June 6, 2013 | by Will Owen
Calendar through June 13
GOODHURT, dance, American Dance Institute, gay news, Washington Blade

A promotional shot for ‘GOODHURT,’ an American Dance Institute show with LGBT themes being performed this weekend in Rockville. (Photo courtesy Rebollar Dance)

Friday, June 7

The Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts “The Best of Burlesque(er): D.C. Pride Edition” for guests 21 and over this evening. Cherie Sweetbottom, Ginger Snapz, Private Tails and Dick Jones are the burlesque performers featured. Doors open at 8:45 for the first show, and at 11 for the second. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased online atblackcatdc.com.

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Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-11 p.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. There is no cover charge. For more information, visittowndc.com.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) presents the Paige Turner Dinner Show this evening. Dinner is at 8 p.m., and the drag show starts at 9. For more information and to make reservations online, visit cobaltdc.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts its Rage Dance Party with DJ Von Tease tonight at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and limited to guests 21 and over. For more information, visitphase1dc.comor the event on Facebook.

Cobalt (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Pride Free Vodka Friday tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. DJs Drew G. and Keenan Orr will be spinning. Admission is $12 and free rail vodka will be served from 11-midnight. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) hosts a Transgender Discussion Group tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Capitale (1301 K St., N.W.) hosts Fusion Friday, a ladies happy hour, from 6-11 p.m. tonight. Cover is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For more details and to purchase tickets online, visit n2nlifen2us.com.

NoVA Gay and Lesbian Professionals host a Pride Kickoff Party tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Pinzimini Lounge in the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel (801 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA). Visit gogaydc.org for more information.

Saturday, June 8

The 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) hosts its monthly gay dance party “Blowoff” tonight at 11:30. Indie rocker Bob Mould and remix artist Richard Morel are spinning. Admission is $12 and limited to guests 21 and over. For details and to purchase tickets, visit 930.com.

Cobalt (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Pride Saturday with DJ Eddie Elias tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Cover is $5 before 10 and $15 from 10-close. For more information, visitcobaltdc.com.

Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.) hosts “Apocalypto,” a post-Pride Parade dance party, from 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m. tonight. Cover is $5. For details, visit phase1dc.com or the event on Facebook.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) provides free HIV testing today from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, visit thedccenter.com.

The Supernova Performance Art Festival features a Big Bang Dance Party tonight from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd., Roslyn, VA). The evening includes music from local DJs and bands, as well as performance art pieces. Admission is $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit supernovarosslyn.eventbrite.com.

The American Dance Institute (1570 East Jefferson St., Rockville) premieres “GOODHURT” tonight at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The show explores the role of pain in the private lives of performers, revealing the personal narratives of each dancer featured. LGBT relationships are also a theme. Tickets range from $15-30. For details and to purchase tickets, visit americandance.org.

Lambda Sci-Fi hosts a gaming party for LGBT science fiction, fantasy and horror fans at 3 p.m. today at 1425 S St., N.W. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack or non-alcoholic drink to share, as well as their favorite card and board games. For more information, visit lambdascifi.org.

Sunday, June 9

Perrys (1811 Columbia Rd., N.W.) hosts its weekly drag brunch today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $24.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. For more information, visitperrysadamsmorgan.com.

The Bachelors Mill (1104 8th St., S.E ) hosts karaoke tonight from 9 p.m.-midnight. Cover is $3 after 9. Visit bachelorsmill.com for details.

The D.C. Kings perform tonight at Phase 1 (525 8th St., S.E.). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit phase1dc.com or the Phase 1 Facebook page.

Whitman-Walker Health and Trans Legal Advocates of Washington host a Name and Gender Change Clinic tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Whitman-Walker Health (1701 U St., N.W.) for assistance in legal name changes and changing gender on various legal documents. A fund for low-income individuals who need service will be provided. For more information, visit thedccenter.orgor Whitman-walker.org.

Monday, June 10

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts its weekly “Golden Girls Watch Party” tonight from 5 p.m.-midnight. $5 drink specials inspired by the “Golden Girls” characters are served all night. Visit nelliessportsbar.com for details.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) hosts coffee drop-in hours this morning from 10 a.m.-noon for the senior LGBT community. Older LGBT adults can come and enjoy complimentary coffee, and conversation with other community members. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a live comedy show of readings by and about celebrities “Celebrity Autobiography” tonight at 8 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St., N.W.). Tickets are $50-65. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit ShakespeareTheatre.org.

Tuesday, June 11

Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) features a spoken word performance by Regie Cabico this evening from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, visit blackfoxlounge.com.

Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.) hosts a bi-women discussion group tonight from 7-9 p.m. Visit the dccenter.org for more details.

Wednesday, June 12

The Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) at 7:30 p.m. for Duplicate Bridge. No reservations are necessary and newcomers are welcome. For details, visit lambdadc.org.

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at 1155 F St., N.W., Suite 200. The group will discuss “At Swim, Two Boys” by Jamie O’Neill. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, visit biggaybookgroup.com.

Thursday, June 13

The Bachelors Mill (1104 8th St., S.E ) hosts happy hour tonight from 5-7:30 p.m. All drinks are half price and there will also be pool, video gaming systems and cards. For details, visit bachelorsmill.com.

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers tonight for Food & Friends (219 Riggs Rd., N.E.) from 6-8 p.m. The group will help with food preparation and packing groceries to aid Washington area residents living with AIDS. Email jonathan@burgundycrescent.org if interested in volunteering and visit burgundycrescent.org for more information.

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