Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Fundraiser: Avatar of A Dream at Indulj Restaurant & Lounge, 1208 U St NW. Proceeds benefit Dreaming Out Loud. $5, rsvp.
Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, the National Press Club’s 34th Annual Book Fair and Author’s Night fundraiser. Proceeds benefit scholarships and training for journalists. $5, info.
Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM, #DCTweetup 27 at Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW. Enjoy this ‘non’-networking event for locals to put a face to a Twitter handle. Drink specials, rsvp.
Tuesday, November 15, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, DC Entrepreneurship Week Happy Hour at the Lost Society, 2001 14th St NW – register.
Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM, the Signature Chefs Gala, hosted by the March of Dimes - National Capital Area at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. $200, info.
Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, L’Arte DiDare: the Art of Giving philanthropic auction and reception, presented by the Young Benefactors Group of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, at the Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct., NW. $25, info.
Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Washington Ballet's Jeté Society Happy Hour at Topaz Hotel Bar, 1733 N St., NW. A portion of proceeds go to support its scholarship fund – info.
Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 PM, the de Pizan Honors Gala, hosted by the National Women’s History Museum, at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. $250, rsvp.
Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Gala – Be Beautiful, Be Yourself at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $500, info.
Wednesday, November 16 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Shoot for Change: PROJECT INSPIRATION at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady's Alley, NW. Win a trip with photographer Walter Grio to cover Fashion Week in NY 2012. $20, rsvp required – info.
Wednesday, November 16 beginning at 7:00 PM, The Foundation for Social and Cultural Advancement’s 3rdAnnual Benefit Gala: Investing in the Whole Woman at the OAS, 17th St. and Constitution Ave. $100, info.
Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Jazz for Life Foundation’s Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser with Jazz artist Ski Johnson at District 2 Bar & Grille, 3238 Wisconsin Ave. NW – info.
Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Loaves and Fishes fundraiser at Caramel Boutique, 1603 U St. NW. The silent auction benefitting Loaves and Fishes in its efforts to serve the homeless. Info.
Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Work Your Wardrobe to benefit Dress for Success at Urban Chic, Georgetown, 1626 Wisconsin Ave NW. Bring a donation of lightly-used professional attire for 20% off your purchase – info.
Thursday, November 17 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Fashion Fights Poverty, featuring the Cold Fronts, at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Pl. NW. $10, rsvp required - info.
Friday, November 18 at 8:00 PM, visit GALA Hispanic Theatre for a performance by Flamenco Algarabía and a special artist reception, part of the Annual Fuego Flamenco Festival , 3333 14th St NW. $40/single, $25/senior, student and military – info.
Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 – 11:59 PM, the 31st Annual Kidney Ball, featuring entertainment by KC & the Sunshine Band, at the Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. $350, info.
Saturday, November 19 from 8:00 – 11:59 PM. The Capital City Ball at the historic Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. Open bar, dinner buffet, live band and silent auction. Proceeds support Bridge to Freedom, Courtney's House, HIPS and WEAVE $125+, info.
Saturday, November 19 beginning at 8:00 PM, Dancing in the Starlight, to benefit The Children’s foundation MidAtlantic, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $95, info.
Sunday, November 20 from 7:00 – 8:00PM, Enchanting Women Foundation presents The Phenomenal Woman 2011 Gala at The TOPAZ HOTEL, 1733 N St. NW - rsvp.