WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Wednesday, April 16
5:00 - 9:00 PM, Corcoran Uncorked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $12, henna tattoo-design workshop; artists’ “Bad Decisions Tour”, dance contest, and tastings, info.
7:30 PM, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon performs at Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. Performances every Wednesday thru May. Free, info.
1:00 PM, Fun Run for Boston beginning at the Washington Monument, Constitution Ave. and 15th St. SW. Take a lunch break and be support. Free, rsvp.
6:00 - 8:00 PM, DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network and Washington Council Happy Hour at City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW. $5/craft, $6/wines, $7/cocktail, info.
7:00 PM, American Futures: A Conversation with Jim & Deborah Fallows at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $15, info.
5:30 - 8:00 PM, The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce 2014 Scholarship Reception, 4031 University Dr. Suite 204, Fairfax. $20-$210, info.
Thursday, April 17
6:00 PM, DC City Council hosts In My Own Words: Celebrating a Decade of DC's LanguageAccess Act atPepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW. $10 - $50, info.
10:00am - 7:00 PM, Rebecca Minkoff Trunk Show at Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Champagne and treats - 15% off all Rebecca Minkoff purchases, info.
6:00 PM, A Tourist of Saints Launch Party at Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. Deeply engaging account of relief efforts in Haiti. Free, info.
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Millinery Magic! Hat Exhibition and Sale at Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $10, info.
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Google City Experts: Suddenly SpringSocial Launch Event at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. 21+ only, free, info.
8:30 - 10:30 PM, Legalize It with Students for Sensible Drug Policy Comedy Show at Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW. $10, info.
Friday, April 18
3:00 - 8:00 PM, Awesome Con 2014 at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW. A comic-con of geekdom and pop culture. Buy comic books, collectibles, toys, games, and art. $30 - $250, info.
7:00 PM, The Children's Ball: An Evening 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.