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
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.