Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27
Two whole days of dessert? The first annual SweetFest is a festival of chocolate, cakes, candy, coffee drinks, and yes, beer and wine as well. There will also be music, with Smoosh performing Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., chef demos and a chance for kids to make edible sand castles out of Sandy Candy. For those a little (but not too much) more health conscious, Mighty-O Doughnuts will be on hand with their organic, trans-fat free desserts. Perhaps these will be the very same doughnuts people will stuff their faces with for the doughnut eating contest. $5. Sat. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., www.sweetfest.com. REDMOND
Sunday, August 27
Does $10 to feed dinner to feed a family of four, using market-fresh food, sound like an impossible challenge? That's the promise, and Raul Villalobos, chef at El Chalan Peruvian Cuisine is the man who will cook it up this fresh, cheap feast. Samples and recipes provided. Free. Noon. West Seattle Farmers Market, South West Alaska Street and 44th Avenue South West, http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/. WEST SEATTLE.
Noted Sommelier Arnie Millan hosts a tasting class on Ancient Wine, exploring the history of wine from the Neolithic era through Classical Greek and Roman times to its role in Christian Monasteries. Tastings will include 8 wines crafted from grapes with ancient pedigrees. $40. 4-6 p.m. Warwick Hotel, 401 Lenora St., 206-612-6547. DOWNTOWN