Friday, September 25, come to the second Pink Jams happy hour at BlackFinn, 1620 Eye StNW. Support the fight against breast cancer at the most fun series of events – pinkjamsdc.com
Friday, September 25, from 6:00-10:00PM, reFashion: The Fashion Show at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, DC to raise funds for global projects that create income-generating and micro financing opportunities for artisans in developing countries. Environmental activist and model Summer Rayne Oakes and Will Thomas of Fox TV will host the 5th annual event. Tickets: $150 (General Seated); $75 (Standing Room) at www.fashionfightspoverty.org
Friday, September 25, 10am-7pm, Jodi Arnold, designer of MINT Jodi Arnold, a niche women's contemporary brand, will be at Wink! (3109 M Street NW) to answer questions about styling and production.
Friday September 25, 6-8pm, Periwinkle Boutique (1557 Potomac Greens Drive, Alexandria) is having an anniversary party featuring Chef Duff, from the Food Network's Ace of Cakes!
Saturday, September 26, 10am-5:30pm The National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be on the National Mall. John Grisham, John Irving, Jodi Picoult and other writers will be on hand to discuss and sign their books. Free to attend. For more info, click here.
Saturday, September 26, 6:30-10:30pm. We have partnered with Becky's Fund and The Tower Club for the annual Charity Classic. Head to the Tower Club (8000 Tower's Crescent Dr, McLean Suite 1700), for Becky's Fund Poker Tournament. Wine tasting, Grand Marnier Bar, silent auction, and, of course, poker - for beginners and experienced players. See ad to the right or http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com/
Saturday, September 26, help benefit the Urban Soccer Initiative by joining them for an Evening on the Potomac aboard the USS Celebrity with Duke Emcee and music by DJ Curious. There will be an open bar, food and a raffle with donations from the Redskins, Capitals, and Nationals, among others. $80 to sign up here.
Saturday, September 26, from 6pm – 12pm.. “Life Essentials” art show opening and a night of entertainment featuring concerts, live painting, and visual performances. Headlining is Grammy-nominated band Thievery Corporation, the internationally renowned DJ Duo. Several musical groups and DJ’s will play sets. Food and drinks will be served. A share of the proceeds contributed to ILF. The Portals Theater, 1236 Maryland Ave, DC 20024. $50 Donation Entry Fee. Upstairs Art Exhibit is Free. Purchase Tickets here
Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., join thousands of Washingtonians and the Clarendon Alliance at the 12th Annual Clarendon Day 2009, a FREE block party at/around Clarendon Metro Station featuring food, drink, bands, local artists, and activities for kids and dogs. Visit www.ClarendonDay.org for a schedule and more info.
Sunday, September 27, 1-5pm, the Washington Ballet Studio (3515 Wisconsin Ave NW) is having an open house. There will be arts and crafts, dance rehearsals that are open to the public, and an opportunity to tour the company's Sugar Plum shop. 202-362-3603 for more info.
Sunday, September 27, 1-4:50 pm Come to the heart of Georgetown at the corner of M Street and Wisconsin Ave NW, J. Paul's and Old Glory will duke it out in the Buffalo Battle & Washington War of the Wings. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation. Tickets here.
Sunday, September 27, 11am-7pm, Washington's Latino festival Fiesta DC is in Mount Pleasant. There will be food, craft vendors, and musical performances. More info here.
Tuesday, September 29 starts at 7PM, join U2 360º Tour for its concert at FedExField, Tickets from $30 to $250; buy now at www.ticketmaster.com
Kristina D’Ambrosio, Makeda Saggau-Sackey, and Mary-Kate Rasa contributed to this issue.