Gay Best Weekend Bets
Shona Fenner | Jun 27, 2013 | 1:00PM |

Hey, hey, hey! It’s all about gay marriage this week! As we suffer through our celebratory hangover, we’ve still gotten up early to bring you our Gay Best Weekend Bets.


  • An important ask: Our friend Heidi Glüm was viciously attacked last weekend for being in drag after performing at the Black Cat. Then, those sick mofo’s put a video of the episode up online in an effort to make fun of gay & trans people. That’s just sick. Heidi is taking legal action, but needs help securing a lawyer. You’d tip her when she performs at Town or Cobalt,  so we ask that you drop just a few coins here on the page her friends have set up to help her. Let’s do this.

DONATE HERE to Bash the Gay Bashers Back
The DC Center is also holding a meeting this Friday to discuss the recent spree of anti-trans/gay violence in DC and what we can do to prevent more of it.

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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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  • Picnicking and sangria in the park? That is an instagram waiting to happen. – Jazz in the Garden with Swingtopia at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
  • Sneak previews of new exhibitions- Hirshhorn Museum’s Summer Preview
  • Anthology of Booty teams up with Afropop Worldwide and Tropicalia to bring the undisputed king of bubu to the U Street corridor… Janka Nabay – Backdoor: Summer Heat Edition at Tropicalia
  • “Romeo, Oh Romeo, Get Out Of My Face.” – Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival plays 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Queering happy hour for all of you in honor of those summer interns- Beers4Queers at Red Derby


  • Do some Yoga and have some brunch- h(OM)e. at The Dunes
  • Music, games, face painting, and everything that you need from a little carnival… all to benefit a local non-profit- Scrap DC Summer Carnival at Little Loft
  • All this weekend you can go down to the mall for tons of events and more Hungarian heritage than you can find pretty much anywhere except Hungary- Smithsonian Folk Life Festival at National Mall
  • Join fabulous trans folk of color and womyn of color to claim your own space and form a critical mass in the streets of DC – D*RAILERZ: A Bike Ride for Trans People of Color & Womyn of Color at Malcolm X Park
  • An outrageous CTRL time warp back to the 80s – CTRL at Cobalt featuring the BreakfastClub DJs


  • Cocktails, food, DJs, and… records – DC Record Fair: The Summer Edition at Penn Social
  • Celebrate America (and beer)  from noon until 4pm – Drink The District: Red White & Brew at Yards Park
  • Drink specials and DJ Dean and the one, the only Pussy Noir – Tiki Tiki at Saint Ex
  • A big milestone of 25 years of cycling and City Bikes – Party Like its 1988: City Bikes 25th Anniversary Bash at City Bikes
  • The grrrls of DC are taking over!! – OverEasy: Ladies Tea Dance at Dodge City

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PLUS: THERE ARE A BAJILLION OTHER THINGS TO DO LISTED IN THE BYT AGENDA PAGES, so use it (to both post your events and search for them) and if you think we may have missed something, comment away–you know you want to.


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