SEPT. 12

BEER DINNER: Five-course meal with beers from North Coast Brewing. 6:30-10 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity; $135 per couple. Fourth Estate, 529 14th St. NW. 202-662-7514.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook Navidi share ideas on cooking with eggplant. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

VIEWING PARTY: Viewing of the episode of Cooking Channel series “Chuck’s Eat the Street” that highlights restaurants on 14th Street NW. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to Black’s Family Foundation. 9:30-11:30 p.m. Free. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225.

WINE CLASS: Focuses on red wines other than cabernet and pinot noir. 7:15 p.m. $25. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500.

WINE DINNER: Featuring Pierre Sparr wines. 6:30 p.m. $85, not including tax and gratuity. Brasserie Beck, 1101 K St. NW.

SEPT. 14

MARKET CHEF DEMONSTRATION: Joseph Comfort of Lebanese Taverna demonstrates a watermelon feta salad and a bulgur salad with a gluten-free option. 9-11 a.m. Free. Falls Church Farmers Market, 300 Park Ave. (City Hall parking lot), Falls Church.

CIDER FESTIVAL: Cider tastings, wagon rides, live music and other activities. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12, children $10, age 2 and younger free. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont. 540-554-2073.

COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on Chesapeake Bay cuisine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $85, including tax and gratuity. DC Coast, 1401 K St. NW. 202-216-5988.

SCOTCH AND OYSTER TASTING: Oysters paired with blended Scotch whiskies from Compass Box Whisky. 3-5 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW. 202-986-5225.

UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL: Ukrainian food, drinks, dancing and more. Noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free. A dance with light dinner ($15) takes place Saturday at 8:30 p.m. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-9192.

VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL: Several dozen Virginia wineries offer samples. Also features seminars, music and shopping. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 per day; $18 teens and designated drivers, $7 children 6-12. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains.

WINE TASTING: Samples of 10 wines from Italy and California, as well as four beers. A portion of all sales goes to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425.

SEPT. 15

DINNER IN THE GARDEN: Family-style meal in the field with music and wine. 4 p.m. $150, including tax and gratuity. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017.

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: Screening and discussion of “A Place at the Table.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monetary or non-perishable food donation requested. Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-845-8486.

NO KID HUNGRY: Through Sept. 21, participating restaurants raise money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

SEPT. 16

WINE TASTING: Joseph Puig leads a tasting of his new wines. 5-8 p.m. Free. Oakton Wine Shop, 2952A Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-255-5425.

SEPT. 17

BOOK TALK: Mollie Katzen discusses her latest cookbook, “The Heart of the Plate,” with Sally Swift, managing producer of public radio’s “The Splendid Table.” 7 p.m. $15. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100.

SEPT. 18

DUCK, DUCK, GREY GOOSE: Eight stations with area chefs presenting duck dishes, accompanied by a Grey Goose martini bar and beer from Port City Brewing. 7-10 p.m. $99, including tax and gratuity. The Source, 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-637-6100.

SEPT. 19

BEER TASTING AND DINNER: Four-course dinner paired with beers from 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.

Becky Krystal

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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.