WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, February 20
5:30 - 8:30 PM, Networking for Good at Vapiano, Reston Town Center. Benefits Devotion to Children. Donation: $10 in advance, $20 at the door, info.
6:00 – 10:00 PM, Purple and Gold Post Valentine’s Day Mixer at Kalypso Sports Tavern, 1617 Washington Plaza North. Reston. The professional Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Kappa. $5, benefits Relay for Life, info.
6:00 – 8:00 PM,Young Consultants of DC Holiday Party at Catch 15 1518 K St. NW. Donations, info.
6:30 – 8:30 PM, History & Hops featuring Right Proper Brewing Company at The Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW. $30, info.
6:30 – 9:00 PM, Tech Cocktail’s DC Mixer & Startup Showcase at 1776 The Penthouse, 1133 15th St. NW. $15, info.
6:30 PM, Death Match at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12/pre-sale, info.
8:30 PM, February Art Bizarre at ArtJamz, 1742 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15, 3.5 hrs of studio time, one cocktail, and materials, info.
Friday, February 21
6:00 – 8:30 PM, Opening Reception, The Magic of Things: Still-Life Photography by Mila Medina at Caramel, 1603 U St. NW. Free, info.
7:00 – 11:00 PM, 27th Annual Chocolates Galore & More at the National Conference Center,18980 Upper Belmont Pl. Leesburg. $75, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, champagne, silent auction, music and dancing. info.
7:00 PM, book signing and reading of prolific Baltimore writer Laura Lippman’s After I'm Gone at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free, info.
Saturday, February 22
12:00 PM, Chance for Life Poker Tournament at City Tavern Club, 3206 M St. NW. Benefits Pediatric Spinal Cord Cancer. $65-$300, info.
6:30 PM,The Heart Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1331 Maryland Ave. SW. Benefits The American Heart Association. Reception, dinner, live and silent auctions. $1,000, info.
Saturday, February 22
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, PULSE's Heart After Dark at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel,1331 Maryland Ave. SW. $100, info.
10:00 AM, Travel & Adventure Show at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. $10, info.
6:30 PM, Poet in Progress Reading Series at Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St. SE. info.
7:30 – 9:30 PM, 10 Years in 100 Minutes DC Shorts Screening at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $15, includes short films, info.
8:00 PM, A WINNter Affair at POWERHOUSE, 3255 Grace St. NW. $85, includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and dancing ($65/govt employees). Benefit The Children's Inn, info.
6:30 PM,Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament at Laughing Man Tavern, 1306 G Street NW. $150, info.
Sunday, February 23
(all day), Cycle for Survival at Equinox, 4905 Elm St. Bethesda. Benefits Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Donations, info.
11:30 AM-3:00 PM, A Chic Affair 2014: Modern Bridal Luxury Event at Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. $15, includes cocktails, cake tasting, mini-Spa, runway show, gift bags and more, info.
5:30 PM, MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet’s Spark! at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $15 - $25, info.
Tuesday, February 25
5:30 – 9:30 PM, St. Jude's Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Benefits St. Jude’s Research Hospital. $350, includes food and drink tastings, silent and live auction, music. info.
7:00 PM, DC-CAPITAL STARS: A Tribute to Broadway at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 10 finalists compete for college scholarships - gala reception follows. $35/show-only, $500/show + gala, info.