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Tuesday Friday, Feb. 5-9, The 14thAnnualDC International Wine & Food Festival, seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, and signature events at theReagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. high quality food and wine, meet and greet winemakers, chefs and tastemakers. Ticket prices vary,info.

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 AM- 10:00 PM, joinThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Societyfor IHOP National Pancake Dayat yourlocal IHOP,to enjoy a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes and raise funds for blood cancer cures.Learn more.

Saturday, February 9, 7:00 PM, Young Playwrights Theatre (YPT) honors Paula Vogel with the Giving Voice Award at the Edison Place Art Gallery, 701 9TH St. NW. $100/person, info.

Monday, February 4-10, (all day), Auto Show at the Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. $12/general, $5/children, info.

Monday February 4, local mixologists compete in theMadhatter Tea Challenge to celebrate Disney on Ice and benefit local charities with proceeds from cocktails at participating restaurants: Farmers Fishers; Buffalo & Bergen; Bourbon Steak; The Majestic, info.

Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 PM, support Indias education reform and its charter schools withEdVillagebenefitting Teach For India, Akanksha, and 3.2.1 Schools atBlackFinn, 1620 I St NW. $30 includes two free drinks, info.

Tuesday, February 5-9, 6:00 PM, Crystal Couture 2013 at the Crystal City Building, 251 18th St. South, Arlington. Fashion show and high-end bargain trunk sale returns with 40 designers and boutiques, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -12:00pm-1:00pm| Happenings at the Harman Free Lunchtime Performances at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Bring your lunch. Guest: Quest Visual Theatre: Mosaic. Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 -8:00 PM, RNLA's Birthday Party for Ronald Reagan at McFadden's, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Remarks from Governor Ehrlich, mingle with members. . Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00-9:00 PM, Corcoran Uncorked, Todd Gray's Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $15, includes admission plus one drink ticket. Book preview forThe New Jewish Table,by Todd and Ellen Gray. info.

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00-10:00 PM, Art Crimes CARDIAC ARREST Opening Reception at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Pl. NW. Yanina Angelini & Justin Young, and Nate & Leah Lewis explore the expression of love and imagery of the heart. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 8:00-10:00 PM, The Wonderland Circus at Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St, NW. Variety show where anything goes! Comedian Sara Armour, musician Harris Face and Don Kim, burlesque artist Shortstaxx, and more. Free, info.

Thursday, February 7, 5:00 9:00 PM, Leadership Greater Washingtons Midwinter Networking Auction at The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K St. NW. VIP reception and auction with WJLAs Leon Harris. Donations, info.

Thursday, February 7, 6:00-10:00 PM, OFFSEASON ON ICE: Young Benefactors of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation at Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K St. NW. $50 hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine, ice skating, door prizes & mystery grab bags, rsvp.

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 9:00 PM, TheFoundation Fighting Blindness hosts its annual Dining in the Dark Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, VA. Benefitting sight-saving research. $500, info.

Friday, February 8, 8:00-11:59 PM, SOME Jr. Gala 2013 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Includes live band, open bar, and hors d'oeuvres. Black tie optional. $85, info.

Friday. February 8, 6:30 PM, The NEA Foundations Salute to Excellence in Education Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Special guest, Kevin Eubanks, info.

Saturday, February 9, 6:30 PM, join the Junior League of Washington for its Centennial black tie gala, Fte, celebrating 100 years of service and dedication to the greater DC community at the National Building Museum,401 F St NW. $100, desserts, drinks and dancing, info..

Saturday, February 9, 12:00 PM, Cupid's Undie Run 2013 at the Pour House, 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Join in the 1.5 mile run past the US Capitol and the Supreme Court in your best under garments to benefit The Childrens Tumor Foundation. $50-$70, info.

Sunday, February 10, 7:00 PM, Living the Dream Singing the Dream, Choral Arts 25th Anniversary choral tribute to MLK Jr. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Nelson Mandela honored with the Humanitarian Award. $25-$35, info.