Duplex Diner and Halo make it an anniversary weekend

Posted by Hearsay
July 25, 2009 10:58 AM |

It seems like just last year Hearsay wished a happy anniversary to Eric “Leaving Logic and Reason” Hirshfield and his 18th & U Duplex Diner. Oh right, it was last year -- The Diner turned 10 and celebrated by hiring an unknown celebrity impersonator, a sloshed and disheveled drag queen acting as Amy “I’ll Make A Comeback, Too, Just You Watch” Winehouse. Fun times, silly times. What will they think of next? Maybe a fake Lady “I Love This Record But I Can’t See Straight Anymore” Gaga? Or, how about a nod to the fictional rock band Spinal Tap? “Let’s turn the volume up to 11!” shouts the ad announcing the party tonight, Saturday, July 25. Hearsay suggests the Diner’s new motto become “These queens swallow 11!” The whole celebration gets started at 6 p.m. with an “open dinner.” (And did you hear they just launched a new menu? All the old classics remain, but they added a few more veggie options. Go greenies!) The actual party starts at 9 p.m., so by the time the clock actually strikes 11 p.m., it should be really rocking in there. Smell the glove!

Meanwhile, on Sunday, July 26, Halo celebrates five years of making complicated fresh and fruity libations. They’re bringing in DJ Lydia “Proper but not” Prim for the occasion, and the color scheme is silver, white and black. And they’ll be keeping it real, too, as JD “Latin Heat” Ordonez from MTV’s The Real World Brooklyn plays host for the evening, and rumors are swirling madly that some or all of The Real World DC cast will show. Say what? You haven’t heard that the series is currently filming in Dupont Circle? Well, crawl out from under that rock! Halo’s Jason “I’m Surrounded By Your Embrace” Tamanini says the whole shebang will be “star-studded,” with both local and national celebs. Even if they’re just impersonating, this should be a grand good time. There's a private, invite-only gathering from 7:30 to 9 p.m., after which the doors swing wide open to the public...

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