Thursday, April 19, 6:30 PM, Hope 4 Zimbabwe Charity Event at Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD. Benefitting Doc2Dock and Global Alliance for Zimbabwe. $1,000/ticket, info.
Thursday, April 19, 5:00-8:00 PM, Take Five! ArtJamz Painting and Free Jazz Concert at Kogod Courtyard at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F St, NW. Food and beverages for purchase. Free Concert, $40 ArtJamz painting activity, rsvp.
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 PM, Art Meets Fashion at Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court, NW. Artist Ulrike Kaiser meets fashion designer Anelia Peschev to benefit Life Pieces to Masterpieces. $50 for music, art, fashion show and open bar, rsvp.
Thursday, April 19, 7:30-11:00 PM, Capitol Pechakucha Night at Water Street Project, 3401 Water St., NW, featuring various 20x20 presentations. $10 in advance, $15 at door, rsvp.
Friday, April 20-22, all day, 13th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival on Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues, with authors, artists, journalists, and poets. Free, info.
Friday, April 20, 8:30 AM- 6:00 PM, Powerful Partners presented by Fairfax Women Magazine and Women Building and Investing in Success at Mason Inn Conference Center, 2408 Wisconsin NW. $99, for breakfast, luncheon, and networking, info.
Friday, April 20, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, Entreprelooza: Unlocking the Future at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley, NW. Join Startup DC and Ladies DC for a martini mixer bringing together tech entrepreneurs and the DC community to support NFTE. $20, rsvp.
Friday, April 20, 9:00 PM, Art Soiree: Night of Music at The Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle. $40, music & hors d’oeuvres, info.
Friday, April 20, 10:00 PM, the 57th Annual Corcoran Ball at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St., NW. $95/Individual, $150/couple, includes art, music, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Ticket purchase includes summer membership, info.
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 PM-2:00 AM, Cherry Blast: Art and Music Dance Party presented by Safeway at The Light Box, 2235 Shannon Pl SE. $10, includes one drink, rsvp.
Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 AM, Walk MS 2012 at the National Mall, 700 Independence Ave, SW. Walk benefits the Nat'l Multiple Sclerosis Society. Finish line celebration. No registration fee, info.
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM, Cherry Blossom Lantern-Making Family Day at The Yards Park, 10 Water St., SE. Free, info.
Saturday, April 21, 3:00-9:00 PM, Dance in the Circle at Dupont Circle Park. Featuring performances and instruction in various dance styles. Free, info.
Saturday, April 21, 1:05 PM, Pregame Pup Parade at Nats Game benefits the Washington Humane Society at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St., SE. $22/Dog Owner Ticket, $8/Dog, info.
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, LIFT-DC Family Day at the THEARC Theatre Parking Lot, 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE. Celebrate the one year anniversary of THEARC with family-friendly activities like face painting and moon bounce. Free, info.
Sunday, April 22, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Earth Day Celebration: Eco Art and Design Depot at The Water Street Project, 3401 Water St., NW. Eco-conscious art & design, marketplace, interactive workshops. Free, info.
Sunday, April 22, 12:00- 5:00 PM, Jazz on Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial, 14th St. and Ohio Dr., NW. Free, info.
Sunday, April 22, 5:00- 8:00 PM, Fourth Annual Cochon 555 at Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW. Culinary competition and tasting to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. $125, includes competition, food and drink, info.
Sunday, April 22, 6:00- 10:00 PM, 9th Annual Blues Jeans Ball benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW. $150, includes food tastings, drinks, live entertainment and live auction, info.