Metro Weekly

2009: The Year in Scene

Nearly 13,000 photos from 169 lesbian, gay, bi & trans community events around Washington, DC

JANUARY 15
· Club Rebeldes

Expo Restaurant

JANUARY 22
· Out for Equality GLBT Inaugural Ball

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. With Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Koz, Thelma Houston, Catie Curtis, Ross Mathews

· The People’s Inaugural LGBT Gayla

Historical Society of Washington

· Dance for Equality

Town Danceboutique

· Mr. M.A.L. 2009 Contest

Almas Temple

· HRC’s L-Word Premiere Party

Town Danceboutique

JANUARY 29
· Miss Freddie’s 2009 Pageant

Freddie’s Beach Bar

· PFLAG’s D.C. Prayers for Bobby Premiere Celebration

The home of C. Dixon Osburn & Jeremy Hodder

FEBRUARY 12
· Fuego at Aqua

Club Aqua

· Blowoff

9:30 Club

· Scarlet’s Bake Sale

D.C. Eagle

FEBRUARY 26
· Nellie’s Oscar Party

Nellie’s Sports Bar. Benefitting The Center and Reel Affirmations.

· 2014 Gay Games Hosting Rally

Kennedy Recreation Center

· Bare

Cobalt

· V-Day is a DRAG

18th & U Duplex Diner

MARCH 5
· Be: Deep

Be Bar

· The Last Dyke Night

D.C. Eagle

· Shift

Cobalt

MARCH 12
· Capital Queer Prom

Spirit of Mount Vernon

MARCH 26
· Taint

DC9

· SLDN’S 17th Annual National Dinner

National Building Museum

APRIL 2
· Metro DC PFLAG’s Annual Honors Gala

Hyatt Regency Washington

· Be: Hazed

Baskit Underwear Fashion Show

· Freddies’ Follies

Featuring The Girls of Baltimore’s Hippo, at Freddies Beach Bar

· After Hours at The Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

APRIL 9
· Guerilla Queer Bar

Rhino Bar

· Cobalt Idol Karaoke

With ReGina Seacrust at Cobalt

APRIL 16
· Madonnarama

Town Danceboutique

· Fuego

Club Aqua

APRIL 23
· Metro Weekly Next Generation Awards

Palette Restaurant at The Madison Hotel

· D.C. Diamond Circulate Country/Western Dance

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

· Helen Hayes Awards Ovation Gala

JW Marriott Hotel

· Mixtape

The Warehouse

APRIL 30
· Youth Pride Day

P Street Beach, Dupont Circle

· Taste for Life

Cherry’s Main Event at Town Danceboutique

MAY 14
· Superheroes Drink Free

JR.’s Bar & Grill

· Shirtless Men Drink Free

Green Lantern

· The Task Force Leadership Awards

National Museum of Women in the Arts

JUNE 4
· Lure

Cobalt

· DC Black Pride Fashion Show

Renaissance M Street Hotel

· EFN Lounge Grand Opening

EFN Lounge / Motley Bar

· DC Black Pride Festival

Love Nightclub

· DC Black Pride 70s Pure Love Party

Renaissance M Street Hotel

JUNE 11
· Mr. & Miss Capital Pride Pageant

Town Danceboutique

· Miss Omega Pageant

Omega DC

· Capital Pride Heroes Reception

The Madison, a Loews Hotel

· Equality Maryland’s Annual Gala

Bethesda North Marriott

JUNE 18
· Capital Pride’s Pride After Dark: The Last Dance

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

· Capital Pride’s Transgender Pride

The Madison, a Loews Hotel

· 2009 Capital Pride Parade

Dupont Circle, 17th Street and P Street in Downtown Washington, DC

· 2009 Capital Pride Festival

Pennsylvnia Avenue between 3rd & 7th Streets, NW, Downtown, Washington, DC

JUNE 25
· Pride ’09 Party with DJ Tracy Young

Saturday, June 20, 2009

· Baltimore Pride Parade and Block Party 2009

Charles and Eager Streets

JULY 2
· Bear Happy Hour

Cobalt / 30 Degrees

JULY 9

JULY 16
· College Night

Apex

· Motley Bear Crue

EFN Lounge / Motley Bar

JULY 23
· White Attire Affair

Experience at Capital Yards

JULY 30
· Night Out with The Nationals

Washington Nationals Park

AUGUST 1
· Shift

Cobalt

AUGUST 6
· Funky Town

Town Danceboutique

· Capital Area Rainbowlers Social

AMF Alexandria Lanes

AUGUST 13
· Pandemonium

Cobalt

· WTF?

Town Danceboutique

· Gay Games 2014 Rally

Stead Park, Dupont Circle

AUGUST 20
· Halo

AUGUST 27
· Lace
· Nellie’s 2nd Anniversary Party

Nellie’s Sports Bar

SEPTEMBER 3
· NYC at Large

Cobalt

· Bears Gone Wild

EFN Lounge/Motley Bar

SEPTEMBER 10
· Calor

Apex

SEPTEMBER 19
· The Wanda Alston House

First Anniversary Awards Reception

SEPTEMBER 24
· The Center’s Fall Awards Reception

at Artists Inn Residence

· Jello Wrestling

EFN Lounge

SEPTEMBER 25
· Seductive Fridays

A Women’s Dance. The Hippo.

OCTOBER 1
· Blowoff

9:30 Club

· SMYAL’s Annual Fall Brunch

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

OCTOBER 2
· Immigration Equality Reception

Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams

OCTOBER 8
· Phasefest

Phase 1

· Miss Ziegfeld’s Pageant

Ziegfeld’s / Secrets

OCTOBER 9
· Gay Day at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum & Gardens

OCTOBER 22
· College Night

Apex

· Reel Affirmations 19 Opening Night Party

Harman Center for the Arts

· DC Cowboys Hoedown Party

Remington’s

OCTOBER 29
· The 2009 17th Street High Heel Race

17th Street NW, Dupont Circle

NOVEMBER 5
· Halloween

Apex, Cobalt, Duplex Diner, DC Eagle, EFN Lounge, Fireplace, Freddie’s Beach Bar, Fuego, Green Lantern, JR.’s, Nellie’s and Town

· Academy’s Miss Turnabout Contest

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets

NOVEMBER 12
· Gertrude Stein Democratic Club’s Leadership Awards

Women’s National Democratic Club

NOVEMBER 19
· NGLCC’s National Dinner

National Building Museum

· 30 Degrees / Cobalt

Military Party / NGLCC Afterparty

· Tabu

Majestic Nightclub

NOVEMBER 26
· Brent Everett at Town

Town Danceboutique

DECEMBER 10
· Raw

Green Lantern

· Us Helping Us Annual Gala

The Penthouse at SunTrust Bank

· Dylan Davis’s On the Flip Side

Art Show with DJ Obey

DECEMBER 17
· Metro Weekly Holiday Party

The Madison Hotel

· The White Party

Town Danceboutique

DECEMBER 18
· Transgender Day of Remembrance

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C.

· 4th Annual Janky Sweater Party

18th & U Duplex Diner

DECEMBER 19
· GAYLAW Awards

Woman’s National Democratic Club

Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.