March 22, 2017
March 17, 2017
The top 10 DC public and public charter high school student DC-CAPITAL Stars finalists, selected via a city-wide audition and public voting process, will take center stage and compete for college scholarships at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented by the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP). Celebrity judges and audience votes will help determine who will receive the grand prize $10,000 college scholarship. Each of the remaining performers also will receive a scholarship to be applied toward their first year of college. The performance is followed by a private reception for gala ticketholders. 2700 F St. NW; dccap.org
Check out the Kendra Scott pop-up shop at Varnish Lane supporting The Hope for Henry Foundation. While supplies last those who purchase a Varnish Lane service and an item from the Kendra Scott pop-up will receive a free bottle of Kendra Scott Nail Lacquer! 5-7:30 p.m. 5236 44th St NW.
An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Rosé Romp honors Japan's gifting of the cherry blossom trees to the city, while also celebrating the winery's most iconic rosé wines. This elegant premier event will take place on The Willard InterContinental’s outside terrace, replete with real cherry blossom trees, and feature all you can eat and drink, an exclusive ‘Art Walk’ with cherry blossom inspired artwork by local DC artists, and live music. All-inclusive tickets are $89 per person through March 1, when ticket prices will increase to $99. Buy tickets here. 202-628-9100, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
This year Chance for Life is partnering with MGM National Harbor to host Washington's most eclectic charity poker tournament. Chance for Life has raised more than $2 million towards pediatric cancer research and is encouraging participants to go 'all in' this year to continue their support for a cause that affects 1 in 330 children. All-in poker tickets are $438 and include access to the Poker Tournament, Wine & Chef's Tasting, and iHeart MEDIA After Party, which can be purchased along with other ticket options here. 727 North Washington St., Alexandria, Virginia, 703-519-9000; chanceforlife.net
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance will honor the recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz, highlighting their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz music. Tickets to the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters concert are free. 2700 F St NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org
Nothing complements wine like delicious cheeses, and learning how to pair them is an art form. Join Vinoteca to learn about the basics of wine and cheese pairings and get tips on how to pair like a pro at your next dinner party! Full class info and tickets here. 1940 11th St. NW, 202-332-9463
In lieu of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, The Phillips Collection will provide a rare opportunity for people to tour the museum's most exclusive and renowned artwork. The tour is specifically designed to explore the symbolism of landscape and nature in French and American modern art movements. The event is included in museum admission and free for its members. 1600 21st St., 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org
Dine with the Willard InterContinental for Easter brunch. Enjoy an exquisite specialty menu for adults and children featuring made-to-order pancakes and waffles, an omelet station, a cheese and charcuterie display, seafood and carving stations, as well as an assortment of desserts and dark chocolate fountain. Tickets are $110 per adult, $55 per child (5-12 years old) with children under five complimentary. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-9100; washington.intercontinental.com
From zippy Pinot Gris from the Pacific Northwest, to the textural Pinot Blanc of Germany, to the ever-elegant Pinot Noir of Burgundy, Vinoteca loves Pinot! Chrisman will be discussing the intertwined family of Pinot grapes and tasting guests on delicious examples from around the globe. Full class info and tickets here. 1940 11th St. NW, 202-332-9463
The NMWA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary year with a black-tie gala inspired by both past and present women artists. The museum's largest annual fundraising event will provide guests with the opportunity to experience the special exhibitions and collections and enjoy cocktails before participating in a silent auction. Leaders from Washington's governmental and social communities are expected to attend to honor the landmark's founder, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay. Contact email@example.com for information on non-sponsor tickets and details about the event. 1250 New York Ave., 202-783-5000; nmwa.org
Buy your tickets for the 14th annual Blue Jeans Ball at the Marriott Marquis, the Capital Area Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting men, women, children, and families in need! Each ticket provides 500 meals to our neighbors in need. The gala will include 40-plus savory and sweet tastings stations from Oyamel, The Palm, Ripple, Occidental, and more. Ticket and sponsorship details available at here. 901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will make her Phillips debut joined by pianist Akira Eguchi performing selections of classic artists such as Ludwig can Beethoven and Maurice Ravel. Tickets are $40 and $20 for members and students with ID and will include museum admission for the day. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made here. 1600 21st St., 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org
The James Foley Freedom Awards will honor three exceptional individuals who continue Jim’s legacy of moral courage and compassionate commitment to Americans held hostage abroad, to safety for independent conflict journalists, and to the human rights and dignity of all people. This year's awards will be held at the Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW; jamesfoleyfoundation.org
Capital Caring, the largest nonprofit hospice provider in the mid-Atlantic region, will kick off its 40th anniversary celebration with an acoustic concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman, and SOCAN Award-winner Amy. Olivia, Beth, and Amy will perform songs from their newly recorded album, LIV ON, which seeks to empower individuals who are facing a time of challenge with lyrics of hope and compassion. Concert attendees will learn about the singers’ own grief journeys and how they channeled their healing into this heartfelt album. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW; capitalcaring.org
Enjoy the “fastest two minutes in American sports,” at the Willard InterContinental’s annual Bonnets & Bowties Kentucky Derby Party. Celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby in the Willard Room with an afternoon of Maker’s Mark mint juleps, an open beer and wine bar, a southern style Buffet, a live jazz ensemble, casino-style games, as well as a contest for the “Best Derby Bonnet” and “Fanciest Bow Tie.” Tickets are $99 per person. 4:30-7 p.m. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-9100; washington.intercontinental.com.
Treat your mother to an extravagant brunch buffet at the Willard InterContinental. Set against the grand backdrop of the storied Willard and Crystal Ballrooms, amongst the soothing sounds of the piano and harp, guests will indulge in a delectable assortment of brunch favorites from a variety of action stations including omelets, waffles, fresh seafood, and hand carved meats. Tickets are $110 per adult, $55 per child (5-12 years old) with children under five complimentary. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-628-9100; washington.intercontinental.com.
In partnership with the German Embassy, this year's gala will manifest a spring celebration of German Art and Culture. Every year the Gala continues to raise crucial resources for the museum's acclaimed educational programs. The proceeds will go towards educational reform from grades K-12 and promoting art, wellness, and lifelong learning in the Washington, D.C. community, across the country, and globally. 1600 21st St., 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org
The Contemporaries Bash will follow The Phillips Collection Annual Gala. This year the 2017 Contemporaries Bash will host Berlin Underground, an event which will bring the essence of the German capitol to Dock 5 from the city's vibrant musical nightlife culture to its cocktails, food, and fashion. Union Market, 1309 Fifth St., 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org
Organized in conjunction with Race 13.1, the premier half marathon series, this new event will include a half marathon, a 10K and a 5K run throughout The Greenbrier’s 11,000-acre playground. The race will begin at 7 a.m. at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center – the home of New Orleans Saints Training Camp the last three summers – with the finish line located on the North Lawn of The Greenbrier. 300 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WW; greenbrier.com