Metro Weekly

Calendar: Week in Pride

2008 Capital Pride

As of press time. Subject to change without notice.

Tuesday, June 10

LGBT Friendly Lecture and Happy Hour
2142 Wyoming Ave. NW
6:30 p.m.
A lecture about French libertine painting followed by a reception with DJ, festive drinks and steamy video screenings. $12 admission. $5 for AF members. Presented by the Alliance Francaise de Washington, D.C. Visit or call 202-234-7911.

Ladies’ Party at Chi-Cha
1624 U St. NW
8 p.m.
No cover. Drink and food specials. Presented by A Different Kind of Ladies Night.

Wednesday, June 11

The Onion Pride Happy Hour
1639 R St. NW
5:30-8 p.m.
A special event for Onion readers and anyone who wants to celebrate Pride! Drink specials. No cover.

Would Jesus Discriminate?
MCC Washington
474 Ridge St. NW
6 p.m.
A Town Hall Meeting presented by Capital Area MCCs and HRC. Featuring Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director of Metropolitan Community Churches and Harry Knox, Director of HRC’s Religion and Faith Program. Free.

Thursday, June 12

2009 8th St. NW
9 p.m.
A gay and lesbian stand-up comedy show featuring Judy Gold and with Jason Dudey, Zach Toczynski, Mimi Gonzalez, Matt Henry and Chris Doucette. $25 tickets with 10% benefiting Whitman-Walker Clinic. Order tickets at

Friday, June 13

DCJCC’s Goldman Theater
1529 16th St. NW
7 p.m.
Join Women In the Life for this Washington Red Carpet premiere as they kick off their very first film festival by, for and about lesbians of color. $20 admission. Presented by the Women In the Life Association. A post-screening party follows at Avenue Nightclub, 649 New York Ave. NW. $15 cover (or $10 with film ticket stub). Visit

Songs and Steps of Pride
545 7th St. SE
7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the program features performances by the Rock Creek Singers of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Not What You Think and several cabaret singers. ”Songs and Steps of Pride” will be a fun evening of entertainment ranging from a set of cowboy songs to a capella harmonies to the story-telling of cabaret to a chance to get up and join the fun. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit or call 202-547-6839.

Saturday, June 14

Volupalooza VI BBQ Fundraiser
Whole Foods Market
1440 P St. NW
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
DJ Brennan Sullivan spins at this annual favorite benefiting DC’s best source for LGBT volunteers.
No cover — just the cost of lunch. Sponsored by Burgundy Crescent Volunteers. Visit

A Different Kind of Ladies’ Night Pride Celebration
1629 Connecticut Ave. NW
6 p.m.
Head to Gazuza, located just off the parade route, to celebrate Pride with hundreds of women from up and down the East Coast. No cover. Drink specials.

Monday, June 16

Northern Virginia Interfaith Pride Service
6130 Old Telegraph Road
A wonderful celebration of our various faith traditions within our area’s LGBT community. Participating and sponsoring churches and organizations include: Hope UCC Church – Alexandria, Little River UCC Church – Annandale, Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia – Fairfax, Dignity of Northern Virginia, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, and People of Faith for Equality in Virginia. Hosted by Hope United Church of Christ.