January 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm EST | by Erin Durkin
D.C. arts briefs: Jan. 4
Ella Fitzgerald, drag, gay news, Washington Blade

Ella Fitzgerald (Washington Blade photo by Callie Marie)

Ziegfeld’s drag entertainment continues

Enjoy the first weekend of 2013 at Ziegfeld’s/Secrets (1824 Half St., SW), where Miss Ella Fitzgerald (Donnell Robinson) hosts every Saturday night at 11 p.m.

Ella has been entertaining since 1975 and began at the Rogue, the Plus One and the Other Side before taking over as hostess for Ziegfeld’s Ladies of Illusion show. She also uses her skills to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations, Whitman-Walker Clinic and the annual Capital Pride Festival.

First drinks are $1 off every night. For more information, visit secretsdc.com.

Center launches new program for asylum seekers

The D.C. Center holds the launch party for its new program Center Global Tuesday night from 5-8 p.m. at MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., NW).

Center Global is a program that works with LGBT asylum seekers from countries like Kenya, Uganda, Iraq, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Cameroon. Money at the happy hour goes to help LGBT asylum seekers who come Washington.

The $10 suggested donation goes to Center Global. There’s free champagne from 5-6 p.m. and half price happy hour prices. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

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