November 3, 2010 | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: events through Nov. 11

Brent Sullivan’s 'Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps' will be performed twice Saturday in Arlington. Sullivan is a gay stand-up comic from New York who will explore gay culture by satirizing the outrageously offensive beliefs of the Kansas-based Baptist minister who preaches hate and damnation for gays. (Photo courtesy of Arlington Drafthouse)

Friday, Nov. 5

RAW will be holding its first anniversary tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) with resident DJs Bil Todd and Shea Van Horn plus guest DJ Mark Louque (FAGBASH, Provincetown). There’s a $5 cover after 11 p.m., it’s free before with an open bar from 10 to 11. Attendees must be 21 or older. For more information, visit RAWdc.com.

Zoom Urban Lesbian Excursions will be hosting “Lingerie Football League” tonight at 1st Mariner Arena (201 W. Baltimore St.) in Baltimore. Attendees can meet near the will call window at 8:30 p.m. and the game begins at 9. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit zoomexcursions.com.

Touchstone Gallery will be holding an opening reception for three exhibits today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibits include “Photos on the Loose,” photographs displayed for FotoWeek D.C. which runs through Nov. 14, “Folks Like Us,” abstract artwork by Paula B. Lantz, which runs through Nov. 28, and “Faces” by Charles St. Charles, which also runs through Nov. 28.

The Richard Montgomery High School Black Maskers Drama Club presents Moisés Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project,” a play based on interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyo., after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Richard Montgomery Auditorium (250 Richard Montgomery Drive) in Rockville. Tickets may be purchased in advance at richardmontgomerydrama.ticketleap.net or at the door, and are $5 for students and $13 for adults.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) will be holding an open mic night tonight from 7:30 to 10 p.m. hosted by Mike Brazell. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and participants must be signed up by 8. The event is free. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

The tour for “Girls to the Front: the True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution” a book by Sara Marcus, will be at St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. with a reading, discussion with “Dance of Days” author Mark Andersen and musical guests Trophy Wife, Hey Girl, the Gift and War on Women.

The gay-helmed Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company will be performing works by Anna Sokolow in the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Tickets are $30 or $24 for subscribers, and can be purchased online at claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

“Deaf in Pink: Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk in San Diego” will be showing as part of the third film screening for the World Deaf Cinema film festival from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. on the Gallaudet University campus, along with three other films. “Deaf in Pink” follows seven deaf women as they participate in the walk. It is nominated for Best Short and was directed and produced by out lesbian, Laura Harvey. Marlee Matlin, who had a role on “The L Word,” will be presented a lifetime achievement award at the festival. Tickets are $10 for a single screening and can be purchased at wdcg.gallaudet.edu. There are also packages for all the viewings as well as other events that coinicide with the festival.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Dr. Rebecca Dolinsky and Kim Sescoe of the Rainbow History Project will be moderating a panel at the D.C. Historical Studies Conference called “LGBT Religious and Spiritual Communities in the Greater Washington Area” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (1201 17th Street NW). Conference fees are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Attendees may register and pay at the door. For more information visit historydc.org/events/historicalstudiesconference.aspx.

Underground Comedy presents a night of stand-up comedy with Hal Sparks, best known as Michael in Showtime’s “Queer as Folk,” and Finesse Mitchell from “Saturday Night Live,” tonight at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. at the Forum in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. N.W.). For tickets and more information, call the box office at 202-547-1122 or visit ShakespeareTheatre.org.

Susan Burnstine, a Los Angeles photographer, will have a solo exhibit at Morton Fine Art (1781 Florida Ave., N.W.) open today and it will run through Nov. 13. MFA will host an artist talk with her today at 2 p.m. For more information, visit mortonfineart.com.

D.C.’s Different Drummers will be holding its 30th anniversary Concert, “Triumphs & Reflections” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus Auditorium (3101 16th St., N.W.) with performances by DCDD Marching Band, DC Swing!, Capitol Pride Winds, Capitol Pride Symphonic Band, and small ensembles. Tickets are $20 from band members, at the door or at the group’s online box office. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit dcdd.org.

Brent Sullivan’s “Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps” is tonight at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. at the Dome at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Boulevard) in Arlington. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at faglife.eventbrite.com/ or at the box office starting one hour before showtime.

The Richard Montgomery High School Black Maskers Drama Club presents Moisés Kaufman’s “The Laramie Project,” a play based on interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyo., after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Richard Montgomery Auditorium (250 Richard Montgomery Drive) in Rockville. Tickets may be purchased in advance at richardmontgomerydrama.ticketleap.net or at the door, and are $5 for students and $13 for adults.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance will hold its 10th annual Veterans Day Memorial Service in conjunction with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network at 2 p.m. at the Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.) at the gravesite of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, one of the first to challenge America’s ban on open service in the armed forces.

Monday, Nov. 8

A “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”-themed photo exhibit by Los Angeles photographer Jeff Sheng opens today at Human Rights Campaign headquarters (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) and runs through Wednesday. Sheng will be present today at noon to meet visitors who can view the exhibit between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday. Sheng shot the photos of discharged servicemembers over a two-year, cross-country span.

Towson University will be holding a panel on social media etiquette tonight at 5:30 p.m. in room 310 of Stephens Hall. The panel will feature social media experts who will discuss proper social media etiquette and offer “do” and “don’t” advice. This is a free event.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Daniel Phoenix Singh of the gay-helmed Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company Dance Company will be leading a workshop on hand gestures and how they are used in modern dance today at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre rehearsal room (3732) in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. The workshop is free and open to everyone.

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