April 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Cherry weekend is April 20-24
Cherry 2017, gay news, Washington Blade

Cherry (Washington Blade file photo by Hugh Clarke)

Cherry, a multi-venue dance charity party for HIV/AIDS services and prevention, runs all weekend from April 20-24.

The dance party weekend kicks off with Lux at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) on Thursday, April 20 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The theme is luxury and lavish with music by DJ Steve Sidewalk and DJ Alain Jackinsky. Tickets are $20.

Decadence is at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) on Friday, April 21 from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. DJ Twin, DJ Micky Friedmann, DJ Ben.Jamin and DJ Lisa Frank will spin tracks all night. HIV/AIDS testing will be available onsite. Tickets are $35.

On Saturday, April 22 there will be an afternoon tea dance party, Depeche Moody, at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) from 2-7 p.m. The event will honor Cherry founder Dr. Moody Mustafa. DJ Joe Gauthreaux plays music. Tickets are $25.

Town hosts Royalty, an all-night dance party, on Saturday, April 22 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Kenneth Rivera and DJ Ivan Gomez will play the tunes. Madelyn Hatter hosts. HIV/AIDS testing will also be onsite for guests. Tickets are $20.

DJ X Gonzalez and DJ Nina Flowers keep the party going with Avant, an after-hours event, at Flash Nightclub (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) on Sunday, April 23 from 4-10 a.m.Tickets are $50.

Summer gets an early start with Action! Pool Party at Penthouse Pool at the Yards Vida Fitness (1212 4th St., S.E.) on Sunday, April 23 from noon-8 p.m. DJ Rico Alexis and DJ Eddie Martinez spin festive beats all day. Tickets are $40. Cabanas and day beds are available starting at $600 and include free admission and an open bar for 10 people.

The weekend winds down with Sashay at DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.) on Sunday, April 23 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Sean Morris and DJ Nacho Chapado say goodbye to the Cherry weekend with beats ranging from techno to tribal. Tickets are $20.

Weekend party packages are also available. For a list of packages and to purchase tickets, visit cherrydc.com.

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