Gay Best Weekend Bets: Avengers Edition
Shona Fenner | May 17, 2012 | 2:30PM |

This weekend is gonna be a busy one. So join the huddle and let’s KICK THIS WEEKEND’S A$$!!

Seems like movies have been sort of boring lately. We are stoked for summer blockbusters and a certain BYGay finally went and saw The Avengers. This movie high inspired the theme for this week…

Since this film is uhh like totally awesome this week’s bets are brought to you by The Avengers Initiative. Did we forget to mention that every character in this movie is a smokin’ hot dreamboat (with super powers)?? Yeah, just go see 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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First things first! We have some PSAs-

Right now we are selling some presale tickets for BYT & Capital Pride Present: WILDLIFE (with Amanda Lepore & JD Samson and just announced MS SUMMER CAMP) for the low low price of $15. We had a blast last year and tickets are selling super fast this year. Don’t hesitate… (really don’t – the cheap tickets are available while we’re writing this but they may not be by the time you’re reading this.)  Pride party! BYT! WildLife! June 8!

The long weekend is coming up and we are throwing an after-hours embassy party. BYT & La Maison Française are teaming up to bring you
Zou Bisou Bisou on May 26! Tickets for this enchanting French-kissing party French embassy party are available here!


Enjoy some live jazz while you laze about in the Smithsonian American Art Museum courtyard during Take Five! FREE Jazz Concert.

Stay around the mall and catch Song 1 at Hirshhorn. It is still running each evening and still SO worth it.

Preview the new vintage items before they hit the racks at Nana at the Modern Vintage Shop & Social.

Take CTRL of your night at Dahlak. Check out photos of the stunners in attendance last time here!

Milkman will be at Fillmore Silver Spring with XXXchange (Spank Rock) & Billy Van. Pro tip: He does a sick “Call Me Maybe” remix!


More pedal power! It’s Bike to Work Day 2012!

Both Friday and Saturday include shows that are part of the 1st Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival at the DC Center.

Go to Artisphere and see Washington Shakespeare Company’s take on The Bacchae, a tragic tale of rebellion versus conformity.

Beth Orton has an early show at U Street Music Hall. Sounds like a great way to start.

Preview the art of the Look3 Festival at FotoDC Fotospace… and enjoy the complimentary beer & wine.


Join your fellow yogis at Yoga on the Mall for some collective practice on Sylvan Theater Lawn. At least come for the opportunity to see a large number of people do downward dog all at the same time…

The Fiesta Asia Festival is going on all day between3rd and 6th on Pennsylvania Ave. It’s free!

DO NOT MISS Summer Camp appearing at the Town Drag Show! This is gonna be good.

Ottomania: A Transglobal Balkanic Dance Party is erupting at Zeba Bar.

Get nostalgic at DC9 with the 90’s dance party known as Peach Pit.

Flying Dog Day Roofdeck Official DC Launch Party is celebrating UnderDog Atlantic Lager being out in cans. Long story short there are lots of cheap Flying Dog beers at the Jack Rose roofdeck.

Show your appreciation for our the women girls in blue! BARE Police Appreciation night is at Cobalt.

Play mind games this weekend at Game Parlor: LGBT Game Night at Science Club!


This week we all remembered how much we looooove the POTUS. Celebrate the prez being awesome at Obama <3s the Gays Sunday School at Local 16!

Where The Girls Go and dj vANNIEty Kills present a preview of their monthly summer event. OverEasy Ladies Tea Dance is making your day much gayer and boozier over at Dodge City.

Schmekel is Brooklyn’s only 100% transgender, 100% Jewish, schtick-rock sensation and they are at Chief Ike’s tonight!

9:30 Club is hosting Soundbites, a benefit for DC Central Kitchen, and combination of some of the tastiest treats and best music DC has to offer.

Hey Ponies, why not follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook?

As always, if you need more, hit up AllCity!!