WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, April 11, (all day), DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) at various DC-area venues April 11 21, info.
Thursday, April 11, 6:30 8:00 PM, An Evening in Camelot VIP Reception to celebrate the opening of The Newseums JFK exhibits, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, open bar and live entertainment. Members only, join here.
Thursday, April 11, 6:00 PM, Bread for the City at theOmni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. Auctions, reception, dinner. $250, info.
Friday, April 12, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM, Double Time Jazz presentsWalking in Rhythm: A Tribute to the Life of Donald Byrd at The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE. one-night-only - performances by local soul legends, The Blackbyrds. $20/general, $35/VIP, info.
Friday, April 12, 7:00-11:00 PM, Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys MWOY Black Tie Fundraising Gala at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music, silent auction, fashion, after-party$85, info.
Friday, April 12, 6:00-8:00 PM, Art Hop Takoma Kickoff Party at Trohv Home & Gift, 232 Carroll St, NW. craft beers, food trucks, desserts, art. Free, info
Friday, April 12, 8:00-11:59 PM, African Soiree at The National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave SW. performance by Kassa; fashion show African-fusion designs; dancing. $35, info.
Saturday, April 13, 9:00 PM,Rigby Ball atNational Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Join the Friends of Rigby Foundation supporting fire safety awareness for college students.$100/general, info.
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 9:00 AM,Stroud Foundation 5K at Fletchers Boat House, Walk, run or roll toward Gtown and back! Strollers, wheelchairs, dogs welcome! $50/person, $100/family, info.
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 AM-6:00 PM, Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival,Pennsylvania & 12th St NW. The largest Japanese festival in the US: food, arts, merchandise, performances. $5, info.
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-5:00 PM, Preview Party at the 2013 DC Design House, 2507 Foxhall Rd. NW. Top area designers showcase their talents to raise funds for Childrens Hospital. $50,info.
Saturday, April 13, 8:00-11:59 PM, Fashion for PawsRunway Show at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. benefits The Washington Humane Society. $150, info.
Sunday, April 14, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Project Enlightenment atDumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW. McLean High School's Living History Program recreatesa day in 18th century DC. $5, info.
Sunday, April 14, 9:00 AM, Walk MS Towson, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson. Participate to give hope to the 7,000 people living with the disease. $35+/donation, info.
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM, Hope For The Warriors Got Heart, Give Hope Gala,Mellon Auditorium,1301 Constitution Ave NW $500, info.