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Washington Ballet's Jeté Society Dance Party
What to Expect: A wild evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and lots of dancing with hip young professionals who are members of the Washington Ballet's Jeté Society. Date: January 19, 2007 Contact: (202) 3623606 ext. 125 or events@washingtonballet.org


Catholic Charities Foundation Gala
What to Expect: Catholic Charities is a private network of social service organizations working to support families, reduce poverty and build communities. The gala includes dinner, reception, and dancing. Date: February 3, 2007 Location: The Washington Hilton Contact: Sarah Arnett at (202) 7724392

Washington Opera Midwinter Gala
What to Expect: This year's event themed "Stockholm: City of Northern Lights" is hosted by the Washington National Opera Women's Committee. A fashionable crowd attends this evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Date: February 3, 2007 Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Honorary Chairs: Swedish Ambassador Gunnar Lund and his wife Mrs. Lotsberg. Contact: Angela Olson at (202) 2952486

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Gala
What to Expect: The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater celebrates opening night with a special performance followed by dinner and dancing. Date: February 6, 2007 Location: The Kennedy Center Contact: (202) 6368745 St.

Jude Children's Hospital Gourmet Gala
What to Expect: This delicious evening includes dinner hosted by 40 of Metro D.C.'s top chefs serving samplesized portions of their signature dishes. Date: February 20, 2007 Location: National Building Museum Event Chairs: Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus North America, and Thomas Wertz, Vice President of UBS Contact: (800) 3663083

Leukemia Ball
What to Expect: This dazzling, annual, blacktie gala brings together the entertainment, business, political and philanthropic community to promote the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The event celebrates the Leukemia Ball's 20th anniversary and includes dinner, dancing, and top tier entertainment. Date: February 24, 2007 Location: Washington Convention Center Event Chairs: Steven C. Movius, Senior Vice President & CFO, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems & Fernando Murias, Managing Partner Washington Area, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Contact: Kristy Kent at (703) 9601100 ext.230 or www.leukemiaball.org

Best Friends Foundation Rock ‘n' Roll Gala
What to Expect: The Best Friends Foundation will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary a funfi lled event. Date: February 10, 2007 Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Contact: Roberta Freer (202) 4789686

MARCH NARSAD Mental Health Research Association Mission Impossible Gala
What to Expect: The Annual Mission Impossible weekend features a night of dinner, dancing, a silent auction of NARSAD Artworks, and the presentation of the Paul Wellstone Leadership Award for exemplary efforts on behalf of people suffering from mental illness. Chair: Wendy Adeler Date: February/March 2007 Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Contact: Jon Zeidman at (800) 8298289 or jzeidman@narsad.org or www.narsaddc.org

The Corcoran Ball
What to Expect: A goodlooking crowd dressed in designer gowns and tuxedos attends the ball hosted by the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art to benefi t scholarship programs for the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Date: March 2, 2007 Location: The Corcoran Gallery of Art Contact: Marjory Zimmerman at (202) 6391782

Shakespeare Theatre's Will Award Gala
What to Expect: The blacktie gala includes dinner and an award presentation to an "individual who combines the richness of the classics with an excitement for the moment." Recent recipients have included Jeremy Irons, Dame Judi Dench, and Anthony Hopkins. The Date: March 4, 2007 Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Contact: Joanne Coutts at (202) 547 3230 ext. 2330

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Spring Gala
What to Expect: More than 1,000 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, sports, media and social communities gather for a night of dinner and dancing. The event benefi ts the CRPF/George Washington University Mammovan and the 21st Century Young Scientist Fund. Date: March 9, 2007 Location: National Building Museum Contact: Linda Chastain at (703) 5192103 or Linda.Chastain@ preventcancer.org

American Heart Association Heart Gala
What to Expect: The Heart Gala supports the AHA's missionrelated activities in the Washington area. Over 600 guests attend this lively and entertaining blacktie evening featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Date: March 10, 2007 Location: The RitzCarlton, Tyson's Corner Contact: (703) 9418500

Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards
What to Expect: The event, "Women Changing Our World," includes an awards presentation followed by a cocktail reception. At this annual event attended by government, media, and diplomatic leaders, Vital Voices honors courageous women who are advancing economic, political, and social progress in their countries. Date: March 14, 2007 Location: The Kennedy Center Contact: Melissa Peterson at (202) 8612625 ext. 3010 or melissapeterson@vitalvoices.org

Cathedral Choral Society Annual Gala
What to Expect: This event includes gourmet dining, dancing, and a silent auction. The Cathedral Choral Society will give its annual Angel of the Arts Award to Leonard Slatkin, music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. Date: March 17, 2007 Location: The RitzCarlton Washington CoChairs: Janet Hall, Jim Campbell, and Virginia Mars Contact: Margot Young at (202) 5375524 or myoung@cathedral.org

Larry KingCardiac Foundation Gala
What to Expect: Larry King and his wife, Shawn SouthwickKing, host the blacktie event, which raises funds for individuals who could not otherwise pay for cardiac treatment. Guests enjoy headline entertainment, an auction, dinner, and an awards ceremony. Date: March 24, 2007 Location: The Ritz Carlton Washington Event Chairs: Daniel Snyder Contact: Linda Roth (703) 4172700 25th

Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala
What to Expect: Celebrity chefs, including members of Congress and other Washington notables, partake in a competitive cookoff during a cocktail reception. A gourmet dinner and prizes for Best Chefs complete the evening. Date: March 27, 2007 Location: National Building Museum Event Chairs: Franki Roberts, wife of Sen. Pat Roberts, and Betty Ann Tanner, wife of Rep. John Tanner Contact: Shannon Gilbert at (703) 8240111 ext.11

National Alzheimer's Gala
What to Expect: Many of the country's most infl uential and respected political, business and social leaders come together for this Gala to lead in the fi ght against Alzheimer's. Date: March 27, 2007 Location: Grand Hyatt Event Chairs: George and Trish Vradenburg Contact: Cindy Schelhorn at (703) 359 4440 or cindy.schelhorn@alz.org




Bachelors and Spinsters Ball
What to Expect: The Bachelors and Spinsters Ball is an invitationonly event for 400 of Washington's most eligible singles. The blacktie event has been a tradition since the 1930s. Date: April 7, 2007 Contact: Chris Larsin at Larsin@aol.com

NFL Players Gridiron Gala/ JB Awards
What to Expect: The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Players Inc. have partnered with TV personality James Brown to recognize NFL players for their individual contributions to their communities with the JB Awards. Proceeds from the banquet go to Special Olympics D.C. Date: April 12, 2007 Contact: www.nfl players.com

Helen Hayes Awards and Gala
What to Expect: The 23rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theater throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The event includes dinner, an awards ceremony, and a cast party. Date: April 16, 2007 Location: Awards at Warner Theater, reception at J.W. Marriott Contact: Maggie Cook at (202) 3374572 or www.helenhayes.org

National Museum of Women in the Arts' Spring Gala
What to Expect: The event celebrates the achievements of women in the visual and performing arts while raising funds to sustain museum programs. Guests enjoy cocktails, dinner, and a performance. Date: April 20, 2007 Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., N.W. Contact: Michelle Cragle at (202) 7837373

White House Correspondents Association Dinner
What to Expect: Approximately 3,000 guests gather for an evening of jokes, speeches, awards and food with the President, First Lady, celebrities, politicians, and WHCA members. Date: April 21, 2007 Location: Washington Hilton Contact: (202) 4524836

Folger Shakespeare Library Spring Gala
What to Expect: This year, guests will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Folger Shakespeare Library on Shakespeare's birthday. The event includes a cocktail reception, blacktie dinner, an exhibition viewing, and a performance. Date: April 23, 2007 Location: Folger Shakespeare Library Cochairs: Maxine Isaacs and James A. Johnson Contact: (202) 6750377 or www.folger.edu/gala

Washington Ballet Spring Gala
What to Expect: At the Washington Ballet's premiere event of the season, prominent Washingtonians let loose on the dance fl oor after dinner and a live dance performance. Date: April 27, 2007 Contact: (202) 3623606 ext. 125

Kennedy Center Spring Gala
What to Expect: The event, which includes a reception, dinner, and special performance, raises funds to support the Center programming and education and outreach initiatives. Date: April 29, 2007 Location: Kennedy Center Contact: www.kennedycenter.org

Arena Stage Gala
What to Expect: The 15th Annual Arena Stage Benefi t for Community Engagement brings together politicians and local Washington celebrities in a lighthearted bipartisan spoof. The performance in Kreeger Theater follows dinner and an awards presentation. Date: April 30, 2007 Location: Arena Stage Contact: (202) 5549066 ext. 715

Saving and Improving Lives Gala
What to Expect: This blacktie event, hosted by N Street Village, includes a reception and dinner with entertainment and is attended by business, community, and political leaders. N Street Village empowers homeless and lowincome women to reclaim their lives from the struggles of poverty by offering a variety of services and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Date: To be determined Location: To be determined Event Chair: Barbara Johnson Contact: PascaleEmmanuelle Nouama at (202) 9392071




The Phillips Collection Gala
What to Expect: An elegant dinner followed by dancing and dessert benefi ts the Phillips Collection. Date: May 4, 2007 Location: The Phillips Collection Contact: Allison Signorelli at (202) 3872151 ext. 315 or asignorelli@ phillipscollection.org

What to expect: Legendary jazz greats such as Tony Bennett entertain at a blacktie dinner, which raises funds for the Children's National Medical Center. Date: May 4 and 5 Location: The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Contact: (301) 5658500.

Mosaic Foundation Gala
What to Expect: This gala event, hosted by the wives of the Arab ambassadors to the U.S., highlights a major beneficiary each year. Guests include top government and corporate officials and members of diplomatic community. The Date: May 9, 2007 Location: National Building Museum Contact: Nancy Yacoub at 7032884500

CARE Anniversary Celebration ball
What to Expect: The celebration includes dinners hosted at ambassadors' residences and a diplomatic reception. Date: May 2007 Contact: asimmons@care. org or (202) 5952819

JUNE 2007

Wolf Trap Gala
What to Expect: The night of celebrity entertainment is the foundation's largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefi t Wolf Trap's education programs. Date: TBD Location: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Contact: Special Events at (703) 2554030

Encompassing the Globe Gala
What to Expect: The 2007 Gala will celebrate and preview Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries which opens to the public on June 23. Date: June 20, 2007 Location: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Contact: Alison Cassels (202) 6330417 or Alison.cassels@asia.si.edu

Freer and Sackler Galleries' Gala
What to Expect: The annual gala attracts patrons from New York and an international crowd. Date: TBD Location: Reception in the Sackler Gallery, dinner in the Freer Gallery Contact: (202) 6330417


Anthony Shriver with best buddies
Patrick Bateman and Erin Dougherty


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