July 4, 2013 | by Will Owen
Calendar through July 11

Friday, July 5

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

NoVa Gay and Lesbian Professionals host a social this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Kora Lounge (2250 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va.). For more information, visit gogaydc.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts its monthly “So You Think You’re a Drag Queen?” contest tonight to find the region’s newest drag talent. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the competition starts at 10:30. Cover is $5 from 10-11 and $10 after 11 for guests 21 and over, and $10 all night for guests 18-20. For details, visit towndc.com.

Saturday, July 6

Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.) hosts its weekly “Booty Beach Ladies Dance Party.” The winner of the party’s bikini and board shorts contest will receive cash and prizes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5. Visit phase1dc.com for more information.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts a “Rumba Latina” party tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. The theme is “boys in heels.” Admission is limited to guests 21 and over and there is no cover charge. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation at the Falls Church PetSmart (6100 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, V.A.) from 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit burgundycrescent.org for more information.

The WKP Jazz Trio perform from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. tonight at Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Admission is free. For more details, visit blackfoxlounge.com.

Sunday, July 7

The Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) hosts karaoke tonight from 9 p.m.-midnight. Cover is $3 and there will also be pool, video gaming systems and cards. For more information, visit bachelorsmill.com.

Perry’s (1811 Columbia Rd., N.W.) hosts its weekly Sunday Drag Brunch today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $24.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet. For details, visit perrysadamsmorgan.com.

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Suite 200, 1155 F St., N.W. The book for discussion is “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars,” by Scotty Bowers and Lionel Friedberg. For more details, visit biggaybookgroup.com.

Adventuring, a gay and lesbian outdoor group, tours the site of the Battle of Bladensburg today. The battle was the biggest engagement during the War of 1812 with the British. Participants will meet at the West Hyattsville Metro Station (Chillum, Hyattsville, M.D.) at 9 a.m. For more information, visit adventuring.org.

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts its weekly Drag Brunch with Shi-Queeta Lee today at 11 a.m. The buffet is $24, including one free mimosa. For more information, visit nelliessportsbar.com.

Monday, July 8

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts its weekly “Monday’s a Total Drag [Show]” party tonight from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. An episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” screens at 9, and then a live drag show will be featured. Admission is 18 and older and free. For details, visit cobaltdc.com.

The DC 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 D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) hosts a Youth Working Group meeting tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is committed to improving the lives of local LGBT youth. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

Tuesday, July 9

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.org or Whitman-walker.org.

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

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A touring production of ‘Book of Mormon’ opens Tuesday at the Kennedy Center. (Photo by Joan Marcus; courtesy Kennedy Center)

“The Book of Mormon” premieres tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 7:30 p.m. The musical won nine Tony awards in 2011 and features gay themes. Tickets range from $43-250. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit kennedy-center.org.

Wednesday, July 10

Heist (1802 Jefferson Pl., N.W.) hosts its weekly open bar party tonight from 10-11 p.m. There is no cover charge and admission is limited to guests 21 and over. For details, visit heistdc.com or the Heist DC Facebook page.

Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) hosts drag bingo during 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. Admission is free. For details, visit bachelorsmill.com.

The Dupont Drawing Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at The Church of the Pilgrims (2201 P St., N.W.) to draw from a live model. The session is self-directed with no formal instruction and no materials are provided. Drawing spots and easels are available on a first come-first serve basis, so guests should arrive anytime after 6:45. No reservations are required, and a modest fee to pay the model will be collected. For more information, visit paulreuther.com.

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight for social bridge at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.). No reservations are needed, and newcomers are welcome. Call 703-407-6540 for more information or if a partner is needed.

Thursday, July 11

MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., N.W.) hosts “GLBT College Night” this evening, with a vodka open bar for guests who have a college ID from 9-10 p.m. Admission is free and 18 and older. Visit movalounge.com for more details.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) hosts a meeting for the D.C. Crystal Meth Working Group tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The group advocates education and treatment surrounding the use of methamphetamine. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health provides free HIV testing tonight at Bachelor’s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) at 10 p.m. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers tonight for Food & Friends (219 Riggs Rd., N.E.) at 6 p.m. The group will help with food preparation and packing groceries for people living with AIDS in the Washington area. Visit burgundycrescent.org for more information.

She & Him, fronted by Indie film star Zooey Deschanel and folk artist M. Ward, play Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.) this evening at 8 p.m. with special guest Camera Obscura. Tickets range from $30-40. For details, visit wolftrap.org.

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