April 19, 2012 at 8:58 am EST | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: April 20

Strathmore presents its spring gala on Saturday with singer Dionne Warwick. (Photo courtesy Strathmore)

TODAY (Friday)

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court) hosts  “Pop Goes the World: International Dance Party,” starting at 10 p.m. with DJs Aaron Riggins, Della Volla and AVM. Cover is $5. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Grammy-nominated pop pianist Jim Brickman plays Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available online at wolftrap.org.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) and the D.C. Kings present “Lip Sync for Your Life,”a competition searching for the best lip sync performer in D.C. Up to 10 contestants will duke it out in the first round and only three will continue to the battle round. For more information, visit dckings.com or phase1dc.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.

Mormon Stories presents “Circling the Wagons,” a conference for LGBT Mormons and their families, opening tonight with a social at Williams Residence (2501 N. Lincoln St., Arlington) with a poetry reading, appetizers, drinks and followed by a brief choir practice. The conference continues through Saturday, with interfaith services on Sunday. For more information, visit mormonstories.org.

The Bacon Brothers play Rams Head OnStage (33 West St., Annapolis) tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and available online at ramsheadonstage.com.

Saturday, April 21

Strathmore is celebrating its diversity in programming and community outreach at its 2012 spring gala “Wishin’ and Hopin'” with Dionne Warwick at the Music Center (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda) starting with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the whole event, including the reception, dinner, performance and after party range from $500 to $1,000 and tickets for just the performance and after party range from $35 and $85. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit strathmore.org.

Broadway star Jeri Sager performs at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online at wolftrap.org.

LURe presents “Bare: Military Night” with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network tonight at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. DJs Rosie and Keenan will be spinning with Dystruxion dancing all night. Admission is $7 before midnight and $10 after, but service members with ID get in free.

Maryland Stingers Women’s Rugby Club is having a fundraiser at Bottom Line (1716 I St., N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. $10 gets unlimited keg beer until the bar closes or the keg runs out. This is a 21 and older event.

Kappa Psi Kappa is holding an information session today at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 3 to 5 p.m. Kappa Psi Kappa is a non-collegiate service-social organization for progressive men regardless of sexual orientation. For more information, visit kappapiskappainc.org.

Sunday, April 22

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 5th and K streets location (1025 5th St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The film stars James Franco as a young Allen Ginsberg. This is a free screening.

The band War plays Rams Head OnStage tonight at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 each and available online at ramsheadonstage.com.

Monday, April 23

Khris Royal & Dark Matter, an alternative funk band with jazz flavors, plays Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 6 p.m. This is a free event.

Busboys & Poets presents Monday night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Drew Law in at its Shirlington location (4251 S Campbell Ave., Arlington) at 8 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge.

Tuesday, April 24

Sam Sparro plays Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St., N.E.) tonight at 7 p.m. with Big/Bright. Tickets are $15 and available online at rockandrollhoteldc.com.

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, April 25

Mova (2004 14th St., N.W.) presents iCandy tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. A weekly event, the night features a professional networking happy hour, “Taste of Culture” and dancing. For more information, contact icandyweds@gmail.com.

HRC is having its monthly community night at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cover for this event.

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, April 26

The Fridge (516 1/2 8th St., S.E.) presents “Mind Control: Four Feminist Perspectives through Poetry Prose and Performance Art” tonight featuring Molly Gaundry, Jessica Hirst, Sarah Lawson and Mindy Nettifee from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, visit thefridgedc.com.

Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W.) is hosting the Capital Pride volunteer meet and greet tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) is hosting the kickoff party for AIDS Walk 2012 tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration for the walk is free at this event and everyone who registers gets a free Nellie’s beer or soda and an order of fries.

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