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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

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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