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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. 10% of the event proceeds in addition to guest bartending tips will benefit Autism Speaks, info.
Thursday, April 18, 5:00-8:00 PM, Spring Dress Fundraiser at Nana,3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. BenefitingAvon Walk for Breast Cancer'sTEAM DEVON. $25 for drinks, treats, and gift bag , info.
Thursday, April 18, 6:00-8:00 PM, Penn Quarter on the Block Charity Auction & Cocktail Reception at Weschler's Auctioneers, 909 E St. NW. All proceeds benefit Rachael's Women's Center's social services to homeless women. $30/advance; $40/door, info.
Thursday, April 18, 8:00-11:59 PM, Spark! A Creative FIGMENT DC Fundraiser at Zeba, 3423 14th St. NW. $20, info.
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM, Shaw Main Streetsannual gala at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St NW. with top chefs. $75, info.
Friday, April 19, 7:00-11:59 PM, MedStar Natl Rehabilitation Networks Las Vegas Night at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $100, benefiting the network.. Games, raffle, silent auction, and open bar, info.
Friday, April 19, 10:00 PM, Corcoran Ball at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $125/individual, $200/couple, info.
Friday, April 19, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM, Georgetown's10thAnnual French Marketreturns to the charming Book Hill neighborhood on upper Wisconsin Ave, between P St. and Reservoir Rd. 80% offsidewalk sales at Book Hill shops and boutiques. Free entry, info.
Friday, April 10, 9:30 PM, The Charlie Visconage Show returns to Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW. late-night talk show focused on connecting DC artists with new audiences. $15, info.
Saturday, April 20, 8:00 11:00 PM,Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Casino NightatThe University at Shady Grove,9636 Gudelsky Dr. Rockville. Casino games, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beer and wine. $100,info.
Saturday, April 20, 6:30 7:30 PM, Dance the Night Away at the PFNCA Annual Gala at the Wardman Park Marriott, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Cocktail reception and silent auction, dinner and dancing, register.
Saturday, April 20, 8:00 AM, Lorenzo Alexandercharity bike event -Ride to Provide withLorenzo, 'Skins playersand The Sports Junkies on the W&OD Trail. All proceeds benefit ACES Foundation. $50/adult, $25/youth, info.
Saturday, April 20, 6:00 PM, uplifting classical and spiritual music to benefit Life Pieces To Masterpieces, a youth development organization at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE. Exhibit, auction, concert and reception. $35/adults, $25/seniors, info.
Saturday, April 20, 9:00 PM. Washington Project for the Arts WPA Sleepout, the first poolside party of the season at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW. performance, music, movies. $25, info.
Sunday, April 21, 3:30 PM, Washington Animal Rescue Leagues United Drivesasks fans to bring pet supplies and food to the Nats game vs. Philadelphia at RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE. Adoptable animals on site, info.
Monday, April 22, 6:00 PM, Signature Theatre Gala, a special event honoring legendary director Harold (Hal) Prince at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. Black tie Includes dinner and performances. $75, info.