DC Scout Fifth Anniversary Party
The Washington Post’s “DC Scout” celebrates its fifth birthday with a bash that takes a cue from Hollywood gifting suites: Create your own swag bag by visiting the 15 gifting lounges featuring goodies from the likes of South Moon Under, Urban Chic, Hugh & Crye, and more. Beautify with mini salon services from Piaf Salon and Merle Norman, and get a chance at eight giveaways from such sponsors as Rent the Runway, Hobo Handbags, and 9:30 Club. Sweets from Georgetown Cupcakes and cocktails courtesy of Little Black Dress vodka finish out the festivities. A VIP ticket gets you an hourlong sneak peek before the party opens, plus extra tickets to redeem for gifts or beauty services. Tuesday 6 to 9 PM. Renaissance Dupont Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW. VIP tickets $50, general admission $25 at DC Scout.
Mint Condition’s Fourth Anniversary Party
The designer consignment shop marks its fourth anniversary with a party including mint-themed bubbly cocktails and 10 percent off all purchases. Thursday 6 to 8 PM. 103 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria.
Hemingway Cocktail Party & Book Signing
Coco Blanca’s newest store in Old Town hosts a soiree starring Philip Greene, the author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, for a night of drink mixing and book signing. Thursday 6 to 8 PM. 210 S. Union St., Alexandria. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Weisberger Book Signing
Join the author of The Devil Wears Prada to fete the release of her sequel, Revenge Wears Prada, as she makes an exclusive DC appearance at the W Hotel’s P.O.V. rooftop lounge. Plus: signature cocktails, primping stations from Ipsa and Nars, and a chance to win $500 at Bloomingdale’s. Thursday 7 to 9 PM. 515 15th St., NW. RSVP to email@example.com.