Editors' pick

Diplomatic Caribbean Celebration

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Editorial Review

We usually don't list events with three-digit price tags in this column, but we think the Diplomatic Caribbean Celebration ball at the Organization of American States hosted by the Ambassador of Barbados is worth telling you about. Why? Well, it includes -- deep breath -- a full Caribbean buffet, an open bar with specialty rum drinks and Caribbean beers, live salsa music, DJs, salsa dance lessons, a limbo contest, a raffle for a Caribbean vacation, and on top of that, a portion of the proceeds go to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The Things to Do D.C. Web site has the full rundown of details, including the mouthwatering menu -- Bahamian grilled fish with spicy mango salsa, West Indies chopped salad with papaya vinaigrette -- and details about diplomatic welcomes. Sounds like a night to remember, despite its $105 price tag.