Editors' pick

National Kidney Foundation Casino Night


Editorial Review

On Saturday night at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the attraction won't be 19th-century French paintings or works by Pissarro and Van Gogh. Instead, crowds will be at the venerable museum to play Texas Hold 'Em poker and blackjack and compete in Guitar Hero and Wii Golf tournaments. It's time for the National Kidney Foundation's annual Casino Night, which raises money to support medical research and services for people with kidney disease in the D.C. area. For a $100 ticket, you get a DJ and dancing, an open bar, guided spirit tastings, hors d'oeuvres, a large silent auction, $10,000 in fake money for gambling and the good feeling of knowing all proceeds go to charity. The black-tie crowd ranges from the 20s through the 50s and beyond.