Friday, April 16
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network sponsors its annual national Day of Silence at thousands of schools to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying. Visit dayofsilence.org for information.
Premiere of “Back Room” at Motley Bar (upstairs at EFN Lounge), 1318 9th St. N.W., from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.. It’s unexpected, underground and uninhibited. It’s a nod toward the old, with an eye toward the new.
Trailer Park Dance Party every Friday upstairs at the Green Lantern, 1335 Green Ct., N.W., starting at 9 p.m. The Trailer Park Dance Party features the one and only “Mama” and A-Ron.the.DJ
Insult comic Lisa “the Queen of Mean” Lampanelli performs at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore at 8 p.m. Call 410-783-8000 for tickets, which cost $36.75.
The Whitman-Walker Clinic HIV Mobile Testing Unit will be at Club Fuego, 1818 New York Ave., NE, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Gay District from 8:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, a weekly, non-church affiliated discussion and social group for GBTQ men between 18 and 35. The group meets at 1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Night Erev Shabbat Services, 8:30-10 p.m., Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. Friday Night Services are followed by an Oneg Social. Please use the Q Street entrance.
Saturday, April 17
DJs Matt Bailer and Shea Van Horn present MIXTAPE at The Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. N.E., from 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. (Note: Party starts at 10:30 this month.) $5 Cover. 21 and over. Specials: $5 Red Bull Vodka & $3 Miller Lite
One Trans Show: The MANgina Monologues Starring Riki Wilchins from 9-10 p.m. Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit http://www.washingtondcjcc.org/ for more info.
EQUALICON: FROM MARCH TO MOVEMENT, Mid-Atlantic LGBTQI Activist and Educational Conference, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., All Souls Church (2835 16th St. at Harvard Street, N.W.). Brought to you by Full Equality Now DC, free with suggested $10 donation. Presentations and workshops to include Grassroots Organizing for Full Equality, Civil Rights History, Transgender Politics, International LGBTQ Rights, Students Fight Back, Direct Action and Civil Disobedience, and National/Local Legislative Updates. Social mixer, held nearby, starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info or to register, go to FENDC.org or call 202-290-7078.
Philip Doyle & DJ Hector present: Fuego Reincarnated at Club Fuego,1818 New York Ave, N.E., from 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Jell-O Wrestling returns to EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St. N.W. Anyone can enter the tournament. Win cash and prizes or just roll around with hot boys in your underwear. The wrestling starts at 9 p.m.
R&B soul singer Angie Stone plays the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, at 8 p.m. Tickets range $27-57; call 410-685-5086. On Sunday, Stone takes her show to the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. Call 703-549-7500 for tickets.
Join the DC Cowboys starting at 10 p.m. at the Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court, N.W., for their fun, sexy, late-night “After Dark Party” featuring shirtless Cowboys, live underwear auction, free giveaways, Jell-O shooters, and more.
Capital Pride Winds and Concert Band performs at 8 p.m. (and Sunday at 3 p.m.) at the Cafritz Auditorium at Bell Multicultural High School, 16th and Irving, N.W. (two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro). The program, Shades of Blue will include Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with guest pianist AnnaMaria Mattolla, Grainger’s “Children’s March” as well as Frank Ticheli’s “Amazing Grace” and “Blue Shades”. Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and senior citizens; tickets available at the door or online at dcdd.org.
Sunday, April 18
The Victory Fund holds its 10th annual Champagne Brunch to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBT elected officials. This year’s event features lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker, gay Rep. Barney Frank and includes a tribute to gay D.C. Council member David Catania. Tickets $150, 11 a.m. at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Event is sold out; e-mail email@example.com to be added to the waiting list.
DC Ice Breakers Men’s Singles Party w/Co-Host Burgundy Crescent Volunteers at ACKC Cocoa Bar, 1529C 14th St., N.W. (next to Universal Gear). Mark your calendars for this special event as the DC Ice Breakers team up with Burgundy Crescent Volunteers for a social event just for the single guys. Meet single men from DC Ice Breakers and Burgundy Crescent Volunteers from 6-8 p.m. RSVP through the DC Ice Breakers (or Burgundy Crescent Volunteers) Facebook page, or just show up.
Monday, April 19
The DC Center, 1810 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., invites bears and their allies to join in for Bears do Yoga from 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20
Drag Bingo at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W., hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee, starting at 8 p.m. Free to play, lots of cool prizes.
Wednesday, April 21
Capital Pride Interfaith Service planning meeting, 7 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St., S.W.
The Tom Davaron Social Bridge Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., at the Dignity Center 721 8th St., S.E. (across from Marine Barracks). No partner needed. Visit lambdabridge.com; click “Social Bridge in Washington, DC”
POZ Wednesdays from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., upstairs at the Green Lantern, 1331 Green Ct., N.W. DJs C-Dubz, Keith Hoffman, Jason Horswill & T-N-T Music Factory rotate. $3 Grey Goose from 9-11p.m.
Thursday, April 22
The DC Center will screen Lydia Douglas’ 1998 documentary “Nappy” at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of 14 black women and girls who choose to stop straightening their hair and “go natural.” “Nappy” explores the often complex relationship between black women and Western ideals of beauty. The screening is free and open to everyone. The DC Center is located at 1810 14th St., N.W.
GLOV will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the DC Center, 1810 14th St., N.W. The group’s regular meeting time going forward will be the fourth Thursday of each month. The primary mission of Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence is to work to reduce violence against LGBT people. For more information, e-mail infoglovdc.org.