Friday, July 2
Gloss presents Ladies’ Night tonight at Apex, 1415 22nd St., N.W., introducing the Stop Light Party. Wear the glow bracelet that determines your status, red for taken, yellow for maybe, and green for single. Also featuring DC Kings’ Independence Day show and DC Gurly Show. DJ Rosie will be in the main hall. Must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.
Panorama Productions presents The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Official Premiere Party tonight at UltraBar, 911 F St., N.W. There will be Twilight themed giveaways including posters, movie tickets, and T-shirts. Doors open at 9 p.m. Visit popnightlife.com for more information.
Queer Pulp For the Girls and Bois at Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St., N.W., is tonight at 9. No cover charge, 21 and over to enter.
Saturday, July 3
“So, You Think You’re a Drag Queen,” a competition among aspiring drag queens, at Town, 2009 8th St., N.W. Those wishing to enter the contest should arrive at 10 p.m and be ready to perform. Contest starts at 10:30 p.m. There will be music and videos downstairs by Wess. $8 cover before 11 p.m. and $12 after. Must be 21 or older.
Superhero Ball at Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., Baltimore, featuring costume contest, text raffle, Lady Gaga ticket giveaway and more. The event starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 advanced VIP or $12 day-of or at the door and can be bought at superheroball.eventbrite.com. Visit clubhibbo.com for more information.
Sunday, July 4
Burgundy Crescent Volunteers have been asked to provide wranglers for the Independence Day Parade starting at 9 a.m. The balloons that will be carried are the large helium balloons that take 34 people to carry. Each rope needs a person so it is critical that you can be there. Balloon volunteers must be able to walk 10+ blocks in the sun/heat while holding the balloon ropes. The parade will take place on July 4th and will run from 7th Street to 17th Street, N.W. along Constitution Avenue. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m., and volunteers will be released once their equipment has been properly put away at the end of the parade route on 17th Street.
Independence Day fireworks on the National Mall, 9:10-9:27 p.m. Best viewing areas include the U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Arrive early and expect the usual massive crowds. Visit nps.gov for more information.
Drag Brunch at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W., hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch buffet is $20 and your first mimosa is free.
Women of Color Productions presents Grown and Sexy Independence Explosion Adult Affair featuring Shaashawn “Voycedial,” Sheri D, and more at Remington’s, 639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. Doors open at 8 p.m. $15 cover charge; 25 and older to enter. For tickets visit wocgrownsexy.eventbrite.com.
A special Ladies of Illusion show at Ziegfeld’s, 1824 Half St., S.W. Doors open at 9 p.m. Retro trivia is back upstairs at Secrets. 70s, 80s, & 90s music and trivia questions. Correct answers win free drinks. Dance to the “Sounds of Pier 9″ with DJ Darryl Strickland.
Monday, July 5
The GLB Youth Support Group will meet at the GW Center Clinic, 1922 F St., N.W., Suite 103, at 4:30 p.m.
Free Salsa lessons at Cobalt, 17th and R Sts., N.W., from 10 to 11 p.m. There will be dancing from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21 and older to enter. No cover.
Tuesday, July 6
Shear Madness, a comedy whodunit, will be performed at The Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St., N.W., at 8 p.m. Shear Madness takes place in present-day Georgetown, in the Shear Madness Hair Styling Salon. Visit kennedy-center.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Wednesday, July 7
The Tom Davaron Social Bridge Club will be meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Dignity Center, 721 8th St., S.E. No partner needed. Visit lambdabridge.com; click “Social Bridge in Washington, DC” for more information.
La Coterie will be at Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St., N.W., with Sweet Interference at 9 p.m. La Coterie is a five-piece rock band that incorporates trumpet, violin and keyboard in with traditional rock instruments. The band is comprised of Trumpet Grrrl, Anton, and Katey.
Thursday, July 8
The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents Completely Hollywood (abridged) at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, 2700 F St., N.W., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at kennedy-center.org. Completely Hollywood takes on 197 movies in 100 minutes with hilarious results.
DCBiWomen, the area’s social group for bisexual and bi-curious 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 cool bi women, and affirm the existence of the bi-identity.