Fete the Junior League of Washington's Centennial Gala (6 p.m. - MIDNIGHT) at the National Building Museum. Guests will enjoy cocktails, plated dinner, and a fabulous live auction. The celebration continues as the party transitions to Après Fête. 401 F St NW, 202-337-2001; jlw.org"Apulia To Sicily: Exploring Southern Italy"
Travel writer Reid Bramblett discusses the history, sights, and culture of Southern Italy in "Apulia to Sicily: Exploring Southern Italy". At 9:30 a.m. listen to the eternal appeal of Campania. Then at 11 a.m. hear about the ancient roots of Apulia and Basilicata. At 1:15 p.m. he will discuss Sicily and the crossroads of the Mediterranean and at 2:45 listen to the preserving of ancient traditions in Sardegna. Program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ripley Center. 1100 Jefferson Dr. S.W., 202-633-3030; smithsonianassociates.orgThe Corcoran Gallery of Art Presents 'Shooting Stars'
Visit the thought provoking exhibit Shooting Stars as it illustrates promotional photographs of early Hollywood film stars alongside Polaroid portraits and black-and-white images by Andy Warhol. The collections, made half a century apart, showcase the particular ways photographs have contributed to society’s understanding of celebrity and fame. Through April 21. 500 Seventeenth Street NW, 202-639-1700; corcoran.org/
Celebrating the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner at Carnegie Library.