October 25, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: through Nov. 1
High Heel Race, drag queen, gay news, Washington Blade

Last year’s High Heel Race. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

TODAY (Friday) 

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts “Freaky Friday” tonight at 10. There will be a costume contest where $100 cash prizes will be given to the freakiest, sluttiest, Nicki Minajiest and Honey Boo Booest. Cover is $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. There are $3 before 11. For details, visit towndc.com.

D.C.’s Vitruvian Gallery (734 7th St., SE) hosts “Testosterone and Other Toppings” with artwork by Carolyn Weltman, an artist who specializes in the athletic male figure. The exhibition runs until Nov. 8. The gallery is opened weekly 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit vitruviangallery.com.

Whitman-Walker provides HIV Testing at Central Union Mission (1350 R St., NW) today from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Ave., NW) exhibits fine drawings by Dana Westring and fine-art photographs by Andrew Sovjani. The exhibition lasts until Nov. 23. For more information, visit callowayart.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.

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.

Phase 1 (528 8th St. SE) has its weekly dance party with DJ Jay Von Teese tonight starting at 7:30. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27

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. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts “Ghostown,” one of D.C.’s largest Halloween parties, tonight at 10 p.m. There’s a costume contest held at midnight with a grand prize of $1,000 cash for winner of the best costume. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. The Dance Camp with the Ladies of Town will be performing during the drag show. For details, visit towndc.com.

AIDS Walk Washington is today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning at Freedom Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave. and 13th St. NW). The HIV Prevention Working Group is partnering up with Whitman-Walker Health again, and the proceeds will be split between the two groups. Whitman-Walker is also providing HIV testing at the walk. Registration ranges from $15-$40. For more information, visit aidswalkwashington.org

Sunday, Oct. 28

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

Monday, Oct. 29

D.C. Center hosts Bears do Yoga this evening at 6:30 at Green Lantern (1335 Green CT, NW). The series is a basic yoga class for beginners to advance yogis. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts its Martini Monday tonight at 10 p.m. There is now 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, Oct. 30

The High Heel Race takes place at Dupont Circle on 17th St. between P and S St. About 100,000 spectators are expected to attend. The race begins at 9 p.m., and spectators gather as early as 6 p.m. For details, visit highheelracedc.com.

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its group Starting Over for Women tonight at 7. The group is for women whose long-term relationship is with another woman. Registration is required. For more information, 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. There is no cover charge. For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Capital Pride introduces Haunted House of Pride tonight at 8 at Phase1 (1415 22nd St. NW). Guests will experience the twisted, paranormal and mysterious. Cover is $10. For details, 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.

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

Thursday, Nov. 1

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.

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.

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