If you've been to summer school, you know there's nothing worse than sitting at a desk staring out a window while everyone else is playing outside. At Ris (2275 L St. NW), though, summer school is a little different. You'll be sitting at a bar instead of a desk, and everyone outside will want to come in.
On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. RIS' own wine director, Leah Cheston, will teach about pairing local foods with local wines. Cheston has worked in wine-related jobs in Winston-Salem, N.C., San Francisco and Miami, and she worked as the beverage manager at Brabo in Old Town Alexandria before joining Ris.
Classes are $55 per session, including tax and gratuity, and students can RSVP to Natalie Christensen at 202-730-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUND OF MUSIC
If talking about a doe makes you think of a deer, a female deer, and ray makes you think of a drop of golden sun, put on your habit and head to Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Road, Vienna, a 20-minute drive from the District) on Saturday night.
Wolf Trap will screen "The Sound of Music" on big screens, but don't feel you need to observe a vow of silence during the film. Join in as Maria, Captain von Trapp and the kids sing favorites such as "Do-Re-Mi" and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." A host will lead the sing-a-longs, a costume contest and other activities.
Tickets are $25 to $38 and are available at wolftrap.org. The show starts at 7:15 p.m.
FEELING LIKE FALL
Jonesing for a taste of fall? You're in luck. This weekend marks the release of Dogfish Head Alehouse's Punkin Ale, their popular seasonal brew. Festivities for the release party will be held at all three of the bar's locations on Saturday -- Falls Church, Fairfax and Gaithersburg -- and admission is free.
All locations will feature food, games and drink specials, and even family-friendly activities, such as face painting and cornhole. Live bands will perform all day in Fairfax and at night at the Gaithersburg location. The bar will also be holding a raffle to benefit charity. Festivities start in the afternoon and stretch on in to the evening.
For more details, visit dogfishalehouse.com.