WHERE TO BE SCENE:
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 – 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.
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.
Friday, March 14
7:00 – 9:30 PM, F4P Twist of Fate Date Auction at The Huxley, 1730 M St. NW. Benefits Washington Humane Society thru Fashion for Paws. Donations at the door, info.
7:00 – 11:59 PM, The Death of Ulysses:Kelly Towles Solo Exhibition at Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Rd. Free, rsvp.
7:00 – 10:00 PM, P-Art-y! at Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. $15, info.
8:00 PM, Art Soiree: Underwater Photographer Ilona DuBuske at Ritz-Carlton-Gtown, 3100 South St. NW. 100% benefits Mangrove Bush Primary School, info.
7:00 PM, Chris Pavone discusses and signs his book The Accident at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut. Free, info.
Saturday, March 15
7:00 PM, Runway Show for KIDSAVE at Ritz-Carlton, Gtown, 3100 South St. NW. $25 donation, info.
7:30 – 11:00 PM, Giving Voice Award Gala: Eat for Good at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $50, food and drink tastings, music, raffle, info.
9:00 PM, Raise Your City Presents: A Benefit for Sitar Arts Center at Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Rd. $10, info.
2:00 – 9:00 PM, Shamrock Crawl at Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, $11.50, mug, party favors, drink specials, info.
Sunday, March 16
1:00 PM, Betty Medsger discusses & signs copies of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut. Free, info.
Monday, March 17
6:00 –10:00 PM, The Community Foundation 40th anniversary Celebration Gala at Arena Stage. Performances, open bar, hors d’oeuvres. Benefits education & workforce development. $90-$240, info.