WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Wednesday, March 5
6:30–9:00 PM, Ladies America: Ready, Set, Re-Launch at the Ritz-Carlton, 3100 South St. NW. Celebrate the look and programs and sign-up. Free, info.
6:00–8:30 PM, DC-metro chapter of NEWH hosts its Black & White Soiree at Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda. Celebration, light appetizers and raffle prizes. Free, info.
Thursday, March 6
6:00 PM, United & DC Brau Tradition Ale Release Party at Penn Social, 801 E St NW. DC United players in attendance! Free, info.
5:30–8:00 PM, Handi-Hour at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 800 G St. NW. $20, includes two drink tickets, light snacks, and all you can craft, info.
7:00 PM, WORD: A Book Club of Extraordinary Women, Wine and Music at NPR, 1111 N. Capitol St. NE. $20, includes glass of wine and live music by Maritri Garrett, info.
7:00 – 9:30 PM, Lights! Camera! Fashion! Pop-up Shop - First Dibs Kickoff Party at Cady's Alley, 3330 Cady's Alley NW. Benefits Stone Soup Films. Donations, info.
Friday, March 7
6:00 – 8:30 PM,opening reception of MemoryScapes – Blurry Lines, landscape and waterscape paintings by Steve Alderton at Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave. NW. Free, info.
6:00 – 10:00 PM,opening of Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny in Eighties Pop Music by Adrian Loving at Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE. Free, info.
6:00–8:30 PM, Kickoff to St. Patrick's Day: The American Ireland Fund Young Leaders at RiRa Irish Pub, 3125 M St. NW. $20, includes food and drink specials, live music and raffle prizes, info.
6:00–9:00 PM, Culture Couture Networking & Conversations at the Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free, info.
7:00 PM, WORD: A Book Club of Extraordinary Women, Wine and Music at NPR, 1111 N. Capitol St. NE. $20, includes complimentary glass of wine and live music with vocalist Maya Azucena, info.
7:30–9:30 PM, 10 Years in 100 Minutes Shorts Screening at Atlas Performing Arts Center,1333 H St. NE. $15, includes shorts screenings, info.
8:00 – 11:00 PM, Lorde performs at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. $65, info.
Saturday, March 8
7:00 PM, Mrs. DC America Pageant at Jack Morton Theatre, 805 21st St. NW. $35 - $65, 10% benefits Labels for Love, info.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Corcoran’s Family Day: The Great Escape at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Includes live performances, in-gallery activities, face painting, workshops, and more. Free, info.
6:00 – 9:00 PM, Workhouse Education Student and Teacher ExhibitionMcGuireWoods Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Rd. Lorton, VA. Exhibition showcasing art of teachers and students. Free, info.
Saturday, March 8
4:00 – 8:00 PM, Bling, Sparkle & Pajamas: Pajama Glam Party at Embassy Suites, 900 10th St. NW. Benefits the Tigerlily Foundation. Attire: Red, Pink or Purple Pajamas. Bling and Sparkle highly encouraged. $30/adults, $20/kids, info.
2:00 – 9:30 PM, DC Craft Beer Festival at the Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW. 75+ craft brewery unlimited tastings + 150 spring releases, info.
8:30 PM Save a Child’s Heart Gala at the Ethiopian Embassy is a new collaboration with an Ethiopian hospital to help a child who needs pediatric care. Ethiopian Airlines has donated 2 round-trip tickets to raffle. Info.
7:00 PM, 10th Annual DC Brewer’s Ball at the National Building Museum, 401 F St NW. Sample hand-crafted beers from 30 breweries and cuisine from 20 area restaurants – live entertainment and silent auction. $130, benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, info.
10:00-1:00 AM, Women Mean Business Entrepreneurial and Leadership Brunch at the Tysons Ritz Carlton 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean. Celebrate International Women's Day honoring leading women in various industries. $49 info.
12:00-10:00PM, DC Whiskey Walk gathers hundreds for a tasting tour of Ireland's finest spirits in Dupont & Logan Circles. 8 whiskeys at 8 great venues in ticket price. Supports Becky's Fund. Check in 12:00-3:00 pm at James Hoban's, 1 Dupont Circle NW. Tickets/Info.
8:00 – 11:00 PM, David Guetta performs at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE. $65, info.
8:30 AM–5:45 PM, Celebrating Food Symposium at The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr. Rockville. Vendors selling and sampling sauces, candies, cheeses, baklava and other delicacies. $125, info.
11:00 AM–5:00 PM, Gilt City DC Warehouse Sale at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW. Deals, cocktails, live DJ, snacks, and onsite tailoring recommendations! $10, info.
11:00 AM–9:00 PM, Persian New Year Celebration – Nowruz Festival at Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave SW. Persian folklore, arts, music. Free, info.
1:00–4:00 PM, 2nd annual Oyster Festival at Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd. Madison, VA. $85, unlimited oysters, clams, chowder and fixings, + one glass of wine, info.
4:00–9:00 PM, ShamrockFest 2014 MEGA-Crawl Kickoff Party at Clarendon Grill, 1101 N. Highland St. Arlington. Drink and food specials, ticket raids and shenanigans! $15, info.
Sunday, March 9
5:30 – 8:30 PM, 2nd Annual Strike Out for the Cure at Fort Myer Bowling Center, 224 McNair Rd. Building 411. Family bowling benefiting Relay for Life. $30/adults, $20/children, unlimited bowling and food, info.
2:00 PM, The Wacky & Whimsical Tea, a high tea with tasty bites and performance by The Washington Ballet students at The Ritz, 1150 22nd St. NW. Circus-inspired games and activities benefiting THEARC. $150/adults, $85/children, info.
12:00 – 6:00 PM, The Pink Event at the Double Tree, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd. Columbia, MD. Celebrate National Women’s History month with 50 women-focused exhibitors. Shopping, speaker sessions, food, drink and entertainment. $10-$20, info.