November 10, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Arts briefs: Nov. 11

Photographer Scott Pasfield. (Photo courtesy Platon)

Center to host photo book party and discussion

Friday the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is having a presentation and book signing for Scott Pasfield’s book “Gay in America” followed by a panel discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. on what it means to be gay in America.

Pasfield’s book features photos and personal stories from 140 gay American men from all over the country, including Lt. Dan Choi, who is featured on the cover and will be on the panel.

Some of the other panelists include Bil Browning, editor and founder of the Bilerico Project and Joe Sudbay, deputy editor of Americablog Gay.

There’s a $10 admission to this event. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Gay Men’s Chorus has fall cabaret

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is having its annual fall fundraiser “Home Cook Cabaret” Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.).

Members of the chorus will be performing re-imagined versions of some of Broadway’s best songs, including “How Lovely to be a Woman” and “Big Spender.”

Tickets are $100 for reserved seating and $75 for general admission. Tickets include the concert and one of many home-cooked dinners hosted throughout the district.

For more information, visit gmcw.org or call the office at 202-293-1548.

Curtis to play Wolf Trap

Lesbian singer/songwriter Catie Curtis plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd.) in Vienna, Va., with special guest Meg Hutchinson on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

Curtis’s latest album, “Stretch Limousine on Fire,” was released in August and features 10 new original songs, including the opening number, “Let It Last” featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter singing harmony.

Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at wolftrap.org.

For more information on Curtis, visit catiecurtis.com.

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