2022 Spring Gala Guide  


Thursday March 10 

N St. Village Gala 

5:30-9 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW  

Attend the gala and auction to hear stories of hope and triumph from N St. Village honorees.  


Wednesday March 16 

The Ireland Funds’ 30th National Gala 

6:30 p.m., The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW  

Celebrating the ties, heritage and friendship between Ireland and the U.S.  


Friday March 18 

Washington Opera Society Presents Gounod’s Faust 

La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW  

Open bar, dinner and concert.  


Thursday March 24    

34th Annual Lombardi Gala  

6 p.m. Cocktail reception, 7-9 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. after hours party, the Anthem at the Wharf.   

The Lombardi Gala looks a bit different this year — a new venue, no black tie needed and a shorter program with limited seating to keep social distancing. Still with cocktails, dinner and fun afterparty.   

Photo courtesy Lombardigala.georgetown.edu.


[Re-Scheduled; Stay Tuned] – March 30 

The Modern Salon Series 

5:30-11:30 p.m., The Residence of the Ambassador of France, 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW  

The first Salon of the Series is centered around “The Tales of Jean-Louis,” to be filmed as a scene in the documentary film “All the Best Jean-Louis.” Featured chefs and friends of Jean-Louis will share stories about bringing French cuisine to America and fostering its growth.  


Thursday March 31 

Dream On-That ‘70s Gala: Celebrating 70 Years of Adventure Theatre 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave.  

The event marks 70 years of Adventure Theatre and the first in-person event in two years.  



Saturday April 2 

2022 Children’s Ball 

6 p.m.-midnight, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW  

The black-tie cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment and dancing will also include a special performance by singer Sheryl Crow.  

Photo courtesy Childrensball.com.


Friday April 8 

2022 Spring Gala 

6:30-10 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW  

Celebrate with the National Museum of Women in the Arts with their annual spring gala, this year at the National Building Museum.  


Saturday April 9 

A Mammoth Renaissance 

6 p.m., MLK Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW  

This year’s Woolly Mammoth Gala is named “A Mammoth Renaissance,” signifying the “rebirth” of live theater and celebrating Woolly Mammoth’s work towards a “radically inclusive industry defined by unrelenting artistic interrogation.” Honoring Luis A. Miranda, Jr.  


Saturday April 9 

37th Annual Catholic Charities Gala 

6:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW  

The 37th annual affair brings Catholic Charities supporters together for a night of celebration and dancing. A virtual experience will also be provided.  


Saturday April 16 

Titanic 110th Anniversary Gala & Tribute 

6:30 p.m., Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. SW  

Celebrating the future of Titanic Memorial Park and the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.  


Wednesday April 20   

The Georgetown House Tour 2022 Patrons’ Party  

6-8 p.m., the Langhorne Residence,1680 31st St. NW  

The Patrons’ Party is held at one of Georgetown’s preeminent homes. The proceeds from the party benefit the St. John’s ministries to homeless adults and children, unemployed, senior citizens and young children in area schools.    


Wednesday April 20

The Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Party 

6-9 p.m., The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW  

Check out what’s at this year’s craft show a little early.  


Saturday April 23

2022 Greater Washington Heart Ball

Including a silent auction, live auction and more.


Sunday April 24 

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor 

This year, the 23rd prize will be awarded to comedian Jon Stewart.  


Tuesday April 26 

Alliance Francaise de Washington Club de Jazz Soireé 

6 :30 p.m., French Ambassador’s Residence, 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW  

The gala is back this year bigger and better than ever.  


Friday April 29 

The Phillips Collection Centennial Gala 

The Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW  

Join the Phillips Collection in celebrating 100 years.  


Saturday April 30 

Children’s Inn at NIH’s “An Evening for Hope” 

7-10:30 p.m., Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard  

The evening will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet dinner, live auction and an afterparty.  


Saturday April 30 

Imagination Stage Annual Gala 

The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW  

Imagination Stage’s Annual Gala is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year and all funds raised support the professional theatre and arts education programs.  



Wednesday May 4  

Congress Has Heart Reception—United States of Wine 

6-8 p.m., Rooftop 101 Constitution Ave. NW  

The reception showcases some of the best in American wine.  A BYO-style Collectors Dinner will follow.  


Friday May 6 

American Heart Association—Vintners Dinner & Auction 

7-10:30 p.m., Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G Streets NW  

The evening will include a dinner, live auction and of course much sought-after wine.  


8th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Brain Ball Gala 

6:30 p.m., Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C., 1150 22nd St. NW  

Dinner, dessert and live entertainment to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  


Wednesday May 11 

March of Dimes Gourmet Gala 

6 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW  

Over 50 members of Congress will compete as celebrity chefs.  


Saturday May 14 

The Washington National Opera Gala 

5 p.m., Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW  

Experience the opening night of “Carmen,” directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.  


Tuesday May 17 

The John & Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation Inaugural Gala Celebration 

Hamilton Hotel, 1001 14th St. NW  

With support from family members, friends and advisers, the Atlanta-based Foundation was designed by Lewis before he died in 2020 to be carried on by his wife and in support of his passion for civic engagement.  


Wednesday May 18 

Gala Hispanic Theatre Noche de Estrellas 2022 

6:30-9:30 p.m., The Organization of American States, 200 17th St. NW  

Includes cocktails, a seated dinner, inspiring performances and unique auction items.  


Friday May 20    

The Washington Ballet Gala  

Cocktails & dinner, The District Pier  

The Washington Ballet Gala’s 2022 evening is inspired by Saint-Tropez, with cocktails and dinner on the District Pier and performances at the Anthem by The Washington Ballet.   


Saturday May 21 

Washington Performing Arts Gala 

National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW  

The evening features live performances, cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing.  


Tuesday May 24 

Latino Student Fund Gala 

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW  

Hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Oswaldo de Rivero of Peru.  



Wednesday June 1 

12th Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show 

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW  

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.  


Tuesday June 7 

2022 Style & Grace Gala 

6:30-10:30 p.m., Lunar Lawn, Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW  

The black-tie gala supports Hillwood’s mission to share the cultural treasure Marjorie Post left behind.  


Gala Celebration in Honor of the Exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior 

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW  


Thursday June 23 

John Williams: The 90th Birthday Gala Concert 

7 p.m., Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW  

The National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center are celebrating iconic composer John Williams’ 99th birthday with a gala tribute cocktail reception followed by a concert.  


     –Mary Bird contributed to this report. 



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