Monday, September 12 starting at 7:30 PM, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition Finals and 25 Anniversary All-Star Gala Concert at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW, info.
Monday, September 12 starting at 6:00 PM, the 13th Annual Hoops for Hope Congressional Charity All-Star Classic at the George Washington University Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW. Info.
Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Yoga in the Park to kick off the Yoga Challenge and fundraise for Becky’s Fund at Meridian Hill Park 15th St NW and W St NW. Hour-long lesson by Michael Hall. Free, info.
Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 -7:30 PM, join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for Cocktails & Convos at the 901 Bar, 901 9th St. NW, Be assertive, defend yourself against harassment, abuse and assault. Free, info.
Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 PM – 1:00 AM, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation Sneaker Ball Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $750, info.
Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, the 25th Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Gala hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $500, info.
Tuesday, September 13 starting at 6:30 PM, Hispanic Foundation for the Art's Noche de Gala location TBD – 202-293-8330 info.
Tuesday, September 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, The One Percent Foundation Fun-raiser at Teatro Goldoni, 1909 K St. NW. $20 (includes drinks), info.
Tuesday, September 13 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Blend: Recording/ Responding to Loss and Recovery at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street NW Washington DC. Live music, spoken word performance and panel discussion. Free, RSVP Recommended - info.
Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 PM, Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS Shoes) Start Something that Matters book signing at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW. $28, includes copy of book - info.
Wednesday, September 14 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Paws at the Park: Dog-Friendly Happy Hour at the Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th Street NW. $12, includes 2 drink tickets, plus complimentary dog treats - info.
Wednesday, September 14 6:30 - 9:30 PM, An Evening with Geena Davis Reception + Screening at Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW. $65.00, includes talk, reception, film screening. Proceeds benefit The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and WIFV. RSVP Required, info.
Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala with special guests President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Hall C, 801 Mr. Vernon Pl NW. Post-gala concert to follow. $600+, info.
Wednesday, September 14 starting at 6:30 PM, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts the 33rd Annual Ambassador’s Ball at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Call: 202.296.5363, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 7:30 - 10:30 PM, Green Cup Polo Eco Gala at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady's Alley, NW. Green auction, music and mingling with VIPs, sponsors and polo players. $100, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, the Anacostia Community Museum’s 44th Anniversary Luncheon at the National Press Club Ballroom, 529 Fourteenth Street NW, 13th Floor. Lunch, live entertainment and a silent auction. $125, funds support the museum - info.
Thursday, September 15 from 5:30 – 10:00 PM, Arena Stage’s Season Opening Celebration includes reception, dinner, and opening night of show. Celebrate the 62nd season with a special showing of Trouble in Mind, 1101 Sixth Street, SW - $250+ info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Just Cause DC September Happy Hour at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave NW. Furry creatures available for adoption will greet you on the sidewalk outside. $10, benefitting the Washington Humane Society, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Nature of Art Opening Reception at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. No RSVP, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00, Options 2011 Opening Reception at 629 New York Avenue NW, 2nd Floor. Exhibition of art from local emerging artists. Free, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, A Nose for Wine, sponsored by Cork Wine Market to benefit 826DC, at the Museum of Unnatural History, 3233 14th St. NW. $45.00, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Pets to Vets Happy Hour, at Hudson Restaurant, 2030 M Street NW - info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM, Second Chance Employment Services presents The Last Kiss of Summer Gala at The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $250 - $400, info.
Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems Annual Gala at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW. $500/Individual, $5000/Table, info.