Tuesday, June 2
Chef Bryant Terry hosts a happy hour at Vegetate (1414 Ninth St., NW) to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Vegan Soul Kitchen. Guests will sample dishes from the book while DJ Dredd spins. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. The event runs from 6 to 8. Tickets, $15 a person, are available by calling 202-232-4585.
Wednesday, June 3
Professionals in the City hosts Four Minute Dating for Foodies at Pentagon City’s Asia Bistro (1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington) from 7 to 9. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 202-686-5990 or click here to order.
Thursday, June 4
Estebe Salgado of Tradewinds Specialty and Bill McKinney of Downey Selections come to the bar at the Ballston restaurant Willow (4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington) for a tasting of Spanish wines new to the United States. The tasting runs from 5:30 to 7:30. For tickets, $35 a person, call 703-465-8800.
Friday, June 5
Sweetgreen, a salad-and-frozen-yogurt shop, hosts Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild at its Dupont Circle location (1512 Connecticut Ave., NW). Tickets, $35 a person, include a signed copy of the Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh cookbook as well as samples of salads and appetizers. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 202-387-9338.
Saturday, June 6
Learn to make classic Greek dishes, such as tzatziki, spanakopita, and baklava, during a cooking class at Veranda (1100 P St., NW). The TasteDC class, which runs from noon to 3, includes a demonstration, recipes, and a four-course lunch. Tickets, $60 a person, are available here.
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7
The second annual Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor focuses on artisanal, organic, and sustainable products. Proceeds benefit the Erikka A. Hayes Foundation, which helps socially disadvantaged people get work in the food-service industry. For tickets ($65 per person), schedules, and more information, call 443-716-2800 or visit foodandwinenh.com.
Sunday, June 7
At DC’s Dupont Circle FreshFarm market (1500 block of 20th St., NW, between Massachusetts Ave. and Q St.), Spanish chef Quim Marqués makes paella in conjunction with Jaleo’s annual paella festival. The demonstration starts at 11, and free samples will be given out.
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