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Superfierce—an organization aimed at creating a foundation of support, connectivity and resources to empower female artists, is hosting a gala on October 5 to raise further awareness of the organization’s mission while also raising money for EBeauty, an organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through their wig exchange program. (Image: Amanda Andrade-Rhoadea/DC Refined)

Out and About: Free donuts, spinning for a cause and 7 other events to know

Monday, October 2

Donuts with the Brutalist Donut: Brutalism is brutiful! World Architecture Day is Oct. 2, and for the second year in a row, the Hirshhorn is celebrating their shape. Love it or hate it, Brutalist architecture is even more of a hot topic than last year (painting the Metro, anyone?). Grab a donut, and take a fun spin around the Museum with top experts from Curbed, Architect Magazine and more. Known best for the art displayed within its walls, the Hirshhorn will devote the day to spotlighting its sculptural Gordon Bunshaft-designed building, which opened to the public in 1974. The Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW,10 a.m.-7 p.m., free

Tuesday, October 3

FLY for a cause: Flywheel Sports is partnering with Hungry Harvest to Pedal Against Hunger. Hungry Harvest will match every mile ridden and every barre class taken with a one-pound produce donation to support Produce in a SNAP locations opening in Ward 7 & 8 this Fall. Join Top Chef's Marjorie Meeks-Bradley and other Chefs of the District as they Pedal Against Hunger. Flywheel Sports locations in Dupont and CityCenter, classes all day, classes are $28

Wednesday, October 4

The Washington Ballet Season Opener: The Washington Ballet opens its 2017-2018 Kennedy Center season with Russian Masters, an evening of works that clearly reveal where classical ballet began and how these choreographers have shaped and influenced our art form over the last 175 years. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 8 p.m., tickets start at $25

Pep Rally at Nats Park: Fans of all ages are invited to Nationals Park to enjoy the fright and delight of the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Haunted Pep Rally, a free, Halloween-themed experience as the team prepares for their fourth Postseason run in six years! From the Zombie Zone to Trick-or-Treating with the Racing Presidents, taking photos with special guest, food truck nibbles and a deejay blasting tunes, there will be something for everyone who is ready to express their Natitude all October long! Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, 6:30 p.m., free

Pommery Champagne Social: BRABO Tasting Room is toasting the end of summer with its annual Pommery Champagne Social. Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier will provide a beautiful spread of hearty appetizers from black arancini with lobster cream to garlic frites as guests enjoy glasses of Pommery's Champagne offerings, including Cuvée Louise. The evening will be spent al fresco on BRABO Tasting Room’s patio. The wine pours will be paired with passed hors d’oeuvres designed to complement the array of bubbles. Cheers! Brabo Tasting Room, 1600 King Street Alexandria, VA, 6:30 p.m., $85

Dinner Unplugged: Exhausted from your over-committed schedule and increasingly fast-paced, go-go-go lifestyle? Detox from the nonstop technology mid-week with this recurring Wednesday night dinner - sans smartphones. Enjoy a laid-back and alternative experience, power off your phone, and unplug with good old-fashioned conversation over a delicious meal. BYOB and get some IRL face time with new people over games, conversation starters, and more. After dinner, help prepare sandwiches to donate to those in need. Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW, 6 p.m., $14

Thursday, October 5

Superfierce Opening: Superfiercean organization aimed at creating a foundation of support, connectivity and resources to empower female artists, is hosting a gala to raise further awareness of the organization’s mission while also raising money for EBeauty, an organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through their wig exchange program. The event will feature a VIP Collectors Artist Reception in which guests will hear from an expert panel on the importance of equal representation of female artists throughout the industry and how forming a reliable network will accelerate female artists’ careers allowing them to give back and pay it forward. In addition, a general admission exhibition of more than 30 female artists’ interactive installations will be on display with all work available for purchase (25% of all proceeds donated to EBeauty). Blind Whino Arts Club, 700 Delaware Ave SW, 6:30 p.m., $100

Florals and Fascinators Brunch: Come dressed in your Sunday’s Best and Fabulous Fascinator Hats! Dine on made to order waffles and omelets while listening to our Special Guest: Former Chief White House Florist - Laura Dowling as she talks about her time in the White House with the Obamas! 2017 DC DESIGN HOUSE, 9004 Congressional Ct. Potomac, MD, 11:30 a.m., $75 (includes admission ticket to DC Design House)

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Grand Opening: Jeni Britton Bauer, the founder of the American artisan ice cream movement, is celebrating the grand opening of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shop in Washington, D.C. The 14th Street shop will be the first location with two levels for the companywhich owns and operates 31 additional scoop shops across 8 citiesand the first scoop shop on the East Coast. To commemorate the Grand Opening on October 5th, Jeni’s is inviting the community in for free scoops from 7pm until 11pm. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, 1925 14th St. NW, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., free

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