October 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm EST | by Juliette Ebner
Calendar: Oct. 7

‘Clouded Leopard Labyrinth No. 2’ is part of an installation by Leslie A. Johnston that will be on display at Touchstone Gallery. (Image courtesy Touchstone)

TODAY (Friday)

SAGE Committee is meeting at Metropolitan Community Church today from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Lemonheads will be performing “It’s a Shame About Ray” at the Black Cat with the Shining Twins and the New York Rivals tonight. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online atblackcatdc.com. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Busboys & Poets presents “First Fridays,” a monthly series that includes artist talks, studio visits and more, tonight at 6 p.m. in the Zinn Room at its Hyattsville location (5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104).

Cameron Mackintosh presents a new 25th anniversary production of “Les Miserables” at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $155 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., N.W.) is hosting an opening reception tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for its newest exhibits “Recent Paintings: Scapes,” featuring expressionistic paintings by Steve Alderton and “Clouded Leopard Labyrinth” which is a mixed media installation by Leslie Johnston.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Zoom Urban Lesbian Excursions is organizing a trip to theMaryland Renaissance Festival (1821 Crownsville Rd.) in Annapolis today at 1 p.m. The group will be meeting near the ticketing area with a sign and purple balloons. Tickets are $19 and can be bought at the venue.

The Delmarvalous Squares are having an all-day event today to promote square dancing in the Rehoboth Beach area. The group will have afternoon workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. and then an evening open house from 7 to 9 p.m. at Camp Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Ave.).

DJ Joey O, formerly of Apex, will be spinning at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) for the first time ever tonight. Doors open at 10 p.m. with an $8 cover until 11 and $12 afterward. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) is hosting a fundraiser for Mr. D.C. Leather 2011 Ron Moser tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be drink specials and two raffles. Proceeds will benefit the Leather Archives and Museum.

Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents Hellmouth Happy Hourwhere every week an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will be screened and drink specials will be offered. This week the episode is “Go Fish.”

Premiere Entertainment, a gay-owned entertainment and promotion team, presents “The Rave Part VI with Nina Sky” tonight from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the Warehouse Loft (411 New York Ave., N.E.). General admission is $20, VIP access is $30 and all access VIP is $35. Attendees under 21 must send name tothepremiere.ent@gmail.com to get on guest list.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Charger Stone presents “Sweet Tea: A Dance for Everyone” today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Remington’s (639 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.).

Busboys & Poets is showing “I Shot Andy Warhol” tonight at 3 p.m. in the Langston Room at its 14th and V streets location (2021 14th St., N.W.) as its October Focus-In! Film of the Month. This is a free screening.

A new gay-welcoming Catholic church, St. Hedwig’s Old Catholic Church, has Mass today at 9 a.m. The church meets each Sunday morning at Palisades Community Church (5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) in Washington. The church, not affiliated with the Vatican, describes itself as one with “progressive Catholic values” that welcomes those “disaffected by mainstream traditions” and what some consider “politically distorted teachings of Christ” in other faith traditions. Bishop Michael Seneco, who’s gay, is the pastor. Visitsainthedwigs.org for more information. All are welcome.

The Indigo Girls play the Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane) in North Bethesda tonight at 7 p.m. with opening band, the Shadowboxers. Tickets range from $45 to $55 and can be purchased online at strathmore.org.

Monday, Oct. 10

Commissioner Darrell Gaston will be at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) tonight for the Team Gaston 2012 LGBT Fundraiser at 6 p.m. hosted by Marc Morgan, Earnest Walker from Us Helping Us and Brian Watson from the Wanda Alston House. Tickets are $35 and attendees can RSVP at secure.actblue.com/page/lgbt4gaston.

WEAVE, a support group for LGBT survivors of intimate partner violence/abuse will be meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lighthouse Center for Healing (5321 First Place, N.E.). For more information and to register, call 202-280-6391.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

The electronic music group Ladytron will be performing at 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at 930.com. Doors open at 7 p.m.

DCBiWomen will have its monthly dinner at Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.) tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit dcbiwomen.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Uh Huh Her is returning to the 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight with its Keep a Breast Tour for an early show. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at 930.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) is hosting an AIDS Walk free burger night starting at 5 p.m. Attendees who sign up to walk with Team Nellie or make a donation of $35 or more will receive a free burger.

Rainbow Response is holding its monthly meeting tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Lambda Bridge Club is meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) across from Marine Barracks, for duplicate bridge. No reservations are needed and newcomers are welcome. If a partner is needed, visit lambdabridge.com.

The Big Gay Book Group will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at 1155 F Street, N.W., Suite 200. The book discussed will be “Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade” by Justin Speing. For more information, visit biggaybookgroup.com or e-mail biggaybookgroup@hotmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 13

National Symphony Orchestra Pops presents “Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein” tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 7 p.m. Conducted by Steven Reineke, Aaron Lazar, Rebecca Luker and Rod Gilfry will sing hits like “Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and more. Tickets range from $20 to $85 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

The D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) and Tongue in You Ear present the Brother Tongue Poetry Workshop series. Tonight is the final workshop led by Regie Cabico, a three time National Poetry Slam finalist who has appeared on two season of HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” All sessions will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for all four sessions. For more information and to register, visitthedccenter.org.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be performing the music of Elton John at the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane) in North Bethesda tonight at 8 p.m.


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