Friday, June 4
RAW returns to the Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court N.W., from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. RAW is inspired by gay parties of the early 80s, filled with fog, strobe lights and throbbing music and features go-go boys and naughty performances. The hosts for the evening are Karl Marks and resident DJs, Shea and Bil. DJ Sirlinda will be the special guest DJ. Entry is free before 11 p.m., and $3 after that. 21 and over.
Reel Affirmations 20th Anniversary Celebration. One in Ten invites you to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Reel Affirmations. The celebration takes place at 7 p.m. at the home of Alison and Dan Masey, 1700 Kalorama Road, N.W. The suggested donation for this event is $100. RSVP to email@example.com. For more information visit oneinten.org.
Saturday, June 5
Special Friday night/Saturday Morning After Hours XXX CODE Event at The Crucible, 1816 Half Street S.W., from 2:30 a.m.-7 a.m. Strict CODE dress code enforced as always. $10 admission, music by DJs Bryan Yamasaki & C-Dubz.
Join the DC Center for a discussion of intimate partner violence with a focus on the LGBTQ youth and trans communities. Panelists for these partner organizations will provide insight on the signs and fallout of partner violence among the people they serve, as well as the services they provide to combat violence. The forum takes place at 7 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, 1810 14th Street, N.W.
Tom Goss and Jeremiah Clark are wrapping their 50-city tour with a performance at Freddie’s Beach Bar, 555 23rd St. South, Arlington, Va., from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets are $10 but only $5 if you are a Freddie’s VIP (you can fill out the form day of) and free if you wear pajamas. That’s right — it’s pajama night at Freddie’s!
CODE, returns to EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St. N.W., for its monthly installment. Gear, rubber, skin, uniform or leather dress code will be strictly enforced. Music provided by DJ Frank Wild. Admission is $10. Code is an 18+ event. There will be an open bar from 9-10.
Queering Sound 10, an annual staging of alternative sound, digital arts, and spoken word from LGBT, post-gender-identified, supportive, and queer artisans. Queering Sound, presented by Triangle Artists Group and DC Sonic Circuits, takes place at 7 p.m. at Pyramid Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Performers include Arthur Loves Plastic, Michelle Webb, Nicholas Szczepanik, A.B. Miner, Insect Factory, Isnaj Dui, Dan Vera, Danielle Evennou, Blk w/Bear, VJ Poppins, Richard Chartier, Vlt, Blk, Soft Pieces, and Human Crochet Project.
Sunday, June 6
From 7 a.m.-4 p.m., DC Strokes Rowing Club hosts the 17th annual Stonewall Regatta. This year, the regatta will take place at Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac River. The Stonewall Regatta is a USRowing certified regatta. Athletes come from as far away as Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Denver to join our mid-Atlantic neighbors from Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. Go to dcstrokes.org for more details.
If you and your partner are planning to wed in the DC Metropolitan area, then circle today on your calendar for a very special event. Pink Dot Concepts will premiere “Say I Do!” — the ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo — at the Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St., N.W., from 1-6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit sayidoexpo.com.
Monday, June 7
Volunteer night at 6:30 p.m., at the DC Center, 1810 14th St., N.W. Come for a chance to get involved with your local community center, and to check out the facility. Bring your friends and meet new ones. Activities may include updating the lending library, making safer sex kits, data entry, or anything else that needs to be done. Pizza and soda will be served.
The DCJCC will be hosting the D.C. premiere of Seth Rudetsky’s “Deconstructing Broadway” at 8 p.m. Sirius/XM Radio star and Broadway pianist Seth Rudetsky explores his own private audio/video collection in his one-man show, “Deconstructing Broadway.” With perfect comic timing, Rudetsky deconstructs what’s vocally amazing and what’s a vocal travesty. He has played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows including “Ragtime” and “Les Miserables.” Rudetsky wrote for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” was the vocal coach on MTV’s “Legally Blonde: Search for Elle Woods” and writes a weekly column at Playbill.com. The cost of the event is $15, $12 Washington DCJCC Members/Seniors/Students/Limited Income. Buy tickets at the JCC, or visit washingtondcjcc.org.
Tuesday, June 8
AltDCPride is proud to present CocoRosie starting at 9:30 p.m. The queer band will be gracing the Black Cat main stage, 1811 14th St., N.W., with their unique brand of ethereal, performance-infused rock.
Wednesday, June 9
POZ Wednesdays from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., upstairs at the Green Lantern, 1331 Green Ct., N.W. Music by DJ C-Dubz. $3 Grey Goose from 9-11 p.m.
Thursday, June 10
DCBiWomen, the area’s social group for bisexual and bicurious women, will meet at Cafe Luna, 1633 P St., N.W., at 7 p.m. The group’s goal is to create an accepting, encouraging environment for bisexual women regardless of the gender of their partner or what they are looking for, meet other bi women and affirm the existence of the bi-identity. Bi-curious women are welcome. For more information visit dcbiwomen.org.