September 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
D.C. arts briefs: Sept. 7

Mixtape dance party celebrates four years

Mixape is Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. at the Howard Theater (620 T Street NW).

The monthly venue-hopping event, with gay DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer spinning an eclective wave of pop, rock and dance music, is celebrating its fourth anniversary. Mixtape hosted this year’s Pride closing night party in June.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online through Ticketmaster.

Gay-friendly Andromeda has benefit next week

Andromeda Transcultural Health, an LGBT-welcoming Latino health clinic, has a benefit event play called “El Dresden con el Dresden” (“In Spite of Love”) by playwright Agustin Moreto Wednesday at the Gala Theatre (3333 14th Street, N.W.) at 8 p.m.

The play is in Spanish but has English surtitles. Tickets are $35 or $25 for students. A pre-show meet-and-greet reception starts at 7:15 p.m.

Call 202-679-7443 to buy tickets.

Andromeda has two D.C. locations. Visit for more information.

Ferrick plays the Birchmere Saturday night

Melissa Ferrick is in the region this weekend. (Photo courtesy MPress Records)

Out singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick plays the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25. Astra Via opens. Visit or for more information.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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