June 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm EDT | by Juliette Ebner
Capital Pride calendar

TODAY (Friday)

Brightest Young Things and Capital Pride present “Wild Life” tonight at the Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) at 9 p.m. featuring Amanda Lepore, J.D. Samson of Le Tigre and Men, Big/Bright, Natty Boom, DJ Majr and more. Tickets are $25 and available online at dcpride2012.evenbrite.com.


Saturday, June 9

The official Capital Pride Brunch is today at Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) from noon to 4 p.m.

The Pride Parade Beer Garden is today at JR.s (17th and Church streets) from 3 to 10 p.m. where attendees can enjoy the outdoors, beer and watch the parade. Admission is $5.

The Capital Pride Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. The parade starts at 22nd and P streets N.W. and ends at Thomas Circle. Visit capitalpride.org for details.

After the parade, National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle), a gay-welcoming congregation, will have refreshments and information about its church, worship and LGBT programs for anyone interested from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Ladies of LURe and B.O.I. Marketing and Promotions presents “Fuse,” the official Capital Pride Women’s Party tonight at Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.) with DJs Rosie and Mim as well as the DystRuXion dancers and entertainers. Admission is $15. Doors open at 8 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) and 495 Bears present Bears Can Dance tonight at 8 p.m. following the parade.

Sunday, June 10

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) is hosting the Pride worships services from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Capital Pride Street Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue at 7th Street.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) is hosting a special tea dance immediately after the festival featuring DJ Shane Phoenix.

The official Capital Pride after party is at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is a $5 cover.


Thursday, June 14

In partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, Capital Pride is having an official town hall, “Take Pride in Our Health” tonight at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Panelists will include Leslie Calman of Mautner Project, Leandrea Gilliam of SYMAL, Juan Carlos Loribel of Whitman-Walker, Brant Miller of the D.C. Center, Ron Simmons of Us Helping Us/People Into Living and Brian Watson of Transgender Health Empowerment.

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