WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, February 22, 8:00 PM, DCCAH Black History Month begins screening the documentary Straight Up Go-Go and a performance by Rare Essence at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $15, info.
Friday, February 22, 8:00-10:00 PM, Pump Me Up exhibit opening at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 1980s subculture with exhibition curator Roger Gastman and DJ Henry Rollins, info.
Friday, February 22, 6:00 9:00 PM, Mixer and Meet the Artist Night at Ginger Root Design, 1530 U St. NW. Free entry, info.
Saturday, February 23, 12:00 PM, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History the 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Rd. NW. $75/general,info.
Saturday, February 23, 8:00 12:00 PM, A WINNter Affair 2013 at the House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Celebrate the YAC, with food, drinks, and dancing to The Morrison Brothers Band, info.
Saturday, February 23, 7:00 12:00 PM, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 17th Annual Jokers Wild Casino Night at the Hilton Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr. McLean. Casino games, auctions, dinner, open bar, live music, dancing. $150, info.
Saturday, February 23, 6:30 PM, 15th Annual Heart Ball and Heart After Dark at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Cocktail reception, auction, dinner, celebrity emcee Robby Benson; performance by Christopher Janneys. $750, info.
Saturday, February 23, 6:30 PM, the DCCAH 11th Annual Poet in Progress Reading Series at Folger Shakespeare Library Foulke Room; Haskell Center, 301 E. Capitol St. SE. Free, info.
Sunday, February 24, 7:00 11:00 PM, Art Soirees Oscar Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South St. NW. Live viewing night of the Academy Awards. $30 - $90, info.
Sunday, February 24, 3:00-11:00 PM, Funk-Punk Throwback Jam, a unique concert celebrating all sides of the DC music sceneat The 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $25, info.
Sunday, February 24, 6:00 PM, Snuggle with the Stars: DC's Only Official Oscar Experienceat US Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania NW. $50, open bar, buffet swag baginfo