March 3, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: March 4

Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters. The group will be back in town for their own show on Monday after opening for Gaga last week. (Photo courtesy of FlyTime Entertainment)

Friday, March 4

RAW, hosted by DJs Bil Todd and Shea Van Horn with special guest DJ Smudge, will be at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Free entry before 11 p.m. with a $3 cover after. There will be an open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) presents “GLEEtacular” tonight at 10 p.m. with moments from the show recreated on stage and clips shown. Cover is $10 all night for attendees 18- 20 and $5 before 11 p.m. for those 21 or older and $10 afterward.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is hosting its March Open Mic Night featuring local gay performer Monte Wolfe, who does spoken word, poetry and theatrical monologues, tonight from 8 to 10 p.m.

The D.C. Kings celebrate their 11th anniversary with a special “Best of” show tonight at Apex (1415 22nd St., N.W.) at 11 p.m.

Tilted Torch, a fire variety show, presents “But Wait! There’s More!!” at Red Palace (1212 H St., N.W.) tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring the burlesque and vaudeville of OuiOui Nonnon, ukulele tunes from Maureen Andary, contortion from Jonathan Burns and more. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit redpalacedc.com to purchase tickets.

“Shear Madness,” a comedy whodunit, will be performed at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab (2700 F St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. “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.

Saturday, March 5

Blowoff, a dance party featuring gay DJs Bob Mould and Richard Morel, will be at 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight. Doors opens at 11:30 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at 930.com.

Adventuring, a D.C.-based gay and lesbian outdoor group, is hosting a hike in the George Washington National Forest. The group will meet near the Pentagon City Metro station at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the trail. For more information, visit adventuring.org.

Post-Classical Ensemble presents a performance of gay composer Lou Harrison’s works at Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m.

Mautner Project’s 21st anniversary gala, “Dare to Be” is tonight at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St., N.W.) from 5:30 p.m. to 12;30 a.m.

The Montgomery County Gay Men’s Community will hold its monthly potluck social today from 7 to 10 p.m. in Potomac. For more info call John at 240-342-2757

Signature Theatre and Ken Ludwig host a book release party for “Lend Me a Tenor and Other Plays,” a new anthology published by Smith and Kraus” tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. at Signature Theatre’s Mead Lobby (4200 Campbell Ave.) in Arlington. The event will include readings from “Moon Over Buffalo,” “Shakespeare in Hollywood” and “Leading Ladies.” This is a free event.

Washington National opera presents “Madama Butterfly” at the Kennedy Center. The show is performed in Italian with English supertitles. Catherine Naglestad will play the role of Cio-Cio-San. Tickets range from $55 to $300. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit kennedy-center.org.

Sunday, March 6

Flip-Out, D.C.’s LGBT flip cup league, has its weekly games today at 5 p.m. at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.). For more information, visit flipoutdc.com.

The D.C. Jazz Jam, a weekly jam free for both musicians and jazz lovers, is tonight from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Dahlak (1771 U St., N.W.).

Monday, March 7

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) and Metro D.C. PFLAG are hosting a LGBT youth working group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss ways to support LGBT youth in D.C. This will be going on at the same time as the Center’s volunteer night which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Rev. Linda Calkins will lead a wellness workshop “Finding Your Perfect Workout” today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Calkins is also a certified fitness trainer. The workshop will be held at Mautner Project (1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W.).

The Scissor Sisters concert at 9:30 Club is sold out, but Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) is hosting an after party with music by Aaron Riggins and Shea Van Horn. Doors open at 9 p.m. This event is free with a ticket stub from the concert and $5 without.

Tuesday, March 8

The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance will be holding its membership meeting tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archive (1201 17th St., N.W.). This meeting is open to the public.

La Tomate Italian Bistro (1701 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) is hosting Carnevale D.C., a “glam” alternative to “Fat Tuesday,” from 5 to 11 p.m. No ticket is required to access the bar, but tickets for the four-course Venetian menu are $75 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit carnevaledc.com.

Wednesday, March 9

The third annual CAGLCC Mega LGBT Networking and Social Event is today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.). Some of the groups invited to attend include Burgundy Crescent, Federal GLOBE, GAYLAW, and D.C. Out and Equal. This is no cover for this event. Visit meganetworkingdc.com to register.

Rainbow Response and CAAPE are holding their monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

DCBiWomen will be having its monthly dinner at Café Luna (1633 P St., N.W.) tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit dcbiwomen.org.

Baltimore’s Sticky Buns Burlesque take the stage at Red Palace (1212 H St., N.W.). The revue will showcase the group’s “perverse” performance art. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show beings at 9. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

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