WHERE TO BE SCENE:
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, LLS MWOY Black Tie Fundraising Gala at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music, 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, 9thRigby Ball at The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Join Friends of Rigby Foundation, support fire safety awareness for college students.$100/general, info.
Saturday, April 13, 8:00AM, run the Move for Mobility 5K / 5 Miler to benefit Parkinsons research, The Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown, 3700 Water St., NW. Register and info
Saturday, April 13, 7:00 9:00 AM, 3rd Annual Stroud Foundation 5Kfor learning disabilities at Fletchers Boat House, Walk, run or roll the route toward Gtown and back! Strollers, wheelchairs and dogs welcome, $50/person, $100/family, info.
Saturday, April 13, 10:30 AM-6:0 0PM, Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival,Pennsylvania & 12th St NW, largest Japanese festival in US: food, art, traditional performances $5, info.
Saturday, April 13, 1:00-5:00 PM, Preview Party at the 2013 DC Design House, 2507 Foxhall Rd. NW. Top designers showcase their talents for Childrens National Medical Center. $50,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. give hope to 7,000 people with the disease. $35/donation, info.