Friday, August 29, 2014

Doukénie Winery Special Events

In preparation for October’s Virginia Wine Month, Doukénie Winery will offer several public events through October 19. Festivals, concerts, and wine tastings will jump start the fall festivities. 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville, 540-668-6464 ext. 202; doukeniewinery.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Music and Food at FLOFest 2014

Held at the DC Gateway, FLOFest 2014 offers something for everyone showcasing jazz, Latin, alternative Rock music, specialty wines, international food and books. $45. 10 a.m. 2700 MLK Jr. Ave. SE; flofestdc.com

Monday, September 8, 2014

'American War Generals' on National Geographic

Exploring U.S. military history through first-person accounts, National Geographic’s American War Generals promises to be a riveting 2-hour special. The exclusive screening at the Mellon Auditorium will be the world premiere for the distinctive get-together. Catch the television event on September 14 at 8 p.m. natgeotv.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Star-Spangled Spectacular, the culminating festival celebrating the War of 1812 bicentennial, will run through September 25. Including a family fun zone, live music, food and drinks, and fireworks, the festival will wow children and adults alike. Drawing international gray hulls from the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Turkey, and Germany, plus ships from Annapolis and Virginia, the festival will feature 34 vessels for visitors to board at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.starspangled200.com

Friday, September 12, 2014

Overtures Concert Series

Sponsored by S&R, the event will showcase dynamic emerging international audiences that will mesmerize the crowd with performances curated by artist Ryo Yanagitani. Performers include METRio, Mohamed Shams, and Emil Khudyev. Through November 23. Evermay Estate and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; overturesseries.org

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Taste of Georgetown

Taste of Georgetown celebrates its 21st year with offerings from more than 35 of the city’s best restaurants. Benefiting the Georgetown Ministry Center’s homeless support services, the event will feature 70 signature dishes, as well as family-friendly activities. NOON-5 p.m. K Street NW; tasteofgeorgetown.com

“Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy” Exhibition

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will offer the first ever exhibition on Persian script with “Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy.” The exhibition will display the work of the four greatest Nasta’liq calligraphers, including the only signed creation by expert Ali Tabrizi. Through March 22. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu/nastaliq

St. Jude Heart of Fashion Event Beeefit

Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie will host the St. Jude Heart of Fashion event, a fashion show that raises funds for the hospital and its efforts. Showcasing Brunello Cucinelli's fall 2014 women’s and men’s collections, the event will feature a formal runway presentation. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; bit.ly/SJFashion

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Youssou N’Dour at Lisner Auditorium

Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese musician recognized for his mbalax music style, will perform at Lisner Auditorium. N’Dour has been described as “the world’s greatest pop vocalist” by Rolling Stone. 7 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800; lisner.gwu.edu/youssou-ndour

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine

Saluting the best ingredients of the fall season, Park Hyatt Washington will host Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine. Blue Duck Tavern’s celebrated chefs will prepare dishes like braised meats and seasonal salads. $165. 6 p.m. 1201 24th St. NW; for tickets, click here

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Salif Keita Plays Acoustic

Presented by the Salif Keita Global Foundation and GW Lisner, Salif Keita will perform in a rarely heard acoustic setting. Having contributed to the Afro-pop genre, Keita blends together West African rhythms with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Portugal. 7 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800; lisner.gwu.edu/salif-keita-acoustic

FRESHFARM Markets’ Special Concert

Support the FRESHFARM Markets’ Matching Dollars program by taking in an evening of music, conversation, and gourmet dining with a solo piano performance by Philip Glass, a post-performance Q&A with author Samuel Fromartz, and a four-course dinner at Proof restaurant. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW., 202-362-8889; freshfarmmarkets.ejoinme.org

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Walking With Anthony & Washington Redskins Alumni Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner

Walking With Anthony, a non-profit organization dedicated to spinal cord injuries (SCI) rehabilitation, and the Washington Redskins Alumni are teaming up to host the second annual Walking With Anthony & Washington Redskins Alumni Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the Country Club of Fairfax. Tickets start at $500. 9:30 a.m. 5110 Ox Rd., Fairfax; walkingwithanthony.org

Friday, October 3, 2014

Listen to the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra Live

The Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra fuses Balkan melodies with Romani rhythms. Performed by a thirteen-piece orchestra, the music created by Boban and Marko Markovic is described by the New York Times as “…a stunning blast of exuberance & virtuosity.” 8 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800; lisner.gwu.edu

Friday, October 17, 2014

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America dinner will feature a tasting reception with an exciting lineup of Washington, DC’s finest chefs at the Mandarin Oriental. A unique 4-course menu designed by visiting all-stars Charles Phan and Vikram Sunderam will follow the tasting. Tickets start at $350. 6:30 p.m.1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202-499-4181; jbftasteamerica.org

Saturday, October 18, 2014

RUN10 FEED10 Event

Women’s Health will host its 3rd annual RUN10 FEED10 event. FEED, founded by Lauren Bush Lauren, is partnering to provide each runner with limited edition FEED bags and bracelets. By participating in the 10K race, runners will automatically provide 10 meals for the hungry. $35. 10 a.m. City Sports Georgetown, 3338 M St. NW; run10feed10.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Georgetown Gala

Themed “Fly Me to the Moon," the 2014 Georgetown Gala will honor Jack and Michelle Evans and promises cocktails, a gourmet buffet, fabulous entertainment, and unique live auction items held at the Italian Embassy. 3000 Whitehaven St. NW; cagtown.org

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