WHERE TO BE SCENE:
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 picnic info.
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 9:30 PM, Alexandria Community Trust Gala at US 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 at Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. $300/person, silent/live auction, dinner, program, after-party, info.
Friday, May 3, (All Day), Washington State Society's 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, 1150 22nd St. NW. Cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres, open bar, art auction. $150, info.
Friday, May 3, 8:00 - 11:59 PM, Back to the Future Fund at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Rosslyn. NoVa's 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 Hour supports American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Sponsored by Omicron Kappa Kappa Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi. Free appetizers, discount drink specials, on patio of Red, Hot & Blue, Herndon, info.
Friday, May 3,7:00 PM, Heart's Delight Wine TONIGHT: 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, Heart's Delight TODAY: Grand Tasting at Ritz-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. Join wine enthusiasts for exclusive wine presentations and tastings. $75/person, info.
Saturday, May 4thfrom 3:00 7:00 PM, theHope Marietta Foundation Kentucky Derby Watch PartyatArlington Rooftop Bar and Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington toraise funds for childrens heart defects. Drink and food specials, raffles, giveaways. $20 info
Saturday, May 4, 3:00 7:00 PM, Derby Party benefitting LLS at Bayou.$20 donation, souvenir cup, betting, raffle, drinks, treatsrsvp
Saturday, May 4, 6:00 - 11:30 PM, Ball on The Mall,7th & Independence Ave. $175, dancing, buffet open bar. $350/VIPinfo
Saturday, May 4, 12:00 - 6:00 PM, Capital Club's 88th Annual Gold Cup at Great Meadow, The Plains, 5089 Old Tavern Rd, info.
Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Running of the Chihuahuas Kastles Stadium, 11th & H St NW. chihuahua races, food trucks, dog contests, FREE! $20/dog to race benefits SW Dog Park, info.
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMPassport DC:40 embassies open their doors for 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, 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 at Edmund Burke School, 4101 Connecticut. Derby themed cocktail party, drinks, food, dancing benefits Wonders Child Care $30/advance, $40/door info
Saturday, May 4, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, ART BASHat Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. $75, open bar, food, music, info.
Saturday, May 4-5, 1:00 - 6:00 PM, Wine & Food Festival at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza. $39/advance or $48/doorinfo
Saturday, May 4, 3:00 5:00 PM, JTCC Free Tennis Festival at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, 5200 Paint Branch Pkwy. College Park. tennis tips, agility drills for kids 5-12, rsvp.
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 DCCADREAM Celebration at Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW. $20, $150/VIP, info
Saturday, May 4, 3:00 8:00 PM, BYTDerby Day Spectacular at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE $60/advance, $70/day, info
Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM, Dumbarton Oaks Park ConservancyOpen HouseR St. NW btwn Avon & 31st. Free, info.
Sunday, May 5, 3:00 6:00 PM, Bring your Bra to Brunch,forBras for a Cause at Napoleon Bistro,1847 Columbia Rd NW.info
Sunday, May 5, 8:00 PM, Kennedy Center Spring Gala,My Fair Lady on Concert Hall stage, reception & dinner.info.
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.
Monday, May 6, 9:00 Am 5:00 PM, The Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic benefiting LLS at Trump National Golf Course,info.
Monday, May 6, 6:30 8:30 PM, Future Civic LeadersCocktail Hour at Amway Townhouse, 419 New Jersey Ave, SE. $50, info.