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Friday- Saturday February 8-9, The 14thAnnual DC International Wine and Food Festival, seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, signature events at theReagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW.Sample high quality food and wine, meet and greet winemakers, chefs and tastemakers. Ticketinfo.

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

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

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

Friday, February 8, 6:00 9:00 PM, Waverly Street Gallery Invitational Show Opening Reception. 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. work from 24 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and jewelry. Free, info.

Friday, February 8, 6:30 -8:00 PM, Pink & Blue Valentines Event at Opera Ultra Lounge, 1400 I St. NW. Support Men Against Breast Cancer. $10/door donation, info.

Saturday, February 9, 6:30 PM, the Junior League of Washington 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. 1.5 mile run past the Capitol and Supreme Court in your best under garments; benefit The Childrens Tumor Foundation. $50-$70, info.

Saturday, February 9, 2:00-5:00 PM, Tsingtao Year of the Snake Chinatown Scavenger Hunt at various DC locations. $15, benefit the Chinese Benevolent Association, info.

Saturday, February 9, 3:00-11:00 PM, Cupids Bar Crawl 2013 at various participating DC locations. $10, includes, mug, prizes, and free pictures of the event, $10-$15, info.

Saturday, February 9, 6:00-9:00 PM, Social DC PR Happy Hour benefit Run MS at Mad Rose Tavern, 3100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington. The Bachelorettes Chris Bukowski auctioned for charity! $2-$4, info.

Saturday, February 9, 7:00 PM, Art Soiree &Alliance Francaise Mardi Gras Masquerade at The Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW. $60, full open bar, info.

Saturday, February 9, 12:00-4:00 PM, Valentine's Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free card-making workshop, info.

Saturday, February 9, 4:00-10:00 PM, Woo at the Zoo at the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. Learn about animal mating& dating. hors d'oeuvres; decorate sweets for your sweetheart. Cash bar w/ commemorative glass. $30, info.

Saturday, February 9, 8:00-11:30 PM, Valentines Day Dangerous Liaisons Soire atEmbassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. $55, open bar, dessert buffet, and live entertainment, info.

Sunday, February 10, 1:00-5:00 PM, Cycle for Survival at Equinox,4905 Elm St. Bethesda, MD. Join or donate, info.

Sunday, February 10, 2:30-4:30 PM, The Cultural Revolution Cookbook Talk at BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Bethesda. Free, no rsvp, info.

Sunday, February 10, 4:00-6:00 PM, Taste of the Market at Union Market, Florida Ave. & 6th St. NE. All funds raised support Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry campaign. $45, includes tastings, sweets & sips! info.

Sunday, February 10, 12:00 3:00 PM, the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, hosts Catapalooza adoption event celebrating all things feline. $14/adoption fee when an adopter donates a cat food. 40 cats available, info.

Tuesday, February 12, 5:30-9:30 PM, 15th Annual St. Jude's Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, $350, food and drink from 40 top chefs from top restaurants, plus silent auction, info.