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Wild game wine dinner, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., at The Wine Kitchen, 7 South King St., Leesburg. Alligator, barracuda and boar are just some of the features on the five-course menu. Each course will be paired with a hand selected wine. Seating is limited, call for reservations. Cost: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 703-777-9463 or visit
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg, is showing "Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. Cost: $8 person, free for children. Admission includes wine tasting, movie and popcorn. Call 703-777-8161 for reservations.
Vintage 50 Restaurant & Brew Lounge, 50 Catoctin Circle N.E., Leesburg, has planned a seven-course dinner for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., where Vintage 50's Brewery and Breaux Vineyards battle against each other to see which of their libations pairs better. Cost: $79.99 person. Call 703-777-2169 or visit www.vintage50.com.
Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St. S.E., Leesburg, is hosting an Australian wine dinner Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Wines made from Semillon, Shiraz and Grenache will be paired with Tuscarora’s interpretations of Australian culinary classics. Cost: $95 per person. Call 703-771-9300.
Da Capo Duo with Phil Mathieu on guitar will perform at Sala Thai, Ashburn, Friday, Feb. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, will host a day of wine sampling and live jazz Saturday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m. Tasting fees apply. Call 703-771-7100.
A Celebration of Hops, Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg. Features "over the top hopped" beers as well as some sensational single-hop brews. Cost: $75 per person inclusive.
Call 703-771-9300 or visit http://www.tuskies.com.