Gay Best Weekend Bets: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Shona Fenner | Dec 22, 2011 | 2:00PM |

You already know what time of year it is. You already spent way too much money online buying presents for loved ones fantastic useless crap for yourself. You already blacked out after your work holiday party. You already started your vacation days. You already threw away your lame gift from secret Santa. You already want to make this holiday season GAY GAY GAY.

So keep lighting up your menorah until you stop getting gifts each night and hold on tight cuz Santa is coming to town! He knows you’ve been naughty this year. Lets keep it sexy and secular as we head on down to your gay best weekend bets of the holiday weekend.

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Friday 10/28
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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We know you “hate making plans” but there is this other holiday coming up…. New Years? Does that sound familiar? Since the world is ending in less than 365 days this will be the last NYE bash you can ever have like ever. That is why you should count on BYT to bring you the party that brings in 2012. BYT PRESENTS: DJS, BEER, AND BOOKS is probably going to sell out on boxing day so don’t freaking hesitate. It’s got JD Samson, Animal Collective, open bar, bands, and giant hamster balls. Don’t be stupid.

BYGays is going to award the area’s best in queer this, that, and the other thing. VOTE HERE to decide the outcome of the 1st Annual Ponies Choice Awards!!!


Here’s your chance to break out more than just ugly Christmas sweaters… put on your ugly Hanukkah hat, your ugly Kwanzaa thong, or your ugly old holiday pajama pants and ho ho hop on down to Sticky Rice for “Ugly Everything” Karaoke!

The holidays can get hot. Either by sitting too close to the radiator or by going to The Fab Lounge for this LGBT groove party. Tempted 2 Touch: XXXMAS EDITION is going on and I think you can get the general triple x idea just from the name of the party.


How about the 88 DC Holiday Party with all local talent and plenty of mistletoe? Its at Lamont Bishop Gallery (Moved to the back room of the 411 Warehouse) and is totally free (but you should bring some canned goods to donate to the food drive because that’s what good people do).

Ladies around Baltimore are going to want to hit up Lust- Holiday Style at Hippo for some mistletoe and dancing.

Oh, and the trusty Liberation Dance Party at DC9 is always a good bet.


Head one down to see The Anthology of Booty DJ crew at Black Cat for Backdoor!

The holidays can be down right funny. Good For The Jews: Putting the ‘HA’ in Hanukkah Tour at Jammin’ Java is going to make the holidays hilarious.


If you’re not celebrating the holiday with family or friends, join GLOE to help make the holiday brighter for others. You don’t have to be Jewish! Volunteers on December 25th will be painting the clinic at Mary’s Center in Admo (and also taking donations).

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