WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, June 6
6:00 – 11:00 PM, join the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for its 38th Annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Doctors in Business at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, to raise funds supporting local business development. Open bar, silent auction, dinner, live music, dancing. Tickets: $275
5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden DC Summer Series at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution Ave. NW. Free concert series, info.
5:30 - 7:30 PM, Young pARTners Circle happy hour at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $15, open bar, hors d’oeuvres and exhibition-themed activities, info.
7:30 PM, Alors On Danse - Dance Party at La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. $45, buffet and cocktails, info.
(all day) BYT + Capital Pride present BLAST OFF! at Union Market, Florida Ave. & 6th St NE. Line-up includes Big Freedia, DDm, Willam. Free shuttle, $20, info.
6:00 - 9:00 PM, First Friday Dupont Reception at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. $5/suggested donation, info.
7:00 PM, Summer Soiree, celebrating community and culture at the Smithsonian Castle, 100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Performance by 3rd Generation Band, dance competition by DC City Council and silent auction. Benefits Anacostia Community Museum. $150, info.
Saturday, June 7
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW . Tours, workshops demonstrations and performances, info.
10:00 - 11:30 AM, The Hole Truth: A History of the Doughnut lecture, book signing and tasting at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $30, info.
1:00 - 9:00 PM, Drink the District Wine Festival at The Block, 500 New York Ave NW. $30, includes three-hrs of unlimited tastings of more than 100 wines, info.
8:00 - 11:59 PM, Asia After Dark: Bollywood and Beyond at the Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. $15, info.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Fashion Yards at Yards Park, 10 Water St. SE. Fashion trucks & pop-ups. Free, discounted clothes and finds, info.
12:00 - 4:00 PM, PROUD: A Garden Party at Secret Garden at O, 1616 O St. NW. $15, 1 drink ticket, garden games. $55/VIP includes unlimited drinks, private bar, light fare, wading pool, info
8:00 - 11:59 PM, DC Salsa Showcase at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD. $15, includes salsa lesson and show. Tickets at door, info.
Sunday, June 8
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, District Dodgeball: Throwing BALLS for a CAUSE! at Trinity University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. $210, maximum eight players per team. Dodge balls, food, door prizes, info.
5:00 PM, join author Kenneth Vogel for a review and signing of his latest Big Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp—On the Trail of the Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free, info.