May 29, 2013 | by Will Owen
Whole lotta Pride!
Capital Pride Parade, gay news, Washington Blade

Capital Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, May 31

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts the official Capital Pride Women’s Party tonight from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission is $10 and limited to guests 21 and over. Visit capitalpride.org or the Phase 1 Facebook page for details.

Ziegfeld’s Secrets (1824 Half St., S.W.) hosts the official Capital Pride Men’s Party tonight from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. For more information, visit capitalpride.org or secretsdc.com.

Sunday, June 2

The D.C. Center hosts the Stonewall Kickball Drag Ball Game this afternoon from 2-6 p.m. in Stead Park (1625 P St., N.W.). Visit thedccenter.org or the event on Facebook for more details.

Team D.C., One In Ten and Capital Pride present a “Day In the Park” from 6-10 p.m. following the Kickball Dragball game in Stead Park (1625 P St., N.W.). Guests are welcome to have a picnic, play games and watch an outdoor movie. For more information, visit the event on Facebook or capitalpride.org.

Monday, June 3

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) presents “Music in the Night” this evening from 8-11 p.m. Joshua Morgan, an actor and co-artistic director at No Rules Theatre, will host the event’s performances and sing-a-longs. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit capitalpride.org.

Tuesday, June 4

The First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G St., N.W.) holds the official Pride Week Interfaith Service tonight from 7:30-9 p.m. Over 20 faith communities will gather to celebrate LGBT pride, and Rev. Harry Knox is featured as the guest speaker. Visit capitalpride.org or the event on Facebook for more information.

Busboys and Poets (1025 5th St., N.W.) hosts a Women’s Spoken Word open mic night from 8:30-11:30 p.m. this evening. Women of all backgrounds are encouraged to share their stories. For details, visit capitalpride.org or busboysandpoets.com.

Wednesday, June 5

Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.) hosts a ladies Jell-o wrestling competition this evening from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For more information, visit the event on Facebook or capitalpride.org.

Thursday, June 6

The Latino GLBT History Project hosts the annual D.C. Latino Pride Fiesta Dance Party tonight at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Performances starring Carmen Carrera from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” begin at 10:30. Tickets are $10 and admission is 18+. Visit towndc.com for more information and latinolgbthistory.com to purchase tickets in advance.

AARP (601 E St., N.W.) hosts a community discussion, Town Hall: LGBT Golden Years, this evening from 7-9 p.m. Continued civil rights advocacy and LGBT equity in healthcare are among the topics for discussion. For more details, visit capitalpride.org.

Friday, June 7

Brightest Young Things and Capital Pride present “Spandex: Official Opening Dance Party tonight at the newly restored, historic Wonder Bread Factory (621 S St., N.W.) at 9 p.m. Admission is 18 and up. Tickets are $20 if purchased ahead of time and $25 if purchased the day of the party. Visit capitalpride.org for details.

The D.C. Front Runners launches the Pride Run 5K tonight from 7-9 p.m. starting at the Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.). Hundreds of runners from the area will participate, and a portion of the funds raised will benefit an LGBT athlete through the Team DC Scholarship program. Visit capitalpride.org or dcfrontrunners.org for more information.

Saturday, June 8

The official Capital Pride Parade is today from 4:30-7:30 p.m., starting at P and 22nd Streets and ending in Logan Circle. About 100,000 spectators are expected to attend, and around 170 organizations will participate. Lynda Carter (TV’s “Wonder Woman”) is the “super grand marshal.” For more information, visit capitalpride.org or the event on Facebook.

Tagg Magazine, LURe and Capital Pride host “F.U.S.E.: The Capital Pride Women’s Main Event” this evening at Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.). For details, visit capitalpride.org.

Sunday, June 9

The official Capital Pride Festival is today along Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 7th Streets starting at noon. The day will be full of food, entertainment, music, education and celebration. Icona Pop, Cher Lloyd and Emeli Sandé are this year’s headlining performers. For more information, visit the event on Facebook or capitalpride.org.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts the official Capital Pride Closing Party tonight from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission is 18 and up and there is a $5 cover charge benefiting Capital Pride. Visit cobaltdc.com or capitalpride.org for details.

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