The Week in Pride: Official Events

Capital Pride 2007


Published on June 4, 2007, 12:00am | Comments

An Assortment of Official Events, Dances and Social Gatherings Surrounding the 32nd Annual Capital Pride Festival, June 2-10, 2007.

Saturday, June 2


It's A Prom!
6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Arlington, Va.
$10
An elegant dinner-dance for high school age youth from throughout the greater Washington metro area. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, GLSEN-Northern Virginia, NOVAM, TGEA and SMYAL. Visit www.itsaprom.com for more details.

''Pride Obsession'' Ladies Dance
Presented in cooperation with B.O.I. Productions
DeLounge
11305 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, Md.
10 p.m.
$3 to $5 suggested donation benefits Capital Pride
It's time to get your Pride on and kick-off Capital Pride week the right way! Come out and enjoy great women, music from DJ Shyi, dancing and fabulous prizes. Wheaton Metro station (Red line).

Sunday, June 3


Capital Trans Pride
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St. SW
1 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Free until 7 p.m./$20 after 7 p.m.
A full day of activities marks Capital Pride's first-ever event to celebrate the area's transgender community. Free afternoon events include workshops covering legal, health and spiritual concerns and an informational fair featuring representatives from local organizations serving the transgender community. A screening of TransAmerica begins at 4:30. An awards dinner and dance (with DJ Lady Coco) caps the day's festivities. $20 admission to the dance. Waterfront Metro station (Green line).

Mr./Miss Capital Pride Pageant
Registration and Orientation
Whitman-Walker Clinic
1407 S St. NW
7 p.m. sharp
If you're planning on competing for the title of either Mr. or Miss Capital Pride, this mandatory meeting is for you! Application available at www.capitalpride.org.

Bachelorette Meet and Greet
Presented with MIA Promotions
RNR Bar and Lounge
717 6th St. NW
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Ladies, here's your chance to get a ''sneak peek'' at the bachelorettes before Thursday's big event! Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station (Red/Yellow/Green lines).

Monday, June 4


Town Hall Meeting: ''Building a Bridge to a Better Future''
The Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW
6:30 p.m.
Moderated by Jason Bellini, anchor with CBS News on LOGO, this meeting brings together local grassroots and elected GLBT leaders to discuss how disparate elements of the LGBT community can work together to achieve common goals. Dupont Circle Metro (Red line).

Tuesday, June 5


''The DL Chronicles'' Sneak Preview
Presented with One In Ten
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St. SW
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
$5 admission
Come get a sneak preview of the first two episodes of here! tv's sexy and controversial new series. Doors and food concessions open at 6, episode one screens at 7 and episode 2 at 7:45. A panel discussion follows at 8:30. Waterfront Metro (Green line).

Interfaith Service
''Together in Pride, Together In Faith!''
Presented by the Celebration of the Spirit Coalition
Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ
1701 11th St. NW
7:30 p.m.
The guest speaker is Bishop Rusty Smith of the Evangelical Anglican Church and director of the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry. Music provided by Mosaic Harmony, led by David North. The Celebration of the Spirit Coalition includes: Al Fatiha, Bet Mishpachah, Capital Area Interweave, Cedar Lane UU Church, City of Refuge D.C., Dignity Washington, Connect D.C., D.C. Radical Faeries, Faith Temple, Ecumenicon, Evangelical Anglican Church in America, Religion and Faith Program of HRC, Lincoln Temple UCC, Luther Place Memorial Church, Metropolitan Community Church D.C., Riverside American Baptist Church, Saint James Episcopal Church, Stone Circle Tradition of Wicca, and Unity Fellowship D.C.
For more information, contact cotsc.gwu@verizon.net. Shaw/Howard U or U Street Metro (Green line).

Wednesday, June 6


Be: Bi Happy Hour
Be Bar
1318 9th St. NW
6 p.m.
AC/DC, non-gender specific, gender blender, versatile, bisexual. No matter how you say it, you're sure to have a blast at Capital Pride's first-ever event to celebrate the area's bisexual community! Featuring half-price candy martinis and $2 rail drinks with a $5 donation to Capital Pride. Mt. Vernon Square-7th St/Convention Center Metro station (Green/Yellow lines).

Health and Wellness Night
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St. SW
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A dynamic evening of complimentary health featuring free demonstrations and classes in areas such as yoga, massage and reiki among others. Free health screenings also available including blood pressure, blood sugar and HIV rapid testing. For more information, visit www.wellnesspride.info. Waterfront Metro (Green line).

Mr. and Miss Capital Pride Pageant
Presented by Cocker Productions
Apex
1415 22nd St. NW
Doors open at 8 p.m., pageant begins promptly at 9 p.m.
$15 cover
Honoring Victoria Jaymes (Miss Capital Pride 2006) and Eric Rainbow (Mr. Capital Pride 2006) and hosted by Patti Lovelace. These annual pageants celebrate the talents of those competing and the diversity of the LGBT community. The winners will appear on the main stage at Sunday's festival and will represent Capital Pride throughout the coming year. Dupont Circle Metro (Red line).

Thursday, June 7


Ari Gold in Concert
Presented with DCJCC-GLOE
Cobalt
1639 R St. NW
7:30 p.m.
Ticket Info at www.wjmf.org
Part of the DCJCC's Washington Jewish Music Festival, this award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer brings his bold and soulful blend of R&B, pop and dance back to the Nation's Capital for this special Capital Pride week performance. Dupont Circle Metro (Red line).

Bachelor Auction
Remington's
639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
9 p.m. - Midnight
Hosted by Destiny B. Childs. Bid on some of D.C.'s most desirable bachelors and their special gift packages. A highlight of Capital Pride that you won't want to miss. Grab some friends (and your wallet!) for an evening of fun.
Eastern Market Metro (Orange/Blue lines).

Bachelorette Auction
Presented with MIA Promotions
RNR Bar and Lounge
717 6th St. NW
9 p.m. - midnight
New for 2007! It's finally time for the ladies to get in on the auction action! Jo Arnone emcees and serves as auctioneer. Come bid on your favorite bachelorette and great items such as air tickets, weekend getaways, theater and sporting events, restaurants and more. Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro (Red/Yellow/Green lines).

Friday, June 8


20 Aņos de Lucha! 20 Years of Struggle!
Presented with the Latino LGBT History Project
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
An historic exhibit and panel discussion featuring key Latino LGBT leaders will provide a better understanding of the 20 years of struggle to create a movement in Washington, D.C. This event is also sponsored by Human Rights Campaign, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club and Latin@s en Accion. Dupont Circle Metro (Red line).

''Reveal'' Men's Dance Party
Apex
1415 22nd St. NW
9 p.m.
$14 cover
18 to enter, 21 to drink
Let loose and celebrate the start of the big weekend! Dance the night away as DJ sensation Alex Lauterstein (NYC) makes a very special Washington, D.C. appearance. Visit www.apex-dc.com.

''Possession'' Women's Dance Party
Tom Tom
2333 18th St. NW
9 p.m. until close
21 +
$10 suggested donation benefits Capital Pride and The Mautner Project
A special performance by Lindsay Bloom will be a highlight of this evening as the big weekend really gets underway!

Mr./Ms. Capital Pride Leather
Presented by Cocker Productions
The D.C. Eagle
639 New York Ave. NW (between 6th and 7th)
9 p.m.
Come out to honor Allen Washington, Mr. Capital Pride Leather 2006, and enjoy the competition to determine who his successor will be to represent Capital Pride throughout the coming year. Mr. Capital Pride Leather is an official preliminary contest for Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2007.
New for 2007! Be there for the competition as the first woman to hold the title of Ms. Capital Pride Leather is determined. Applications for both competitions available at www.capitalpride.org. Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro (Red/Yellow/Green lines).

Saturday, June 9


Capital Pride Parade
Steps off from 23rd and P Streets NW
6:30 p.m.
The always-festive and colorful parade retains its ''hometown'' feel as it marches through the heart of Dupont Circle. Reviewing stand is in front of Whole Foods at 1440 P Street NW. See page 75 for a listing of parade contingents as of press time and page 79 for a map of the parade route. Dupont Circle Metro station (Red line).

''Pride Expression'' Youth Dance
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Free
Southwest Washington
Visit www.youthdance.info for more information
A free evening of food, music and dancing for youth up to age 20.

Collision
A Dance Event for the Entire LGBT Community, Allies and Friends
LOVE
1350 Okie St. NE
8 p.m. - 3 a.m.
21 +
Doors open at 8. Free admission until 10; $20 after ($15 with an official invitation -- look for them at the parade.)
''Collision'' will be a sexy fusion of uptown girls and downtown boys, each with their own space. Experience the moment as four floors of LOVE vibe under one roof. It will be an unpredictable, unforgettable and unprecedented experience. Come early and enjoy the cuisine of Chef Lois Spencer as she prepares a dinner buffet to compliment your favorite Absolut beverage. Featuring DJ Steve Henderson, DJ John Mank, DJ Ting, DJ India, DJ Wes, DJ KOS and special performances from God-Des and She and Rachel Panay. Have you experienced LOVE yet? Visit www.lovetheclub.com. Advance tickets and VIP tickets available at www.groovetickets.com.

Sunday, June 10


Capital Pride Street Festival
Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 7th Streets NW
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free. Donations most welcome.
Join over 200,000 people for this annual celebration. It's a full day of vendors, non-profits who need your support and entertainment at both the Arts Stage (at 6th and Pennsylvania) and on the Mainstage. The Mainstage is hosted by emcees Randi ''Voice of Metro'' Miller, Destiny B. Childs, and Derek Hartley and Frank DeCaro from Sirius Radio and features performances from Wicked Jezabel, Tom Goss, The Mesmers, God-Des and She, Rachel Panay, and Crystal Waters. Open to the public; donations very welcome. For a list of participating vendors and organizations, as of press time, please see page 75. See site map on page 80 for more information. For information on Mainstage entertainment, please see page 85, and for information on the Arts Stage entertainment listing please see page 87. Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro (Yellow/Green lines).

For updates, please visit www.capitalpride.org.

Also see: The Week in Pride: Affiliated Events


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