August 16, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: Aug. 17

‘The Muses’ by J. Larry Golfer, one of 38 artists with work being exhibited now at Touchstone Gallery. (Image courtesy Touchstone)

TODAY (Friday)

Cirque du Soleil continues its tour of the new show “Totem” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Plateau at National Harbor (201 Harbor View Ave.). The D.C. Center is giving out free tickets to members of the Friendly Visitors Program. In order to be eligible for a free ticket, contact Karim at karim@thedccenter.org. For more information about the show, visit curquedusoleil.org. For details about receiving tickets, visit thedccenter.org.

The NiteCamp Dancers perform at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight starting at 10. The dance troupe consists of the hottest college aged go go boys from all over the East coast. Cover is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. There are also $3 drinks before 11 p.m. For details, visit towndc.com.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) is having 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 “ReGAYton with DJ Hamaca de Platano” tonight at 10. The guest DJ is featuring the best reggaeton, bachata and Latin pop favorites all night. There are $5 margaritas and shots of Cuervo all night. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., N.W.) hosts 38 artists for the rest of the month of August. The gallery is holding this exhibition in order to shed light on unknown artists in a top-notch gallery and exposing these new works to collectors. The show is up until Aug. 30. For more information, visit touchstonegallery.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m.  This event is for people 21 and older.  There is no cover charge. For details, visit towndc.com.

Saturday, Aug. 18

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, Va.) from 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

DJ Kidd Madonny comes to Town (2009 8th St., NW) tonight at 10 pm. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. There are $3 drinks before 11 p.m. For details, visit towndc.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., SE) holds its party “Pabst Smear” tonight starting at 9 p.m. The party features $1 PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) Pounders from 9-10 p.m. and from 2-3 a.m. There are $2 PBR Pounders from 10-11 p.m. and from 1-2 a.m. Drinks are $3 all other hours. Cover is $5. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Sunday, Aug. 19

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.)  holds its weekly Martini Sundays and Homowood Karaoke tonight. Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. and there is no charge for admission. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Monday, Aug. 20

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) is hosting its Martini Monday tonight at 10 p.m. There is now cover charge and martinis are $5. For more information, visit cobaltdc.com.

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

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It’s a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health is holding HIV testing at Panam Supermarket (3552 14th St. NW) tonight at 7. This event is free. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Genderqueer D.C., a support group for people who identify outside the gender binary, meets tonight at 7 at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.). This is a new group and the organizers are open for suggestions. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) hosts 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. 22

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington holds auditions for new singers tonight from 5:30-8:30 at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., N.W.). Auditions have to be prescheduled. To make an appointment or for more information, visit gmcw.org. Auditions will also be held Thursday and on Aug. 29.

Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. Reservations are not needed and newcomers are welcome. For details, visit lambdabridge.com.

HIV Prevention Working Group Meeting, a volunteer group in HIV/AIDS outreach, education and advocacy, meets tonight at 7 at the DC Center (1318 U St., N.W.). For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its gay men over 50 support group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group is for gay men entering a new phase of life. Registration is required to attend. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Lambda Sci-Fi Book group meets tonight at 7 at 1425 S St., N.W. They are discussing this month’s book “Hav” by Jan Morris. This event is free, but they do ask you bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink. For more information, visit lambdascifi.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) is hosting 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.

Whitman-Walker Health has HIV Testing at Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) tonight at 10. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

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