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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 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.

10:00 AM, Travel & Adventure Show at the 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.

Saturday, February 22

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, PULSE's Heart After Dark at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel,1331 Maryland Ave. SW. After party to gala $100,info.

8:00 PM, A WINNter Affair at POWERHOUSE, 3255 Grace St. NW. $85, 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.