Friday, July 23
Hirshhorn After Hours is tonight at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave. at Seventh Street, S.W., from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come out for an outrageous night of campy drag and electrifying dance music hosted by drag performer Summer Camp. There will be live performances by Karl Marks, Brandon Joseph Neukam, and Sunrize Highway. DJs Matt Bailer (MIXTAPE, Peach Pit) and Bil Todd (RAW) will be spinning an eclectic mix of electro, alt-pop, disco, and house, with visual projections by Richard Sawka and Erik Loften. Catch the World Premiere of the latest, outrageous digital short from CRACK, featuring Summer Camp, Chris Farris, and Karl Jones and directed by Greg Price with original music by Bluebrain. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance by going to hirshhorn.si.edu/afterhours.
In celebration of the landmark exhibition “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” on view at the National Gallery of Art through Sept. 16, Busboys and Poets, 5th & K Sts., and Split This Rock present “Howl” in the City at 8 and 10 p.m. Renowned poet Anne Waldman, friend of Allen Ginsberg, will present three performances of his legendary poem Howl. Inspired by the spontaneous nature of the Beats, Matthew Hemerlein leads a string quartet in a musical improvisation to accompany the poem. Waldman will also perform her original poems and will be preceded by local poets Chris August, Kenneth Carroll, and Venus Thrash. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. Visit washingtonblade.com for more on this event.
The Faux-Real Theatre Company presents Queer in the USA tonight at the Goethe Institut, 812 7th St., N.w., at 11 p.m. as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. A teenage boy’s obsession with Bruce Springsteen leads him to New York City. Lovers, rockers, and gypsies challenge him to embrace his queerness. Does he have what it takes to rock it out like The Boss? Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. N.W., or by phone at 866-811-4111.
Wet Girls tonight at Club Liv, 2001 11th St., N.W., from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Get drenched with everything from pop to not, featuring DJs K La Rock (You Ain’t Slick) and Junebullet (She.Rex/You Ain’t Slick). $5 cover and must be 18 or older to enter.
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.
Baltimore Beltway Divas Show at Ziegfeld’s, 1824 Half St., S.W., with Tatiyanna Voché, ChiChi Rae Colby, Phoenix Bloomingdale, JoAnna Blue, Sparkle Alexandria, and the comedy of Shawna Alexander with non-stop club dancing. $5 cover from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and $10 after 10:30 p.m. and always includes $1 off your first drink.
The first ever Mss Apex and Miss Apex Newcomer hosted by Kristina Kelly and Tony “I Thank You” Nelson is tonight at Apex at 10 p.m. Special guest entertainers include Destiny B. Childs, Serria Spaulding, Big Daddy, Isis Deverreoux, and Arione Decardea. There is a $10 cover and you must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Saturday, July 24
Adams Morgan Gives Back is an all day event. Buy a Citizen Effect wristband for $10 at citizeneffect.org to receive free and discounted drinks, food, and more in the Adams Morgan neighborhood at participating businesses. All money raised will be matched by the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and goes directly to building a foster home for abandoned youth in Cloetesville, South Africa.
The DC Women’s Dinner will be at Cafe Luna, 1633 P St., N.W., at 7 p.m. RSVP by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
DC Front Runners fun walk/run at Rock Creek Park is today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The walk goes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the run goes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 25
2nd Annual Bet Mishpachah Kugel Bakeoff at 5 p.m. at DC JCC, 1529 16th St. N.W. Bake and bring your favorite Kugel. Participants will vote on the best, and that recipe will be used to make the Kugels served at the Break the Fast.
Monday, July 26
The Capital Area Rainbowlers Association presents the LGBT Summer Bowling Social at AMF Annandale Lanes, 4245 Markham St., Annandale, Va., from 8 to 10 p.m. Bowling is just $1.99 per person per game plus the $4.46 shoe rental fee. There will be some free pizza and fun door prizes/raffles. You do not need to field a team. Just attend and bowl anywhere. RSVP to Les at email@example.com
SAGE Metro DC Monthly Meeting at the DC Center, 1318 U St., N.W., from 6:30-8 p.m. SAGE Metro DC provides support and advocacy for the aging LGBT population.
Tuesday, July 27
Adventuring presents Arlington Evening Bike Ride at 6:30 p.m. This ride continues the summer-long series of Arlington Evening Bike Rides. New riders and those who may be a little out of practice are welcome. The ride will go through Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood on a 17-mile loop using bike trails and quiet residential streets. Arrive by 6:25 p.m. at the Clarendon Metro station elevator entrance, Wilson Boulevard and Highland St., and the ride starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Bring helmet, water and $2 for Adventuring.
Wednesday, July 28
DC Center Summer LGBT Intern Mixer at the DC Center, 1318 U St., N.W., from 7-9 p.m. Are you an intern in D.C. this summer? Know any interns that are LGBT or allies of the LGBT community? Please help spread the word about the first LGBT Intern Summer Mixer at the DC Center.
Mautner Project presents Mind-Body Wellness for Women who Partner with Women: Current Issues with Leslie Calman, Elizabeth Ide, and D Magrini at Equality Maryland, 1201 Sharp St., Baltimore, at 6:30 p.m. This is part of the Speakers Series.
Thursday, July 29
Atlas Performing Arts Center presents Summer Film Series: Gay 101 showing “Where the Boys Are” starring Dolores Hart and George Hamilton at the Paul Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H St., N.E., at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at atlasarts.org or at the box office one hour prior to the movie.