Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 PM Get Buzzed for a CURE at Penn Quarter’s Indeblue restaurant 707 G Street, NW, . ArtStream is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in a fundraiser and Julie Bain, an actress with ArtStream DC, is shaving her head for 2 great causes. 1/2 the proceeds will benefit ArtStream and 1/2 will benefit LLS. Donations of hair will benefit Locks of Love. Info: Luke Warren 202-679-0107
Thursday, July 16, from 6-8 PM at Georgetown's Fresh Boutique, 1205 Potomac St NW, 5% of the sales go to the JDRF. Complimentary champagne and cupcakes at one of Georgetown’s hippest stores. RSVP to email@example.com
Thursday, July 16, 8:30pm – 1:00am, join the Capital Club a night of cocktails and carousing at the 17th Annual Summer Sinatra Soirée featuring DC's premier Sinatra band, SWINGTOWN at the National Building Museum (401 F Street, NW). Tickets: Dames: $65 Gents: $75. (Info.)
Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will host the 6thAnnual National Leadership Awards Dinner, at the Ronald Reagan Building. It honors those in public service; brings together government officials and corporate representatives from around the nation; and anticipates an Administration speaker. tickets $95.00; sponsorship available. To register/for sponsorship, visit www.nfbpa.org.
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 12:00 noon – 6:00 PM, join the Capitol Polo Club (14660 Hughes Road, Poolesville, MD 20837) for the 3rd Annual Green Cup of Polo to raise awareness of environmental issues and alternate energy and benefit three prominent local environmental organizations, ACORE, EPIC and EarthEcho International. The afternoon will include 3 polo matches, musical and equestrian entertainment and a wide selection of eco-friendly food and drinks. Tickets: from $35 (single admission) to $350 (VIP Boxes) (Info)
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 pm - 10:00pm, join Suited for Change at a Just BEcause Charity Happy Hour at Neyla. 3206 N Street, NW in Georgetown. Enjoy drink and food specials. Suggested donation: $10. (Info)
Thursday, July 23 from 5:30-10:00 at Tommy Joes Restaurant (4714 Montgomery Lane in Bethesda) DC SCORES (www.DCSCORES.org) and love.futbol (www.lovefutbol.org) are hosting a happy hour featuring players from the Washington Freedom showcasing their fancy footwork and will feature a Dancing with the Stars-style contest. The players will perform Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Swing, Hip Hop, and Rumba! Drink specials, a raffle for amazing items, and the proceeds from the evening will go to DC SCORES and love.futbol.
Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2 - 5pm, the 2009 Street Soccer USA Cup, 16 teams representing social and homeless services agencies in 16 cities will compete for the SSUSA Cup Trophy, and a spot on the U.S. National Team that will travel to Milan for the Homeless World Cup in September. The event takes place at the Washington Kastles Tennis Stadium (11th and H Street, NW) and is sponsored by The Ted Leonsis Family Foundation, Nike, U.S. Soccer Foundation, Help USA and D.C. United. Admission is free. For more information visit: www.streetsoccerusa.org
Saturday, August 1, from 7:30pm - 10pm at Hudson Restaurant and Lounge. 2030 M. Street, NW The Inaugural Street Soccer USA Sports for Social Change Awards Dinner and Auction Join Ted and Lynn Leonsis, Mark Ein, Kenneth Cole, Jean and Steve Case, and many others, including 160 players, to honor philanthropists, athletes and advocates of sports for social change. Cocktail reception, buffet dinner, and awards and auction. Tickets $150/person and $250/couple; contact: Jeremy@streetsoccerusa.org For info: www.streetsoccerusa.org
Saturday, August 8 starts at 7:00PM, join the Dave Matthews Band for its concert at Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Drive BRISTOW VA. Buy tickets now for $75 or $40 depending on seating, at www.livenation.com
Kristina D’Ambrosio contributed to this issue.