Summer is well underway and events in the D.C. area are nowhere close to winding down. Check out ways to make the most of the remaining summer months with drag shows, concerts and festivals.
Denizens Brewing Co. (4550 Van Buren St., Riverdale Park, Md.) hosts a birthday drag brunch, featuring Haus of Stone, on Saturday, July 13 from noon-2 p.m. The brunch celebrates the lesbian-owned Brewing Co.’s five year anniversary at its Silver Spring location. Show starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/thehausofstone.
The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts a “Pose” viewing party every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. through Aug. 13. No cover. Visit facebook.com/eagledc for more information.
Truckeroo, a food truck and music festival, is at the Bullpen (1299 Half St., S.E.) on Friday, July 19 from 4-11 p.m. There will be a variety of food trucks including Due South, Millies, Korean BBQ Taco Box, Red Hook Lobster Pound and more. There will also be live music. Free entry. Visit facebook.com/truckeroo for details.
9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) hosts a Beyoncé vs Rihanna Summer Dance Party on Friday, July 19 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ Mills will spin Beyoncé tracks and Craig B will play Rihanna all night. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit 930.com.
Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.) hosts Drag Show Extravaganza on Saturday, July 20 from 9-11 p.m. Leronica Vegas, Nadia Cole, Cake and Bombalicious Eklaver will perform. Desiree Dik hosts. Visit redbear.beer for more details.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts the Bear Cave: #Freaky, a gay dance party, on Saturday, July 20 from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. There will be $5 signature drinks. DJ Popperz will spin club, retro, latin and hip-hop beats. No cover. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.
The Try Guys bring their “Legends of the Internet” tour to the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., N.W.) on Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and out member Eugene Lee Yang will perform live skits, original music and bring their viral videos to life on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $31-81. For more details, visit warnertheatredc.com.
Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.) hosts Desiree Dik’s Oddball, an oddity drag show, on Friday, July 26 at 11:30 p.m. The show will feature blood, comedy, queer art and more. Fawna, Mighty, Venus Valhalla and Cher Rub will perform. Desiree Dik hosts. Cover is $5. Visit facebook.com/slashrun for details.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess will be performed at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. The Emmy nominee will include music from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler and more. Tickets range from $29-99. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.
Queen and Adam Lambert stop by Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) on Tuesday, July 30 at 8 p.m. “The Rhapsody Tour” comes on the heels of the wildly successful Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Doors open at 7 p.m. It’s nearly sold out. A few tickets remain starting at $595. For details, visit ticketmaster.com.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Katya has her comedy show “Help Me I’m Dying” at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.) on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $12.50-150. Visit thelincolndc.com for details.
The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Mid-Atlantic Leather Women on Friday, Aug. 2 from 8-11 p.m. Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman Bootblack 2019, Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2019 and the first ever Ms. D.C. Eagle 2019 will be special guests. For more information, visit dceagle.com.
OutWrite 2019, an annual LGBT literature festival, is at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) Aug. 2-4. The festival kicks off with a launch event on Friday. Saturday there will be readings, panels, exhibitors and book sales. On Sunday, there will be workshops for writers. Featured writers include Kristen Arnett and Jericho Brown. For more information, visit thedccenter.org/outwrite2019.
“The Ask Rayceen Show,” a live variety program and community festival, is at Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Bebe Bardot will perform burlesque. Nia Simmons will perform live music. DJ Rosie will spin tracks for the evening. Rayceen Pendarvis hosts the show. There will be free catered food. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more details, visit facebook.com/askrayceen.
D.C. Bear Crue hosts an adult toy party version of its Bear Happy Hour at Uproar Lounge & Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) on Friday, Aug. 9 from 5-10 p.m. Charger Stone and Adonis Ryan Lahr host the party. The toy party is from 7-8 p.m. followed by sales from 8-9:30 p.m. There will be drink specials and free food. Bear Happy Hour is every Friday at 5 p.m. Visit facebook.com/bearhappyhour for details.
Shawn Mendes comes to Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $85-$695. Get details at ticketmaster.com.
The Jonas Brothers bring their comeback tour “Happiness Begins” to Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $84.95-$499.95. For details, visit ticketmaster.com.
The 17th Street Festival takes place between P and R streets, N.W. on Saturday, Aug. 24 from noon-6 p.m. The festival features more than 100 vendors including nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs and local businesses. More than 60 artists will also display items such as jewelry, ceramics, crafts and more. There will also be a kid zone with a large slide, soccer, snow cones, face painting and games. For more information, visit 17thstreetfestival.com.