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Life of the Party: Party Hoppin’

Life of the Party: Party Hoppin’

Relive all the glittery highlights of Washington's 'nerd prom.'

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 2

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 2

White House Correspondents Association’s big night and winding down.

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 1

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 1

A preview of parties celebrating White House Correspondents’ big weekend.

Life of the Party: Fashion With Purpose

Life of the Party: Fashion With Purpose

Stars and the stylish mingle at Becky’s Fund's Annual “Walk This Way” Fashion Show.

Life of the Party: DC Vote

Life of the Party: DC Vote

SPONSORED POST: Champions of Democracy Awards Gala celebrates statehood advocates.

Life of the Party: Virginia Gold Cup a Good Bet

Life of the Party: Virginia Gold Cup a Good Bet

Colorful duds, pari-mutuel betting star at 88th running.


Life of the Party: Party Hoppin’

Life of the Party: Party Hoppin’

04 June 2014

Relive all the glittery highlights of Washington's 'nerd prom.'

Posted in Events

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 2

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 2

01 May 2014

White House Correspondents Association’s big night and winding down.

Posted in Access Pollywood

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 1

WL Insider: Prom Time, Part 1

30 April 2014

A preview of parties celebrating White House Correspondents’ big weekend.

Posted in Access Pollywood

Life of the Party: Fashion With Purpose

Life of the Party: Fashion With Purpose

15 November 2013

Stars and the stylish mingle at Becky’s Fund's Annual “Walk This Way” Fashion Show.

Posted in Events

Life of the Party: DC Vote

Life of the Party: DC Vote

30 September 2013

SPONSORED POST: Champions of Democracy Awards Gala celebrates statehood advocates.

Posted in Events

Life of the Party: Virginia Gold Cup a Good Bet

Life of the Party: Virginia Gold Cup a Good Bet

31 May 2013

Colorful duds, pari-mutuel betting star at 88th running.

Posted in Events

Paint the Town: The Art of Collecting

Paint the Town: The Art of Collecting

02 May 2013

Transformer offers up-close look at Washingtonians' art collections.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Access Pollywood: AFI Discovery Silverdocs

Access Pollywood: AFI Discovery Silverdocs

15 June 2012

Join Washington's cinemaphiles for a sneak peek into the 10th annual docu-fest.

Posted in Events

Horse Country: Gold Cup’s Record Day

Horse Country: Gold Cup’s Record Day

08 June 2012

Get in the mood for the Triple Crown with our very own hunt country races.

Posted in Events

Life of The Party: Innocents at Risk

Life of The Party: Innocents at Risk

05 January 2012

Washington Life sponsored Innocents at Risk at The Mayflower salsas into the night with the flair of Ole Havana.

Posted in Events

WL Hosted: Jazzy Georgetown Christmas Party

WL Hosted: Jazzy Georgetown Christmas Party

15 December 2011

Join Washington Life Magazine this week for a Christmas event filled with charity, cocktails, cars and celebrities.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Miami comes to DC

WL Sponsored: Miami comes to DC

27 June 2011

"Miami to DC" benefit brings out a varied crowd, from UFC Fighters to Ambassadors.

Posted in Events

FYIDC: Be a Master of Food & Wine

FYIDC: Be a Master of Food & Wine

03 June 2011

Park Hyatt Washington’s Masters of Food & Wine USA Culinary Weekend is foodie heaven.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: The Brave Grace of Sasha Bruce

WL Sponsored: The Brave Grace of Sasha Bruce

25 May 2011

An elegant reception and dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador held for the longtime supporters of Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

Posted in Around Town

WL Sponsored: The 86th Virginia Gold Cup

WL Sponsored: The 86th Virginia Gold Cup

12 May 2011

The 86th Virginia Gold Cup returned to The Plains for an afternoon of horse races with big tents, big hats and even bigger attendance.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

10 May 2011

Susan Lehrman and the Embassy of China hosted the Washington National Opera’s signature annual benefit and also honored Placido Domingo for his long service.

Posted in Balls and Galas

Buddha-Bar DC’s First Anniversary Celebration with Washington Life

09 May 2011

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Location: Buddha-Bar DC, 455 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Buddha-Bar DC will co-host a private party with Washington Life on Thursday, May 12th from 5:30 – 7:30pm that will feature a premium open bar, passed specialty hors d’oeuvres, and professional Henna tattoo artists The Asian-fusion restaurant will remain open to the general public […]

Posted in Calendar

Social Diary: Corcoran Ball Gets Lucky

Social Diary: Corcoran Ball Gets Lucky

25 April 2011

Creative florist Jack Lucky chats with WL on the inspiration and logistics of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the College of Art + Design's 56th annual ball.

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WL Sponsored: Pretty in Pink

WL Sponsored: Pretty in Pink

25 March 2011

Stripped, patterned, rosebud or fuchsia, guests brought out their prettiest pinks for the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Pink Tie Party.

Posted in Events

Washington Social Diary: February’s Top Events

Washington Social Diary: February’s Top Events

04 February 2011

Visit washingtonlife.com’s online calendar for information about local benefits and galas. You can post your event online, where it will be considered for our print edition and annual Balls and Galas Directory.

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WL Sponsored: The Kidney Ball

WL Sponsored: The Kidney Ball

04 January 2011

The National Kidney Foundation raised over $1 million at 30th annual gala with a special performance by Natalie Cole.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Sweet Dreams for Starlight

WL Sponsored: Sweet Dreams for Starlight

01 December 2010

Guests dined on milk and cookies at this "Bedtime Bash" gala to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Wings of Hope’s Healing Hands

WL Sponsored: Wings of Hope’s Healing Hands

01 December 2010

Friends gather to remember a friend and support Melanoma research at the Wings of Hope Gala.

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WL Sponsored: Fight for Children

WL Sponsored: Fight for Children

01 December 2010

This year's Fight Night delivers a "knockout" punch for the Fight for Children.

Posted in Events

Performing Arts: Arena Stage Throws Open its Doors

Performing Arts: Arena Stage Throws Open its Doors

30 November 2010

Washington's acclaimed and beloved Arena Stage has thrown open its doors for the business of theatre at its new Mead Center for American Theater on the Southwest DC Waterfront.

Posted in Access Pollywood Comments (1)

Access Pollywood: Elton Hits an Ace for Charity

Access Pollywood: Elton Hits an Ace for Charity

22 November 2010

Elton John and Billie Jean King bring WTT Smash Hits to Washington, raising $500,000 for AIDS-related charities.

Posted in Access Pollywood Comments (1)

WL Sponsored: Sir Elton Lands in D.C. for Doubles

WL Sponsored: Sir Elton Lands in D.C. for Doubles

15 November 2010

Washington Life proudly sponsors the sold-out WTT Smash Hits, founded by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King to fight HIV/AIDS.

Posted in Access Pollywood

WL Sponsored: Angels In Adoption Gala

WL Sponsored: Angels In Adoption Gala

20 October 2010

Angel's In Adoption reaches for the stars at this year's annual gala.

Posted in Events

Access Pollywood: Cool Climate Art Competition

Access Pollywood: Cool Climate Art Competition

15 October 2010

The CoolClimate Art Contest challenged artists to confront climate change.

Posted in Access Pollywood

Society 2.0: Speaking “Open Gov” at FedTalks

Society 2.0: Speaking “Open Gov” at FedTalks

15 October 2010

FedVIPs, IT Leaders and Media Giants unite at FedTalks 2010.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Washington Kastles Opening Night

WL Sponsored: Washington Kastles Opening Night

09 July 2010

Opening night for the Washington Kastles was a grand slam for local tennis fans as Washington big wigs invaded Kastles stadium Wednesday night.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Less Plastic? Fantastic.

WL Sponsored: Less Plastic? Fantastic.

09 July 2010

Amidst sophisticated furnishings at Muleh, guests helped the recently formed Plastic Pollution Coalition raise money in a campaign to refuse disposable plastics.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Presidential Scholars in the Arts

WL Sponsored: Presidential Scholars in the Arts

28 June 2010

Washingtonians celebrate this year's Presidential Scholars in the Arts with a VIP cocktail reception and public performance at the Kennedy Center.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Smithsonian Young Benefactors Birthday Bash

WL Sponsored: Smithsonian Young Benefactors Birthday Bash

21 June 2010

Washington locals were entertained with savory bites and an exclusive exhibition at a cocktail reception hosted in the Embassy of Finland to honor the organization's 21st anniversary.

Posted in Events

Washington Humane Society Bark Ball

04 June 2010

What to Expect: The Washington Humane Society’s 23rd annual black-tie gala for the four-on-the-floor crowd is the only black-tie gala for Washington’s movers and shakers to bring their canine companions as their dates. Sponsors can mingles in the VIP reception, followed by a extensive silent and live auctions, dinner, program, and dancing. Location:  Hilton Washington, […]

Posted in Balls and Galas

WL Sponsored: Enter AFI-Discovery Silverdocs

WL Sponsored: Enter AFI-Discovery Silverdocs

28 May 2010

A seven day film festival showing a diverse range of documentaries directed by filmmakers from all over the world.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Point Foundation Gets to the Point of Scholarships

WL Sponsored: Point Foundation Gets to the Point of Scholarships

28 May 2010

A group of the area’s most influential LGBT power players gather to raise money for scholars.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Opera Ball’s Dazzling Journey thru Russia

WL Sponsored: Opera Ball’s Dazzling Journey thru Russia

26 May 2010

The 2010 Opera Ball may have been the most dramatically staged gala ever thrown in Washington.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting

WL Sponsored: Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting

26 May 2010

There is only one event where expert winemakers and phenomenal cooks come together for a three-day event: Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Dinner.

Posted in Events

YGL: Second Annual Ball on the Mall

YGL: Second Annual Ball on the Mall

25 May 2010

L'Enfant Society hosts more than 800 of Washington's young philanthropists as they dance the night away

Posted in Events

Get Out & Give Back: Sport for Social Change Awards Gala

Get Out & Give Back: Sport for Social Change Awards Gala

24 May 2010

The second annual Sport for Social Change Awards Gala honors top-area philanthropists and raises awareness for Street Soccer USA, a non-profit that uses soccer to help homeless persons build the life skills needed to get off the streets.

Posted in Events Comments (1)

Performing Arts: Swingin’ Community Engagement

Performing Arts: Swingin’ Community Engagement

19 May 2010

Famed choreographer Maurice Hines and the cast of Swingin' with Sophisticated Ladies wow at the 18th annual Arena Stage Community Engagement benefit.

Posted in Events

YGL: Jeté Society Dance Party

YGL: Jeté Society Dance Party

30 April 2010

The Jeté Society's Dance Party at the House of Sweden on Georgetown's waterfront was a frenzy of fun, music, dancing, and of course Washington's loyal supporters of The Washington Ballet.

Posted in Events

WL SPONSORED: 55th Annual Corcoran Ball

WL SPONSORED: 55th Annual Corcoran Ball

21 April 2010

The 55th Annual Corcoran Ball at the Corcoran Gallery of Art inspires with power players, art, and a fresh spring motif.

Posted in Events

WL Events: Opera Ball Moves to Russian Embassy

WL Events: Opera Ball Moves to Russian Embassy

22 March 2010

For the first time since 1958, the venerable Washington National Opera Ball will be held at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Washington Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ Tea

WL Sponsored: Washington Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ Tea

09 February 2010

Guests and their children enjoy tea and sweets at The Washington Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ Tea

Posted in Events

WL Insider: Big Ideas, Big Action

WL Insider: Big Ideas, Big Action

09 February 2010

What do you get when the Metro area's top creative minds come together for a day of idea creation, brainstorming, and Play Doh? Big ideas, big action, and some childlike inspiration.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Choral Arts Society Holiday Gala

WL Sponsored: Choral Arts Society Holiday Gala

07 February 2010

The Choral Arts Society’s Gallic-themed gala was a perfect way to begin a “Joyeux Noël.”

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: The Lombardi Gala

WL Sponsored: The Lombardi Gala

05 February 2010

With glamorous auction items, a luxury car raffle, dinner, and dancing, the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center Gala at the Hilton Washington is always over the top.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Capital City Ball

WL Sponsored: Capital City Ball

04 February 2010

Benefiting anti-human trafficking organizations Innocents at Risk, Polaris Project, and The Emancipation Network.

Posted in Events

WL Sponsored: Starlight Reaches the Stars

WL Sponsored: Starlight Reaches the Stars

30 November 2009

Starlight MidAtlantic's tenth annual Taste of the Stars Gala serves up a feast of goodwill.

Posted in Charity Spotlight

Blondie Rocks the Kidney Ball

Blondie Rocks the Kidney Ball

23 November 2009

Pop rock icon Blondie helps to raise $1.15 million for the National Kidney Foundation.

Posted in Charity Spotlight Comments (4)

Heavyweight Philanthropy at Fight Night

Heavyweight Philanthropy at Fight Night

06 November 2009

Fight Night celebrates its 20th anniversary with plenty of boxing legends, donations, Marines, cigars, eye-candy, and the inspirational Joe E. Robert, Jr.

Posted in Access Pollywood

Saying Thanks

Saying Thanks

04 November 2009

The ThanksUSA gala show us just how much we should treasure our troops.

Posted in Events

Hollywood on the Potomac: Mamma Mia! That’s Italian

Hollywood on the Potomac: Mamma Mia! That’s Italian

03 November 2009

The National Italian American Foundation celebrate in style with their lavish annual gala

Posted in Events

Woody Harrelson Makes An IMPACT

Woody Harrelson Makes An IMPACT

30 October 2009

The 2nd annual IMPACT Film Festival lives up to its name with a hard hitting round table and Woody Harrelson's "The Messenger."

Posted in Access Pollywood

WL Insider: One Night Art Stand

WL Insider: One Night Art Stand

28 October 2009

Hickok Cole is known for its architecture, but its annual Art Night is helping build the local arts community.

Posted in Events Comments (3)

WL Insider: Sea and be Seen

WL Insider: Sea and be Seen

28 October 2009

A ‘Nautical Affair’ at the Corcoran had a crew of up and coming Washington socialites – did the event (and fashion) sink or swim?

Posted in Events

Presidential Scholars in the Arts Reception

Presidential Scholars in the Arts Reception

20 October 2009

Celebrating this year’s awardees at the Kennedy Center.

Posted in Events

The Ambassadors Ball

The Ambassadors Ball

15 October 2009

at The Hilton Washington

Posted in Events

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