September 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: Sept. 2

'Over the Top' is one of the works by Ruth Meixner-Bird on display at Waverly Street Gallery as part of its new exhibit, 'A Celebration of Color,' that opens this week. (Photo courtesy of Waverly)

TODAY (Friday)

Town (2009 8 St., N.W.) presents Beyonce’s birthday party tonight at 10 p.m. featuring videos, music and performances dedicated to the newly pregnant singer. Cover is $5 before 11 p.m. then $10 for those 21 and older and $10 all night for those 18 to 20.

Olney Theatre Center (3001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd.) will be performing “Grease” directed by Bobby Smith today at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $49 and can be purchased online at The show will run through Sept. 4.

Busboys & Poets is having an open mic and talent showcase tonight at 11 p.m. hosed by Ne’a Posey at its 14th and V locations (2021 14th St., N.W.). This event is for all performers, not just poets. Admissions is $5.

So Addictive Lounge (733 Elden St.) in Herndon presents “T.Gay.I.F.” tonight with music, dancing and more from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Singer Olivia Newton-John and professional football player Terrell Owens host “Pink and Blue for Two,” a cancer awareness event, tonight at Rams Head Live (30 Market Place) in Baltimore. General admission tickets are $45, VIP passes are $150 and meet and greet with Newton-John tickets are $500. The meet and greet starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30 when doors open for everyone else.

Code has its monthly installment tonight at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). Gear, rubber, skin, uniform or leather dress code will be strictly enforced. Music provided by DJ Frank Wild. Admission is $10. All attendees must be 18 or older. There will be an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m.

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go Go! will be performing at Red Palace (1212 H St., N.E.) tonight at 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show and can be purchased online at

Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th St., N.W.) is having its last free summer Saturday today with chalk drawings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and sketching in the Atrium and highlights tours from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

The tenth annual “Page-to-Stage” Festival at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) starts today from 1 to 10 p.m. and continues through Monday. This is a free event with limited seating, but no tickets are required. For more information and a complete schedule of festival performances, visit

Sunday, Sept. 4

Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) has its weekly drag brunch hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee today starting at 11 a.m. The brunch buffet is $20 and includes a free mimosa. Also at Nellie’s is the “Guil-Tea Dance” with DJ Shea Van Horn at 3 p.m.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.) exhibit, “The Guerrilla Girls Talk Back” features posters and ephemera by the anonymous artist-activist group that critiques sexism and racism pervading culture. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. and admission, normally $10 for adults, is free the first Sunday of every month.

Camp Rehoboth and the Seashore Striders have rescheduled the second annual “Sundance 5k: Run Walk or Sashay!,” which was suppose to happen Aug. 28, to today in Rehoboth Beach, Del., with registration beginning at 6 a.m. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. General registration and sleepwalker registration is $25. For more information, visit

Monday, Sept. 5

D.C. Different Drummers Capitol Pride Symphonic Band will rehearse tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church, Capitol Hill (212 East Capitol St.). For more information, contact or visit

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) now has beerpong every Monday from 8 p.m. to midnight upstairs featuring $8 pitchers and $2 drafts.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Erasure plays the 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at The band will also be performing Wednesday night.

Waverly Street Gallery (4600 East-West Highway) in Bethesda has a new exhibit, “A Celebration of Color” featuring works by Ruth Meixner-Bird, opening today. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.) presents the opening of “The Habit of Art” by Alan Bennett, tonight at 8 p.m. “Habit” takes place in Rehearsal Room Two of London’s National Theatre as rehearsals fall apart after the director gets called out of town and the stage manager tries keep things together. Tickets range from $35 to $53 and can be purchased online at

D.C. Different Drummer’s D.C. Swing! group will rehearse tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church, Capitol Hill (212 East Capitol St.). For more information, contact or visit

Equality Maryland is having its “Celebrate and Honor” fundraiser tonight at the Chevy Chase Town Hall (4301 Willow Lane) at 5:30 p.m. The organization will be honoring Gov. Martin O’Malley and more. Registration is $50 for general admission and $250 for a VIP ticket which includes a photo with a special guest. There are also three sponsor levels. For more information and to register, visit

Thursday, Sept. 8

The Log Cabin Republicans holds its monthly happy hour at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the roofdeck featuring a new drink, The Pink Elephant.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington is having its monthly piano bar open mic event tonight at the Black Fox Lounge (1723 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) from 8 to 11 p.m.

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