29 Anthropologie launches its first ever stand-alone accessories and shoes boutique featuring one-of-a-kind pieces from antique engagement and wedding rings to reworked vintage styles. 5402 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-652-1056
29 Neiman Marcus hosts a trunk show for the spring 2011 collection from Jason Wu—one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s go-to designers—featuring Annie Hall inspired trousers, waterfall ruffled skirts, sexy diaphanous tops and voluminous tiered cocktail confections.
5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., 202-966-9700 neimanmarcus.com
30 Washington’s largest hospice care organization, Capital Hospice, will host the “2010 Passion for Caring, Innovation and Progress Gala” to raise funds and awareness for end-of-life issues that hospice care patients face. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction will fete the organization. Auction items include vacation trips, designer jewelry and a private dinner prepared by former White House Chef Walter Scheib. Tickets are $250 per person.
The Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, 703-538-2037; capitalhospice.org/gala
5 Time to stock up on winter handbags? Check out “In the Bag,” a silent auction of new and gently used handbags that benefits the American Red Cross’ National Capital Region. Brenda Blisk, CEO and founder of Blisk Financial Group, will host “In the Bag” at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA. With donations from Blisk Financial Group clients, ambassadors’ wives and notable professional women in the city, there is sure to be a bevy of great designer bags and purses. Tickets start at $150. For more information and ticket purchases visit american.redcross.org/inthebag.
The Tower Club, 800 Towers Crescent Drive, 703-761-4250; clubcorp.com
6 Four local families directly affected by Melanoma will be hosting DC’s 2nd Annual Wings of Hope Gala in hopes of raising funds and awareness for Melanoma research. The evening will feature an exquisite balance of great music, top caliber food, fantastic auction items and experiences, with all proceeds donated to fund melanoma research.
11 Don’t forget your boxing gloves for this one…. The 16th annual Knock Out Abuse Against Women Gala benefits the organization and promises a guest list peppered with high-powered women from the DC area.
17 The Lab School of Washington, the first school created for students with ADHD and other learning disabilities, holds its 26th annual gala with guests including Hilary Rosen and Elizabeth Birch and emcee Candy Crowley of CNN, dinner and dancing. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, 202-272-2448;
17 Wish Upon A Wedding, the first nonprofit providing weddings to couples with terminal illnesses, will hold the inaugural Blissful Wishes Ball at Baltimore’s historic Tremont Grand to raise funds and awareness for the organization with an online silent auction.
17 Spend the evening at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Icon 10 Dinner & Talent Showcase, a night of fun held at the Four Seasons Hotel. The fête includes a silent auction, dinner and performances by local kids and teens.
19 Get all your holiday shopping done before December at the famed Washington Craft Show. Shop the show today through Sunday to find one-of-a-kind metalwork, jewelry, ceramics and more.
24 Take a trip to Philadelphia to see “Art of the American Soldier” at the National Constitution Center. Featuring more than 250 works seldom seen by the public, the exhibition showcases expressive art created by American troops from World War I to the present.
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