BEER TASTING AND DINNER: Four courses paired with beers by Port City Brewing, a tour of the mansion and a lesson on brewing in the 18th century. 6:30 p.m. $95, including tax and gratuity. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL: Through Sept. 29, several films in the festival cover food-related topics. $15 per screening ($12 in advance).

WINE CLASS: Wines from South Africa, Portugal, California and Lebanon with importer Bartholomew Broadbent. 7 p.m. $30. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.


30TH ANNUAL MIDDLE EASTERN BAZAAR AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, live music, international groceries, children’s activities and tours of the church. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 10620 River Rd., Potomac. 301-765-9188.

FALL FESTIVAL: Wine, beer and food samples. A portion of sales on Saturday benefits Inova Blood Donor Services. 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425.


ANNAPOLIS CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: More than 100 beers, live music, food, crafts and more. Noon-6 p.m. $40; designated drivers $20; ages 13-21 $10; children 12 and youn ger free. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.

BEER, BOURBON AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL: Samples of 40 bourbons and 60 beers, barbecue, seminars and music. Noon-6 p.m. $75 for VIP ticket ($65 in advance). 11811 Reston Town Center, Freedom Dr., Reston.

COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on salads. 11 a.m. $45. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.

COOKING CLASS: Executive chef Scott Drewno teaches a class on Thai dishes, with $25 of each ticket going to the Fit for Hope Challenge, a chef weight-loss competition to benefit the American Cancer Society. A lunch follows the class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. The Source by Wolfgang Puck, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6106.

MARYLAND WINE FESTIVAL: Samples of Maryland wines, seminars, farmhouse guided tours and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. $30 ($27 in advance); ages 13-20 and designated drivers $20. Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, Md.

PARK HYATT MASTERS OF FOOD AND WINE: Four-course dinner with game and local vegetables paired with wines. 7 p.m. $155, including tax and gratuity. Park Hyatt Washington, 24th and M streets NW. 202-419-6768.

PICKLING DAY: Visitors help the farm pickle vegetables. 1-4 p.m. $3; $2 children and seniors. Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557.

SLIVOVITZ FESTIVAL: The celebration of slivovitz, a plum brandy, includes tastings and a judging competition. 2-5 p.m. Free. Lambert’s Restaurant & Carry-Out, 10825 Lanham Severn Rd., Glenn Dale.


BASICS OF PREMIUM TEAS: Information on and tasting of teas from different growing regions, served with tea-infused treats. Salud Healthy Pantry, 1137 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 1-3 p.m. $25. 703-757-6209.

FARM DINNER: St. Veronica Catholic Church hosts a three-course meal that benefits Catholic Charities. 5 p.m. $60. Clyde’s at Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-773-2000.

OYSTERSTOCK: A fundraiser for oyster recovery programs with food, music and local beer. 3-6 p.m. $85. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060.

PAELLA CLASS AND DINNER: Attendees learn to make paella. Includes tapas dinner and drinks. 2-5 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-812-9120.

SNAIL OF APPROVAL AWARDS PARTY: At a reception with local food and drinks, Slow Food DC recognizes local eateries and artisans for quality, sustainability and preservation of food traditions and craftsmanship. 2-5 p.m. $55. Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Ktima Pavlidis wines. 7:15 p.m. $75, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.


TASTE OF LETTUCE: Four-course meal prepared by chefs from the Lettuce Entertain You group, including Mon Ami Gabi, Wildfire, Big Bowl and Community Canteen. 6 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 703-707-0233.


BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer from Flying Dog Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-6300.

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with 10 beers from Goose Island Beer. 6:30 p.m. $59, not including tax and gratuity. Belga Cafe, 514 Eighth St. SE. 202-544-0100.

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi teach a short course on what to do with eggplant that comes in your community-supported agriculture (CSA) box. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. $18. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

WINE AND CHEESE TASTING: Samples of 10 wines and cheeses. All proceeds benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. 6-8 p.m. $29.99. Screwtop Wine Bar and Cheese Shop, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. 703-845-8486.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Order of Malta wines. 4 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, 4838 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-1988.


SEPT. 25

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for cooking with eggplant. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

FUNDRAISER DINNER: Benefit for the Olney Farmers and Artists Market features food from area chefs and wine. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $200, including tax and gratuity. Cesco Osteria, 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda.

WINE DINNER: Three courses featuring Boxwood Estate Winery. 6:30 p.m. $89, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148.

WINE TASTINGS: Featuring Mediterranean wines as part of the restaurant’s Grape Festival. 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m. Free. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800.

Becky Krystal

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