Awesome Networking Events and Parties around Washington, D.C through the weekend

Today from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, visit the Party on the Plaza at Rosslyn Plaza, 1611 North Kent Street, Arlington VA. Enjoy music, dancing and drinks in front of the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. Dance instruction begins at 5:30, dance from 6-8. Free! No rsvp necessary!

Today from 7:00 -10:00 PM, join the CDAAA in honoring Rep. Tom Perriello at the 2010 Rising Stars Democratic Fundraiser at K & L Gates, 1601 K Street NW. Event supports college democrats around the country for the 2010 elections. Tickets: $35, RSVP.

Today from 8:45 – 10:30 PM, visit Rockville Town Center’s Outdoor Film Series for a special screening of Julie and Julia, 199 E Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD. The free events continue through the summer – for more information, visit their site.

Today from 5:30 – 11:00 pm, join Wolf Trap’s Club 66 as John Butler Trio, Australia’s most successful independent artist ventures stateside and joins up with the alt-rock outfit, State Radio, for an evening of socially conscious roots-reggae anthems. Ticket package includes buffet dinner, complimentary beer and wines, and in-house seating. Tickets: $50 Club 66 members | $60 Non-Members | Register Now, $30 Dinner-only. For more information, visit their site.

Today from 6:30- 8:30 PM, join the Smithsonian Young Benefactors in celebrating its 21st year as Washington’s premier museum-based membership organization for young professionals at its Annual YB Birthday Bash at the Embassy of Finland , 3301 Massachusetts Ave NW, to benefit the YB Culture4Kids Fund and The Smithsonian Associates. Enjoy a cocktail reception, light hors d’oeuvres, and birthday cupcakes provided by Georgetown Cupcake, along with a private viewing of the exhibition “Eero Saarinen & Washington: A Reputation for Innovation.” Tickets: YB Members $40; Non Members $45, call 202-633-3030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-633-3030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              202-633-3030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-633-3030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit their site.

Thursday, June 17 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, join City Arts at its 2nd Annual Bar Night and Silent Auction at Madam’s Organ Restaurant and Bar, 2461 18th Street NW, to support City Arts efforts to enliven DC’s neighborhoods through public art. The Duke Ellington mural on U St. NW is their most well known project. Madam’s Organ Restaurant and Bar will generously donate to City Arts 20% of all food purchases and $1 dollar for every drink.  Tickets: free.

Thursday, June 17 from 5:30- 7:30 PM, visit the ARTiculate Happy Hour, presented by VSA Washington to benefit nonprofit HandReach at the ARTiculate Gallery, 1100 16th Street NW. HandReach is an organization made up of professionals and volunteers dedicated to childhood education. Event is free, no rsvp necessary.

Thursday, June 17, from  6:30-11:00pm, Join the Young Consultants of  DC for its Inaugural Fundraiser at One Lounge at 1606 20th St NW. All proceeds will benefit Facilitating Leadership in Youth and StreetWise Partners.

Thursday, June 17 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, join the Women’s Information Network  for the 21st Annual Women Opening Doors for Women Event at AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW. WIN is a networking organization for young professional women who are pro-Choice democrats. Price ranges from $25 (networking reception only) – $70 (membership combo including reception, dinner &1-year membership. Registeration.

Thursday, June 17 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Join AAREP DC andnetwork with fellow industry professionals on.Enjoy the amazing views of the nation’s capital at theannualrooftopreception located atop Venable LLP’s beautifulterraceat 575 7th StNW. RSVP at visit their site.

Thursday, June 17 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, enjoy everything from history, science, and pop culture poolside at Trivia Under the Stars hosted by the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 101 Street SW. Tickets: $15/advance – $18/door (including dinner and two drink tickets). To rsvp or for more information, visit here.

Friday, June 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join Meetup DC’s 20s & 30s Going Out Group Charity Happy Hour at Eye Bar, 1716 I Street NW. Event benefits the Greater DC Cares, a nonprofit organization that comprehensively mobilizes volunteers to impact community volunteers to make a significant impact. Suggested donation of $5 or $10, rsvp

Friday, June 18 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, visit Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival: VIP Pig Pickin’ and Tasting Class at the Gaylord National Hotel, 201 Waterfront Street , National Harbor MD. Tickets: $65, includes admission. Tasting glass, beer/bourbon, and dinner. Info.

Friday, June 18 from 9 PM to 1 AM, join The Warford Foundation for its first charity cabaret at the Knights of Columbus (Fort Washington), 1633 Tucker Road. Benefitting the families of fallen soldiers and single mothers proceeds will go directly toward the Project Impact Scholars Fund . DJ Heat, who is also the disc jockey for the Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC 95.5 FM. There will be several giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, special guest appearances and a performance by R & B Singer Alison Carney. Guests are asked to bring their own food and beverages. Tickets: $20 and can be purchased here.

Saturday, June 19 from 8:00PM to close, join Cause for a Dance Party for an 80s themed night of rockin’ music and fun to benefit Polaris Project ( at The Darlington House, 1610 20th Street, NW. Want to flashback to the 80s and support a leading organization fighting human trafficking here in the U.S.? Now’s your chance! Get your legwarmers out, practice your moonwalk and re-learn how to french roll your jeans. A $5 minimum donation collected at the door, and 100% of donations will go to the charity. Tickets here

Saturday, June 19 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, visit Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street NW. Satrurdays this summer the gallery hosts tours, workshops, demonstration and performances. Randolph Williams recreates highlights from the collections with chalk on the corner of 17th Street and New York Avenue. Event is free, no rsvp necessary. For more information, visit here.

Saturday, June 19 from 4:00 pm – 12:00 PM,  visit the annual Fête de la Musique a French tradition on the summer solstice to play music and dance to the sound of musicians at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Tickets: $8 For more information, visit here.

Saturday, June 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, visit the Opening Reception of Gaia: Urban Romantic, new works and on-site installations at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th Street NW. Event is free, no rsvp necessary!

Saturday, June 19 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, join the Grammy nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company and Wolf Trap’s Club 66 for a performance of Zaide, Mozart’s unfinished masterpiece. You, the audience, will determine how the story ends–tragically or tenderly. Tickets: $30/Club 66 members;  $60/non-members. After the performance, join the cast of the Wolf Trap Opera Company for a delectable reception featuring assorted desserts by CoCo Sala and wine provided by E. & J. Gallo Winery. Register Now

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