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Gay Washington DC

Washington DC Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Washington DC area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA)
First Tuesday Socials

First Tuesday each month 7-8pm at Freddie' s Beach Bar & Restaurant! Bring a friend, enjoy the great food and drinks, meet new people, and catch up with old friends. Must be 21 or over. No cover charge / smoke-free establishment. Karaoke starts at 8pm.
what is dead may never die
Schadenfreude Neubauten

Every second Thursday, 9pm at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar, 2226 18th ST NW. Minimal synth/ post-punk/ wave/ ebm/ industrial/ and whatever else - with special ghast witch, Kunj.
DC Bëar Crüe Happy Hour

Every Friday, 6-11pm (no entry after 9:30pm) at DC Bëar Crüe, Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St NW. Free Pizza 7pm. The Nation's LARGEST Weekly Bear Event/ DC's Original BEAR HAPPY HOUR. BHT community based organization provides financial aid/ support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ/ HIV/AIDS community of the Baltimore and Washington DC metro area.
DC's Largest Gay Nightclub
Town Danceboutique

Friday + Saturday cabaret performances, high energy danceclub/ lounge; two floors, multiple rooms/ dance floors, outside smoking area, video installations; big production nightly drag shows, comedy sketches, dance troupe; 18+ Fridays w/ go-go boys, performance artists, Bear Happy Hours. 21+ Saturdays. Every other Saturday DC Rawhides' two-step line dancing, waltz/west coast swing.
D.C.'s hottest new party night - President's Weekend

Second Saturdays, 10pm-8am at DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Rd, NE at the new 5,000 sq./ft. dance floor level. “Raw, Sexy, Hot, Fun” red lights, and dark, "sexier as the night goes on." Music by resident DJ Mark DeMarko, guest DJs and performers.
The DC Center
LGBT Community Calendar

Ongoing: The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, with a focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building. See their calendar of events, meetings, workshops, drop-ins, coffee socials, Gay Day events and HIV testing dates:
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Musée du Louvre, Paris
Hubert Robert, 1733–1808

Ongoing through October 2, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art, West Concourse Gallery. One of the most prominent artists of his era, known today as “Robert of the Ruins.” Robert loved and depicted ruined structures of all types, real or imagined, and of ancient Rome (he lived in Italy for 11 years). He also drew inspiration from scenes he encountered in his native France
The 7th Annual
17th Street Festival

August 27, 2016, 12-6pm on the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P St, NW. Includes: art show, business specials, entertainment on stage, kids' zone, local vendors - 100 of them, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between; also a pet zone.
Labor Day Weekend
DC-Out Dance Weekend

September 1-3, 2016. THU Town & County night pub crawl and dance. FRI Welcome Dances - Country/Western + Swing: Regency A / Line Dance: R B/C; Exhibition Performances, R A. SAT Tea Dances R A, B, and C; Exhibition Performances R A; White Party Ball; Late Night Swing R A. SUN Tea Dances + workshops; Farewell Dance.
Screenings, workshops, Q&As with filmmakers
DC Shorts Film Festival

September 8-18, 2016. For 13 years, screening the world’s top short films. This past year, showcasing 150+ films from 23 nations. Hundreds of filmmakers, thousands of audience members will gather, mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema. At E St Cinema +5 additional venues.
Fun & upbeat space for everyone in our LGBT family

September 10, 2016, 11pm at 9:30 Club, 815 V St NW. All-ages gay dance; music mix ranges from nu-disco to classic disco, throwback jams to current electro pop, house to houseparty - with DJs Shea Van Horn + Matt Bailer. Usually 2nd Saturdays/ month. Next: October 8th + October 31st (Halloween Monday 21+ at Howard Theatre) + November 12th. December 3rd and January 14th at The Black Cat.
The creepy, campy classic
Cinematery: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

September 16, 2016, 7:30pm at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE. Cemetery grounds open-air screening. BYOB/ dinner too. $10 suggested donation at the main gate. The rain date for this event is September 23rd.
The Freshest Talent | Naked Men
Secrets Amateur Nude Dancer Contest

September 28, 2016 and last Wednesday each month. Sign up by 10pm, contest 11pm. Audience applause decides winners. $300 first prize, $150 second, $50 third. Try out as a new talent/ prospective dancer/ participate in deciding the best candidates. Open Wed - Sun from 9pm with all-nude male dancers; Every Wednesday: Shirtless Night drink specials + Military Night. Next: October 26th
Reel Affirmations presents a film by director Tim Kirkman
Lazy Eye

September 30, 2016, 7+9pm at HRC Equality Center. LA graphic designer Dean reconnects with Alex, an ex-boyfriend he hasn’t seen or heard from in 15 years. Over a weekend at a vacation house in the desert, the two men open up old wounds, reveal secrets, and determine whether or not they have a future together. With Lucas Near-Verbrugghe + Aaron Costa Ganis.
A world of love, loss, and intriguey - by Nick Corporon

October 13, 2016, 7+9pm at HRC Equality Center 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW. Handsome businessman Jonathan is on the hunt for a brunette who is “rough around the edges,” temperamental, and scented with just the right cologne. He finds what he’s looking for in a flirtatious young hustler played by Devon Graye, and a bold proposition is made.
Part of The DC Center Arts Program
Reel Affirmations 24

October 14-16, 2016 at the GALA Hispanic/Tivoli Theatre. Bringing three days of NEW AND EXCITING international, documentary, short and feature films from all over the world to Washington as well as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A and celebrations.celebrations.
What happens at the DC Weirdo Show... is guaranteed to thrill and amaze!
Weirdo Show: Houdini Seance

October 21, 2016, 9-11pm, Bier Baron. Harry Houdini back from the dead? Astounding magic, bewildering mentalism, daring escapes, vaudevillian comedy (nudity). Magician DAVID LONDON; Bruja Gorelesque CARLITA CALIENTE; Mentalist PHOENIX; Ouija Boardlesque DANNY CAVALIER; Spooky Burlesque FOXY SQUIRE; Chain Escapist ADORA BUTCH; Psychic CARMEL CLAVIN. Host Dr Torcher/ widow BESS HOUDINI.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents
2016-2017 Season

November 12, 2016, at Atlas Performing Arts Center. DC’s favorite chorus; 35 years in song. December 10, 17, 18th - Naughty And Nice holiday extravaganza at Lincoln Theatre; February 11th - Youth Invasion/ GenOUT Chorus at Atlas; March 10, 11, 12th - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying - at Lincoln Theatre; April 15th - God Save The Queens - The Barns/ Wolf Trap.
Reel Affirmations presents a film by director Tom E Brown
Pushing Dead

December 2, 2016, 7+9pm at HRC Equality Center. When a struggling writer, HIV positive for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a $100 birthday check, he is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take on a helpless bureaucracy but also come up with $3000 a month to buy meds on his own? Starring Danny Glover and James Roday.
Selecting Mr Mid-Atlantic Leather
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2017

January 13-15, 2017, annual Centaur MC, DC weekend brings together members of a multitude of Leather /Levi clubs + supporters from all over the world. SAT: parties. SUN: Mr Mid-Atlantic Leather Contest + Closing Party. See details online as announced. Host: Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill. Events usually take place at Cobalt, 9:30 Club, Glorious Health Club, Green Lantern, Town Dance.
International Film Festival
Filmfest DC

April, 2017 (TBC), eleven days on six screens - annual festival at venues around town. Filmfest DC 31st year - this past year over 75 features, documentaries, and shorts from 45 countries -the best in new cinema from around the world, award-winning quality work from top filmmakers.
Since 1991 DCBP has been held annually during Memorial Day Weekend
DC Black Pride 2017

May 26-29, 2017 (TBC). 50,000+ men and women attend DCBP. Past year included: men's/ women's social events/ parties; awards; rooftop socials; Wet Dreamz Reloaded, The Dream + Unleashed events,
Be True, Be You
Capital Pride 2017

June 10-11, 2017 (TBC). Saturday Pride Parade through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, to Logan Circle neighborhood, caps two weeks of Pride Celebrations. Friday Dance Party Event + Sunday Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue (3rd-7th, NW) + Concert + Closing Dance Party. See website for details/ more events in the Capital Pride Guide download, plus other year-round dates:
Theater, music, performances
Capital Fringe 2017

July, 2017. Twenty days in July each year. A self-producing festival -- established/ emerging artists create, produce and perform a show, established companies/artists take new risks. Includes The Capital Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony. Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Ave NE) performances and Fringe Arts Bar + Atlas Performing Arts Center + The Argonaut + DTDC!