1) Mason Dixie and One Eight Distilling's pop-up
Where: One Eight Distilling
1135 Okie St. NE
When: Saturday 1-4 p.m.
What: Tours and tastings of the new distillery, a special biscuit and gravy menu from Mason Dixie.
2) Camp DC
1212 H St. NE
When: Friday at 9:30 p.m.
What: Camp DC takes on a ski lodge theme. There are $5 vodka and fireball specials.
3) Hill Country's Chili Cookoff
Where: Hill Country Barbecue Market
410 7th St. NW
When: Saturday 1-3 p.m.
What: A $10 ticket allows attendees to sample the amateur cooks' chili cookoff entrants. There are drink specials, too.
4) Don't Doubt the Stout
Where: The Black Squirrel
2427 18th St. NW
When: Friday at 5 p.m.
What: Black Squirrel will be pouring 13 different varieties of black stout beer.
5) New Saturday Brunch
613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
When: Saturday 10:30-4 p.m.
What: Barrel expands its brunch offerings, which range from fried duck with eggs & grits to biscuits with burnt honey & ham, to Saturday, starting this weekend.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Virginia Wine Expo wraps up this weekend...so many Oscar parties...ramen pop-up at 3 Stars.