WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, April 25, 6:30 9:30 PM, Illuminate, a Light It Up Blue cocktail hosted by Autism Speaks at House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Includes hors doeuvres, drinks and music. $50, info.
Thursday, April 25-28, 10:30 AM 8:30 PM, Smithsonian Craft Show at The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 121 distinguished craft artists, showing one-of-a-kind and limited edition work from furniture and basketry to wood and wearable art. $13, info.
Thursday, April 25, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, Dining Out for Life at participating DC bars & restaurants. Stand up against HIV/AIDS, cancer and life-challenging illnesses by pledging to dine out, info.
Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM, BLK SHP + MTP launch supporting the Millennial Trains Project at VeraCruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave. $20, info
Thursday, April 25, 12:20 PM, Victims Rights Run Walk at George Mason, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax. $20/donation for GMU Victims of Violence Fund & Rape Aggression Defense Program, info.
Friday, April 26from 6:00 11:00 PM, theArthritis Foundation Corks & Forks Galaat theGrand Lodge of MD, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville. Cocktail hour, food and wine pairings, live music, silent and live auctions. $225,info.
Friday, April 26, 8:00 11:59 PM, Gregs List & What Do I Wear The Great Gatsby Movie Party at SunTrust Penthouse, 1445 NY Ave. $40, open bar, light hors doeuvres, DJ, dancing, after party at George, rsvp.
Friday, April 26-27, 6:30 PM, Exclusiva Fashion Show Spring at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, 3100 South St.NW Meet designers & models. benefit Operation Smile. $40/general. VIP available, info.
Friday, April 26, 6:30 PM, Benefit House Concert for Kidsave at Casa Phoenix, 1307 Corcoran St NW. Help children find adoptive families live music all night. $35, info.
Saturday, April 27, 6:30 PM, Gala Opening of Opera Camerata 2013 Season: Mozarts The Magic Flute at the Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia, 1520 20th St NW. Cocktail reception, performance and dinner buffet. $150, info.
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, 2013 Georgetown House Tour beginning at St. John's, 3240 O St. NW. with 8 Georgetown homes & gardens. $45, includes parish tea in Blake Hall 2-5pm, info.
Saturday, April 27, 1:00 8:00 PM, Events DC The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, 575 Oklahoma Ave. NE (entrance to RFK Stadium). $10, info.
Saturday, April 27 7:00 PM, Spring Gala, at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln. Leesburg, benefit its preservation and education programs. Black tie; auction, dinner and dancing. $225, info.
Saturday, April 27, 12:00-9:00 PM, Pink and Drink,the nations biggest breast cancer awareness bar crawl at various DC venues. Includes music, drinks and prizes. $15, info.
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 10:30 AM, Run Me Home 5K/10K at Catoctin Elementary School, 311 Catoctin Cir SW, Leesburg. Perfect for families, includes prizes & snacks. benefits Loudoun Co Foster Care and Adoption, and Mobile Hope. $25-$30, register.
Sunday, April 28, 7:00 AM, Nikes Womens Half Marathon at Near Freedom Plaza, 10th& Pennsylvania Ave. A running tour of our nations capital around memorials, museums, and the Potomac. Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $160/person, info.
Sunday, April 28, 11:00 AM 3:30 PM, The Ladysmiths,a group of local jewelry artists, host a show of hand-crafted jewelry at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda. refreshments, complimentary valet parking. Free, info.
Sunday, April 28, 3:00-6:00 PM, Raise a Glass to Clean Water: A Benefit for Potomac Riverkeeper at SNR Denton Penthouse, 1301 K St. NW. Includes tastings from local breweries and wineries, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live auction, music, prizes and more! $150, info.
Sunday, April 28, 12:00 PM, join The Mo Co Humane Society for Paws in the Park Dog & Walk Fest at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave. Gaithersburg. Family and pet-friendly mile-long walk with games, demos, food, music. $20/individual, $35/family, info.