April 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm EDT | by Tyrone Ford
Calendar for April 23

Friday, April 23

Burgundy Crescent volunteers today for “GOING TO THE CHAPEL: Singing for Justice and Joy” at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. To participate, visit burgundycrescent.org.

[Gay] Comedy Show moves to Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St., N.W., this month. The show is from 8-10 p.m. with your host Shawn Hollenbach. Admission is $10.

EFN Lounge presents “Ru Who?” featuring special guest Mystique from season two of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The show starts at 9 p.m. at EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St. N.W., with DJ Matt Bailer. Must be 21+ to enter; $5 cover benefits Miss Gay DC Pageants.

Joan Rivers performs at the Avalon Theater, 42 E. Dover St., Easton, MD at 8 p.m. Call 410-822-7299 for tickets, which range $50-100.

Wicked Liquid, featuring Josh Colon from “Real World DC,” performs at Santa Fe Café, in College Park, Md., at 11 p.m.

Whitman-Walker Clinic’s 17th annual spring gala, “Masquerade on the Mall.” The black tie event will be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave., N.W. from 6:30-11 p.m. Proceeds will benefit HIV/AIDS services at Whitman-Walker. For more information visit wwc.org. See related story on page 24.

Saturday, April 24

Rainbow Families, DC, an organization for LGBT parents and prospective parents, holds its 2010 conference at GDS High School, 4200 Davenport St., N.W., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit rainbowfamiliesdc.org for information.

Burgundy Crescent volunteers today for the annual Anacostia River Clean-up and Earth Day Celebration. To participate, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Miss Gay DC America 2010 Regional Pageant, hosted by Town Danceboutique located at 2009 8th Street, N.W. Pre-judging of evening gowns at 5:45 p.m. Pageant begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. Directly after the pageant Town will feature DJ Manny Lehman; $10 cover.

Fourth Saturdays at MOVA Lounge are POZ Saturdays. POZ mixers provide a supportive atmosphere for those who are HIV positive and those who want to help eradicate the stigma surrounding HIV. Music will be provided by DJ Eric Evans and DJ Bryan Yamasaki. POZ starts at 9 p.m. MOVA Lounge is located at 1435 P St., N.W.

Fourth Saturday of each month The Green Lantern, 1335 Green Ct., N.W., is the home of électrik with your host Timur Tugberk. électrik features the best in dance, electro, deep and dirty house, trance, and circuit music provided by Dj Moh Ducis. No cover from 10-11 p.m., $5 cover from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

BLOWOFF at the 9:30 club, 815 V St., N.W., from 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Tickets $12

SHIFT returns to Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W., with “April Showers” with DJ MAJR (Mikey Adolphson) providing a mix of electro, indie rock, pop and new wave. 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $5 cover, 21+

Sunday, April 25

Drag Brunch at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W., hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee. Every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 brunch buffet, your first mimosa is free.

Monday, April 26

Bears Do Yoga. Classes will 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 for this class e-mail yoga@thedccenter.org.

Join Harvey Fierstein and the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th Street, N.W., for an intimate cabaret performance benefitting Broadway Cares. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Food by Joaquin Fajardo. Entry to the performance is $20. 21+

Country Western dance lessons at Remingtons, 639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. (half-block west of Eastern Market Metro) from 8:30-9:30 p.m., $5 per person, per lesson.

Tuesday, April 27

Free Workshop on HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data: “HIV/AIDS Surveillance in the District: the 2008 Epidemiologic Report,” presented by Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Washington Public Health Association. The workshop will take place from 1-3 p.m., in George Washington University’s Rose Hall, 2300 I St., N.W., room 229. The workshop is free, but registration is required. For more information, e-mail maphtc@hotmail.com

Whitman-Walker Clinic’s HIV Mobile Testing will be located at Miriam’s Kitchen, 2401 Virginia Ave., N.W., from 4:30-6 p.m.

Volunteers will be assembling safer sex kits and enjoying drink specials at Motley. 7-10:30 p.m. Motley is the upstairs bar at EFN Lounge, located at 1318 9th St., N.W.

Drag Bingo at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W., hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee, every Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. Free to play, lots of cool prizes.

Wednesday, April 28

Center for American Progress Action Fund presents “Understanding and Meeting the Needs of LGBT Elders” from noon-1:30 p.m. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is the keynote speaker; Winnie Stachelberg moderates. Admission is free and seating is first come, first served. Lunch served at 11:30. 1333 H St., N.W., 10th floor. For more information call 202-682-1611.

Each Wednesday at the Green Lantern is POZ Wednesday. POZ mixers provide a supportive atmosphere for those who are HIV positive and those who want to help eradicate the stigma surrounding HIV. Music will be provided by DJ Jason Horswill and DJ ELE. POZ starts at 8 p.m. The Green Lantern is located at 1335 Green Ct., N.W.

Hollaback Transgender Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. in the DC Center activity room. The DC Center is located at 1810 14th St., N.W., convenient to the U Street/Cardozo Metro and on the 14th Street bus lines.

Thursday, April 29

Edie Beale Returns to Washington, D.C. to Perform Live at Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W., at 7:30 p.m. “Edie Beale LIVE at Reno Sweeney” recreates the nightclub performance of Ms. Beale, of Grey Gardens fame, in New York City in 1978; Ganymeade’s artistic director, Jeffrey Johnson plays Beale.

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