by Borderstan.com January 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,486 0

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From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Close to 200 people attended the third Wig Night Out Fundraiser on Saturday, January 28, at Level One restaurant. The event at 17th and R Streets NW raised almost $5,200 for the Point Foundation. All proceeds from the event benefited the foundation, which  provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

“We had the pleasure of raising our wigs, our wallets and even our glasses for an amazing organization, we hope to updo ourselves next year in another hair raiser of a fundraiser,” said Dito Sevilla, one of the Wig Night Out organizers.

The fundraiser has a simple requirement for attendees: Wear a wig and donate at least $10 to the Point Foundation. The event was held last year at Dito’s Bar (which raised more than $1,000), but was moved to the larger venue at Level One this year. The event is sponsored by a local group, The Supreme Wig Council.

The organizers said that based on the unexpectedly large and enthusiastic turnout and the enormous positive feedback, they are looking at ways to expand the event in 2013.

by Borderstan.com January 27, 2012 at 7:27 am 1,041 0

Wig Night Out, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos,

Photos from last year’s Wig Night Out at Dito’sBar. This year the event is at Level One on Saturday, January 28, 10 to 11:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the Point Foundation. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Supreme Wig Council is hosting its annual Wig Night Out this Saturday, January 28. Location is Level One restaurant, 17th and R Streets NW, from 10 to 11:30 pm. All proceeds from the event benefit the Point Foundation, which  provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

All you have to do is put on a wig (this isn’t a drag event!) and cough up a suggested donation of $10 (you can give more) and show up at Level One. Says the Supreme Wig Council, “This year’s Wig Night Out promises regular Joes in street clothes and outlandish wigs, all in an effort to raise money for scholarships for LGBT youth.”

There will also be a raffle and $4 drink specials, courtesy of Level One.

Last year’s event was at Dito’s Bar (beneath Floriana restaurant), but the event drew so many people that the Council moved the location to the larger Level One space this year.

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