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.
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.
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.
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.
Second Saturdays, 10pm-8am at DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Rd, NE at the new 5,000 sq./ft. dance floor level. Military/fetish “Raw, Sexy, Hot, Fun” men's nights - red lights, and dark, "sexier as the night goes on." Music by resident DJ Mark DeMarko, guest DJs and performers.
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:
February 11, 2017, 8pm at Atlas. Youth Invasion - One performance only! The GenOUT Chorus takes the stage, singing out and proud, in their first full-length concert. Also the Arlington Children's Chorus/ direction of Kevin Carr. Next: March 10, 11, 12: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, at Lincoln Theatre. April 15: God Save The Queens at The Barns/ Wolf Trap.
February 23, 2017 at Secrets. 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.
March 24, 2017, 7pm, HRC Equality Center. Cheryl Dunye plays herself in this witty, nimble New Queer Cinema landmark. Video store clerk and fledgling filmmaker, Cheryl becomes obsessed with the most beautiful mammy, character she sees in a 1930s movie, and researches the actress she knows only as Watermelon Woman to make her the subject of a documentary.
April 14-24, 2017, 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.
June 8-11, 2017. 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:
July 6-31, 2017. Twenty six 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!
September 7-17, 2017 (TBC). For 14 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.
October 13-15, 2017 (TBC) 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.
January 12-14, 2018, 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: The Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill. Events usually take place at Cobalt, 9:30 Club, Glorious Health Club, Green Lantern, Town Dance.