1) Spice Dinner
What: 2941 hosts its annual eight-course spice dinner. Tickets are $95.
Where: 2941, 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va.
When: Sunday at 5 p.m.
2) Chili Cook-Off
What: Hill Country's annual event brings together amateur chili cooks across the area. There's live music, too. Tickets here.
Where: Hill Country Barbecue Market, 410 7th St. NW
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
3) Ramen World
Where: Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE
When: Sunday at 2 p.m.
4) Cupcake and Macaron Tour
What: Tour D.C.'s cupcake and pastry purveyors in this Georgetown walking tour. Tickets are $50.
Where: Starts at Old Stone House Park
When: Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
5) All Set Live
What: All Set kicks off its live jazz night series, this time featuring Marcus Johnson. Tickets are $13.28.
Where: All Set, 8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring, Md.
When: Friday at 10:30 p.m.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: A new cocktail class series at McClellan's Retreat with Jamie MacBain and Jo-Jo Valenzuela...Ventnor Sports Cafe hosts an Oscars party...Nando's opens on H Street and will donate proceeds to the Atlas Performing Arts Center...Black Squirrel has a Jester King pairing event.