FUNNY GIRL: SIGNATURE THEATER’S FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT
Fannie Brice, one of the most
celebrated on-screen entertainers
of all time, will be played by Helen Hayes
Award winner Jacquelyn Piro Donovan. A
VIP reception for producer and sponsor
level donors will follow the performance
at the Signature Theatre. 8 p.m.; SignatureTheater; cocktail attire; $75; $500 for producerlevel; Contact Katie Raffaelli at 571-527-1828.
WENDT CENTER FOR LOSS AND HEALING’S 32ND ANNUAL BENEFIT
Join NBC News chief White
House correspondent, emcee
and guest auctioneer David Gregory to
help those who suffer from grief and loss.
Keynote speakers Bob and Lee Woodruff
will discuss how their family recuperated
from his serious brain injury after a roadside
explosion in Iraq. 6 p.m.; Four Seasons Hotel;$30; business attire; Call 202-624-0010.
BENJAMIN BANNEKER LEGACY AWARDS
American renaissance man
Benjamin Banneker designed and
America’s first striking clock from
wood; his eponymous award lauds the next
generation of African American innovators
who pursue STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics) careers in
the tradition of this 18th century scholar,
craftsman, astronomer and engineer. Join
keynote speaker Bill Cosby for a night of
dinner, cocktails and jazz music. 6 p.m. dinner;7:30 p.m. ceremony; 9:30 p.m. jazz/cocktail/desserts; black-tie; J.W. Marriot; $250; Contact 202-265-8280.
MAZZA GALLERIE ANNIVERSARY
This month marks the 30th anniversary of legendary
shopping sanctuary Mazza Gallerie – come
celebrate having a Neiman Marcus
(no need to charter that private
jet to New York City to get a Choo
fix!) within driving distance of the best
Washington zip codes. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.;free; 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW; for information,call 202-966-6114.
It’s rare for pugilism and education
to go hand in glove, but for Fight
for Children aids urban youth
it does this night. The gala has
traditionally featured boxing’s
brightest stars, such as Sugar
and Evander Holyfield. 6:30 p.m.; WashingtonHilton and Towers; $1,000; black-tie; Contact Ellen Blankenstein at 202-725-5604.
KNOCK OUT ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN 14TH ANNUAL GALA
Event chair Debra L. Lee and cofounders
Cheryl Davis Masri and Jill Sorensen invite the
ladies to a sizzling evening out, South Beach-style,
to benefit victims of domestic abuse. Never fear,
the gentlemen from Fight Night join the
festivities later for dancing at eleven. 6:30p.m.; Ritz Carlton; $500; cocktail attire; Contact Ellen Blankenstein at 202-725-5604.
NMWA 10TH ANNUAL FALL BENEFIT
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of
the National Museum of Women
in the Arts. Proceeds support the museum’s
Shenson Chamber Music Concerts, an
international music series comprised of four
recitals that highlight women performers. 6 p.m.; $300; $550 preferred; black-tie; NationalMuseum of Women in the Arts; Contact Jillian Timm at 202-266-2815.
BOONE & SONS TRUNK SHOW
Boone & Sons Jewelers’ annual
holiday trunk show and sale