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Take 5: Autism Awareness, Jason Marsalis, Fashion for Paws

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Entertainment,Robert Fulton

Friday through Sunday: Autism Awareness Fundraiser at Baying Hound Aleworks

Baying Hound Aleworks, of Rockville, is partnering with Autism Speaks to host an Autism Awareness fundraising event.

Founded by Paul Rinehart, Baying Hound opened in June 2010 and runs primarily through the dedication of volunteers.

Jayna Dubrey is one of those volunteers, and does a little bit of everything, including management and event promotion.

"We like to make interesting beers," Dubrey said.

Baying Hound features a handful of flagship beers and number of small batch "pirate brews" that are more experimental. The tasting room is located in a warehouse in Rockville and is open Thursday through Saturday. Baying Hound also distributes bottles to a select number of bars and stores in the region.

"We like the experimental aspect of brewing," Dubrey said.

This weekend's autism fundraiser will feature a number of local bands rocking for three days. Literature promoting autism awareness will be available, and $1 from every beer sold will go to Autism Speaks.

Dubrey led the charge in putting the fundraising event together. Her son is autistic.

"Autism Awareness is a big thing for me," she said. "I really wanted to do something to give back to Autism Speaks because they've done a lot for my family and for my son."

Info: Visit bayinghoundales.com for information about the brewery, and beeradvocate.com/events/info/60747 for information about the autism awareness event.

When: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Friday: Jason Marsalis at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

A member of the accomplished Marsalis family, jazz drummer Jason is touring in support of his recent album "In A World of Mallets." Two shows at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.

Info: $26 to $30; kennedy-center.org

When: 7:30 p.m. (sold out) and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday: Yuri's Night at Artisphere

Once again, check out this celebration of the anniversary of the first manned spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. This event features live music, burlesque performances, dancing, art and more. At Artisphere in Rosslyn.

Info: $25 in advance, $30 day of; c2yn.com

When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday: Fashion for Paws Runway Show at the National Building Museum

This huge annual fundraiser for the Washington Humane Society brings out the best dressed of both the two-legged and four-legged fashionistas.

Info: $150; support.washhumane.org.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight

Saturday: No Second Troy, the Reserves and Laura Tsaggaris at IOTA

Great lineup of local musicians at IOTA, featuring No Second Troy, the Reserves and Laura Tsaggaris.

Info: $12; iotaclubandcafe.com

When: 9 p.m.

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