December 6, 2012 at 7:32 am EST | by Erin Durkin
D.C. Arts briefs through Dec. 13
Joey Arias, gay news, Washington Blade

Drag legend Joey Arias has his holiday show this weekend. (Photo by David Shankbone; courtesy of Arias)

Arias, Ratzke host holiday show

The Speakeasy at L ‘Enfant Café (2000 18th St., NW) presents Joey Arias and Sven Ratzke on Sunday at 7 p.m. for dinner and again at 10:30 p.m. for a late show.

Joey Arias is a cabaret singer, drag artist and performer from New York City. He was the host to Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity in Las Vegas for six years. Ratzke is a cabaret sensation from Berlin.

Tickets are $50 a person for dinner and $10 a person for cocktail show. For more information, visit

OutServe/SLDN host Sunday morning reception

OutServe-SLDN host DC 2012 Reception in benefit of the organization Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 425 L St., NW on the 13th Floor Club Room.

The goal of OutServ-SLDN is to provide LGBT service members information on what benefits are now available to them.

Attendees are expected to dress in business casual. For more information or to RSVP, visit

Wanda Jackson, gay news, Washington Blade

Wanda Jackson is supporting her new album ‘Unfinished Business,’ a collaboration with producer Justin Townes Earle. (Photo courtesy Wanda Jackson Publicity)

Rockabilly legend Jackson brings tour to D.C.

“Queen of Rock” Wanda Jackson comes to the Hamilton (600 14th St.) on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

Jackson was born during the depression in Oklahoma in 1937. Her father bought her first guitar and gave her piano lessons. This was the beginning for Jackson, whose music rocked between country and rockabilly. She’s promoting her new album “Unfinished Business.”

Tickets are $22-$27. For more information, visit

D.C. gay journalist group holds party

The D.C. Chapter of NLGJA, the Association of LGBT Journalists, hosts its holiday party this Sunday evening at Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St., NW) from 5- 9:30 p.m.

NLGJA is an organization of journalists, professionals and students from within the news industry to provide accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

For more information, visit

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