Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 AM, 150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor and the Battle of Hampton Roads at US Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Free, includes commemoration of the famous ship followed by reception, info.
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 PM, Discussion & Book signing with David Rothkopf at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW. Free, info.
Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM, Traveling the World for National Geographic: Discussion with Lynn and Mari Abercrombie at National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St., NW. $20, info.
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., join the Corcoran’s 1869 Society for the first ARTINI Feature Night at Oyamel 401 7th St NW and be taste-test one of 12 competing artinis; all proceeds benefit ArtReach, the Corcoran’s signature community art program. Feature Nights every Tues, Wed, & Thurs; free. Info here
Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 PM, Compañía Rafaela Carrasco Performance and Flamenco Festival Closing Party at GW’s Lisner Auditorium and Media and Public Affairs Building, 730 21st St., NW. $35-65/ticket, plus $30 for Closing Party, includes drinks, tapas, info.
Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30- 8:30 PM, Intel and the Arab Spring What does the Future Hold discussion with Reuel Marc Gerecht and Colonel W. Patrick Lang at International Spy Museum, 800 F St NW. $15 ($12, members), info.
Wednesday, March 7th, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, join Proview and Jody Maki at the Front Page, Ballston, 4201 Wilson Blvd., to raise funds for Youth Leadership Foundation & Devotion. Includes fashion show, music, hors d'oeuvres, and prizes, info.
Wednesday, March 7 from 7:00- 10:00 PM, Capital Wine Festival: Cain Vineyard at 2100 Prime, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $145, includes four-course dinner with wine pairings, info.
Thursday, March 8 from 5:00- 8:00 PM, Take Five! Jazz Concert at Kogod Courtyard at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F St., NW. Free, info.
Thursday, March 8 from 6:30- 9:00 PM, Environmental Film Festival Launch Party at Warner Building Atrium, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. $20, includes art, dance, music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction, info.
Thursday, March 8 from 7:30- 10:00 PM, Embassy Chef Challenge at Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. $250,food and drink tastings and silent auction items, info.
Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 PM, RAW: DC Presents Stimulus at Café Asia, 1720 I St., NW. $10/presale, $15/door, info.
Thursday, March 8 from 6:00- 8:00 PM, Fashion(stas) 4 Paws benefitting the Fashion for Paws Campaign at Hudson Restaurant & Lounge, 2030 M Street NW. $10, info.