March 29, 2012 at 8:26 am EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Out & About: March 30

'Arias With a Twist' (Photo courtesy Woolly Mammoth)

Woolly unveils ‘Arias With a Twist’

Drag singer Joey Arias and master puppeteer Basil Twist will be performing “Arias With a Twist” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D St., N.W.) starting Wednesday.

This is the D.C. premiere of the show, created in 2008, marking Arias’ return to New York after a six-year stint in a Cirque Du Soleil production in Las Vegas.

There will also be some special events through the show’s run. There will be four post-performance conversations on April 11, 15, 19 and 25. Woolly Mammoth will also be hosting a post-performance “Glamazon Pageant” on April 13 with local burlesque and vaudeville performers competing for a chance to be crowned as the ultimate “Glamazon.”

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at The show will run through May 6.

Rainbow Seder this weekend at HRC

GLOE Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement is having its fifth annual National Rainbow Seder on Sunday at the Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) starting at 5 p.m.

This year, GLOE will be focusing on Heroes of Freedom, the leaders of freedom and equality movements throughout history.

There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvres and the Seder, led by Rabbi Toby Manewith, will start at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $36 for general admission, $24 for GLOE members, students, seniors and those with limited income, children 18 and under and volunteers can attend for free.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

MTV chooses gay venue for ‘Real World’ casting call

MTV’s “The Real World” is holding an open casting call for the 28th season on Saturday at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions will be looking for people with strong personalities who are not afraid to speak theirs minds. Past seasons have included an HIV/AIDS educator, an Iraq War vet, a recovering addict and many more.

They are particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves that will not be returned and a photo ID. Those interested must be 21 by March 1, 2013 and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.

For more information and to download the application form, visit


‘Bad Bunny Mansion Party’ at Grand Central

S.H.E. productions and Grand Central (1001 North Charles St.) present “The Easter Bunny Ball: A Bad Bunny Mansion Party” tonight at 9 p.m.

The evening will include free champagne cocktail and dessert bar from 9 to 10:30 p.m., a golden egg giveaway with special prizes, music by DJ Image and more.

Dress code is anything goes.

There is a $10 cover for this 21 and older event. For more information, or

Film critics profiled in new documentary

The Maryland Institute College of Art (1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave.) has a few events of interest coming up this week.

On Monday, Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu will be talking at the Brown Center at 10:30 a.m. about her work, which acts as commentary of a social and personal nature where the female body functions as a site of engagement and provocation. This event is free and open to the public.

Also Monday is a screening of “For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism,” a documentary that shows the story of American movie reviewing at 7 p.m. in Falvey Hall. Directed by Gerald Peary, the movie includes commentary by Roger Ebert, Liza Schwarzbaum and more. The screening will include a introduction by Peary and a Q&A about film criticism.

On Thursday, the play “Fat Pig” opens at BBox (1601 Mt. Royal Ave.) at 8 p.m. The show is about a stereotypical young man who falls in love with a plus-sized librarian and explores how society treats their romance. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and are available online at and, as well as at the door.

WAMMFest at Towson this weekend

WAMMFest (Women and Minorities in Media) is celebrating its fifth anniversary tonight and Saturday at Towson University.

WAMMFest strives to celebrate and encourage women and minorities in media production by calling for works, talks and screenings by everyone from students to professionals in categories such as animation, documentary, music and more.

This year’s guest artists are director and actor Jamil Walker Smith and producer Brittany Ballard. They will be screening their new film “An American Dream” on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Van Bokkelen where they will also talk about their experiences. Tickets to the screening are $5.

The two will also teach a master class “Script to Screen” at on Saturday 3 p.m. in the Media Center. Following the class will be a critique/feedback session.

WAMM winners will be presented this evening at 6 p.m. in Van Bokkelen.

For more information and to RSVP, visit

Miss Gay Maryland tonight at the Hippo

Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.) has two big events going on this week.

Josie & the PussyCats present “Miss Gay Maryland Contestant Show” tonight at 11 p.m.

The show will featuring Eva Couture, Miss Gay Central Maryland 2012, Victoria Blair, first alternate Miss Hippo 2012, Anastacia Amor, Miss Gay FreeState 2012, Charity Suade’, Miss Hippo 2012, Cha’Nel Von Cartier Couture, first alternate Miss Gay FreeState and LuLu La Diva, first alternate Miss Gay Central Maryland.

Tickets are $7. For tickets and more information, call 443-926-2678.

Doors open at 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, the club has its weekly bingo game at 8:30 p.m. The game will also serve as an album release party for Madonna’s “MDNA.” Participants could win copies of the album and more. Proceeds from the game will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland.

For more information, visit


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