October 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: Oct. 28

Alexis Mateo, from the third season of ‘RuPaul's Drag Race,’ will be performing at the Lodge tonight as part of the final night of Araya Sparxx's All American Drag Off. (Photo courtesy of Mateo.)


NADS 7.0 presents “Emerald Elegance,” the annual Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) employees annual drag show, tonight at 10 p.m. This year the show will benefit the D.C. Center.

Synetic Theater (1800 South Bell St.) in Arlington, is continuing its Speak No More: The Silent Shakespeare Festival with Othello starring Roger Payano and Salma Shaw, tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55 and can be purchased online atsynetictheater.org.

Busboys & Poets will be hosting American Sign Language open mic poetry tonight at 11 p.m. in the Langston Room at its 14th and V streets location (2021 14th St., N.W.). Anyone with sign language knowledge may sign up to recite a poem or sign a song by e-mailingdjsupalee@aol.com. There is a $5 cover.

This week is the final night of Araya Sparxx’s All American Drag Off at the Lodge (21614 National Pike) in Boonsboro. The finalists, Alondra Sancheez, Russia DaCock and Chasity Vain will be judged by Sparxx and Sasha Renee. Alexis Mateo from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be performing alongside Sparxx, Renee, Ashley Bannks, Nicole James and Jessica Jade. Cover is $5 before 11:30 p.m. and $3 afterward. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Montgomery College (7995 George Ave.) in Silver Spring, presents “Sex and Education,” a comedy which features a duel of wits between a graduating high school basketball star and his retiring English teacher tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for MC students, faculty and staff. For more information and to purchase tickets, visitcms.montgomerycollege.edu/cac/

Saturday, Oct. 29

Lady Lenore and Maxine Blue present “Grown and Sexy,” tonight at Lace Lounge (2214 Rhode Island Ave., N.E.) at 9 p.m. There’s a $5 cover before 11:30 p.m. and all attendees must be 25 or older.

Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) presents “The Habit of Art” by Alan Bennett, today at 2 and 8 p.m. “Habit” takes place in Rehearsal Room Two of London’s National Theatre as rehearsals fall apart after the director gets called out of town and the stage manager tries keep things together. Tickets range from $35 to $53 and can be purchased online atstudiotheatre.org.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) has two events going on backstage today. First up is the free event, Hellmouth Happy Hour, featuring an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and drinks specials at 7 p.m. This week’s episode is “Anne,” the third season premiere. Then DJ lil’e takes over the space for her ‘80s Alt-Pop Dance night, Right Round. Tickets are $7 and doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Stephen Sondheim’s first musical “Saturday Night” will be presented as a concert event at Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave.) in Arlington, for four performances today at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. The cast is led by Broadway’s Geoff Packard and many of D.C.’s leading talent.

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint (916 G St., N.W.) presents Junesong Arts’ “We Fight We Die” by Timothy J. Guillot tonight at 8 p.m. “We Fight,” guided by a modern day chorus, tells the story of Q, a homeless graffiti artist who gets caught and must license his talents to the local government. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. The show will run through Nov. 12.

Sunday, Oct. 30

The 53rd annual Washington International Horse Show is at the Verizon Center (601 F St., N.W.) today at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets to the 7 a.m. program are $15 and the 7 p.m. program range from $40 to $60. All tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) will be showing the Baltimore Ravens at home as they take on the Arizona Cardinals today at 1 p.m. and the Washington Redskins take on the Buffalo Bills at 4:05 p.m.

Omega (2122 P St., N.W.) presents Church Lady Bingo hosted by Kristina Kelly tonight at 8:30 p.m. featuring $4 rail vodka. For more information, visit omedadc.com.

Monday, Oct. 31

WEAVE, a support group for LGBT survivors of intimate partner violence/abuse will be meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Center for Healing (5321 First Place, N.E.). For more information and to register, call 202-280-6391.

Busboys & Poets is having an open mic poetry night with professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies and musicians at its Shirlington location (4251 S Campbell Ave.) in Arlington, tonight at 8 p.m. Wristbands for this event are $4 and will be on sale in the Global Exchange store today starting at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) presents Drag Bingo and Beauty Queens tonight to help raise money for Echoe Malone for Novembers Miss D.C. USA 2012 pageant, the official preliminary to Miss USA. For every Nellie beer sold, $1 goes toward her campaign. All guests must arrive at 6 p.m. Also tonight at Nellie’s is the “Glee” watch party at 8 p.m. on the deck in the pub room.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Riot Act Comedy Theater’s (801 E St., N.W.) monthly gay and gay-friendly comedy show “Gay-larious” returns tonight at 8:30 p.m. with Adrienne Iapalucci, Brad Loekle and co-founders Chris Doucette and Zach Toczynski. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online atriotactcomedy.com. This month, $5 from every ticket will benefit Capital Queer Prom.

The Washington Ballet’s “The Great Gatsby” opens tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $125 and can be purchased online atkennedy-center.org.

The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club is meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.), across from the Marine barracks, for Social Bridge.  No partner is needed. For more information, visit lambdabridge.com and  click on “Social Bridge in Washington, D.C.”

An exhibit called “Shower of Stoles” is on display at Little River United Church of Christ (8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va.) today from 6 to 9 p.m. and through Nov. 6. The exhibit, organized by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, includes 50 stoles representing the lives of LGBT people of faith. The exhibit can be viewed on Sundays and during office hours on weekdays as well as tonight and Thursday evening (same hours). Visit lrucc.org for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Girlyman plays tonight at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd.) in Vienna with special guest Coyote Grace at 8 p.m. at the Barns. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online atwolftrap.org.

Chely Wright and Lucy Wainwright Roche play the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.) in Alexandria tonight at 7:30 p.m. This show is rescheduled from Oct. 20 and all tickets for that date will be honored. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased online atticketmaster.com.

D.C. Lambda Squares is having its plus with as-needed mainstream club night tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) with Dayle as the caller. For more information, visit dclambdasquares.org.


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