Summer 2022 Gala Guide

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, we are officially in summer gala season. Don your warm weather best, and head out to one of these events around town.

Saturday, June 4 

Volta Park Party at The George Town Club

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The George Town Club

1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW

The Friends of Volta Park is hosting its annual cocktail party (it’s back!), where guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers, bid on luxury goods and gift certificates for fine dining, hotel experiences, vacations and more.

More information here.

Monday, June 6

IN Series Ruby Anniversary Gala

6:30 p.m.

The Roof Terrace

101 Constitution Ave. NW

The event will honor mezzo-soprano opera singer Denyce Graves and proceeds benefit the 40th anniversary year programming and the Cardwell Dawson Artist Fellows.

More information here.

Tuesday, June 7

2022 Style & Grace Gala

6:30 to 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 that Marjorie Post left behind. Begin the evening touring the special exhibit “Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior.”

More information here.

Friday, June 10

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Centennial Gala

7 to 9 p.m.

Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Garden Gate Entrance

3101 R St. NW

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Centennial Gala is June 10, with a dress code of cocktail attire for the outdoor affair.

More information here.

Beyond the Runway: The Italian Cultural Society Gala Awards Dinner 2022

6 p.m.

The Embassy of Italy

3000 Whitehaven St. NW

The event will include honorary guest Domenico De Sole, chairman of Tom Ford International and a conversation with Sara Gay Forden, author of the book “House of Gucci.”

More information here.

Wednesday, June 15

Constellation Theatre Company: “Let’s Party!”

6 to 8 p.m.

Roof Terrace

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

901 G St. NW

Reunited with favorite artists and fellow patrons to celebrate 15 years of adventure. Performances, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres will be offered.

More information here.

Thursday, June 16

The National Building Museum Gala

6 to 11:30 p.m.

The National Building Museum, Great Hall

401 F St. NW

Enjoy cocktails, sustainably sourced food, an interactive virtual reality experience and more as The National Building Museum recognizes global built environment consulting firm Arup as its 35th recipient of the Honor Award.

More information here.

The Showstopping Hats of Mae Reeves: A Fashion Show at Hillwood

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW

For 50 years, the women of Philadelphia, including Grace Kelly and her family, visited Mae’s Millinery Shop for hats designed by Mae Reeves. Enjoy a chat with Mae’s daughter Donna Limerick and Hillwood curator Megan Martinelli about Mae’s intriguing story.

More information here.

Thursday, June 23

John Williams: The 90th Birthday Gala Concert

7 p.m.

The Kennedy Center

2700 F St. NW

The National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center are celebrating the iconic composer John Williams’ 90th birthday with a gala tribute cocktail reception followed by a concert.

More information here.


Mary Bird and Robert Devaney contributed to this post.


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