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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Friday 11/11
FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party @ National Geographic Museum
$45.00 / $55.00
FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party! Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more as we launch the 9th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's FotoWeekCentral exhibitions: National Geographic Presents: @NATGEO: The Most Popular Instagram Photos @NatGeo has over 58 million followers and over a billion likes. This new exhibition allows the visitor to interact with National Geographic Photography in a whole new way. The Syngenta Photography Award: Water: California by Mustafah Abdulaziz Water: California, by Mustafah Abdulaziz, is the latest edition in his 15 year global Water project and the first prize winner of the The Syngenta Photography Award's Scarcity-Waste series. WPOW Presents: 10 Year Anniversary Retrospective Show Curated by National Geographic Director of Photography Sarah Leen and Smithsonian Magazine's Molly Roberts. FotoDC Presents: Faces of DC / Places of DC 2016 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FortoDC Faces of DC and Places of DC photography contests. View the gallery of winners here. The Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting Presents: Signs of Your Identity by Daniella Zalcman For more than a century, Canada operated a network of Indian Residential Schools to forcibly assimilate indigenous youth into white Canadian society. These are the survivors. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2016 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2016 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2015 winners here. Also featuring hot jamz from: DJ Prince Paul (Stetsasonic / Handsome Boy Modeling School / De La Soul) And more TBA! Croosh Deets Friday, November 11th, 2016, 7:30pm-11pm FotoWeekCentral @ The National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St NW Washington, DC 20036 $40 Early Bird tickets on sale now Price goes up soon, but we might sell out before then! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from Spain Arts & Culture image-4 image-5 image-6 image-7 ~ Look how much fun we had last time: Stay informed All proceeds benefit FotoWeekDC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
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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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