D.C. Women4Women is having its First Friday Happy Hour tonight at Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) from 7 to 10:30 p.m. D.C. Women4Women is a social group for professional lesbian and bisexual women.
Bands Ice Cream, Last Tide and the Young Ladies play the Velvet Lounge (915 U St., N.W.) tonight at 9 p.m. There’s an $8 cover for this event.
D.C. Ice Breakers and NOVA GL Professionals is hosting a special happy hour and skate tonight. The social will be at Dan & Brad’s Steakhouse Bar and the Arlington Hilton (950 North Stafford St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. following by skating at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Rd.) from 8:40 to 9:40 p.m.
Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., N.W.) is hosting an opening reception for its newest exhibits, “Coast to Coast” featuring works by Carol Lopatin and “Last Two Years” featuring works by Dina Volkova, tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Strathmore presents “All I Did Was Ask: An Evening with NPR’s Terry Gross” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Music Center (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda). Tickets range from $35 to $55 and can be purchased online at strathmore.org.
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 is the FielDay Edition featuring a non-curated performance/exhibition for artists to show new work and receive feedback. For more information, visit ilanaspace.com/about/about-the-fielddc.
Saturday, Feb. 4
Where the Girls Go presents “Byke Ride: Faux Furry Edition” today from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The group will meet at Logan Circle (18 Logan Circle, N.W.) for a ride that’s mostly down hill or on flat land. For more information, visit wherethegirlsgo.com.
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.
Tony Award-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles” starring Christopher Sieber and George Hamilton will be at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) today at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $130 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
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 “Helpless.”
DJ Escape will be spinning tonight at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) and Wendy Ho will be performing live in the drag show. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show begins at 10:30 p.m. There’s an $8 cover before 11 p.m. and $12 afterwards. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) is hosting the “Big Ol’ Lesbian Super Bowl Party” tonight at 6:30 p.m. with no cover and several drink specials during the game including $1 kamikazees and $5 Red Bull vodka. Attendees must be 21 or older.
The American Ballet Theatre will be performing at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) today at 1:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $99 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
The D.C. Jewish Community Center presents “Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President (Because Sometimes It’s Hard Being a Republican)” opening tonight with a reception at Theater J (1529 16th St., N.W.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $70 and can be purchased online at washingtondcjcc.org. The show will run through Feb. 18.
Monday, Feb. 6
Busboys & Poets presents Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Rich Hanks in the Robeson Room of its Shirlington location (4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington) at 8 p.m. Wristbands are $4 and will be sold in the Global Exchange store beginning at 10 a.m.
The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is having its monthly volunteer night tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tonight’s activities could range from sorting through book donations, cleaning up around the center and taking inventory for Fuk!ts, as well as socializing. Pizza will provided.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
The Washington, D.C. Comedy Writers Group is celebrating its first anniversary with a showcase tonight at Riot Act Theater (801 E St., N.W.) at 8:30 p.m. The show will feature fake comedy psychic readings from “Madam Olga,” a series of short films and more with a special guest appearance from Jonathan Burns. Tickets are $10 and available online at riotactcomedy.com.
The Chesapeake Squares, a gay square dancing group, are having a mainstream-through-advanced club night tonight at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral St.) in Baltimore from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit chesapeakesquares.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Rainbow Response is holding its monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 8 p.m.
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.
Busboys & Poets presents Wednesday night Open Mic Poetry hosted by “2Deep” the Poetess in the Cullen room of its 5th and K location (1025 5th St., N.W.) at 9 p.m. Wristbands are $4 and will be sold in the Global Exchange store beginning at 11 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Alice Bag of punk band the Bags will be reading from her new book, “Violence Girl” and performing at Joint Custody (2337 18th St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Troll Tax and Big Mouth will also be playing. There is a $5 cover to support traveling artists.
Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company presents “Romeo and Juliet,” a benefit for the Trevor Project at the Fridge (516 1/2 8th St., S.E.), opening tonight at 8 p.m. This production will feature the title roles as a lesbian couple and the show will be followed by a discussion. The show will run through Feb. 18. Tickets are $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thefridgedc.com.