WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, January 31, 6:00 -10:00 PM, Valentines Shopping Party/Anti-Valentine's Drinking Party at Ginger Root Design, 1530 U St. NW. Free entry, rsvp.
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 PM, Al Gore: The Future, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. FormerVP gives his assessment of six critical drivers of global change. Ticket prices vary, info.
Thursday, January 31, 7:00-10:00 PM, join the GI Film Festival for Sip with Socialites Bachelor Auction & Fundraiser at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Date auction, raffle, drinks, appetizers, and performance by C*A*M*M*O. $30, info.
Friday, February 1, 6:00 PM, BBQ Food Truck Face-Off at LivingSocial, 918 F St NW. $49, includes tastings of 8 meats and 8 sides--two from each food truck, info.
Saturday, February 2, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 8th Annual Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale at GWs Masonic Memorial,101 Callahan Dr. Alexandria, a one-day, once a year shopping extravaganza. Free entry, info.
Saturday, February 2, 8:00-11:00 PM, Arts for Autism Gala at Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. $75, includes complimentary appetizers and open bar. info.
Saturday, February 2, 7:00 PM, DC Family & Youth InitiativeGive Your heART to a Child to find DC foster kids permanent families, at the Mason Inn, 2408 Wisconsin Ave. Former Skin Darnerien McCants & former Jet Tavon Mason perform with Flo Anito & Ian Thomas. art, fashion, open bar, appetizers.$50, open bar, info.
Tuesday, February 5-9, 6:00 PM, Crystal Couture 2013 at the Crystal City Building, 251 18th St. Arlington. Fashion show and high-end bargain trunk sale returns with over 40 designers and boutiques, info.