairings. Reserve at 2:30-4:30 p.m. $35, not including tax and gratuity. Maple, 3418 11th St. NW. 202-588-7442.

AUG. 4

COOKING CLASS: The session taught by Kulinary Concepts focuses on Thai cuisine. 4335 Kennedy St., Hyattsville. 4 p.m. $35. 301-641-1325.

AUG. 5

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 ticket sales goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 6-9 p.m.; also 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.

AUG. 7

PAELLA DINNER: The main dish is prepared by mixologist Todd Thrasher. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Fit for Hope Challenge, a 16-chef weight-loss competition to benefit the American Cancer Society. 7:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity; $50 for optional wine pairings. Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-683-3247.

AUG. 8

WINE DINNER: Multi-course meal featuring wines by Soliste Cellars. 7 p.m. $139, not including tax and gratuity. Ashby Inn & Restaurant, 692 Federal St., Paris. 540-592-3900.

AUG. 10

FROMAGE FARM TOUR: Tastings of local wines and raw-milk cheeses, historic dairy farm tour and food prepared by Dan O’Brien of Seasonal Pantry. Buy tickets by Aug. 2. Tour begins at 1017 Seventh St. NW. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $146. 202-649-0131.

Becky Krystal

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