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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

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.

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.

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.

10:00-1:00 AM, Women Mean Business Entrepreneurial and Leadership Brunch at the Tyson's Ritz Carlton 1700 Tysons Blvd McLean. Celebrate International Women's Day by honoring leading women in various industries. $49 info.

Saturday, March 8

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 Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Persian folklore, arts and music. Free, info.

1:00–4:00 PM, Second 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.

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.

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.