November 21, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Calendar: events through Nov. 29

‘1980s Sparklers’ by Andrew Acquandro is on display now at Studio Gallery (Image courtesy Studio)

TODAY (Blade Friday) 

Studio Gallery (2108 R St. NW) hosts the exhibitions “Mindscapes” by Andrew Acquadro and “Meditation On The Rocks” by Suzanne Goldberg today through Dec. 22. For more information, visit studiogallerydc.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 pm with DJ Tim-Nice and DJ Cameron.  For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Code hosts its “XXX: Anything Goes” party tonight at The Crucible (16 M St., N.E.) at 10 p.m.  The event is men only. Admission is $30. For details, visit codedc.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.

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

Saturday, Nov. 24

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 and again at 9:45. For more information, visit burgundycrescent.org.

Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) opens at 5:30 this evening with a pool, video gaming systems and card tournaments. The dance floors open at 11 p.m. Admission is free until 9 and it is $10 after. For more information, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., SE) holds its party “Pop Rocks” with DJ LS tonight starting at 7. Cover is $10. For more information, visit phase1dc.com.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, NW) holds its “Tainted Love: ‘80s Dance Party” starting at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts, “Right Round,” its ‘80s alternative-pop dance night with DJ Lil’e. Tickets are $7 and doors open at 9:30. For more information, visit blackcatdc.com.

Sunday, Nov. 25

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

Monday, Nov. 26

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.

Primetimers and SAGE Metro DC are celebrating LGBT veterans this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Residence at Thomas Circle (1330 Massachusetts Ave., NW). There will be a panel discussion with food and drink. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) offers half-price drinks all night long, a free pool and NFL, NBA and NCAA games will be on the flat screen TVs. Dance floor opens at 10. Admission is free. For details, visit thebachelorsmill.com.

Banana Café (500 8th St., SE) has its open mike night from 7 p.m. to closing. Admission is free and there are $3 mojitos after 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit bananacafedc.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its “Starting Over for Women” meeting tonight 7- 8:30 p.m. It’s a 10-week confidential discussion group for women whose long-term relationship is over. 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.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., NW) holds its GenderQueer D.C. support group tonight from 7-9 p.m. This is a new group for people who identify outside the gender binary. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W) presents its Flashback dance night with DJ Jason Royce starting at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. For more 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.

MOVA (2204 14th Street, NW) shows “Will & Grace” reruns tonight and has $7 Karen Walker Finlandia martinis and $8 “Just Jack” Jack Daniels cocktails. The bar has complimentary champagne from 5-6 p.m. as it does most evenings. Movalounge.com for details.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

HIV Prevention Working Group, an HIV/AIDS prevention outreach, volunteer and education program, meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the DC Center (1318 U St. NW). 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 tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE). Newcomers are welcomed and no reservations are needed. For more information, visit lambdabridge.com.

Thursday, Nov. 29

The Rainbow History Project, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company and the Washington D.C. Humanities Council presents “Persistent Voices: An Anthology of Poets Lost to AIDS” this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Church (400 I St., NW). Edited by Philip Clark and David Groff, the performance features poets who died of AIDS. Performers include Chris August, Gowri Konewsaran and Jaysen Wright.

Whitman-Walker offers HIV Testing at World AIDS Day at the University of the District of Columbia-Community College (801 North Capitol, NE) today from 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

 

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