AfterDark@THEARC, on Sept. 29, is an elegant evening honoring THEARC’s 14 resident non-profit organizations. This year, the funds raised at the gala will fulfill the commitment to complete THEARC’s campus. The Phase III Expansion added a third and final building to THEARC’s campus, adding 93,000 square feet to the current 110,000 square feet footprint. The new building is home to five partner organizations and a black box theatre: AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation, Children’s National Health System, The David Lynch Foundation, The Phillips Collection and The Bishop Walker School for Boys. In addition, the current space housing Children’s Health Project of DC at THEARC will be renovated into a commercial teaching kitchen and café operated by DC Central Kitchen, which will provide workforce training, on-site food service and nutrition programming. Sponsorships are available starting at $1000 for a position on the host committee. Individual tickets are $250. thearcdc.org.