WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00-8:30 PM, Good Growth Salon: Cocktails & Convo at The Powerhouse, 3255 Grace St. NW. A part of DO GOOD WEEK, 7 days of social enterprise & smart growth.$20, info.
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM, In Conversation with Marc Adelman, author of Those We Love Most at Sixth and I Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12/person, $20/couple, $30/couple + book, info.
Wednesday, May 1,6:00 8:00 PM, Hearts Delight Wine Tasting and Auction. TONIGHT: United States of Wine Tasting Reception on the Rooftop at 101 Constitution Ave. NW. $200/person,info.
Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 PM,Janice Rothschild Blumberg kicks off Jewish American Heritage Month at Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE, discuss Prophet in a Time of Priests. Free, rsvp.
Wednesday, May1, former Washington Post reporter John Burgess discusses his novel A Woman of Angkor at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, info.
Thursday, May 2, 11:30 AM, The Trust for the National MallBenefit Luncheon on the National Mall, Madison Dr &13th St. reception & lunch. $500/person, info.
Thursday, May 2, 7:00-9:00 PM, Glow Sessions in the Urban Garden at The Heurich House Museum,1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $10, includes soft beverages - bring a well-stocked picnicinfo.
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 9:30 PM, Alexandria Community Trust Gala atUS Patent & Trademark Office, 600 Dulany St. Alexandria. Cocktails, silent auction, dinner with local cuisine. $175, info.
Thursday, May 2, 6:00 9:00 PM, Latin American Youth Center 45th Anniversary Gala atHyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. $300/person, silent/live auction, dinner, program, after-party, info.
Friday, May 3, (All Day), Washington State Societys 53rd Annual Potlatch at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Washington State delicacies feast, dancing, music, raffle. $49, info.
Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:30 PM, Door to the heART: Fundraiser for the American Heart Association at The Ritz Carlton DC, 1150 22nd St. NW. Cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres, open bar, art auction with 100% of proceeds benefiting. $150, info.
Friday, May 3, 8:00-11:59 PM, Back to the Future Fund at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. NoVas next generation of philanthropists fight homelessness.$60/members, $80/non, info.
Friday, May 3, 9:00 PM 1:00 AM, The Phillips Collection Annual Gala After Party: La Dolce Vita at The Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. $200, Italian savories and sweets, an espresso bar, classic martinis, and modern midnight bocce ball, info.
Friday, May 3,5:00 - 9:00 PM, First Friday Charity Hoursupports American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.Sponsored by Omicron Kappa Kappa Chapter of theOmega PsiPhi.Free appetizers, discount drink specials, on patio ofRed, Hot & Blue,Herndon,info.
Friday, May 3,7:00 PM, Hearts Delight WineTONIGHT: Vintners Dinner at Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW. Dinner prepared by Chef Michel Rostang, Paris. $1,000/person -info.
Saturday, May 4, 4:30 6:15 PM, Hearts Delight TODAY: Grand TastingatRitz-Carlton West End, 1150 22nd St NW $50-$500,info
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 10:00 PM, Rotary on the Vine at USA Today HQ, 7950 Jones Branch Dr. McLean. Joinwine enthusiasts for exclusive wine presentations and tastings. $75/person, info.
Saturday, May 4, 6:00-11:30 PM, Ball on the Mall on The National Mall, 700 Independence Ave. SW $175, dancing, reception, buffet and open bar. $350/VIP, info.
Saturday, May 4, 12:00-6:00 PM, Capital Club's 88th AnnualGold Cup at Great Meadow, The Plains, 5089 Old Tavern Rd, info.
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Passport DC 2013: Around the World Embassy Tour;40 embassies open their doors to experience food, art, dance, fashion, music, info.
Saturday, May 4, 4:00-8:00 PM, 27th Annual Bonnets & Bowties Kentucky Derby Bash at The Willard, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $75, includes two cocktails, buffet, raffles, live music, prizes, info.
Saturday, May 4, 4:00-7:30 PM, Junior Friends of The Campagna Center Bowties & Belles Derby Party at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Rd. Alexandria $100/patron; $80/general, info.
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM, Alors on Dance! Let's Dance!at La Maison Franaise, 4101 Reservoir Rd NW $30 buffet & 1 drink, info.
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 PM, Wonders Pink Party atEdmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut. Derby themed cocktail party, drinks, food, dancing benefits Wonders Child Care $30/advance, $40/doorinfo
Saturday, May 4, 8:00-11:00 PM, ART BASH featuring Critique the Critics at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. $75, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction, info.
Saturday, May 4, 6:00 10:00 PM, Salute to Service Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. The American Red Cross honors extraordinary service. $400+, info.
Saturday, May 4-5, 7:00 & 4:00 PM, CityDance and the DCCAH, with Rasta Thomas present the CityDance DREAM Celebration atLincoln Theatre1215 U St NW. $20/general, $150/VIP, info.
Sunday, May 5, 8:00 PM, 21st annual Spring Gala, Kennedy Center presentsMy Fair Ladyon Concert Hall stage, plus reception & dinner. Concert staging with 35-pieceoperahouse orchestrainfo.
Sunday, May 5, 6:00 PM, Jewish Social Service Agency Gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Help people with disabilities of all faiths through DC. Donations accepted, info.