TODAY (Friday, Dec. 28)Â
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts â€śMeet Up With Artâ€ť this evening at 6 p.m. at the Best CafĂ© (200 N Blvd., Richmond). Itâ€™s a meet and greet to engage with newcomers to Richmond or the art scene. There are free tours, networking, cuisines from the cafĂ© and half price drinks. For more information, visit vmfa.museum.
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts â€śDr. Who Happy Hourâ€ť 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 Bachelorâ€™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.Â For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.
Saturday, Dec. 29
The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts, â€śHellmouth Happy Hourâ€ť where attendees watch one episode of â€śBuffy the Vampire Slayerâ€ť 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, Craigâ€™s work includes â€™09 NYC Pier Dance and Josephâ€™s anthem â€śFaggoty Attentionâ€ť 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 Yearâ€™s Eve, the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts the â€śPre-Amateur Hour Happy Hourâ€ť tonight at 8. Admission is free. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.
Monday, Dec. 31
Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) holds its New Yearâ€™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 â€śSolid Gold: Womenâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve Partyâ€ť 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 â€śA Jazz New Yearâ€™s Eveâ€ť 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 â€śEarth Flowing Planeâ€ť 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 menâ€™s gay-literature group, discusses â€śGod and Monstersâ€ť 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 CafĂ© this evening at 6 p.m. at the Best CafĂ© (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.