WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, March 22, 7:00 11:00 PM,Luke's Wings Fashion Takes Flightat Arena Stage, 1101 6thSt. SW. Cocktails, shops, runway show modeled by active duty and vets servicemen and women to benefit wounded warriors. $135/VIP Gold, $95/Silver,info.
Friday, March 22, 8:30 11:59 PM, Artini at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 7th St. NW. Art, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing. 8 top mixologists compete for the most artistic martini.$125-$200, info
Friday, March 22-23, (all day), Gilt City Warehouse Sale at Long View Gallery,1234 9th St. NW. $10, snacks, bar, music, info.
Friday, March 22, 7:00-11:59 PM, La Grande Fte de la Francophonie at La Maison Franaise4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. 35 embassies present French culinary specialties.$38, info.
Friday, March 22,6:30-10:00 PM, Catholic Charities Presents: Musica y Suenos. $35, 2 for $60, Latin tapas, salsa dancing lessons, signature cocktails, DJ, dancing, info.URGENT: VENUE HAS CHANGED. It's now at Chamber of Commerce,1615 H St NW
Saturday, March 23, 6:30 11:59 PM, Childrens Inn Gala benefiting the children and families at the Children's Inn at NIH. at the Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW. info.
Saturday, March 23, 6:00 PM, 26th Annual Leukemia Ball at the Convention Center, 7th St. NW. Reception, silent auction, performances by Jim Belushi & his band and comedian Dana Carvey. $1,000/person, info. Mercedes raffle; see ad at right
Saturday, March 23, 8:00 PM, Bethesda Film Fest at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda. $10, info.
Sunday, March 24, 6:00 PM,Capital Area Food BankBlue Jeans Ball at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. $150/standing, $250/seated, info.
Monday, March 25, 7:30 9:30 PM,Patti LaBelle at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, in a benefit performance for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. $50 - $175,info.
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m., A Night of DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition & Gala, at The Kennedy Center. Gala ticketsstill available,$500 (one ticket to performance,preferred seating, plusreception).10 finalists compete, celebrity judges/audience pick winner, all proceeds go to DC-CAP college scholarships, info.