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The National YoungArts Foundation will kick off its 2017 season with the third annual YoungArts Awareness Day campaign, which promotes the arts as a viable and rewarding career path, celebrates the outstanding achievements of YoungArts alumni, and encourages emerging artists to apply to the organization's 2017 program. This year’s festivities include an interdisciplinary performance directed by Caleb Teicher at Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Admission is free and open to the public. 6 p.m. 2700 F St. NW; youngarts.org
Mannequin/nutcracker hybrids, electric neon nudes, and anatomical figures woven from straw are just some of the eccentric works in this exhibit, in which more than three dozen artists from 15 countries use painting and sculpture to expand on themes born in the 1970s feminist art movement. Through January 8, 2017. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW.
It’s a moment of transition for DC’s resident ballet, which lost its artistic director, Septime Webre, in June after 17 years. In his place is Julie Kent, former principal ballerina, teacher, and coach at New York’s American Ballet Theatre. She directs the program at this anniversary celebration, with dances from Swan Lake, among others. The Kennedy Center at 2700 F Street NW.
Taste of Bethesda returns with 50 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, downtown Bethesda’s famous food and music festival celebrates 27 years of diverse and delectable cuisine offered by Bethesda’s local restaurant community. Admission to Taste of Bethesda is free. Tickets will be sold on-site to “taste” different foods; tickets are $5 for four tickets and a serving costs one to four tickets. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 301-215-6660; bethesda.org
Children’s National Health System will host the fourth annual Race for Every Child 5k run/walk and Kids’ Dash at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington, DC. The Race for Every Child is one of the largest community events focused on children’s health in the Washington region and will raise critical funds to help kids grow up stronger. Freedom Plaza at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
The 9th Annual DC Design House will take place this October to benefit Children's National House System. The Washington, DC Design House began in 2008 as a unique design show house event for the DC Metro area in which top area designers showcased their talents into a “flowing design home” to raise funds for a local charity. This year's house is listed for $10.8 million by Nancy Itteilag of Washington Fine Properties. October 1-30. 2509 Foxhall Road NW; dcdesignhouse.com
As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more. Come masquerade style (optional) and dance as they did on the most elegant of dance floors and ballrooms boarding Piazza San Marco, the Piazzetta, the Ducal Palace, or in the Bacino. 3000 Whitehaven Street NW.
All event proceeds will support Rock Creek Conservancy's mission to restore Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect. The evening will feature food and beverage tastings from some of the Washington, D.C. area's finest chefs, as well as live music and entertainment, all overlooking Rock Creek Park from the soaring atrium at the Embassy of Italy. VIP Reception will be held from 6-7 p.m. and the gala will be held from 7-10 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit here. 3000 Whitehaven St NW
Back by popular demand, Legal Sea Foods is pleased to announce its eighth-annual Oyster Festival. Three of Legal Sea Foods’ Washington area restaurants will celebrate all things oysters through showcasing menu items featuring the complex mollusk in delicious ways. The almost month-long oyster specials celebration is available at three Legal Sea Foods locations in the Washington area including 704 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.; 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Crystal City, Arlington, VA; and Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA. September 15-October 12. legalseafoods.com
Be whisked away to “A Night in Havana” with Capital Caring at our annual Passion for Caring Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner and get your chance to bid on a week-long trip to Cuba, along with many other silent and live auction items! The Passion for Caring Gala celebrates and supports the world-class hospice and palliative care Capital Caring provides to more than 1,200 patients throughout the capital area every day. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; capitalcaring.org
The Kennedy Center presents Grammy Award–winning guitarist Peter Frampton at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. The rock legend makes his Kennedy Center headlining debut with stripped-down versions of his classic hits in Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour. Tickets start at $49 and go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on July 25, 2016 and to the general public on August 1, 2016. 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org
Join us for local libations, inspired small plates, Bay oysters, a harvest-grown dinner, and unique farm and food centric auctions as we celebrate and support our local foodshed. The FRESHFARM Feast directly invests in the food and farms of the Mid-Atlantic watershed. The Feast helps FRESHFARM provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and supports our outreach programs to educate the public about food and related environmental issues. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., with a family-style dinner to follow at Dock5 at Union Market. 1305 5th St. NE; freshfarmmarkets.ejoinme.org
Join Washington Area Women’s Foundation for an inspirational celebration of the power of investing in women and girls in the Washington region at the Marriott Marquis. Be among the nearly 1,000 attendees representing Washington area’s most influential businesses, foundations, individuals, and legislators using their passion, influence, and generosity to create real change for our community. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available. Individual tickets start at $200. For further information, please contact Erica Shockley at email@example.com or 202-347-7737. 901 Massachusetts Ave NW.; thewomensfoundation.org
This celebration at the Residence of the German Ambassador honors those whose extraordinary contributions to volunteering and service have made their communities and the world better. An intimate group will enjoy a celebratory and inspirational evening that brings people together in an extraordinary setting with music and special guests. For more information, please contact Pointsoflighttribute2016@dufourandco.com. 1800 Foxhall Rd NW.
America's favorite horse show returns to Verizon Center. Since 1958 the Washington International Horse Show has been at the forefront of equestrian competition in the US bringing top riders, Olympic veterans, and superstar horses to the nation's capital, plus entertaining performances and educational events, offering fun for the entire family. October 25-30. Verizon Center at 601 F Street NW.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and prominent food writer David Hagedorn are once again bringing together the capital region’s top chefs, pastry chefs, and mixologists for Chefs for Equality. The evening of food, cocktails, and music to benefit the fight for full LGBTQ equality will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. In addition to the impressive fare, an auction benefiting the HRC Foundation will be held. 1150 22nd St. NW; chefsforequality.org
The 30th Anniversary Lombardi Gala is a milestone celebration to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Louis M. Weiner, MD, Director. This black-tie dinner dance at the Washington Hilton features a cocktail reception with renowned silent auction, the raffle of a 2016 Lexus NX 200t F Sport automobile, and an awards presentation to recognize remarkable individuals for their contribution to the fight against cancer. All proceeds go directly to Georgetown Lombardi to support cancer research, treatment, and education. Tickets are $500 each, and sponsorships range from $3,000 to $50,000. Please contact Sharon Courtin at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1919 Connecticut Ave NW; lombardigala.georgetown.edu
Espita Mezcaleria invites guests to take part in one of Mexico’s great traditions, The Day of the Dead. Espita Mezcaleria will offer an honorary cocktail, Los Siete Misterios mezcal tasting and specialty dishes, available exclusively during dinner service. Face painting and custom temporary tattoos featuring designs from Espita artists will also be available for guests. The Day of the Dead menu items will range in price from $5 to $25 each. 1250 9th Street NW; espitadc.com
The world-famous, interactive walk through ICE! attraction, presented by Pepsi, will return to Gaylord National. Visitors can explore holiday traditions from around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and more through Christmas Around the World. Artisans from Harbin, China travel more than 6,000 miles to hand-carve more than two million pounds of colorful ice into larger-than-life ice sculptures to illustrate scenes celebrating the world’s diverse cultural traditions. Adults and kids alike also can enjoy two-story ice slides, an enchanting Parade of Toys, larger-than-life ornaments and more. November 19-January 1. 201 Waterfront St., 301-965-4000; christmasonthepotomac.com
To kick off the upcoming festive season, Mosaic District is excited to present the 2016 Merry Mosaic Christmas Tree Lighting. For all families and friends, festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with caroling by the Greater Merrifield Baptist Church, photos with Santa, free pedicab rides and much more. The tree lighting will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. to mark the beginning of the holiday season. 8122 Ransell Road, Falls Church; mosaicdistrict.com