Gala Guide: October

**OCTOBER 20**
**Blue Hope Bash**
The sixth annual Blue Hope Bash, presented by Colon Cancer Alliance and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, will feature live entertainment, a silent auction and dinner with inspirational stories from colon cancer survivors. Fairmont Hotel. Email

**October 22**
**Citizens Association of Georgetown Gala**
The 2016 Georgetown Gala — Georgetown Rocks — will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel. This year’s event will celebrate Georgetown icons, with music by the Rockets. Visit

**OCTOBER 23**
**Mark Twain Prize for American Humor**
An outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather at the Kennedy Center to salute Bill Murray, recipient of the 19th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The gala performance will feature comedy greats and be taped for broadcast nationwide. Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Call 202-416-8335 or email

**OCTOBER 27**
**Smithsonian Food History Gala**
The Smithsonian Food History Gala is dedicated to celebrating the people and places that make America’s food history extraordinary. Food professionals, practitioners and enthusiasts will gather for a special night to benefit Smithsonian food history programs. The highlight of the evening will be the second annual presentation of the Julia Child Award to Rick Bayless by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. National Museum of American History. Visit

**OCTOBER 29**
**30th Anniversary Lombardi Gala **
The black-tie dinner dance features a cocktail reception with a renowned silent auction and an awards presentation that recognizes remarkable individuals for their contribution to the fight against cancer. All proceeds go directly to Georgetown Lombardi to support cancer research, treatment and education. Established in 1970, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the D.C. region. Washington Hilton. Email Sharon Courtin at or visit

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