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.

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