The Week in Pride

A partial selection of events, dances, and social gatherings surrounding Capital Pride 2003



Wednesday, June 4

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Mr./Miss Capital Pride Pageant
Apex
1415 22nd Street NW
9 p.m.
$10
The annual pageants of Capital Pride. Hosted by Lena Lett and honoring Ashton Taylor and Jamie, Mr. and Miss Capital Pride 2002. With special guest Victoria Parker, Miss Continental Plus 2003. Benefiting Capital Pride. Doors open at 8 p.m.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Pride King Show/Women’s Night
Club Chaos
17th & Q Streets NW
10 p.m.
Cover

D.C.’s finest Drag King talent celebrate Capital Pride.



Thursday June 5


[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Reel Affirmations Pride Film Festival
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$9 per film
$25 for a two-night festival pass

Yossi & Jagger (2002), 7 p.m. — When Yossi and Jagger joined the Israeli army, it wasn’t to find romance. But romance they found. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Punks (2000), 9 p.m. — Their makeup is fabulous. Their shows are flawless. Their fights are infamous. A real crowd-pleaser. Advance single tickets and passes available at www.boxofficetickets.com. Passes also available at Lambda Rising Bookstore. Sponsored by One in Ten.



Friday, June 6

Tropical Happy Hour Party
Cobalt
17th & R Streets NW
5-8 p.m.
$10

Cover charge to benefit Team DC and Capital Pride gets 1 free drink and 1 free raffle ticket for a chance to win two US Airways domestic tickets. $100 Swimsuit Contest for both men and women.


[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Reel Affirmations Pride Film Festival
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
$9 per film
$25 for a two-night festival pass

Danny in the Sky (2001), 7 p.m. — Handsome, sexy, and possibly gay, Danny’s search for meaning takes him to a strip club where he taps into the seamier side of life. Tipping the Velvet (), set in the 1890′s, this lavish and provocative television miniseries from Britain tells of the lesbian love affair between Nan Astley and male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler. Advance single tickets and passes available at www.boxofficetickets.com. Passes also available at Lambda Rising Bookstore. Sponsored by One in Ten.

Capital Pride Welcome Party
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court NW
8 p.m.

Start your Capital Pride Weekend by joining hosts the Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club and the Washington Furies Rugby Football Club, as they present Washington Idol, a special karaoke contest. There will also be a raffle with such prizes as two roundtrip tickets on US Airways to anywhere in the continental United States and a three-month membership at Results the Gym.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Circus
Cobalt
17th & R Streets NW
10 p.m.
$5

Celebrate pride under the big top at the official kickoff dance party for Capital Pride 2003. Featuring music by resident DJ Rob Harris and a special choreographed performance by John Alix. Hostess Sherrie Van Crawford. 21+.

Washington Mystics Opening Night Dance Party
MCI Center F Street Bar
$20

Enjoy music, food, cash bar, a chance to win Mystics memorabilia and HRC merchandise. Special guest: Mystics Head Coach Marianne Stanely. Presented by the Human Rights Campaign.



Saturday, June 7

10th Annual Stonewall Regatta
Potomac River
Washington Harbor Area
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The DC Strokes Rowing club proudly presents the 10th annual Stonewall Regatta held on the historic Potomac River. Come watch as rowing crews from around the country compete. Presented by DC Strokes Rowing Club.

Morning Run or Walk
Corner of 23rd & P Streets NW
9:30 a.m. walk
10 a.m. run

Followed by an open house. Presented by DC Front Runners. Call 202-628-3223. Visit www.dcfrontrunners.org.

Dyke March
Dupont Circle
1 p.m.

Lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and their supporters march the streets of downtown Washington to celebrate and demonstrate dyke love and power. Following a post-event rally, marchers will join the Capital Pride Parade as the “loud, proud and visible” women’s contingent. Call 202-669-3423. For a map of the march, visit www.dykemarch.org.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
The Capital Pride Parade
6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the annual parade in the heart of Dupont Circle. Step-off is at 6:30 p.m. For route, see page 72. Sponsored by JR.’s, Cobalt and 30 Degrees.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
The Disco Ball
Cobalt
17th & R Streets NW
6 p.m.
No cover before 10 p.m.

Immediately following the Capital Pride Parade, take a trip back in time to the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s with Resident DJ Jason Royce. Its like Cyndi says: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” Following the Disco Ball, Resident DJ Karl Matthews takes over and leads you into the hottest and most driving anthems of today. 21+.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Liquid Ladies of Pride
Apex
1415 22nd Street NW
8 p.m.
$10

A swank and happening dance party for women.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Latin Night
Titan Bar
1337 14th Street NW
9 p.m.
$5

The official Pride party for the Latina/o Community benefits l@tinos en accion.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
OUT LOUD!
Velvet Nation
South Capitol & K Streets SE
$8 from 10-11 p.m.
$15 after 11 p.m.

Featuring music by the Grammy Award winning DJ team Thunderpuss (Barry Harris and Chris Cox).



Sunday, June 8

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
The Capital Pride Street Festival
Celebrating the 28th anniversary of Capital Pride, more than 200,000 people are expected to enjoy this daylong festival on historic Pennsylvania Avenue with a bevy of entertainers (see page75 for a partial list). The site opens at 11:30 a.m., the mainstage entertainment begins at noon.

DCBC Pride Celebration
The Green Lantern
1335 Green Court NW
6-10 p.m.

Celebrate after the festival with the D.C. Bear Club. 25% of beer bar proceeds benefit Capital Pride.

[OFFICIAL CAPITAL PRIDE EVENT]
Climax Dance
Apex
1415 22nd Street NW
7 p.m.
$10

Bringing Pride Week to a stunning close. Cover benefits Capital Pride.

Heatwave
Cobalt
17th & R Streets NW
9 p.m.
$5

Welcome the sizzle of summer with the hot spins of resident DJ Angelo Kortez. Requested door donation benefits Whitman-Walker. 21+.



Saturday, June 14

June Second Saturday
The GallAerie

1644 Newton Street NW
Four gay and lesbian DC artists present their work. Benefits the Triangle Artist’s Group (TAG). Call 202-667-1745

GMCW’s Annual Pride Concert
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
8 p.m.
$15-$45
This year’s concert, entitled “Everything Possible, ” is an evening devoted to the themes of growing up, tolerance and acceptance. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. welcomes guest artists GLASS (Gay, Lesbian & Supportive Singers) Youth Choir from Vancouver, B.C. Visit www.gmcw.org.

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