AUG. 21

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON RESTAURANT WEEK:Through Aug. 25, hundreds of area restaurants feature special three-course meals; $20.13 for lunch and $35.13 for dinner.

AUG. 23

FARM-TO-FORK FREDERICK: Through Sept. 2, participating restaurants feature a special menu with at least 60 percent of the ingredients sourced from Frederick County.

WINE DINNER: Four courses with wines by Barboursville Vineyards. 6:30 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110.

AUG. 24

OYSTER TASTING: All-you-can-eat raw oysters from Rappahannock Oyster, roasted pig and beer from Flying Dog Brewery. Noon-3 p.m. $55, not including tax and gratuity. Black’s Bar & Kitchen, 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-5525.

UNCORKED WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Maryland wines, music and cooking demonstrations. Noon-6 p.m. Free admission; $15 for wine tasting. Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Lane, Rockville.

VIETFEST: Festival features Vietnamese food, dances, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $7. Landmark Mall, 5801 Duke St., Alexandria. 202-670-5370.

AUG. 25

GOSPEL BRUNCH: Event marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech features a performance by opera singer Denyce Graves. 11:30 a.m. $132, including tax and gratuity. Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-7350.

OLD-FASHIONED SHOWDOWN: Six bartenders compete to make the best old-fashioned cocktail. Includes bison dishes, oysters, wine and shave ice. Noon-3 p.m. $70, including tax and gratuity. Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-944-2026.

AUG. 26

COMPETITION DINNER: Chef Will Artley of Pizzeria Orso and chef Victor Albisu of Del Campo and Taco Bamba compete in a five-course meal during which diners will vote on their favorite dish in each round. A portion of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $80, including tax and gratuity. Pizzeria Orso, 400 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church. 703-226-3460.

AUG. 27

CHEFS’ TASTING DINNER: Executive chef Christopher Carey and lead culinary instructor Katie Reineberg each make two small plates per course and compete to be the audience favorite. 6:30-9 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148.

COOKING CLASS: Paella class with head chef James Gee. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-913-0003.

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Championship match for multi-week chef tournament. Ten percent of the net proceeds from ticket sales goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 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. 28

BEER TASTING AND COOKING DEMO: A beer tasting accompanies a cooking demonstration of a blueberry peach buckle and a berry fool. Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy, 121 Centerway, Greenbelt. 5-7 p.m. Free. 301-474-0522.

Becky Krystal

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