In the May 23 Style section, the Datebook feature contained incorrect dates for two events: a YouthAIDS benefit with Ashley Judd featuring the D.C. premiere of "De-lovely," at the Cineplex Odeon Uptown, and the 14th Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction of Food & Friends, which serves people living with HIV-AIDS, breast cancer and other illnesses, at the Hilton Washington. Both events will be held June 7, not June 6. (Published 5/28/04)

Parties taking us into summer.

June 3

The American Council of Young Political Leaders Sixth Annual Congressional Honors Gala, honoring Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), is on the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Tickets: $500. Call 202-857-0999, Ext. 12.

Bell Multicultural High School's 19th Annual Scholarship Gala for the school's seniors is in the World Bank atrium. Tickets: $100. Call 202-483-6235.

A Salute to the General Services Administration, the National Building Museum's 2004 Honor Award Gala, is at the museum. Tickets: $500. Call 202-272-2448, Ext. 3112, or visit

June 4

Spice It Up!, Baltimore Clayworks' street party and seconds sale, is on the Baltimore Clayworks campus. The event offers art, music and food and the music of Mama Jama. Tickets: $25 ($30 at the door). Tickets for children 5-12 years of age: $12 ($15 at the door). All proceeds support Clayworks education and artistic programs in Mount Washington and throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Call 410-578-1919 or visit

The Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area gala at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner benefits the Good Samaritan Foundation, an organization founded by former Washington Redskins Art Monk and Charles Mann that serves inner-city youth. Tickets: $175. Call 202-887-8135.

The Inaugural 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting by CharityWorks to benefit See Forever, which operates the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, is at Jim Kimsey's home in McLean. Tickets: $1,500. Call 703-286-0758.

June 5

The Opera Ball, the largest fundraiser for the Washington National Opera, is at the residence of the British ambassador. The ball is preceded by intimate dinners given by other ambassadors in their homes. Tickets: $1,000. Call 202-295-2486 or e-mail

Hearts in Bloom 2004, the American Heart Association's Sixth Annual Greater Washington Region Heart Gala, is at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean. Reception, auctions, dinner and entertainment by the World Classic Rockers, featuring former members of Journey, Steppenwolf, Toto and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets: $500. Call 703-941-8500.

June 6

The 2004 Rammy Awards, presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, saluting chefs and restaurateurs who have transformed the area into a "red hot" culinary spot, are at the Hilton Washington. Partial proceeds will benefit RAMW's hospitality workforce education programs.

The evening offers guests the opportunity to dine on food prepared by the Chef of the Year nominees and more. Tickets: $200 ($175 for RAMW members). Call 202-331-5990 or visit

The Dr. Shirley G. Mitchell Scholarship Gala sponsored by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's Phi Sigma Chapter is at the Marriott at 1221 22nd St. NW. Tickets: $50 ($95 for couples).

Call 202-882-1039, 301-350-5026 or 301-350-0925. Smash Mouth is the entertainment at the National Children's Museum & KOL Kids' Extravalooza, which is presented by America Online, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Building.

The event offers rock wall climbing, skateboarding, digging for fossils, a reptile zoo and more. Tickets for adults: $100. Tickets for children 3-17: $50. Free for kids 2 and under. Call 703-245-3567.

The YouthAIDS benefit with actress Ashley Judd features the D.C. premiere of Judd's "De-lovely," a film about American composer Cole Porter, at the Cineplex Odeon Uptown. A private cocktail reception at the new Kiehl's store in Georgetown follows for top-level ticket buyers. Tickets: $75, $125 and $250. Call 202-572-4000 or visit

Food & Friends' 14th Annual Chef's Best Dinner & Auction -- where guests can dine on culinary delights prepared by more than 60 top chefs at the Hilton Washington -- is presented by the Choice Hotels International Foundation. Tickets: $200. Call 202-863-1837 or visit

June 8

"The First Ladies of Cuisine," the second annual YMCA Anthony Bowen First Ladies Benefit Luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel, honors Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant, Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora and Asia Nora, Addie Green of the Islander Caribbean Restaurant and Lounge, Virginia Ali of Ben's Chili Bowl, Rocio Anzola-Mendez of Cubanos and Bridgette L. Edwards, a Navy culinary specialist at the White House. Jessica D. Harris, food historian and author, is the guest speaker. Tickets: $75. Call 202-462-1054.

The Women's Campaign Fund's 30th anniversary "Parties of Your Choice" benefit begins with a reception at the Stewart Mott House on Capitol Hill that includes a special tribute to Helen Thomas, after which guests disperse to one of nine dinner parties around town with special guests at each. Tickets: $250. Call 202-393-8164.

June 9

The National Housing Conference's 32nd Annual Housing Person of the Year Award Dinner at the National Building Museum honors Angelo R. Mozilo, chairman and chief executive officer of Countrywide Financial Corp. Tickets: $350. Call 202-466-2121, Ext. 221.

June 10

City Museum's first anniversary celebration offers a supper, silent auction and preview of the exhibit "Making History: The Building of the National World War II Memorial." Dancing to the Eric Felten Orchestra. Tickets: $125, $250 and $500. Call 202-383-1866 or visit

June 12

A garden party at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville benefits the Greater Washington D.C./Virginia Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Tickets: $175 ($300 per couple). Call 703-739-2548.

June 13

The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes luncheon honoring Mary Oshinsky Schneider, a major benefactor, is at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. Tickets start at $180 for adults. Call 301-984-3839, Ext. 117.

June 14

Archbishop Carroll High School's Annual Spring Benefit Concert, featuring vocalist Patti Austin and the Archbishop Carroll High School Choir at the Kennedy Center, benefits the school's tuition assistance fund.

The concert is preceded by a reception where Lavern Chatman and John Brophy will be inducted into the school's Hall of Honor. Reception tickets: $100. Concert tickets: $37.50. Call 202-529-1193.

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan will attend the Hope Gala, a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its Jordanian partner, the King Hussein Cancer Center, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Tickets: $1,000. Call 888-346-6661.

June 15

The Food Research and Action Center's annual benefit dinner for the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger is at the Capital Hilton.

Honorees: Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), Pathmark Stores CEO Eileen Scott and Lou Gerber of the Communications Workers of America. Also invited to be an honoree is Sen. Olympia Snowe (D-Maine). Tickets start at $150. Call 202-986-2200, Ext. 3007.

June 16

Salute to New York, the Friends of the National Arboretum's Annual Clambake at the arboretum (reception in the National Herb Garden, lobster dinner under the stars), is with members of the New York congressional delegation. Tickets: $160. Call 202-544-8733.

America's Promise's tribute to Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio), Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Tom Osborne (R-Neb.) for their commitment to youth is at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Youths from each honoree's state will also be honored. Entertainment by Clay Aiken. Tickets: $500. Call 703-506-8875.

June 17

The Tahirih Justice Center's seventh annual fundraising banquet -- a reception and silent auction -- honoring Hauwa Ibrahim, a human rights lawyer who won the release of a Nigerian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning, is at the Marriott at Metro Center. Tickets: $150. Call 703-575-0070, Ext. 17, or visit

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice are the honorees at the fourth biennial Leon H. Sullivan Summit Awards Dinner at the Marriott Wardman Park. Tickets: $250. Call 202-736-2239.

The 11th Annual Metro TeenAIDS Art and Articles Auction is at the Embassy of Finland. Proceeds will help the organization fight the spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents.

Tickets: $100. Call 202-543-9355 or visit The National Legal Aid & Defender Association's 2004 Exemplar Awards Dinner at the Capital Hilton honors Benjamin W. Heineman Jr. of General Electric.

Also being honored are William J. Brennan Jr. of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Roberto Najera, Office of the Public Defender of Contra Costa County. Tickets: $200. Call 202-452-0620, Ext. 217.

June 18

The Great American Barbecue and Barn Dance, a benefit for the Washington Chorus concert season and its education and outreach programs, is at Montevideo, the Kiplinger family farm in Poolesville. Tickets: $135. Call 202-342-6221.

Grammy-nominated artist John McCutcheon is the entertainer at the Woman's National Democratic Club Educational Foundation's dinner at the club's historic clubhouse near Dupont Circle. Dinner proceeds will help preserve the clubhouse. Tickets: $150 ($125 for members) through June 5. Tickets: $175 ($150 for members) after June 5. Call 202-232-7363, Ext. 3003.

Down Under Fashion, a fashion show and silent auction to benefit the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University Medical Center, is at the embassy of Australia. Tickets: $80. Call 202-687-2936.

June 19

The 17th Annual Bark Ball at the Omni Shoreham Hotel benefits the Washington Humane Society. The evening offers a reception, a silent auction, a Doggie Bar and dinner. Tickets: $200. Call 202-332-3556, Ext. 2 or visit

June 20

"Light, Luscious and Linguine," a concert and spaghetti dinner by the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, is at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church. Tickets: $20. Call 202-546-1549 or visit

June 22

The Nordstrom/CharityWorks Designer Preview 2004 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium features a runway fashion show of the best of the American and European designer collections. Tickets: $100. Proceeds will benefit CharityWorks and its partner, See Forever. Call 703-286-0758.

Six Degrees Party at the Helix Lounge by the Corcoran Museum of Art's 1869 Society, young supporters of the museum. Tickets: $15 ($10 if purchased in advance online). (Free for members.) Call 202-639-1796.

June 23

The Business Executives for National Security Eisenhower Award Dinner honoring Gen. Tommy Franks is at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Tickets start at $500. Call 202-296-2125.

June 30

"For Sentimental Reasons: An Evening of Music With Linda Ronstadt," this year's Wolf Trap gala, offers cocktails, dinner and a performance. Tickets start at $450. Call 703-255-4030.