The Academy of Washington presents “Love, Love, Love: A Celebration of Life for Carl Rizzi and Mame Dennis” at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.
Rizzi, whose drag performance name was Mame Dennis, helped form the Academy Awards of Washington in 1973. He was chosen president for life and served as president from 1973 until his death in February. During the 1980s AIDS epidemic, Rizzi organized numerous fundraiser efforts from the Academy for organization such as Whitman Walker.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit theacademyofwashingtoninc.com.