Monday, June 6, 2011


If you've been out of the loop here, It's the start of June which means it's PRIDE in DC!! there are tons of awesome events going on, and I'm here to tell you which ones will be the best to attend or choose from!  I hope you all show your support for the community even if you are straight come show your support for the GLBT community.  FYI, not all these events are GAY, but they are def GAY friendly

So to start off here are events happening Tuesday-Sunday.

Twilight Tuesday Celebrates DC Pride CROOTA SWIMWEAR FASHION SHOW
Donovan House
1155 14th st. NW
Washington, DC

Convene poolside amongst the ~*Glitterati*~ of Washington, DC every Tuesday night from 7:00pm - 1:00am.

This week for PRIDE, we are featuring Male Models in CROOTA's SEXIEST OF COLLECTIONS:

Join your host, Timur Jonathan Tuğberk, each and every Tuesday evening. Enjoy progressive, soulful House & Dance dance beats while basking in the warm Washington Summer Breezes.

Reserve a table or a cabana to guarantee a spot for you and your guests.
Twilight Tuesday features weekly performance from all types of entertainment, world class DJ's spinning the newest tunes fresh from Miami & beyond, the sexiest men & women from all over the world, 2 fully stocked and operating bars, an array of gourmet sushi platters and catering, and of course a tattooed swimming pool open for the first time in 2 years, ALL NIGHT LONG!

Rooftop space is limited so make sure to "Like" our page.

For Reservations contact Mr.Tuğberk @:



Retro•Fixè @ Tattoo Bar

Tattoo Bar DC and Nikolas Groshans Events proudly invite you to the GRAND OPENING LAUNCH of...


Come celebrate Pride at Tattoo where you will get into your groove with the party that is unlike any other in the city!!!

Dance the night away and experience an Audio/Visual Tour de Force brought to you every Wednesday night celebrating the best music from the past as never seen or heard before - re-mixed, re-tooled, re-vamped, and revved up and done right for your sensory enjoyment with a 90" projection and seven high-def screens as well as one of the most amazing sound and lighting systems in the area at urban-chic and fabulous Tattoo Bar DC.

While there are other clubs that offer retro nights, Retro•Fixè is the first weekly event of its kind in DC to offer such an intense dosage of skillfully edited music video and pop culture references mastered by DJ Benny C.

Retro•Fixè @ Tatoo Bar rocks with several private tables including the private "Rock Star" on the Mezzanine Level, boasting the added bonus of a “bird’s eye view” of the entire main bar. Whether it's meeting other hot patrons, dancing to amazing music mixed, mashed, and perfected, or taking in the décor of the various images of tattooed people as artwork, motorcycle chains, or the infamous “ghost rider” crashing the party over the bar- there's always plenty to enjoy at Retro•Fixè @ Tattoo Bar-and the party is just getting started...

Every Wednesday with your host, Nikolas Groshans
Music and Video By DJ Extraordinaire, DJ Benny C

Grand Opening PRIDE Week Soirée
featuring special guests and performances
Wednesday June 8th

Champagne Open Bar 10:30-11:30pm
Happy Hour from 9-10pm

Exclusive VIP tables and full bottle service are available by reservation


We look forward to seeing you, always !

Retro•Fixè is a 21+ Event
Tattoo Bar
1413 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005


Capital Pride Fashion Show & Auction Party
1639 R Street Northwest
Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 8 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

Fashion show and auction featuring underwear from Universal Gear and special Pride models!

$5 cover
$15 for VIP seats

Purchase event tickets here:

Event hosted by Ba'Naka and Lena Lett
Music by DJ Keenan

This event is sponsored by Cobalt, Universal Gear, PocketGays, Pride Greetings, Smirnoff and BrightestYoungGays.

VOTING for the MODEL CONTEST is LIVE! Vote for your fave boys and see them model at this event:

Dark Planet Records Presents: Sherell Rowe Show
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th Street NW
Washington, DC

Wednesday at 9:00pm - Thursday at 2:00am

After mesmerizing the crowd at Red Palace, critically acclaimed DC artist Sherell Rowe returns to blow up the stage at DC9. And this time, she is bringing friends.

Join Sherell and her Dark Planet crew as they begin their takeover of the world, one nightclub at a time.
Sherell Rowe - With her reputation for edgy lyrics and a swagger that makes her male counterparts cry, there is no question that Sherell is the main attraction. Hot off the release of her first EP, Sherell is out to stun the audience by unveiling elaborate choreography and brand new tracks. Allow her to introduce her entourage...

Cyra – Following the release of her single “Booty Pop’n’ Everywhere,” the ambitious, young rapper has been turning heads in the DC area with her no-nonsense vocals and gripping hooks. Fresh on the scene, this is Cyra’s first showcase, making it a coming out party of sorts. Sherell couldn’t be more excited to unleash upon her fans the unstoppable musical force that is Cyra.

The Roll Wit US All Stars - Washington, DC natives Mr. Clif and Malik Starx, the Roll Wit Us All Stars are a rapidly rising act at the forefront of hip hop's underground and the life of the party. With a love of everything from electro to g-funk and all styles in between, the group brings a demonstrated excellence to the table with each performance. Having rocked stages with a range of industry veterans including Mos Def, Ras Kass, Maino and the Souls of Mischief, the group absolutely succeeds at the rarest of goals, of being everything to everyone. Both quick witted and possessing razor sharp flows, the duo has an onstage presence that reminds many of Outkast due to their lyrical delivery and ability to handle subjects that move the body, mind and soul. The Roll Wit Us All Stars are representative of classic party rap culture blended with the skill to take rap beyond all borders. They are, in two emcees, representatives of the best of the hip hop experience.

Atoms Apart - After almost a decade of touring and playing in the DMV area brothers Mike and Emil Favila, have brought their combined experience and love of music to Atoms Apart. With a mix of new wave, electronic music, rock and pop, their songs both challenge and draw you in. Atoms Apart are also performing as part of Sherell's backing band on guitar and drums.

And DJ sets by...

Lemz – A veteran of the Dark Planet family, Lemz has been working with Sherell and company since day one. Lemz specializes in spinning hard, nasty Electro, Progressive, and House tunes, while getting even the most seasoned partygoers lose their minds. In addition to leading banging parties, Lemz has begun producing his own original tracks, including Sherell’s “Jump Anthem.”

DJ MadScience – DJ MadScience, has become the personal creative outlet for Jesse Jackson, CEO and producer of Dark Planet Records. From his weekly residence at Cobalt nightclub, to the fraternities of Gettysburg College, DJ Madscience has been putting audiences into dance frenzies with his diverse sound, which he describes as “ADD on crack!”

The Roll Wit Us All Stars -

In anticipation of this event being a sell out, PLEASE RSVP here, on this Facebook invite, to guarantee admittance. Tickets are $7 at the door. 18+

U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC

Wednesday at 9:00pm - Thursday at 1:30am

Anniething Goes & Natty Boom Present --


9:00 P.M. -- 18+
$4 with Scissor Sisters concert ticket stub
$8 without

Featuring DJs
Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters Tour DJ)
Natty Boom (Anthology of Booty, Homo/Sonic)
vANNIEty Kills (Anniething Goes)

The Scissor Sisters show at 9:30 Club has been sold out for months! If you didn't get your tickets early (or if you didn't pay fifty 'leven hundred dollars on craigslist...or screw somebody who has tickets), then we have the solution to fill your cold hearts.

Now featuring ThiswayThatway, a dandified performance artist who enjoys the messy collision of glitter and theory.



The Electric Cabaret w/A Guy Called Gerald - LIVE

w/ Measax

Joel Chandler and cLinC

U Street Music Hall
1115 U St NW DC
18+ | $10 Advance Tickets Available | $15 at the Door
10PM - 3AM


We welcome legendary UK producer A Guy Called Gerald debuting "LIVE in SESSION" for the first time in Washington DC.

Over the past five years A Guy Called Gerald has been touring the world bringing his entire production suite into the club for every performance. It's a fluid jam session exploring new rhythms and sounds but always keeping it deep and soulful with one eye firmly on the dancefloor.

When he says live, he means live: “it's not a DJ set - there are no mp3s - no wavs - no aiffs - no preset sounds - you are hearing a fluid freestyle mixdown of my own music and my own individual takes on classics referencing the past - direct at 96kz - the exact quality and set up I use to write and record in my studio.”

Gerald began as one the original members of 808 State and produced the huge crossover instrumental 'Pacific State' in the late '80s at the same time going solo. From the timeless dancefloor hit 'Voodoo Ray' and 'Blow Your House Down', the release that put British acid house on the map, to '28 Gun Bad Boy' and the Juicebox releases which gave jungle a blueprint, to 'Black Secret Technology' and 'Essence', no other British dance music artist since the acid house explosion has produced as many important records as A Guy Called Gerald. His genre busting reputation traces back to his heritage in black dance music, particularly reggae, jazz and electro funk in the underground clubs in Manchester. Of course his early contributions to acid house and techno cemented his place in dance music culture folklore but his sphere of influence also went deep into the beginnings of drum ‘n’ bass, before coming full circle to today and his proto-acid sound, descended directly from Detroit and Chicago. Over the last ten years he has released on definitive labels Perlon, Sender, !K7 and Beatstreet. In 2010 he released his 9th album, 'Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions', the follow up to 2006 'Proto Acid The Berlin Sessions' on Laboratory Instinct, descended directly from Detroit and Chicago.

Live preview recorded recently for Fabric in London:

Pride HomoHotelHappyHour

Pride week is upon us again. Get your weekend started out right with another HHHH at the Spy Museum. As usual, enjoy free admission to the museum and lots of bartenders to keep your glasses full.

As usual, we’ll be upstairs in the private event space with a great panoramic view of the Portrait Gallery/SAAM and downtown DC. Bring your friends coming in town for pride!

Event Info:

Pride Homo Hotel Happy Hour
Thursday, June 9
6:00 PM
International Spy Museum
800 F ST NW
Washington, DC



Divas Outdoors - Desk Set
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden
4155 Linnean Ave, NW
Washington DC

Film legends Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy engage in their legendary love and war with Dina Merrill as a charming co-worker in this romantic comedy.

Co-sponsored by One in Ten, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and Metro Weekly.

Street Soccer USA Cup: DC 2011
Washington Kastles Stadium on the Wharf

800 Water St. SW
Washington, DC

SSUSA is thrilled to announce that SSUSA Cup 2011 will be held once again at the Washington Kastles World Team Tennis Stadium in Downtown Washington, DC. The Kastles new stadium is located "at the Wharf" providing the perfect setting for this three day street soccer festival.

In addition to the SSUSA program division there are also a men's open, coed, youth and corporate divisions. Visit to sign up your team to play on one of three SSUSA street soccer courts that will be laid down inside the Kastles Stadium!!

Played during the day and under the lights in the 2,500 seat stadium, the Street Soccer USA Cup comprises an opening day Parade of States, Celebrity First Kick, live musical entertainment, 4 different tournaments, food, and fun for the whole family!

This year over 200 homeless and formerly homeless players from 20 homeless service providers in cities across the country will take part in the tournament. Mark you calendar now for June 10-12.

At the culmination of the tournament, the national men's and women's teams will be chosen to represent the United States at the Homeless World Cup in Paris, France.

Event sponsors include HELP USA, Nike, Deloitte, Leonsis Foundation, Sheila Johnson, US Soccer Foundation, and more...

BYT & Capital Pride Present: Somewhere... (At the Newseum!)

The Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Friday, June 10 at 9:00pm - June 11 at 1:00am

From the team that brought you Homo Erectus: The Evolution of Pride...

Like Prince William and Princess Kate, Brightest Young Things and Capital Pride are back together and planning a legendary party. But unlike the royal wedding, we only have one thing in mind:


And this year, we have the whole Newseum to turn into a rainbow fantasyland.

Our Newseum parties always sell out like crazy, so get your tickets now:http://BYTPride.eventbrite

Here's what you get:

**DJs Ultra Naté and Lauren Flax

**With Lisa Moody, Natty Boom, and DJ MAJR

*Live performance by Sherell Rowe AKA RAINBOW BRITE

*Exclusive after-hours access to the Newseum -- a dazzling, high-tech roller-coaster ride through 500 years of headline history including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism, the Berlin Wall and exciting galleries, theaters and interactives -- Later than ever before!

*No dress code (rainbow attire encouraged)

*Drinks and food available for purchase — all provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering, with specialty cocktails by SMIRNOFF and other Diageo brands

*Bars located on the 1st, 2nd, and 6th floors + the lower level + the elevators, natch

*A rainbow moonbounce for you to play Rainbow Brite on

*Movie theater showing the best of gay cinema (not like that, pervs)

*The Berlin Wall on display to help you celebrate the true pleasures of capitalism

Once again, get tickets fast! http://BYTPride.eventbrite

**Hey, did you go to our first Newseum after-hours party way back in December? Then read this.**

We know: that crazy line sucked. But we fixed it last time and there were no lines at all anywhere. We still gotta get 3000 people through the door, but we got rid of that weird funny money situation, beefed up the registration/bar/drink ticket staff, and basically fixed all the bottlenecks we had. See, we really do listen/care/love you.

HRC and David Yurman Capital Pride Kick-Off

HRC National Headquarters
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington DC

Friday June 10- 6pm - 8pm

Cocktails. Fun. Admission is free.
IMPORTANT - MUST RSVP to: OR David Yurman Tysons Galleria 703/245-3515

Pride Friday - Jason Horswill & Keenan Orr COBALT

1639 R Street NW (17th & R)
Washington, DC

Pride Weekend Begins...

DJ Jason Horswill

DJ Keenan Orr

Special Performances by Jenna Drey and Venus D Lite (RuPaul's Drag Race)

3 Floors of music

$10 Cover

*** notice: free vodka drinks will not be served on this night. It will resume the following week.



Pride Brunch: A Parade Preparty

Local 16

1602 U St. NW
Washington, DC

Saturday, June 11 · 11:00am - 4:00pm

Oh hey – pride’s here already! And the Pocket Gays are giving you some Saturday realness this month.. That’s right – get ready for the first ever Sunday School lookalike parade pre party brunch during pride weekend.. We’ve been working (it) hard with Local 16 to give you bottomless mimosa specials for brunch, along with $5 drink specials and the world-famous free shot for finding your matching pocket!!

Come and get it from 11-4
, on Local 16’s sunny, sexy roofdeck. This is the perfect way to postpone your Friday night hangover, or get to the right level of tipsy to stumble a few blocks down to the Pride parade route!

$14 BOTTOMLESS (unless some tops show up) mimosas w/ brunch purchase
$5 Smirnoff drink specials
FREE Pocket Shots
Awesome delicious brunch menu that won’t make you look fat all weekend:

Never a Cover, Always at Local 16
Still wondering what the hell a pocket gay is?

Think short/cute/tiny/portable/e
asily transportable in your pocket sized. (it's okay, some of us are slower learners than others). SATURDAY School isn't just for pocket-sized gays, though. It's a party for guys, gays, girls, straights, trannys, pockets, tall kids, etc etc etc who want to relax, unwind, and have a good time before work tries to steal their soul for another week. Happy pride!

DUBSPLASH 6/11 & 6/12
Capitol Skyline Pool

10 "I" (eye) Street SW
Washington, DC

This week at DUBSPLASH features Saturday DJ's Keenan Orr (12-4) & Chris Burns(4-8) and goes live with DJ Farid and vocalist (12-4) and Second Sky (4-8). $15 admission.

Capital Pride Parade 2011

Dupont and Logan Circles NW
Saturday, June 11 · 3:00pm - 8:30pm


One of the largest Gay Pride Parades in the country!
Capital Pride - Voted DC's best parade, more years than we can count.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Dupont/Logan: Dupont and Logan Circles

Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

CAPITAL PRIDE 2011 PARADE Pre-Entertainment

Performance Schedule P Street Stage (between 15th and 14th)



4:15 - Blair Michaels
4:20 - Consuelo Costin
4:35 - Venus D Lite
4:50 - Blair Michaels
5:00 - Jenna Drey
5:30 - Official Start of Parade


3:30 - DJ Keith Hoffman

FYM Productions Presents:

(The largest DM dance party on the East Coast!)

Come Celebrate 10 Years of DEPECHE MODE DANCE PARTYS in DC!

w/DJ Steve E P . DJ Missguided . Killa K . Krasty Mc Nasty

@The Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW WDC 20009



1115 U St. NW
Washington, DC

STOP wasting your money at the horse races every god damned Saturday night and START coming to NOUVEAU RICHE - the NEW PARTY invented by world-renowned stylists Gavin Holland, Nacey, and Steve Starks.

Music? Check. Music will be playing in the background all night.
Babes? Check. Babes love the scent of Nouveau Riche™.
Free Vodka? Check. Smirnoff is hooking you up until 11pm.

So PUT DOWN THE JOINT and COME TO NOUVEAU RICHE next Saturday... at the dance club formerly known as U Street Music Hall.

18+ // 10PM DOORS // 10 BUCKAROOS

Under-21s must purchase advance tix for entry:

21 and ups can just sashay on in.

PEACH PIT PRIDE - 90's Dance Party @ DC9
9th & U Street NW

Washington, DC

Don't you know! Things'll change! Things'll go your way! If you hold on for one more day!

This month, PEACH PIT resident DJ Matt Bailer (MIXTAPE) welcomes special guest DJ Della Volla (NELLIES) to help celebrate PRIDE the way George Michael, Right Said Fred, and MC Hammer would. It'll be too funky, too sexy, and too legit to quit.

Please SPREAD THE WORD and remember that the best way to avoid a line is to arrive on the early side. Weather permitting, the rooftop will be open. Everybody's free both to feel good and to wear sunscreen.

Also, please take a quick moment to join the new PEACH PIT group page on Facebook:

'Cuz you're freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to do what you want to do!

SATURDAY 6/11 10pm-3am
9th & U Street NW
$5 Cover



Capital Pride Festival 2011
Pennsylvania Ave between 3rd and 7th


Join several hundred thousand of your closest friends for one of the largest attended festivals in the USA.

The annual Capital Pride Festival will once again take place on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in front of our national capitol.

Come for a day full of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The festival is open to everyone, and while a $5 donation is encouraged, there is no fee for entry. The festival is family friendly, however due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, we recommend that 4-legged family members (pets) stay at home.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 | 11:00am – 6:00pm

Main Stage Hosted by MC's Houston (Hot 99.5) and Destiny B Childs

DJ Steve Henderson - Capital Prides Official DJ - ALL DAY

The Lost Bois
Fire in the River

Crys Matthews
Mama’s Black Sheep
Bettina Schelker

Michele Raymond Band
Jonathan Bascope
Ford and the Psychonauts

Blair Michaels
Lil Mo
Drag City DC
Jenna Drey
DC Gurly Show
DC Gay Mens Chorus

Freddies Follies
Consuelo Costin
Sue Nami
Ella Fitzgerald
Ziegfelds and the Ladies of Illusion

Venus D Lite
Jen Cuneta
The DC Cowboys
The Ladies of Town and Town Dancers

Sabrina Johnston
Mr & Mrs Capital Pride Brandon Biller & Elektra B. Lovelace
Jennifer Holliday with DJ Tony Moran!

Pennsylvania Avenue: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Between 3rd and 8th NW

Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial (Green/Yellow Line); Judiciary Square (Red Line)

I hope you all have a GREAT weekend, I know I will be busy taking photos for most of these events.

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