Thursday, August 6
Learn to fill, pleat, and fold Chinese dumplings in a dim sum class at CulinAerie (1131 14th St., NW) . The hands-on session includes lessons on shrimp shu mai, chicken-and-pork pot stickers, and vegetable gyoza with dipping sauce. The class, $85 per person, begins at 6:30. Call 202-587-5674 or click here for reservations.
Friday, August 7
Like your seafood with a side of saxophone? Head to Johnny’s Half Shell for barbecue blue crabs and a live jazz quartet starting at 6. Call 202-737-0400 for reservations.
Saturday, August 8
Join Heidi Hanson, producer of the PBS series Chefs A’ Field, for a sustainable-seafood event at the National History Museum. Meet in the Sant Ocean Hall for a screening of the show, a lesson on how to pick your fish, a live cooking demonstration, and the chance to sample the finished dish. The event runs from 2 to 3. Call 202-633-1000 for more information. Free.
Sunday, August 9
Golfers can end the morning right with Grill and Golf Sundays at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Dr.; Reston). Head to Reston Golf Course (11875 Sunrise Valley Dr.; Reston) for an early nine holes. Then, between noon and 2, present your scorecard at the nearby restaurant for a complimentary round of Arnold Palmers and 10 percent off the lunch check. Don’t have time to get a round in today? Date-stamped cards from up to two weeks ago are eligible for the discount. Call 703-234-3550 for more information.
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