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Saturday, April 12, 7:00 – 9:00 AM, The Stroud Foundation’s 4th annual Stroud Foundation 5K beginning at Fletcher’s Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW. Brunch to follow race. Benefits children with learning disabilities. $50/person or $100/family, info.
Saturday, April 12 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Fashion for Paws at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Benefits the Washington Humane Society. Cocktail attire, valet parking, dinner. VIP reception at 7:00 PM. Donate or purchase tickets today: info.

Thursday, April 10

6:30- 8:30 PM District Women's - Gateway to Golf Mixer at City Sports - Georgetown. Appetizers, Cocktails, and Golf Giveaways. Benefits the First Tee of Washington. 20% off merchandise.  Tickets only $25 here

6:30 – 11:00 PM, Tango with the Stars Gala at One Metro Center, 700 12th St. NW. Washington notables headline Argentine-themed gala for charity. $250, gala, future studio rehearsal and reception, info.

5:30 – 10:00 PM, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NFTE Happy Hour at Irish Whiskey Public House, 1207 19th St. NW. $5, extended happy hour and a raffle ticket, info.

5:30 – 8:00 PM, NoMa BID Chef Competition at 3 Constitution Square, 175 N St. NE. Talk, chef competition, cocktails, tastings. Free, rsvp.

6:00 – 8:00 PM, Images of Repression and Freedom, Freedom House's annual photo and art auction at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. Free, info.

6:00 – 9:00 PM, WeWork & BYT's Business Pitch Fiesta at the Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW. Choose (AND CELEBRATE) the winner of the Dream Work Space Giveaway! Fiesta style drinks and food, info.

6:00 – 10:00 PM, Lala: A State of Mind at Fathom Creative,1333 14th St. NW. Serli Lala’s solo exhibition of fine art and photography. Wine, beer, & light hors d’oeuvres served. Free, info.

7:30 – 9:30 PM, Take Back The Night Walk beginning at Volta Park, 3400 Volta Pl. Raise awareness and march against sexual violence. $30/walk, sponsor, or make a donation, info.

Friday, April 11

7:00 PM, The Children's Ball: to Benefit Children's National at the Ritz Carlton,1150 22nd St NW. Black-tie, white dress preferred. Dinner, dancing, live auction, and after-party. $100+, info.

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, BISNOW’s Schmoozarama at the new Toro Toro, 1300 I St. NW. Pan Latin hors d’oeuvres, open beer & wine bar, specialty cocktails, high-level business networking. $44 info.

Saturday, April 12

7:00 – 9:00 AM, Stroud Foundation’s 4th annual Stroud Foundation 5K starts at Fletcher’s Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW. Brunch to follow race. Benefits children with learning disabilities. $50/person or $100/family, info.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, National Cherry Blossom Parade along Constitution Ave. from 7th to 17th St. NW. Performers: Candice Glover, Aaron Carter, Regina Belle, Sheena Easton. $20/grandstand seating or free along route info

1:00 PM, Navy Memorial 23rd Annual Blessing of the Fleets ceremony and launch of Year of the Coast Guard. Immediately following Parade. Free, info.

11:00am - 1:00pm, Easter Egg Hunt at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St NW. Children will decorate eggs, live bunnies, hunt eggs, Czech candy, Easter bread. Free, rsvp

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Cherry Blossom Family Celebration at the Kogod Courtyard – National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F St. NW. Cherry blossom-themed crafts, music, and demo from Smithsonian Gardens. Free, info.

1:00 – 9:00 PM, Pink and Drink Bar Crawl at DC-area venues. $10, refillable signature mug, pink and white beads, access to some of DC’s best bars, info.

8:30 PM, Catholic Charities Gala After Party at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Black-tie. $75, open bar, music, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, info..

8:00 PM, Countdown to Yuri's Night 2014, a celebration of the first human spaceflight at Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. Lunar dance party, burlesque show, music, celestial costume contest, lite bytes, cocktails. $12, info.

Sunday, April 13

6:00 PM, DC Emancipation Day Panel, Town Hall Discussion Moderated by Robyn Murphy, panelists: Toni Blackman; MC Hammer; Public Enemy’s Chuck D and more. info.

12:30 – 5:30 PM, Easter Egg Hunt and Exhibition at Evermay Estate,1623 28th St. NW. $10, two timed-entry options, info.

6:00 – 10:00 PM, 11th Annual Blue Jeans Ball at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. $200, cocktails, tastings, auctions, music, dancing, info.