March 29, 2012 | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: March 30

PATTI LABELLE plays the Music Center at Strathmore with back-to-back performances tonight and Saturday. (Photo courtesy Strathmore)

TODAY (Friday)

Potomac Productions presents “Lynda Carter: Body & Soul” tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $65 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org. Carter, most famous for playing “Wonder Woman” in the ‘70s, has reignited her singing career in recent years.

Jen Urban and the Box with Frankie and Betty play Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) tonight at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover and all attendees must be 21 or older.

The HIV Working Group will be doing outreach tonight at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) during Bear Happy Hour starting at 7 p.m. and continuing throughout the night until midnight. Volunteers are needed. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Violent Vickie, Lazerbitch and Lost Bois play Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. There is a $10 cover for this event.

Patti LaBelle plays the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $120 and can be purchased online atstrathmore.org. She will also be performing Saturday at 8 p.m.

Shawn Colvin plays the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Carsie Blanton. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Busboys & Poets will be hosting ASL 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-mailing djsupalee@aol.com. There is a $5 cover.

Saturday, March 31

Wayne Brady joins the National Symphony Orchestra for “Wayne Brady Sings the Sammys,” tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $85 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

D.C. native comedian and Huffington Post writer Tom Rhodes will be at Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E St., N.W.) tonight at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available online at riotactcomedy.com.

Ensemble group Hot Club of San Francisco plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available online at wolftrap.org.

The Lodge (21614 National Pike, Boonsboro) and Boyz Town present “Spring Fever: The Undies and Panties Party” tonight featuring the Hot Bod contest and beats by DJ Keith Hoffman. No cover before 10 p.m., $5 cover after.

Adventuring is having a hike at Little Devils Stairs and Piney Branch Loop today. The group is meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Reservation parking lot on Army Navy Drive, across from Macy’s in Pentagon City. Estimated costs are $15 for transportation, if not driving, $8 for park admission and the $2 trip fee. For more information, visit adventuring.org.

Sunday, April 1

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play Verizon Center (601 F St., N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $68 to $98 and can be purchased online atticketmaster.com.

The Fridge (516 1/2 8th St., S.E.) presents “Dissociative” by graffiti artist Scotchopening today. There will be a stencil and spray paint class with the artist from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by an opening reception until 8 p.m.

Monday, April 2

Focus-In! Films presents “Howl” as its April Film of the Month and in celebration of National Poetry Month with a screening at Busboys & Poets’s Hyattsville location (5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104) tonight at 7 p.m. The film stars James Franco as a young Allen Ginsberg. This is a free screening.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts Bears Do Yoga this evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. upstairs and karaoke hosted by Mike at 9:30.

Tuesday, April 3

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.

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, April 4

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) is having a four-session course on financial planning for same sex couples starting today at 6 p.m. Material will include understanding investments, family protection building and more. To register for this free program, emaildaniel@finadvinc.com.

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 Frank Liotti, Jess Wood and co-founders Chris Doucette and Zach Toczynski. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at riotactcomedy.com.

Joan Osborne plays the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight with Lera Lynn. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Thursday, April 5

The Transmen Discussion Group meets tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 6 to 7 p.m. in the conference room.

The Shondes with Troll Tax and Fell Types will play the Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St., N.E.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online atrockandrollhoteldc.com.

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West play the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Besthesda) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $90 and can be purchased online at strathmore.org.

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