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Calendar: May 13
The St. Mark’s Players (301 A St., S.E.) present “Chicago,” opening tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and can be purchased online at stmarksplayers.org. The show will run through May 21.
Siren returns to Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) with “F*** the Fame Away,” a Lady Gaga vs. Peaches Dance Party with a performance by “Slim Pu$$y” at midnight. Doors open at 10 p.m.
D.C. Front Runners is having its “spring fling” rooftop martinee soiree tonight at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Jeff Dutton and Kei Koizumi on their roof deck. The address will be posted to the group’s weekly e-news or e-mail email@example.com. New Front Runners shirts will be available for sale. For more information, visit dcfrontrunners.org.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Drive) has more than 200 images by Diane Arbus, William Eggleston and Cindy Sherman in its exhibit, “Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960.” The exhibit closes Sunday. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evolve Urban Arts Project presents “Shenanigans” featuring works by Lindsey Applebee in the Pierce School Lofts (1375 Maryland Ave., N.E.). The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m.
“Follies,” an award-winning musical starring Bernadette Peters, will be performed tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $150 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
Saturday, May 14
Protect and Defend presents “Copcakes for a Cause” wine and dessert tasting at Remingtons (639 Pennsylvania Ave., N.E.) tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $25 and includes wine, dessert and soda. Proceeds will benefit Concerns of Police Officers. Protect and Defend serves the interests of gay and lesbian law enforcement, firefighters, military and other public safety and justice system workers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit protectanddefend.org.
Jacob Pring presents “Come Out of the Shadows,” tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). Part of POZ D.C., this is a monthly party for those who are HIV positive.
The cast of “50Faggots” will be celebrating the release of its second webisode “I Was Just a Poor Lost Boy Myself” at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) tonight from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with DJ Alex Cohen and Kuhmeleon hosted by Cyon Flare.
Epic Win Burlesque will be performing at the Red Palace (1212 H St., N.E.) tonight with Schaffer the Darklord and Nelson Lugo. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10. All attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased online at redpalacedc.com.
A kickball tournament and fundraiser benefit, presented by The Lodge (21614 National Pike) in Boonsboro, starts tonight with a pre-party. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction and 50/50 raffle to benefit the Washington County Special Olympics. The tournament will be help Sunday.
Zenith Gallery is hosting a lecture demonstration with Rosetta DeBerardinis on the use of acrylic paints today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Pavilion (5335 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.). Artists of all levels are invited to attend. An artist reception will follow the lecture. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Sunday, May 15
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.
Pocket Gays present Maypole Sunday School today from 3 to 9 p.m. on the roof deck of Local 16 (1602 U St., N.W.) featuring the tunes of Glowstick.
Lambda Divers Scuba Club is having a happy hour tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.).
Pier Six Pavilion presents Sunday Funday with Amos Lee, Josh Ritter, Eric Hutchinson, Mason Jennings, Justin Jones and Bobby Long, with Sweet Leda, Taylor Carson and Kentavius Jones. Tickets range from $20 to $60 and can be purchased online at piersixpavilion.com. Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, May 16
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.) has an exhibit of photos by women from 1865 to 2004 called “Eye Wonder: Photography From the Bank of American Collection.” Containing 115 pieces by 45 artists, the exhibit is arranged thematically rather than chronologically. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth St., N.W.) presents “Liberty Smith,” a musical about Revolutionary America focusing on Liberty Smith, a childhood friend of George Washington, an apprentice of Benjamin Franklin and linked to Paul Revere’s ride, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $44 to $49 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.
Tuesday, May 17
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.
The Washington National Opera will be performing “Iphigénie en Tauride” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.).
Wednesday, May 18
Dream City Collective is kicking off a monthly queer film series tonight with “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the Dream City Warehouse from 8 to 11 p.m. Dream City is asking for a dollar donation at the door. Refreshments, books and T-shirts will also be available. The Warehouse is the white garage in the northside alley, west of 11th St., on Monroe St., N.W.
The D.C. Ice Breakers will be having its monthly skate and social tonight. The group will be skating at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Rd.) in Arlington from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. then they’ll hit a local bar for a social hour. Skating is $8 and skate rentals are $3.
CAAPE will be having its monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 9 p.m.
R-Group presents “Hunks in Trunks 2011: All Make Swimsuit Fashion Show” at Red Maple (930 North Charles St.) in Baltimore tonight from 7:30 to 11 p.m. A swimsuit charity auction will take place to benefit AIDS Action Baltimore. Tickets vary from $22 for one to $169 for a VIP-Sponsor Group Ticket for four people. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hunksintrunks.org.
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.”
UltimateOut, D.C.’s only LGBT ultimate frisbee team, will be practicing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the National Mall field in front of the Air and Space Museum in preparation for summer league play. Participants of all skill levels are welcome. Contact Ben Schock at email@example.com, or for more info visit the group’s Facebook page on.fb.me/lqcEoF.
Thursday, May 19
OutWrite presents “Pioneers: Celebrating Ruth Simpson and Shirley Chisholm” tonight at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.). Both Simpson’s book “From the Closet to the Courts: The Lesbian Transition” and Chisholm’s “Unbought and Unbossed” were recently rereleased.
The Metropolitan Community Churches will hold the first day of its Conference for People of African Descent, Our Friends and Allis at the Fairmont Washington (2401 M St., N.W.). The conference runs through Sunday.
The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans will host its May general meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Camden Roosevelt (2101 16th St., N.W.) featuring Jeffrey Richardson, director of the mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs. For more information, visit dclogcabin.org.
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