WHERE TO BE SCENE
Friday, March 10
5:00 – 10:00 PM, DC Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge, 1813 M St. NW. Enjoy a blend of flavored hookah, food, drinks and a global mix of music genres and networking. Free, info
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Albuquerque artist Jami Porter Lara’s exhibition Border Crossing at National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW. Inspired by a visit to the US/Mexico border, where she encountered ancient pottery shards as well as plastic bottles left by migrants. Continues Until May 14. $10; nmwa.org.
6:30 PM, Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala at The National Building Museum, 401 F St NW. Join over 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities to raise money for the foundation’s mission. Donation/sponsorships, info.
Saturday, March 11
7:00 PM, 30th Anniversary Leukemia Ball at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Join in one of DC’s largest non-political, black-tie events. Dinner and entertainment, featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan and musician Andy Grammer. Donations, info.
2:00 – 10:00 PM, Shamrock Fest at RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 E Capitol St. SE. Join thousands for the largest St. Paddy’s Day festival! Huge lineup with bands from The Dropkick Murphys to Coolio! $30, info.
7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Rock 'N’ Roll DC Marathon beginning on the National Mall, between Constitution & Independence Ave. SW. Runners take to Capitol Hill, race past the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and historic landmarks as live bands jam on course. Benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. $75 - $189, info.
2:00 PM, Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale 945 G St. NW. Theatrical family-friendly performance. $15 – $32, info.
2:00 & 8:00 PM, Intelligence playing at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. Story about the Valerie Plume affair – thriller with espionage, leaks, and deception in the build-up to war. Part of 25 original productions focused on American stories of politics and power. Continues through April 2. $40 – $90; info.
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, 7th Street & Independence Avenue SW. One of the most important and celebrated visual artists of modern times; in DC for the first time. Ticket prices vary – next show: March 11, tickets on-sale today, info.
Sunday, March 12
1:00 – 4:00 PM, Regeneron Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects at the National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW. Join the top 40 young scientists in the nation (high school seniors competing for $1.8M in awards) as they share their original research projects. Free, info.
12:00 – 2:30 PM, Siana Creations Trunk Show at the Georgetown BID/Heart of Georgetown, Reservoir Road to P Street along Wisconsin Avenue NW. Join Sephardic Heritage by supporting the oldest refugee protection and resettlement organization in the world, HIAS. $5, info.
3:00 – 5:00 PM, Brave a Shave Fundraiser at Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Enjoy this annual fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s childhood cancer research center. Donate, volunteer or sign up to be a shavee, info
1:00 & 6:00 PM, Intelligence playing at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW. Story about the Valerie Plame affair – thriller with espionage, leaks, and deception in the build-up to war. Part of 25 original productions focused on American stories of politics and power. Continues through April 2. $40–$90; info.