November 24, 2010 | by Juliette Ebner
Events for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Roby Chavez hosts “Persistent Voices: A World AIDS Event” tonight at the Thurgood Marshall Building (1816 12th St., N.W.) from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Presented by Us Helping Us, the D.C. Center, Ganymede Arts and the Vaccine Research Center, “Persistent Voices” is an anthology of poems by writers who died of AIDS. The event will feature readings by local actors, poets and community members. The editor of “Voices,” Philip Clark, will attend.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Urbana (2121 P St., N.W.) will host Kimpton’s Red Hot Night in the Nation’s Capital, a cocktail party benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic featuring TV personality Paul Wharton as co-host and emcee tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a live and silent auction for items such as a weekend getaway to any Kimpton hotel and two roundtrip jetBlue tickets. A $10 admission covers one drink ticket and all the proceeds go to Whitman-Walker.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Kimpton’s Palomar Arlington will host “A Taste of Virginia’s Own,” a wine tasting to benefit Nothern Virginia AIDS Ministry, tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will be given appetizers while sampling wines from places like Chateau O’Brien, Horton Cellars and Boxwood Estate Winery. Admission is $30 per person and all proceeds go to the Ministry.

Friday, Dec. 3

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) will host an open mic night tonight at 8 p.m., with poems focusing on HIV/AIDS issues in conjunction with World AIDS Day. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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