Friday, April 15
D.C. Gurly Show presents Gurlies Gone Wild with special guests Duncan Deeply of D.C. Kings and Vixen Noir from San Francisco tonight at Phase 1 (636 8th St., S.E.) at 10:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover. All attendees must be 21 or older.
Hope Operas founder Chris Griffin and local “sideshow girl” Mab, just Mab are hosting a benefit performance and auction at Red Palace (1210 H St., N.E.) tonight at 9 p.m. They created Pastie-Aid, an emergency fund for burlesque, vaudeville and variety communities that are uninsured. For more information, visit redpalace.com.
The Center Arts Working Group will be meeting for the first time at the D.C. Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss ideas and plans for programs to be implemented at D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.). The group is dedicated to the enrichment of the LGBT community through art and all that it encompasses.
D.C. Women in Their Thirties will meet tonight at 8 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).
D.C. Cowboys will be hosting performing as part of Brodeo at Remingtons (639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.) tonight. Brodeo starts at 10 p.m. and the Cowboys will go on at midnight.
Siren returned to Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) with the Robyn Riot tonight at 10 with DJs Majr and Lemz and VJ Donna.
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.
Saturday, April 16
Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) is hosting “4square Swarm” today from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone who checks in on Foursquare will get a free corn dog.
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is having its first Friendly Visitor Training today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friendly Visitor is a volunteer-based program to provide elder members of the LGBT community with weekly visits from trained volunteers.
Metro D.C. PFLAG is holding its 14th annual gala and silent auction tonight at the Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, N.W.). The auction opens at 6 p.m. and the dinner is at 7. Alison Arngri (Nellie from TV’s “Little House”) and Scott Nevins are the guests of honor.
Bare is hosting a Japan tsunami relief fundraiser tonight at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. with DJs Rosie and Keenan. Proceeds from the event and a raffle will go to American Red Cross. Prizes being raffled are two tickets to Uh Huh Her at 9:30 Club on May 2, a $25 Starbucks gift card and a $25 Best Buy gift card.
Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents Hellmouth Happy Hour where every week an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will be screened and drink specials will be offered. This week the episode is “I, Robot … You, Jane.”
Apex (1415 22nd St., N.W.) presents The Showdown: House vs. Hip Hop with DJs Melissa and Gigi battling it out. Kristina Kelly and Her Girls of Glamour will perform at 11 p.m. Doors open at 9. There is a $10 cover and all attendees must be 18 or older.
Mixtape D.C. is tonight the Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St., N.E.) from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Mixtape is a dance party for queer music lovers and their pals that features DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer playing an eclectic mix of electro, alt-pop, indie rock, house, disco, new wave and anything else danceable. There is a $5 cover for this 21-and-older event.
Sunday, April 17
Pocket Gays is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its monthly Sunday School event with Baby Baby Blowout today from 3 to 9 p.m. on the roof deck of Local 16 (1602 U St., N.W.) with DJ Madscience.
“Shear Madness,” a comedy whodunit, will be performed twice tonight at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab (2700 F St., N.W.) at 3 and 7 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.
Michael Feinstein will be performing at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) in the concert hall tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $75 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
Monday, April 18
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.
BYT presents All City Happy Hour at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd.) in Arlington, tonight at 6 p.m. with drink specials, music and prizes including tickets to upcoming shows like Warped Tour and more. There is no cover for this event and all attendees must be 21 or older.
World Projects Corporation presents the 2011 Washington, D.C. International Music Festival in the concert hall at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) featuring the Granite Bay High School Wind Ensemble, the Calle Mayor Middle School Wind Ensemble and the Virginia Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
Tuesday, April 19
Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) hosts its weekly “Glee” watch party tonight at 8 p.m. on the deck in the pub room.
Irvine Contemporary (1412 14th St., N.W.) presents “Image/Fame/Memory” an exhibit featuring photographs of well known muscians, artists, writers and actors by Curtis Knapp, Gerard Malanga, Billy Name, Kate Simon and Shepard Fairey’s collaborations with Name and Simon. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the exhibit will be on display through Saturday. For more information, visit irvinecontemporary.com.
Wednesday, April 20
The Tom Davaron Social Bridge Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for social bridge. No partner is needed. For more information, visit lambdabridge.com and click “Social Bridge in Washington, D.C.”
D.C. Ice Breakers hosts its 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 dcicebreakers.com.
GLAA is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a reception tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle, N.W.). The group’s 2011 Distinguished Service Award will also be presented. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit glaa.org.
The 26th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards will be in the concert hall at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 6 p.m. hosted by Mayor Vincent C. Gray. This is a free event.
Thursday, April 21
Students, educators, community members, leaders and about 20 organizations will be coming together at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) from noon to 2 p.m. for Bully Free D.C. to support inclusive safe schools in D.C.
The D.C. Preservation League is celebrating its 40th anniversary of historic preservation at the historic Wonder Bread Factory (641 S St., N.W.) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $150 and can be purchased online at dcpreservation.org.
Wish Come Happen presents a Faggles to Faggles tournament at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. Faggles to Faggles is a “queered-up” parody of the game Apples to Apples where players judge which cards are the most grotesque. Wish Come Happen is a fundraising collective committed to raising money for serious caused through engaging, absurd and interactive events and experiences. For more information, visit wishcomehappen.com.
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