September 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm EST | by Juliette Ebner
Arts news in brief: Sept. 30

A scene from ‘Leave it On the Floor,’ which will be screened in D.C. next week. (Image courtesy D.C. Black Pride)

Gay musical to be screened

D.C. Black Pride presents the D.C. premiere of “Leave It on the Floor” at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (555 11th St., N.W.) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Leave It” is a musical about a young, black gay man who is thrown out of his home and discovers the L.A. ball scene, joining a struggling house. The movie features 11 original songs by Beyonce’s music director, Kim Burse, and choreography by Beyonce’s dance master, Frank Gatson, Jr.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

Baltimore Black Pride next weekend

Leiomy of Vogue Evolution, featured in the sixth season of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” will be at Baltimore Black Pride’s main event, Batteries Not Included. The ninth annual Baltimore Black Pride begins Tuesday and runs through Oct. 11.

Leiomy will perform at Baltimore’s Black Pride event next weekend. (Photo courtesy MTV)

The celebration begins with “The A-List Party: A Night to Dance and Mingle” at Clubb Bunns (606 W. Lexington St.) Tuesday at 10 p.m. Wednesday there will be a screening of “Blueprint” at the Creative Alliance Arts Center (3134 Eastern Ave.) at 7 p.m. Friday is the meet and greet affair and black-out party at Club Bunns featuring Kim Walker and her band, “Rapture” at 6 p.m.

The main event is Oct. 8th at Paradox (1310 Russell St.) with Lola Monroe, Damon Rhodes, celebrity makeup artist Jaya Star and Leiomy from MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Cover is $15 or $10 before 1 a.m. with a flyer.

For more information, visit

Dakshina back with various events

Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, a gay-helmed outfit, has its annual poetry reading and sitar concert Sunday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 I St., S.W.) featuring Gowri Koneswaran at 3:30 p.m. and Alif Laila’s annual Art of Peace Concert at 4 p.m.

Dakshina will also have its eighth annual Fall Festival of Indian Arts at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.) on Oct. 7-8 featuring Leela Samson, who will open and close the festival, as well as Kalakshetra.

For more information on the company and any of its events, visit


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