Nightlife

  • The Sweet Smell of Ba'Naka

    {Ba'Naka and friends (Photo by Julian Vankim)} Dustin Michael Schaad developed his drag alter ego Ba'Naka early. ''The first time was at a high school...

  • Coverboy: Andres

    Uncomplicated, yet exciting. That's the mantra to keep in mind when trying to impress or turn the head of Andres, a 23-year-old Puerto Rican native...

  • Coverboy: Allen

    He may not be part of Jem and the Holograms, but Allen could be considered an expert in glamour, glitter, fashion and fame. The 22-year...

  • Keen on Keenan

    ''I would get bored, I think, with circuit parties eight-minute-long songs,'' says Keenan Orr. ''I think the closest to a circuit party I'm going...

  • Coverboy: Dearl

    He might have been born and raised in Baltimore, but Dearl is in a New York state of mind. Dearl travels often between the District...

  • Montreal Magic

    ''Definitely Peter. You can say that's my biggest influence,'' Alain Jackinsky says, referring to the legendary DJ Peter Rauhofer. ''I've been influenced by him since...

  • Cherry Blossoms

    ''I went to great lengths to try and recruit a drum troupe,'' James Decker says. Turns out, the co-chair of the Cherry Fund didn't have...

  • Multisensory Music

    You wouldn't expect a former performance and visual artist -- and before that, a go-go dancer -- to go quietly into the DJ booth, would...

  • Bear Beats

    If you notice different music, or a different style of music, at Town's Bear Happy Hour this Friday, that's all part of the plan. In...

  • Coverboy: Jesson

    Jesson grew up in a college ''party town,'' which may explain his fearlessness and sense of independence compared to others his age. Despite the advice...

  • Extreme Celebration

    Next week, Abel Aguilera, the celebrated gay circuit veteran known as DJ Abel, will turn fifty. So naturally Ric Sena is throwing him a big...

  • Mixtape Master

    ''Coffee is my vice,'' laughs Matt Bailer. ''I literally drink coffee when I'm DJ-ing at Nellie's. It's kind of the running joke around there.'' Bailer,...

  • Coverboy: Aaron

    Witty, creative and analytical, Aaron isn't one for dull conversation. The Indiana native first came to the District to attend Gallaudet, where he studied sign...

  • Dancing Bears

    '' was pretty much just bears in bars,'' Matt Bearracuda says of the bear scene in San Francisco. ''It was a little too conservative and...

  • Coverboy: David

    David is determined to make the most of his time in D.C., the city he claims he ''fell in love'' with when he moved here...

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