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 & Nando's PERi-PERi Spicy Place Show! @ Lincoln Theater
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The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival & Nando's PERi-PERi Invite You On A Spiritual Journey To YOUR SPICY PLACE (A Halloween / Election Nightmare Comedy Show) Bentzen buddies! We've partnered with our friends over at Nando's PERi-PERi to bring you a very special treat (trick?) in celebration of everyone's favorite comedy holiday Halloween & comedy time-of-year The Presidential Election! A potentially spooky, definitely hilarious Journey To Your Spicy Place aka A BENTZEN BALL HALLOWEEN / ELECTION NIGHTMARE COMEDY SHOW! Featuring: Your spiritual guru Earth Universe! TJ Miller! Trump Dump! (Anthony Atamanuik of Trump vs Bernie) Emo Phillips! Wham City! Church Night! Last Podcast On The Left! Mystery guests TBA! How to claim your ticket? Best part about it? It is FREE to attend as Nando's spicy guest! Go to a Nando's restaurant in the DMV area (click here for map of participating restaurants) and order yourself a little spicy (or mild) something and check for a code on the bottom of your receipt. Then, just come back here, enter the code, and redeem your free ticket. Attendees might win some other saucy gifts too. Space is limited, so it is a first come, first serve situation. Offer is valid September 30 - October 15th at all participating Nando's restaurants ~~CROOSH DEETS~~ Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 9:00pm Doors / 10:00pm Show Lincoln Theatre 1215 U St NW Washington, DC 20001 This show is recommended for people 18 and over ~~~ About Nando's PERi-PERi: Back in 1987, friends Fernando Duarte and Robbie Brozin visited a humble Portuguese eatery in the heart of Rosettenville, South Africa, to try some mouth-watering PERi-PERi-marinated chicken. They loved their lunch so much they bought the restaurant. Three decades later, there are 1,200 Nando’s PERi-PERi restaurants spread across five continents—including more than 30 U.S. locations in and around Washington, DC, and Chicago, with many more U.S. cities to come. PERi-PERi is the hero in each of our restaurants, where millions of Nando’s fans feast on our PERi-PERi chicken, marinated for 24 hours and grilled over an open flame. So now you can get the flavor, fire and passion of PERi-PERi in our restaurants or take it wherever you go with our sauces available in your local grocery store. On Social: @NandosUSA #SpicyPlace #BentzenBall ~~~ 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.