Tonight, Wednesday, Feb 18, 6:00-9:00 PM, Come to a Happy Hour at Mate, 3101 K St. for DC Scores, an after-school program that emphasizes homework and soccer, to learn about the March 12th Soccer Ball.
There are a number of terrific galas coming up – we’ve been to many of them over the years, and they are exactly what everyone should support: great events for worthy causes:
This Friday Feb 20, 7:00 PM, Reflections of the Spirit Ball at the Ritz Carlton Tysons to benefit Catholic Charities. $300 includes dinner. 703-937-3988
This Saturday Feb 21, 8:00-12:00 PM, Black and White Ball is a swing dance party to benefit the Childrens' Inn at NIH. Cocktails, dance lessons from 8:30-9:00 and entertainment at the Woman’s Club in Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., $25. 703 864 7070 www.jwccc.org
This Saturday Feb 21, 8:00 – 12:00PM, Casino Night to benefit the Kidney Foundation, with casino games, music, silent auction, cocktails and dessert, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., $110. 202 244-7900
Next Thursday Feb 26, 7:30-11:00 PM, Artrageous Annual Gala at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, buffet dinner, live music and dancing, $125. 202-633-4550 or www.americanart.si.edu.
Next Saturday Feb 28, Annual Heart Ball at the Ritz Carlton Tysons. Black tie, seated dinner, live music and dancing by Retrospect, auction items including dinner for 10 with the French Ambassador or dinner cooked at your home by chef Robert Wiedmaier, $750. 703.248.1717 or http://ahaheartgala.com.
Next Saturday Feb 28, 7:00 – 12:00 PM, Monte Carlo Night with cocktails, casino games, Texas hold ‘em tournament, silent auction and entertainment to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center at the Ritz Carlton DC, $250. 240-482-8112
Saturday March 7, 6:00 PM for silent auction and cocktails, then dinner and dancing at 8:00 PM. Annual Georgetown Pediatrics Gala at the Omni Shoreham, $400. 202-510-9703 or http://pediatricsgala.georgetown.edu
Saturday March 7, 6:00 PM, Thirty-fourth Annual WPA Art Auction Gala at the Katzen Center at American University, 4000 Massachusetts Ave., cocktail reception, seated dinner, silent auction of more than 100 original works of art, and entertainment, $300. 202-234-7103x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scene Bisnow reporters Vanessa Meccarielli, Makeda Saggau-Sackey and Kristina D’Ambrosio contributed to this issue.