April 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Yelk rings in 50th; Cherry events run all weekend
Cherry, gay news, Washington Blade

A Cherry event last year. Thousands attend the annual HIV circuit party each year in Washington. (Washington Blade photo by Daniel Truitt)

Distrkt C founder Bruce Yelk hosts a 50th birthday celebration with parties on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.

On Saturday, the party gets started at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) from 10 p.m.-6:30 a.m. There will be a performance from Brasil’s Amannda. Boomer Banks, Ray Diesel, Eddie Danger, Michael Roman and Billy Santoro will also perform. There will be an open bar from 10-11 p.m. Admission is $60 at the door.

The afterparty continues at Decades (1219 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) on Sunday, April 15 from 6 a.m.-noon. DJ Manny Lehman and DJ Carl Michaels will play music all morning. Tickets at the door are $50.

Advanced tickets are $50 for both parties. For more details, visit distrktc.com.

Cherry, an annual charity dance music event which raises funds for D.C. area HIV/AIDS services and prevention, hosts multiple parties throughout the weekend.

Synergy is at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd., N.E.) on Friday, April 13 from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Tom Stephan from London and DJ Victor Calderone from New York City will play music. Whitman-Walker Health will provide HIV/AIDS testing until midnight in front of Echostage. Tickets are $35.

Moodin Rouge is at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Saturday, April 14 from 2-7 p.m. DJ Joe Gauthreaux will play remixes of Rita Ora, Diana Ross and more. Tickets are $25.

Chroma continues at Town on Saturday, April 14 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ X Gonzalez and DJ Micky Friedmann from Berlin will spin tracks. HIV/AIDS testing provided by Whitman-Walker Health will be provided outside of Town until midnight. Tickets are $20.

Mirage/Sundance, Cherry’s official after-hours event, is at Flash (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) on Sunday, April 15 from 3:30-9:30 a.m. DJ Eddie Martinez and DJ Alex Acosta will play music for the morning.

Aurora/Action continues on the rooftop at Flash from 6 a.m.-noon. DJ Isaac Escalanate and DJ Steve Sidewalk will finish off the party. Tickets for both Mirage and Aurora are $60.

Lafantasy Productions present Iris on Sunday, April 15 from 2-7 p.m. at L8 (727 15th St., N.W.) featuring DJ Joe Pacheco’s mix of tribal beats. Tickets are $25.

Infinity closes out the weekend at Soundcheck (1420 K St., N.,W.) on Sunday, April 15 from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Nina Flowers and DJ Alain Jackinsky play music for the night. Tickets are $30.

For more information on Cherry events, visit cherrydc.com.

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