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Union Market’s Annual Music Festival Brings on a Bevy of Local Food Vendors

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a sandwich sitting on top of a wooden table: Arepas from Arepa Zone, one of several vendors at the All Things Go festival at Union Market. © Arepa Zone [official] Arepas from Arepa Zone, one of several vendors at the All Things Go festival at Union Market.

Welcome to Eater DC’s events roundup, a weekly curated listing of dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more. Updated regularly, this is a one-stop-shop for all the happenings in the D.C. area that are worth the calories and expense.

Every week, Eater DC editors sift through tips, emails, and listings to choose the most essential food-related events to attend. Below find events taking place the next three months, as well as recently announced and upcoming affairs (some of which require tickets or reservations). Upcoming activities are listed in chronological order.

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Friday, October 11 (and Saturday, October 12)

What: Petworth Citizen’s hidden Reading Room bar themes its latest literary cocktail series around bestselling mystery/thriller novelist, Tana French. Drinks will be inspired by In The Woods — a scary tale set in Ireland about cops, murder, and relationships.

Details: Doors open at 7 p.m. both nights. 829 Upshur Street NW

Saturday, October 12 (and Sunday, October 13)

All Things Go Fall Classic

What: The two-day food, arts, and music festival returns to Union Market, headlined this year by synth-pop trio CHVRCHES and platinum-selling artist/filmmaker Melanie Martinez. Food vendors include Shake Shack, Swizzler Foods, Arepa Zone, Rocklands, &pizza, Taqueria del Barrio, Bun’d Up, Rocklands BBQ, and more.

Details: One-day tickets start at $70, with a $99 package on Sunday that includes a boozy drag brunch at Nellie’s Sports Bar before heading to Northeast to watch acts like Betty Who and Léon perform. 1309 5th Street NE

Laotian-Burmese Cuisine at Urbanspace Tysons

What: Tysons Galleria’s new upper-deck replacement to Isabella Eatery is rolling out a series of events starting with a multi-course family style dinner by chefs Seng and Nyi Nyi of Laotian-Burmese spot Sen Khao.

Details: The “green room” in the food hall will host the event. RSVP to to reserve a $90 seat, plus $35 for wine pairing. Starting at 6:30 p.m. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia

Sunday, October 13

Kalamata’s Kitchen at America Eats Tavern

What: The popular children’s book series will head to Jose Andres’ Georgetown restaurant for a welcome toast with the author and illustrator, Sarah Thomas and Jo Edwards, followed by light bites and a demo by AET’s chef Claudio Foschi on the restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Details: Dishes include vermicelli mac and cheese, barbecue mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children, which includes a personalized, signed copy of Kalamata’s Orchard Adventure, a Taste Bud membership card, and stampable passport. Starting at 11 a.m. 3139 M Street NW

Tuesday, October 15

A Musical Dinner at Q by Peter Chang

What: The musicians of the New Orchestra of Washington will play at Q by Peter Chang for one night of music and food. The four-course fall dinner will be paired with sounds from violinist Akemi Takayama and pianist Grace Cho.

Details: The night starts with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception, with a seated dinner from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. 4500 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland

Saturday, October 19

Italian Vacation: Wine Class With Somm Rebecca Cagle

What: DBGB sommelier Rebecca Cagle will walk vino lovers through four diverse Italian wines from the regions of Alto Adige and Piedmont.

Details: Get to know a Cesarini Sforza Sparkling Rosé from Trento DOC, Pinot Grigio from Schreckbichl Coltorenzio in Alto Adige, and GD Vajra’s Barolo, poured alongside bites. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., $39 per person. 931 H Street NW

Conrad Hotel x CorePowerYoga

What: Summit, the Hilton hotel’s rooftop patio, will host a one-hour CorePower yoga class starting at 10 a.m. The al fresco fitness event includes a healthy juice shot from Fruitive. After the class, guests can sample light brunch bites like avocado toast and banana bread and sip a glass of free Moët Champagne.

Details: A portion of funds raised through ticket sales will be donated to advocacy group Yoga Foster. Tickets are $40. After bites, guests invited to stay around to order more bubbly (the roof normally doesn’t open until 5 p.m.). 950 New York Avenue NW


Passport to Peru at China Chilcano

The Penn Quarter Peruvian staple is celebrating the country’s cuisine through Sunday, November 3. Each evening during the festival, guests can order a rotating choice of dishes from various regions (Coast, Andes, Selva, and Lima). A sampling from chef Carlos Delgado: patarashca (grilled fish, tumeric, aji amarillo, plantain chalaca), asado cusqueno (braised beef brisket, aji panca, tomato, carrots, beef jus), and ceviche Amazonico (salmon, charapita leche de tigre, hearts of palm, cilantro, and plantain). A selection of wines and cocktails will be offered at a discount. 418 Seventh Street NW


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