September 11, 2014 at 4:50 pm EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
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Brother Help Thyself has its Pride Day at Kings Dominion on Sept. 20. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Some events don’t fit in our other fall arts categories. Here are a few to note.

Saturday is the fifth annual 17th Street Festival from noon-6 p.m. It runs on 17th N.W. from Riggs Place to P Street. Details at or on Facebook.

Sunday is the 13th annual Gay Day at Hillwood Estate (4155 Linnean Ave., N.W.) from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $5-15. Visit for details.

Rainbow History Project has its “Queering Capitol Hill” tour on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Meet outside Mr. Henry’s at 601 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E. The tours are free but reservations are requested. Visit for details.

On Sept. 18, the D.C. Center has its fall reception at 6 p.m. at City Market at O (880 P Street, N.W.). Tickets are $60 in advance or $75 at the door. Visit for details.

On Sept. 20, Brother Help Thyself has its Pride Day at Kings Dominion. Advance tickets are $35; day of tickets are $37. The party is from 4-11 p.m. with a party following from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Visit for details.

On Sept. 23, the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club has its 38th anniversary Leadership Awards Reception at Dirty Martini (1223 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Tickets are available or at the door.

Sept. 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Details are at or

Sept. 27 is also United Night OUT at 3 p.m. at RFK Stadium with D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union. Tickets are $25. Visit for details.

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. There’s a Facebook page devoted to it.

Oct. 15 is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Details are at

Oct. 23 is the Blade’s Best of Gay D.C. party/awards reception. Details pending.

Oct. 25 is AIDS Walk Washington. Visit for details or to register.

Also Oct. 25, Human Rights Campaign has its national dinner at the Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon P., N.W.). It’s sold out but a waiting list is available at

Oct. 28 is the High Heel Race on 17th Street, N.W. A Facebook page has details.

Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Details pending on the Washington event.

On Dec. 6, Us Helping Us has its 26th anniversary awards event “A Passion for Living”  at Long View Gallery (1234 Ninth Street, N.W.). Visit for details.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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