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Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major D.C. players at one of our upcoming events!

Thursday, Oct. 5 – Saturday, Oct. 7, Smithsonian Craft2Wear at The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Enjoy a curated show and sale of limited-edition wearable art from more than 60 acclaimed designers from all over the country.  $13+, info.
Friday, Oct. 6, join over 700 Washington-area business and community leaders at Noche Tropical Gala at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Enjoy an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, casino games, auctions and more to benefit Mary’s Center. $325, info.

Thursday, Oct. 5

6:30 PM – Midnight, SUPERFIERCE Opening Party! Come celebrate the monthlong exhibit and activation empowering female artists at Blind Whino Arts Club, 700 Delaware Ave. SW. $75/general, $150/VIP, info.  

Friday, Oct. 6 

4:15 PM, All Things Go Fall Classic at Union Market. Galantis, Young Thug and Foster the People top the 20-artist bill, but don’t miss the undercard acts, including Fletcher and Washington’s own Innanet James. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. $69-$250, info.

9:00 PM, Rich Medina at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. The collaborative concert will feature jazz pianist Jason Moran and hip-hop emcee Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest in the Kennedy Center's atrium. Free, info.

7:00 – 9:30 PM, Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia for the Islamic New Year at The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Enjoy a meal from the Embassy's private chef, a Saudi fashion show and a meet-and-greet with the Ambassador. $55, info.

8:00 PM, VelocityDC Dance Festival at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. From ballet to West African, tap to Indian classical, this celebration of multicultural movement offers 10-minute performances by 19 local groups and dancers. $18-$30, info

Saturday, Oct. 7

8:15 – 11:00 PM, annual October Hayride and Bonfire at Butlers Orchard, 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Marlyand. Explore the orchard grounds by sunset, hayrides and a roaring bonfire with s'mores and treats! $40, info

Sunday, Oct. 8, REZFEST returns benefiting the David Reznick Foundation at Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. Enjoy dinner/spirits, entertainment, silent auction and music by Benjie Porecki & Friends. $150+, info.
Friday, Oct. 13, join the American Heart Association and PULSE committee for the eighth annual Paint the Town Red Gala at Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St. NW. Enjoy cocktails, light bites, music, dancing and a spectacular silent auction benefiting the American Heart Association. $85, info

Saturday, Oct. 7 continued...

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Taste of DC Festival on the grounds at RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE Lot 8. Enjoy some of the best dishes in and around the nation's capital to one mouthwatering foodie mecca, including over 65 restaurants, D.C.’s largest beer garden and an artisan market. $8-$50, info

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Rise Up Against Addiction 5K, beginning at Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Help raise awareness and show support. Free, donations accepted, info

Sunday, Oct. 8

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, New Kitchens On The Block at Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE. Featuring a one-time-only opportunity to sample dishes from 11 of D.C.’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest chefs, before they open. $65/general, or $105/VIP, info.  

Monday, Oct. 9

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Final Day: United States Sailboat Show at the Annapolis City Dock, 1 Dock St., Annapolis, Maryland. Enjoy miles of docks and acres of land exhibits, tour brokerage boats, learn to sail, plan a charter, sample cocktails and enter to win trips. $18, info.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

7:00 – 9:00 PM, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW. Prolific author Coates discusses his third book, a powerful collection of essays that grapple with the Obama era. Free, info.

5:30 – 8:00 PM, Gensler Pitch Competition, 2020 K St. NW. Featuring several booths showcasing individual tech startups, and a chance to learn about the latest ideas in tech and network with leaders in the industry. Lite bites, cocktails and music. Free, info

Wednesday, Oct. 11

6:00 – 10:00 PM, A Wider Circle’s Community Ball at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Join in an inspiring evening in the movement to end poverty. $250, info.

Thursday, Oct. 12

7:00 – 9:00 PM, Haunted Houses Guided Tour of DC: From the White House to Your House beginning outside the Farragut West Metro Station (top of escalator), 900 18th St. NW. The restless ghosts of presidents, a first lady, assassins and military officers roam the hallways of old homes, a church and even the White House; go find them! $20, info.