December 20, 2012 at 9:03 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
D.C. arts briefs: events through Dec. 27
Town Danceboutique, LGBT nightlife, gay news, Washington Blade

Town Danceboutique (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Dance club holds coat drive this weekend

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a coat drive Saturday night starting at 10. Those who bring donated coats get in the club free that night.

Town wants to collect hundreds of coats to give to people who need one this winter. Guest DJ Rand White is slated to spin.

Cover is $8 before 11 and $12 after, unless you donate a coat. There are $3 drinks before 11. For more information, visit

Kirchen and guests to play the Birchmere

Guitarist Bill Kirchen presents “Honky Tonk Holiday Show!” Saturday night at 7:30 at the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria).

Kirchen is joined by guests Dudley Connell, Sally Love, Louise Kirchen and The Grandsons’ Alan MacEwan and Chris Watling as he fills the evening with his rockabilly style.

Tickets are $29.50. For more information, visit

Overworked Santa craves a margarita

The Grain of Sand Theatre Company (607 New York Ave., NW) presents “You Can’t Get a Decent Margarita” for its last weekend tonight at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 p.m.

The show focuses on an overly worked Santa trying to make the Christmas deadline while dealing with an alcoholic Rudolph, seduction attempts from an elf and a Mrs. Santa who doesn’t want to work as much.

Tickets are $15. For more information, visit

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