Friday, May 7
The international hit, “Naked Boys Singing!” will heat up the beginning of summer. The D.C. production will premiere a song by the original writers created especially for local audiences. The show will run from May 7-June 13 at 1409 Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th St., N.W. Visit ganymedearts.org/NBS.htm for tickets.
RAW will return to the Green Lantern, located at 1335 Green Court, N.W., from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Raw is an electro-disco party on the first Friday of each month inspired by gay parties of the early 80s. Join your host, Karl Marks and resident DJs Shea and Bil for some dirty retro fun. Fill your night with fog, lasers, strobe lights and throbbing music. Free entry before 11 p.m., cover is just $3 after that.
Shawn Colvin performs at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45; call 703-549-7500 for information.
Saturday, May 8
It’s a family-friendly celebration of marriage equality at “My Big Fat Gay Wedding Reception,” 7-10 p.m., All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St., N.W. Tickets are $50/individual or $100/family available at all-souls.org. Magician and child care for the kids; dancing and door prizes for the adults.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s 53rd annual Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour. Hours for the tour are Saturday, 4–8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Sunday refreshments break at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church is from 2–4:30 p.m. Tour tickets are $25 in advance ($20 for CHRS members) and $30 the weekend of the tour. They may be purchased at www.chrs.org and at select venues around the Hill (locations available at the CHRS web site).
History will be made tonight when Betty White hosts Saturday Night Live for the first time. In honor of this momentous occasion, Shaaron Van Riggins is throwing a special party at Duplex Diner, 2004 18th St., N.W. Watch the live SNL telecast (which starts at 11:30 p.m.) plus “hijacked” commercial breaks, drink specials, including Betty White-themed cocktails, music by DJs Shea Van Horn + Aaron Riggins, and prizes for best WHITE and BETTY WHITE inspired costumes.
Fuego’s Got Talent contest, 1818 New York Ave, N.E., from 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Hosted by the Queen of the House “Miss Gigi Paris Couture” and featuring music from DJ Flaco. To enter the contest contact Philip at www.facebook.com/marquesadoyle
Mousetrap, billed as D.C.’s “biggest Britpop dance night” is held at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., N.W., on the main stage at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Visit blackcatdc.com for information.
Madonnarama at Town, 2009 8th St., N.W. (corner of 8th & U) features performances by the Ladies of Town and the Town dancers. Doors open at 10 p.m., drag show at 10:30 p.m.; music and videos downstairs by Wess. $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 thereafter.
The Whitman-Walker Clinic HIV Mobile Testing will be at Apex, 1415 22nd St., N.W., 10 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 9
Meditation and Prayers for World Peace at the Vajroyogini Buddhist Center, 1803 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 2nd floor. Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. These classes include a short teaching, guided meditations and prayers for world peace. For more information visit www.meditation-dc.org or contact 202-986-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 10
The Imperial Court of Washington, D.C. will hold a “Town Hall Meet and Greet” at 7 p.m. at the DC Center, 1810 14th St., N.W. The Imperial Court’s sole mission is to raise funds for the community, give back more than it receives, and to help raise awareness for important causes.
Country Western Dance Lessons at Remingtons, 639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., 8:30-9:30 p.m., $5 per person, per lesson. (Dance class participants should wear boots or shoes with leather soles.)
Tuesday, May 11
MAsT (Masters and Slaves Together) monthly meeting from 7:30–9 p.m. at the DC Center, 1810 14th St., N.W. For more information about this group visit: http://mastwashington.org.
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.
Wednesday, May 12
Rainbow Response monthly meeting at the DC Center, 1810 14th Street N.W., from 7-8 p.m. Regular meeting of individuals and agencies collaborating to address intimate partner violence among LGBTQ people in the greater DC area. This meeting normally occurs on the second Wednesday of each month. Check www.rainbowresponse.org for additional information.
Each Wednesday at the Green Lantern is POZ Wednesday. Starting at 8 p.m., POZ mixers provide a supportive atmosphere for those who are HIV positive and those who want to help eradicate the stigma surrounding HIV. The Green Lantern is located at 1335 Green Ct., N.W.
Thursday, May 13
Active Duty Thursday at Motley Bar above EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St., N.W., $3. First drink is free with a military ID.