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Saturday, May 11, local boy Austin Bisnow returns to DC from LA with his band Knocked Up Kids to play at the Sweetlife Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion. They perform just after noon (12:20 PM) at the all-day music & food extravaganza. Be there and support him!

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, (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.

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 4th from 3:00 7:00 PM, the Hope Marietta Foundation Kentucky Derby Watch Party at Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington to raise funds for children's 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, treats rsvp

Saturday, May 4, 6:00 - 11:30 PM, Ball on The Mall, 7th & Independence Ave. $175, dancing, buffet open bar. $350/VIP info

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 PM Passport 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 BASH at 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/door info

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 DCCA DREAM Celebration at Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW. $20, $150/VIP, info

Saturday, May 4, 3:00 8:00 PM, BYT Derby 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 Conservancy Open House R St. NW btwn Avon & 31st. Free, info.

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 6:00 PM, Bring your Bra to Brunch,for Bras 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 Leaders Cocktail Hour at Amway Townhouse, 419 New Jersey Ave, SE. $50, info.