WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, March 21
6:30 - 9:00 PM, join Bottlenotes for its Around the World in 80 Sips at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW. Taste wines from a wide range of countries, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate pairings. $75, info.
Saturday, March 22
7:00 p.m. join Kevin Bacon & his brother and comedian Jim Breuer at the DC "Stands for Troops" benefit at GW's Lisner Auditorium to safeguard the well-being of our frontline troops. Live performances and a Purple Heart presentation to Major Ben Richards. Tickets: $35-125 at www.sftt.org.
7:30 – 11:00 PM, Court Appointed Special Advocates - CASA Annual Fundraiser at Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville. dancing, cocktails, treats, silent auction. Honoring Washington Post Columnist John Kelly. $85/single or $160/pair, info.
6:30 PM, A Night for the Children Gala at The Marriott Washington Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW. Benefits The Children's Inn at NIH and House of Ruth. Donations, rsvp.
7:00 - 11:00 PM, Washington Project for the Arts 2014 Art Auction Exhibition & Gala at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. silent auction, dinner, open bar, desserts, $150, info.
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Mardi Gras Celebration & Scholarship Ball Supports OKK Foundation’s scholarship program at George Mason U Inn Conference Center, 4352 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax. $75, buffet dinner, live music, dancing and costume contest, info.
Sunday, March 23
8:00 AM, Junior League of Washington's Bright Beginnings 5K Race at Hains Point's West Potomac Park. Supports Bright Beginnings, an organization that offers educational childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, info.
9:00 AM, 9th Annual Chris 4 Life Scope It Out 5K Race at Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Scenic tour of DC sites. 4,000 participants, the largest colon cancer race in the country, info.
4:00 PM, The Reston Chorale tribute concert for Reston’s 50th and founder Robert E. Simon’s 100th birthday, premiering The Essential Life by Donald McCullough at South Lakes High School Auditorium, $30, info.