What a June! In the first 10 days alone Washington will see the Gorbachevs, Warren Beatty, and Milton Berle at some of the month's planned festivities. JUNE 1
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Raisa Gorbachev are hosts of a dinner in honor of President George Bush and Barbara Bush at the Soviet Embassy. The Bushes' state dinner for the Gorbachevs is the night before. JUNE 2
Jesse Jackson is the guest speaker at TransAfrica's 13th annual dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel. TransAfrica is the African-American lobbying group for Africa and the Caribbean led by Randall Robinson. Individual tickets are $150. Call 547-2550. The Phillips Contemporaries, young supporters of the Phillips Collection, are hosts of Carnival Brasil at the Citadel Center in Adams-Morgan. Dress is "carnival costume, lambada or black tie." Tickets are $60, only in advance. Call Andrea Barnes at 387-2151. JUNE 3
The Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Washington Choral Arts Society begins with a concert, with guest cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, pianist Eugene Istomin and soloists Gene Tucker, Andrea Matthews and David Arnold at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, and ends with a party in the South Gallery for guests with tickets priced at $250 and above. Tickets are $30 to $75 for the concert only. Call 244-3669. JUNE 4
At the "Best Little Party in Tyson's," a benefit of the Northern Virginia Council of the American Heart Association at the Tower Club in Vienna, guests are invited to kick up their heels with Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, among others. Buffet dinner, music and entertainment, games of chance and an auction. Tickets are $200. Call 941-8500. JUNE 6
"An Evening With Count Basie: Jazz '90" at the Omni Shoreham Hotel is a benefit for Georgetown University's Experimental Medical Studies Program. Tickets are $200. Call 734-0128.
The Ronald McDonald House, a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children undergoing treatment in Washington-area hospitals, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a reception for invited guests at the residence of Gen. Carl E. Vuono, Army chief of staff, and Pat Vuono. On June 10, another 10th-anniversary celebration for invited guests will be aboard the Cherry Blossom paddlewheeler. Preying on Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) at Independent Action's eighth annual roast will be Sens. Dale Bumpers (D-Ark.) and Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.), House Majority Whip William Gray, Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Hightower. The Capitol Steps will entertain. Tickets are $500 for the general public and $75 for public interest group and Hill staffers. Call 628-4321. JUNE 8
Japanese Ambassador Ryohei Murata and Reiko Murata are hosts of the Opera Ball sponsored by the Women's Committee of the Washington Opera. The Gene Donati Orchestra will perform at the ball, which begins at 10 p.m. at the ambassador's residence. Dinners at 21 embassies precede the ball. Tickets, which are by invitation, are $400 and $1,000 per person. The $1,000 ticket includes a diplomatic reception earlier in the week. Call 416-7837. JUNE 10
The Charlin Jazz Society's "Jazz Centennial Celebration" at the Kennedy Center, a benefit for the society's Jazz in the Schools program, begins with a concert featuring Dizzy Gillespie, the Count Basie Orchestra, Marlena Shaw, James Moody, Monty Alexander, Stanley Cowell, Kent Jordan and Joey DeFrancesco. A VIP reception in the Atrium with the performers follows the concert for guests who purchased tickets of $150 and more. Tickets range in price from $35 to $250. Call 331-9404. Warren Beatty, who produced, directed and stars in the new Walt Disney film "Dick Tracy," will attend the film's premiere at the Uptown Theatre, which will benefit hematology research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Tickets are $50 for the film only; $100 (children) and $250 (adults) for the film and a cast party following at the National Building Museum; $500 for the film, cast party and the reception before the film, which Beatty will also attend. Call 636-8745. "Sundae in the Park" is all the ice cream you can eat -- a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, 1 to 5 p.m. at Washington Harbour Park, 3000 K St., Georgetown. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. Call 483-2600. Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and a tribute to comedian Milton Berle are featured at the State of Israel Bonds' 35th Ambassador's Ball at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Berle will receive Israel's Cultural Award from Israeli Ambassador Moshe Arad. Admission for a couple is through the purchase of a $5,000 Israel bond. Call 654-6575.