Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Aug 15th, 2010


Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 – 10:30 PM, join Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region for A Night with the Nats at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE. $25 includes tailgating and a reserved outfield ticket at the Nationals vs. FL Marlins game. Free parking, beer, and wine, raffles, and music! Info: mmacrina@livingclassroomsdc.org.

Thursday, August 12, 9:30 PM – Washington Improv Theater offers nothing short of comedic battle to the death. An Improv Cage Match pitting two teams against each other. Brother against brother.* Your vote sends one team to the next round. Source Theater, 1835 14th St , NW. Tix

*Not all actors are related.

Thursday, August 12 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, visit Saving Seeds: Food, Film and Conversation on Urban Farming at the Letelier Theatre, 3251 Prospect St. Upper Courtyard DC . The Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI) will present the documentary short, Corner Plot, the story of one man’s dedication to his land, produce, and the farm life he’s always known, inside the DC beltway.  The screenings will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Tickets $25,.

Thursday, August 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join Capital City Ball 2010 to help fight human trafficking at FairFund’s Happy Hour Escape at Mie N Yu, 3125 M Street NW. Food and drink specials. Suggested $15 donation at the door.

Thursday, August 12 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, visit Instructions’ Apparel Fall Fashion Preview Happy Hour benefitting the Institute for Responsible Citizenship at Ping Pong Dim Sum, 900 7th Street NW .  The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high achieving African American male students for successful careers through enriching DC internships. Please RSVP by Aug. 10, theartofdressingwellevents@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, visit Rock at the Row Summer as the summer is winding down, it will soon come to an end. Featuring Back to Zero, giveaway, merchant specials etc. at the Pentagon Row Shopping Center , 1101 S. Joyce St. Arlington , VA..

Thursday, August 12 starting at 10 AM, tickets for the District Sample Sale benefiting the George Washington University Mammovan will be available for purchase online. The District Sample Sale event will take place Thursday, September 16 at 3336 M Street, NW ( Georgetown ). Shopping, cocktails, food, and much more. Tickets: General admission: $40, VIP: $100, Benefactress: $250 at.

Friday, August 13 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM, visit the Mid-Atlantic Band Battle III at Jammin’ Java Music Club and Café, 227 Maple Avenue E , Vienna , VA. Council Bluffs go on stage at 9:30 PM. $10/advance tickets.

Friday, August 13 from 7:30 – 11:00 PM, visit the 2010 Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival as it continues. Keeping with the “I Love the 90’s” theme, “Romeo & Juliet” will be screened at dusk. Free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Arrive early for 90’s themed games and prizes.

Friday, August 13 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM, visit the 8th Annual Metro DC Dances at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW . An evening of dance under the stars with hip-hop, jazz and modern dance performances! FREE to the public!.

Friday, August 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, visit the Taste of Gaylord, a four food and beverage tastings, and a complimentary recipe card showcasing the featured menu items at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street , National Harbor , MD. $20.

Saturday, August 14 from 8:00 PM – midnight, join Kelly Ann Collins, the founder of Glittarazzi.com, as she celebrates her birthday at The Park, 920 14th Street, NW , in the 4th floor VIP area. The event is sponsored by Absolut Vodka. A complimentary open bar and passed hors d’oeurves will be available from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring DJs — Manifesto, Philipz and Hostility.

Saturday, August 14 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, join the Ballston Partnership for its monthly Ballston Arts & Crafts Market, Arlington’s only 100% handmade Market. Held in Welburn Square, located at North Stuart and North 9th Streets across from the Ballston Metro (on the Orange Line), to help support the community’s local artists and musicians.

Saturday, August 14 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, visit the Corcoran Gallery of Art this and every Saturday until Labor Day for free music and tours of the gallery! Tours are available at 12 PM and 3 PM, 500 17th Street NW..

Saturday, August 14 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, stop by a Date Auction benefiting Arts for Autism at The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St. NW. $10/person, all proceeds benefit the organization.

Sunday, August 15 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, stop by BYT Camp Pool Party at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street SW. Enjoy music, dancing, swimming, and of course cocktails! Entrance is $15/person which includes a free burger! www.capitolskyline.com

Sunday, August 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Step Out, Jump In,  a summertime pool party while you still can at the Liason Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Featuring free hors d’oeuvres, networking, personal trainers, and RedStrider Highlights. $10, rsvp: 202.331.8303 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202.331.8303 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              202.331.8303 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202.331.8303 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting x.4537 or cstephens@diabetes.org

Sunday, August 15 (all day) join Fashion for Paws at One80Salon, 1275 K St, NW – Suite 101 . Schedule an appointment on 8/15 for any of the many spa/salon services – 100% of proceeds will be donated back to F4P benefiting the Washington Humane Society.  Silent auction, cocktails, and appetizers available all day. WHS mobile adoption center will be on site with animals for adoption.

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