August 30, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: Aug. 31

Ben Harper plays Wolf Trap Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy Wolf Trap)

TODAY (Friday)

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.

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 $10. The dance floor opens at 11 p.m. with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Special Agent Galactica plays Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight from 6-9. Music includes songs made famous by Pat Benatar, Judy Garland, Stevie Nicks, Nancy Sinatra and Ray Stevens. Admission is free. For more information, visit pinkhairedone.com.

Black Cat (1811 14th St., NW) holds its Dr. Who Happy Hour tonight starting at 7 p.m. The evening includes drink specials and there is no cover. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Phase 1 has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s multiple Tony-winning classic “The King and I” will be performed tonight at Wolf Trap (1551 Trap Road, Vienna) starting at 8. Tickets range from $20-$80. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, is helping in food preparation and packing groceries for Food and Friends (219 Riggs Road, NE) this morning at 8. Later today, the group volunteers with the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation at Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church) at 11:45 a.m. The organization is looking for dog handlers for its adoption events. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Town (2009 8th St., NW) hosts DJ Randy White tonight at 10. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after 11p.m. There are $3 drinks before 11 and the drag show begins at 10:30. For more information, visit towndc.com.

Black Cat (1811 14th St., NW) holds its “Hellmouth Happy Hour” tonight at 7. Drink specials are available as attendees watch one episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” There is no cover for this event. Later in the evening, Black Cat hosts its “Moon/Bounce Dancing Affair,” a high energy dance night with hip hop, ‘90s pop and others. Admission is $7 and the doors open at 9:30. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Sunday, Sept. 2

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

WTF returns to Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) with its party “FreakShow” tonight at 10. The party includes unusual attractions including shows, games and bearded ladies. Cover is $5. For more information, visit towndc.com.

Monday, Sept. 3

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

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) holds a Labor Day cook out tonight from 6-10 at its upstairs bar with karaoke hosted by Karlton. The downstairs dance floor opens at 10 p.m. featuring DJ Rodney. Cover is free. For more information visit thebachelorsmill.com.

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Award-winning musician Ben Harper gives a rare performance tonight at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Road, Vienna) beginning at 7:30. The French “Rolling Stone” named Harper Artist of the Year. The performance features a special appearance by Rickie Lee Jones. Tickets range from $35-$50. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.

Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV Testing this evening at Miriam’s Kitchen (2120 West Virginia Ave., NE) beginning at 4 p.m. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

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.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) hosts its Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce starting at 10 p.m. tonight. No cover. For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its Coming Out-Women support group tonight at 7 p.m. This is a 10-week confidential discussion group for women who are exploring their interest in other women. It is open to all women regardless of age or experience in the coming out process. Registration is required to attend. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

The Washington premiere of “Raid of the Rainbow Lounge” happens tonight at the Marvin Center Amphitheatre (800 21st St., NW) at 7-9:30 p.m. The documentary recounts events surrounding the controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar in 2009. This event is free and open to the public. 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.

Thursday, Sept. 6

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.

The D.C. Center holds its “Freedom from Smoking Class” for members of the community who are trying to quit smoking this evening starting 6:30. The class is an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers, however it has been modified to be more relevant to the LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

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