WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Tuesday, March 11
5:30 – 9:00 PM, Everybody Wins! DC 19th Annual Gala at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, seated dinner and 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 the 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 Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Bring a bag lunch – featuring: Academy for Classical Acting. Free, 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
8:30 PM, Screening of Startupland docu-series at E St Landmark Theater, 555 11th St NW. AOL founder Steve Case will be speaking along with the director, producers, and startup founders featured in the series. $20. Tickets.
7:30 – 9:30 PM, Environmental Film Festival 2014 Launch Party at the Warner Building Atrium,1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $25, includes open bar and food, info.
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, The Capital Club Shamrock Soiree at Capitale, 1301 K St. NW. Free, open bar for the first hour, info.
6:30 PM, Real Food Innovator Awards, celebrating the leaders in the promotion of healthful and sustainable foods at The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Benefits US Healthful Food Council and the James Beard Foundation, $200, info.
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. $55, includes fashion show, marketplace, raffle, and cocktail reception - 100% of proceeds benefit. $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.