Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 Annual Spring Gala: Rreland Legendary & Contemporary

Join more than 1,000 guests from all across the capital to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation at its annual spring gala. Honorary patron Anne Anderson, the Irish ambassador to the US, will be in attendance at this year’s event. Last year’s gala raised more than $1.7 million. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, 703-519-2103; preventcancer.org

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Vatsala Mehra Performance at The Barns

Vatsala Mehra will teach you classical and contemporary Indian Dance, followed by a performance at The Barns. The celebrated Indian singer is famous for her Sufi songs and contribution to the already-rich South Asian musical tradition. She has released 16 albums and been honored by the Indian government for her extraordinary work. Mehra is the founder of The Balaji Music Academy. $15. 8 p.m. 1536 Wolf Trap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182; 703-255-1900; wolftrap.org

Persian New Year

Freer|Sackler invites you to celebrate the Persian New Year! The museums' seventh annual Nowruz celebration features free attractions for all ages—including cartoons from Iran, chess and backgammon, musical performances, stories, and traditional Persian food. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Friday, March 20, 2015

Enter the Haggis

Canadian band Enter the Haggis mixes storytelling, Celtic music, roots-rock, and even Latin sounds to create a unique musical experience. Their latest album, The Modest Revolution, is entirely based on news stories published in the March 30, 2012 edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper. 8 p.m. 1536 Wolf Trap Rd., Vienna, VA 22182; 703-255-1900; wolftrap.org

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Grand Opening of Thos. Moser Georgetown

Join Tom Moser at the grand opening of the new Thos. Moser Georgetown location from 10am-6pm. Tom will be signing a commemorative catalog between 10am-2pm along with Master craftsman Warren Shaw who will be demonstrating how the Thos. Moser iconic Continuous Arm Chair is made. 1028 33rd St. NW, 202-793-2606; thosmoser.com

Chocolate Making 101

Spagnvola Chocolatier is hosting host a Chocolate Making 101 class during which you will receive a private factory tour and learn how to create truffles! $75. Noon – 2 p.m. 360 Main St., Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD, 240-654-6972; spagnvola.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Annual Gala of N Street Village

More than 600 people are expected to attend this annual gala in an effort to raise funds and honor the volunteers, supporters, and clients of the organization. This year’s gala theme is “Keeping Our Promise.” N Street Village offers clients caring relationships and service, as well as much needed resources. Cocktails and hors d’ouvres served at 6 p.m. Program and dinner at 7 p.m. 1150 22nd St., NW; 202- 939-2076; nstreetvillage.org

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Willem De Looper’s Stained Paintings: 1964 – 1970

Willem De Looper’s Stained Paintings: 1964 – 1970 will be exhibited at Hemphill for collectors and visitors to view the elegant set of canvases. Currently on display through March 28. 1515 14th St. NW, 202-234-5601; hemphillfinearts.com

2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival

The Freer and Sackler Galleries will celebrate the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival with a day full of Japanese art, anime and manga films, and other family activities. The Sackler shop will hold a trunk show of vintage Japanese garments as well as a signing of the newly released cherry blossoms book. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The 7th Annual DC-CAPITAL START: A Tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll

This annual talent competition will showcase both the talent and passion of college-bound students from DC public and public charter schools. Performers will be evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges and winners will be awarded scholarships. The proceeds will benefit the DC College Access Program. Show-only tickets cost $35-$45. Gala tickets cost $500. 2700 F St. NW, 202-783-7938; dccap.org/gala

Friday, April 10, 2015

National Museum of Women in the Arts Annual Spring Gala

The National Museum of Women in the Arts will host its annual gala in celebration of the landmark exhibition, “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.” Guests will have an opportunity to view the more than 60 Renaissance and Baroque-era works that comprise this vast and important display before the evening proceeds with cocktails and an auction followed by dinner and dancing in the museum’s elegant Great Hall. Tickets starting at $650. 6:30 pm to midnight. 1250 New York Ave., NW. nmwa.org

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 DC Beer Festival

The DC Beer Festival will be returning to the nation's capital. Attendees will have the chance to experience craft breweries and spring seasonal beers. Admission is $40 with two sessions. From 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 1500 S. Capitol St. SE; dcbeerfestival.com

2015 Hero Gala

Presented by Lockheed Martin, Luke’s Wings will host their gala in partnership with Fashion Takes Flight. Following the reception, there will be a three-course seated dinner, followed by a runway show showcasing active duty members of all branches of the military, WWII veterans, and wounded army warriors. 6:30 – 11:30 PM. Tickets start at $250 and sponsorships range from $1000 and up. 1150 22nd St. NW, 202-450-3701; eventbrite.com

Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Baconfest Chicago

Baconfest will be back in Chicago for 2015 with the best local chefs and mixologists. Guests will be able to taste all different kinds of bacon-based dishes and drinks throughout the event. Tickets start at $100. UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt; baconfestchicago.com

Grin Gala

Celebrate Operation Smile’s 32nd anniversary at its eighth annual Grin Gala. Funds raised from the event will further Operation Smile’s mission to provide comprehensive care, education, and life-changing surgical interventions by medical volunteers around the world. US Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW; operationsmile.org

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Vintage Affair

Oenophiles and foodies, make your way to the 18th annual A Vintage Affair—an epicurean event featur- ing a wine-paired dinner and live and silent auctions offering rare wines, exotic trips, and dining experiences. Proceeds beneft The Board of Visitors’ annual Grants and Major Gifts Program in support of the Children’s National Medical Center. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW, 301-704-2254; boardofvisitors.com/a-vintage-affair

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Arlington Community Foundation's Annual Gala

The Arlington Community Foundation, and organization that actively promotes and protects the quality of life for all who work or live in Arlington, will host their annual gala at The Ritz Carlton. 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, VA, 703-243-4785; bit.ly/2015acfgala

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