April 8, 2010 | by Tyrone Ford
Calendar for April 9

Friday, April 9

Thank GLAAD it’s Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W.

Bachelor Auction at EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St., N.W., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Complimentary Admission, must be 21+ to enter

Volunteers are needed for the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Anniversary Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail tojonathan@burgundycrescent.org. CAGLCC will honor local leaders in the business community, including PR guru Cathy Renna, at the dinner. Tickets start at $180 for members. Silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and program start at 8 p.m. Visit caglcc.org for information.

The Julliard String Quartet plays at the Library of Congress at 8 p.m. in the Jefferson Building, ground floor, Coolidge Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 202- 707-5502 for further information.

Saturday, April 10

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 10 a.m. – noon, rain or shine. The parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W.

The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is held 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 12th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.

David Sedaris brings his comedy show to Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., at 8 p.m. Tickets range $30-40; call 410-783-8000 for box office.

Metro DC PFLAG holds its 13th annual gala dinner at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St., N.W. Tickets are $175; visit pflagdc.com for information. The evening will be emceed by Ann Gillespie and will feature an appearance by Mike Manning of MTV’s “Real World D.C.”

Sunday, April 11

Trans Town Hall Dinner from 2-5 p.m. at HIPS, 1309 Rhode Island Ave., N.E., 2B. For more information, visit dctranscoalition.org or call 202.557.1951.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1803 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 2nd floor, conducts its Dharma for Kids and Families from 10-11 a.m. This class is a place families can go to learn together how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to calm minds. Kids are $4, parents $6 and suitable for ages 4-12. Visit meditation-dc.org for more information or contact the center at 202-986-2257 or info@meditation-dc.org.

Monday, April 12

Bears do Yoga. Classes begin at 6:15 p.m. in the DC Center Activity Room, 1810 14th St. N.W., and last for one hour. There is a suggested $5 donation. To RSVP, e-mail yoga@thedccenter.org.

Volunteers are needed for Food and Friends. Volunteers will help with food preparation (chopping veggies) and packing groceries. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail jonathan@burgundycrescent.org

Tuesday, April 13

DC Agenda is co-sponsoring a series of three financial seminars along with the DC Center and Equality Maryland. The free seminars are conducted by financial planner Joseph Kapp and will help answer financial questions related to same-sex marriage laws in D.C. and Maryland. The first is April 13 at 7 p.m., Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 190 W. Ostend St., Suite 201, Baltimore.

Wednesday, April 14

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center 1803 Conn. Ave. NW 2nd FL. conducts it’s General Program which provides an introduction to basic Buddhist view, meditation, and practice. Each class is self-contained. You can drop in at any point. Visit www.meditation-dc.org for more information or contact the center at 202-986-2257 or info@meditation-dc.org

The second financial seminar sponsored by DC Agenda, the DC Center and Equality Maryland is held at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 8720 Georgia Ave., Ste. 303 (at Cameron St.), in Silver Spring, Md.

Thursday, April 15

Galactica and the Chocolate Factory. Ganymede Arts’ Special Agent Galactica will perform a two-set act at ACKC Cocoa Bar Café, 1529 14th St., N.W., from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free admission.

The third financial seminar sponsored by DC Agenda, the DC Center and Equality Maryland is held at 7 p.m. at 1330 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Team DC and Jacob Pring Events present: Jock-A-Thon at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., N.W., from 8-11 p.m. (Gaming night will go until close.) Players representing several LGBT area recreational sports teams will be present to recruit, gain new supporters and network with the other sports teams. This event will also kick off the Team DC monthly Gaming Night at Town that will be held on every third Thursday each month. Entry is free from 8-9 p.m.; $5 after 9 p.m. with unlimited game play. 21+ to enter

CHERRY WEEKEND EVENTS

The Cherry Fund Presents: “Cherry Weekend: A Return to Tradition.” Some of the hottest DJs are in town this weekend for a series of parties for the annual Cherry Weekend. The Cherry Fund was incorporated in 1999 and has made more than $900,000 in grants to various community organizations, of which 95 percent comes from individual ticket sales.

This year’s VIP Event Pass is $125 and grants entry into all Cherry Weekend events, including the Deborah Cox show at Town. Tickets can also be purchased for individual events. Visit cherryfund.org for more information.

Passes will be available to purchase online. Visit boxofficetickets.com/cherry and click “Contributions” and make a $125 contribution. Print out your confirmation and bring it to the Welcome Center located at the DC Center, 1810 14th St., N.W., on Friday, April 9 from noon-9 p.m. Tickets for individual events will be sold at the door at the appropriate venue.

This weekend’s schedule of events for “Cherry Weekend: A Return to Tradition” is as follows:

Friday, April 9

• Bachelor Auction at EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St., N.W., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Complimentary Admission, must be 21+ to enter

• Night Party with DJ Alyson Calagna and opening/backroom DJ Jason Horswill at Apex, 1415 22nd St., N.W. from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Individual event ticket price is $12, 18+ to enter

Saturday, April 10

• Moody Mia (Moody’s birthday party) with DJ Joe Gauthreaux at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., N.W. from 2-7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased separately through appropriate organization. 21+ to enter.

• Town presents Deborah Cox w/ DJ Ed Bailey (sanctioned event) at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., N.W. from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Individual event ticket price is $25; 21+ to enter.

Sunday, April 11

• Morning Party w/ DJ Susan Morabito at Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W., from 4:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Individual event ticket price is $15; 21+ to enter.

• Closing Party w/ DJ Abel, opening dj tim e at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., N.W. from 8:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. Individual event ticket price is $20; 21+ to enter.

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