June 17, 2010 | by Kevin Naff
Calendar for June 18

Friday, June 18

“Close to the Edge,” vintage hip-hop and dance music with DJ Dredd at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., N.W. at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $7, visit blackcatdc.com for more information.
Robin Thicke brings his R&B/urban soul sound to Baltimore’s M and T Bank Stadium at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 at ticketmaster.com.

Mautner Project is hosting a yoga wellness workshop for volunteers, caregivers, cancer patients, and cancer survivors. All LGBT and allies are also welcome to join us. The workshop takes place from 6-7 p.m. at the Mautner Project, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 710. The workshop is free, but RSVP is required as space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Jessica at jbaker@mautnerproject.org or call 202-332-5536.

Gay District, a weekly, non-church affiliated discussion and social group for GBTQ men between 18 and 35, meets tonight from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W. For more information, e-mail gd@gaydistrict.org.
Celebrate Shabbat services, 8:30-10 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. Services are followed by an Oneg social.

Saturday, June 19

Baltimore Pride begins today with the annual High Heel Race at 3:45 p.m. at Charles and Eager streets. That’s followed by the parade at 4 p.m. along Charles Street between Center and Chase streets. After the parade is the city’s famous block party from 6-10 p.m. at Charles and Eager streets. These events are free. For more information, visit baltimorepride.org.

The ladies of LURe present BARE, a packed monthly ladies party at Cobalt, 1639 R St., N.W. Cover is $6 until 11 p.m. and $8 after, 21+. Visit myspace.com/lurewdc for more information.

Moving day for the DC Center, which is relocating to 1318 U St., N.W. The Center needs your help to move today; free T-shirt to the first 25 volunteers. They are looking for volunteers for two-hour shifts beginning at 11 a.m. E-mail movingday@thedccenter.org if you can help.

Sunday, June 20

The 35th annual Baltimore Pride Festival is held today from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Druid Hill Park near the Maryland Zoo (visit baltimorepride.org for directions). Festival performers include Pandora Boxx, Tom Goss, the Pushovers, Reina Williams and more.

Bid farewell to the Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington at a special farewell concert today from 4-5 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St., S.E.

Monday, June 21

Goldfrapp performs at the 9:30 club, 815 V St., N.W. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $35 at 930.com.

World Cup action continues on the TV screens at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W. If you’re a die-hard fan — or just like drinking in the early morning on a Monday — the Portugal vs. Korea game kicks off at 7:30 a.m. today. Nellie’s is the only gay bar in the city to get special city approval to open early for World Cup viewing. Visit nelliessportsbar.com for complete schedule.

Tuesday, June 22

Sixth annual Night Out at the Nationals, 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Stadium versus the Kansas City Royals. Full story on page 40.

Join Burgundy Crescent Volunteers to help pack safer sex kits, 7-9 p.m. at EFN Lounge, on 9th Street between O and N streets.

Wednesday, June 23

[Title of Show] continues at Signature Theater in Arlington, Va., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $64-69; call 703-820-9771 for information.

Thursday, June 24

Catch Pamela Stanley tonight at Blue Moon in Rehoboth, 35 Baltimore Ave., 6-8 p.m. Stanley performs Sunday-Thursday nights this summer.

Kevin Naff is the editor and a co-owner of the Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT news publication, founded in 1969.

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