WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Monday, April 15-21, (all day),DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) at various DC-area venues. Free,info.
Monday, April 15, 12:30 1:30 PM, talk and book signing with author Daniel Brook as he discusses A History of Future Cities at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $12, info.
Monday, April 15, 7:00 PM, book signing with David Downie, author of Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. Free, info.
Tuesday, April 16, 11:00 AM -1:00 PM, IRD hosts TOMS One Day Without Shoes on the lawn of Capitol Hill, Constitution Ave NE & 1st St NE. Everyone encouraged to stop by and leave their footprint to support childrens health and education.Free, info.
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 PM, Fight Your Fight at District 2 Bar & Grille in Glover Park. 20 packages include autographed memorabilia, classes, items, etc. benefitting LLS. $10/suggested donation, info.
Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 PM, For the Love of Sight Visionary Awards Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton,1150 22nd St. NW. Emcee ABC7s Alison Starling special guest Mrs. World April Lufriu, book signing withAmerica the Beautifulauthor Dr. Ben Carson. $1,000, info.
Tuesday, April 16, 7:00-9:00 PM, An Evening with Natasha Trethewey, US Poet Laureate at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Reading and talk - free, space is limited, info.
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 9:30 PM,DC+acumen and #SocEntDC presentUnseen Leaders of DCatPolicy,1904 14th St NW. Interactive panel of social entrepreneurs, food & drink specials, music by DJ Kyle Knauff. benefits the Acumen Fund. $15+,info.
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM, Hope For The Warriors Got Heart, Give Hope Gala, at Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW. $500, info.
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-8:30 PM, ART BUZZ Jewelry Trunk Show at VeraCruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave. NW. Benefits DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative's Arts for Every Student Program. $10/donation includes one drink and light appetizers, info.
Thursday, April 18, 5:30 8:00 PM, Autism Awareness Happy Hour benefiting Autism Speaks to Young Professionals at Jakes American Grille, 5018 Connecticut Ave. NW.info.
Thursday, April 18, 5:00-8:00 PM, Spring Dress Fundraiser at Nana, 3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. Benefits Avon Walk for Breast Cancer'sTEAM DEVON. $25, includes drinks, treats, gift bag, info.