Thursday, September 26, 2013


The GAY/BASH family has received 3 nominations from The Washington Blade's "Best of Gay DC 2013" competition!

-GAY/BASH has been nominated for Best Drag Show and Best Alternative Scene!
-HEIDI GLÜM has been nominated for Best Drag Queen!

Please go here and vote for us! You can vote once daily until October 1st!

GAY/BASH is happy to announce this month’s party will feature guest performances by Atlanta native DAX EXCLAMATIONPOINT! 

Resident DJs JOSHUA VOGELSONG and DEAN SULLIVAN will blend plenty of current electro and booty bass with older, dancier punk and snotty rock & roll to create a one-of-a-kind dance floor experience! 

As always, the evening will be hosted by RUMOR MILLZ & HEIDI GLÜM!

Black Cat Backstage | $5 | 9:30pm | ALL GAY AGES!
1811 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009

Follow us on Twitter! GayBashDC

Nuit Blanche / Art All Night DC

  • Wonderbread Factory | 641 S St, NW

    FREE - 1 VENUE - 4 FLOORS - 60,000 SQ FT - 7 HOURS: FINE ART, DJs, BANDS, INSTALLATIONS, PERFORMANCES and more than 70 artists!

    Alliance Francaise de Washington (AFDC), Art Soiree, 88, SPAIN arts & culture, Art All Night and Cultural Tourism DC are partnering up again to bring a true Nuit Blanche experience to the all new and renovated, postindustrial Wonder Bread Factory as part of the Art All Night DC 2013 festival!

    SATURDAY 9/28 from 7pm - 3am ; 641 S Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    Guests will explore different installations on each themed floor of this improbable art space: Three floors plus a basement dedicated to performing and visual arts, short films, DJs and bands who will contribute to an unprecedented mash-up of cultural experiences here in the nation's capital.

    Event is 21+ and is FREE to attend with individual registration:



    Exhibition LAS CALLES HABLAN (Mapping Barcelona Public Art)
    Featuring works by artists Balu, RICE, SM172, Vegan Bunnies, Konair, Bombing Art and Nineta; photography from Marc Medina.

    Vian Shamounki Borchert
    Nadia Janjua
    Michael Auger
    James Mallos
    Carl "Eugi" Hall
    Deborah Saks
    Darlene Towson
    Samantha Tranfa
    Sean Kenny
    Shahrzad Taavoni
    Olesya Barsukova-Baker
    Nena Depaz
    Nancy Flores
    Michael Hammond
    Shanna Lim
    Isrg Rajan
    Sean Naropa Robinson/ Treble Abstrackt
    Maria Critina Belaval
    Ash Hussein
    Shanna Lim
    Nathan Wright
    Makxim Lyubimov
    Susanne Kasielke
    Katya Krupko
    Michael Guild
    Brendon Matinez
    Brian Johnson
    Maria Briskman
    Katrine Knauer
    Margret Kroyer

    Mettabbana & DJ BEATrix
    B. Bravo
    Brendon Moeller Echologist Beat Pharmacy
    Jett Chandon
    Team Zapata: hugz and JZ
    v:shal kanwar
    Luthea Salom
    DJ FoTiFo
    Djesben (“JESS-ben”)
    Adrian Loving

    Adam Kinner: I'm Faking It
    Dago Cassandra: Marc Desmare & Didier Borra

    Interactive Installation: TABULA RASA - Manipulate items on the clean slate to create and capture your own moment [capsaicin] and 88.

    Interactive Installation: LIGHT JAZZ - (Debut Installment) An interactive light sculpture that allows participants to play with colors, patterns, time, and each other all while enjoying a lovely breeze by Branden Hall and 88.

    Interactive Video Triptych: LUZIDEN - Luziden plunges the viewer into the surreal world of lucid dreams. Created using concepts and material from actual dreams gathered by the artist, Luziden allows the viewer to produce a unique visual and aural Freudian dream-state through interaction with a MIDI keyboard. It is the artist's attempt to negotiate the psyche of the individual as it meshes with the Jungian 'collective unconscious.' [capsaicin]

    Zachary Borovay

    Video Installation UNTITLED MIND (multilayered mapped projection design conceived as a short film video dance piece) by Laia Cabrera in collaboration with Catherine Correa and Isabelle Duverger.

    Silent Disco by Silent Events

    Alliance Française de Washington
    Art Soiree
    Spain Arts & Culture
    Cultural Tourism DC
    Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC
    DC Commission on the Arts

    Nuit Blanche is an all-night exploration and celebration of art, which began in Paris in 1984 and has since taken the world by storm. Nuit Blanche DC – now in its third edition – is an innovative project that has the ability to bring an artistic and culturally vibrant nightlife to an area looking to expand its creative economy.

    Alliance Francais, Art Soiree and SPAIN arts and culture programmed Wonder Bread Factory as part of Art All Night DC 2011, gathering over 7,000 guests in the former factory in the Shaw neighborhood, and in 2012, at galleries and organizations in the Chinatown and Penn Quarter neighborhoods, gathering 15,000 guests. Here's a video from the last one:
    This is one of 12 venues included in the Art All Night DC 2013 Festival, presented by Shaw Main Streets and sponsored by Douglas Development Corporation, the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, and DC Main Streets.

    Check for the listing of other participating venues.

    Special thanks to Douglas Development for their support and for making this newly renovated space available.
    You can read more about the Wonder Bread Factory here:


Come out and play! Help us transform a beautiful urban park into a magical, family-friendly, artists' playground! 

September 28-29
11am-5pm both days

FIGMENT is a world created by the artists and participants who bring their imaginations to life. You can expect art and activities in every medium available – especially the art and activities that YOU bring!

Anacostia Park, eh? That's a big place. Where do I go?

If you type in "Anacostia Park, Section E, Washington, DC" into your phone or GPS (use Google Maps), it should show you the spot. It's where the road ends and the trees begin. There's also an awesome roller rink on site!

FIGMENT DC may provide limited transportation for FIGMENT participants from the metro, and there is some parking on site.

Come join us and help us demonstrate what the arts can be: participatory, bursting with creativity, and completely free.

Let's repeat that. It's free! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit, non-commercialized, family-friendly event. We want YOU there with your games and colorful outfits and smiles, because YOU are a part of FIGMENT.

Not sure how to participate? Please consider volunteering! We need hands to help make the magic happen. Sign up here:

To learn more, please check out our website at

There you'll find information about how to make the best of your FIGMENT experience. The website has a ton of great information about how you can submit a project and participate, what you should bring, what you can expect once you get there, and all sorts of other useful information.

We recommend that you bring:
Drinking water
Food, snacks, and anything else you want for a picnic.
Sun protection
Rain protection
Any necessary medications
Roller Skates

Please do not bring:
Illegal drugs

FIGMENT is completely fueled off of the energy of volunteers like you. We're always looking for people interested in joining the FIGMENT planning team. If you'd like to learn more, contact us at

We are also completely dependent on the generosity of our supporters and participants. Please consider making a donation today:

Join the Mailing List and stay up to date with all FIGMENT happenings around town:

Here's a Google Map link to the site:

What are YOU bringing?

Union Market Drive-In Theater

From a press release:
“This summer Union Market hosted Washington D.C.’s first drive-in movie experience on Friday evenings. The fall films will be tied to a particular theme and shown on Union Market’s 3-story wall. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks.
The Union Market Drive-In is free to attend. There will be a secured picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. The Union Market Roadie will run a free shuttle between Union Market and the NoMa Metro Station for Drive-In attendees.
The schedule for the Union Market Drive-In Encore Series is as follows
Friday, October 4, 2013
Caddy Shack
National Golf Day

Friday, October 11, 2013
Julie and Julia
National Cookbook Launch Day

Friday, October 18, 2013
Good Will Hunting
National No Beard Day

Friday, November 1, 2013
Evan Almighty
All Saint’s Day

Friday, November 8, 2013
People’s Choice (by vote via social media)

Gates open (along 6th St NE) at 6:00PM; Gates close for vehicle entry at 7:45PM; Films begin at 8:00PM

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

O Street Market

With all of the construction going on in DC!  and little neighborhoods popping up, I'm really excited to see the O Street Market area!  

Coming Soon! LUPO VERDE (another Italian restaurant)

Just what 14th St. needs ANOTHER Italian restaurant!

Dacha Beer Garden New to Shaw

 the guys were fixing the gates and side of the building with a mural he told me!  Nice spot