Saturday, May 30, 6:00PM, the Jubilee Support Alliance has an American Road Trip Reception to raise funds for Jubilee Housing. $175 for Open Bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, music, dancing, silent and live auctions. Raffle Tickets for $25 for a chance to win $5,000 cash. 202-328-2498 or www.jsadc.org
Monday, June 1 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, join Everybody Wins DC for its Chocolate for Literacy event at Co Co Sala, 925 F Street NW. Featuring chocolate themed appetizers, desserts and drinks. Live Art by Cargo Cult. Tickets $50 at www.everybodywinsdc.com Contributions support EWDC children's mentoring and literacy programs.
Tuesday, June 2 from 5:30 - 6:00 pm VIP reception, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm general reception, join Internews Network for the 3rd annual Internews Media Leadership Awards honoring James Nachtwey at DLA Piper, 500 8th Street NW, to honor media leaders and raise funds for local media development worldwide. Wine, hors d'oeuvres, awards ceremony. Tickets: $100 general reception, $500 VIP reception.
Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 -11:30 p.m., indulge your senses in Asia and get your weekend started in style at ASIAFTER DARK, the newest after hours series at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. The Gallery invites young professionals to explore the arts of Asia, sip cocktails and mix and mingle to psychedelic grooves from emerging DJ artists. Guests will also enjoy food tastings from area restaurants, dance performances, hands-on activities, spotlight tours, and raffle prizes. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at door. http://store.freersacklershop.com/asiaafterdark.html
Thursday June 4 at 6:30, Join a strong host committee on the roof of The University Club, 1135 Sixteenth St, to celebrate and benefit the 3- year old DC Squash Academy and its partnership with The Stokes School. Stocked cash bar, Intriguing Raffle, Anheuser Busch Sponsorship and a great crowd on one of the best rooftops in DC. No Denim, No Athletic Shoes and No Shorts permitted. Info: Patrick Seelye Harris (202) 487-3957
Saturday, June 6 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, join the Washington Humane Society for its 22nd Annual Bark Ball at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW to raise funds for homeless, abused and neglected animals. Washington, DC's Only Black-tie Gala for the Four-on-the-Floor Crowd. Cocktails, dinner, auction, music. Tickets: $250 at http://www.washhumane.org/barkball.asp
Sunday, June 7, from 4:00 - 7:00pm: Join The Potomac Riverkeeper for its annual Potomac River Gala on board the Cherry Blossom, 3 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA, to raise funds to restore and protect our Potomac River and its tributaries. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, river cruise, silent and live auctions. Tickets: $75/person, $125/couple at www.potomacriverkeeper.org. 202 222-1717.
Thursday, June 11-14, Watch great rock and pop tunes come alive as Bowen McCauley Dance teams up with artist Robin Rose to present "Lucy's Playlist" at Arlington's Signature Theatre, Get rock star treatment at Saturday night's performance and gala while supporting Washington D.C.'s premier contemporary dance company. More information, visit www.bmdc.org or ticketmaster.com.
Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.