Wednesday, October 30
, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Notworking/ Networking Series
hosted by the Wine Cooperative
at Aria Fresca
on the Patio, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Wine, spirits, grilled bites, live music, special rate use promo code "BZNW" info
Thursday, November 7
, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, BISNOW hosts Georgetown Schmoozarama
at El Centro
, 1218 Wisconsin Ave. Open beer and wine bar, plus specialty cocktails
— and of course great networking
! $49/early bird, info
Friday, November 8
, 6:30 PM, Becky's Fund Walk This Way Fashion Show
at the Italian Embassy
, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW showcases professional athletes walking the runway to end domestic violence. Proceeds benefit programs like Men of Code, working with young football players and coaches about ending violence against women and girls. $100-$2,500; VIP available info
Saturday, November 9
, 6:30 — 11 PM, The Women's Center 2013 Inspiring Women Benefit
at Gannett Corporate Headquarters
, 7950 Jones Branch Dr McLean. Black-tie, cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. $300, info
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, support the Akilah Institute for Women, a college with campuses in Rwanda and Burundi, at The Mayflower, 1127 Connecticut Ave, with Catherine Russell, Bob Zoellick, Kathleen Matthews, $40, $75, $150
Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Free Lunchtime Performance at Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free, no rsvp info.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 — 9:30 PM, Human Rights Campaign Chefs for Equality at the Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. MD and VA's top chefs and mixologists serving fine fare, $50-$150, info.
Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 - 7:30 PM, Doggie Howl-o-ween Costume Contest at Jackson 20 Restaurant, 480 King St. Alexandria. benefiting the Animal Welfare League. $10, info.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, The Great Pink Pumpkin Fights Breast Cancer at Midtown PartyPlex, 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW. $30/online $35/door, info.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00p - 9:00 PM, Pumpkin Carving Contest Happy Hour at Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island NW, info.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 - 10:00 PM, Night of the Living Zoo at the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. Live band, costume contest, fortune tellers, fire eaters, illusionists. $30, info.
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Home for the Holidays Party & Silent Auction Fundraiser at Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Rd. Bethesda. Silent auction to benefit Combat Soldier Recovery Fund and honor our wounded Veterans. No cover, rsvp.
Thursday, October 31, 8:30 AM, Capital Breast Care Center's Annual Gift of Life Breakfast at the Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, rsvp.
Thursday, October 31, 5-12 pm, Redrocks Neapolitan Bistro Halloween extravaganza at 2501 9th Rd. S. Arlington. happy hour, music, pizza samples, costume contest. Info
Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. Celebration of RAVEN $33/standing area; $43/seated, info.
Friday, November 1, 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Washingtonian Halloween Party at KABIN, 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15, Halloween-themed drinks, costume contest, First drink free - $15/advance, info.
Saturday, November 2, 6:00 — 8:00 PM, NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Awards at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. VIP reception, cocktail reception. $500, info.
Saturday, November 2, 6:00 PM, the Hope Marietta Foundation's 4th Annual Hope Marietta Classic Mini Golf Tournament at H Street Country Club, 1335 H St NE drink & food specials, cash prize,19th hole after party at the Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St NE.