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D.C. Nightlife Highlights: Green Lantern, La Fantasy, Peach Pit, Pitchers

Our picks of the best LGBTQ nightlife in D.C. this week!

Pitchers — Photo: Ward Morrison

GREEN LANTERN: FREEBALLERS

“The first Green Lantern party that does not include underwear!” trumpets the cheeky tagline to this new party celebrating freedom of movement below the belt. Keeping things covered but not confined; imprinted rather than exposed; outlined as opposed to out. Catch our drift? You can reveal your religion, in other words, as long as you remain a man of the cloth. This fun, freeballing fiesta, likely to turn into a battle of the bulges, features the DJ duo BacK2bACk and promoter/bartender Matt Strother. Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at 10 p.m. 1335 Green Ct. NW. Call 202-347-4533 or visit facebook.com/GreenLanternDC.

LA FANTASY: SWIMSUIT PARTY PART II

A swimsuit is always acceptable on a packed, sweaty dance floor no matter the season — and of course in Miami anywhere, anytime. La Fantasy Productions toasts the city and its upcoming Circuit Festival, the for-profit successor to the storied White Party dance for charity, set for Thanksgiving weekend. DJs Anne Louise from Brazil and Jesus Montanez from Mexico will provide the beats to soundtrack the pretend pool/beach party at the downtown club L8 Lounge. Friday, Nov. 16, starting at 10 p.m. 727 15th St. NW. Tickets are $25. Call 202-506-7006 or visit lafantasyproductions.com.

PEACH PIT VS. SHADY PINES

A special, expanded edition of Matt Bailer’s popular Peach Pit, the party named after the diner in the ’90s-hit show Beverly Hills, 90210. Rather than its usual DC9 perch, the party moves to U Hall for a Veterans Day blowout with a broadened focus including pop music from the ’80s — in a nod to that decade’s beloved gay-favorite sitcom The Golden Girls, set in the fictitious Miami retirement community of Shady Pines. Sunday, Nov. 11, starting at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Call 202-588-1880 or visit ustreetmusichall.com.

PITCHERS: FLASHBACK

Originally launched in the mid-’90s at Cobalt as a retro-themed party on Tuesdays, longtime DJ and promoter Jason Royce has revived Flashback at Pitchers, the new LGBTQ nightclub with an even newer dance floor. The move to Adams Morgan also comes with other changes, including a switch to Thursdays and covering a wider time frame, with hits going well past the disco of 1975, all the way up to the dance-pop of 2005. Royce is also now joined in the “Party Like It’s 1999” cause by fellow veteran Darryl Strickland. Thursdays starting at 10 p.m. 2317 18th St. NW. Call 202-733-2568 or visit pitchersbardc.com.

ZIEGFELD’S/SECRETS: FREAKY FRIDAYS

Daryl Wilson Promotions offers another freaky deaky bonanza on both levels of Southwest’s large LGBTQ nightclub and entertainment complex starting at 10 p.m. Entertainment for the evening will come via 20 all-nude male dancers — including The Kandyman — house DJ Sedrick and hip-hop DJ Tim Nice, plus a special drag show with Capri Bloomingdale, Jasmine Blue, and Tuesday Snow, at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. 1024 Half St. SW. Visit secretsdc.com.

Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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