Saturday, October 25, 2014

Second Annual Opera at The Plaza Concert

The second annual Opera at The Plaza Concert will allow music lovers to experience the talents of the National Opera’s Young Artists, as well as enjoy previews of the season. Held at The Shops at Wisconsin Place, special giveaways will be offered by Nina McLemore, Eileen Fischer, Sephora, Talbots, Whole Foods Market, and more. Donations of $10 are suggested for those who wish to sample restaurant tastings from The Capital Grille, Le Pain Quotidien, and P.F. Chang’s. 2–4 p.m. 5310 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, 301-841-4000;

DC Dancing Stars 2014 Gala

Guests will join Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and Washington Redskins corner back Darrel Green at the Ritz Carlton for DC’s Dancing Stars 2014 Gala. All proceeds will benefit local charities including The Parkinson Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Hope for Henry Foundation, The Washington Humane Society, and more. $195-$395. 6 p.m.-12 am. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-506-4300;

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Julius Caesar' at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar debuts at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre. Directed by Robert Richmond, this timeless rendition will feature leading actors Louis Butelli and Diedra LaWan Starnes. $30-$40. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. 201 East Capitol St. SE, 202-544-7077;

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fiola's Wild Game Feast

Fiola is proud to announce the first annual Wild Game Feast. This unique dining experience will feature a five-course meal with wine pairings from RdV Vineyards as well as delectable Tuscan Amedei Chocolates paired with a 1998 vintage Scotch for dessert. $250. 6:30 p.m. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-2888;

America Abroad Media Annual Awards Dinner

America Abroad Media (AAM) will honor Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass, Saudi journalist Turki Aldakhil, Pakistani actress and director Reema Khan, and organization Impact Partners, at its second annual Awards Dinner at the Mellon Auditorium. AAM promotes the free exchange of ideas through television and radio programming. $350. 6:30-9 p.m. 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, 202-249-7381;

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Washington Craft Show Returns to the City

The “Focus on Fashion” theme will highlight wearable art and jewelry. Selected by a jury of experts, 190 of the most accomplished contemporary craft artists in the nation will display their work. Through November 1. $15. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, 202-249-3000;

Listen to Bluegrass All Night Long

GW Lisner presents a night of bluegrass, featuring Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn with Del McCoury and David Grisman. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will collaborate, performing banjo songs created together. 8 p.m. 730 21st St. NW; 202-994-6800;

"Material Madness: Re-utilize, Re-invent, and Re-create" on Display

Though October 31, the Zentith Gallery hosts the opening reception for new exhibit "Material Madness: Re-utilize, Re-invent, and Re-create," featuring artists Patrick Collins, Gavin Sewell, and Jennifer Wagner. Saturdays and Fridays from NOON-6 p.m. 1429 Iris St. NW, 202-783-2963;

Joan Konkel Meet-and-Greet

Zentith Gallery hosts a meet-and-greet reception with the masterful artist Joan Konkel. In addition to meeting her, guests will also have the opportunity to view Konkel’s newest exhibit, "Master of Illusion: Through the Mediums of Joan Konkel." Through November 1. Saturdays and Fridays from NOON-6 p.m. 6-8:00 p.m. by appointment only. 1429 Iris St. NW, 202-783-2963;

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Let's Walk for Willie

Join Embassy Suites and the ALS Association in Let's Walk for Willie, a three-mile walk that will raise money for this worthy cause. All proceeds will benefit the ALS Association in their efforts to defeat the disease. 10 a.m.. 4300 Military Rd. NW, 202-349-2005;

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Politics and Business at the FedTalks Convention

FedScoop is pleased to host its annual FedTalks, bringing together top political and industry leaders for a day-long convention. Featuring a panel discussion on Women in Technology, distinguished keynote speakers—including special guest, actor, and activist George Takei and entertainment by The Evolution of Dance performer, Judson Laipply—the event promises to inform, entertain, and inspire. $395 or free for government employees with a valid .gov or .mil email. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 1301 Constitution Ave. NW;

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fair Chance's Butterfly Bash

Fair Chance's Butterfly Bash kicks off at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium with cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing. The annual event will honor Carrie and David Marriott for their commitment to the District's children in need. 1301 Constitution Ave NW;

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Electronics Recycling Event

Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy of Washington Fine Properties are proud to sponsor the Electronics Recycling Event. Guests are welcome to bring along all their outdated electronics, including televisions, DVD players, stereos, and more. All donations will benefit the Ross Elementary School. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1703 R St. NW, 301-675-9188;

Rare Fall Exhibits at the American University Museum

The American University Museum is opening its doors to 6 new exhibitions that will be live through mid-December. Some exhibits will feature the rare painted works of Richard Diebenkorn and Pavel Stingl’s interesting display documenting the history of Prague. Visitors can enjoy the new exhibits, stroll the sculpture garden, and shop merchandise inspired by the art. American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.;

Noche de Pasion: The Tange Soiree

Join The Washington Ballet at its festive Noche de Pasion: The Tange Soiree at the Organization of American States and celebrate the inaugural event benefiting the Ballet's scholarship programs and the Latino Dance Fund. 200 17th St. NW;

Sunday, November 9, 2014

'So You Think You Can Dance' Live on Tour

So You Think You Can Dance, the primetime Emmy award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall... live on tour. The cast will take DC by storm dancing across the stage at GW Lisner Auditorium. $55-$75. 8 p.m. 730 21st St. NW;

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Special Dinner at 701 Restaurant

701 Restaurant invites guests to indulge their palates in a decadent four-course tasting dinner consisting of Petrossian Caviar paired with exclusive Billecart-Salmon champagnes. Masterminded by Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert, the dinner—topped off with a tasty selection of Petit Fours—is sure to preface the holiday caviar season gracefully. $225. 7:30 p.m. 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-393-0701;

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lee Ann Womack Back on Tour

Lee Ann Womack returns to the music scene after a seven-year hiatus with the release of “The Way I’m Livin’.” This fall, Womack will perform at Lisner auditorium on her new album tour. 8 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800;

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Milton Hascimento Hits Lisner Auditorium

Singer-song writer Milton Nascimento is recognized for fusing Africanized jazz and Latin-American folk. One of Brazil’s greatest stars, Milton will perform. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800;

Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 Annual National Dinner

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 annual National Dinner at the National Building Museum with food, dancing, and an award ceremony honoring leading LGBT business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporations. 440 G St. NW;

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Jefferson Hotel's Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Jefferson Hotel will kickoff the holiday season with its 28th annual tree lighting ceremony. 5:30 p.m. 101 W Franklin St., Richmond, 800-424-8014;

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Washington Business Hall of Fame Induction

Honoring remarkable accomplishments in business, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington will induct its esteemed 2014 laureates into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. Proceeds from this annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony will benefit the host’s K-12 financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs, helping equip DC youth with invaluable tools for building economic success. Tickets start at $900. 6-9 p.m. 440 G St. NW, 202-777-4485;

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