December 25, 2015 at 6:00 am EST | by Mariah Cooper
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Chaka Khan, gay news, Washington Blade

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There will be numerous New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout the District.

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) hosts New Year’s Eve at the Kennedy Center with Chaka Kahn at 10:30 p.m. Kahn will perform her greatest hits to ring in the New Year. Tickets range from $55-149. For more information, visit

The Howard Theatre (620 T St., N.W.) hosts a masquerade ball at 10 p.m. Couples admission is $80 and includes two admission tickets, a complimentary mask and line pass admission. VIP admission is $60 and includes a complimentary mask and line pass admission. General admission is $45 and standing room only. It also includes a complimentary mask. A full dinner menu will be available. For more details, visit

LezLink hosts its first annual Bright Night’s and Harlem Nights Gala at Cru (1847 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be dancing, live performances and burlesque. There will also be craft cocktails, food and a free champagne toast. Black tie or 1920s attire is suggested. Tickets range from $48.47-80.12. For more information, visit

Unleashed D.C. hosts its Ladies New Years Eve 2016 Masquerade Affair at Touche Supper Club (1123 H St., N.E.) from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. There will be complimentary vodka drinks from 10-11 p.m. There will also be a full buffet and champagne toast at midnight. DJs performing will be and TMS. Advanced general admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets are $150 and include complimentary entry for two and a table for up to four. For more information, visit

Flash (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts “33 1/3 Hours,” a New Year’s celebration from 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 through 5 a.m. on Jan 2. Performers will include Alexi Delano, Bella Sarris Camea, David Waxman and more. There will be extended bar service until 4 a.m. all weekend and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Ticket holders are allowed entry at all times during the event. Tickets are $50. Tickets for entry after 4 a.m. are $40. For more information, visit

Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts a Casino Royale celebration from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be casino games, a four hour premium open bar, an appetizer buffet and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $106.49. For more information, visit

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve party from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be a balloon and teddy bear drop with champagne at midnight. At 1 a.m. there will be complimentary coffee and donuts. DJ Jeff Elleto will play music downstairs and DJs Back2Back will play upstairs. No cover until 10 p.m. For details, visit

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve party at 9 p.m. The Ladies of Town will perform a drag show. DJ Drew G and Ed Bailey will play tunes. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

Nellies’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts a party from 4 p.m.-4 a.m. presented by Absolute Vodka. For more details,

Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place (3000 K St., N.W.) hosts River Bash, a New Year’s party, at 9 p.m. There will be appetizers, DJs, top-shelf open bar, heated party tents and live music. Tickets are $110 per person or start a group of 10 or more people to receive $10 off per ticket. For more information, visit

Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve ball at 7:30 p.m. Peaches O’Dell and her orchestra will perform on the MainStage throughout the night. Tony Anthony and His Malvivants will also perform in between sets. DJ Dredd will perform back stage. Food and drinks will be available. This party is all ages but those under 21 must be accompanied. Tickets are $30. For more details, visit

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