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22 April 2010, 11:30 am 37 Comments

Washington DC: DC Weekend Preview: The May Flowers Better Be Worth It Edition

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Happy not-quite-the-weekend-yet, DC-based TNG readers! I like to joke that “spring” in the District is that one week of mild weather between being buried under a blizzard and melting in swamp-levels of humidity. Well, it looks like next week might be that week, as the weather people are calling for rain pretty much from this weekend onward. I know rain is necessary for us to survive and yada yada, but, honestly I hate it. I don’t find rain romantic or delightfully melacholy, I find it inconvenient and annoying (related: I enjoy chasing teenagers off my lawn by shaking my cane at them). Anyway, below is a list of a few events that would be good options for getting out of the rain this weekend.

As always, if you know of an event coming up that you think your fellow TNG readers might enjoy, send the details to events@thenewgay.net and/or leave them in the comments below and we’ll get them on the calendar ASAP. Also, you can always find out about all kinds of DC-related events and stories by following the TNGDC Twitter feed.

Tonight

  • The National Academy of Sciences presents a poetry reading, featuring Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS, followed by a discussion on the social history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on our culture. Details: National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100, 7:00 p.m., Photo ID and reservations required, email cpnas@nas.edu or call 202-334-2415.

Friday

  • LesPartyGirl.com’s new women’s event with the latest hip hop and dance beats, Elevate, continues in Adams Morgan tonight. Details: The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th Street, NW, 9:00 p.m., 21+, No Cover.

Saturday

  • Rainbow Families DC and One in Ten present the DC screening of Preacher’s Sons at the Rainbow Families DC Conference. Details: Georgetown Day School High School Campus, 4200 Davenport Street, NW, 1:30 PM, $5, For more information contact info@rainbowfamiliesdc.org.
  • The 52 O Street Studios community hosts Open Studio 2010 for a rare peak into their process and creative influences. Meet the artists and discuss their work over refreshments, music and interactive activities. Details: 52 O Street Studios, 52 O Street, NW, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Free and open to the public.

Sunday

  • Show your support for gay theatre in DC and get a sneak preview of Ganymede Arts’ new show at their Naked Boys Singing fundraiser. Details: The Black Fox  Lounge, 1723 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Missed Open Studio 2010 on Saturday? Well, you get a second chance as the event continues on Sunday. Details: 52 O Street Studios, 52 O Street, NW, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Free and open to the public.

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