Spice Dinner: This Saturday, join executive chef Bertrand Chemel for a six-course “Spice Dinner“ at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church. For $80, attendees can try a prix-fixe tasting menu featuring butternut squash veloutè, Alaskan king crab with clam chowder ravioli, a curried pineapple dessert, and more. All the dishes highlight spice blends by “Spice Master” Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte in New York. This dinner goes from 5 to 8:30 pm, with optional wine pairings available for an additional $65. Call for reservations: 703-270-1500.
Shuck It!: Head to Tony & Joe’s on the Georgetown Waterfront on Saturday for the fourth annual Georgetown Shuck It! festival from 2 to 6 pm. Fest-goers can try local beers, wine, oysters, plus music from Jumpin’ Jupiter & The Yachtsmen. Tickets are on sale now for $75.
Shucktoberfest: Blue Point Brewing Company and Union Market hosts the first-ever Shucktoberfest on Sunday from noon to 4 pm. The bash includes unlimited oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company, all-you-can-eat snacks (clam chowder, fries), spiked beer cocktails, and bottomless Blue Point Brewing Company beer. In addition to the drinks and eats, attendees can enjoy live bluegrass music, lawn games, and a football viewing lounge. Tickets are $75 per person, all-inclusive.
Pet Friendly Brunch: Attention dog lovers, this Saturday check out Open City at the National Cathedral for a dog-friendly brunch. From 9 to noon, you and your furry friend can munch on treats and participate in raffles or a doggy Halloween costume contest. All proceeds will benefit City Dogs Rescue and City Kitties. Don’t have a dog? You can adopt at the event.
Pie fest: Indulge in all-you-can-eat pie this Sunday from 1 to 4 pm with Bourbon’s 5th annual DC Pie Fest. The event will feature homemade pies in apple, nut, chocolate, and other categories. For $25, try as many pies as you want. You can also enter your very own pie for $15. All proceeds to benefit the Jayna Troxel Murray Foundation. Attendees must purchase tickets in advance.
Brewers on the Block: This Saturday from 2 to 5 pm, Neal Place Tap and Garden near Union Market is hosting Brewers on the Block. Attendees can try beers, ciders, and meads from 26 regional breweries for only $40. Breweries featured include Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau,, Bluejacket, and more. Also try limited amounts of a hyper local beer created by 3 Stars Brewing made of hops grown at Neal Place Tap and Garden.
Scotch Walk: Warm yourself up this fall with DC Scotch Walk. For $65, attendees can try one-ounce pours of different Scotches at eight bars, including McClellan’s Retreat, Maddy’s, Board Room, from noon to 9 pm this Saturday. Note: participants must check-in between 12 and 3 pm, or you forfeit your ticket.
Pumpkin Carving at The Ritz: This Saturday, get ready for Halloween at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. With two pumpkin carving classes at 10 am and 1 pm, participants can carve their very own insta-worthy gourds to take home. The class is appropriate for ages 6 and up and is $52 per person, all materials included.