Friday, June 11
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Morgan Michaels, Tatianna, and Sahara Davenport perform in the drag show and on the main stage featuring a live performance by The Ladies of Town and X-Faction at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. N.W. Doors open at 9 p.m. $2 drinks from 9-10 p.m. Drag show starts at 10:30 p.m. Upstairs music by Wess; downstairs music and video by BacK2bACk. $10 from 10-11 p.m. and $15 after 11 p.m. 18 and over.
SIREN Launch Party (A summer adventure back to APEX!) Join Mikey Adolphson (SHIFT) and Aaron Riggins (HHHH & WTF), as they team up for a summer adventure back to Apex, 1415 22nd St. N.W. Doors open at 10 p.m., 18 and over.
Homo/Sonic: Alt.DC.Pride edition at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. N.W. D.C.’s diverse, coed, trans-inclusive, straight-friendly alternative queer dance party. This time being presented by Alt.DC.Pride; homo/sonic with a mix of indie, electro, pop, retro, disco and so much more. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Mad Hatter’s Underland at Cobalt, 1639 R St. N.W. DJ Drew G will put you under his spell with amazing new remixes as well as your favorites. Join Cobalt’s Mad Hatter, Joey Salinas, when he takes the stage with some familiar Wonderland faces. 10 p.m., 21 and over.
“SWEAT” Capital Pride 2010 official Friday night men’s party at Ziegfeld’s/Secrets, 1824 Half St. S.W., 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Featuring DJ Jason Royce, porn star Ricky Sinz live on stage and 30 all-nude male dancers hosted by Miss Latroya Nichole. Also the very special “Glee” inspired Ladies of Illusion shows in Ziegfeld’s at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. featuring Miss Gay America 2010 CoCo Montrese. Doors open at 9 p.m. $10 before 10:30 p.m., $13 after. 21 and over.
Friday Night Erev Shabbat Services, 8:30 p.m.-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, June 12
Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. N.W., special guest DJ Chris Cox. Also featuring the Ladies of Town and X-Faction. Doors open at 9 p.m., $2 drinks from 9-10 p.m. Drag show starts at 10:30 p.m.; downstairs music by Wess. $10 from 10-11 p.m. and $15 after 11 p.m. 21 and over.
Capital Pride & BYT Present: “Homo Erectus — The Evolution of Pride” at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Tickets are $25 in the pre-sale, but will be more at the door. Get your tickets at dcpride-fb.eventbrite.com/. The lineup: Shea Van Horn (MIXTAPE, RAW), Natty Boom (Anthology of Booty), Matt Bailer (MIXTAPE, Peach Pit), Junebullet (She.Rex, First Ladies DC Collective), DJ MAJR (SHIFT) and more.
Capital Pride Women’s Event “Pucker Up!” at Lace, 2214 Rhode Island Ave., N.E. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Free until 11 p.m. with flier or Facebook RSVP. 21 and over.
Sunday, June 13
Wild Cherry, the “After-Festival” Party/Tea Dance, 6 p.m. at the Donovan House, 1155 14th St., N.W. Tickets $7. Music will be supplied by Chicago DJ Steve Henderson and D.C.’s DJ Jason Horswill. Special live performance by NYC club diva Vanessa Conde at 10 p.m. Half the proceeds will be donated to Capital Pride in memory of Bill Miles, a committee member of both Capital Pride and Cherry who recently passed away.
TheNewGay.net & Alt.DC.Pride present: Anniething Goes with special guest DJ Lady Miss Kier (of Deee-Lite) and DJ vAnniety kills aka miss lesbanAnnie (LipstickInDC). U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. N.W. Doors open at 6 p.m., 18 and over. Tickets available at ticketalternative.com/Events/11419.aspx
Capital Pride presents the post-Festival party at Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W. Featuring music from DJ Drew G from NYC. $5 cover, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Capital Pride.
Monday, June 14
Country Western dance lessons at Remingtons, 639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. (½ block West of Eastern Market Metro) from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., $5 per person, per lesson (dance class participants should wear boots or shoes with leather soles.)
Tuesday, June 15
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, June 16
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 Court N.W.
General Program Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m., $12. Vajroyogini Buddhist Center 1803 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 2nd floor. How can we learn to love without pain? Through these teachings, we will learn to enjoy our relationships and in turn benefit others. For more information visit meditation-dc.org or contact us at 202-986-2257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 17
Active Duty Thursday at Motley Bar above EFN Lounge, 1318 9th St. N.W., $3, 9-11 p.m. First drink is free with a military ID.