July 18, 2013 | by Will Owen
Calendar through July 25
Brandi Carlile, Wolf Trap, Gay News, Washington Blade

Much to do in Washington D.C. including more Capital Fringe Fest and Brandi Carlile plays Wolf Trap Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy Wolf Trap)

Friday, July 19

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.

The Capital Fringe Festival features “Songs From an Unmade Bed,” directed by Josh Redford, tonight at 11:45 p.m. at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave., N.W.). The musical theater and opera show is a solo performance that explores a gay man’s struggles with city life. Visit capitalfringe.org for more information.

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Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV testing at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) this evening from 8 p.m.-midnight. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Saturday, July 20

Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.) hosts its weekly “Booty Beach Ladies Dance Party” tonight. 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.

DJ Drew G spins tonight at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) at 10 p.m. He and his DJ partner, Brian Cua, are currently working on official remixes for Lady Gaga and have done work for other huge stars like Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige. Cover is $8 from 10-11 and $12 after 11. Admission is 21 and over. For details, visit towndc.com.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts “BARE” by LURe, a ladies dance party, tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. Tickets are $7 before and $10 after midnight. For more information, visit cobaltdc.com.

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

NovaSalud, a non-profit that offers free HIV testing in Northern Virginia, hosts “Breaking the Cycle of Stigma: Transgender Fashion Show,” tonight from 7-10 p.m. at the V3 Lounge (6763 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, Va.). Tickets are $15 and can be bought in advance on transfashion.eventbrite.com. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV testing at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) this evening from 8 p.m.-midnight. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Sunday, July 21

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.

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.

The Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) hosts “Tula’s Cabaret,” a drag show with lip-sync performances, this evening from 8-11 p.m. Admission is free and limited to guests 21 and over. For details, visit blackfoxlounge.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 Team D.C. Freedom Sports Festival, a continuation of Capital Pride, finishes with a “Pride Splash and Ride” party today from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at Six Flags (13710 Mitchellville, Md.). In addition to theme park activities, the event will also feature a private water park party from 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit capitalpride.org.

Monday, July 22

The Fort Reno Summer Music Series continue tonight at Fort Reno Park (Chesapeake St. and Nebraska Ave., N.W.) from 7:15-9:30 p.m. Tonight’s local bands include Southern Problems and The Mauls. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit fortreno.com.

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 Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) hosts “La-Ti-Do DC,” a spoken word and musical theater show, tonight from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $10 and limited to guests 21 and over. For more information, visit blackfoxlounge.com.

Tuesday, July 23

The Capital Fringe Festival features “Polaroid Stories,” a musical theater and opera show by Naomi Iizuka, at 9:30 p.m. tonight at Fort Fringe (607 New York Ave., N.W.). The play intertwines Roman mythology from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” with stories of homeless youth. For more information, visit capitalfringe.org.

The Chi Cha Lounge (1624 U St., N.W.) hosts speed dating for gay and bisexual men from 7-9 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $30. For details and to purchase tickets, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV testing at Panam Supermarket (3552 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 7-9 p.m. this evening. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Wednesday, July 24

The 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 the 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 tonight at 7 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. Reservations are not needed and newcomers are welcome. Call 703-407-6540 for more details and if you need a partner.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) hosts Job Club today from 4-6 p.m. tonight for LGBT individuals seeking employment. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Brandi Carlile, a lesbian alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter, performs tonight at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.) with special guests Justin Townes Earle and The Lone Bellow. The show will feature tracks from her latest album release “Bear Creek” (2012). Admission ranges from $30-40. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit wolfrap.org.

Thursday, July 25

The Fort Reno Summer Music Series continue tonight at Fort Reno Park (Chesapeake St. and Nebraska Ave., N.W.) from 7:15-9:30 p.m. Tonight’s local bands include The Buss and Capital Ghost. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit fortreno.com.

The Lambda Sci-Fi Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at 1425 S St., N.W. for LGBT fans of science fiction, horror and fantasy. This month’s book to discuss is “Redshirts” by John Scalzi. For more information, visit lambdascifi.org.

Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) meet from 7-8:30 p.m. this evening at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.). The organization provides community outreach, education and legal oversight for LGBT victims of violence. Visit thedccenter.org for more information.

Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV testing at Miriam’s Kitchen (2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.) from 4-6 p.m. this evening. For more details, visit whitman-walker.org.

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