January 12, 2012 at 9:15 am EST | by Juliette Ebner
Arts news in brief: Jan. 13

George Hamilton stars as Georges in the Kennedy Center's production of ‘La Cage aux Folles.’ (Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy Kennedy Center)

Hamilton stars in ‘La Cage’

Tony Award-winning musical, “La Cage Aux Folles” opens at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber.

“La Cage” tells the story of the gay owner of a nightclub in Saint-Tropez, his partner and what happens when their son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet them.

Tickets range from $65 to $130 and can be purchased online at kennedy-center.org.

HRC plans women’s party

Human Rights Campaign and Lure present D.C.’s Her HRC DJ Throwndown on Sunday at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) from 6 to 11 p.m. featuring DJs Vanniety Kills, MIM, Ladyface and Rosie.

There will be a VIP reception from 6 to 6:45 p.m. when the doors open for general attendance. The reception will include refreshments and a special guest. The DJs start spinning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for VIP admission and $10 for general admission. Tickets include an annual HRC membership. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hrc.org/herhrc.

Lesbian hip-hop party planned

She Scenes Entertainment, a group that plans lesbian events for women, is celebrating its third anniversary with a party and concert on Jan. 21 at Argana (2147 P St., N.W.) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with live performances by Lower Case Letters, Dark Side Creative and openly gay rapper DDM.

The party will also serve as a launch for a new LGBT clothing line, “C.O.C.K.Y.” and to promote the efforts of She Scenes’ monthly Charity Brunch series, which has raised funds for six local non-profits so far.

Tickets are $10 in advanced and can be purchased online atconcertedition.eventbrite.com. There are also a limited number of VIP packages.

For more information on She Scenes, visit sweetscenesent.com.

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