November 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm EDT | by Santiago Melli-Huber
D.C. arts briefs: events through Nov. 8
Melissa Etheridge, gay news, Washington Blade

Melissa Etheridge (Photo by James Minchin III)

Melissa Etheridge at Strathmore

Academy Award- and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge recently released her 12th studio album, “4th Street Feeling,” and plays the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda) tonight.

The “Come To My Window” singer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and is currently on tour.

While in the area, Etheridge will also perform at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and receive their Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts on Sunday, though tickets are no longer available.

Tickets for the concert at Strathmore begin at $57.50 and can be purchased at

Gay Men’s Chorus at Town

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, GMCW, gay news, Washington Blade

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is holding its fourth annual Home Cooked Cabaret at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

The theme this year is “Showmen and Showstoppers” and includes cocktails and a cabaret show with songs of Broadway shows such as “Chicago,” “Gypsy,” “A Chorus Line” and more.

Following the show are a variety of dinner parties in homes across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 for reserved seating and $75 for general admission. For more information, visit

Rachael Sage at the Birchmere

Rachael Sage, an LGBT ally, plays the Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria) Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

The singer-songwriter is joined by UK troubadour Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”).

She then embarks on a European tour for the remainder of November before returning for more U.S. shows in December and January.

Sage released her 10th album, “Haunted by You,” this year as well as an acoustic EP version of “Haunted by You.”

She won the 2009 OUTMusic Award for Outstanding Songwriter and the 2009 and 2011 OUTMusic Awards for Outstanding Producer.

Tickets for the show are $29.50. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or

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