Gay Best Weekend Bets
Shona Fenner | Jul 12, 2012 | 2:00PM |

It’s back baby! THE WEEKEND! Let us help you figure out how to make it faaabulous!


  • Go out after work (7-9pm) for $20 all-you-can-drink draft beer at The Pug to raise money for the recovery of Carolina Alcalde, a local lesbian motorcyclist who was paralyzed by a falling tree in last week’s thunderstorms.
  • Raffles, comedy, sideshow, and burlesque at Hot Todd Lincoln’s Sizzling Summer Show at Red Palace.

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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore @ Drafthouse Comedy
$25.00 / $25.00
The BYT Bentzen Ball Presents: Jon Dore! at Drafthouse Comedy ~~MULTIPLE SHOWS~~ Thursday, Oct 27th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 7:15pm doors / 8:00pm Show Friday, Oct 28th, 2016 9:40pm doors / 10:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:15pm doors / 7:00pm Show Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 8:15pm doors / 9:00pm Show @ Drafthouse Comedy 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 $25.00 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ About Jon Dore: Named one of “10 comics to watch” by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style. Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted the Just for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival’s Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett. Dore is the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its fourth season. He is the star of his own award-winning ‘mockumentary’ series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life’s challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network. Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central’s specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (Syfy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment. A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS). Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival. TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the “rising stars of the future” and Toronto weekly NOW Magazine named him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show. ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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  • Girl In A Coma is Red Palace. You might not know ’em but Joan Jett signed these ladies and she knows whats up…
  • Don’t forget that She Rex is at Chief Ike’s! I mean like DUH!
  • All your fave diva dance hits, both past and present, at Green Lantern for Diva Demolition! Pro Tip: Rail vodka drinks are free from 10-11pm!


  • Admission to the Eat Local First Week Kick-Off Party gets you live music from Listen Local First, a buffet of BBQ and delicious sides from Acre 212, and local beer. Time to eat, drink, and be merry!
  • Monthly dance party Mixtape is at Town this time! Big time gay. Big time party.

  • 40 musicians form 10 brand new bands for the Flash Bands Project. Come to Half Street Fairgrounds for the Summer Showcase of musical talent… there are some cute queers performin’ for ya!
  • Saturday is Bastille Day which commemorates some French shit we couldn’t give a rats ass about. But, we love French men and champagne and we absolutely adore L’Enfant Cafe’s Bastille Day Block Party. We’ve been going to this since it first started as a small affair on their patio. Now, the event shuts down surrounding streets for it’s French Maids Race (guys very much encouraged to apply). It’s gotten so big that the gays living on the block throw porch parties. It’s not to be missed. Lady Miss Kier of Dee-Lite will also be on hand. The party starts at 3:00pm, with the race at 6:00pm and a street masquerade ball to follow. More info here.

Pro Tip: A Good Place to Find European Men is at the Bastille Day Block Party!

  • Making the journey out to Rockville is definitely worth it for Pride In The Sky at The Rooftop (just a 10 minute walk from the red line). Check out these pics from last time.



The Capital Fringe Festival begins this weekend. Running for seven years, it celebrates the freaky, sublime, and downright different. With shows all over town, it is a blast…although you do have to buy a $5 button in advance to buy tickets to shows. BYT has our run-down of the Fringe Festival with top picks here. Our queer top pick is “Where in the World? The Untold Story of Camilla SanFrancisco”. It’s a queer-made musical based on Carmen Sandiego. So, of course, we are going. More info on the show here.

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