July 26, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: July 27

‘Calendar Setting’ by David Alfuth, a piece on display now at Touchstone Gallery. (Image courtesy Touchstone)

TODAY (Friday)

Khush DC, D.C.’s South Asian LGBT community group, presents “Queer India: Through a Play and Short Films” tonight at 7 at the SEIU Conference Center (1800 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). The play is “Ek Madhavbaug” and two short films “Breaking Free” and “Night is Young.” Admission is free. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health has HIV Testing at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight from 8-midnight. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) has its happy hour tonight starting at 5 p.m. All drinks are half off until 7:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., admission is $15, and after 11 p.m. admission is $3. The party includes a pool, video gaming system and card tournaments. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., SE) holds the benefit “Campocaro” in benefit for one of its regulars, Carolina Alcalde, who was injured in one of this month’s storms. Cover is $10 and there are $3 drink specials. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Special Agent Galactica continues her happy hour run at the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave, NW) tonight at 6. Admission is free and features full food and drink menu. The music includes songs by Pat Benatar, Judy Garland, Stevie Nicks and Ray Stevens. For details, visit pinkhairedone.com.

Saturday, July 28

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for Food & Friends (219 Riggs Road, N.E.) at 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Tonight is the last night to catch Beat on the Bard Theatre Company’s “Nevermind the Bollocks, Here’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Warehouse Theater(645 New York Ave., N.W.) at midnight. Tickets are $17. For more information, visit warehousetheater.com.

Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., N.W.) holds its “Dirty Pop” party with DJ Drew G tonight at 10 p.m.  Cover is $8 before 11 and $12 after. Drinks are $3 before 11 pm. The drag show starts 10:30. For details, visit towndc.com.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW) holds its “Tainted Love: ‘80s Dance Party” starting at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents “The Nighttime Adventure Society” tonight at 9. The musical group has been featured on NPR, Delta radio and in a commercial for Sally Hansen. Tickets are $10. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.

Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) opens at 5:30 this evening with a pool, video gaming systems and card tournaments. The dance floors open at 11 p.m. Admission is free until 9 p.m. and is $10 after. For more information, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., SE) holds its party “Pop Rocks” with DJ LS tonight starting at 7. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Sunday, July 29

Today is the last day to catch Touchstone Gallery’s (901 New York Ave., N.W.) two exhibits: “3D Collage the Adventure” by David Alfuth and “Being Affected” by Charles St. Charles. Alfuth’s artwork are surreal 3-D collages consisting of newspapers, cloth, pressed flowers and other flat objects. St. Charles’ exhibition portrays faces with various reactions to shared circumstances. The exhibit is free. For more information, visit touchstonegallery.com.

GLOE Youth & Family holds its third event in its LGBT Life Planning Series, which features experts to help navigate issues and laws LGBT people face at various stages of life, today at 2 at the Washington, D.C. JCC (1529 16th St., N.W.). This event is focusing on family building, in which experts will discuss options for LGBT families interest in having children. This event is free but a $5 donation is suggested. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Monday, July 30

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts its Martini Monday tonight at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge and martinis are $5. For more information, visit cobaltdc.com.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) offers half price drinks all night long, a free pool and NFL, NBA and NCAA games will be on the flat screen TVs. Dance floor opens at 10. Admission is free. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Banana Café (500 8th St., SE) has its open mic night from 7 p.m. to closing. Admission is free and there are $3 mojitos after 7:30 pm. For more information, visit bananacafedc.com.

Tuesday, July 31

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW) hosts the weekly Safer Sex Kit Packing Program tonight at 7-10:30 p.m. Currently, the program is producing 1,500 kits a week and organizers would like to double this output. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., N.W.) holds its Coming Out-Women support group tonight at 7 p.m. The group is free but registration is required. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) presents its Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Joseph’s House (1730 Lanier Place, NW), a community care for homeless men and women who are dying, hosts a free tour and breakfast this morning at 10:30 a.m. Attendees should RSVP by emailing info@josephshouse.org or by calling 202-328-9161. For more information, visit josephshouse.org.

Bookmen D.C., a men’s gay literature group, discusses Maureen F. McHugh’s science fiction novel “China Mountain Zhang” tonight at 7:30 at the Tenleytown Public Library (4450 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.). It is a free event and all are welcome. For details, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for GLBT Arts Consortium and CHAW’s presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “The Gondoliers” tonight at 6:30 p.m. Duties include box office, concessions and ushering. The performance is at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St., S.E.). For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) presents its weekly Best Package Contest tonight at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover and there are $2 vodka drinks. Participants in the contest can win $200 in cash prizes. The event is hosted by Lena Lett and music by DJ Chord, DJ Madscience, and DJ Sean Morris. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

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