BEER & BITES TASTING: Beer by 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: Belgian-style meal paired with four beers by Perennial Artisan Ales. 7 p.m. $80, including tax and gratuity. Brasserie Beck, 1101 K St. NW.

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer by 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 Manna Food Center. 6 p.m. $40, including tax but not gratuity. Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 11333 Woodglen Dr., Rockville. 301-816-1100. www.paladarlatinkitchen.

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.

WINE TASTING: The tasting featuring Siema Wines, as well as regional and local white wines, kicks off the restaurant’s four-day oyster festival. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15. Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-544-8088. sonomaoysterfestival.eventbrite.


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


A TASTE OF BARBADOS 2013: Food, rum, music games and more. 3-8 p.m. $40 ($35 in advance); children $15. Embassy of Barbados, 2144 Wyoming Ave. NW. atasteofbarbados2013.

BEER AND CHEESE TASTING: Four Italian beers paired with cheeses. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $30. Maple, 3418 11th St. NW.

BREWHAHA: Local craft beer, food and music. A portion of the proceeds benefits Operation Homefront. 8-11 p.m. $50. Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. 202-347-4800.

CRAB AND BEER FESTIVAL: Crabs, music, wine and beer. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. $40-$110 per session ($35-$89 in advance). National Harbor, 150 National Plaza, National Harbor.

FIG LOVERS FEAST: Hayride to fig groves, wine tasting, cooking demonstration. Buy tickets by
Aug. 14. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $45. Ticonderoga Farms, 26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly. 703-327-4424.

LAUNCH PARTY: Kulinary Concepts, a food-event company, introduces its Kitchen Wars competition. Register by Aug. 14.
7 p.m. Free. Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect St. NW. 301-641-1325. kulinary-concepts-eorg.


GOOD FOOD MARKETPLACE: Featuring food producers from the Mid-Atlantic that are part of the Good Food Awards. VIP hour
(10-11 a.m.) includes a “swag bag” of products and cocktails. 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. Free; $25 for VIP hour. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE.

SUNDAY SUPPER: Area chefs provide courses for the family-style dinner. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation and Good Food Awards. 5:30 p.m. $250. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. 301-347-3491.


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. www.

Aug. 25, hundreds of area restaurants feature special three-course meals; $20.13 for lunch and $35.13 for dinner.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring selections by Freemark Abbey Winery. 6:30 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.


WINE DINNER: Four courses served with wines from Tuscany. 7 p.m. $69, not including tax and gratuity; includes recipe book. Cesco Osteria, 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-8333.

Becky Krystal

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