2013: A Look Ahead

Where To Go and What To Do in New Year

Welcome to the new year. If you’ve made some resolutions, best of luck in keeping them. They likely have to do with health and wealth. If that’s the case, this calendar is for you.

As social creatures, being engaged in our communities has tangible health benefits. A large network of friends may actually extend one’s life. There are loads of social events already on the 2013 calendar. Gamblers might try a Team DC casino night. The LGBT benevolent might find a lobby day or a DC Center effort that fills the bill.

As for wealth, the value of networking is incalculable – better put a circle around the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Mega Networking event on March 13.

If you’ve got no resolutions for 2013, you’ll still need diversions. You’ll be glad to know the coming year has got ‘em. Keep in mind, however, that no future is certain. Accordingly, all dates listed are subject to change. Should another ”superstorm” threaten to blow down the high heel racers come October, for example, rest assured that Metro Weekly will keep you posted.

JANUARY

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Launch party for Center Global, a program of The DC Center
(Money raised goes to supporting LGBT asylum seekers in D.C.)
Mova Lounge, 2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Equality Maryland presents ”To Marriage Equality and Beyond” celebration
Chase Court
1112 St. Paul St., Baltimore
6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets $50, or $25 for students
410-685-6567
equalitymaryland.org

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM) presents The Full Monty Fundraising Event
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria
Reception and silent auction, 7 p.m.
Show, 8 p.m.
Show tickets $35
703-533-5505
novam.org

FRIDAY TO MONDAY, JAN. 11 TO 14

Centaur MC presents Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. NW
Registration $180
(Many ancillary events)
leatherweekend.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

SMYAL presents the Youth Inaugural Ball
THEARC
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
6 to 9 p.m.
For ages 13 to 21, admission free
202-546-5940
smyal.org

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

The DC Center organizes an LGBT contingent for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
Details TBA
Organizations or individuals interested in joining are invited to contact The DC Center
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

MONDAY, JAN. 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
mlkday.gov

Out for Equality: The LGBT Inaugural Celebration of Barack Obama & Joe Biden
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets $375
800-494-8497
hrc.org

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JAN. 21 TO 25

No Name-Calling Week
nonamecallingweek.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Pride Reveal
W Washington D.C.
P.O.V.
515 15th St. NW
6 to 9 p.m.
202-719-5304
capitalpride.org

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

Brother, Help Thyself holds its annual Grants Award Reception
Grand Central
1001 N. Charles St., Baltimore
2 p.m.
(Snow date Saturday, Feb. 2)
brotherhelpthyself.net

SUNDAY, JAN. 27

Team DC holds the Night Out Series Kick-Off Party
Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U St. NW
4 to 7 p.m.
teamdc.org

TUESDAY, JAN. 29

Equality Virginia holds Day of Action 2013
Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad St., Richmond
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Legislative Reception follows, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
804-643-4816
equalityvirginia.org

FEBRUARY

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
blackaidsday.org

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

Team DC presents Night Out at the Wizards, vs. Brooklyn Nets
Verizon Center
601 F St. NW
7 p.m.
Tickets $20
teamdc.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

Equality Virginia presents Love Unites Virginia: A Night Our for Marriage Equality
Anchor event in Richmond at Bistro 27 (with house parties statewide)
27 W. Broad St.
Times vary
Tickets $50
804-643-4816
equalityvirginia.org

Scarlet’s Bake Sale
DC Eagle
639 New York Ave. NW
Times and beneficiaries TBA
202-347-6025
dceagle.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence (GLOV) holds its annual Happy Hour and Reception
Mova Lounge
2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
202-682-2245
glovdc.org

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

Equality Maryland Lobby Day Rally
Lawyer’s Mall (facing Capitol)
Annapolis
6 p.m.
410-685-6567
equalitymaryland.org

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

Team DC holds a Casino Night
Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW
8 p.m.
teamdc.org

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents My Big Fat Gay Wedding, featuring an onstage wedding
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
8 p.m.
Tickets $25 to $50
202-293-1548
gmcw.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

The DC Center presents its 8th annual Oscar celebration: Glamour, Glitter and Gold
Venue and time TBA
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

MARCH

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Mautner Project, The National Lesbian Health Organization, holds its annual Gala & Dance
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Times TBA
Tickets $225
202-332-5536
mautnerproject.org

OutServe-SLDN presents its 21st Annual National Dinner
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
Tickets $225
6:30 to 11 p.m.
sldn.org

Team DC presents its annual Fashion Show and Model Search
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
8 p.m.
Admission $10
teamdc.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Launch party for Center Military, a program of The DC Center, and VetCorps partnership
Mova Lounge
2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

CAGLCC’s Fifth Annual Mega Networking and Social Event
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
6:30 p.m.
caglcc.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

7th annual Capital Queer Prom
Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW
7 p.m.
Tickets $65
capitalqueerprom.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

The DC Center plans to bring an LGBT contingent to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Details TBA
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Miss Gay DC America Pageant
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
6 p.m.
Tickets $10
missgaydcamerica.com

APRIL

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Equality Virginia holds its 10th Annual Commonwealth Dinner
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd St., Richmond
Times and tickets TBA
804-643-4816
equalityvirginia.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

The DC Center’s Youth Working Group holds its annual reception
Mova Lounge
2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Team DC presents the Spring SportsFest
Room & Board
1840 14th St. NW
7 to 9 p.m.
Contribution of $10 for three drink tickets
teamdc.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Whitman-Walker Health presents the Be the Care fundraiser
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW
Times and tickets TBA
202-745-7000
whitman-walker.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Day of Silence
dayofsilence.org

CAGLCC holds its Annual Awards Dinner
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Times and tickets TBA
caglcc.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Special Election for D.C. Council At-Large Vacancy

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance holds its 42nd Anniversary Reception
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location and tickets TBA
glaa.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents its Spring Affair 2013: Disco Inferno
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
6:30 p.m.
Tickets $175 to $300
202-293-1548
gmcw.org

MAY

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH
METRO WEEKLY TURNS 19!

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Team DC holds a Casino Night
Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW
8 p.m. to midnight
teamdc.org

THRUSDAY, MAY 9

Metro Weekly Next Generation Awards
Location TBA
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
MetroWeekly.com

TUESDAY, MAY 14

DC Queer Theater Festival holds its 2nd annual reception
Mova Lounge
2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
dcqueerthetrefest.org

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Team DC presents its annual Embassy Wine Tasting
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW
6 to 8 p.m.
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door
teamdc.org

Whitman-Walker Health honors the legal industry with Going the Extra Mile
House of Sweden
2900 K St. NW
Times and tickets TBA
202-745-7000
whitman-walker.org

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Capital TransPride
Location TBA
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
capitalpride.org/transpride
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
bethegeneration.nih.gov

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, MAY 24 TO 26

DC Black Pride 2013
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave. NW
Full schedule and registration TBA
dcblackpride.org

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Capital Pride presents its annual Heroes Gala
Location TBA
6 to 9 p.m.
capitalpride.org

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, MAY 30 TO JUNE 1

The DC Center presents the 2nd Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival
Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G St. NW
8 p.m.
Tickets TBA
202-682-2245
dcqueertheatrefest.org

JUNE

DATE TBA

The DC Center presents Capturing Fire Spoken Word Summit and Slam
Times and location TBA
capturingfire.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Capital Pride presents a Day in the Park picnic and movie
Stead Park
1625 P St. NW
6 to 10:30 p.m.
capitalpride.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Stonewall Kickball holds its annual Drag Kickball fundraiser for The DC Center
Time and location TBA
stonewallkickball.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Latino GLBT History Project presents the 7th Annual DC Latino Pride
Town Danceboutique
2009 8th St. NW
Times TBA
latinoglbthistory.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Capital Pride Parade
Dupont Circle to Logan Circle
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
capitalpride.org

SMYAL presents the Youth Dance for Capital Pride
Ages 13-21
Free admission
Time and location TBA
202-546-5940
smyal.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Capital Pride Festival
Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 6th Streets NW
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
capitalpride.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Center Careers, a program of The DC Center, holds its Networking Reception
Mova Lounge
2204 14th St. NW
5 to 8 p.m.
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Team DC presents Night Out at the Nationals, vs. Colorado Rockies
Nationals Park
Pre-party 5:30 p.m., game 7:05 p.m.
Tickets $16 to $25
teamdc.org

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

National HIV Testing Day
napwa.org

JULY

DATE TBA

Team DC presents Night Out at the Kastles
Kastles Stadium
800 Water St. SW
Times and tickets TBA
teamdc.org

THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, JULY 18 TO 20

Team DC kicks-off Freedom Sports Festival with Champions Awards
Times and locations TBA
teamdc.org

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Team DC and Capital Pride present the Water Park Festival
Six Flags America
13710 Central Ave., Mitchellville, Md.
Times, tickets TBA
teamdc.org

AUGUST

DATE TBA

Team DC presents Night Out at the Mystics
Verizon Center
601 F St. NW
Times and tickets TBA
teamdc.org

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, AUG. 2 TO 4

The DC Center presents the OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
Reeves Center
2000 14th St. NW
Times TBA
outwritedc.org

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

Chesapeake Pride Festival
Mayo Beach Park
4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater, Md.
Noon to 6 p.m.
chesapeakepridefestival.org

TUESDAY, AUG. 27

Team DC presents Night Out at the Nationals, vs. Miami Marlins
Nationals Park
Pre-party 5:30 p.m., game 7:05 p.m.
Tickets $16 to $25
teamdc.org

SEPTEMBER

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, SEPT. 15 TO OCT. 15

DATE TBA

Brother, Help Thyself holds its annual Gay and Lesbian Night at Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way, Danville, Va.
Times and tickets TBA
brotherhelpthyself.net

Team DC presents DC United Night Out
RFK Memorial Stadium
2400 East Capitol St. SE
Times and tickets TBA
teamdc.org

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15

The DC Center presents the local observance of LGBT Center Awareness Day
Times and location TBA
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY, SEPT. 18 TO 21

National Black Justice Coalition holds its annual Out on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit
Times, location and registration TBA
202-319-1552
nbjc.org

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
napwa.org

OCTOBER

DATE TBA

The DC Center holds its annual Fall Reception
Times, location and tickets TBA
202-682-2245
thedccenter.org

HRC 2013 National Dinner
Time, location and tickets TBA
hrcnationaldinner.org

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

National Coming Out Day

TUESDAY, OCT. 15

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
latinoaids.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Whitman-Walker Health presents AIDS Walk Washington
Freedom Plaza
Times and registration TBA
202-332-WALK
aidswalkwashington.org

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

27th Annual High Heel Race
17th Street NW, between Church and S Streets
6 p.m., race at 9
highheelracedc.com

NOVEMBER

DATE TBA

CAGLCC presents the 2nd annual g.life Expo
Times and location TBA
caglcc.org

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

Virginia Gubernatorial Election

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

Team DC holds a Casino Night
Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW
8 p.m. to midnight
teamdc.org

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance
transgenderdor.org

DECEMBER

DATE TBA

Team DC presents Night Out at the Capitals
Verizon Center
601 F St. NW
Times and tickets TBA
teamdc.org

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

World AIDS Day

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