Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents “The Workers’ Party,” a night featuring Black Cat staff bands, Mean Season, Booze Riot, The Red Moon Preachers and Raindeer. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at blackcatdc.com. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Gilded Lily Burlesque presents “Anything Goes” tonight at Red Palace (1212 H St., N.E.) at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available day of show. Doors open at 9 p.m. and attendees must be 21 or older. For more information, visit redpalacedc.com.
Busboys & Poets presents First Fridays: A Local Arts Exploration today at 5:30 p.m. in the Zinn room at its Hyattsville location (5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104). This event combines a reception, artist talk and the opportunity to meet local artists and see their work. This month’s presenters are Hermione Rhones, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Justin Fair, Ilana Silverstein and Lisa K. Rosenstein.
Comedian Tony Woods plays Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E St., N.W.) tonight at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each performance and available online atriotactcomedy.com. Woods will also have two performances Saturday.
Carbon Leaf, whose live performances have been compared to Dave Matthews Band and R.E.M., play Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd.) in Vienna tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online at wolftrap.org. The band also plays Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 7
DJ Randy White spins at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight with music and video downstairs by DJ Wess. There’s an $8 cover before 11 p.m. and $12 afterward. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Code has its monthly installment tonight at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). Gear, rubber, skin, uniform or leather dress code will be strictly enforced. Music provided by DJ Frank Wild. Admission is $10. All attendees must be 18 or older. There will be an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m.
Black Cat’s (1811 14th St., N.W.) weekly Hellmouth Happy Hour will feature a special holiday screening of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie starring Luke Perry and Kristen Swanson. This is a free event and doors open at 7 p.m.
Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd.) is having its annual holiday art show and sale today featuring glass, ceramics, jewelry and more in the Popcorn Gallery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show ends Sunday. For more information, visit glenechopark.org.
The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) presents its production of “Billy Elliot: The Musical” directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring music by Elton John, today at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $150 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
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Sunday, Jan. 8
The D.C. Kings perform at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) tonight at 10 p.m. This show will be ASL interpreted. There is a $10 cover. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all attendees must be 21 or older. For more information, visit dckings.com.
Burgundy Crescent Volunteers will be helping fight hunger in the D.C. area today from 9 a.m. to noon, with D.C. Central Kitchen. Volunteers will help cook, working along chefs who have graduated from the Kitchen’s job training program. No experience is required, just an interest of cooking. The Kitchen provides job skills by using rescued and donated ingredients to teach unemployed and homeless individuals how to cook, then turns this food into free meal services. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
LGBT science fiction, fantasy and horror group Lambda Sci-Fi is having its monthly meeting today, including election of officers and social with annual blind book exchange at 1425 S St., N.W., at 1:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a snack or a non-alcoholic drink to share. For more information contact James at 202-232-3141 or Peter and Rob at 202-483-6369, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the group’s website at lambdascifi.org.
Monday, Jan. 9
WEAVE, a support group for LGBT survivors of intimate partner violence/abuse, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Lighthouse Center for Healing (5321 First Place, N.E.). For more information and to register, call 202-280-6391.
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 9 p.m. tonight. 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 $30. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
D.C. Bi Women will have its monthly dinner at Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.) tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.
Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents Drink and a Movie tonight featuring the films “Can’t Hardly Wait” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and “Clueless” starring Alicia Silverstone. This is a free event. Doors open at 8 p.m.
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Wednesday, Jan. 11
Rainbow Response is holding its monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 8 p.m.
Kicking off a series of special shows featuring comedians from one state or city, Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E St., N.W.) presents Maryland Night with Todd Rexx tonight at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at riotactcomedy.com.
The Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE — across from Marine Barracks) for duplicate bridge. No reservations needed; newcomers welcome. Visit lambdabridge.com if you need a partner.
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Thursday, Jan. 12
Christopher Cross plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd.) in Vienna tonight at 8 p.m. Cross is the only artist to win Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist Grammys on the same night. Tickets are $45 and available online at wolftrap.org.
Emmy Award-winning actress Holland Taylor comes to the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) with her one-woman play “Ann” today at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. The show tells the story of Ann Richards, the second female governor of Texas. Tickets range from $54 to $95 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.