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Crab Cake Contest, Alexandria Food & Wine Festival and More

The weekend in food events.

Setting up for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Setting up for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

1) Crab Cake Competition

Where: The Source

When: Sunday at noon

What: Chefs like Danny Lee, Spike Mendelsohn and Joe Palma will face off for crabcake supremacy in this annual fundraiser. Tickets are $85.

2) Alexandria Food & Wine Festival

Where: Oronoco Bay Park

When: Saturday at noon

What: Many of the city's restaurants and wineries will come together for this annual festival, with games and live music, too. More here.

3) Beast of the Month

Where: B-Side

When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

What: This multi-course dinner celebrates the Russaback Wild Boar, which Red Apron has been highlighting in its meat case this month. Tickets are $96; reservations are required.

4) Folklife Festival

Where: The National Mall

When: All weekend long

What: Peru is the focus of the Smithsonian's annual event this year. Details here.

5) Derecho Common Release Party

Where: Port City Brewing Company

When: Friday starting at 3

What: The brewery will celebrate its annual release of this beer (first inspired by a major storm years ago) all evening long. More here.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Joe's Seafood has a wine dinner...Woofstock at Bardo Saturday...Safeway's annual barbecue battle is this weekend.