June 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm EDT | by Will Owen
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Capital Pride, Pride 2013, gay pride, gay news, Washington Blade

Last year’s Capital Pride. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

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 older. 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 have their 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 D.C. Scholarship program. Visit capitalpride.org or dcfrontrunners.org for more information.

The Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.) hosts Pride Shabbat tonight at 8 p.m. A special Pride oneg will be held after services. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a Pride Party featuring Willam, Detox and Vicky tonight at 10 p.m. The trio will perform in the drag show and then each will sing live individually on the main stage. Admission is $20 and open to guests 18 and over. For details, visit towndc.com.

Cobalt (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts Pride Free Vodka 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.

Velvet Lounge (915 U St., N.W.) presents Comedy on the Table tonight at 7 p.m. The show highlights funny women in the area with both LGBT and straight performers. Admission is $5. For more information, visit capitalpride.org.

The Kimptom Palomar Hotel (2121 P St., N.W.) hosts “A Night Out for Trevor” from 7-9:30 p.m. this evening to benefit Capital Pride and The Trevor Project. The event includes an open bar, food, entertainment and a silent auction. Admission is $75 in advance and $85 the day of. Tickets are available online at thetrevorproject.org. For more details, visit capitalpride.org.

Saturday, June 8: Pride Parade Day

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. 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.

The Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.) hosts Pride Shabbat this morning at 10 a.m. A Kiddush luncheon will be held after the service. For more details, visit capitalpride.org.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a Pride Party featuring Alaska, Jinkx and Roxxxy this evening at 9 p.m. All three performers were finalists on the last season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and will perform together at 10. Admission is $20 and limited to guests 21 and over. Visit towndc.com for more information.


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.

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, visit cobaltdc.com.

The Rainbow History Project provides a Historic Gay D.C. Walking Tour this morning from 10-11:30 a.m. The tour starts at the corner of Q and 20th Streets, across from the Dupont Circle Metro. Visit capitalpride.org for more information.

The British Embassy hosts a British-themed, post-parade Pride party tonight form 6:30-9 p.m. at Brixton (901 U St., N.W.). The event will celebrate the British Embassy’s inaugural participation in Capital Pride this year. For details, visit capitalpride.org.

Sunday, June 9: Pride Festival Day

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 older and there is a $5 cover charge benefiting Capital Pride. Visit cobaltdc.comor capitalpride.org for details.

Tropicalia (2001 14th St., N.W.) hosts a Pride After Hours Party from 4-9:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 at the door and $35 online and all proceeds benefit Capital Pride and Cherry Fund, a local HIV/AIDS service organization. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit cherryfund.com or the event on Facebook.

Capital Pride Parade, gay news, Washington Blade

The 2013 Capital Pride Parade route.

Capital Pride Street Festival, gay news, Washington Blade

2013 Capital Pride Street Festival.


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