With another long work week nearing its oh-so-timely end, we can all focus on the weekend—Glory Be… and speaking of, the Queen Bey herself ushers you in for this edition of Gay Best Weekend Bets. #Beyhive

Before we begin this Bey-utiful post, a few friendly reminders…


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Thursday 03/30
Carlos Mencia from Mind of Mencia @ Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse
$30 / $30
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience. Mencia comes from a humble background, born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the 17th of 18 children. His parents sent him to the United States when he was about three months old, where he was raised in Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles, California by his aunt and uncle. In his early teens, Mencia moved back to Honduras because his family wanted him to avoid the destructive gang culture of East Los Angeles. When Mencia later returned to Los Angeles, he showed such educational prowess that he was immediately promoted to the tenth grade. Soon after, he successfully graduated from Garfield High School. Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.” In 1994, he hosted the HBO comedy series “Loco Slam” and in 1998 he hosted “Funny is Funny!” on Galavision. Mencia released a comedy album in 2000 called “Take a Joke, America” that showcased his brand of humor. Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films, “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” among others. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year, Mencia was featured on “Comedy Central Presents.” Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd, “Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended,” “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”). In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film, THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks). In the fall of that year Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled “Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light.” The highly anticipated tour brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans from September 2007 through December 2007. Shortly thereafter, Mencia taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, “Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced,” that aired in May 2008. Since 2007, every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip, Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace,” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. The special aired on FX in April 2008. Mencia’s 2009 USO tour had stops in Turkey, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Qatar, Afghanistan, and many other countries. In July 2008, Mencia began his tour, “At Close Range” at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado. The tour was sponsored by Bud Light and co-promoted by Icon Entertainment and Live Nation. Larger than all of his previous tours, Mencia performed in 80 cities across the country. In the summer of 2009, he kicked off a nationwide comedy tour entitled “The Administration of Laughter” which brought him to excited audiences all around the country. In March 2010, Mencia starred in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. In the last couple years, Mencia chose to go back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy stores throughout the country – allowing him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences.
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Party like it’s “The End of Time”* and show that nasty hag Armageddon that you’re not going without a fight — BYT & ATG Present: End of the World Party w. RAC — 12.21.12

*because seriously, we all know the true “Countdown” is, and always will be, on New Year’s Eve — The BYT Fancy Schmancy New Year’s Eve Ball @ Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence (yah, see… it’s gonna be serious)


The National Christmas Tree gets its “Green Light” (& Red, Blue, Yellow,…) turned on by Neil Patrick Harris — performances include The Fray, James Taylor, and Babyface (who cowrote “Best I Never Had” and is.)

Now, “If I Were A Boy” (or a Girl), I would probably find myself at Phillips After 5


Practice your twerkability, and “Work It Out” at Jalwa, DC’s LGBT Bollywood Dance Party @ Green Lantern

For those wondering to themselves, where can I “Get Me Bodied”? Well, The Looking Glass has you covered with Body Jam

The final Otter Crossing of the year is upon us — Held at the DC Eagle with an assortment of scruffy, furry, indie, alt, and non-furry lesbians in the mix, it may be hard “Fighting Temptations”


Now it’s time to pull out that “Freakum Dress” and be a “Naughty Girl” because Mixtape is hosting an Xmas Party @ Black Cat

Let’s call it organized barhopping — DC Santa Crawl 2012 is here, and if done correctly, it will leave you moaning “I Can’t Take No More”

“Ring The Alarm” — Roller Derby is going down @ DC Armory so don’t be afraid to let someone “Smash Into You”


Experience “Deja Vu” from Thanksgiving at the BYT Holiday Dinner @ Jack Rose Dining Saloon — choose your “Poison” as all of the holiday classics are presented in cocktail form

“Dreaming” about a career in the media, press, or PR field? Make your way over to Busboys & Poets for the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association’s Holiday Party. At the very least, you may meet a worthy “Suga Mama” (or Daddy)

If you were left “Speechless” by the discovery Marina & The Diamonds sold out, CTRL + Kick Kick Snare’s Party Bus to Baltimore may be your last opportunity to find someone selling tickets

Before you “Disappear”, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (though, you must have “Lost Yo Mind” if you weren’t already)

Now get out there and “Party”, my “Single Ladies” — Unleash that inner “Diva”, “Baby Boy” — the weekend is here; may the power of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter strengthen you