Each year, Vinifera Bistro in Reston offers a series of its World Tour wine dinners. One Saturday a month, the chef and sommelier focus on a specific country and highlight the food and drink from that region.
This Saturday, the spotlight is on France. Chef Bo Parker will offer small dishes such as bouillabaisse, frog legs, foie gras and pate Au pheasant. General manager and wine director Jason Meringolo will personally select vino to pair with the food.
Attendees to a World Tour Dinner receive a "passport." After the dinner, customers receive a stamp for that specific evening's featured country. After three stamps, customers are entered into a drawing to win a night at the adjacent Westin Reston Heights and breakfast for two.
Future World Tour wine dinners this year include California (June 4), Spain (July 23), Australia and New Zealand (Aug. 27), and Italy (Sept. 24).
Info: Small plates run $5 to $12. Wine flights vary. viniferabistro.com
When: Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.
District Beer Hunt, Friday and Saturday
They had us at "beer hunt." The J Street Beer Review presents a District-wide beer scavenger hunt this weekend. Teams of up to four are given a list of beers, a wristband and the mission of finding as many brews on the list as possible. There are prizes aplenty, with a $20 entry fee for each team.
Info: $20 per team; jstreetbeer.wordpress.com.
When: 7 p.m. Friday at RFD. Through Saturday.
Blue Man Group at the Warner Theatre, through April 3
Looking back on it, who'd have thought that painting a bunch of guys in dark blue body paint and have them put on a show would have such staying power? Formed in 1987, the group has played Vegas, Coachella and hundreds of other venues. Catch the iconic act at Warner Theatre.
Info: $32 to $92; warnertheatre.com
When: Showtimes vary; through April 3
Wrong Way -- A Tribute to Sublime at the State Theatre, Saturday
You don't have to practice Santeria and you don't need a crystal ball to enjoy this show. Another sign of aging is when bands you grew up listening to have tribute acts honoring them. Whether young or old, Wrong Way -- A Tribute to Sublime should entertainment. And it's all right if you had a million dollars and spent it all, because tickets to this State Theatre show are very reasonable.
Info: $12; thestatetheatre.com
When: 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, Saturday
Evening of Comedy at Wolf Trap, Saturday
Check out the 24th annual Evening of Comedy Event at this great Northern Virginia venue. This year features three comedians -- Max Alexander, Jeff Caldwell and Mike Eagan -- performing two shows. See, not all standup is found in D.C.
Info: $25; wolftrap.org
When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday