September 6, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: Sept. 7

The piece ‘Light on Tree Cluster’ is one of many pieces by Rosemary Luckett being exhibited at Touchstone Gallery. (Courtesy of Touchstone Gallery)

TODAY (Friday) 

The opening reception for exhibitions “Color Grids” by Charlie Dale and “Seen/Unseen” by Rosemary Luckett at Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., NW) is tonight at 6. Dale’s pieces include a series of geometric abstract paintings. Luckett’s exhibition includes monotypes and sculptural works. 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. No cover. For details, visit towndc.com.

Phase 1 has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.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 pm with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Saturday, Sept. 8

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW) offers free HIV testing today from 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

The D.C. Center Women hosts Brush N Blush tonight at 7 p.m. at the Center. The night include drinking wine, eating a choice of food and have local artists lead attendees through the steps of creating a featured painting. The cost is $64 per person and includes art instruction, supplies and a $10 donation to the Center. The event is located at 3210 Grace St. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Gay and Lesbian Night at Kings Dominion, in benefit of Brother Help Thyself, happens tonight at 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The night will begin as other guests are leaving the park. Ticket costs $34 in advance and $36 at the gate. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Sunday, Sept. 9

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

Monday, Sept. 10

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.

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. 11

D.C. Bi Women meets tonight at Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., NW) in the upstairs room at 7. This group is free. For more information, visit thedccenter.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. There is no cover charge. 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’s 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. 12

Whitman Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) hosts its Gay Men Over 50 group tonight at 6:30. It is a confidential support group for men who are entering a new phase in their lives. Registration is required. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight to discuss “Wll Grayson, Will Grays” by John Green and David Levithan tonight at 7. They meet at 1155 F St., NW Suite 200. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit biggaybookgroup.com.

Janet Al-Hussaini, Master Food volunteer, shares creative ways to prepare dishes for varied diets from the Middle East tonight at Fairlington Community Center Kichen (3308 S. Stafford St.) at 6:30. Attendees will learn to make stuffed grape leaves, shape kibbeh and varied forms of phyllo. Cost is $30. To register, email jabel@vt.edu or call 703-228-6417.

Fairlington Community Center Kitchen (3308 S. Stafford St.) offers classes about food preservation for summer and fall produce this afternoon starting at noon. Cost is $20 and they ask attendees to come with cash or check made out to “Arlington Extension Fund.” They also ask for attendees to bring aprons, dish towels and cloth bags. To register email jabel@vt.edu or call 703-228-6417.

Lamda Bridge Club meets for duplicate bridge tonight at 7:30 at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE). No reservations needed and newcomers are welcome. For more information, visit lambdabridge.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.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW) hosts lesbian author Margaret Mann, a former D.C. resident, as she reads and signs her recent book “A Dramatically Different Direction” tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In a wheelchair since a 1997 health scare with a broken blood vessel on her spinal column, Mann writes of how she went on with her life despite the obstacles.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers tonight for Food & Friends (219 Riggs Road, NE) at 6 p.m. Volunteers will help in food preparation and package groceries. Group size is limited to 10 per shift and the positions fill quickly. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.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 holds HIV testing at Glorious Health Club (2120 West Virginia Ave., NE) tonight at 10. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

 

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