Friday, Sept. 20
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hostsÂ Bear Happy HourÂ tonight from 6-11 p.m. There is no cover charge and admission is limited to guests 21 and over. For more information, visit towndc.com.
Gay DistrictÂ meets at The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) tonight from 8:30-9:30 p.m. The facilitated group discussion covers building understanding of gay culture and personal identity and awareness of community events for LGBT men between the ages of 18 and 35 in the D.C. area. For more details, visit thedccenter.org or gaydistrict.org.
SMYAL hostsÂ âVogue NightâÂ (410 7th St., S.E.) tonight from 5-7 p.m. Learn the art of voguing and practice your moves at this event designed especially for youth. For more information, visit smyal.org.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers for the Lost Dog and Cat Foundation at PetSmart (6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, Va.,) from 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. today. For more information visit burgundycrescent.org.
The Library of Congress holds itsÂ 2013 National Book FestivalÂ on the National Mall (10th St., N.W. and Constitution Ave., N.W.) today from 10 a.m.- 5p.m. and Sunday from noon-5:30 p.m. Have books signed and meet best selling authors including the Food Networkâs Giada De Laurentiis, co-host of âTodayâ Hoda Kotb and author of âThe Kite Runner” Khaled Hosseini. For details, visit loc.gov/bookfest.
Wolf Trap BallÂ and the Embassy of France host âJoie de Vivreâ on the Filene Center Stage (1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Va.,) tonight at 7 p.m. Honorary hosts include Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Ambassador of FranceÂ FranĂ§oisÂ Delattre. Proceeds benefit Wolf Trap Foundationâs arts and education programs. RSVP required toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.
Layla Lounge (501 Morse St., N.E.) hosts anÂ âElite Boyzâ dance partyÂ tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over and is free before midnight and $10 afterward. For more information, visit layladc.com.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave. N.W.) hostsÂ âTulaâs Drag Cabaret Show,âÂ a lip-synch performance by local drag performers, tonight from 8-11 p.m. Admission is free. For details, visit blackfoxlounge.com or call 202-482-1723.
Perryâs (1811 Columbia Rd., N.W.) hosts its weeklyÂ âSunday Drag BrunchâÂ today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $24.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. For more details, visit perrysadamsmorgan.com.
Rainbow Families D.C.Â hosts a family picnic at Meadowbrook Park (7901 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, Md.,) today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities and games for both kids and adults. Bring own picnic lunch and snack or dessert to share. For details, visit thedccenter.org.
Adventuring, an LGBT outdoors group, hosts a Fall Equinox Night Hike through Old Rag today at 1:15 a.m. to watch the sunrise at 7 a.m. Meet at the East Falls Church Kiss and Ride lot at 1:15 a.m. Hike begins at 3:30 a.m. Cost is $25. Bring a head lamp, beverages, bug spray, sturdy boots and gloves. For experienced hikers only. For more information, visit adventuring.org.
Gay authorÂ Manil SuriÂ will read selections from his novel âThe City of Deviâ today at 12:55 p.m. at the National Book Festival on the National Mall. Details at loc.gov/bookfest. Also look for him on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at George Mason Universityâs âFall For the Book Festivalâ in Fairfax. Details at fallforthebook.org.
Monday, Sept. 23
D.C. celebrates its firstÂ âBi Pride DayâÂ in the first floor conference room at The Residence at Thomas Circle (1330 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) today from 6:30-8 p.m. The program includes a panel discussion with two elders in the D.C. bisexual community. Refreshments served. Open to the public. For more details, emailÂ email@example.com.
Dotgay LLC hostsÂ a town hall discussion and reception about using the domain .gayÂ on the fourth floor of the NGLCC Supplier Innovation Center (729 15th St., N.W.) from 6-8:30 p.m. tonight. Topics include new opportunities .gay will create for the community, community funding initiatives and more. Featured speaker is CEO and co-founder of dotgay LLC Scott Seitz. Event is free. Refreshments provided. Dress casual. Please RSVP toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit facebook.com/dotgaycom.
The Mankind ProjectÂ has a âSpecial GBTQ New Warrior Training Adventureâ tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church (rooms 30-31) at 9601 Cedar Lane in Bethesda. Itâs free.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
SMYAL (410 7th St., S.E.) providesÂ free and confidential HIV testingÂ drop-in hoursÂ today from 3-5 p.m. For more information, visit smyal.org.
Bachelorâs MillÂ (1104 8th St., S.E.) offers all drinks half price tonight until 2 a.m. Enjoy pool, video games and cards. Admission is free. Must be 21 and over. For more details, visit bachelorsmill.com.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation hostsÂ free STD testingÂ at the University Medical Building (2141 K St., N.W.) from 5-7:30 p.m. For details visit freestdcheck.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
The Lambda Bridge ClubÂ meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations required and new comers welcome. If you need a partner, call 703-407-6540.
Secret Pleasures hostsÂ âSexing the Transman with Buck AngelâÂ tonight at 7 p.m. Includes interviews with trans men and people who love trans men. Cost is $25. For more information or to buy tickets, visit secretpleasuresboutique.com.
The D.C. Ambassadors of theÂ Trevor ProjectÂ have a âcocktails and conversationâ event this evening from 6-8 p.m. at 9Âœ, the upstairs video bar of Number Nine (1435 P Street, N.W.). Drinks are two-for-one. A $10 donation is suggested. Attendees will discuss the Trevor Projectâs âTalk to Meâ campaign as it relate to LGBT youth in connection with National Suicide Prevention Month.
Thursday, Sept. 26
Gays and Lesbians Opposing ViolenceÂ (GLOV) hosts its monthly meeting at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The organization works to reduce violence toward LGBT people through community outreach, education and monitoring legal cases to ensure the dignity of LGBT victims. For more information, visit glovdc.org.
The D.C. Center and Pros in the City hostÂ speed dating for lesbian and bisexual womenÂ at Chi Cha Lounge (1624 U St., N.W.) tonight from 7-9 p.m. Dating is approximately one hour. After enjoy a mixer with fellow speed daters. Cash bar. Check in is at 7 p.m. and dating begins at 7:20 p.m. Complimentary valet parking offered to anyone who purchases two drinks or other items from the bar or restaurant. Cost is $30. For details, visit thedccenter.org.
Whitman-Walker Health providesÂ free HIV testingÂ at Miriamâs Kitchen (2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.) today from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.
Rude Boi Entertainment hosts âTempted 2 Touch,âÂ a ladies dance party, tonight at the Fab Lounge (2022 Florida Ave., N.W.). Doors open at 10 p.m. Drink specials $5 and vodka shots $3 all night. No cover charge. Admission limited to guests 21 and over. For more details, visit rudeboientertainment.wordpress.com.
Gay singer/songwriter Tom GossÂ is performing with full band accompaniment tonight atÂ The Dunes (1402 Meridian Pl., N.W.). Goss will be joined by fellow out performer, Jeremiah Clark. Doors open atÂ 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Â Tickets are $12 and can be purchased atÂ www.tomgossmusic.com.