November 15, 2012 at 9:27 am EST | by Erin Durkin
There’s a new girl in town!
Linda Lavin, Kennedy Center, gay news, Washington Blade

Linda Lavin is at the Kennedy Center Friday night.

There’s a new girl in town!

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., NW) presents Broadway singer/actress Linda Lavin as part of Barbara Cook’s theater cabaret series tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Lavin is known for winning a Tony for the show “Broadway Bound.” She also starred in shows such as “Gypsy,” “The Sisters Rosenweig,” “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” and “Collected Stories.” The first season of her hit ‘70s-‘80s sitcom “Alice” is finally out on DVD. For years, the only thing available was a single paltry sampler disc. This is Lavin’s first time back at the Kennedy Center following a successful run last year in “Follies” with Bernadette Peters.

Tickets are $45. For more information, visit

Gargantuan craft show invades Convention Center

The 25th annual Washington Craft Show starts today at 10 a.m. and continues throughout the weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place, NW).

This annual craft show is a showcase of contemporary craft in America. Around 200 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists will be present with their pieces. There will also be special exhibitions, artist’s talks and fashion shows.

Admission is $15. For more information visit

Different Drummers offer ‘American Salute’

D.C.’s Different Drummers Capital Pride Symphonic Band is holding a fall concert dubbed “American Salute” at the Columbia Heights Education Center/ Bell High School (16th & Irving St., NW) Saturday night at 7:30.

D.C.’s Different Drummers is the area’s music organization for the LGBT community and their friends and family. The concert features pieces by famous American composers, including Bernstein to Copland.

Tickets are $21. For more information, visit

Casino Night benefits area LGBT sports leagues

Team D.C. presents “Casino Night” Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St., NW).

The night will include great prizes, gifts, drinks and food specials all night. Proceeds benefit D.C.’s LGBT sports teams.

The $10 entry gets attendees chips to play games and enters them into raffle prizes. For more information, visit

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