THE CHILDREN’S BALL
What to Expect: Join the Children’s National Medical Center at their signature gala, featuring cocktails, dinner, an extraordinary live auction, and lively dancing.
Date: April 2010
Location: The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Event Chairman: NEED
Contact: Danielle Beyda, 301-565-8522, email@example.com
THE HELEN HAYES AWARDS
What to Expect: Forget the Tonys – Washington has its own unique theater awards, which always bring a packed house and numberous outrageous moments. Over 2,000 of the city’s top actors, directors, producers, and performers come together under one roof to support local theatre productions.
Date: Monday, April 5; 8 p.m., ceremony, 10:30, reception
Location: Performance, Warner Theatre; reception, J.W. Marriott
Price: Starting at $250
Contact: Allison Dreskin, 202-337-4572, firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER DARK AT THEARC
What to Expect: The gala evening will feature cocktails, tour of the facility, a short program of surprise entertainment, and a dinner.
Date: Saturday, April 10; 6 p.m.
Attire: After-dark chic
Event Chairmen: Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez
Price: $250; tables available for $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000
Contact: Kay Kendall, 202-332-1888
THE CORCORAN BALL
What to Expect: The Corcoran’s annual fête is certainly “in” this season, as fashion guru and “Project Runway” star Tim Gunn serves as Honorary Patron. Over a thousand guests will enjoy a festive and elegant evening benefiting the Corcoran’s award-winning outreach, educational, and scholarship programs.
Date: Friday, April 16
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Event Chairmen: Molly Rolandi
Price: $500; junior, $350; patron, $650
Contact: Janice Marks, 202-639-1748, email@example.com
BACHELORS AND SPINSTERS BALL
What to Expect: Dress to impress at this annual invitation-only party bringing together a few hundred of Washington’s most eligible singles for a wild night. Have doubts? The ball has been on the city’s social calendar since the 1930s.
Date: Saturday, April 17
Location: The City Tavern Club
Event Chairmen: Chris Larsin and Christopher van Roijen
Price: By invitation only
Contact: Chris Larsin, 202-339-0300, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLGER SHAKESPEARE GALA
What to Expect: A celebration of that most ubiquitous Shakespeare play, Hamlet, inspired by Folger Theatre’s spring production. The Gala entertainment performed on the Folger’s Elizabethan stage will feature Hamlet-themed music, theater, and readings. A seated dinner served in the Library’s breathtaking Reading Room follows. Gala proceeds support the Library’s educational and cultural programming for the community.
Date: Tuesday, April 20
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Event Chairmen: Carol and Eugene Ludwig
Price: $500; patron, $2,500
Contact: Essence Newhoff, 202-675-0377, email@example.com
Dare to Dream Gala
What to Expect: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Dare to Dream Gala is an evening full of passion, commitment, and hope. In addition to networking with top entrepreneurs and business leaders, guests have the opportunity to interact with NFTE’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase.
Date: Wednesday, April 28; 6 p.m.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park
Event Chairmen: TBD
Contact: Julie Kantor, Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
SEE FOREVER FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
What to Expect: Cooking Up a Future XII is See Forever Foundation’s annual fundraising event to support the students of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, consisting of two successful alternative high schools and a flourishing alternative middle school campus in Washington.
Date: Friday, April 30; 5 p.m.
Location: The Lincoln Theatre
Event Chairmen: Michael Faulkner, Ingrid Padgett, and Anne Schoolcraft
Price: $100 to $300
Contact: Ingrid Padgett, email@example.com; Anne Schoolcraft, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WASHINGTON BALLET SPRING GALA
What to Expect: Always a classy and exciting evening, The Washington Ballet’s annual Spring Gala brings together Washington performing arts patrons for an elegant night of dinner and dancing.
Date: Friday, April 30
Location: The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Event Chairmen: Ann Walker Marchant
Contact: Sara Lange, 202-362-3606, ext. 123, email@example.com