The DC JCCÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s Kurlander Program for Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement — aka GLOE — presents its fourth annual Masquerade and Mischief Purim Party, featuring performances by the DC Cowboys, a ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“Purim spiel,ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â and music by DJ jameÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢ foks. Purim celebrates the Jews who were spared execution by Persian leader Haman in biblical times. It calls for dressing up — ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“especially drag, of every kind!ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â — and serious drinking. Which is why tickets include an open bar with beer, wine and champagne cocktails. And then their are the Hamentshen, triangle-shaped pastries stuffed with fruit, generally prunes, or poppy seeds. Saturday, March 19, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Washington, D.C.ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Tickets are $25. Call 202-518-9400 or click here.