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. 9

BEER DINNER: Four courses featuring Chimay Brewery beer. 6:30 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.

AUG. 11

TASTE OF LINGANORE: Wine tastings, winery tour, food and live music. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength. Noon-5 p.m. $15 ($12 in advance); $10 for designated drivers and younger than 21 ($8 in advance). Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432.

COLLEGE PARK RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Aug. 17, the inaugural event at various restaurants features three-course specials and other discounts. www.shopcollegepark.

HOP CHEF: Eight chefs compete to cook a dish and pair it with Brewery Ommegang beers. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. 202-650-6937. www.washingtoncitypaper.

AUG. 12

FREE BREAKFAST: In honor of the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, egg dishes, juice and coffee will be available in the Omelette Room on a first-come, first served basis. 8-10 a.m. Other food and drink specials throughout the day. Clyde’s of Georgetown, 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180.

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with six beers from Perennial Artisan Ales. 7 p.m. $60, not including gratuity. Birch and Barley, 1337 14th St. NW. 202-567-2576.

AUG. 14

BEER DINNER: Featuring six beers from Brooklyn Brewery. 7 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.

COFFEE AND BEER TASTING: Samples of New Belgium beer blended with Counter Culture cold brew and cascara tea, as well as music, raffle prizes and snacks. 7-11 p.m. $35 at the door; $40 online. Tryst Coffeehouse and Bar, 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500.

AUG. 15

BEER & BITES TASTING: Beer from DC Brau Brewing paired with food. 6-8 p.m. $30, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 Seventh St. NW. 202-349-3700.

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer from DC Brau Brewing. 7:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-7995.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Dinner featuring selections from the new restaurant’s menu, with all proceeds going to the Manna Food Center. 6 p.m. $40, including tax but not gratuity. Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 11333 Woodglen Dr., Rockville. 301-816-1100.

SOUR BEER BLENDING EVENT: Workshop on sour beer blending, samples of New Belgium Brewing ales and a food pairing. 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. $55. Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW. newbelgiumsession1.eventbrite.

Becky Krystal

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