1) Lobster Weekend
Where: Taberna del Alabardero
1776 I St. NW
What: Taberna will have a special menu of Maine lobster dishes, ranging from stews and salads to pastas, paellas and soup.
2) Jazz Brunch
Where: Boss Shepherd's
513 13th St. NW
When: Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.
What: Boss Shepherd's kicks off its new brunch service with live jazz and a free glass of Veuve Cliquot for the first 50 guests.
3) Year of the Sheep Tasting Menu
Where: The Source
575 Pennsylvania Ave. Nw
What: Tonight's the last night to experience Scott Drewno's Year of the Sheep tasting menu, priced at $110 for five courses. There are a la carte dishes available as well.
4) Toscana Cooking Class
Where: Osteria Marzano
6361 Walker Lane, Alexandria
When: Saturday 11-2 p.m.
What: Attendees will learn how to make such dishes as panzanella and roasted rack of pork. Classes are $85 and include champagne.
5) Mark Bitterman's Salt Lecture
Where: Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
What: Salt authority Bitterman leads a lecture on the history and influence of salt. There are salt tastings, too. It's $65-$75 per person; more info here.