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OPERA BALLLooking for a night of serious swank? The Opera Ball — held under the patronage of the President and First Lady — will provide it. After dinner at 25 embassies, Peruvian Amb. Felipe Ortiz de Zavallos will welcome guests to his residence for dancing and desserts. 7:30 p.m. dinner; ball 10 p.m.; The Peruvian Embassy; $500 per ticket with opportunities for sponsorship; black tie; email info@dc-opera. org for more information.

05CHEF’S BEST DINNER AND AUCTION Over 60 renowned chefs invite Washington’s elite to a black-tie buffet, live and silent auctions, and musical entertainment to support Food and Friends, D.C.’s premier HIV/AIDS fundraiser. 5 p.m. VIP reception; 6 – 10 p.m. dinner; Hilton Washington D.C.; $225 per individual with opportunities for sponsorship; business attire; contact Josh Lomon at 202-269 - 6826 for more information.

09ANNUAL BARK BALL It’s no insult to call your date a “real dog” if you go to the Bark Ball – in fact, it’s kind of the point. Dinner, a silent auction, great music and food to benefit the Washington Humane Society. 7 p.m.; Renaissance Hotel; $250 per ticket with opportunities for sponsorship available; black tie; email Stacey Kranitz at

skranitz@washhumane.org for more information.

12INTERNATIONAL EYE FOUNDATION EYEBALL The International Eye Foundation fights to keep those “windows to the soul” open; “Eye Ball,” hosted at the Swedish embassy, offers a smorgasbord – that’s a Swedish-style buffet – with silent and live auctions, music and dancing. 6:30 p.m.; Embassy of Sweden; cocktail (black tie optional); $200 per individual or $350 per couple; contact Calvin Baerveldt at 240-290 – 0263 ext. 18 or email info@iefusa.org for more information.

13AWESOMELY BADBALL: KENNEDY CENTER Last year’s Awesomely Bad Ball – an extravaganza of excess, with guests garbing themselves in everything from beachwear to bling. 7 p.m.; Kennedy Center Terrace Restaurant; $150 per ticket; contact Brent Lowder at 202-256 - 3571 for more information.

142007 FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS“World’s Best Dad” is a relative term. D.C. has its very own Father’s Day Council to bestow this title on local father-figures and

community leaders at its 7th annual awards dinner, which benefits the American Diabetes Association. 6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner; The Ritz Carlton Washington D.C.; $200 per ticket; email mjackson@diabetes.org or call 202-331 -8303 ext. 4523 for more information.


ten-week fundraising competition will culminate with the celebration of everyone’s efforts at this black-tie benefit featuring drinks, entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. 6-11:30p.m.; Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium; black tie; $300 per individual ticket; email katie.goode@lls.org for more information.


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