From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.
Superheroes, spandex, and speakeasies – sounds like a nice little weekend to me.
Friday, June 7
- There are literally a bajillion things going on this weekend around town in honor of the annual Capital Pride celebration, so be sure to check their website for the full list of events. Here are two good ones to help you get things started:
- A Night Out for Trevor, a fundraiser for The Trevor Project at the Palomar Hotel (2121 P Street NW) is being held tonight at 7 pm. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door, and include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and more.
- The SPANDEX superhero party sponsored by BYT is being thrown in the old Wonder Bread Factory (which is apparently a thing that exists at 641 S Street NW), and features a very special performance by Sharon Needles. The party starts at 9 pm, and tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.
Saturday, June 8
- If you’re looking for a no-duh, always fun thing to do this afternoon, be sure to check out the Capital Pride Parade (with grand marshal Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter), which starts at 4:30 pm at 22nd & P Streets NW, and then travels through Dupont and up 14th Street NW, from P to R streets.
- Nucky Thompson would approve of the Shaw Main Streets Roaring 20’s Bar Crawl, featuring stops at Bar7, The Passenger and other area watering holes. Check their website for full details and to get your tickets, which are $15.
- If Friday’s spandex party left you wanting another excuse to wear neon, look no further than Policy (1904 14th St NW) which is hosting an “Electric Brunch” from noon to 4 pm today. The $50 entry fee includes bottomless drinks, delish food, BOOZE GELATO and a rye whiskey tasting, and all proceeds benefit local nonprofit DC Greens.
Sunday, June 9
- Sample rare Israeli beer and wine and authentic Jewish cuisine today from 12 pm – 5 pm at Union Market (1309 5th St NE) during the [email protected] festival sponsored by the The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Admission is free and there will be live music and other family-friendly events happening throughout the day.
- Edward Cullen Ruined My Mother’s Love Life is just one of the 6 original 10-minute plays featured tonight in “Afterwards,” part of the annual Source Festival, which kicks off this weekend and runs throughout the month of June at the Source Theater (1835 14 St NW). Tickets for the 8 pm show are $20 or $15 for students and seniors.