Saturday, June 13 from 6:30am -12pm - the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run and Fun Walk at the Washington Harbour at Georgetown,– the DC Metro Area’s largest 10K with an estimated 6,000 runners and walkers. The race runs along the Potomac, through Georgetown, and past historic sites. Race day events include the 10K run which kicks off at 8:00am, a Fun Walk, and a Finish Line Festival featuring refreshments, music, giveaways and prizes. Registration is $40 online at www.runlhh.org or on race morning from 6:30am-7:30am.
Saturday, June 13, at 9:30pm: Comedian Orny Adams will perform at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW) with Dan Naturman for Comedy for a Cause, a benefit comedy show supporting The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Tickets start at $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For info and tickets visit www.shalomdc.org/comedyforacause.
Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, join the Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership for its Monthly Ballston Arts & Crafts Market at Welburn Square, located at North 9th and North Stuart Streets across from the Ballston Metro (on the Orange Line), to help support the community’s local artists and musicians.
Tuesday, June 16, at 7:00 PM join playwrights Michele Willens and Wendy Kout, who are hosting a reading of their play, Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Helen Gahagan Douglas, as a benefit for the National Women’s Law Center at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Tickets $50 reading only or $100 to include reception which follows. Contact Nancy Delahoyd at 202-588-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00-8pm, join the Glamazon Diaries and Neiman Marcus for Glam in the City, a preview of the Manolo Blahnik pre-fall collection and beauty night at Neiman Marcus (5300 Wisconsin Ave). Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, goody bags and a chance to win a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels and many more prizes. RSVP by June 12 at email@example.com
Wednesday, June 17 from 7 to 9 PM. Top 10 Billboard Jazz sensations Marcus Johnson and Ski Johnson are teaming up for an album release celebration at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown. A portion of the album sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Artists will perform! Expected high profile guests include Marcus and Ski Johnson, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Paul Rudd, R&B artist Ginuwine and his wife Sole, Lavar Arrington, and Caron Butler. Dannia.Hakki@Luxxery.com
Thursday, June 18, 6:30-9pm at Skye Lounge, a benefit for the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets. A $10 donation purchases a malaria net for a child in need, as well as gets you a free drink ticket.
Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 - 8:00PM, join blues lovers of all ages for the 14th Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival. S. Walter Reed Drive, just north of Columbia Pike. Featured artist and area favorite, Memphis Gold will headline. Signature eateries serving mouth-watering foods, beer and wine, arts and crafts vendors, community resources, and family friendly activities. Hosted by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization. Free. www.columbiapike.org
Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM, Join the Raise The Roof: 3-on-3 Tournament of Champions. All proceeds benefit Community Lodgings, a local DC-area non-profit aimed at lifting families from homelessness to independence through its Transitional and Affordable Housing Programs, and Adult and Youth Education Programs. Tournament starts at noon at Volta Park (Q St. & 33 St.) and the After Party open-bar will be at Smith Point from 9:30-11:30pm - $30-Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info about the events or tournament.
Kristina D’Ambrosio and Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.