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Thursday, April 4, 6:00-9:00 PM, Benefit Auction at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. An evening of music, food, cocktails, live and silent auctions featuring the one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces on view in the current exhibition, Metamorphosis I. $100, info.

Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 PM, LATINO/US Cotidiano Exhibition: Opening Preview at the former residence of the Spanish Ambassador, 2801 16th St NW. SPAIN arts & culture presents national traveling exhibition and book. RSVP requiredinfo.

Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 PM, FotoDC / FotoWeekDC: Opening Night Reception of Spring In Focus at Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery, 701 9th St. NW. Cherry Blossom and Spirit of DC photo contest favoritesand work on display. Free, info.

Thursday, April 4, 7:00-11:00 PM, Divine Style DC Spring Fashion Show & Soiree at Puro Cafe Georgetown,1529 Wisconsin Ave. NW. All proceeds benefit Becky's Fund. $25, info.

Thursday, April 4, 5:00 8:00 PM, 1st Annual Get Involved DC Service Summit at Offices of Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K St. NW. Learn how to become more engaged in the city through civic involvement opportunities. Free, info.

Thursday, April 4, 5:30 7:30 PM, celebrate the publication of The Great Deformation by David Stockman at Qorvis Communications, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. 6th Floor. Free, rsvp.

Thursday, April 4, 6:30 PM, International Professionals Group (IPG) welcomes you to Bienvenue Washington-International meet up at Sax Lounge, 734 11th St. NW. Drink, eat and watch burlesque. Free entry, rsvp.

Friday, April 5, 8:00 PM, Passion for Paws, fundraiser for Fashion for Paws at City Tavern Club, 3206 M St. NW. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, music by DJs Falco and Lily Bay, guest, Miss DC Latina 2012 Gilda Villela. $25/donation at the door benefits WHS, rsvp.

Friday, April 5, 9:00 PM,Pink Line Projectcelebrates the launch of the first issue of DC-based The Intentional Quarterly Magazine at Mad Momos, 3605 14th St. NW. $8, info.

Friday, April 5, 6:45 PM, Mingle at the Museum: Cocktails and Creativity at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $45, includes drink ticket and light hors doeuvres, info.

Friday, April 5, 7:00-9:00 PM, special performance with Le Choeur des Armaillis de la Gruyre at Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. $15, info.

Saturday, April 6, 11:00-5:00 PM, DC MEET Market Opening on the corner of 15th & P St NW. 40 local vendors including designers, artisans, local shops & businesses, and food vendors. Free, info.

Saturday, April 6, 12:00 4:00 PM, Animal Welfare League of Alexandriaspecial Baby Shower to collect items for its foster care program at Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria. Free, bring an unwrapped item from the Foster Care Wish List, info.

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 AM,Red Shoe 5K Run & WalkatDulles Station,2303 Dulles Station Blvd., Herndon. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington. $25,info.

Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM, The Double Nickels Theatre Company hostsThe East of the River Cherry Blossom Festival on the grounds of Town Hall Arts Recreation Campus, 190 Mississippi Ave. SE. Festival will mark the 101stanniversary of theGift of the Cherry BlossomTrees. Free, info.

Saturday, April 6, 11:00 AM -9:00 PM, Drink the District Wine Festival at The Yards Park, 10 Water St. SE. Food trucks, lawn games and live music on the main stage. $39, info.

Saturday, April 6, 3:00-5:00 PM, International Pillow Fight Day 2013 at the Washington Monument, Constitution Ave. and 15th St. SW. Free, info.

Monday, April 8, 7:00 10:00 PM, Taste of the Nation at The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. The citys best chefs, restaurants and mixologists lend their time and talent to benefit: Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, Marys Center, Share Our Strengths national No Kid Hungry campaign. $105info.