WHERE TO BE SCENE:
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 anextended happy hour with 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; with 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
7:30 – 9:30 PM, Environmental Film Festival Launch Party at the Warner Building Atrium, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $25, 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 first hour, info.
6:30 PM, Real Food Innovator Awards, celebrates the leaders of healthful, sustainable foods at The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Benefits Healthful Food Council & James Beard Foundation, $200, info.
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Taste of Entrepreneurship at The Homer Building, 601 13th St. NW. $40, speakers, open bar, small plates, info.
7:00 PM, 7th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Congressional Leadership with Nancy Pelosi at the National Archives, 700 Constitution Ave. Free, info.
7:30 PM, FIST: Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament at Washington Improv Theater at Source, 1835 14th St NW. Area talent competes to win the audience vote. $12-$30, info.
Thursday, March 13
8:30 PM (6:00 PM is sold out) Startupland will premiere its documentary web series at the E Street Landmark Theatre with the stories of the triumphs and struggles of 5 startup founders. Steve Case will speak along with the director, producers, and other 4 founders. 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, fashion show, marketplace, raffle, cocktail reception - 100% of proceeds benefit. $55/advanced, $65/door, info.
Friday, March 14
7:00 – 9:30 PM, F4P Twist of Fate Date Auction at The Huxley, 1730 M St. NW. Benefits The Washington Humane Society thru Fashion for Paws. Donations at the door, info.
Saturday, March 15
7:00 PM, Runway Show Benefiting KIDSAVE at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, 3100 South St. NW. $25/suggested donation, info.
7:30 – 11:00 PM, Giving Voice Award Gala: Eat for Good at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $50, food and drink tastings, music, raffle prizes, info.
9:00 PM, Raise Your City Presents: A Benefit for Sitar Arts Center at Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Rd. NW. $10, info.