Thursday, May 20 from 5:30-8:00 join Work It, Girls (& Guys) for a Veinte de Mayo Happy Hour. You can grab cheap Margaritas and free chips & guac at the event meant to keep the Cinco de Mayo fun going- held at M&S Grill- Reston Town Center, 11901 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA. Work It, Girl! Networking is NoVa's newest young professionals business networking organization. Price: $20 For info visit: www.workitgirlnetworking.com
Thursday, May 20 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, DC Magazine and The Dandelion Patch invite you to meet Anna Post, great-granddaughter of Emily Post at the Luncheon & Book Signing in celebration of the launch of her newest book, Great Get-Togethers at The Ritz-Carlton's Entyse Restaurant, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean VA. Tickets: $95/person, including autographed book - 10% of proceeds are donated to Childhelp. Tickets must be purchased in advance: www.thedandelionpatch.com.
Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, visit My Moody Booty Shoe Party at D'Brows, 1203 U Street NW. Event is free and includes discount on shoes, services, and cocktails! For more information: Info.
Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 join the Young Consultants of DC (YCDC) for Inaugural Government and Politics (GAP) Hill Happy Hour at Top of the Hill, 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. YCDC recently launched its GAP program to expand their reach to young professionals working in government and politics. Event is free, drink specials available: http://ycdc.org/GAP.
Thursday, May 20 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM, visit the National Zoo, 2001 Connecticut Avenue NW for ZooFari! The event brings together 100 of DC's best restaurants for great food, silent auctions and dancing to benefit zoo programs including care, conservation, and education. Tickets $125/FONZ members or $175/non-members, Info.
Thursday, May 20 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, join in FAIR Fund's 2010 Pearls of Purpose Gala, bringing together more than 300 diplomats and key influential people in the stop of trafficking youth at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. Special guests include congresswomen, ambassadors, along with fashion designer Betsey Johnson. Guests will enjoy live music, tastings, wines, and silent auction of luxury goods. Tickets $125, http://www.fairfund.org.
Thursday, May 20 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, visit benefit for the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce's (GWFCC) DC Fashion Foundation held at District, 2473 18th Street NW. Tickets $75 and include open bar, food and lots of fashion (along with luncheon/fashion awards and advocacy day packages). Celebrate the first ever Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus GWFCC. For tickets and two day schedule visit, http://stateofstyleonthehill2010.eventbrite.com.
Friday, May 21 from 6:00 - 11:59 PM, join NightlifetoNature.com's fundraiser and silent auction to aid in sponsoring volunteer missions to protect endangered species in Costa Rica at FunXion, 1309 F Street NW. The website wants to continue community outreach, environmental protection, animal rehabilitation and aid entrepreneurs who wish to establish their own businesses in underdeveloped countries. For info, www.nightlifetonature.com.
Friday, May 21 from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, visit the YNPN-DC's 2nd Annual Spring Conference at The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW. Tickets: $50/person, including availability to speakers, sessions, networking, opportunities, breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference reception. Food and happy hour specials available. RSVP: http://ynpndcevents.org/registration.
Friday, May 21 from 11:30 - 1:30 PM, visit The Taste of 12 Luncheon, a two hour luncheon featuring a full selection of area restaurants including the Metropolitan Washington's 2010 RAMMY nominees. Enjoy lunch from a collection of over 30 area restaurants for only $12 at the Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW.For a full list of restaurants/chefs or more information visit: www.wizardscare.com.
Friday, May 21 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, stay at the Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW for Wine & Cheese & Basketball Night in the Dwar's Club to sample wines from Notaviva and Northgate Vineyards, a pre-game retreat before the Mystics take on the NY Liberty. Tickets: $35/person ($20/season ticket holders. For tickets contact Kim Peters, 202-527-7537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 21 from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, celebrity designer Betsey Johnson invites guest to her Tyson's Corner store, 1809 G International Drive McLean VA, for Betsey's Beach Party, a chance to check out her new summer collection. Event includes champagne, strawberries and chocolate www.betseyjohnson.com.
Friday, May 21 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, join the Smithsonian Young Benefactors for a Cocktail Party at L'Alliance Francaise de Washington, 2142 Wyoming St NW. Celebrate French artist Yves Klein with Young Benefactors and the Alliance Francaise de Washington. Tickets: $10 http://youngbenefactors.org/ticketing/events/may10/yves-klein.aspx.
Saturday, May 22 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM, join HostDC in celebrating 1-year of Recess Game Night by enjoying grilling, games, ice-cream, bathing suits and more at the Liason Capitol Hill Hotel Rooftop, 415 New Jersey Ave NW. Sounds by 99.5 DJ Chris Styles , WKYS DJ Gemini, DJ Geometrix, DJ Rainier, DDJ Huckfin, and DJ Big Des. Limited early bird recess tickets $10/person.