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Sunday Brunch at Marcel's, Holiday Cocktails Class, and More

The weekend in food and drink events.

R. Lopez

1) Sunday Brunch

What: Marcel's launches Sunday brunch this weekend. Sample menu items include smoked salmon carpaccio, poached eggs on toasted brioche, and Earl Grey creme brulée. The three-course menu is $65. Find more information here, or call (202) 296-1166 for reservations.

Where: Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

When: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

2) Filson's Winter Warm Up

What: David Strauss of the forthcoming Morris cocktail bar will serve George Dickel whiskey hot toddies. Shoppers can sip on them while looking for holiday gifts.

Where: Filson

1534 14th St. NW

When: Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

3) Holiday Cocktail Class

What: The restaurant’s bartenders will show guests how to make three different drinks including an alcohol-free hot cider drink, a cranberry spiced punch, and a Manhattan. The price is $25 per person and includes recipes and a bar spoon and jigger.  Call the restaurant at (301) 652-5525 to make a reservation.

Where: Black's Bar & Kitchen

7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md.

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

4) The White House in Gingerbread Book Signing

What: Former White House executive pastry chef Roland Mesnier and his former assistant, chef Mark Ramsdell are signing their book The White House in Gingerbread. Mesnier will discuss the White House gingerbread houses that he's built over the years, and Ramsdell will do a demonstration. Mini pastries, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee will also be served. The event (more information here) is priced at $25 for person. For $30 more, guests ill receive a copy of the book to be signed by the chefs, as well as a gingerbread house kit. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (301) 229-8180.

Where: Praline Bakery

4611 Sagamore Rd., Bethesda, Md.

When: Saturday at 3 p.m.

5) Maker's Mark Coat Drive

What: Maker’s Mark is partnering with non-profit organization One Warm Coat to collect gently used and spare coats. Their truck is traveling the country and stopping in D.C. this weekend to serve hot chocolate and Maker’s Mark-inspired gingerbread cookies. No alcohol will be served.

Where: two locations

When: Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at 1069 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at 5544 Connecticut Ave. NW

Also this weekend: Ugly Sweater Parties at Meridian Pint, Orange Anchor, Miracle on 7th Street, Firefly, and Crumbs & Whiskers