Thursday, October 17
, 6:00 PM, Chris4Life 3rd Annual Blue Hope Bash
at The Four Seasons
, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer prevention and research. Includes reception, dinner, awards, heartfelt speeches, silent auction, and performance by Ted Garber. $225 - $700, info
Monday, October 21
, 6:00 PM, join VIDA Fitness at the Howard Theatre
, 620 T St NW, for a one-of-a-kind Zumba experience at its First Annual Dance til Dawn Zumbathon
. $30, info
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Cocktail Happy Hour Fundraiser for Urban Light at The Huxley, 1730 M St. NW. $15 donation at the door - raffle for 1 ticket to the Capital City Ball, info.
Thursday, October 17, 8:00 PM, IMPACT DC Young Jewish Professionals Event at The Howard Theater, 620 T St. NW. Cocktail attire, $50/cover and $100/donation to The Federation's Annual Campaign, info.
Thursday, October 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Just Cause Happy Hour at Marvin, 2007 14th St. NW. all donations plus a portion of bar sales go to TEDxMidAtlantic. $10, info.
Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM, Macy's Metro Center; fashion expert Amy E. Goodman shares her essentials for the season, 1201 G St. NW. spend $75+ receive swag bag and copy of Wear This, Toss That. info.
Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, Concert with SouSou & Maher Cissoko at the Embassy of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. traditional Swedish and W. African music. $10, info.
Friday, October 18, 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Divine Style DC & Sip with Socialities Decades of Decadence Fashion Soiree at Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. $60, swag bags and one-hour open bar. info.
Friday, October 18, 8:30 PM, join Mary's Center for Young Professionals Gala at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live band, silent auction. $125, info.
Friday, October 18, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Revival Stout Release Party at Port City Brewing Co, 3950 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria. 60-barrel batch. 5% of sales donated to Oyster Recovery Partnership, info.
Friday, October 18, 12:30 — 2:00 PM, Luncheon with George Takei, actor & gay rights advocate at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Lunch, remarks, Q&A. $35/general, $20/student, info.
Friday, October 18, 1:00 — 3:00 PM, Gilt City Warehouse Sale at Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. top brands, from up-and-coming young designers and venerable fashion houses. $10, info.
Friday, October 18, 2:00 — 3:30 PM, CNN host Piers Morgan signs copies of Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. $10/general, info.
Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, A Night at The Yards 2013 at Waterfront Venue, 136 N St. SE. food, beer and wines; live music by New Orleans' Deacon John; $110/advance, $120/door, info.
Friday, October 18, 7:00 PM, Georgetown Gala at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. annual black tie soiree celebrates Georgetown & CAG mission of historic preservation. $225-$275, info.
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 PM, the 5th Annual School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) Gala at The National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW. with Lissa Muscatine. Donations, rsvp.
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM, Merrifield Fall Festival at Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave. Fairfax. live music, beer garden, local artists, kids activities, pumpkin patch, info.
Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM, Go Formal for Justice at Mayer Brown, 1999 K St. NW. biggest night for DC's young lawyers; open bar, dancing, performance by Sutherland Comfort, hors d'oeuvres, gin bar, silent auction. Benefits DC Bar Foundation. $100+, info.
Saturday, October 19, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Blondes vs Brunettes Tailgate Party at Mason Inn, 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $5, open bar from 1—2pm; specials the rest of the evening. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Alzheimer's Association! info.
Saturday, October 19, the 76th International Gold Cup Races at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA. $55, info.
Saturday, October 19, 6:00 - 11:00 PM, Tigerlily Foundation's 5th Annual EmPOWER Ball at Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr. Honoring five women who've made major strides for breast cancer research. Cocktails, silent auction, three-course dinner, live entertainment. $100, info.
Saturday, October 19, 6:30 PM, Imagination Stage Gala, Stories Make the World Go 'Round, honoring beloved author Judith Viorst. Pre-show cocktails and a silent auction, followed by performance by IS students and actors. $250/individual, rsvp.
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 PM, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk at Freedom Plaza, 14th St. & PA Ave. NW. live music, food/beverages, family activities. Donations, register.
Sunday, October 20, 4:00 — 7:00PM, World Atlas of Wine Book Signing, & conversation between Master of Wine Jancis Robinson and Wash Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. $35, hors d'oeuvres and wine, info.
Sunday, October 20, 9:00 AM, The Animal Welfare League Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals at Market Square City Hall in Old Town. $24/advance, $40/on-site, info.
Sunday, October 20, 5:00 PM, Keeping up with the Joneses (author Bridget Jones and Radhika Jones, Executive Editor of Time) Signing & Discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $15, info.
Sunday, October 20, 12:00 — 4:00 PM, the Potomac River Jam, an afternoon on the Potomac River and C&O Canal at River Center at Lockhouse 8. Free music festival, info.
Sunday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, FREE: Back to School Latin Dance Party at The Kennedy Center. Tickets given at 5:30pm, info.