March 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: March 11

Washington National Opera’s production of ‘Madama Butterfly’ is at the Kennedy Center this week. (Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy of Washington National Opera)


Ziegfeld’s presents Long Island Heat as Latino night returns tonight. There’s a $5 cover from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and a $10 cover after 10:30.

Women in Their Twenties, a social discussion and dinner group, will be meeting tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).

Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., N.W.) presents “Inspiration” with paintings by Betsy Forster and “Surfaces” with paintings by Michelee Cormier. Forster paints landscapes, particularly uninhabited areas. Cormier “captures the deterioration of urban surfaces over time.” The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the exhibits will be on display through March 27.

Lace Lounge (2214 Rhode Island Ave., N.E.) presents Social Climax tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. There’s a $10 cover all night and free drinks before 11:30 p.m.

The D.C. Independent Film Festival continues today with two sessions at the Gala Theatre (3333 14th St., N.W.). The first session at 7 p.m. will feature movies about life and liberty and the second session at 9:45 p.m. will feature comedies. Tickets to individual sessions are $10 for general admission or $7 for students and seniors. Other ticket packages are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The festival will continue through Sunday.

Saturday, March 12

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) launches its new monthly event, “Just Circuit” at 10 p.m. featuring all house music with DJ Wayne G upstairs and DH Kuhmeleon downstairs. For more information, visit or

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) presents Funkytown, a retro dance party on the main floor with DJ Ed Bailey playing music from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. There will also be live performances by x-faction and the Ladies of Town. Doors open at 10 p.m. There is an $8 cover before 11 p.m. and $12 afterward. All attendees must be 21 or older.

Also at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) is the Team D.C. Fashion Show and Model Search. This event benefits the Team D.C. College Scholarship program. There is a $10 cover. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

plan b gallery (1530 14th St., N.W.) is hosting an opening reception for its exhibit of paintings by Kathy Beynette, Patrick Campbell and Michelee Montalbano from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Beynette’s narrative paintings are “fun and whimsical.” Campbell’s paintings are complex and saturated with color and Montabano creates a “ghost-like presence” in her paintings.

Sunday, March 13

As part of “maximum INDIA,” the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) hosts Bhangra class with DJ Rekha at 3 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. This is a free event.

The D.C. Kings continue their 11th anniversary celebration with a Best of show at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) tonight at 10 p.m. The cover ranges from $5 to $10 and money raised will go to Chris Hara, a former king who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident.

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

Monday, March 14

The Washington National Opera presents “Madama Butterfly” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) with Catherine Naglestad playing the role of Cio-Cio-San. The performance is in Italian with English supertitles. There will be an artist Q&A following the performance. Tickets range from $55 to $300 and can be purchased online at

Bears do Yoga at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court N.W.) tonight at 6:30 p.m. Class lasts for an hour and serves as an introduction to yoga for people of all different body types and physical abilities. It’s taught by Michael Brazell. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 15

Mautner Project is having a volunteer orientation today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ideal volunteers should have access to a car, good driving record and a commitment to the needs of cancer patients. For more information, call 202-332-5536 or e-mail

Druid Ireland presents the opening of Penelope at Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Penelope is a riff on Homer’s Odyssey and is about four suitors dressed in Speedos and terrycloth robes trying to woo a young woman. Tickets range from $35 to $50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Join Burgundy Crescent Volunteers to help pack safer sex kits from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at FUK!T’s new packing location Green Lantern, 1335 Green Ct., N.W.

Wednesday, March 16

D.C. Ice Breakers host their monthly open skate tonight from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, on top of the Ballston Common Mall parking garage (627 N Glebe Rd.) in Arlington. After skating the group will hit a local bar for a social hour. Skating is $8 plus $3 for skate rental. For more information, visit

The American Humanist Association presents “Humanism — An Introduction,” a one hour overview of the progressive, nontheist philosophy and an introduction to related local groups. This overview will be held at 1777 T St., N.W., at 2 p.m. It’s gay led but not gay specific. For more information, e-mail or call 202-238-9088.

The Tom Davaron Social Bridge Club will meet at 7:30 tonight at the Dignity Center, 721 8th St., S.E., (across from Marine Barracks) for social bridge. No partner is needed. Visit and click on “Social Bridge in Washington” for more information.

Thursday, March 17

As part of “maximum INDIA,” the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) hosts a performance at 6 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater of “Ticket to Bollywood,” showcasing the song and dance movie genre live on stage with artistic direction by Shubhra Bhardwaj. This is a free event.

Nellie’s is opening at 11 a.m. today for “Kegs and Eggs” as part of its St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Some other St. Patrick’s day specials include green beer, Irish car bombs, shepherd’s pie and green mini Maria cupcakes.

FotoDC and the Crystal City Business Improvement District present the opening of Flash, a month-long even showcasing photography. There will be two separate exhibits, a library of photography books and a lounge for refreshments and discussion. The penthouse gallery (2450 Crystal Drive) in Arlington is open from 5 to 10 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 17.

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