June 28, 2012 | by Will Owen
Out & About: June 22

Faye Lane brings musical comedy show to D.C.

Faye Lane performs on Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Lang Theater (1333 H St., N.E.).

Faye will tell stories and sing songs from her critically acclaimed “Beauty Shop Stories” show. Her stories about her mother’s beauty shop and growing up in Texas are heart-warming and hysterical, and have garnered her a loyal following of gay men.

Faye has performed all over the country, and can be heard on National Public Radio’s “Cityscapes” and “The Moth Radio Hour.” She won the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival’s Overall Excellence Award for a Solo Show, and the 2011 MAC Award for Special Production.

For more details on Lane’s performance, visit pitchengine.com.

‘Portraits of Life’ celebrates LGBT community

Montgomery College hosts “Portraits of Life: LGBT Stories of Being,” a photography exhibition of local LGBT community members, from June 20-Sept. 1 at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Art Center’s Open Gallery (930 King St., Silver Spring, Md.).

The exhibit highlights members of the LGBT community who have contributed to the well being of Montgomery County, including Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard.

The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about “Portraits of Life” and its previous exhibits in years past, visit montgomerycollege.edu.

The Scissor Sisters perform with Rye Rye both Monday and Tuesday next week.

Scissor Sisters to play 9:30 club

The Scissor Sisters perform with up-and-coming Rye Rye both Monday and Tuesday nights next week at the 9:30 club. Doors open at 7 p.m. both nights.

Scissor Sisters have been an international electro-pop sensation since their debut album “Comfortably Numb” in 2004. Lead singer Jake Shears is gay. Their latest album, “Night Work,” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Independent Album chart.

Rye Rye is a Baltimore-based 17-year-old rapper heralded as the latest female prodigy in hip-hop. She performed with M.I.A. on the David Letterman Show, and her debut single “Shake it to the Ground” received lots of attention on YouTube after its release.

The Monday night show is sold out, but tickets to the second show are $40 and can be purchased at 930.com.

Folklife Festival features Gay Men’s Chorus

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival features “An Evening of Song with In Process… and the Rock Creek Singers” on the Red Hot stage (near Madison Dr. and 12th St., N.W.) on the National Mall this evening from 6-8 p.m.

In Process… is a women’s vocal group who sing about issues faced by women in the black community, including HIV/AIDS. Many of their songs celebrate the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which will be laid out on the National Mall during the festival by the NAMES Project Foundation.

The Rock Creek Singers are an ensemble of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington. They will be singing songs about home and family.

Admission is free. For more details, visit festival.si.edu.

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