Taste of Shaw - Shaw Main Streets will host its annual A Taste of Shaw Gala to celebrate the neighborhood's status as a nationally-recognized dining and drinking destination and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Shaw neighborhood, such as the two neighborhood-wide open house events and Art All Night in Shaw. They return to the Howard Theatre which will be the backdrop for live music by internally-renowned Ethiopian artist Yehuni Belay. Proceeds from the event support Shaw Main Streets’economic revitalization and historic preservation activities in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, which have helped bring about the transformation of central Shaw since 2003. Taste of Shaw takes place on Thursday, April 18, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 in advance and can be ordered online at (www.smsgala18.eventbrite.com). On the day of the event, tickets will be $100. Tickets include unlimited food and cocktail tastings, beer and wine, and complimentary valet parking.For the full list of vendors click here.