Friday, January 7 is the deadline for fashion designers to submit unique T-Shirt Designs for the Crystal Couture Competition. The top T-shirt designs will be showcased by professional models on the Crystal Couture runway and professionally photographed at the Feb. 1 judging and fashion show. Awards include $200 in cash and $100 to Morton’s. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.crystalcity.org.
Friday, January 7 from 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM, enjoy Kufflinks & Kocktails: Birthday Toast for Cheeky Sasso at The Park @ Fourteenth, 920 14th Street NW. Open to the public, info/rsvp: www.theparkatfourteenth.com.
Friday, January 7 from 10:00pm - 3:00am, enjoy A Russian Christmas Celebration | OneDESTINATION & Troika at FUNXION, 1309 F Street, NW. Free and open to the public – drink specials available, Info: (202) 386-9466 or www.funxion.com
Friday, January 7 beginning at 5:00 PM, join The Untitled Bobby Bare Jr. Film Makers at Tommy Joe’s Bethesda, 4714 Montgomery Lane. This extended happy hour celebrates the Nashville country rocker. Free and open to the public, info.
Saturday, January 8 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM, enjoy DTC's Wild-Card Chili Cook-off at Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave, NE. Join the area’s top chili chefs for this delicious competition. Info: (202) 546-7200 www.unionpubdc.com.
Saturday, January 8 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, visit the VIP Exclusive Fashion Series Gala "Meet & Greet” at PANACHE Restaurant, 1725 Desales St NW (between 17th St & Connecticut Ave). DC models, fashionistas, and everyone in the fashion world will want to come to this - models, stylist, agents, and scouts will be in attendance, info.
Saturday, January 8 from 11:01 PM - 2:00 AM Artisphere presents Saturday Nights in the Ballroom at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Includes dance performances, live music, visuals, live painting and more. Tickets: $18, info.
Saturday, January 8 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM, start the New Year off with a WAG at the first annual Winter Wag-A-Thon with all proceeds benefitting the Washington Humane Society at Energy+Light+Control, 3214 O Street NW (downstairs). Tickets: $10/person, (purchase at the door or in advance) Includes silent auction including a custom built dog homes; portraits, hotel stays; and restaurants gift cards! Visit: www.winterwagathon.org.
Sunday January 9 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM join Caps players, coaches, and fans for a special Casino Night & Auction benefitting Capital’s charities at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, live music and mingling. Tickets: $250/person, info.
Sunday, January 9 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM, enjoy the 2nd Sunday Class to Benefit Heifer International at Tranquil Space, Dupont, 1632 17th St. NW. Mary Catherine hosts the benefit for Heifer, which works with communities around the world to end poverty. Suggested donation is $15, info.