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Tonight, the National Portrait Gallery fetes slow-food pioneer Alice Waters, with light fare by Restaurant Eve‘s Cathal Armstrong, Graffiato‘s Mike Isabella, Equinox‘s Todd Gray and Proof‘s Haidar Karoum. Tickets are $100. You can catch Waters in action again on Saturday night at the equally well-catered Newseum’s “Saturday Night Sips” reception benefiting Martha’s Table and D.C. Central Kitchen. Tickets are $125. Saturday also marks the start of ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert‘s new “Beer Academy” at Rustico in Arlington. Get your Crunkcakes on Sunday at H Street Bakes, taking place at The Big Board.

For more info, click on any link in the Y&H food events calendar above.

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