Snow done! Clubs open! Weekend highlights!

Hearsay is absolutely thrilled to report it will be business as usual in all the clubs and bars around D.C. this weekend. And with Monday being a holiday, there’s a whole extra night of fun and frivolity!

Here are just a few highlights:

Apex is holding a Mardi Gras Ball tonight, Friday, Feb. 12, featuring a best-costume contest and a crowning of King Apex. Free masks will be handed out to the first 100 revelers through the door, while more than 50 pounds of Mardi Gras beads will be doled out throughout the evening. Oh, yeah, and there will be a balloon drop at 1 a.m. DJ Yiannis is spinning in the main hall, while DJ Michael Brandon is helming the East Wing.

Strong with the Latino Valentine spirit, Club Fuego offers up a red and white party — Amor — tonight, Friday, Feb. 12, at its customary berth, Club Aqua. Marilyn and Samantha Sulay will perform alongside the Queen of the House, Gigi Paris Couture.

And now, for its Spanish readers, Hearsay will translate the above Club Fuego paragraph into Latin-American Spanish with the aid of a free online translation tool:

Fuerte con el espíritu latina de Valentino, el Club Fuego ofrece arriba un partido blanquirrojo — Amor — esta noche, el viernes, 12 de febrero, en su litera de costumbre, Agua de Club. Mara y Samantha Sulay realizará al lado de la Reina de la Casa, Alta costura de Gigi París.

Whee! That was fun! Hearsay can’t wait to try the Greek option! But for now, back to English….

Cobalt celebrates the one-year anniversary of its popular monthly Asian dance party, a/Zen, tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 13, featuring Carl Michaels at the DJ station. On Sunday, Feb. 14, the club teams up with promoter Sean Morris and Capital Pride for a special edition of X. Entitled Boyfriend or Toyfriend, the evening will feature DJ Andre Xcellence upstairs and DJ Glanson Labarrie down below at 30 Degrees.

Town Danceboutique will have its first-ever Grindr party tonight, Friday, Feb. 12. Then tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 13, it’s a HeartTHROB party with the heartthrob-worthy DJ Scotty Thompson. And on Sunday, Feb. 14, Town presents its latest foray into surreal clublife with a special Valentine’s Day edition of its always-surprising WTF? Sunday, Feb. 14. Hearsay has learned there will be an appearance by a bear named Teddy, a special, heart-ripping performance by Summer Camp, and a blush-worthy appearance by the two “Taylors.” At some point in the evening, DJ Ed Bailey will call for something rarely done in a nightclub, something so unusual everyone who partakes will come away feeling extremely loved.

Finally, Ziegfeld’s/Secrets is celebrating its first anniversary in its newer, bigger, lavish digs this Saturday, Feb. 13. There will be drink specials, drag performances by Ella and her Ladies of Illusion, and an appearance by Miss Gay America Coco Montrese. Of course, there will be plenty of Secrets boys on hand — strapping, handsome young men who just can’t wait to shed their blizzard-garb after a week of throwing snowballs and get down to showing the world what a real birthday suit is made of.

For a look at what’s happening at all the bars throughout the weekend, click here and browse to your heart’s content.

This is Hearsay saying, drive safely, drink responsibly, and most of all, have yourself a merry little Valentine….

Or, as they say in Hungarian:

Biztonságos vezetésére, ital módosítja, és a legtöbb, magad is vidám kis Valentin….

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