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Krissy Krissy, Dream, music, gay news, Washington Blade

Krissy Krissy is getting indie attention for her song ‘Dream.’ (Photo courtesy the artist)

Krissy Krissy, a soulful lesbian rock singer, kicks off her fall tour at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) on Sept. 6. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8.

Krissy Krissy is a 23-year old singer-songwriter with powerful vocals from Brookyln’s Bushwick neighborhood, earning her the nickname “Brooklyn’s Finest.” Her debut single “Dream,” got a quarter of a million views on YouTube in just two days and she was featured on MTV as a new “Buzzworthy” musician.

Frankie & Betty, a lesbian rock duo, will also perform. Admission is $5 and limited to guests 21 and over. For more details, visit phase1dc.com.

29
Aug
2013

Back for round seven

The Shondes, Allison Miller, Elijah Oberman, Louisa Rachel Solomon, Fureigh, music, gay news, Washington Blade, Phasefest

The Shondes are, from left, Allison Miller, Elijah Oberman, Louisa Rachel Solomon and Fureigh. (Photo by Frank Stefanko; courtesy the band).

PhaseFest Queer Music Festival

Phase 1 Lounge

525 8th Street, S.E.

Friday at 7 p.m.

$15 at the door

Saturday at 7 p.m.

$25 at the door

No presale

21 and up

phasefest.com

Phase 1 manager Angela Lombardi is her usual self-deprecating self when it comes to the bar she runs.

Despite its historic significance, the original Phase 1 — the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country — inspires Lombardi to call it “our little lesbian dive bar.” At the helm for nearly a decade now, she’s gearing up for this weekend’s seventh annual PhaseFest Queer Music Festival, which she says — despite the hard work — is “my favorite time of year.”

Friday night, starting at 7, The Shondes, Glitter Lust, The Coolots, D.C. Kings, Freeform Radio, Company Calls and Tiik W/ Guts will perform. On Saturday, Belladonna, Pushovers, Sexual Side Effects, Jette Kelly, Frankie & Betty, Michelle Raymond Band and Lacy Liszt will play. Guitar legend Kaki King, whom the Blade interviewed in April when she was here for a Howard show, headlines.

PhaseFest — mostly through Lombardi’s persistence — has made a name for itself among queer musicians despite its humble origins.

“We’re pretty fortunate,” Lombardi says. “We’ve worked with so many headliners over the years. Sometimes they come with these insane managers or insane contracts and riders that call for this and that, dressing rooms for everybody. I’m like, ‘Uhhh, yeah. We have a basement.’ But we’ve worked with some really cool artists and some of them have made some real sacrifices from what they’re used to come play for us. Hopefully what we lack in amenities, we make up for in experience. It shows in how many of them come back year after year. It’s really a great thing to be a part of, from the musicians’ standpoint as well.”

Lombardi says this year’s lineup is about half D.C.-based bands versus half from other places. She says “pretty much” every act has performed either at PhaseFest previously or at the Phase some other time. Most years, about 800 attendees see the shows over the course of the weekend. All the bands are either partially or totally LGBT.

Louisa Rachel Solomon, lead singer and bassist for the New York-based Shondes, can’t remember if they’ve played Phase twice or three times previously. The band just put out its new album “The Garden” last week and their set tonight will be their first since the album dropped. It will be for sale in CD, vinyl and digital format at the show. Solomon calls it a “mix of almost an ‘80s-type rock vibe combined with punkier energy.”

“It’s such a cool place for us,” Solomon says during a phone chat this week. “It’s small, homey and the crew is amazing and lovable. They’re some of my favorite bartenders in the country. We’ll keep coming back as long as they let us.”

Solomon says her band “is comprised of people of various genders and sexual orientations” and that queer sensibility is one of the band’s hallmarks.

“We’re heavily rooted in the queer community,” she says.

Nathalie Vega is the lead singer of D.C.-based band Company Calls and she also plays bass. Company Calls is an all-lesbian band that started playing last September. They made their live debut at last year’s PhaseFest.

“We had such a great experience there last year,” she says. “A lot of doors opened for us just from playing at PhaseFest.”

Vega calls Company Calls’ music a “mix of influences from pop to punk to folk to indie-alternative.”

She says PhaseFest is important because it “gives us a musical community.”

“There are lots of place you can go have a drink, but this gives us both a lesbian and musical community as well,” she says.

Lombardi agrees.

“We’re like lesbian ‘Cheers,’” she says.

26
Sep
2013

Some gay bars offering ‘furlough’ specials

Dos Locos, Joe Zuber, Darryl Ciarlante, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, restaurant, gay news, Washington Blade

Drinks at Dos Locos (Photo courtesy Dos Locos)

A few D.C. gay bars are offering specials to federal employees while the government remains closed.

Among those:

Number Nine (1435 P Street, N.W.) is offering a $3 Absolut “Shutdown” special Monday through Thursday starting at 9 p.m. just after the two-for-one regular happy hour special. One does not have to be a federal employee to get the special.

Level One (1639 R Street, N.W.) is offering half-priced burgers every day from 5-8 p.m. until the shutdown ends (offer available to anyone). Drink discounts are also available.

At MOVA (2204 14th Street, N.W.) federal employees can get one free well cocktail or 10 percent off their check total if they show valid government ID.

Other bars say their regular prices are reasonable enough that those prices should suffice.

“Tonight is flannel night at Phase 1,” says Manager Angela Lombardi. “If you wear flannel, there’s a ton of $3 and $4 drink specials. That’s a pretty damn good deal.”

Managers at Nellie’s and JR.’s echoed similar sentiments.

“We are really cheap already, so we really can’t go any lower,” says Dave Perruzza, manager of JR.’s

Freddie’s Beach Bar and Town Danceboutique are also maintaining their regular prices. Several calls placed to Ziegfeld’s/Secrets were not immediately returned. No “shutdown” specials are listed on its website.

MOVA Manager Korosh Yazdanpanah says a federal employee who visited the bar Thursday gave him the idea, even though the person was “essential” and thus, working.

“Even though he’s working, he was just saying there’s a lot of uncertainty about whether he’ll get paid on time,” Yazdanpanah says. “So we decided to offer something a little different.”

04
Oct
2013

The Cliks return to Phase 1 this weekend

Lucas Silveira, the Cliks, music, gay news, Washington Blade

The Cliks’s frontman Lucas Silveira advocates for LGBT youth by speaking at workshops across the U.S. and Canada. (Photo courtesy the band)

Canadian rock band The Cliks perform at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

The Cliks have toured alongside acts such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cult and Debbie Harry. They have also performed on late night television programs like “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Front-man Lucas Silveira is also the first transman to win Chart Magazine’s Sexiest Canadian Man.

Cover for the show is $5. Admission is limited to guests 21 years and older. For more details visit phase1dc.com.

17
Oct
2013

‘Shock’ Phase

Phase 1, Dupont, Shocktart, Gay News, Washington Blade

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts “ShockTart,” a new monthly alternative LGBT dance party. (Washington Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts “ShockTart,” a new monthly alternative LGBT dance party, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. The party is organized by D.C.’s own “interactive discopunk” band Glitterlust, which performed at the sold-out “Spandex” party hosted by Brightest Young Things and Capital Pride.

Performances by a variety of avant-garde artists will begin at 9 p.m. London goth/glam band The Nancy Boys and Heidi Glum, drag daughter of Sharon Needles, are among the evening’s performers.

The DJs will spin an assortment of experimental, underground and indie dance beats. Guests will be given art supplies and musical instruments at the door to participate in spontaneous art and are also encouraged to bring their own. Though the event is at Phase 1, it is not lesbian-exclusive. It’s geared toward the entire LGBT crowd.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

18
Jul
2013

Calendar through Jan. 24

WTF, Town Danceboutique, gay news, Washington Blade, LGBT nightlife, gay bar

WTF at Town Danceboutique (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

TODAY, Friday, Jan. 18

Club Heaven (2327 18 St., NW) hosts the inaugural launch party for Indie Adams Morgan, a local indie music series, featuring the band Ten Feet Tall, Chrissi Poland from The Scissor Sisters and Caleb Hawley from “American Idol” tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, email indieadamsmorgan@gmail.com.

Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) hosts Christopher Cross in the Barns tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Cross brings his fusion of rock and pop together that created his Grammy winning song “Ride like the Wind.” For more information, visit wolftrap.org.

Whitman-Walker Health offers free HIV testing at Town (2009 8th St., NW) tonight from 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts “Dr. Who Happy Hour” tonight at 7. There will be one episode of Dr. Who and drink specials. Admission is free. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.

Phase 1 (528 8th St. SE) has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. This event is for people 21 and older. There is no cover charge. For details, visit towndc.com.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) is having its happy hour tonight starting at 5 p.m. All drinks are half off until 7:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., admission is $10. The dance floor opens at 11 with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Center Women, women from the D.C. Center, will have an outreach table at BARE at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) tonight from 10 p.m. to midnight. BARE is a monthly dance party for women. First shift of volunteers will meet at 8 p.m. at D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW) to collect materials and then go to the club. The second shift begins at 10 and goes to midnight. If you are interested in volunteering, visit thedccenter.org. For more information about the party, visit cobaltdc.com.

Burgundy Crescent volunteers with the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation at the Petsmart in Falls Church (6100 Arlington Blvd.) today between 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be dog handlers for their adoption events. Each volunteer will be given a dog to be walk around the property and will be given basic information about the dog for people who ask. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Special Agent Galactica comes to Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St. S Arlington) tonight 8 p.m. The show features jazz and rock songs including music from Led Zeppelin, Romantics, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane and Elton John. There is no cover for this event. For more information visit pinkhairedone.com.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts “Hellmouth Happy Hour” where attendees watch one episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with drink specials. Cover is free and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts “WTF: Glitter Ball,” described as the gayest inauguration party ever. Two floors will be open; DJs Kennan Orr, Aaorn Riggins and Ed Bailey will be doing the music; seven performers will be out on the floors with lots of glitter. Doors open at 10 and cover is $5. For more information, visit towndc.com.

Monday, Jan. 21

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Banana Café (500 8th St., SE) has its karaoke night from 7 p.m. to closing. Admission is free. For more information, visit bananacafedc.com.

An Arc of Justice rally and parade is planned for today at 9 a.m. at Malcolm X Park at 16th and Euclid Street, N.W. The march, which starts at 10 a.m., will go to K and 15th streets N.W.

Organizers are calling the event a “determined but hopeful expression of our concern and dissent against the wars, occupations, loss of civil liberties, overwhelming corporate and big money power” and more. An LGBT contingent is planned so bring rainbow flags, issue signs, etc. E-mail to arcofjustice2013@gmail.com for full details.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Whitman Walker offers free HIV testing at Panam Supermarket (3552 14th St., NW) today from 4-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its group Starting Over for Women tonight at 7. The group is for women whose long-term relationship with another woman. Registration is required. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE) at 7:30 p.m. for duplicate bridge. Newcomers are welcome and no reservations are needed. For more information or if you need a partner, visit lambdabridge.com.

Thursday, Jan. 24

The HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STI and TB Administration of the D.C. Department of Health presents “Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Activities” today from noon to 1 p.m. at HAHSTA (899 North Capitol St., NE). For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its gay men over 50 support group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group is for gay men entering a new phase of life. Registration is required to attend. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) is hosting its weekly Best Package Contest tonight at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover and there are $2 vodka drinks. Participants in the contest can win $200 in cash prizes. The event is hosted by Lena Lett and music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience, and DJ Sean Morris. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

17
Jan
2013

Calendar through Jan. 31

Berlin Window, Peter Karp, Studio Gallery, gay news, Washington Blade

Berlin Window,’ a work by Peter Karp, will be on display at Studio Gallery in February. (Photo courtesy of Studio Gallery)

TODAY (Jan 28)

Sugarloaf Craft Festival comes to the Dulles Expo Center (4320 Chantilly Shopping Center) today at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday at 5 p.m. The festival provides opportunities to people to buy works from about 250 local and national artists. Attendees can also enjoy master craftspeople, live music, gourmet foods and interactive family entertainment. For more information, visit sugarloafcrafts.com.

Arcturus Theater Company presents its inaugural production “3 by Samuel Beckett,” a production that showcases three rarely seen Beckett plays: “That Time,” “Embers” and “Rough For Theatre II,” tonight at 7:30. The show runs through Feb. 3 at the D.C. Arts Center (2438 18th St., NW). Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, visit arcturustheater.com.

Special Agent Galactica plays Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight from 6-9. Music includes songs by Pat Benatar, Judy Garland, Stevie Nicks, Nancy Sinatra and Ray Stevens. Admission is free. For more information, visit pinkhairedone.com.

Phase 1 (528 8th St. SE) has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. This event is for people 21 and older. There is no cover charge. For details, visit towndc.com.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) has its happy hour today starting at 5 p.m. All drinks are half off until 7:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., admission is $10. The dance floor opens at 11 p.m. with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Burgundy Crescent volunteers this morning at Food and Friends (219 Riggs Rd., NE) at 8 a.m. and again at 9:45 a.m. Volunteers will help with food preparation and packing groceries. The shifts are limited to 10 per shift. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

DCTV (901 Newton St., NE) hosts a screening of “Between Women” and “Orange Juice in the Bishop’s Garden,” two new series that focus on LGBT relationships, today at 3 and 5:30 p.m. The event includes a Q&A with producers and cast members. There will be a conversation about visibility, tolerance and various issues facing the LGBT community. RSVP is required. Space is limited but attendees are encouraged to bring up to five guests. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Town (2009 8th St., NW) hosts DJ Chord tonight at 10 p.m. DJ Chord has become one Washington’s favorite DJs with gigs in several local clubs including a regular Saturday gig on Town’s main floor. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. For more information, visit towndc.com.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW) holds its “Tainted Love: ‘80s Dance Party” at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (747 Ridge St., NW) welcomes LGBT Latinos and their friends for a potluck today at 12:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. For more information, email churchoffice@mccdc.com.

Monday, Jan. 28

The Helen Hayes Awards nominees will be announced this evening, with a broadcast beginning at 6:45 in the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW). The Helen Hayes Awards recognize and celebrate achievements in about 80 professional theaters in the Washington metropolitan area. The ceremony can be seen through live webcast on theatrewashington.org. For more information, visit theatrewashington.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It’s a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The D.C. Lambda Squares holds an open house tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW). The only square dance club located in Washington, the free open house invites everybody to meet members and give square dancing a try. Experience is not needed. Food and door prizes included. For more information, visit dclambdasquares.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its group Starting Over for Women tonight at 7. The group is for women whose long-term relationship with another woman. Registration is required. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) hosts its Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It’s a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE) at 7:30 p.m. for duplicate bridge. Newcomers are welcome and no reservations are needed. For more information or if you need a partner, visit lambdabridge.com.

Pros in the City and the D.C. Center host speed dating for gay men at the Chi-Cha Lounge (1624 U St., NW) tonight from 7-9 p.m. The event combines intimacy and romance with the fast track pace of speed dating. The night consists of dating for one hour and then mixing and mingling for the rest of the night. Forty-eight hours after the event a link will be sent to everybody who attended the event so that they may message each other without disclosing their personal emails. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Whitman Walker provides free HIV testing at Miriam’s Kitchen (2401 Virginia Ave., NW) today from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Studio Gallery (2108 R St., NW) opens its gallery “Shadows” by Peter Karp today, featuring photographic images in juxtaposition to found objects, cutouts and geometric shapes, and “Rough/Smooth/Evolving” by Trish Palasik, a play on rough and smooth textures on the surface of figures. The first Friday reception is on February 1 and the artist’s reception is on February 16. For more information, visit studiogallerydc.com.

24
Jan
2013

Calendar through April 11

Diana Damrau, opera, music, gay news, Washington Blade

Opera singer Diana Damrau performs at the Kennedy Center on Monday night. (Photo by Eric Richmond)

Friday, April 5

Bowen McCauley Dance returns to the Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW) tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The group, known for its commitment to live music and collaboration, presents some newly commissioned works along with some older ones, including “Before the Fall,” “Fire and Air,” “Tableau de Province” and a tribute to the centennial of Stravinsky’s work, “Le Sacre du Printemps.” Tickets are $36-$40. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.

NoVa Gay and Lesbian Professionals host a spring social at the Pinzimini restaurant in the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel (801 N. Glebe Road) this evening at 6 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit meetup.com/novaglp.

Phase 1(1415 22nd Street, NW) hosts the Isis Deverreoux Drag King Race tonight at midnight. Cover is $5. Visit phase1dupont.com for more details.

MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., NW) holds its “Catalyst” party with DJs TWiN and Kostas. Cover is $12 at the door. For details, visit cherryfund.org.

Saturday, April 6

Burgundy Crescent members volunteer this morning at Food and Friends (219 Riggs Road, NE) at 8 a.m. Volunteers will help with food preparation and packing groceries. The shifts are limited to 10 per shift. They’ll also be at the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, Va.) starting at 11:45 a.m. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Equality Virginia holds its Commonwealth Dinner at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (403 N. Third St., Richmond) this evening at 5 p.m. The night will include a silent auction and an after dinner dance. Attendees must register for the event. For more information, visit equalityvirginia.org.

Blowoff, a gay dance party featuring indie rocker Bob Mould and DJ Richard Morel, takes place tonight at the 9:30 Club (815 V St., NW) at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Visit 930.com for more details.

Bob Mould discusses the origins of Blowoff:

Code DC hosts a Cherry edition gear party tonight at 9 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW). For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Sunday, April 7

Victory Fund’s annual National Champagne Brunch takes place today at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., NW) at 11 a.m. The organization works to elect LGBT leaders to help change America’s politics. Individual tickets range from $150-$200. Visit victoryfund.org for more information.

Monday, April 8

The 29th Helen Hayes Awards takes place this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., NW). The award celebrates the achievements of about 80 professional theaters throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Local gay theater professionals are always a big part of the event. Tickets are $400-$2,000. For more information, visit theatrewashington.org.

Opera star Diana Damrau performs for the Washington National Opera Celebrity Opera Series tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW). Damrau will be accompanied by French harpist Xavier de Maistre. Tickets are $40-$180. For details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Diana Damrau:

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW) holds coffee drop-in for the senior LGBT community today at 10 a.m.-noon. The Center will provide complimentary coffee and a community to chat with. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Bears do Yoga takes place this evening 6:30 p.m. as part of a series at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW). This is part of a basic yoga series that takes place every Monday and is open to people of varying body types and experience. There is no charge. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email peersupport@whitman-walker.org. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Tuesday, April 9

Fleetwood Mac performs at the Verizon Center (601 F St., NW) as part of its 2013 tour tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60-$160. Visit verizoncenter.com for details.

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The 2013 Youth Working Group Reception takes place at MOVA Lounge (22014 14th St., NW) this evening at 5 p.m. The reception provides attendees with the opportunity to meet youth working group members and learn how they work to support the LGBT youth in the area. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

D.C. Bi Women meets tonight at 7 at Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., NW) in the upstairs room. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its group Starting Over for Women tonight at 7. The group is for women whose long-term relationship with another woman. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email peersupport@whitman-walker.org. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Wednesday, April 10

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at 1155 F St., NW to discuss “Angels in America: Part II Perestroika” by Tony Kushner. For more information, visit biggaybookgroup.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It’s a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email peersupport@whitman-walker.org. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Thursday, April 11

Burgundy Crescent volunteers with this evening with Food and Friends (219 Riggs Road, NE) at 6 p.m. Volunteers will help with food preparation and packing groceries. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE) tonight at 7:30 p.m. No reservations are needed ad newcomers are welcome. For details, visit lambdabridge.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its gay men over 50 support group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group is for gay men entering a new phase of life. Registration is required to attend. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email peersupport@whitman-walker.org. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

04
Apr
2013

Calendar: events through Jan. 3

TODAY (Friday, Dec. 28) 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts “Meet Up With Art” this evening at 6 p.m. at the Best Café (200 N Blvd., Richmond). It’s a meet and greet to engage with newcomers to Richmond or the art scene. There are free tours, networking, cuisines from the café and half price drinks. For more information, visit vmfa.museum.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts “Dr. Who Happy Hour” tonight at 7. There will be one episode of Dr. Who and drink specials. Admission is free. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.

Phase 1 (528 8th St. SE) has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. This event is for people 21 and older. There is no cover charge. For details, visit towndc.com.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) is having its happy hour tonight starting at 5 p.m. All drinks are half off until 7:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., admission is $10. The dance floor opens at 11 p.m. with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron.  For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Saturday, Dec. 29

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts, “Hellmouth Happy Hour” where attendees watch one episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with drink specials. Cover is free and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts DJ Corey Craig and singer Adam Joseph tonight at 10 p.m. Both coming out of the clubs of New York, Craig’s work includes ’09 NYC Pier Dance and Joseph’s anthem “Faggoty Attention” raised him to fame in the clubs in 2007. Cover is $8 before 11 and $12 after. There are $3 drinks before 11. For details, visit towndc.com.

Sunday, Dec. 30

For those who unfortunately have to work on New Year’s Eve, the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts the “Pre-Amateur Hour Happy Hour” tonight at 8. Admission is free. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Monday, Dec. 31

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) holds its New Year’s Eve celebration tonight at 9 p.m. The Ladies of Town Drag Show begins at 10 p.m. and there is a main stage performance by the Dance Camp. Music is by DJ Escape. If attendees buy tickets in advance they will not have to wait in a long line. Tickets are $20 in advance and admission is $25 at the door. For more information, visit towndc.com.

Phase 1 (528 8th St. SE) hosts its “Solid Gold: Women’s New Year’s Eve Party” tonight at 7 p.m. Hats, noise makers and other accoutrements will be provided. There will be a balloon drop and everyone receives complimentary champagne split. Music will be by DJ Jay Von Tease. Admission is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW) sends 2012 out with a bang with pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band for “A Jazz New Year’s Eve” tonight at 7 p.m. After the performance there will be festive dancing, a countdown and a ball drop in the grand foyer that will be included with the ticket. Tickets are $90. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Foundry Gallery (1314 18th St., NW) presents “Earth Flowing Plane” by Edward Bear Miller opening at the gallery today at noon. The exhibition includes new oil paintings influenced by the D.C. landscape including Rock Creek Park and the Potomac River. This exhibition is free. For more information, visit foundrygallery.org.

Bookmen D.C., an informal men’s gay-literature group, discusses “God and Monsters” by Christopher Bram tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tenleytown Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW). Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club meets this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE) for social bridge. A partner is not needed and everyone is welcome. For more information, visit lambdabridge.com.

Thursday, Jan. 3

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society hosts Jazz Café this evening at 6 p.m. at the Best Café (200 N Blvd., Richmond). The night will be filled with eclectic mix of jazz ensembles. Light food and drink will be available. Admission is free. For more information, visit vmfa.museum.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its gay men over 50 support group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group is for gay men entering a new phase of life. Registration is required to attend. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) is hosting its weekly Best Package Contest tonight at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover and there are $2 vodka drinks. Participants in the contest can win $200 in cash prizes. The event is hosted by Lena Lett and music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience, and DJ Sean Morris. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

 

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