And you’re invited. This Sunday, June 13, an impressive cast of local chefs, mixologists, and wine experts are gathering at the American Visionary Art Museum from 3-6 p.m. to stir up fun, food, and drink—all to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. I’m interested in this benefit for many reasons. First and foremost, kidney disease has touched my life. A family member was on dialysis for a long time before finally finding a kidney match and getting a transplant on a snowy weekend in February. And a good friend generously donated a kidney to her ailing sister, saving her life. All are fine now. But, in addition to supporting the kidney foundation, the event is a terrific opportunity to sample some great food. Participating restaurants include B&O American Brasserie, Blue Hill Tavern, Clementine, Crush, Corks, Linwoods, Milan, RA Sushi, The Wine Market, and many more. A complete list and ticket info are available online. There also will be culinary demos by Joy Ludwig, pictured, pastry chef at Charleston; Sandy Lawler, chef-owner, Feast@4 East; and Jesse Sandlin, executive chef at Vino Rosina. Other presentations include mixing cocktails by Brendan Dorr, food and wine pairings by Jerry Edwards, and wine-tasting advice from Laurie Foster, "The Wine Coach." The event, dubbed "an epicurean adventure," also features a VIP reception at 2 p.m. for an additional cost. It includes special tastings not available during the main party. Tickets are $100 a person for the premium tasting, $75 for regular admission in advance, $85 at the door, and $40 for designated drivers (no alcohol). If you go, let me know what it was like.