January 29, 2010 at 3:00 am EST | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Events: Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2010

friday, jan. 29

Apex has a “Let There Be Snow” party tonight. A 1 a.m. “snow storm” will feature prizes and surprises. Cover is $6; $2 drinks are available from 9 to 11 p.m. and open bar is from 11 to midnight. Apex, a gay dance club, is located at 1415 22nd St., N.W. in Dupont Circle. Visit apex-dc.com for more information.

A new Friday night drag show at Ziegfeld’s has started with a new hostess. The Ladies of Illusion hosted by Kristina Kelly has performances every Friday at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Town counts down the top 25 music videos of the ‘00s tonight. Doors open at 10 p.m. Town is located at 2009 8th St., N.W. Visit towndc.com for more information.

Bet Mishpachah, a gay synagogue located at the D.C. JCC at 16th and Q streets, N.W., holds Ereve Shabbat services every Friday at 8:30 p.m. followed by an Oneg Shabbat social. Morning services are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 10 a.m. followed by Kiddush luncheon. Straights are welcome. Visit www.betmish.org for more information.

Homo/Sonic queer dance party is tonight from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Black Cat, located at 1811 14th St., N.W. Cover is $10.

Gay District meets tonight. The group was formerly known as the Twenties Group but has expanded its age range for gay, bi, trans and questioning men from 18 to 35. The group meets for weekly discussion from 8:30 to 9:30 every Friday at St. Margaret’s Church located at 1830 Connecticut Ave. Members dine afterwards then go dancing. The group is changing its contact information but for now, those interested can visit the group on Facebook under the name “GD: Gay District.”

saturday, jan. 30

Wicked Jezebel performs tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. at Town. Cover is $15; proceeds go to Mautner Project. Town is located at 2009 8th St., N.W. The D.C. Kings, a drag king troupe, will also perform. Circuit DJ Hector Fonseca spins upstairs. Visit towndc.com for more information.

The Miss Freddie’s Beach Bar drag pageant is tonight. Show starts at 9 p.m. The winner will represent the bar at various events, such as Capital Pride, throughout the year. Those wishing to compete must apply beforehand. Applications are available now at the bar. Cover is $10. Call 703-685-0555 for more information. Freddie’s is located at 555 S. 23rd St. in Crystal City, Va.

sunday, jan. 31

Proceeds from tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of “Rent” at Church Street Theater will go to Doctors Without Borders to support relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets are $50. Visit keegantheatre.com for tickets.

Dignity Washington, a local gay Catholic group, celebrates Mass for the LGBT community every Sunday at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s, located at 1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Call 202-546-2245 for more information or visit dignitywashington.org.

monday, feb. 1

D.C. Center has a volunteer night tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m., but not at its new location. The event will be held at 1810 S St., N.W. Visit thedccenter.org for more information.

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, the District’s largest mostly gay church, has an HIV-positive support group for people of faith every Monday at the church. For more information, contact Matt Senger at 202-546-2159 or e-mail him at ndc20003@yahoo.com. MCC-DC is located at 474 Ridge St., N.W. Visit mccdc.com for more information about the church.

Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., N.W., holds “Pokerface,” a Texas hold ‘em poker night every Monday at 8 p.m. It’s free to play and prizes are awarded. Visit nelliessportsbar.com for more information.

Freddie’s Beach Bar, located at 555 S. 23rd St. in Crystal City, Va., has disco trivia every Monday at 8 p.m.

tuesday, feb. 2

The D.C. Center’s Crystal Meth Working Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Center’s new location at 1810 14th St., N.W. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

D.C.’s HIV Working Group assembles safer sex kits with its “packing parties” every Tuesday at EFN Lounge. Those who volunteer their time get drink discounts. The events are held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Motley Bar, located above EFN, which is at 1318 9th St., N.W. Visit fighthivindc.com for more information.

Poz, a bar night for HIV-positive men and men open to dating HIV-positive men regardless of their own HIV status, is held every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to midnight at Motley Bar, located above EFN Lounge at 1318 19th St., N.W. The event is organized by HIV-positive party promoter Jacob Pring. Visit the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pozdc for more information.

Cobalt has “Flashback,” a retro night, every Tuesday at 10 p.m. Rail vodka drinks are free from 10 to 11 p.m. Cobalt, a gay bar and dance club, is at the corner of 17th and R streets, N.W.

wednesday, feb. 3

An HIV/AIDS support group, presented by Alpha Drugs, is tonight at a new location at 1810 14th St., N.W. Dinner will be served but reservations are required. To RSVP, call 301-735-2805 or 301-674-8901.

The D.C. Center has LGBT career development with Washington-specific information today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Center’s new location at 1810 14th St., N.W.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has weekly volunteer nights every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its offices located at 1325 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 600. Volunteers fold and stuff letters for the gay rights organization. Pizza is provided. For more information, contact Ezra Towne at stowne@thetaskforce.org.

Ladies First night is tonight and every Wednesday at Fab Lounge, located at 1805 Connecticut Ave., N.W. For more information, visit myspace.com/ladiesfirst.

thursday, feb. 4

Gay-fronted band Magnetic Fields play GW’s Lisner Auditorium tonight in Washington at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets.
Gays & Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Center at 1810 14th St., N.W. Visit thedccenter.org for more information.

D.C. Lambda Squares, a local gay square dancing group, meets every Thursday for square dancing. Those who’ve taken the group’s “Mainstream” and “Plus” classes dance on the first and third Thursdays. “Plus” and “Advanced” classes are on the second and fourth Thursdays. For more information about the group or to find out when beginner classes are available, visit dclambdasquares.org.

friday, feb. 5

Lesbian rock/dance party HottBoxx returns to Phase 1 tonight from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will happen the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 9. Phase is located at 525 8th Street, S.E. Cover is $5.

A dance party featuring the music of Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson is tonight at 9:30 club, located at 815 V St., N.W. Visit 930.com for more information.

Queer Shabbaton, an urban retreat for LGBT Jews and allies, is this weekend, beginning today at 5 p.m. and continuing through Sunday at the D.C. Jewish Community Center located at 16th and Q streets. The event, which has been held successfully three times in New York, is coming to Washington for the first time this weekend. It features workshops, services, opportunity for networking, yoga and meditation, kosher food and more with several high profile Jewish LGBT speakers. Admission ranges from $80 to $140. For more information, visit nehirim.org/qsdc.

saturday, feb. 6

D.C. Metro LGBT IT Professionals meets today from 10 to 11 a.m. at SteamCafe at 17th and R Streets, N.W.

Gay singer/songwriters Tom Goss and Matt Alber play two shows tonight at the DeLaski Theater, located at 1700 Kalorama Road, N.W., in Adams Morgan. Shows are at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit tomgossmusic.com/store for tickets. Goss is based in Washington and is touring on his latest album “Back to Love.” Alber, who lives in Los Angeles, became an online sensation last year for his poignant video “End of the World.”

To submit your event for Social Agenda, e-mail jdiguglielmo@www.washingtonblade.com.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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