Kaiser Chiefs play 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight with Walk the Moon and Transfer. Tickets are $30 and available online at 930.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Women in Their Twenties, a social discussion and dinner group, meets tonight from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.).
Siren presents “The Say-Something Hat Rave” tonight at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) featuring DJs Majr and Shea Van Horn. Doors open at 10 p.m. with an open vodka bar until 11 p.m. There will be a hat contest by Brightest Young Gays.
The Lodge (21614 National Pike, Boonsboro) presents “Glamour Girls: Miss Michaels’ Quest for Miss Gay Maryland” starring Stephanie Michaels tonight. There’s a $3 cover before 11:30 p.m. with no cover after.
Nana Projects and ellen cheery presents “Alonzo’s Lullaby,” a shadow puppet show based on the 1918 Hagenback-Wallace Circus train wreck at Theatre Project (45 W. Preston St., Baltimore) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased online at theatreproject.org.
The Maryland Shakespeare Festival presents its “Bare Bard” series opening tonight with “Merchant of Venice” at All Saint’s Episcopal Church (21 North Court St., Frederick) at 8 p.m. The series features a cast of professional actors that meets and rehearses for only three days before performing. There will also be performances of “All’s Well That Ends Well” on Saturday at 8 p.m. and “Much Ado About Nothing” on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $22 and can be purchased online at mdshakes.com.
Saturday, March 10
Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 South 23rd St., Arlington) presents Miss Freddie’s 2012 tonight at 8 p.m. Categories include Greek goddesses, beach attire, self expression, talent and Q&A. There is a $10 cover. For more information, visit freddiesbeachbar.com.
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 7:30 p.m.
S.h.e. productions presents ReHab, a monthly alternative dance party, featuring DJ Katrina tonight at Grand Central Disco and Sapphos (1001 N. Charles St.) in Baltimore. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover for this 21-and-older event.
Mixtape D.C. is tonight at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.), a dance party for queer music lovers and their pals that features DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer playing an eclectic mix of electro, alt-pop, indie rock, house, disco, new wave and anything else danceable. There is a $10 cover for this event. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) and 495 Bears presents “Bears Can Dance: The St. Patrick’s Day Edition” tonight at 9 p.m. with DJ Bobby T. There is no cover for this event.
Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) presents Hunter Valentine with Glitterlust tonight at 8:30 p.m. The crew of “The Real L World” will also be filming one of the newest editions to the cast tonight. There’s a $10 cover.
William Belli from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” performs at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight. Doors open at 10 p.m. There’s an $8 cover before 11 p.m. that goes up to $12 afterward.
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore is having a camera training session today at 1 p.m. for those interested in helping with a project to document and archive Baltimore’s LGBT stories. If interested, contact Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-655-2146.
Sunday, March 11
The D.C. Kings are celebrating their 12th anniversary tonight with a benefit for the Deaf Abused Women’s Network at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosted by Rocky and Ken Vegas with performances by Mason Tunite, Randy Ryder and more. For more information on DAWN, visit deafdawn.org. This show will be ASL interpreted. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Washington Area Theatre Community Honors are tonight at the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at ticketmaster.com.
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 to email@example.com, or visit the group’s website at lambdascifi.org.
Monday, March 12
The Washington National Opera presents “Così fan tutte” tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 7 p.m. The show, a modern-dress production, follows two friends as they make a bet about their fiancées fidelity. The opera is performed in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets range from $25 to $300 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.
Busboys & Poets presents Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Beny Blaq 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.
Tuesday, March 13
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.
GLAA is having a membership meeting tonight in the second floor community room at the Reeves Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14
Uncle Kracker plays 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight with Sonia Leigh and Ty Stone. Tickets are $25 and available online at 930.com. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Rainbow Response is holding its monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 8 p.m.
Busboys & Poets’s Beltway Drama Series presents “The Accidental Activist” by Rebecca Gingrich-Jones at its Hyattsville location (5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104) at 6 p.m. The play takes a look at the relationship between Newt Gingrich and his lesbian sister featuring Candace Gingrich-Jones as herself. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
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.
Thursday, March 15
Jenny Owen Young plays the Red Palace (1212 H St., N.E.) tonight at 8 p.m. with Beach Week and Marian McLaughlin. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit redpalacedc.com.
Cal State Pride Happy Hour is tonight at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) from 6 to 9 p.m.
Comedian Barry Rothbart performs at Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 and available online at riotactcomedy.com.