December 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm EST | by Erin Durkin
D.C. arts briefs: events through Dec. 20
D.C. Swing, music, gay news, Washington Blade

D.C. Swing (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Gay swing group plans Saturday concert

D.C. Different Drummers and D.C. Swing! presents a holiday benefit gala on Saturday night at 7 at Nage Bistro (1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW).

D.C. Swing! is under the D.C. Different Drummers umbrella and performs at many Pride events, swing dances and regular concerts.

Tickets are $50. For more information, visit

Team D.C. gets in the holiday spirit

Team D.C. throws its annual holiday party at Cobalt/30 Degrees (1639 R St., NW) tonight at 6.

Team D.C. is an organization established to educate the LGBT community on the benefits of individual and team sports participation. It also works with the community to fight discrimination against LGBT people in sports.

Admission is free and there will be free food available along with happy hour drink prices. For more information, visit

Lambert hosts latest VH1 ‘Divas’ show

Adam Lambert hosts “VH1 Divas” on Sunday at 9 p.m. at Shrine Auditorium (665 W. Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles). The show will broadcast live from the red carpet and begin at 7.

The show brings together famous voices like Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay tribute to music’s greatest divas. The show will benefit VH1 Save the Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving music programs in public schools. The specials have always had high gay appeal with appearances over the years from acts such as RuPaul, Diana Ross, the late Donna Summer, Cher and more. Lambert is openly gay.

For more information, visit

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