WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, June 19
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM, DoMore24, a 24 hour series of philanthropy through dining, donating and events. Check out your United Way local chapter for details, info.
5:30 - 9:30 PM, Buddha Fest: A Festival for Heart + Mind at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. GMA/Nightline’s Dan Harris, talks about his book 10% Happier and screening of Blood Brother. $30, info.
6:00 - 8:00 PM, SXSW Eco Reception at the United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Preview the speakers, panels, exhibitions, and parties lined up for October. Free, info.
8:00PM, Jason Ajemian and the Highlife, Kimia and Kaymar, Jaimie Branch and Anthony Pirog at Union Arts DC, 411 New York Ave NE. $9, info.
5:30 PM, Light The Night Walk at Nationals Park, 1500 S.Capitol St. SE. Pre-game event at celebrating walk teams, honored heroes, and supporters. Sign-up: info.
Friday, June 20
12:00 - 2:00 PM, Picnic in the Park at Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Ave. and K St. NW. Games, prizes, table tennis tournament and more. Free, info.
5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution Ave. NW. Free jazz concert series, info.
7:00 PM, Look At Me: How Veterans View Themselves opening reception at Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Wy. Lorton, VA. Creative outlet therapy of self-re-discovery, how veterans see themselves through artwork. Free, info.
8:00 PM, Taffety Punk presents Ophelia's Story Through Words, Music, and Dance atCapitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St. SE. Free, info.
Saturday, June 21
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Washingtonian Fit Fest at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Panels on health & nutrition. $25 for a day of wellness for women, fitness classes, doctors, health and beauty treatments & more here.
8:00 PM, The 9 Songwriter Series at the 9:30 Club, Feat. Jimi Haha (of Jimmies Chicken Shack), Justin Jones, The Sweater Set, Justin Trawick, Louisa Hall, Kevin de Souza, Ken Wenzel, Dave Farah, Natalie York. $15, info.
12:00 - 5:00 PM, 3rd annual Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. Alexandria , Contest, food/drink tastings and crafts. Free to attend, $15/tastings, info.
3:00 - 7:00 PM, Mississippi on the Mall on the National Mall, 700 Independence Ave. SW. $30, live blues music, fried catfish, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, beer, cokes, Mississippi caramel cakes, yard games, and more! info.
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Summer Blog Party at WeWork (Wonder Bread Factory), 641 S St. NW. Free, design your own Tumblr, blog, summer drinks, snacks and lunch, info.
8:00 PM, Great Gatsby Ball , 1250 New York Ave NW. Doc Scantlin Orchestra, VIP champagne reception, desserts, music, wine, art, dancing. $75/general, $95/VIP, info.
all day, also Sunday, Volkswagen’s Global Rallycross at RFK Stadium, 2400 E.Capitol St. SE. 2-day admission, paddock access, open grandstand seating, info.
Sunday, June 22
12:30 - 3:00 PM, Brunch for a Cause at M Street Bar and Grill, 2033 M St NW. $45, 3-course meal and champagne. Benefits Miriam's Kitchen, info.
8:00PM, Chris Schlarb and Six-Six (Anthony Pirog/Luke Stewart Duo) at Union Arts DC, 411 New York Ave NE. $9, info.
12:00 - 5:00 PM, Queen Bee Designs Summer Trunk Show and Sale, 114 Duke St. Old Town Alexandria. Free, hors d’oeurves and champagne, info.
Monday, June 23
5:30 PM, The Men’s Event a tThe Capital Grill, 5310 Western Ave. Chevy Chase. Benefits prostate cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, info.