Tired of sipping wine while painting? On Jan. 29, the McLean Project for the Arts offers craft beer while you craft your own abstract art. (Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)
THURSDAY

MOCO RESTAURANT WEEK:

Through Jan. 31, several restaurants in Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring and other locations offer prix-fixe two-course lunches and three-course dinners. $18-$36, reservations suggested. bethesdamagazine.com/moco-restaurant-week.

COOKING DEMO: Attendees learn about the nutritional value and culinary uses of turmeric and ginger root. Noon-12:45 p.m. and 12:45-1:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Garden Court, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. usbg.gov.

FRIDAY

ART + CRAFTS: Participants create abstract art and sample craft beers. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25, two tickets $45. McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. bit.ly/1ZRT3m3.

COOKING DEMO: Interactive demonstration highlighting the foods of France. 6:30-9 p.m. $79, not including tax and gratuity. Open Kitchen, 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-8148. openkitchen-dcmetro.com.

RESERVE NOW

FEB. 3

MEAT & GREET: Attendees learn about cured meats and sample charcuterie. 7 p.m. $25. Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-3904. viaumbria.com.

WINE DINNER: Four courses paired with Austrian wine. 6:30-9 p.m. $95, not including tax and gratuity. Poste, 555 Eighth St. NW. 202-783-6060. postebrasserie.com.

Kara Elder

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