Last Chance for June Galas

The gala season is about to wrap up, but there is still time to reserve your tickets — and don your best — for the following fundraising fêtes.


Fabergé Gala

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Fabergé Rediscovered” with a black-tie evening of cocktails, an exhibition preview and dinner on the Lunar Lawn, supporting Hillwood’s enrichment and education programs. Sophie Hawkins, Mark Lowham and Marilyn Wald are co-chairs. Contact Allison Kingery at 202-243-3974 or


A Night at the Gaming Tables

The Russian Chamber Art Society will hold its season finale, a gala performance and dinner benefiting RCAS, at the Embassy of France. Four singers and two pianists will perform highlights of Tchaikovsky’s opera “The Queen of Spades,” interspersed with English narration by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company member Rick Foucheux. Visit or call 703-354-7354.


Arboretum Dinner Under the Stars

Each year in June, when the gardens are in full bloom, a relaxing evening overlooking the Capitol Columns is hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum to benefit the arboretum’s gardens and programs. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.” A cocktail reception in the National Herb Garden precedes a feast in the meadow. Call 202-544-8733 or email


RAMMY Awards Gala

Presented by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, the RAMMY Awards gala celebrates the ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurant and food-service community. Dinner and dancing follow the reception and awards ceremony. Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Call 202-331-5990 or visit


In Series Spring Gala

At the In Series Spring Gala, the company will mark 30 years of opera, present its Fidelio Awards, pay tribute to retiring founding Artistic Director Carla Hübner and welcome new Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. The event includes a cocktail reception, a gala performance and dinner. Residence of the Ambassador of Colombia. Call 202-204-7763.


CDP Summer Solstice Party

Chamber Dance Project’s Summer Solstice Party will celebrate the world premiere of “Chant,” choreographed by Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning with company dancer Andile Ndlovu to music performed by singers led by National Cathedral Music Director Michael McCarthy. After the Lansburgh Theatre performance, guests will follow the band to Kimpton Hotel Monaco for desserts, wine and dancing to the rhythms of Mosche Brass. Call 202-547-1122 or visit


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