3 Star Ball: Party with a Purpose --The 3 Star Ball engages young professionals looking to support the cause for voting representation and full equality for the District, while partying with DC’s hippest guests and celebs. The event, hosted on the rooftop at the National Association of Realtors from this Thursday (May 22) from 6:30-9pm, will boast live music, DC-themed hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. The party will honor Democracy All-Star: Nancy Bagley, from Washington Life Magazine and aRaising the Bar honor awarded to DC Brau Brewing Co. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. For more details, visit http://www.dcvote.org/events/3-star-ball-party-purpose.
DC's newest and largest concert venue Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC. www.echostage.com) will host Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Afrojack on Friday, May 23. Tickets to see the Dutch superstar will start at $30 and go on sale tomorrow at noon. Afrojack fanatics and District high-rollers can opt for the royal treatment with Echostage's VIP-table service bookings. To reserve a table, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.503.2331.
Spring Music Concert at Doukenie, May 24, Jam to the beats of funk reggae, blues and Soul with The Greenbeets, a Washington, DC band with a groove so savory that it will inevitably change the catalog of songs you choose to sing in the shower. A warm-up band will begin the night in the Gazebo starting at 6 pm. This casual family event encourages visitors to bring chairs and blankets while relaxing near the beautiful pond. Listen to music under the stars and purchase food by local vendors. Glasses and bottles of wine will be sold during the event. Rain or shine event. Heritage Club Members get one complimentary ticket. Children/designated driver: $10/person. General Public $25/person (includes wine glass).
Policy in conjunction with Atlas Brew Works, is gearing up for its 4th Annual Crab Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 25 from 12pm -5pm. Policy will trade in their black cloth napkins and silverware for rolls of paper towels and wooden mallets. Transforming the newly renovated dining room, graffiti tagged lounge and three outdoor patios into a pop up crab house for the day. For $45 per person, you can indulge in all you can eat crabs and tradition sides like Hushpuppies, Corn on the Cob, Cole Slaw, Hot Dogs and Policy Wings.
Explore the Naija way of life at the first annual “All Things Nigerian” Festival & Expo being held on Monday, May 26 at the Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD. From 10am-6pm, guests can experience “all things Nigerian,” at this shopping and lifestyle event. Hosted by Chief Obi of the African Comedians, this expo will showcase Nigerian culture, fashion, cuisine, music, art and literature. This is the first shopping & lifestyle event of its kind in the U.S., featuring purely made in Nigeria products, so it’s an event surely not to be missed! For more information, visit www.allthingsnaija.com
Musical Saga 'Fantaladda' from Swedish Region of Värmland: Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm). 'Fanteladda' is a timeless musical saga about a poor girl whose only possession was a great love of dancing. The idea of using Fanteladda as a red thread through the concert touches a little on the writings of Selma Lagerlöf which grew out of the many stories she heard in her childhood. The concert contains the traditional folk music of Värmland with which Selma grew up and to which she often returned in her writings. Free admission, registration required. Reservations will be available shortly.