WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Monday, March 10
5:00 – 8:00 PM, Taste of the Nation Happy Hour at Passenger Bar, 1021 7th St. NW. Chat w/ foodies, chefs, and restaurants participating in Taste of the Nation at theBuilding Museum March 31. $8, benefits No Kid Hungry, info.
10:00 AM, WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. Exhibition of global productions from across the globe. Free, through March, info.
6:00 PM, Bachelor Grand Finale Viewing Party at Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Ln. Complimentary appetizers, cocktail, gift bag and rose. Free, rsvp required: info.
6:00 – 9:00 PM, Tequila & Mezcal Festival Kickoff Party at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, 401 7th St. NW. $60, food stations, drinks, music, info.
7:00 – 10:00 PM, Show Tunes & Cocktails welcomes Tracy Lynn Olivera, who will sing from her new CD release Because at Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free, 10%/bar benefits theatreWashington, info.
Tuesday, March 11
5:30 – 9:00 PM, Everybody Wins! DC 19th Annual Gala at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Cocktail reception, auctions, seated dinner, program. Benefits EWDC, $150, info.
7:00 PM, Staged Mark Twain Reading: The Diary of Adam & Eve at Mt. Vernon Place-Undercroft Auditorium, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Donations accepted at door, info.
8:30 – 10:30 PM, The Last Resort Comedy Show Live at Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW. Free, info.
Wednesday, March 12
6:00 – 9:00 PM, Take Back the Night Launch Party at Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Ave. NW. Take Back the Night and DC Rape Crisis Center host a special extended happy hour with the purchase raffle ticket, $5, info.
12:00 – 1:00 PM, Happenings at the Harman Free Lunchtime Performances at Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Bring a bag lunch – featuring: Academy for Classical Acting. info.
5:30 – 8:30 PM, March ICT4Drinks: Unofficial NTEN Welcome Party at Local 16, 1602 U St. NW. Free, happy hour specials, rsvp.
Thursday, March 13
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Taste of Entrepreneurship at The Homer Building, 601 Thirteenth St. NW. $40, includes speakers, open bar, small plates, info.
6:00 – 9:00 PM, When to Take the Leap in Your Career: United Women in Business at 1776, 1133 15th St. NW. Both genders welcome. Free, pizza served, info.
6:30 – 10:00 PM, The Campagna Center's Toast to Fashion at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd. Alexandria. fashion show, marketplace, raffle. cocktail reception - 100% benefits. $55/advanced, $65/door, info.
7:00 PM, Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Congressional Leadership (with Nancy Pelosi) at the National Archives, 700 Constitution Ave. NW. Free, info.
7:30 PM, FIST: Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament at Washington Improv Theater at Source, 1835 14th St NW. DC area talent to test their mettle and win the audience vote in the quest for victory. $12-$30, info.