March 24, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: March 25

'Blue, Yellow and Green Grasses' is part of an exhibit called 'Grasses' by artist Mary Ott that will be on display starting Wednesday and throughout April at Touchstone Gallery in Washington. Receptions with the artist are planned for April 1 and 10. (Image courtesy of Touchstone Gallery)

TODAY

Caliente Grande is tonight at Apex (1415 22nd St., N.W.) starting at 9 p.m. DJ Michael Brandon will be spinning the Latin dance party in the main hall. There is a $10 cover charge. Attendees must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.

Brightest Young Things presents “A Night at the Newseum II: Way Out of Line” at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. with DJs Nickodemus and Ancient Astronauts. Tickets are $15 in advanced and drink tickets are $4. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit brightestyoungthings.com.

The New Gay hosts Beat City at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room (1725 Columbia Rd., N.W.) tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. featuring music from artists such as Joan Jett, Le Tigre, Bloc Party and more. There will also be a giveaway and the winner will get a pair of tickets to see The Raveonettes at Black Cat and a copy of their new record, “Raven in the Grave.” For more information, visit, thenewgay.net.

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.).

Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave.) in Arlington presents “Pride Night” with a performance of “And the Curtain Rises” at 8 p.m. followed by a post-show cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception.

The Lodge (21614 National Pike) in Boonsoro presents “So You Think You Can Sing!,” a karaoke and dance party, tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with DJ Christy. All participants get a free rail or domestic beer with their first performance. There is a $5 cover.

The “1st Friday of the Month,” a professional women for women social group, is meeting tonight at Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

Every fourth Saturday of the month, Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) is hosting Jocks vs. Jocks from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover is $5 if wearing sports attire, $7 if not. There’s a trophy and cash prizes for the winning team.

Busboys & Poets (1025 5th St., N.W.) presents “Wake up and Smell the Coffee!: A Community Gathering on D.C. Voting Rights and Statehood” today at 9 a.m. in the Cullen Room. This is a free event.

The Kennedy Center (2700 F. St., N.W.) presents Bowen McCauley Dance’s 15th anniversary season “Red. Hot. Fabulous.” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. The show is made up of five different pieces, “Haiku Suite,” “World Premiere,” “Time and Clouds,” “Ozone” and “Telemetry.” Tickets are $36 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

Ultrabar (911 F St., N.W.) hosts Ladies Night: Coyote Ugly Edition tonight from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. featuring The House Tribe and DJs Tektronics, Mario and Saam and an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m. on the main floor. Get free and reduced admission passes at dcclubbing.com.

“Shear Madness,” a comedy whodunit, will be performed twice tonight at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab (2700 F St., N.W.) at 6 and 9 p.m. “Madness” takes place in present-day Georgetown, in the Shear Madness Hair Styling Salon. Tickets are $42. Visit kennedy-center.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Congressional Chorus presents “Stompin’ at the Savoy: A 1930s Cabaret Ballroom” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St., N.E.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission. Contact Debby McConnell at 202-399-7993, ext. 182 or debby_mcconnell@congressionalcorus.org for information.

Sunday, March 27

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.).

Busboys & Poets will be showing the film “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry” tonight at 8 p.m. as part of its “Focus-In! Cinema for a Conscious Community,” at the 5th and K location (1025 5th St., N.W.) and the film “Pushing the Elephant” in the Langston Room at 14th and V location (2021 14th St., N.W.).

Monday, March 28

The GLBTA Resource Center at American University is hosting a workshop entitled “Bisexual 101″ today from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Mary Graydon Center, Room 247. The workshop will look at issues related to bisexuality as well as bisexuality across cultures and historical epochs and look at some prominent bisexuals. To RSVP, e-mail glbta@american.edu with your name.

SAGE Metro D.C. is holding its monthly meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).

Professionals in the City and the D.C. Center are hosting a speed dating event for lesbian and bisexual women at Chi-Cha Lounge (1624 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 11 p.m. Attendees will date for about an hour and then be able to mingle with everyone. After the event, matches can be made online. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit prosinthecity.com.

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 dccenter.org.

Tuesday, March 29

Out musician Kaki King will be performing at the Birchmere (3701 Mt Vernon Ave.) in Alexandria tonight with Joe Robinson. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St., N.W.) is hosting an open mic poetry night tonight at 9 p.m. in the Langston Room. Wristbands will be on sale in the bookstore for $4 starting at 10 a.m. until they are sold out.

Wednesday, March 30

The reality show “Drag City: D.C.” will be taping a drag show on roller skates tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Temple Hills Skating Center (3132 Branch Ave.) in Temple Hills. The show starts at 8. Admission is $15 with a buffet for an additional $5.

Busboys & Poets (4251 South Campbell Ave.) in Arlington is hosting an organic happy hour today at 4 p.m. featuring  Butte Creek IPA Sam Smith Ale cocktails, Eco Mojito Tree-Tini and more.

Thursday, March 31

Adventuring, a D.C. gay and lesbian outdoor group, will be hosting a cherry blossom evening hike. The group will meet at the top of the escalators at Waterfront Metro and leave at 6 p.m. The only required cost if the $2 trip fee. For more information, visit adventuring.org.

Cherry 2011 kicks off tonight at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) with a pre-game and pass pick-up with DJ Nick Centrik Purcell from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. followed by Ignition with DJs Randy Bettis and Jason Horswill at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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