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Silence at CPAC
Annual conservative confab returns to National Harbor minus much
overt anti-gay animus
Rick Santorum
by Justin Snow
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OR A GATHERING THAT
seeks to foster debate and chart
a path forward for the conserva-
tive movement, the silence on
gay issues at this years Conservative Polit-
ical Action Conference was deafening.
In the year since CPAC was last held
at the sprawling Gaylord National Resort
& Convention Center at National Har-
bor, Md., much has changed. Three Sen-
ate Republicans Rob Portman (Ohio),
Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski
(Alaska) have come out in support
of marriage equality. In 2013, same-sex
marriage was legalized in Rhode Island,
Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey,
Hawaii and Illinois. Same-sex nuptials
have resumed in California for the rst
time since 2008, after the Supreme Court
refused to hear arguments in the Proposi-
tion 8 case, and the federal governments
denition of marriage as between a man
and a woman has been struck down as
unconstitutional, subsequently leading
federal judges to strike down same-sex
marriage bans in six states and counting.
And the Employment Non-Discrimina-
tion Act (ENDA) passed the Senate with
the support of 10 Republicans the most
Senate Republican votes ever cast for a
piece of gay rights legislation.
The LGBT-equality movement is rid-
ing a wave of momentum it has never
experienced before, with many Republi-
cans and conservatives no longer walking
in lockstep on LGBT issues. A New York
Times/CBS News poll released late last
month found 40 percent of Republicans
believe it should be legal for same-sex cou-
ples to marry. But that reality and divide
was easy to miss on the stage at CPAC.
I think throughout CPAC, if Im
being polite, there has been a sensitiv-
ity toward gay issues, said Gregory T.
Angelo, executive director of Log Cabin
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cynical, a tiptoeing around gay issues.
Indeed, speaker after speaker and
presidential candidate after presidential
candidate took to the stage to articu-
late their messages to the conservative
movement over the three-day confer-
ence, March 6 to 8, with gay issues rare-
ly mentioned. When New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie, who was snubbed from
being invited to last years conference for
being too moderate, spoke about social
issues he framed them in the context
of abortion. (Christie upset some social
conservatives when he abandoned his
administrations legal ght against same-
sex marriage last year, thus leading to
same-sex nuptials in New Jersey.) Sen.
Ted Cruz (Texas), who introduced an
anti-gay marriage bill last month that
would defend his states right to regulate
marriage, articulated a tea party vision of
limited government focused largely on
federal spending and Obamacare.
That may be the interesting point,
what youre not hearing about a lot,
Grover Norquist, founder of Americans
for Tax Reform and a supporter of Log
Cabin Republicans, told Metro Weekly. I
think what has happened is anti-gay stuff
has dropped down to near zero. Theres
a separate debate on the nature of mar-
riage, whether its a secular or sacred
institution and what that all means. But
certainly the negative is way down and I
think thats healthy for the country and
the party.
But while the negative may have
diminished in 2014, it certainly hasnt
vanished.
Rick Santorum, who has run for presi-
dent with campaigns rmly planted in
social issues, told the audience he didnt
want to talk about redening marriage,
but about reclaiming marriage as a good
for society and celebrating how impor-
tant it is for our economy. From whom
marriage must be reclaimed Santorum
did not say, but it was easy enough to read
between the lines.
Ive been watching a little bit of whats
going on here at CPAC and I hear a lot of,
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GOProud was not invited back.
This year, were not on a panel and
we dont have a booth, which was our
choice, Hemminger said. But next year
we do hope to have a larger level of par-
ticipation and I hope to see a GOProud
supporter on a panel next year and that
will be another step forward.
But while GOProud works to repair its
relationship with the ACU board, groups
who have done little to rock the boat
have found themselves shut out as well.
Log Cabin Republicans sought to partici-
pate in a meaningful capacity, only to
receive no response from the ACU. They
told me everything they needed to with
their silence, said Angelo.
Whether or not this is something the
conservative movement directly address-
es or not, its something that must be
acknowledged at some point, whether its
at CPAC or whether its on the campaign
trail, he continued, speaking of same-
sex marriage and LGBT rights. One of
the important parts of CPAC is being able
to debate these issues as a family, and the
lack of any explicit discussion of these
issues at CPAC is something that I was
missing here and something I was disap-
pointed to see.
Although last years conference saw
a sparsely attended anti-gay marriage
panel featuring NOMs Brian Brown, and
a widely attended panel on gay inclu-
sion, no such panels were devoted to that
debate this year. The most the issue was
discussed was during a panel on social
conservatives vs. libertarians, which wit-
nessed widespread applause not only for
preventing government from dictating
certain beliefs on others, but also for
gay adoptions rather than single-parent
homes and putting children in institu-
tions. Just because you think people
ought to act a certain way doesnt mean
you want the government to require
We have to win. Now, we all know what
they mean. They actually mean, We have
to lose, Santorum said. We have to lose
those currently unfashionable stances on
cultural and limited-government issues
that have been proven over time to give
Americans the best chance for a healthy,
happy life.
Dr. Ben Carson, who linked same-sex
marriage to bestiality last year, told the
audience that gay people deserve the
same rights, but not extra rights to
redene marriage.
And among the various organizations
that erected booths at the conference
was the National Organization for Mar-
riage, as well as the American Society
for the Defense of Tradition, Family and
Property, which distributed pamphlets
depicting the group GOProud as a rain-
bow-colored beaver gnawing away at
the social leg of Ronald Reagans three-
legged stool representing the conserva-
tive movement.
Missing for the third year in a row,
however, was any ofcial presence
of gay conservatives. Although Matt
Bechstein and Ross Hemminger for-
mer GOProud interns who became part
of the organizations new leadership
team after the departure of GOProud
co-founders Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris
Barron were extended an invitation
to attend by CPACs organizers, the
American Conservative Union (ACU),
they did not sponsor the event or have a
booth present. GOProud participated in
CPAC in 2010 and 2011 to the protests
of social conservatives, but was kicked
out of the conference in 2012 after Bar-
ron labeled conservative attorney Cleta
Mitchell a nasty bigot and blamed
her for the decision by the Heritage
Foundation to remove itself from the
conference over GOProuds participa-
tion. Despite an apology from Barron,
them to be that, whether youre talking
about banning Big Gulps or same-sex
marriage, said Alexander McCobin, co-
founder and president of Students for
Liberty, to widespread applause.
At a panel on minority outreach, the
gay community was not once mentioned.
Part of me sees an element of fear
there. I think that its largely due to
a conservative movement still trying to
come to terms with the best language to
use when addressing these issues and the
messaging on this, said Angelo.
Lisa De Pasquale, who resigned from
GOProuds board along with Barron and
one other member after the organization
agreed to attend CPAC as guests of the
ACU, said playing nice will do nothing
to increase acceptance of gay conserva-
tives by CPAC organizers.
People have been working against
GOProud since before Chris or Jimmy
said anything. Certainly theyve had
sponsors in the past who have been criti-
cal of ACU, so why pick on the gays? said
De Pasquale. They seem to have a differ-
ent standard for GOProud just because
theyre gay.
Whether it went acknowledged at
CPAC or not, the conservative movement
is at a crossroads, with the old guard
and a younger generation increasingly at
odds over issues such as LGBT equality.
To me the big story is the leadership is
out of touch with the attendees and the
attendees dont necessarily know it, said
De Pasquale. But conservative leaders
will be forced to address that simmering
divide, either among movement-faithful
at an event like CPAC or among the
masses on the campaign trail.
Like it or not, gay conservatives
are here and here to stay, said Angelo.
They can either keep their heads in the
sand or acknowledge us as a formal part
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Stein Club Misses Endorsement
Among Democrats for mayor, Vincent Gray comes closest, yet four votes shy
by John Riley
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NCUMBENT MAYOR VINCE
Gray (D) fell four votes short of
securing the coveted endorsement of
the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club,
the citys largest LGBT political organiza-
tion, at a March 6 mayoral forum. He did,
however, get closer to that endorsement
than any of his challengers, and brought a
strong show of support to the forum venue,
D.C.s Metropolitan Community Church,
which was packed to capacity.
To win the endorsement for the April
1 Democratic primary, a candidate need-
ed 60 percent of all votes cast. On the
rst round of balloting, Gray earned 115
votes, well short of the 140 needed. But he
was signicantly ahead of his competitors:
Councilmembers Jack Evans (D-Ward 2),
with 56 votes; Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6),
with 28; Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), with
26; and Vincent Orange (D-At-Large),
with eight.
A runoff ballot narrowed to vote to
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dates are in an attempt to neutralize
Grays advantage as an incumbent popu-
lar among many in the citys LGBT com-
munity. Wells and Orange, in particular,
used the issues surrounding marijuana
decriminalization to try and set them-
selves apart from the other candidates,
with Wells criticizing the continued
criminalization of those who smoke mar-
ijuana in public and advocating eventual
legalization, and Orange pointing out the
need for legislation to reel in employers
who would use drug tests to turn away
job applicants.
By dint of their sheer size, the Gray
supporters at Thursdays forum con-
trolled the room for much of the debate,
occasionally booing Stein members who
spoke in favor of other candidates before
being shut down by the clubs presi-
dent, Angela Peoples, and Martin Garcia,
vice president for legislative and political
affairs. Overall, though, most remained
respectful.
Four years ago, in June of 2010, this
club endorsed Vincent Gray by 63.1 per-
cent over Mayor Fenty, said Paul Kunt-
zler, one of the Stein Clubs original co-
founders. As I assess the race, I believe
that Mayor Gray is going to win the
election, and I urge us to be part of that
winning ticket.
Longtime activist Peter Rosenstein
also endorsed Gray, saying he felt the city
was never better off than it is today,
and urging all those present to support
whoever the Democratic nominee is in
the general election. While the winner
of the Democratic mayoral primary is
expected to go on to win the seat in heav-
ily Democratic D.C., Rosensteins state-
ment hinted at the specter of a possible
candidacy by At-Large Councilmember
David Catania (I), seen to be a viable
Gray challenger in general-election polls.
Catania has said he will seek the mayors
ofce if Gray wins the primary.
This year, we do have an embarrass-
ment of riches, said transgender activist
Jeri Hughes. We have some great candi-
dates running for mayor. But, make no mis-
take, I am supporting Mayor Vincent Gray.
Other members, despite being in the
minority, expressed their support for
other candidates.
Christopher Dyer, who works on
behalf of the Bowser campaign, stood up
for his preferred candidate, saying: It
would be folly for me to not acknowledge
the work the mayor has done on our
behalf, but I think we need a mayor who
actually believes that One City is more
Gray and Evans alone. In this second
round, Gray won 112 votes, narrowly
missing the 60 percent threshold of 116.
Evans, meanwhile, won 74 votes. Eight
members voted for no endorsement.
With no candidate meeting the 60 per-
cent threshold, the Stein Club issued no
mayoral endorsement.
Throughout the evening, Gray sup-
porters, many wearing campaign stickers
on their shirts or jackets, were clearly
the largest bloc in attendance. When
Gray entered the church, news cam-
era crews in tow, his supporters began
chanting Four more years! Throughout
the forum, Gray received the loudest
cheers, though smaller groups of Evans
and Wells supporters showed enthusi-
asm for their respective candidates, as
well. Bowser, whose supporters were far
outnumbered, delivered the most pol-
ished responses and stayed within the
time limit for each question, while some
of the other candidates, including Gray,
chose to deliver stem-winders to ignite
the crowd, only to be cut off mid-speech
by the Stein Club moderators keeping
track of time limits.
During the course of the forum, can-
didates were asked about their records;
their ratings by the nonpartisan policy
group, the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alli-
ance (GLAA); the adequacy of the Met-
ropolitan Police Departments (MPD)
Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)
in combating hate crimes; whether they
would support the creation of afrming
housing options for LGBT elders; and
their stances on the decriminalization/
legalization of marijuana.
For Gray, as both the incumbent and
the presumptive favorite heading into
the Thursday evening forum, he largely
relied on his record of achievement on
LGBT issues, citing his shepherding of
marriage equality through the D.C. Coun-
cil as chairman in 2009; and his attempts
to help transgender residents through a
public-awareness campaign, job training
through the Department of Employment
Services Project Empowerment, and his
administrations policy of ensuring non-
discrimination in health care.
Evans, the longest serving council-
member among the ve mayoral candi-
dates, also touted his record of taking
pro-LGBT stances as far back as the
1990s, when it was not politically popu-
lar to do so. Bowser, Wells and Orange
emphasized their records of voting for
pro-LGBT legislation, and often pointed
out how LGBT-friendly all the candi-
than just putting logos on government
letterhead. So Im supporting Muriel.
Stein member Justin Becker threw his
support behind Jack Evans.
Im supporting Jack Evans because of
one word: dedication, Becker said. Jack
is a dedicated advocate for the LGBT
community, and has been since the begin-
ning of his political career. Jack has prov-
en his dedication to our community time
and time again, when he led the effort to
overturn D.C.s sodomy laws, supported
marriage equality in D.C., and advocated
and continues to advocate for fair
treatment for people with HIV/AIDS.
Ward 2 School Board member Jack
Jacobson also spoke on behalf of Evans,
emphasizing Evanss record and knowl-
edge of how to foster economic growth,
along with his support for education.
Stein Club member Paul Cooper spoke
on behalf of Wells, as did longtime activ-
ist Bob Summersgill. Both men focused
on Wellss record on ethics, contrasting
it with the Gray administration, which
has at times been overshadowed by fed-
eral investigations relating to Grays 2010
mayoral campaign.
All of the candidates tonight, they
are unimpeachable in terms of their sup-
port for LGBT issues, Cooper said. As
Democrats, though, we should also be
thinking about whos good for our party
and whos good for our city. And one
of the things we read most about in the
newspaper is the corruption that is tak-
ing place in our government. Weve lost
members of the Council, we have indict-
ments, we have that entire culture of cor-
ruption. And theres only one candidate
whos been a leader ghting for clean
campaigns and ethics reform. I hope
youll support Tommy Wells.
Following the second round of bal-
loting, Gray said that while he would
have loved to have won the Stein Clubs
endorsement, and believes his record
merits an endorsement, he will continue
to be an advocate for LGBT issues as, Its
the right thing to do. He also said he was
condent that he would win the majority
of LGBT votes in the primary.
Im disappointed that we didnt
make an endorsement, Peoples said. I
continue to think that the Stein Clubs
endorsement is important, and we think
that our members really are at the fore-
front of leadership in the Democratic
Party. I wish we would have been able
to endorse, but no matter what happens,
were going to be in full force in Novem-
ber in support of any Democrat. l
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DC FRONT RUNNERS running/walking/social
club welcomes all levels for exercise in a fun and
supportive environment, socializing afterward.
Meet 9:30 a.m., 23rd & P Streets NW, for a walk; or
10 a.m. for fun run. dcfrontrunners.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
ADVENTURING outdoors group hikes 7 moderate
miles, Silver Spring Metro into northern Rock
Creek Park. Bring beverages, lunch, bug spray, $2
trip fee. Contact Brett, brettytogo@yahoo.com, for
time. adventuring.org.
WEEKLY EVENTS
LGBT-inclusive ALL SOULS MEMORIAL
EPISCOPAL CHURCH celebrates Low Mass at 8:30
a.m., High Mass at 11 a.m. 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW.
202-232-4244, allsoulsdc.org.
DIGNITY WASHINGTON offers Roman Catholic
Mass for the LGBT community. 6 p.m., St.
Margarets Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW. All
welcome. Sign interpreted. dignitynova.org.
FRIENDS MEETING OF WASHINGTON meets for
worship, 10:30 a.m., 2111 Florida Ave. NW, Quaker
House Living Room (next to Meeting House on
Decatur Place), 2nd oor. Special welcome to
lesbians and gays. Handicapped accessible from
Phelps Place gate. Hearing assistance. quakersdc.org.
INSTITUTE FOR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT,
God-centered new age church & learning center.
Sunday Services and Workshops event. 5419 Sherier
Place NW. isd-dc.org.
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF REFORMATION invites
all to Sunday worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Childcare is
available at both services. Welcoming LGBT people for
25 years. 212 East Capitol St. NE. reformationdc.org
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF
NORTHERN VIRGINIA services at 11 a.m., led by
Rev. Onetta Brooks. Childrens Sunday School, 11
a.m. 10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax. 703-691-0930,
mccnova.com.
NATIONAL CITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, inclusive
church with GLBT fellowship, offers gospel worship,
8:30 a.m., and traditional worship, 11 a.m. 5 Thomas
Circle NW. 202-232-0323, nationalcitycc.org.
ST. STEPHEN AND THE INCARNATION, an
interracial, multi-ethnic Christian Community
offers services in English, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and
in Spanish at 5:15 p.m. 1525 Newton St. NW. 202-
232-0900, saintstephensdc.org.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF
SILVER SPRING invites LGBTQ families and
individuals of all creeds and cultures to join the
church. Services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. 10309 New
Hampshire Ave. uucss.org.
MONDAY, MARCH 17
Five NIH-afliated grad students offer HIVS
HIDING PLACE: Epigenetic Mechanisms Challenge
the Search for a Cure presentation. 7-9 p.m. The DC
PROJECT STRIPES hosts LGBT-afrming social
group for ages 11-24. 4-6 p.m. 1419 Columbia Road
NW. Tamara, 202-319-0422, layc-dc.org.
SMYALS REC NIGHT provides a social
atmosphere for GLBT and questioning youth,
featuring dance parties, vogue nights, movies and
games. catherine.chu@smyal.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
THE LATINO QUEER BILINGUAL WRITING
GROUP hosts monthly workshop. Writers of all
genres/experience welcome. 2-4 p.m. The DC
Center, 2000 14th NW, Suite 105. 202-682-2245,
thedccenter.org.
ADVENTURING outdoors group hikes 10 strenuous
miles, 2,400 feet elevation gain on Signal Knob
overlooking Strasburg, Va. Bring beverages, lunch,
bug spray, sturdy boots, about $22/fees, plus money
for dinner. Carpool 8:30 a.m., East Falls Church
Metro Kiss & Ride lot. Devon, usblackwolf@ymail.
com. adventuring.org.
CHRYSALIS arts & culture holds annual meeting
for elections/planning. All welcome. 7 p.m. Contact
Craig, 202-462-0535, craighowell1@verizon.net,
for venue.
Academy of Washington hosts MISS GAYE
UNIVERSE DC BALL. Doors 3 p.m., pageant 4 p.m.
$20, $15 for members. Town, 2009 8th St. NW.
thewashingtonacademy.com.
WEEKLY EVENTS
ANDROMEDA TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH
offers free HIV testing, 9-5 p.m., and HIV
services (by appointment). 202-291-4707 or
andromedatransculturalhealth.org.
BET MISHPACHAH, founded by members of the
LGBT community, holds Saturday morning Shabbat
services, 10 a.m., followed by kiddush luncheon.
Services in DCJCC Community Room, 1529 16th St.
NW. betmish.org.
BRAZILIAN GLBT GROUP, including others
interested in Brazilian culture, meets. For location/
time, email braziliangaygroup@yahoo.com.
DC AQUATICS CLUB (DCAC) practice session at
Marie Reed Aquatic Center, 2200 Champlain St.
NW. 8-9:30 a.m. swimdcac.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
WEEKLY EVENTS
DC LAMBDA SQUARES gay and lesbian square-
dancing group features mainstream through
advanced square dancing at the National City
Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, 7-9:30 p.m.
Casual dress. 301-257-0517, dclambdasquares.org.
The DULLES TRIANGLES Northern Virginia social
group meets for happy hour at Sheraton in Reston,
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, second-oor bar, 7-9
p.m. All welcome. dullestriangles.com.
HIV TESTING at Whitman-Walker Health. The
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. At the Max Robinson Center, 2301
MLK Jr. Ave. SE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 202-745-
7000. Visit whitman-walker.org.
IDENTITY offers free and condential HIV testing
in Gaithersburg, 414 East Diamond Ave., and in
Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411.
Walk-ins 2-6 p.m. For appointments other hours,
call Gaithersburg, 301-300-9978, or Takoma Park,
301-422-2398.
WOMENS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE for young
LBTQ women, 13-21, interested in leadership
development. 5-6:30 p.m. SMYAL Youth Center, 410
7th St. SE. 202-567-3163, catherine.chu@smyal.org.
US HELPING US hosts a Narcotics Anonymous
Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3636 Georgia Ave. NW.
The group is independent of UHU. 202-446-1100.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
WEEKLY EVENTS
METROHEALTH CENTER offers free, rapid HIV
testing. Appointment needed. 1012 14th St. NW,
Suite 700. 202-638-0750.
BET MISHPACHAH, founded by members of the
GLBT community, holds Friday night Shabbat
services followed by oneg social hour. 8-9:30 p.m.
Services in DCJCC Community Room, 1529 16th St.
NW. betmish.org.
HIV TESTING at Whitman-Walker Health,
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. 202-745-7000, whitman-walker.org.
Metro Weeklys Community Calendar highlights important events in
the D.C.-area LGBT community, from alternative social events to
volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by email to
calendar@MetroWeekly.com. Deadline for inclusion is noon
of the Friday before Thursdays publication. Questions about
the calendar may be directed to the Metro Weekly ofce at
202-638-6830 or the calendar email address.
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KARING WITH INDIVIDUALITY (K.I.) SERVICES,
at 3333 Duke St., Alexandria, offers free rapid HIV
testing and counseling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-823-4401.
SMYAL offers free HIV Testing, 3-5 p.m., by
appointment and walk-in, for youth 21 and younger.
Youth Center, 410 7th St. SE. 202-567-3155,
testing@smyal.org.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR LGBTQ YOUTH ages 13-21
meets at SMYAL, 410 7th St. SE, 5-6:30 p.m. Cathy
Chu, 202-567-3163, catherine.chu@smyal.org.
METROHEALTH CENTER offers free, rapid HIV
testing. Appointment needed. 1012 14th St. NW,
Suite 700. 202-638-0750.
US HELPING US hosts a support group for black
gay men 40 and older. 7-9 p.m., 3636 Georgia Ave.
NW. 202-446-1100.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
BOOKMEN DC informal mens gay-literature
group discusses The Lost Library: Gay Fiction
Rediscovered. 7:30 p.m. AFSA, 2101 E St. NW. All
welcome. bookmendc.blogspot.com.
THE TOM DAVOREN SOCIAL BRIDGE CLUB
meets for Social Bridge. No reservations or partner
needed. All welcome. 7:30 p.m. Dignity Center, 721
8th St. SE. For information or a partner,
301-345-1571.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18
WEEKLY EVENTS
ASIANS AND FRIENDS weekly dinner in Dupont/
Logan Circle area, 6:30 p.m. afwash@aol.com,
afwashington.net.
Whitman-Walker Healths GAY MENS HEALTH
AND WELLNESS/STD CLINIC opens at 6 p.m.,
1701 14th St. NW. Patients are seen on walk-in basis.
No-cost screening for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and
chlamydia. Hepatitis and herpes testing available
for fee. whitman-walker.org.
HIV TESTING at Whitman-Walker Health. D.C.:
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St.
NW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. At the Max Robinson Center,
2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For an
appointment call 202-745-7000. Visit whitman-
walker.org.
THE HIV WORKING GROUP of THE DC CENTER
hosts Packing Party, where volunteers assemble
safe-sex kits of condoms and lube. 7 p.m., Green
Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW. thedccenter.org.
IDENTITY offers free and condential HIV testing
in Gaithersburg, 414 East Diamond Ave., and in
Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411.
Walk-ins 2-6 p.m. For appointments other hours,
call Gaithersburg at 301-300-9978 or Takoma Park
at 301-422-2398.
Center, 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. 202-682-2245,
thedccenter.org.
WEEKLY EVENTS
The DC Center hosts COFFEE DROP-IN FOR THE
SENIOR LGBT COMMUNITY. 10 a.m.-noon. 2000
14th St. NW. 202-682-2245, thedccenter.org.
GETEQUAL meets 6:30-8 p.m. at Quaker House,
2111 Florida Ave. NW. getequal.wdc@gmail.com.
KARING WITH INDIVIDUALITY (K.I.) SERVICES,
3333 Duke St., Alexandria, offers free rapid HIV
testing and counseling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-823-4401.
WASHINGTON WETSKINS Water Polo Team
practices 7-9 p.m. Takoma Aquatic Center, 300
Van Buren St. NW. Newcomers with at least basic
swimming ability always welcome. Tom, 703-299-
0504, secretary@wetskins.org, wetskins.org.
HIV TESTING at Whitman-Walker Health. D.C.:
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St.
NW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. At the Max Robinson Center,
2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For an
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METROHEALTH CENTER offers free, rapid HIV
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14th St. NW, Suite 700. 202-638-0750.
ANDROMEDA TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH
offers free HIV testing, 9-5 p.m., and HIV
services (by appointment). 202-291-4707,
andromedatransculturalhealth.org.
AD LIB, a group for freestyle conversation, meets
about 7:45 p.m., covered-patio area of Cosi, 1647
20th St. NW. All welcome. Jamie, 703-892-8567.
DC AQUATICS CLUB (DCAC) practice session at
Marie Reed Aquatic Center, 2200 Champlain St.
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whitman-walker.org.
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Windows Bar above Dupont Italian Kitchen, 1637
17th St. NW. Carl, 703-573-8316.
THURSDAY, MARCH 20
DOD PRIDE hosts happy hour for Pentagon LGBT
personnel, including civilians. 5-7 p.m. Freddies
Beach Bar, 555 South 23rd St., Arlington. info@
dodpride.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 21
Mayors Ofce of GLBT Affairs presents SHEROES
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THE CRIMEAN
Peninsula is an
a u t o n o m o u s
republic within
Ukraine, and the
home to the Rus-
sian Black Sea
Fleet, in Sevasto-
pol, in accordance
with a bilateral
Ukrainian-Russian agreement.
And for LGBT people from all over
the former Soviet Union, Crimea is
important because of Simeiz, the rst
and only gay resort anywhere in the
former USSR. Its a small town at the
southern tip of the eastern coast of
Crimea. The rst nude beach was
founded here in 1950s, and the gay
fame of Simeiz goes as far back as to
the 70s when homosexuality was still
criminally prosecuted and hundreds
of Soviet gays were jailed each year.
Today, thousands of gay travelers come
here to relax and play every summer.
I was there twice, in 2002 and 2012,
and was planning to return soon with
my husband. Im not sure now if thats
going to be possible.
On Feb. 26, I happened to be in
my hometown of Gomel, Belarus, on
the border with Ukraine, when clashes
were reported in Crimea between sup-
porters of the so-called EuroMaydan
protests that resulted in the ousting of
President Viktor Yanukovych and cre-
ation of an interim central government.
Buildings belonging to local authori-
ties across Crimea were simultaneously
seized by armed groups. Meanwhile, a new
regional administration opposed to the
interim central Ukrainian authority was
formed in Simferopol, Crimeas capital.
This new Crimean entity is putting
forth a March 16 referendum on the
regions status and accession to Russia.
The last few days have seen a grow-
ing number of threats and intimidation
of human-rights monitors, independent
observers, journalists and pro-Ukraini-
an protestors in Crimea.
On Feb. 26, the Russian LGBT Net-
work condemned the possibility of Rus-
sian forces seizing military control over
Crimea. Later, controversial activist
Nikolai Alekseev of GayRussia applaud-
ed the Russian military intervention in
Crimea on his Facebook page.
The same day, Gay Alliance-Ukraine
released a statement expressing full
support for revolutionary changes in
our country since we believe that under
the overthrown pro-Russian regime
Ukrainian LGBT movement would not
have had a future.
That statement concludes: We
appeal to some of our pro-Russian col-
leagues asking them not to speculate on
the pain of Ukrainians to pursue their
own political or public image goals.
There has been no reaction from
the Belarusian LGBT movement so
far. Being a member of Amnesty Inter-
national for the last 19 years, I fully
share the approach of my organization
that takes no position on the legality or
moral basis of the use of armed force or
on military interventions.
Amnesty International is concerned
that both the Russian and Ukraini-
an authorities should respect human
rights at all times. In this atmosphere
of growing tensions and conicting
allegations, there is an urgent need for
international human rights monitors,
as well as for an independent fact-
nding mission in Crimea as well as
in other parts of Ukraine where ten-
sions remain high. Such a mission has
been proposed by a number member
states in the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),
but is reportedly opposed by Russia
and the new de facto authorities in
Simferopol loyal to them.
For the sake of everyone in the
region, my wish is that human-rights
monitors are in all affected areas imme-
diately.
Viachaslau Slava Bortnik, a
Belarusian, is a D.C.-based human-rights
activist and Amnesty International
USA country specialist for Belarus,
Moldova and Ukraine. Email him at
amnesty_by@gmx.net. l
A Wish for Ukraine
As tensions simmer in Crimea, one gay activist calls for
calm and human-rights monitors
LGBTOpinion
by Viachaslau Slava Bortnik
METROWEEKLY.COM MARCH 13, 2014
I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE CATHO-
lic Church since I rst argued with a nun at
St. Catherine Labour Elementary School
in 1962. I dont recall being smacked with
a ruler, but Sister Mary Margaret gave
intimidating glares.
I remembered her, and the scorn of
the parishs Monsignor W. Joyce Russell
toward liberal priests during 1968s uproar
over the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae,
when I helped win D.C. marriage equality over objections by the
Archdiocese of Washington several decades later. The Archdio-
cese wanted various exemptions enabling them, for example, to
receive government contracts for adoption services while turn-
ing away gay couples. They lost. They then withdrew from pub-
lic adoption services and were replaced by another contractor.
Those past battles came to mind last week with the news that
Mark Zmuda, the vice principal red last year from a Seattle-
area Catholic school after marrying his same-sex partner, has
led an employment-discrimination lawsuit against the school
and the Seattle Archdiocese.
Zmuda is unlikely to win his case. The U.S. Supreme court
unanimously upheld the ministerial exception to nondiscrim-
ination laws in its 2012 decision in Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran
Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis-
sion. Chief Justice Roberts cited a string of rulings going back
to 1872.
Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has a constitutional right
to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree
with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First
Amendment. It does not, in my view, give a baker or a photog-
rapher the right to refuse service to a customer (this is being
litigated), but it does protect a church in its core religious func-
tions. That does not mean the church is entitled to discriminate
using public funds.
President Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists
in 1802 that the First Amendment built a wall of separation
between Church & State. That wall has taken a battering in the
ensuing centuries, yet it persists, and it protects those on both
sides.
Leah Ward Sears and David Blankenhorn write in Time,
Does any religious conviction justify denying lesbians and gays
a basic legal promise of non-discrimination in hiring, public
accommodations, and housing? Surely the answer to this ques-
tion is no. Blankenhorn was a witness for the anti-gay side in
the Proposition 8 trial. He has had a change of heart, and now
supports civil marriage equality.
Our ght is not over, but we are winning. The fact that our
opponents overreach by seeking to extend faith-based discrimi-
nation into the public square with conscience clauses and the
like does not mean that we should reciprocate by telling reli-
gious organizations whom they can and cannot re.
Neither need we be silent. Francis DeBernardo, execu-
tive director of New Ways Ministry, writes of those who red
Zmuda, Though they may have had a legal right to re Zmuda,
did they stop to think what lesson they would be sending to stu-
dents with such an action? The outspoken defense of Zmuda by
his former students is the latest example of Catholic laity heed-
ing their well-formed consciences over the knee-jerk dictates
of bishops.
People of faith, from high school students to dissident clergy,
are waging the ght for gay-afrming policies from within their
denominations. That is where that part of the ght should be
waged. Gays Not Welcome signs should no more be allowed
in shop windows than Blacks Not Welcome signs; on the other
hand, All Are Welcome signs outside houses of worship must
be placed there by the religious groups themselves, not imposed
by the state. I have the Constitution and the ACLU on my side,
and if you ght us on this point we will win. Holler all you want.
The First Amendment is a sturdy thing.
Richard J. Rosendall is a writer and activist. He can be reached at
rrosendall@starpower.net. l
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The Right To Be Wrong
Separation of church and state works both ways
by Richard J. Rosendall
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As executive director,
Chase Maggiano has
bold ideas for building on GMCWs
strong, harmonious history
by Doug Rule
Photography by Todd Franson
Makeup by Emerito Amaro-Carambot
Costumes by Nicolas Baker
Mother Abbess played by Montario Hill
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As executive director,
Chase Maggiano has
bold ideas for building on GMCWs
strong, harmonious history
by Doug Rule
Photography by Todd Franson
Makeup by Emerito Amaro-Carambot
Costumes by Nicolas Baker
Mother Abbess played by Montario Hill
SPRING ARTS PREVIEW
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B
ACH IS MY FAVORITE COMPOSER, HANDS
down, Chase Maggiano says, when asked
what he listens to in his spare time. But in
addition to baroque Bach and Tchaikovksy, his
favorite Romantic, Maggiano cops to more cur-
rent sounds. I also like Top 40, he says. Its
fun, and thats what music should be, right?
Maggiano is executive director of the Gay Mens Chorus of
Washington, so it would be unusual if he didnt like pop music.
Yeah, our chorus can get away with doing the fun, poppy stuff,
he says, adding that his pitch when reaching out to other local,
classically minded arts organizations, exploring future collabo-
rations, is, Come let your hair down with us.
Oftentimes, the best way to let your hair down with the Gay
Mens Chorus is by donning a wig. For example, take Maggianos
description of this weekends chorus offering, Von Trapped.
Think of the Mother Abbess in drag, or a six-foot Gretl,
he suggests. Its a hilarious, smart, gay parody of The Sound of
Music. Were back to our campy roots.
Leading a gay arts organization isnt exactly the career path
Maggiano thought he might pursue. As a teenager in Vienna, Va.,
he traveled to Germany, Brazil and Argentina playing violin with
a small local orchestra. But Maggiano who, incidentally, is not
related to the American-Italian restaurant of the same name
opted for a career outside of the arts. I didnt want to make my
bread and butter doing something that I loved so much, he says.
So I just decided in high school to leave music as an avocation.
But after a few years post-college working in Virginias high-
tech eld, Maggiano got the arts itch. He spent a couple years
exploring, including a gig in the pit orchestra for a national tour
of South Pacic. Eventually, he decided arts management would
be a good t. Now 30, Maggiano came to the chorus after a stint
fundraising and managing programs for the Washington Per-
forming Arts Society.
When asked if he enjoys fundraising, Maggiano responds
vividly. If theres something Im passionate about, like music
and equality, then Ill spill my blood on the oor for it. Hell
also apparently devote every ber of his being to it, at least at the
start. Lets just say Im married to my job. Its a very busy year.
Only six months into his rst year, Maggiano is certainly
red up by the choruss prospects. GMCW is one of the largest
choruses by size in D.C., widely regarded as the choral capital of
the country. And the 33-year-old organization is also one of the
largest and most successful choruses in the national gay choral
movement. Much of the choruss success can be attributed to
Jeff Buhrman, who will step down after 14 seasons as GMCWs
artistic director. A search for Buhrmans replacement is in its
beginning stages.
Once a new artistic director has been selected, Maggiano
intends to build on the choruss strong track record in part by
working with more arts groups, and performing at more venues,
around Washington.
I want to actually share directors and share repertoire and
share stages, he says, rattling off a few of his bold ideas. To
kind of come together as a whole city to say, Were all here
to sing in support of equality for everybody. We cant do that
sitting alone in isolation on stage. We really need to reach into
other communities.
For the record, Maggiano doesnt sing himself. I studied
voice in college, and I know what to listen for, he explains. My
instruments just not very good.
Hes better suited to championing those with better
instruments. And championing the chorus is something he
seems to relish, even down to every last concert, such as the
final offering this season, A Gay Mans Guide to Broadway.
This May show-tunes revue finds the chorus performing at
the Kennedy Center and with a special guest, Tony Award-
winner Laura Benanti.
But in many ways its conceived as a toast to the departing
artistic director Jeff Buhrman. Says Maggiano, This concert is
really his baby. Its an opportunity to really celebrate Jeff and his
great work with the chorus.
The Gay Mens Chorus of Washington performs Friday, March
14, and Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 16, at 3
p.m. Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University,
730 21st St. NW. Tickets are $59. Call 202-293-1548 or
visit lisner.org or gmcw.org. l
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NEED FOR SPEED We kick off our list
with a lm based on an incredibly popu-
lar series of video games. Great start, no?
Look, its a lm about cars with a thin plot
weaved in between the driving sequences.
Aaron Paul cashes in on his Breaking Bad
notoriety in a movie that will please the
Fast and the Furious crowd, wholl drive
their pimped out 90s Honda Civics to see
it and likely love every minute. (3/14)
VERONICA MARS Fans of the canceled
CW series Veronica Mars wanted a lm
so badly they paid for it themselves. One
year after the most successful Kickstarter
funding campaign in history and seven
years after the show went off the air,
Kristen Bell and company return in this
noir drama, which will feature copious
amounts of fanservice. Good or bad, it
doesnt matter its a success story bet-
ting the digital age. (3/14)
B
LOCKBUSTER SEASON NEARS, AND FOR EVERY WEB-
slinger, mutant and giant lizard, there seems to be fare more
intimate and potentially interesting a sex-hungry woman,
terminally ill teenagers in the thrall of romance, a bear fam-
ily making its way across Alaskan tundra. There are also Muppets, dragons,
Greek gods, biblical legends and Jon Hamm. So, something for everyone.
BAD WORDS Oh, Jason Bateman. Your
lm career has never quite matched the
brilliance of playing Michael Bluth. Per-
haps, then, starring in a lm youre also di-
recting will improve matters? Bad Words,
about a middle-aged man who uses a loop-
hole to enter a spelling bee, could be just
the success Arrested Development fans
have been hoping for. Come on! (3/14)
MUPPETS MOST WANTED Dear Gods of
Film: Please, please, please dont let this
suck. The Muppets comeback was so bril-
liant I dont think I could handle a lacklus-
ter sequel. Trailers and synopses point to
an absolute train wreck, but I have faith.
(3/21)
DIVERGENT I feel like the only one who
had never heard of Divergent, the young-
adult novel set in near future where soci-
ety is divided into ve factions as deter-
mined by their personalities. No matter,
as its now an $80 million blockbuster
starring Kate Winslet as the head of one
faction who is intent on destroying all di-
vergents, those who dont t into any one
category. Finally, I can be that person who
sees the lm instead of reading the book.
(3/21)
NYMPHOMANIAC: PART 1 Dont let Shia
LaBeoufs current bout of insanity stop
you from seeing Nymphomaniac. It follows
one womans erotic journey from birth to
age 50, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac
Joe. Featuring un-simulated sex, the lm
is a two-ngered salute to slut-shaming
so probably not one to take your mother
to see. (3/21)
NOAH Russell Crowe takes the lead in
this fantasy epic based on the biblical tale
of Noah. With a huge budget, all-star cast
and copious amounts of CGI, its typical
pre-summer blockbuster fare. God wasnt
given a token producers credit, but hes
likely too busy looking after Matthew Mc-
Conaughey to notice. (3/28)
SABOTAGE Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Guns. Explosions. Action thriller. That
should be enough to make up your mind
on this one. (3/28)
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Superhero season kicks off with the sequel
to 2011s Captain America. Come for Chris
Evans (or Scarlett Johansson), stay for the
popcorn-friendly, big-budget thrills typi-
cal of Marvels cinema offerings. (4/4)
RIO 2 With above-average reviews and
above-average box ofce returns, some-
one at Blue Sky Studios thought animated
lm Rio worthy of a second outing. Good
for them, but I still wont be watching.
(4/11)
ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS Very little has
been leaked or shown of this comedy,
starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy,
Naomi Watts and Chris ODowd. That cast
alone, though, should be enough to pique
your interest. The screenplay, about a boy
whose parents have recently divorced
striking up a friendship with his war-vet-
eran neighbor, was rumored to be one of
Hollywoods best unproduced lms, but
well have to wait and see. (4/11)
TRANSCENDENCE Christopher Nolans
cinematographer steps behind the camera
for the rst time with this sci- thriller
starring Johnny Depp and Morgan Free-
man. Depp plays a researcher intent on
creating the rst sentient machine. He
incurs the wrath of extremists opposed to
technological advancement. Maybe they
just really like Windows XP? (4/18)
BEARS Disneynature gets ready to make
us laugh, cry and squeal like delighted
children with a documentary that follows
the lives of a mother and her cubs over the
course of a year in Alaskas wilderness. Its
going to be breathtaking, and arrives in
theaters in time for Earth Day. (4/18)
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL No, it isnt. Thats
the skepticism facing Colton Burpo, who
wakes up from emergency surgery and
shares details on the procedure and his
family history that he claims to have
learned by visiting heaven. Based on the
best-selling Christian novel, Greg Kinnear
stars as Coltons father, navigating his
family through the drama of coming to
terms with their religious beliefs. For non-
believers, Neil deGrasse Tysons Cosmos:
A Spacetime Odyssey airs April 20 on TV.
(4/18)
WALK OF SHAME Elizabeth Banks is in-
credibly watchable. That alone should
help this comedy rise up from what seems
like a rather middling premise. Banks
stars as a reporter stranded in downtown
L.A. after a one-night stand, who has eight
hours to reach a job interview with no ID,
car or phone. Lets hope the walk is all
thats shameful about this lm. (4/25)
THE OTHER WOMAN Cameron Diaz teams
up with Leslie Mann and Kate Upton to
seek revenge on her boyfriend, who tran-
spires to be Manns wife and whos also
Uptons lover. Theyre all the other wom-
an... get it? (4/25)
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 If this sequel
follows the trajectory of the Sam Raimi-
directed Spider-Man trilogy, it will be
even better than the rst, while the sec-
ond sequel, due in 2016, will be more The
Mediocre and Uncomfortably Awkward
Spider-Man. Presumably, theyll avoid
calling the third sequel, greenlit for 2018,
The Rather Shit Spider-Man, but you never
know.
NEIGHBORS Rose Byrne and Seth Ro-
gen are new parents. Theyre young, they
want to go out, but all that baby stuff is
cramping their style. What could make
things worse? Why, a fraternity moving in
next door, thats what! Okay, so the prem-
ise sounds cringe-inducing, but the actual
lm looks to be a pretty decent R-rated
comedy. Zac Efron gets shirtless a lot, if
thats your thing. (5/9)
GODZILLA If your mind immediately
jumped to a hulking dinosaur stamped-
ing through Japan, please leave. Your
outdated references have no place in this
modern reimagining of the oft-told tale.
Anyone remember the 1998 lm of the
same name? No? Okay, then this is prob-
ably for you. Expect all the CGI destruc-
tion you could possibly want as this giant
beast stomps its way past the $160 million
budget. (5/16)
MILLION DOLLAR ARM Jon Hamm is all the
reason you need to see this. I think theres
a really uplifting and inspiring true story
about a sports agent recruiting Indian
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cricketers to play Major League Baseball,
but Im not sure as I was too busy looking
at Jon Hamm. Did I mention Jon Hamm is
in it? Jon Hamm. (5/16)
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST This lm
carries a lot on its mutant shoulders. At-
tempting to be a sequel to X-Men: The Last
Stand and X-Men: First Class, itll also fol-
low-on from Wolverine. How is this pos-
sible? Time travel, of course! Present day
Wolverine travels to the 60s, and meets
the gang from First Class in an attempt
to stop a war occurring in both timelines
which threatens to destroy mutants.
Heavy stuff, but theres an incredible cast
on offer here, so it should be pretty decent
watching. (5/23)
BLENDED When Drew Barrymore and
Adam Sandler team up for a comedy, you
know its going to be incredible. Said no
one, ever. (5/23)
MALEFICENT - Yes. Angelina Jolie takes on
the role of one of Disneys most formida-
ble antagonists, Malecent, who cursed
Princess Aurora to die by the prick of a
spinning wheels spindle. A live-action re-
imagining of the original animated tale, it
will follow the chain of events that led to
Malecents pure heart turning to stone.
Jolie was reportedly so scary in full make-
up that only her own daughter was able to
play young Princess Aurora, as she wasnt
frightened of her mother. This is going to
be good. (5/30)
A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST - Fam-
ily Guy, American Dad, Ted. All good. The
Cleveland Show. Bad. Dads. Atrocious. A
slice of Seth MacFarlanes canon, but it
shows that his content can vary greatly in
quality. A Million Ways to Die in the West
could be a golden nugget, it could be horse
droppings. (5/30)
EDGE OF TOMORROW Tom Cruise will run
a lot, that much we can be sure of. This
sci- action lm is a bit like Groundhog
Day, in that its main character is stuck in
a time loop, forced to repeat each day. It
slightly differs from Bill Murrays com-
edy in that Cruise repeats his last day in
a battle between humanity and aliens.
Okay, it differs quite a lot. Still, its a nice,
CGI-lled take on the old humanity is
dooooooomed humans vs. aliens premise
of many sci- lms. (6/6)
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Hazel, a 16-year-
old cancer patient, meets and falls in love
with 17-year-old amputee and cancer sur-
vivor Augustus at a support group for chil-
dren living with cancer. Be ready to cry in
front of strangers. (6/6)
22 JUMP STREET Sequel to surprise hit
21 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum
and double-Academy Award nominee Jo-
nah Hill. (No, we didnt think wed ever
write that, either.) Expect more R-rated
antics as the duo nd themselves under-
cover at a local college. (6/13)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Ill go
ahead and say it, How to Train Your Drag-
on is my favorite non-Disney/Pixar ani-
mated lm. The original had everything:
humor, heart, action and it was beautifully
animated and scored. I didnt want Uni-
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versal to turn it into a cash cow, but here
we are. I hope its as brilliant as the rst
one. If not, Im taking my pitchfork and
torch to L.A. (6/13)
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Blah
blah, Michael Bay, blah blah, big explo-
sions, blah blah, CGI, blah. (6/27)
TAMMY Melissa McCarthy, whos lost
her job and found her husband cheating
on her, hits the road with her profane, al-
coholic grandmother, played by Susan Sa-
randon. Not quite Thelma and Louise, but
well take it. (7/4)
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES This
will mark the eighth lm in the Planet
of the Apes franchise, proving above all
else that when theres nothing original
to make, Hollywood will beat that dead
horse for every last cent. (7/18)
JUPITER ASCENDING Mila Kunis, star-
ring in a big-budget sci- lm, written and
directed by the Wachowskis. Something
about this all sounds very good. Kunis
is a lowly janitor, discovered to have the
same genetic make-up as the Queen of the
Universe. This makes her a prime target
for assassination, and this lm a prime
launchpad for more Mila Kunis in our
theatres. (7/25)
HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS Dwayne
Johnson stars as Hercules, Zeus and
Achilles in this lm centered on the Gre-
cian demi-god (Hercules, not Johnson).
Its like The Nutty Professor, but with more
death and classical references. (7/25)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY A lm with a
premise so fantastic its a wonder Disney
greenlit production, but Im glad they did.
Chris Pratt takes the lead (with his new,
rippling torso in a supporting role) as Pe-
ter Quill, who nds himself hunted after
stealing an orb coveted by the lms an-
tagonist, Ronan. Quill, along with Groot, a
tree-like humanoid; Rocket, a genetically
engineered raccoon; Drax the Destroyer,
a muscular warrior; and Gamora, a bright
green former-associate of Ronan. Togeth-
er, theyll save the galaxy and well all
have a true spectacle to behold. (8/1)
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Will the same
bored housewives who loved the saucy
novels be willing to watch the lm? Who
cares? They forced the beautifully scruffy
Jamie Dornan to shave for his role as
Christian Grey, so Im already out. (8/1)
THE GIVER Stop chuckling at the title.
This is a very serious lm based on an
award-winning book, and stars Mer-
yl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It follows
12-years-old Jonas, who lives in a utopian
society free from racism, sickness or con-
ict. However, he gradually learns that his
world is a dystopia, one devoid of emo-
tional depth the price paid long ago for
a seemingly perfect society. (8/15)
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR The sequel
to 2005s Sin City features an incredible
cast, and takes its inspiration from the
second book in Frank Millers series of
graphic novels. Several characters return
from the original lm, while newcomers
such as Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Joseph
Gordon-Levitt and Lady Gaga round out
the rest of the cast. Fans of the rst lms
slick visual style will likely nd much to
love. (8/22)
THE LOFT We end our list with a pretty
good pick. The Loft is a remake of a Belgian
lm of the same name, and follows ve
married friends who share an upmarket
loft apartment. They each use the space
to meet and sleep with their mistresses,
until the body of a murdered woman is
discovered in the bed. The mens lives un-
ravel as they accuse each other and those
around them of the murder, with the lm
utilizing ashbacks to tease the plot to its
end. An interesting concept lets hope it
doesnt join the list of remakes that were
inferior in every way to the lm that pre-
ceded them. Hollywood has a lot of them.
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ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, Md.
301-634-2270
adventuretheatre-mtc.org
THE JUNGLE BOOK - Based on the story by
Rudyard Kipling, follow the adventures
of boy-cub Mowgli and his animal pals
(4/4-5/25) PINKALICIOUS - A girl with an
afnity for pink cupcakes turns pink from
head to toe and surprisingly does not
launch a pop music career (6/20-8/31)
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HE THEATRE SEASON MAY BE HALF OVER, BUT THAT DOESNT
mean there isnt plenty left to see on D.C. stages, starting with the Ken-
nedy Center, whose impressive World Stages: International Theater
Festival kicked off this week (see page 44). If you desire some political
high drama, head over to Arena for Camp David. Crave a bit of sexual rompery?
No Rules is happily going Boeing Boeing. Fancy a little Falstaff? Shakespeare is
presenting both Henrys in rep. What about a macabre musical? Look no further
than Signatures Threepenny Opera. Are foul-mouthed puppets your thing? Olney
takes us for a spin on Avenue Q. And for those who crave a silence with their
Shakespeare, Synetic is reviving its acclaimed Hamlet. Prepare to be thespianized.
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AMERICAN CENTURY THEATER
Gunston Theater II
2700 South Lang St.
Arlington
703-998-4555
americancentury.org
OH DAD, POOR DAD, MAMAS HUNG YOU IN
THE CLOSET AND IM FEELING SO SAD An
absurdist black comedy by Arthur Kopit
(3/21-4/12) JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
A stage version of the acclaimed live
TV drama from the 50s (5/30-6/28)
THE GREAT AMERICAN CENTURY SONGBOOK
- A cast of seven present an evening of
American folk, popular and stage music
from the rst third of the 20th century
(7/18-8/16)
ARENA STAGE
MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER
1101 6th St. SW
202-488-3300
arenastage.org
LOVELAND Ann Randolphs one-wom-
an comedy (3/18-4/13, Kogod) CAMP
DAVID Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence
Wright pens this dramatization about
the historical meeting between President
Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin and Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat. A world premiere direct-
ed by Molly Smith (3/21-5/4, Kreeger)
SMOKEY JOES CAFE Randy Johnson
stages this rock classic celebrating the
songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller,
including Jailhouse Rock, Hound
Dog, Stand by Me and On Broad-
way (4/25-6/8, Fichandler) HEALING
WARS Bill Pullman stars in Liz Lermans
piece combining dance and narrative and
exploring the healers who treat the physi-
cal and psychological wounds of battle
(6/7-29, Kogod)
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CENTER STAGE
700 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore
410-986-4000
centerstage.org
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE A co-production with
Kansas City Repertory Theatre of Christopher Durangs hilari-
ous look at a very odd set of siblings (4/16-5/25) WILD WITH
HAPPY Colman Durangos wild comedy focuses on Gil, whos
boyfriend has just left and mother has passed away. Enter bois-
terous Aunt Flo, who pulls him out of his funk (5/28-6/29)
CONSTELLATION THEATRE
1835 14th St. NW
202-204-7741
constellationtheatre.org
THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE Playwright Timberlake Werten-
baker adapts Ovids myth about Philomele, Procne and Tereus,
in which family loyalties, desire and violence merge and erupt
(4/24-5/25)
FOLGER THEATRE
201 East Capitol St. SE
202-544-7077
folger.edu
FIASCO THEATERS THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA New Yorks
inventive theater company brings its whimsical version of
Shakespeares light comedy (4/17-5/25)
FORDS THEATRE
511 10th St. NW
202-347-4833
fordstheatre.org
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE William Finns
delightful crowd-pleasing musical is a natural, obvious t for
Fords (3-5/17)
GALA HISPANIC THEATRE
3333 14th St. NW
202-234-7174
galatheatre.org
LIVING OUT A lawyer and her Salvadoran nanny, both mothers,
struggle to make better lives for their children in this play by Lisa
Loomer. Directed by Abel Lopez (4/24-5/18)
KEEGAN THEATRE
1742 Church St. NW
703-892-0202
keegantheatre.com
HAIR The classic rock musical lets the sun shine in at Church
Street (3/15-4/12) THINGS YOU SHOULDNT SAY PAST MIDNIGHT A
loud, boisterous screwball comedy by Peter Ackerman. Directed
by Colin Smith (5/3-24) A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS RIOT A one-
man tour-de-force from Irish playwright Rosemary Jenkinson
(5/6-25)
KENNEDY CENTER
202-467-4600
kennedy-center.org
WORLD STAGES: INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL Works from
20 countries, including staged readings and installations (Now
to 3/30; see page 44) SIDE SHOW Directed by Bill Condon,
this is a Kennedy Center-produced revival of the hit musical
about conjoined twins (6-7/13, Eisenhower) DISNEYS THE LION
KING Julie Taymors lavish, inventive adaptation of the popular
animated lm returns with a roar (6/17-8/17, Opera House)
METRO STAGE
1201 North Royal St.
Alexandria
703-548-9044
metrostage.org
ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG Maurice Hines directs
and choreographs this celebration of the legendary jazz singer
(Now to 3/16) THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT An actor is arrested and
avoids his fate by playing 38 characters from the Arabian Nights.
Directed by John Vreeke (4/3-5/18) UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
Glen Bergers play concerns a Dutch librarian, a returned library
book 113 years overdue and the obsession to locate its owner
(4/17-5/25)
NATIONAL THEATRE
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
202-628-6161
nationaltheatre.org
HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT Yes, hes still doing it,
and nope, theres no ner personication of Twain (4/4-5)
WEST SIDE STORY One of the greatest musicals of all time in a
new revival (6/3-8)
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NO RULES THEATRE CO.
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington
571-527-2159
norulestheatre.org
BOEING BOEING A playboy juggles three
ances, all of whom are ight attendants.
Chaos ensues when theres a weather
delay (6/4-29, Signature Theatre)
OLNEY THEATRE CENTER
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, Md.
301-924-3400
olneytheatre.org
I AND YOU Two students unravel a Walt
Whitman poem and nd romance (2/26-
3/23, Theatre Lab) ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
A jubilant musical set in the Caribbean
(4/9-5/4, Mainstage) THE PIANO LESSON
The August Wilson classic (5/7-6/1,
Theatre Lab) AVENUE Q Puppets say
the most adult things (6/11-7/6, Main-
stage)
POINTLESS THEATRE
Mead Theatre Lab
916 G St. NW
202-733-6321
pointlesstheatre.com
SLEEPING BEAUTY A puppet ballet (4/9-
5/3)
REP STAGE
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Md.
443-518-1500
repstage.org
THE FANTASTICKS The Tom Jones-Har-
vey Schmidt musical still enchants after
all these years. Features the classic song,
Try to Remember (4/30-5/18)
ROUND HOUSE THEATRE
4545 East-West Highway
Bethesda
240-644-1100
roundhousetheatre.org
TWO TRAINS RUNNING August Wilsons
portrait of African-American life in the
60s (4/2-27) ORDINARY DAYS Adam
Gwons musical is about growing up and
enjoying the view (5/28-6/22)
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY
Harman Center for the Arts
610 F St. NW
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th St. NW
202-547-1122
shakespearetheatre.org
HENRY IV, PARTS 1 AND 2 Michael Kahn
directs the epic history plays, running in
rep and starring Stacy Keach as Falstaff
(3/25-6/8, Harman Hall) PRIVATE LIVES
Maria Aitken directs Noel Cowards
sublime comedy of manners (5/29-7/13,
Lansburgh)
SIGNATURE THEATRE
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington
703-820-9771
signature-theatre.org
BEACHES Eric Schaeffer directs this
musical adaptation of the beloved book by
Iris Rainer Dart (2/18-3/23, Max) TEN-
DER NAPALM Matthew Gardiner directs
this edgy, new battle-of-the-sexes drama
by Philip Ridley (3/18-5/11, Ark) THE
THREEPENNY OPERA Matthew Gardiner
directs the audacious Bertolt Brecht-Kurt
Weill musical (4/22-6/1, Max)
STUDIO THEATRE
1501 14th St. NW
202-332-3300
studiotheatre.org
WATER BY THE SPOONFUL In this 2012
Pulitzer Prize-winner, the lives of four
addicts collide with an ex-Marine in
North Philly (3/5-4/13) MOTH The
friendship between an anime-obsessed
teenage boy and an emo-Wiccan girl is
forever changed by a huge event on the
athletic eld (4/9-5/4, 2ndstage) COCK
A gay man on break from his boyfriend
meets the woman of his dreams in Mike
Barletts provocative work (5/14-6/22)
BEATS Kieran Hurley performs his
one-man show about a teen sneaking off
to a rave. A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival (6/11-29) classic about a play-
wright and his complicated relationship
with his wife. Directed by David Muse
(Opens 5/22/13) CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Keith Allen Baker directs this over-the-
top musical (that failed spectacularly on
Broadway when it rst debuted) with a
(hopeful) eye toward extreme camp (7/9-
8/3, 2ndstage)
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SYNETIC THEATER
1800 South Bell St.
Crystal City
Arlington
800-494-8497
synetictheater.org
HAMLET A revival of the production
that started it all for Synetic (3/14-4/6)
THREE MEN IN A BOAT Three men take
a holiday from work and encounter all
manner of misadventures. Directed by
Derek Goldman (5/8-6/8)
THEATRE J
1529 16th St. NW
800-494-8497
theaterj.org
THE ADMISSION An Israeli homage to
All My Sons set in Haifa during the rst
Intifada. Directed by Sinai Peter (3/20-
4/27) FREUDS LAST SESSION Serge
Seiden directs Mark St. Germains play in
which Freud engages with C.S. Lewis in
an exchange about God, love, sex and life
(5/14-6/29) THE PROSTATE DIALOGUES
John Spellman performs his own work,
commissioned by Theater J, in which he
explores masculinity and mortality in the
face of cancer. Directed by Jerry Whid-
don (5/30-6/29)
WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD
Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW
stageguild.org
ELLING Oddly matched roommates must
cope with the real world and each other
(4/24-5/18)
WOOLLY MAMMOTH
641 D St. NW
202-393-3939
woollymammoth.net
ARGUENDO The innovative company Ele-
vator Repair Service applies its unique
theatrical style to the Supreme Court,
tackling the 1991 First Amendment case
where a group of go-go dancers peti-
tioned for their right to perform com-
pletely naked (3/31-4/20) THE TOTALI-
TARIANS The ambitious speechwriter
for a rich housewifes vanity campaign for
public ofce stumbles upon a perfectly
patriotic slogan and it produces campaign
gold. Directed by Robert OHara (6/2-29)
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A
MERICAN CULTURE DOMINATES THE
global stage. Whether lm, TV, music or theater,
New York and Hollywood control the world to the
point where it can be difcult to access foreign
media without specically seeking it out. For Alicia Adams, vice
president of international programming at the Kennedy Center,
thats part of the joy of her job. As Ive traveled around the world
researching other festivals, Ive come across a lot of wonderful
work, she says. America often misses out on some of the great
theater in the world.
Thats the inspiration behind this years International Theater
Festival, World Stages. The festival imports 22 theatrical offerings
from 19 countries to the Kennedy Center, with a mixture of full-
scale productions, installations, staged readings and forums.
Giving locals the chance to access as much international culture
as possible is something Adams is passionate about, and its what
inspired her to move this years festival from a region-specic
program as it has been in the past to a truly global offering.
Its something that Ive always tried to work on here at the
Kennedy Center, she says. I thought this would be a great time
to bring as much theater as we could afford from every continent,
except Antarctica, to the Kennedy Center.
Both seasoned theatergoers and newcomers alike will be
well-catered for. Adams makes sure that whatever production is
being staged, it is as accessible as possible for those willing to
take the plunge. We surround everything in a contextual way,
she says, so that people can dive into it from wherever they
choose to enter.
Of course, the festival itself would be nothing without Adams.
She curates it, hand-selecting the content and overseeing the
production of each piece. It is her love letter to international
culture, a passion she hopes many will share as they enjoy all the
festival has to offer.
METRO WEEKLY: Ive been looking through the program its an
incredible selection. There are 22 productions this year. Are they
all productions youve personally experienced, or are some chosen
based on their signicance?
ALICIA ADAMS: Ive seen 90 percent of them. Savannah Bay hadnt
yet been done. A Midsummer Nights Dream I saw the workshop
for. Rupert hadnt been created when I was visiting Australia and
programming the festival.
MW: When youre watching a production, whats the experience of
seeing it performed in its native country, compared with how its
then staged at the Kennedy Center?
ADAMS: Thats something thats really important for me to know
and to understand. I need to see what the local audience response
is to the work, because often things read well in one place, but not
another. It might read very well in Iceland, but not in the United
States. I want to be able to pick up those cues and understand
from the people around me as to why they think this is either
fantastic or not, and why its representative and reective of their
culture. Im trying to bring as authentic a representation as I can.
Of course, that means its not always work I personally like, but it
is work I feel is resonant and appropriate to have at the Kennedy
Center.
MW: With that, are there any performances that particularly stand
out to you?
ADAMS: Sure. A Midsummer Nights Dream the Handspring
puppets are involved with that piece and Ive been working with
them for a long time. Solomon and Marion, the South African
production, because its a post-apartheid piece and I think it has
a lot of resonance for this country, but also for whats going on in
South Africa now. Its all about reconciliation, misunderstandings
and how they continue to heal a country and, therefore, the
people.
Not by Bread Alone, the Israeli piece, is one I nd to be the
All the Worlds Stages
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most emotional for me, in that all of the performers are deaf and
blind. These people are telling their stories and working together
as an ensemble, and its just intriguing that they can do it. You
feel very grateful for all of the gifts that you have when you see
performers like this. At the end of the performance they invite
the audience onto the stage so that the performers actually know
that theyre there, because otherwise they dont, so they want
people to touch them and partake in the eating of the bread. Its
very moving.
One of the readings I selected, A Great Wilderness by Samuel
Hunter, is about this whole notion of counseling people who feel
that they are gay into being straight. As we know from this past year,
all of that kind of therapy has been thrown out the window as being
invalid. So I thought it was a very timely piece to present here.
MW: What is it like to have your job? To be able to visit all of these
countries and experience all of these productions, it seems to be the
most interesting thing in the world.
ADAMS: Its a fascinating way to learn a lot about the history of the
world through the lens of arts and culture. For me, the challenge
and what I particularly like doing is to have people experience
here, at the Kennedy Center, that which I am able to experience
abroad. I try to do it in a variety of ways so that people are really
able to feel, when they walk in the door, that theyve immersed
themselves in a very different world. I want to contextualize it
as much as I am able to in terms of history. One example was the
Arab festival, Arabesque. As I was doing the research which
was based on the 22 countries of the Arab world I realized
there was no way that I could put performances on the stage
without somehow talking about the Arab contribution to the
world. The 13th and 14th centuries with Baghdad, the House of
Wisdom, everything that occurred with medicine and math and
astronomy, science in general. So much of what was learned then
has really inuenced and been imparted to the rest of the world.
Given that history, I created something called an Exploratorium
where we crafted a 12-minute lm so that people could see some
of the ancient manuscripts, doing so in a very creative way. There
was a dark room, the lm was in the ceiling, people sat in beach
chairs to watch it it became a place that people went to rest,
and while they rested they were able to look up and think about
the Arab contribution to the world.
MW: In your experience, is there anything that particularly sets
apart an American audience experiencing a piece of work to, say, a
Chinese or Australian audience? Are there any marked differences?
ADAMS: Thats a hard question to answer. I think it depends
on what piece theyre watching, and whether the enthusiasm
is there. One of the things I do notice thats different in some
audiences around the world, say Australia or in Europe, is that
regardless of whether the audience likes the piece or embraces
the piece or not, for them it inspires a dialogue, a conversation.
I see people turn to their friends afterwards to have a discussion
about it, such as, Well I like this but I didnt like that, and they
would go on and on.
Americans, I nd that if they dont like the piece, they dont
like it. [Laughs.] Thats it, no discussion, theyre out of there! I
wish that it provoked more dialogue and more thought about the
piece, because artists spend a lot of time creating this work and
it does have value and meaning. To be able to tease some of that
out is really important. Its why we have the post-performance
discussions, so that audiences are able to gain more insight
into the work. I would like to see more conversations about the
production happen post-show in the U.S.
MW: I know from personal experience that a lot of Americans dont
leave the United States, dont vacation in other countries. Many
dont have passports. Is it important then, to you, to try and bring
as much international culture into America as possible?
ADAMS: Absolutely. I think that the arts are the best tool we have
for bringing people together. What I hope for is that by being
able to see the arts and culture of the world, people will be able
to see themselves in these countries and see the humanity that
we share. I think thats something we do miss here in America,
because we dont know these people, we dont know who the
people are in Africa and in Latin America and in Asia. I know that
after many of the festivals people are very interested in traveling
to the countries theyve experienced here and I hope that it
does have an impact on people.
World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014 runs through
March 30 at the Kennedy Center. It includes free and paid events.
For more information or tickets, visit kennedy-center.org/
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BY BEING ABLE TO SEE THE ARTS AND CULTURE OF THE WORLD,
PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE HUMANITY
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NE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERTS THIS SPRING WILL BE
Adam Lambert lling in for the late, great Freddie Mercury per-
forming with Brian May and Roger Taylor. Queens tour-ending
stop in July at Merriweather Post Pavilion is also its only outdoor
show. But Lambert is only the biggest among several American Idol nalists to
appear locally this season, and hes not the biggest among several gay acts hitting
town Hello, Boy George, and welcome to the 9:30 Club. To name only four
more: Morrissey at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Melissa Ferrick at Rams Head On
Stage, Brandy Clark at the Birchmere, and D.C.s own Tom Goss graduating to play
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Certainly, that makes for plenty of queer pop musi-
cal merriment to be had, beyond all the gay divas, new and especially old. Why,
both Cher and Diana Ross will be in our midst. Pitter-patter.
DROPS W/DAVID WAX MUSEUM, BIRDS OF
CHICAGO (4/8) FLIGHT FACILITIES W/WILL
EASTMAN - A U Street Music Hall presen-
tation at the 9:30 Club (4/11) THE SOUNDS
W/BLONDFIRE, GHOST BEACH - More Swed-
ish pop/rock goodness (4/12) BRO SAFARI
W/DES MCMAHON, RACECARBED, MASSACAT
(4/12) LONDON GRAMMAR (4/14) PAT
GREEN (4/16) THE WAR ON DRUGS, WHITE
LACES (4/18) THE REVIVALISTS (4/19)
TYCHO W/GARDENS & VILLA (4/20) BOY
GEORGE - The seminal gay pop star tours
in support of his rst all-original album
in 18 years, This Is What I Do (4/21)
GALANTIS (4/24) ALABAMA SHAKES W/LEE
BAINES & THE GLORY FIRES (4/25-26) BET-
TER THAN EZRA W/JON MCLAUGHLIN (4/27)
BAND OF SKULLS (4/28) FUTURE ISLANDS
W/ED SCHRADERS MUSIC BEAT (5/1) THE
BOTH (AIMEE MANN & TED LEO) W/NICK DIA-
MONDS OF ISLANDS (5/2) WYE OAK W/
BRAIDS (5/6) MOGWAI W/MAJEURE (5/7)
PAPADOSIO (5/9) ELBOW W/JOHN GRANT
(5/11) MASTODON W/GOJIRA, KVELERTAK
(5/13) YOU ME AT SIX (5/18) AUGUSTANA
W/TWIN FORKS (5/19) THE FAINT (5/20)
TEGAN AND SARA W/LUCIUS, THE COURT-
NEYS The great lesbian Canadian twins
duo performs on its Lets Make Things
Physical Tour (5/21) CONOR OBERST W/
DAWES (5/23-24) RUSTED ROOT AND THE
WAILERS (5/29) OLD 97S W/LYDIA LOVE-
LESS (5/31) JAMIE CULLUM (6/3) DIE
ANTWOORD (6/11)
ARTISPHERE
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington
703-875-1100
artisphere.com
GANGSTAGRASS W/SPECIAL GUESTS THE
WALKWAYS AND WES TUCKER & THE SKIL-
LETS - A Brooklyn-based band mixing
bluegrass and hip-hop, responsible for
the Emmy-nominated theme song to
FXs Justied (3/21) LUISA MAITA - Fans
of Bebel Gilberto, Ceu and Seu Jorge
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will nd much to love in this Sao Paulo
natives tropical sound (3/29) TIEMPO
LIBRE - Three-time Grammy-nominated
Cuban music group based in Miami (4/4)
BELO - Presented in partnership with
the Francophonie Festival 2014 (4/11)
SIERRA LEONES REFUGEE ALL STARS W/
ELIKEH Formed in West African refugee
camps, Newsweek raves, Its as easy to
fall in love with these guys as it was with
the Buena Vista Social Club (5/2)
BARNS AT WOLF TRAP
1645 Trap Road
Vienna
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE POOR FOOLS -
New Jersey band offering covers of Bob
Dylan, Muddy Waters and Emmylou
Harris (3/15) DAVID CROSBY (3/16, 3/25)
TOM PRINCIPATO BAND (3/20) PEARL
AND THE BEARD W/BOMBADIL (3/21) CRYS-
TAL BOWERSOX - An American Idol nalist
from a few years ago (3/26) RED MOLLY
(3/27) LINDA EDER (4/3) BANDHOUSE
GIGS GEORGE HARRISON TRIBUTE - Naked
Blue, Todd Wright, Margot MacDonald,
Mike Clem, Nate Ihara, Cal Everett, Patty
Reese and more pay tribute to the late
underrated Beatle (4/4-5) SIMON TOWN-
SHEND (4/9) AL STEWART (4/10 JOHN
MCCUTCHEON (4/24) HAWAIIAN SLACK
KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL - Featuring slack
key masters including Dennis Kamakahi,
LT Smooth, Paul Togioka (4/25) TOM
PAXTON (4/26)

BETHESDA BLUES & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB
7719 Wisconsin Ave.
240-330-4500
bethesdabluesjazz.com
THE LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT (3/14) DARYL
JR. CLINE W/JULIA NIXON & THE RECLIN-
ERS (3/15) BLUE MOON BIG BAND (3/16)
ZAN MCLEOD & CELTIC BORDERS (3/17)
THE MYCAH CHEVALIER EXPERIENCE (3/19)
SOUTHERN SOUL TRIBUTE - NewMyer Flyer
presents a tribute to Muscle Shoals/Stax-
backed soul legends from some of D.C.s
best talents, including Julia Nixon, the
Soul Serenaders featuring Billy Price and
Tommy Lepson, Tom Principato and
Soul Crackers (3/21) BOBBY CALDWELL
Perfectly Frank: Big Band Hits of Sina-
tra & Beyond (3/22) KYLE EASTWOOD
(3/23) LINDA OH INITIAL HERE QUARTET
(3/26) NICK MOSS - Album-release tour
(3/27) ARLEN ROTH & THE CORDOBAS
FEAT. LEXIE ROTH (3/28) ROBERTO POMILI
TANGO CONCERT - Album-release party
(3/29) RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH
MOUNTAIN BOYS (3/30) ORI NAFTALY BAND
(4/2) JOHN NEMETH AND THE BO-KEYS
FEATURING PERCY WIGGINS (4/4) THE LEG-
ENDARY PEGGY KING & THE ALL-STAR JAZZ
TRIO (4/6) LYNDSEY HIGHLANDER (4/9)
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE A tribute to the
Allman Brothers Band, presented by Next
Best Thing (4/10) FRANK MCCOMB (4/13)
JAZZFUNK UNITED (4/16) SOUNDCON-
NECTION (4/18) MEMPHIS GOLD, JAY SUM-
MEROUR & HOWLIN AT THE MOON - A ben-
et concert for Big Brothers-Big Sisters
(4/23) FOUR FRESHMAN (4/24) LANDAU
MURPHY JR. - Americas Got Talent winner
performs with the James Bazen Big Band
(4/26) THE SOUL SERENADERS FEATURING
TOMMY LEPSON & BILLY PRICE (4/26) IN
GRATITUDE: A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND &
FIRE (5/2) JUNIOR THE WAILERS MARVIN
AND I&I RIDDIM (5/3) SIDE BY SIDE (5/14)
TRIBUTE TO SIMON & GARFUNKEL - AJ
Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle perform
as the iconic folk duo in this tribute pre-
sented by Next Best Thing (5/15)
THE BIRCHMERE
3701 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria
703-549-7500
birchmere.com
DWELE W/SPECIAL GUEST RAW BEAUTY - A
10-year anniversary concert (3/16) DON
WILLIAMS (3/18) THE MARSHALL TUCKER
BAND (3/19) BOB SCHNEIDER & HAYES
CARLL (3/20) WALTER BEASLEY (3/28)
CHERYL WHEELER & JOHN GORKA (3/29)
CHRISTOPHER CROSS (3/30) HUGH
MASEKELA - A 75th birthday celebration
(4/2) RENAISSANCE (4/3) THE MANHAT-
TAN TRANSFER This Best Vocal Group
Winner, 2013 Jazz Times Readers Poll,
performs The Living Room Sessions
(4/4) TOM RUSH (4/5) REGINA CART-
ER - Best Violinist Winner, 2013 Jazz
Times Readers Poll (4/6) CANDY DULFER
(4/9) JIM BRICKMAN - A 20th anniver-
sary tour (4/10) IRIS DEMENT (4/11)
HIROSHIMA (4/12) ASHLEY MOORE (4/13)
GARY BURTON & MAKOTO OZONE (4/14)
JOAN OSBORNE (4/15) PHIL PERRY (4/18)
CLEVE FRANCIS (4/19) JOHNNYSWIM
(4/23) EARL KLUGH (BAND) (4/24) DEL-
BERT MCCLINTON (4/25) NAJEE (4/26)
PICKIN: A BLUEGRASS ALLSTAR JAM - Fea-
turing Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley,
Missy Raines, Sammy Shelor and Michael
Cleveland (4/27) THE MILK CARTON
KIDS (4/29) THREE DOG NIGHT (5/1)
STEVE TYRELL (5/2) PAT MCGEE BAND - A
reunion show with Michael Tolcher (5/3-
4) THE WINERY DOGS - A supergroup of
vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen (Poison,
Mr. Big), bassist Billy Sheehan (David
Lee Roth, Mr. Big), drummer Mike Port-
noy (co-founder of prog-metal band
Dream Theater) (5/7) STEVE WARINER
(5/8) SUZANNE VEGA W/ARI HEST (5/9)
GARY TAYLOR (5/10) MOTHERS DAY WITH
MOTHERS FINEST - Another year, another
concert for the mothers (5/11) JAY FAR-
RAR (DUO) (5/14) MAYSA (5/17) BLACK-
MORES NIGHT (5/20) SYLEENA JOHNSON
(5/22) 10,000 MANIACS WITH JENN GRI-
NELS (5/23) ERIC ROBERSON (5/24-25)
BRANDY CLARK - Lesbian artist writes
some of the sharpest, edgiest country
songs youve ever heard (5/28) SHEILA
E (5/29) THE FAB FAUX - The Beatles
re-creators perform Meet The Beatles
plus a set of their favorites (5/30-31)
BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS W/SPE-
CIAL GUEST DALE WATSON & THE LONESTARS
(6/6) OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA
(6/7) SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY
JUKES (6/13) THE FOUR BITCHIN BABES
- The funny folky females return to the
Birchmere, where it all began (6/14)
BLACK CAT
1811 14th St. NW
202-667-4490
blackcatdc.com
BILLY WOODWARD & THE SENDERS (3/14)
BAD SCENE, EVERYONES FAULT (3/14)
SWEARIN W/TITLE TRACKS, BEACH WEEK
(3/17) DUM DUM GIRLS W/BLOUSE (3/22)
ADAM FAUCETT AND THE TALL GRASS (3/23)
YIP DECEIVER (3/27) EIGHTIES MAY-
HEM - An 80s Dance Party. (3/28)
FAIRWEATHER (3/29) COSMONAUTS (3/31)
W.C. LINDSAY (4/2) ELIKEH W/ALMA
TROPICALIA, BACKBEAT UNDERGROUND - A
night of Afro-beat and global pop. (4/4)
THOSE MOCKINGBIRDS (4/9) THEE SIL-
VER MT. ZION MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA (4/11)
TRUST (4/13) ODONIS ODONIS (4/14)
BLACK LIPS W/NATURAL CHILD (4/15)
CLOUD NOTHINGS W/RYLEY WALKER (4/18)
WE ARE SCIENTISTS - A night of music
and comedy. (4/17) CHUCK RAGAN & THE
CAMARADERIE (4/24) DOT DASH (4/26)
TOADIES - The Rubberneck 20th Anniver-
sary Tour (4/27) SAY HI (5/1) CHELSEA
PERETTI (5/2) MATT POND PA (5/3)
GRAVEYARD (5/10) METRONOMY W/CLOUD
CONTROL (5/11) TOKYO POLICE CLUB (5/13)
SWANS (5/14) GUIDED BY VOICES (5/24)
THE SHONDES (6/2)
BLACK FOX LOUNGE
1723 Connecticut Ave. NW
blackfoxlounge.com
EMY TSENG - A free monthly evening of
Brazilian jazz with this vocalist and an
ensemble (3/14, 4/11) YOSHI NISHIO TRIO
(3/15, 4/19) DAVID LIGHTON TRIO - A free
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biweekly Sunday night of jazz (3/17)
BILL MAGIC LAVENDER BEY ENSEMBLE -
A free biweekly night of ensemble jazz
(3/18) JEFF WEINTRAUB (3/19, 4/2, 4/16)
BUTCH WARREN MEMORIAL BAND (3/20,
4/17, 5/1) JON ROOKS (3/21, 4/4, 4/18)
AARON MYERS AND THE BLACK FOX LOUNGE
JAZZ ENSEMBLE (3/21, 4/4, 4/18) DC JAZZ
SINGERS JAM (3/23, 3/30) JOE VETTER
DUET (3/24, 4/28) HERB SCOTT (3/26, 4/9,
4/23) JAMES BENSON TRIO (3/27, 4/24)
M-LAW AND THE PROPHETS OF JAZZ (3/28)
AMANDA ASHELY (3/29) JULIE MACK TRIO
(3/31, 4/29) NOBODYS BUSINESS (4/3)
WED JAZZ TRIO (4/5, 5/3) LADY DANE
FIGUEROA EDIDI (4/8) HERB SCOTT (4/9)
GAY MENS CHORUS OF WASHINGTON
GMCW hosts a monthly open-mike night
(4/10, 5/8) CHRISTIAN PEREZ TRIO (4/12)
OPEN MIC WITH FAHEEM Once a month
this pianist accompanies guests singing
show tunes and standards (4/22, 5/27)
OREN LEVINES VOCAL SHOWCASE - A jazz
ensemble accompanies vocalists Barbara
Papendorp and Russwin Francisco (4/25)
COREY KENNEDY (4/26) UPATRIO (5/2)
TAMMY KNIGHT (5/3) DAVID SCHULMAN
DUET (5/10)
BLUES ALLEY
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
703-549-7500
bluesalley.com
JIMMY COBB, MIKE STERN W/SONNY FOR-
TUNE & BUSTER WILLIAMS - 4 Genera-
tions of Miles (3/13-16) COLIE WILLIAMS
(3/17) OUR MOOD SWINGS - Neo-jazz
twist (3/18) PATRICK COOPER & PHILLIP
DOC MARTIN (3/19) KEVIN EUBANKS - The
jazz guitarist and former band leader
on NBCs Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(3/20-23) KAORI KOBAYASHI (3/24)
MISS JESSICA (3/25) CHRISTOPHER LIN-
MAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE (3/26) STANLEY
JORDAN (3/27-30) CHIHIRO YAMANAKA
TRIO (3/31) MARTHA KATO - The New
School Night (4/1) MAO SONE QUIN-
TET - Berklee School of Music Night
(4/2) CHEIKH NDOYE & FRIENDS W/KAREN
BRIGGS, KAZUMI WATANABE & ARSHAK SIRU-
NYAN (4/3-6) CHICK COREA (4/7-8)
FLORIAN HOEFNER (4/9) CYRUS CHESTNUT
(4/10-13) CLAUDE DIALLO (4/14) BOWIE
STATE JAZZ BAND (4/15) STEVE FIDYK
FEAT. TERRELL STAFFORD & TIM WARFIELD
(4/16) TRIUMPHANT TRUMPETS - Featur-
ing Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford and Lew
Soloff (4/17-18) TRIUMPHANT TRUMPETS
- Featuring Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford
and Tom Williams (4/19) BOB MINTZER
& ANDREW WHITE (4/22) NASAR ABADEY
& SUPER NOVA (4/23) YELLOWJACKETS
(4/24-27) RONI BEN-HUR (4/28) THE
COLUMBIA JAZZ BAND (4/29) MOONLIGHT
JAZZ ORCHESTRA (4/29) CHRISTIANA
DRAPKIN (4/30) JOHN PIZZARELLI (5/1-4)
DONATO SOVERIO (5/8) BENNY SHARONI
(5/7) AZAR LAWRENCE QUINTET (5/9-10)
MICHAEL FINEBERG - Humblebrag CD
release party (5/12) ALTHEA RENE (5/13)
DEE LUCAS (5/14) KARLA CHISHOLM
(5/23) LENA SEIKALY - Local jazz vocal-
ist who often channels Ella Fitzgerald
in her stylings aint nothing wrong
with that (5/24) SHARON CLARK (5/25)
NICOLE HENRY (5/27) PIECES OF A DREAM
(5/29-6/1) PHAROAH SANDERS (6/5-8)
KARRIN ALLYSON - Jazz vocalist, who The
New York Times raves is one of the most
charismatic gures on tour today, makes
her annual stop at Blues Alley (6/19-22)
BOHEMIAN CAVERNS
2001 11th St. NW
202-299-0800
bohemiancaverns.com
SIN QUA NON - Local jazz quintet with
classical leanings (3/14) INTEGRITI
REEVES - Celebrated local jazz vocalist
(3/15) JEN CHAPIN TRIO (3/16) BOHEMI-
AN CAVERNS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Esteemed
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big band performs every Monday night
THAD WILSON QUINTET - Artist in Resi-
dence (3/18, 3/25) CRAIG HANDY & 2ND
LINE SMITH (3/21-22) ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO
(3/23) MICKEY BASS AND HIS MANHATTAN
BURN UNIT (3/28-29) LEENA CONQUEST
(3/30) JESSE FISCHER (3/3) RUSSELL
GUNN & DIONNE FARRIS - The Grammy-
winning R&B vocalist (best remembered
as the Tennessee female singer in 90s
hip-hop group Arrested Development)
returns to the Caverns once again with
this Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter
(4/4-5) CAROLYN MALACHI (4/8) JER-
EMY PELT (4/11-12) ADAM RUDOLPHS
MOVING PICTURES (4/13) BRAXTON COOK
(4/18-19) SOUL UNDERSTATED FT. MAVIS
SWAN POOLE (4/24) MATTHEW SHIPP
TRIO - A tribute to Duke Ellington (4/27)
RON CARTER - A former member of the
Miles Davis Quintet, one of the most
original, prolic and inuential bassists
in all of jazz (5/23-25)
CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
AT UMD
University of Maryland
College Park
301-405-ARTS
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu
SOMI - East-African vocalist and song-
writer tours in support of her forth-
coming new release The Lagos Music
Salon (3/28) YOLANDA ADAMS FEATURING
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT GOSPEL CHOIR (4/6)
KENNY BARRON PLATINUM QUINTET - One
of the elder statesmen of jazz piano cel-
ebrates 70 years (4/25)
CORNER STORE ARTS
900 South Carolina Ave. SE
202-544-5807
cornerstorearts.org
JOE CRAVEN - A local musician with
national acclaim, having performed
with the David Grismanb Quintet, Jerry
Garcia and Bonnie Raitt among others
(3/14) STEPHEN SIMMONS Tennessee
native whose sound has been compared
to Johnny Cash and Ryan Adams (3/22)
TATTLETALE SAINTS & 10 STRING SYMPHONY
Two duos blending Americana with
jazz, soul and pop (3/28) HEATHER MALO-
NEY (3/30 GINA DESIMONE & THE MOANERS
(4/4) KELLY MCFARLING A hometown
show from singer-songwriter whose style
is original rhythm and bluegrass (4/10)
KING STREET BLUEGRASS BAND (4/25)
RACHAEL SAGE - Inspired by the new Car-
ole King Broadway musical Beautiful, this
bisexual artist wrote the groovy, upbeat
New Destination, title track to a new
EP due in May (5/2) ROY SCHNEIDER &
KIM MAYFIELD (5/4)
DAR CONSTITUTION HALL
1776 D St. NW
202-628-1776
dar.org/conthall
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS W/NICOLE
ATKINS (7/23) TORI AMOS - A tour in sup-
port of Unrepentant Geraldines, Amoss
rst all-pop set in years, due in May
(8/16) IL DIVO - A Musical Affair: The
Greatest Songs of Broadway Live (5/14)
DC9
1940 9th St. NW
202-483-5000
dcnine.com
PEACH PIT - DJ Matt Bailers 90s-themed
gay dance party (3/15) THE MOSTLY
DEAD (3/16) GREYS (3/18) NO, REUBEN
& THE DARK, AND THE DARCYS (3/20)
LOUD BOYZ (3/22) VERTICAL SCRATCHERS
(3/23) TOPS (3/25) INVSN - Featur-
ing Dennis Lyxzen from Refused & The
International Noise Conspiracy (3/26)
THE OCEAN, SCALE THE SUMMIT (3/27)
DEAD HEART BLOOM, TONE (3/29) YEL-
LOW OSTRICH (4/2) DAVE HAUSE (4/3)
SILVER PALMS (4/4) THE PACK A.D. (4/5)
EISENORE (4/6) STOUT (4/8) THE LOVE
LANGUAGE (4/9) SUMMER CAMP (4/11)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS (4/13)
I BREAK HORSES (4/15) KADAVAR (4/16)
LOCAL H (4/19) ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
(4/24) NATHANIEL RATELIFF (4/25) PER-
FECT PUSSY (4/26) STEVE GUNN (4/27)
CHROME SPARKS (4/30) BAD VEINS (5/2)
A MINOR FOREST (5/4) LEOPOLD AND
HIS FICTION (5/6) BLOOD RED SHOES (5/7)
MATT PRYOR OF THE GET UP KIDS (5/8)
LITTLE HURRICANE (5/14) BRETON (5/18)
EX-CULT (5/20) STONE JACK JONES (5/23)
KI: THEORY (6/19) LOWLAND HUM (6/20)
FILLMORE SILVER SPRING
8656 Colesville Road
Silver Spring
301-960-999
llmoresilverspring.com
GORDO BREGA (3/14) THE GLITCH MOB
(3/15) ASKING ALEXANDRIA - Breaking
Down The Walls Tour. (3/19) SWITCH-
FOOT (3/20) CHILDREN OF BODOM (3/21)
AER (3/22) THE ATARIS - So Long, Astoria
Reunion Tour 2014 (3/28) KAP SLAP
(3/29) THE WANTED - If there were jus-
tice in the pop world, the Wanted would
be as big or bigger than that other one-
dimensional British boy band (4/9) CAR-
CASS, THE BLACK DAHLIA (4/13) KID INK,
KING LOS, BIZZY CROOK (4/18) BADFISH, A
TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME (4/19) 5 SECONDS TO
SUMMER (4/21) THE USED, TAKING BACK
SUNDAY (4/22) YG, DJ MUSTARD (4/25)
ZUCCHERO (4/29) VINNIE PAZ WITH
ARMY OF THE PHAROAHS (5/1) IGGY AZALEA
- Monster Energy Outbreak Tour (5/2)
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (5/4) BLACK-
BERRY SMOKE W/THE DELTA SAINTS (5/9)
PAUL POTTS (5/11) GHOST (5/14) ERIC
HUTCHINSON - Ones to Watch with Skype
presents this artist on a Tell The World
Tour (5/23) MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA W/
BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, KEVIN DEVINE &
THE GODDAMN BAND (5/27) BRAND NEW
(7/13) MINT CONDITION (7/25) BOYZ II
MEN - More than two decades since these
R&B crooners topped the pop charts,
apparently they still havent found the
end of the road (8/15)
THE HAMILTON
600 14th St. NW
202-787-1000
thehamiltondc.com
CHOPTEETH AFROFUNK BIG BAND - One of
the areas best live performing acts (3/14)
THE DANGER ZONE (3/14, 4/12) THE
NINE SONGWRITER SERIES - The traveling
showcase of local songwriters (3/15)
LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT (3/15, 4/11) ROYAL
SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD (3/19) EDDIE
MONEY - Take him home tonight and be
his little baby (3/21) 19TH STREET BAND
(3/21, 4/18) WHEELER BROTHERS (3/22)
HARRIS FACE (3/22, 4/26) THE REVEREND
PEYTONS BIG DAMN BAND (3/27) JOHN K
BAND (3/28) JUSTIN TRAWICK TRIO (3/28)
RED BARAAT - Festival of Colors with
Mandeep Sethi, Falu (3/29) STEVE AND
ANNIE SIDLEY (3/29, 4/19) BONERAMA
(3/30) LOS LONELY BOYS (4/1) MOON-
SHINE SOCIETY (4/4, 4/25) COMMANDER
CODY (4/5) THE GRANDSONS (4/5) A
TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON - BandHouse
Gigs presents this traveling tribute to the
underrated Beatle (4/6) LAURA MVULA -
British slow soul newcomer (4/8) LARRY
CARLTON (4/10) DAVE BARNES (4/11)
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND (4/12) HORSE
FEATHERS (4/17) KELLER WILLIAMS WITH
GIBB DROLL AND JEFF SIPE (4/18) GOS-
PEL BRUNCH FEATURING THE GOSPEL PER-
SUADERS (4/20) SPOTTISWOODE & HIS
ENEMIES - Other enemies include Laura
Tsaggaris and Django Haskins of the Old
Ceremony (4/24) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
& THE SENSITIVE BOYS W/AMY COOK (4/26)
RODNEY CROWELL FEATURING STEUART
SMITH AND FRIENDS (5/1) KATIE HERZIG
(5/2) PRISCILLA AHN (5/3) THE NELS
CLINE SINGERS (5/4) ELEPHANT REVIVAL
(5/13) HOWIE DAY (5/14) TODD PARK
MOHR OF BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS
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(5/15) PAUL BARRER AND FRED TACKETT OF
LITTLE FEAT. FEATURING THE NEW ORLEANS
SUSPECTS (5/17) LISA LOEB (5/25)
YACHT ROCK REVUE (6/12) SIMONE FELICE
(6/13) GRIFFIN HOUSE (6/19)
THE HOWARD THEATRE
620 T St. NW
202-588-5595
thehowardtheatre.com
ANTHONY DAVID (3/14) BOHANNON - The
return of the legendary rhythm funk mas-
ter (3/15) HOWARD GOSPEL BRUNCH FEA-
TURING THE HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR (3/16
and every Sunday) STEVEN T. HERRION
DMW Honors presents the Icon Award
ceremony also featuring Biz Markie and
Junkyard Band (3/16) GET THE LED OUT
The American Led Zeppelin (3/21)
YOUNG THUG (3/21) SWV (3/22) MARSHA
AMBROSIUS - From Floetry to the Friends
& Lovers Tour (3/23) SASSY: CEL-
EBRATING SARAH VAUGHN Indigo Love
& The Renaissance Trio featuring Nasar
Abadey, Allyn Johnson and James King
(3/26) DJ DAVE PAUL: THE PRINCE AND
MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE (3/27) JON
BATISTE & STAY HUMAN - WPAS presents.
(3/29) RAWKUS BY PUMPSTATION (3/29)
MACK WILDS (3/30) ERICA CAMPBELL
Mary of Mary Mary fame (4/2) EL GRAN
COMBO (4/4) UNCALLED4 BAND - UCB
Reunion Show. (4/4) JUICY J (4/6)
GATO BARBIERI (4/10) JESSE COOK (4/11)
SOUTHERN SOUL ASSEMBLY - Featur-
ing J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders
Osborne and Marc Broussard (4/12)
GO-GO MICKEYS BIRTHDAY BASH FEAT.
FAMILIAR FACES (4/12) THE TRILLEST TOUR
FEATURING BUN B & KIRKO BANGZ (4/14)
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES (4/19) WILLIAM
FITZSIMMONS W/BEN SOLLEE (4/20) TECH
N9NE (4/23) MUSIQ SOULCHILD (4/24)
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL (4/26) RAUL
MIDON W/AVERYSUNSHINE (4/28) STRUNZ
& FARAH (4/29) THE LOX - Styles P, Sheek
Louch & Jadakiss (4/30) THE FOREIGN
EXCHANGE (PHONTE + NICOLAY) (5/2) SEV-
ENDUST ACOUSTIC (5/3) NOA (ACHINOAM
NINI) (5/7) ROBBEN FORD (5/13) ROY
AYERS (5/16) MELANIE FIONA & BLACK
ALLEY (5/18) MOBB DEEP - Still going
after more than two decades of hip-hop-
ping, or rather, mobb-deeping? (5/23)
CHANT MOORE (5/24) CAPLETON (5/29)
WHITE FORD BRONCO (5/30) SEUN KUTI
& EGYPT 80 (6/11) TRINA & BACKYARD
BAND (6/20) LUCIANO - One of todays
most celebrated Jamaican roots reggae
musicians returns to the Howard (6/25)
GINGER BAKER - Featuring Pee Wee Ellis,
Alec Dankworth and Abass Dodoo (6/27)
THE IN SERIES
202-204-7763
inseries.org
THE ROMANTICS: SCHUBERT & GOETHE - A
salon-style concert celebrating the 200th
anniversary of the birth of the German
art song, or lied, and a discussion of ear-
ly-German Romanticism (4/11-12, Heu-
rich House) CAROUSEL LATINO - A romp
through cabaret, congas, tango, zarzuela,
bolero and opera (5/29-6/1, Source)
VERDIS LA TRAVIATA - The InSeries steps
out of its usual presentation of pocket
operas to celebrate its 25 years of perfor-
mances and the 200th birthday of Verdi
(6/14-28, GALA)
JIFFY LUBE LIVE
7800 Cellar Door Drive
Bristow, Va.
703-754-6400
livenation.com
AVICII - The young Swedish megastar DJ/
producer stops by on his #TrueTour with
special guests (4/12) 2014 MOES SOUTH-
WEST GRILL COUNTRY MEGATICKET - Many
of the biggest names in country set re
to this oily amphitheatre: Dierks Bentley,
Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith,
Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and Brad
Paisley LUKE BRYAN W/LEE BRICE AND
COLE SWINDELL - Thats My Kind of Night
Tour 2014 (5/30-31) JOURNEY & STEVE
MILLER BAND W/TOWER OF POWER (6/1)
FOREIGNER AND STYX W/DON FELDER (6/20)
ONEREPUBLIC W/THE SCRIPT, AMERICAN
AUTHORS (6/27) DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
- Billed as A Very Special Evening, per-
forming two sets, one acoustic, the other
electric (7/26) JAMES TAYLOR (7/31)
JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER
BAND - This Ones For You Tour 2014
(8/16) MOTLEY CRUE W/ALICE COOPER -
All Bad Things Must Come to an End
(8/22)
JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL
1212 Cathedral St.
Baltimore
410-783-8000
ticketmaster.com
THE 70S SOUL TOUR WITH THE WHISPERS
The bill also includes the Stylistics,
Dramatics and Howard Hewett (4/19)
MPTS BEST OF DOO WOP Charlie Thom-
ass Drifters, Jay Siegel & the Tokens,
the Coasters, Shirley Alston Reeves and
the Legendary Teenagers are just some
of the acts on this years bill (5/3) THE
TEMPTATIONS, THE FOUR TOPS A double
bill of old-school soul harmonizing (5/10)
MORRISSEY - After storming the Music
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Center at Strathmore, the British mopey
pop crooner makes it even more of a trek
for tears unless you live and cry in Bal-
timore (6/10)
KENNEDY CENTER
2700 F St. NW
202-467-4600
kennedy-center.org
KC JAZZ CLUB: THE REVIVE BIG BAND -
Trumpeter Igmar Thomas leads this
New York band that blends contem-
porary grooves from hip-hop and R&B
into traditional jazz sounds (4/5) KC
JAZZ CLUB: KEVIN MAHOGANY - Jazz vocal-
ist returns to the Kennedy Center with
a blues-heavy set celebrating 20 years
as a performing artist (4/26) KC JAZZ
CLUB: JUSTIN KAUFLIN - Young jazz pianist
returns to the Kennedy Center as part
of the venues Discovery Artist series
(5/2) BARBARA COOKS SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN
HILTY - From Broadways Wicked and 9
to 5 to TVs Smash to an NSO Pops con-
cert last season, Megan Hilty is keeping
busy (5/2) TERENCE BLANCHARD QUINTET
- Famed trumpeter celebrates the 75th
anniversary of storied Blue Note Records
(5/9) LISTENING PARTY: BLUE NOTE AT
75 - Jazz greats Jason Moran, also Ken-
nedy Centers jazz adviser, and Terence
Blanchard discuss and sample their all-
time favorite Blue Note Records (5/10)
BLUE NOTE AT 75: THE CONCERT - Norah
Jones, Wayne Shorter and Jason Moran
are just some of the special guests pay-
ing tribute to the storied jazz label in a
concert at the Kennedy Center (5/11)
19TH ANNUAL MARY LOU WILLIAMS JAZZ
FESTIVAL Todays top jazz artists per-
form over two nights and demonstrate
the contributions women have made to
jazz (5/23-24)
LINCOLN THEATRE
1215 U St. NW
202-328-6000
thelincolndc.com
A CA CHALLENGE - Alexandria Harmoniz-
ers present this competitive a cappella
show featuring the George Washington
University Vibes, the University of Mary
Washington Symfonics, the Noctonals,
the Chromatics, Capital Blend and Word
of Mouth (3/22) STEVE HACKETT - A
tour by Genesiss guitarist, in support of
his second album, Genesis Revisited II,
reinterpreting songs from the British
band that also spawned Peter Gabriel
and Phil Collins Genesis Revisited (3/26)
EXPERIENCE HENDRIX Band Fuse
presents this tribute to the late, great
Jimi Hendrix and featuring Billy Cox,
Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, Bootsy Collins,
Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales and Ana Popo-
vic, among others (3/30) DREAM THE-
ATER (4/1) EMMYLOU HARRIS W/DANIEL
LANOIS, STEVEN NISTOR, JIM WILSON (4/11)
NEIL FINN W/MIDLAKE Dizzy Heights
Tour (4/12) RUFUS WAINWRIGHT W/LUCY
WAINWRIGHT ROCHE Two of Loudoun
Wainwright IIIs musical progeny (4/16)
STEPHEN RAGGA MARLEY (4/17) JOHN-
NY HALLYDAY (5/8) MORCHEEBA The
British trip-hop pioneers return (5/14)
INGRID MICHAELSON W/STORYMAN, SUGAR
+ THE HI-LOWS (5/24) EELS W/CHELSEA
WOLFE (5/31) ANDREW BIRD & HANDS OF
GLORY W/LUKE TEMPLE The Chicago-
based dramatic pop singer-songwriter
and lm composer tours in support of the
acoustic set Hands of Glory (6/9)
LISNER AUDITORIUM AT GWU
730 21st St. NW
202-994-6800
lisner.org
TOMATITO SEXTET - A group of young
musicians sharing the intangible magic
of amenco (3/18) THE RAVI COLTRANE
QUARTET (3/26) JOHNNY CLEGG - This
South African artist has become an inter-
national music sensation (3/29) BEN
FOLDS SOLO (4/28) LAWRENCE BROWNLEE
& KEVIN MURPHY IN RECITAL (5/13)
LYRIC OPERA HOUSE
140 West Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore
410-547-SEAT
lyricoperahouse.com
BRIT FLOYD Billed as the Worlds
Greatest Pink Floyd Show (3/26) THE
TEN TENORS (4/26) IL DIVO (6/4) DIANA
ROSS - The ultimate Supreme is on a tear
this summer, also reprising last years
stop at Wolf Traps outdoor amphithe-
ater the Filene Center (6/28)
MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Md.
800-551-SEAT
merriweathermusic.com
MC ROCK FESTIVAL Day One: Kix,
Extreme, Lita Ford, Winger (4/25); Day
Two: Tesla, Night Ranger, Sebastian
Bach, Queensryche, Slaughter, Stryper,
L.A. Guns, Jack Russells Great White,
Keel, Autograph, Femme Fatale, John
Corabi, Heavens Edge (4/26) DC101 KER-
FUFFLE 311, SOJA, Cage the Elephant,
Foals, Kongos, Semi Precious Weapons,
Brick + Mortar, J Roddy Watson & The
Business (5/3) SWEETLIFE FESTIVAL
I.M.P. and sweetgreen present Lana Del
Ray, Foster the People, Bastille, Fitz and
the Tantrums, Chromeo, 2 Chainz, Capi-
tal Cities, St Lucia, Bombay Bicycle Club,
Gems, Hozer, Astr, Spirit Animal, Nicky
Blitz, That Work (5/1) JACK JOHNSON
W/AMOS LEE (6/5) WILLIE NELSON, ALI-
SON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION FEATURING
JERRY DOUGLAS W/KACEY CHAMBERS A
not-to-be-missed show for any quality
country fan (6/14) FALL OUT BOY, PARA-
MORE (7/18) QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
The almost American Idol is now almost
Freddie Mercury and the queen of Queen,
at least for a month this summer (7/20)
VANS WARPED TOUR A Skylit Drive, Air
Dubai, Alive Like Me, Anberlin, Attila,
Bad Rabbits, Beartooth, Beebs and Her
Money Makers, Born of Osiris, Chelsea
Grin, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Cour-
age My Love, Crown The Empire, Cute
Is What We Aim For, Echosmith, Enter
Shikari, Every Time I Die, Falling In
Reverse, For Today, I Fight Dragons, I
The Mighty, Ice Nine Kills, Issues, Less
Than Jake, Mayday Parade, MC Chris,
Mixtapes, Motionless in White, Neck
Deep, Nit Grit, Parkway Drive, Plaque
Vendor, Real Friends, Saves The Day,
Secrets, State Champs, Stray From the
Path, Survive This!, Tear Out The Heart,
Teenage Bottlerocket, Terror, The Color
Morale, The Devil Wears Prada, The
Ghost Inside, The Main, The Protomen,
The Ready Set, The Story So Far, The
Word Alive, TheCityShakeUp, This Wild
Life, To The Wind, Vanna, Volumes, We
Are the In Crowd, Yellowcard (7/22)
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (7/25)
NATIONALS PARK
1500 South Capitol St. NE.
202-675-6287
livenation.com
JASON ALDEAN W/FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE,
TYLER FARR (7/25) BILLY JOEL - It
wouldnt be summer without another
concert from Billy Joel at Nationals Park
(7/26) ONE DIRECTION - Where We Are
Tour 2014 (8/11)
PATRIOT CENTER
George Mason University
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax
703-993-3000
patriotcenter.com
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE IMMORTAL WORLD
TOUR - Cirque du Soleils re-creation of a
King of Pop concert extravaganza (3/21-
22) SONU NIGAM - Klose to My Soul is
the name of this show from the Indian
singer (5/9)
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RAMS HEAD LIVE
20 Market Place
Baltimore
410-244-1131
ramsheadlive.com
CLOCKBREAKER - BaltSoundManagement
presents this bands CD-release party
(3/15) MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE (3/20)
SHOOP: A 90S HIP-HOP DANCE PARTY FEA-
TURING DJ LILE (3/21) THE LEGWARMERS
(3/22) THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS
(3/28) JOHN K BAND (3/29) CHER LLOYD
- Last years Capital Pride headliner (4/3)
CROWDED STREETS: DAVE MATTHEWS
BAND TRIBUTE (4/4) AARON LEWIS - Lead
vocalist for Staind performs a solo show
(4/9) WILD EYES (TOOL TRIBUTE) (4/11)
RAILROAD EARTH (4/12) PAT GREEN (4/17)
LOTUS (4/18-19) THE POLISH AMBASSA-
DOR (4/24) ANI DIFRANCO W/ERIC HIMAN
- The DIY folk-rock pioneer with the
gay troubadour (4/26) BEATS ANTIQUE
(5/1) ROB ZOMBIE (5/5) SEETHER (5/6)
BAD SUNS & SKATERS (5/11) KILLSWITCH
ENGAGE (5/15)
RAMS HEAD ON STAGE
33 West St.
Annapolis
410-268-4545
ramsheadonstage.com
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS (3/14) MAC MCA-
NALLY (3/15) LARRY BRAGGS & THE SIDE-
GUYS FEAT. SPECIAL GUEST DAVY KNOWLES
- Former Tower of Power lead singer and
his new band (3/16) LEE DEWYZE - The
American Idol from Season 9 (3/18) IN
GRATITUDE: A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND &
FIRE (3/19) MATT SCHOFIELD (3/20) RITA
RUDNER (3/21) MIKE DOUGHTY: QUESTION
JAR SHOW (3/22) WHEELER BROTHERS
(3/23) TODD RUNDGREN - Billed as An
Unpredictable Evening, so, you know,
you just never know (3/23) JAKE SHIMA-
BUKURO (3/24) CRYSTAL BOWERSOX -
Yet another American Idol nalist from
Season 9 at Rams Head On Stage this
season (3/25) NICOLE ATKINS (3/26)
WILL DOWNING (3/27) BRIAN CULBERT-
SON - Long Night Out 20th Anniversary
Tour (3/28) LOS LONELY BOYS (3/29-30)
HUGH MASEKELA (4/1) THE LONE BEL-
LOW (4/2) THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER
(4/3) OVER THE RHINE (4/4) CHARO -
Yes, the Charo! (4/5) TOM RUSH (4/6)
CANDY DULFER (4/8) AL STEWART (4/9)
IRIS DEMENT (4/10) THE FLAMINGOS
FEAT. TERRY BUZZY JOHNSON (4/11)
JOAN OSBORNE (4/12) HIROSHIMA (4/13)
IN THE VANE OFTOM PETTY - Annapo-
lis Musicians Fund for Musicians pres-
ents this covers concert (4/14) BEN
TAYLOR (4/16) KELLER WILLIAMS WITH
GIBB DROLL & JEFF SIPE (4/17) LIVINGS-
TON TAYLOR (4/18) DELBERT MCCLINTON
(4/19) HOTEL CALIFORNIA: A SALUTE TO THE
EAGLES (4/20) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO &
THE SENSITIVE BOYS W/AMY COOK (4/22)
EDWIN MCCAIN TRIO W/MARK BRYAN (4/23)
FOUR BITCHIN BABES The funny folky
female foursome (4/24) EARL KLUGH
(4/25) LOCASH COWBOYS (4/26) MACEO
PARKER (4/27) BRET MICHAELS (4/28)
RODNEY CROWELL FEAT. STEUART SMITH
& FRIENDS W/SPECIAL GUEST SHANNON
MCNALLY (4/30) STEVE TYRELL (5/1)
ELAYNE BOOSLER (5/2) KATIE HERZIG W/
ELIZABETH & THE CATAPULT (5/4) LITTLE
BARRIE (5/6) SUZANNE VEGA W/ARI HEST
- The Luka folk pop singer-songwriter
with rich baritone opening act (5/8)
JUDY COLLINS - The female folk legend
stops for two shows at Rams Head (5/9)
DWIGHT TWILLEY & PEZBAND - The Ameri-
can Power Pop Tour (5/10) DAVID BROM-
BERG BAND (5/11) TODD PARK MOHR The
lead from Big Head Todd and the Mon-
sters (5/16) TOM WOPAT (5/17) SYLEENA
JOHNSON (5/21) JUSTIN HAYWARD OF THE
MOODY BLUES (5/22-23)
ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
1353 H St. NE
202-388-ROCK
rockandrollhoteldc.com
REDLINE GRAFFITI W/LOWERCASE LETTERS
(3/14) THE DEADMEN W/THE LAWSUITS
(3/15) THE JIM MCCOURT MEMORIAL CON-
CERT (3/16) OSAGE (3/19) GHOST HOTEL
(3/20) SHEARWATER W/DEATH VESSEL,
JESCA HOOP (3/21) LYDIA (3/22) BETTY
WHO W/THE LAWSUITS - Woo, somebody
loves gay D.C. so much, shes returned
only a few months since her last trip
(3/23) AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE
TRAIL OF DEAD (3/27) WHITE FORD BRON-
CO (3/28) PROTEST THE HERO (4/2)
SKATERS (4/3) THE VERY SMALL (4/4)
BEWARE OF DARKNESS (4/8) GO MOD GO!
W/THE YACHTSMEN, THE EL-RAYS (4/10)
THE WALKING STICKS (4/11) WILD CHILD
(4/12) S. CAREY (4/13) THE JEZABELS
(4/17) KILL LINCOLN (4/18) RYE COALI-
TION (4/19) DAN CROLL (4/21) EMA
(4/24) NICOLE ATKINS (4/25) WOODS
(4/26) TIMBER TIMBRE (4/27) CONNAN
MOCKASIN (4/28) JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
(4/30) THE WHIGS (5/2) TYPEFIGHTER
W/SHARK WEEK, SUNSET GUNS, TEEN MOM -
A CD-release party (5/3) MARGOT & THE
NUCLEAR SO AND SOS (5/5) SOHN (5/7)
BEN KWELLER (5/9) EAGULLS (5/14)
ANGEL OLSEN (5/15) UH HUH HER - The
indie-rock duo of Leisha The L Word
Hailey and Camila Grey returns (5/16)
CHAD VANGAALEN (5/17) MAXIMO PARK
(5/20) PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
(5/21) DELETED SCENES (5/22) FU MAN-
CHU (5/23) CHANNELS (5/30)
SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE
600 I St. NW
202-408-3100
sixthandi.org
THE INTERNET - A soul band created by
Matt Martians and Syd The Kyd of Odd
Future (3/18) TINARIWEN - The Saharan
blues band performs hypnotic and elec-
trifying guitar rock (3/22) FLAGSHIP,
LITTLE DAYLIGHT, TERRAPLANE SUN - Three
of Clubs Tour showcasing the sounds
of these three emerging bands (3/25)
WRGW SPRING SHOWCASE: RIVER CITY
EXTENSION - This eight-member indie-
rock ensemble performs in a showcase
with Paperhaus and Sun Cycle (3/29)
BUMPER JACKSONS - A bold mix of tra-
ditional jazz and pre-war country with
a modern DIY-style (3/30) JAMES VIN-
CENT MCMORROW W/AIDAN KNIGHT - Irish
singer-songwriter explores new sounds
and textures on second album Post Tropi-
cal (4/8) HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF (4/9)
DANIEL ROSSEN - The Grizzly Bear gui-
tarist performs solo (4/13) CLOUD CULT
- A very stirring and inspiring hazy rock
band from Minneapolis, akin to Bon Iver,
but deeper (4/19) BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO
(4/24) LO-FANG - Nearly two months
after his stirring set last week as opening
act for Lorde at Echostage, this Colum-
bia, Md.-native returns home for a head-
lining show (4/26) KEREN ANN - Well-
known Israeli pop singer (5/11) HAMIL-
TON LEITHAUSER - The Walkmen frontman
performs from his solo debut Black Hours
(5/17) TOM GOSS - The local gay trouba-
dour takes to the acoustic-rich Sixth &
I to perform songs from his latest, Wait
(5/31) CARSIE BLANTON (7/20)
THE STATE THEATRE
220 North Washington St.
Falls Church
703-237-0300
thestatetheatre.com
QUEENSRYCHE Featuring original lead
singer Geoff Tate (3/13) ALMOST QUEEN
(3/14) PASSAFIRE W/LULLWATER (3/28)
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS (4/3) JORGE
GONZAELZ OF LOS PRISONEROS (4/18)
THE DREAMSCAPES PROJECT - After near-
ly two decades on the D.C. scene, this
group offers a nal farewell show (4/19)
OZOMATLI (5/7) THE HACKENSAW BOYS
W/BRYAN ELIJAH SMITH (5/8) BUDDY GUY
- One of the most celebrated blues gui-
tarists of all time (6/10) LEON RUSSELL
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CASHMERE CAT W/TRIPPY TURTLE - As part
of U Street Music Hall Anniversary Week
(3/20) THE COLOURIST (3/21) MAGDA W/
DJ TENNIS, BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS - A Red
Fridays event during U Street Music Hall
Anniversary Week (3/21) HOW TO DRESS
WELL & FOREST SWORDS (3/22) BLISS W/
DUSKY (3/22) BASS NATION DC FEAT. THE
HOSPITAL RECORDS TOUR W/DANNY BYRD,
FRED V & GRAFIX, S.P.Y. AND RENDERONE - A
U Street Music Hall Anniversary Week
event (3/23) CLASSIXX (LIVE) - A U Street
Music Hall Anniversary event. (3/24)
MICHAL MENERT - Local act Fort Knox
Five opens with a DJ set (3/25) GUI
BORATTO (3/26) RUFUS DU SOL (3/27)
KERRI CHANDLER - Red Fridays presents
a set by this deep house music purveyor,
who performs an open-to-close set (3/28)
TIGER AND WOODS + POOLSIDE (3/29)
MELO-X AND JASMINE SOLANO (3/30) PIG
PEN THEATRE CO., THE SPRING STANDARDS -
Co-presented by the 9:30 Club and Brind-
ley Bros. (4/2) UZ (4/2) EISLEY (4/3)
DEAN WAREHAM W/THE VACANT LOTS (4/4)
GRANDMASTER FLASH The hip-hop
innovating legend (4/5) AN21 AND THIRD
PARTY (4/6) SHIFTEE (4/9) THE HOOD
INTERNET (4/10) GOLDLINK The God
Complex release show (4/12) FRED FALKE
- French house master (4/12) SINGULAR-
ITY + MUTRIX (4/13) KILL PARIS & CANDY-
LAND (4/17) MARK FARINA - Red Friday
presents this Chicago-based chillout/
house producer (4/18) JACQUES GREENE
(4/19) BATHS (4/22) CLAUDE VON-
STROKE (4/23) FACTORY FLOOR (4/24)
AVEY TARES SLASHER FLICKS (4/25)
FANFARLO W/LILIES ON MARS (4/26) PEG-
BOARD NERDS (5/1) BROODS (5/2)
VERIZON CENTER
601 F St. NW
202-628-3200
verizoncenter.com
PAUL SIMON & STING (3/13) CHER W/PAT
BENATAR - Dressed to Kill Tour (4/4)
MILEY CYRUS (4/10) LADY GAGA - ArtRave:
The Artpop Ball (5/15) KATY PERRY W/
CAPITAL CITIES - The Prismatic World
Tour (6/24-25) ARCADE FIRE (8/17)
WARNER THEATRE
513 13th St. NW
202-397-SEAT
warnertheatre.com
RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES (3/14-15)
THE PIANO GUYS (3/29) BOZ SCAGGS
(5/16) CELTIC WOMAN - The Emerald
Tour (5/22)
WASHINGTON WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL
washingtonwomeninjazz.com
INTEGRITI REEVES (3/15, Bohemian Cav-
erns) JESSICA BOYKIN-SETTLES PRESENTS
SHIRLEY HORN: HER LIFE AND MUSIC (3/16,
Anacostia Community Museum) JEN
CHAPIN W/TRANSPARENT PRODUCTIONS
(3/16, Bohemian Caverns) CAROL MOR-
GAN WITH THE BOHEMIAN CAVERNS JAZZ
ORCHESTRA (3/17, Bohemian Caverns)
BRANDEE YOUNGER (3/18, Hill Center)
MARY HALVORSON, ALLISON MILER, SARAH
HUGHES, JAIMIE BRANCH, KARINE CHAPDE-
LAINE, AMY K. BORMET (3/19, Union Arts)
LEIGH PILZER/JEN KRUPA - Playing the
music of Melba Liston (3/20, Smithson-
ian American Art Museum) SHANNON
GUNN AND THE BULLETTES - An all-female
big band (3/21, Jazz Night in SW)
ALLISON MILLER (3/22, Levine School of
Music) YOUNG ARTIST CONTEST AND JAM
SESSION (3/22, Levine) ISABELLE DELE-
ON TRIO (3/22, Wesley United Methodist
Church)
WOLF TRAP
1645 Trap Road
Vienna
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
UNDER THE STREETLAMP/GENTLEMANS
RULE (5/30) RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-
STARR BAND (6/12) JOHN BUTLER TRIO
W/ALLEN STONE (6/18) DARYL HALL &
JOHN OATES - Yes, the 80s blue-eyed
soul duo is back together (6/19) DIANA
ROSS - The original Supreme returns for a
second year at Wolf Traps Filene Center
(6/29) CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (7/3)
STRAIGHT NO CHASER - A cappella innova-
tors harmonize through an upbeat, eclec-
tic songbook (7/17) HUEY LEWIS & THE
NEWS - Its hip to be square, again (7/20)
LIONEL RICHIE, CEELO GREEN No, thats
not a typo; the old crooner will tour with
one of todays leading voices (7/21-22)
SARAH MCLACHLAN (7/26) DARIUS RUCKER
(7/27) HEART (7/29) LINCOLN CEN-
TER JAZZ ORCHESTRA W/WYNTON MARSALIS
(7/30) DARK STAR ORCHESTRA (8/3) PAT
METHENY UNITY GROUP, BRUCE HORNSBY -
Campre Tour 2014 (8/6) BONEY JAMES,
ERIC BENET (8/14) YANNI (8/15) ABBA -
THE CONCERT - Tribute band to the worlds
great pop ensemble (8/16) LYLE LOVETT
& HIS LARGE BAND (8/22) BOSTON (8/24)
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(6/12) ENGLISH BEAT W/NAPPY RIDDEM
(6/15) HERE COME THE MUMMIES (6/19)
STRATHMORE
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda
301-581-5100
strathmore.org
JULIE BROWN W/US AND US ONLY - Dreamy
pop tracks from this Maryland native
(3/14) ESTRELLA MORENTE - The a-
menco singer (3/19) MEKLIT (3/20)
PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP - Chris Pot-
ter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and
Giulio Carmassi (3/21) STONE KAWALA,
JUNEAU SKY & PAUL PFAU (3/21) BRAD
KOLODNER (3/26) NILS FRAHM WITH DOUG-
LAS DARE (3/28) KEB MO - A solo acous-
tic performance by this three-time Gram-
my-winning blues guitarist (4/3) PLOY,
BEYOND MODERN - D.C.-based indie-rock
groups perform as part of the Mansion at
Strathmores Friday Night Eclectic series
(4/4) BUIKA (4/6) ATOMIC YACHT FAX
(4/11) GABRIEL KAHANE & ROB MOOSE DUO
(4/17) JULIO IGLESIAS - The featured per-
former at the 2014 Spring Gala at Strath-
more (4/26) 4 GIRLS 4 - Four leading
show-tune ladies - Maureen McGovern,
Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie and
Faith Prince - team up for a mega-cabaret
show, presented by Strathmore (5/2)
ELIJAH JAMAL BALBED (5/14, 5/28) NEIL
SEDAKA (5/16) QUIET NIGHTS: RON KEARNS
QUARTET WITH MICHAEL THOMAS - Part of
Strathmores Jazz Samba Project (5/30)
SMOKEY ROBINSON - When Smokey sings
(6/4) AMADOU KOUYATE (6/4, 6/18)
ROMERO LUBAMBO, DUDUKA DA FONSECA
AND FRIENDS - Brazilian/Jazz Connec-
tion (6/5) SERGIO MENDES & ELIANE ELIAS
(6/6) JOHN PRINE (6/13)
U STREET MUSIC HALL
1115A U St. NW
202-588-1880
ustreetmusichall.com
JULIO BASHMORE W/SOUTH LONDON ORD-
NANCE, HUGO ZAPATA (3/14) WHEN IRISH
EYES ARE SMYALING FUNDRAISER - DC
Progressive Dinner presents this event
beneting SMYAL and featuring Team
Peaches DC, DJ Chord Bezerra and Sier-
ra Braxton (3/15) PENGUIN PRISON AND
CASSIAN W/CALEB LETOILE (3/15) SABINA
SCIUBBA OF BRAZILIAN GIRLS - The only
girl and lead singer of the New York-
based band Brazilian Girls stops by for
a solo show, presented by the 9:30 Club
at U-Hall (3/18) MOOMBAHTON MASSIVE
XXXV - Nadastrom, Sabo, Branko (3/19)
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BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
410-783-8000
bsomusic.org
BSO SUPERPOPS: STAYIN ALIVE: ONE NIGHT OF
THE BEE GEES (3/27, Strathmore; 3/28-30,
Meyerhoff) SCHUBERT & MENDELSSOHN
(3/28, Weinberg Center) BUGS! (3/29,
Meyerhoff; 4/5, Strathmore) ANDRE
WATTS RETURNS! - Star pianist returns to
the BSO to perform Griegs Piano Concer-
to conducted by Jakub Hrusa(4/3-4, Mey-
erhoff; Strathmore, 4/5) ITZHAK PERL-
MAN (4/10, Strathmore, 4/12-13, Meyer-
hoff) MAHLERS TITAN (4/24, 4/27, Mey-
erhoff) YEFIM BRONFMAN - Marin Alsop
conducts this pianist in Beethovens Piano
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will perform a toast to the 150th birthday of German compos-
er Richard Strauss, while two local Bach-focused ensembles
are toasting the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach, the son of
the great German Johann Sebastian. But this season in classical music-rich
Washington, several organizations are toasting American-grown composers,
from Barber to Bernstein to Bayolo, including the Capital City Symphony at
Atlas, the National Chamber Ensemble at Artisphere and the Choral Arts
Society at the Kennedy Center. But of course no spring and summer would
be complete without classical takes on movie music and musicals led
by the Gay Mens Chorus and especially the National Symphony Orchestra
Popss starry sounds, under starry skies, outside at Wolf Trap.
Concerto No. 5 (5/2, 5/4, Meyerhoff; 5/3,
Strathmore) BSO SUPERPOPS: ALL THAT
JAZZ: A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION OF KANDER
AND EBB (5/15, Strathmore; 5/16-18, Mey-
erhoff) TCHAIKOVSKYS VIOLIN CONCERTO
(5/22-23, Meyerhoff; 5/24, Strathmore)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM - A CON-
CERT - Maestro Alsop leads the BSO, the
Baltimore Choral Arts Society and actors
in Edward Berkeleys concert adaptation
of Shakespeares popular magical com-
edy with incidental music by Felix Men-
delssohn (5/29, Strathmore; 5/30-6/1,
Meyerhoff) BEETHOVENS NINTH (6/5-
6/6, 6/8, Meyerhoff; 6/7, Strathmore)
CASABLANCA - MOVIE AND MUSIC - Emil de
Cou conducts the BSO in a performance
of Max Steiners soundtrack as one of the
greatest lms of all time screens (6/12-13,
Meyerhoff, 6/14, Strathmore)
CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
University of Maryland
College Park
301-405-ARTS
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu
EVELYN ELSING - This faculty artist gives
a recital playing cello (4/5) MARYLAND
OPERA STUDIO - Die Fledermaus (4/11, 4/13,
4/19) UNIVERSITY CHORALE: SPRING CON-
CERT (4/11) MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO - A
Night in Old Vienna (4/12, 4/15) ROB-
ERT DILUTIS - This faculty artist gives a
recital playing clarinet (4/13) CHAMBER
MUSIC SHOWCASE (4/15) EXCELSA QUAR-
TET: CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY - Explor-
ing more modern works for string quartet
in conjunction with the classics (4/16)
TEMPO (4/28) UMD WIND ORCHESTRA:
CONTRASTS (5/2) THE LEFT BANK QUARTET
- A program of Haydn, Beethoven and
Webern from this Maryland ensemble.
(5/3) ANNUAL POPS CONCERT UMD Wind
Ensemble, University Band, Community
Band team up for this 38th annual audi-
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D.C.S DIFFERENT DRUMMERS
202-269-4868
dcdd.org
CAPITAL PRIDE SYMPHONIC BAND SPRING
CONCERT: DANCES The Capitol Pride
Symphonic Band offers a festive, upbeat
performance, and the last for its direc-
tor of the past six years Joe Bello (3/29,
Columbia Heights Education Campus)
DC SWING! SPRING CONCERT (5/25) MARCH-
ING BAND: CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE (6/14) DC
SWING!: CAPITAL PRIDE (6/15) MARCHING
BAND: BALTIMORE PRIDE PARADE (6/21)
MARCHING BAND PALISADES PARADE (7/4)
MARCHING BAND MONUMORIAL TOUR (7/14)
THE EMBASSY SERIES
202-625-2361
embassyseries.org
This 20-year-old series offers public
access to foreign embassies and diplo-
matic homes in D.C. via classical con-
certs, followed by receptions, aimed at
uniting people through musical diplo-
macy CLAUDIA GALLI, GREGORY MOULIN
- Luxembourg-born soprano opera star
performs Schumann, Strauss, Brahms,
Wolf, Zemlinsky and Berg with piano
accompaniment (3/22, Embassy of Lux-
embourg) ADRIAN DAUROV, DI WU - St.
Petersburg-born, New York-based cellist,
who regularly performs with pop stars
including Alicia Keys, the Roots and Sigur
Ros, performs a classical program with
paino accompaniment (3/28, Embassy of
the Russian Federation) OPERETTA EVE-
NINGS: MICHAEL HEIM, KRISZTINA DAVID -
The Embassy Series revives its popular
operetta series with the Austrian tenor
and Hungarian soprano featuring works
by Austro-Hungarian composers such as
Kalman, Lehar and Strauss (5/15, Embas-
sy of Austria; 5/16, Embassy of Hungary)
FOLGER CONSORT
202-544-7077
folger.edu
LE JARDIN CHINOIS: MUSIC OF 18TH-CENTURY
FRANCE - Exploring the allure of China in
the musical imagination of Rameau, Marias
and others (3/21-23) A POLISH RENAISSANCE:
MUSIC OF POLANDS GOLDEN AGE - Accompa-
nied by vocal ensemble the Western Wind, a
performance of the rarely heard, extraordi-
nary musical art of what was then Europes
largest kingdom (4/11-13)
GAY MENS CHORUS OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
202-293-1548
gmcw.org
VON TRAPPED - A gay parody of The Sound of
Music (3/14-16, Lisner) FORTE: POTOMAC
FEVER AND ROCK CREEK SINGERS - The cho-
russ two stellar select vocal ensembles
are showcased (4/11, New York Avenue
Presbyterian Church; 4/19, Arena Stages
Kogod Cradle) A GAY MANS GUIDE TO
BROADWAY W/LAURA BENANTI - Everything
you need to know about Broadway musi-
cals courtesy of the chorus and this Tony
Award winner for Gypsy, most recently
seen on NBCs live The Sound of Music
(5/18, Kennedy Center)
KENNEDY CENTER
202-467-4600
kennedy-center.org
THE NASH ENSEMBLE OF LONDON - A For-
tas Chamber Music Concert focused on
one of music literatures timeless corner-
stones, Brahmss Clarinet Quintet (4/1)
35TH YOUNG CONCERT ARTIST SERIES: CICELY
PARNAS, CELLO (4/7) AUGUSTIN HADELICH,
JOYCE YANG & PABLO VILLEGAS: TANGO,
SONG AND DANCE - A violinist, pianist and
guitarist join forces for this Fortas Cham-
ber Music Concert, a multimedia recital
featuring wide-ranging works by Previn,
Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos
(4/21) CARLO GRANTE - HH Promotions
London LLC presents this pianist, one of
todays most active and popular record-
ing artists (5/14) MARC-ANDRE HAME-
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LIN WITH THE PACIFICA QUARTET - Quartet
makes its Fortas Chamber Music Concert
debut performing Leo Ornsteins rhyth-
mically engaging Piano Quintet with this
acclaimed pianist (5/20)
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
202-467-4600
kennedy-center.org
CELEBRATING RICHARD STRAUSS AT 150 -
Soprano Irene Theorin and bass-baritone
John Relyea join Christoph Eschenbach
and the NSO in this salute to Strauss that
includes selections from Don Juan, Elektra
and Salome (3/20-24) NSO POPS: RAJATON:
THE MUSIC OF ABBA - The genre-crossing
Finnish ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO
Pops in a tribute to ABBA (5/30-31)
STRATHMORE
301-581-5100
strathmore.org
ESCOLANIA DE MONTSERRAT - Spains pre-
miere boys choir and one of its oldest
music schools in Europe performs in the
U.S. for the rst time in its history (3/16)
PETER MINKLER & JEREMY GILL - Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra violist performs
works by Gill, who will accompany at the
piano (3/30) PARKER QUARTET - One of
the preeminent new ensembles offer a
program including the Washington pre-
miere of Jeremy Gills Capriccio (3/31)
AVI AVITAL - German-based Israeli mando-
lin player returns to the area. (4/3) PIOTR
PAKHOMKIN - Russian-American guitarist
performs acrobatic works by Paganini
and Mertz (4/9, 4/23)
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
Kennedy Center Opera House
202-295-2400
dc-opera.org
THE MAGIC FLUTE - Mozarts nal opera in
what the San Francisco Chronicle calls a
zesty and imaginative new production
(5/3-18) AN AMERICAN SOLDIER - The sec-
ond season of the American Opera Initia-
tive continues with this hour-long, world-
premiere opera composed by Huang Ruo
with a libretto by David Henry Hwang
(6/13-14)
WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
202-833-9800
wpas.org
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC - Gustavo
Dudamel directs (3/18, Kennedy Center)
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Gia-
nandrea Noseda conducts (3/30, Kennedy
Center) MINGUET QUARTETT - German
ensemble takes its name from the 18th-
Century Spanish philosopher Pablo Min-
guet, who tried in his writings to make
the ne arts accessible to the masses (4/2,
Kennedy Center) LOUIS LORTIE - French-
Canadian pianist appears as part of the
Piano Masters series (4/11, Kennedy Cen-
ter) OF THEE WE SING: THE MARIAN ANDER-
SON 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (4/12,
DAR Constitution Hall) HILARY HAHN
(4/23, Strathmore) BENJAMIN GROSVE-
NOR - The youngest-ever winner of the
Keyboard section of the BBCs Young
Musician of the Year in 2004 - at the age
of 11 (4/29, Kennedy Center)
WOLF TRAP
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
NSO @ WOLF TRAP: MATTHEW MORRISON
(7/10) NSO @ WOLF TRAP: FANTASIA (7/11-
12) NSO @ WOLF TRAP: JEAN-YVES THIBAU-
DET, PIANO (7/18) NSO @ WOLF TRAP: 2001:
A SPACE ODYSSEY (7/19)
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CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN & ARTISTS: DIS-
SOLVING D.C.-based contemporary
dance company, led by gay namesake,
is in its third season as Aldens resident
dance company; the company offers an
evening of mixed repertory including the
world premiere of a piece that artfully
explores themes of water pollution and
conservation, incorporating locally accu-
mulated and collected rainwater into the
performance (3/14-15)
SPRING ARTS PREVIEW
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Brookland home venue has undergone extensive renovations, by
presenting performances elsewhere by many of dances leading
lights, including gay choreographer Kyle Abraham at Howard
University and pioneering transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey, who worked
with the LGBT Elders Oral History Project for his latest piece, to be presented
at Joes Movement Emporium in May. But thats just the tip of whats on offer
this season. From the National Symphony Orchestra New Moves: Symphony
+ Dance series to Wolf Trap presenting the nal D.C. performance of the Trey
McIntyre Project, movement fans will nd plenty to move them.
CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
University of Maryland
College Park
301-405-ARTS
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu
UMD DYNAMIC DANCE TEAM: RIP THE FLOOR
2014 Campus hip-hop team hosts a
regional battle for bragging rights as the
hottest dance team on the East Coast,
as selected by a panel of locally grown,
widely known choreographers and danc-
ers (3/29) SAM MAUCERI: SEAGIRL - Set
to feminist punk music, Sam Mauceris
original work utilizes theater, dance and
movement to explore a young womans
attempts at unpacking her own preju-
dices in a discouraging world (3/29-30)
SHARED GRADUATE DANCE CONCERT (4/12-
13) UMOVES: UNDERGRADUATE DANCE CON-
CERT (4/24-27)
DANCE PLACE
202-269-1600
danceplace.org
RENNIE HARRIS RHAW - Harriss second
company meant to forge new paths for
young hip-hop hopefuls and present the
genre in its RHAW-est forms (3/22-23,
Edgewood Arts Center, 3415 8th St. NE)
TELEPHONE DANCE PROJECT - Four female
choreographers led by Katie Drake of
D.C. demonstrate the improvisational
skills they use to collaborate via long
distance as well as present a site-specic
dance experience at the National Portrait
Gallery and a salon-style show (3/28-29,
Brookland Artspace Lofts) COMPANHIA
URBANA DE DANCA - An ensemble of street
performers founded in Brazil a decade ago
by dancer Tiago Sousa and choreographer
and artistic director Sonia Destri Lie (4/5,
Edgewood Arts Center) DANCE PLACES
NEXTGENERATION SHOWCASE - Showcas-
ing the talents of Dance Places Kids on
the Move students and Coyaba Dance
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and hip-hop (5/10, THEARC, 1901 Missis-
sippi Ave. SE) STEP IT UP DC - Special step
workshops and an informal performance
by the Dance Place Step Team (5/16,
Edgewood Arts Center) KYLE ABRAHAM/
ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION - Live! The Realest
MC is a new ensemble work by noted
gay choreographer, who was inspired by
Pinocchio in this exploration of gender
roles in the black community and hip-
hop celebrity (5/17-18, Ira Aldridge The-
ater, Howard University) STEP AFRIKA! -
Green Is The New Black (5/29-6/1, Hartke
Theatre at Catholic University)
KENNEDY CENTER
202-467-4600
kennedy-center.org
ONE MIC: BREAKING FORM: GLOBAL URBAN
CONTEMPORARY DANCE - Hip-hop artist
and director of the U.K.s Breakin Con-
vention, Jonzi D hosts this showcase of
hip-hop dance featuring Project Soul
from South Korea, Sebastien Ramierz and
Honji Wang from France and Compan-
hia Urbana from Brazil (4/6) WAYNE
MCGREGOR AND RANDOM DANCE - British
choreographer brings his company to the
Kennedy Center to present the multime-
dia work Far, with a score by Ben Frost
and visuals that includes a computerized
pin board of 3,200 LED lights (5/1-3)
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS NEW
MOVES: SYMPHONY + DANCE series, featur-
ing: KEIGWIN + COMPANY, with new cho-
reography by Larry Keigwin set to selec-
tions from Bernsteins On The Town and
On The Waterfront and Schumans New
England Triptych (5/7-8); NEW BALLET
ENSEMBLE, featuring a dance performance
by Memphis Jookin artists performing
to music by Duke Ellington, plus Barbers
Souvenirs, Gershwins Porgy and Bess and
a concerto featuring timpani Javon Gil-
liam (5/10-13)
LISNER AUDITORIUM AT GWU
202-994-6800
lisner.org
MOMIX: BOTANICA - Co-presented by the
Washington Performing Arts Society, this
show features an eclectic score ranging
from birdsong to Vivaldi that shows off
the endlessly renewable energy of the
performers, aided by costumes, projec-
tions and custom-made props and pup-
petry (4/25-26) TODO TANGO - DC Tango
Festival presents the Pan American Sym-
phony Orchestra and a Tango music spec-
tacular featuring an international cast of
dancers (5/3)
THE WASHINGTON BALLET
202-362-3606
washingtonballet.org
PETER PAN - A new production of Sep-
time Webres dazzling ballet adaptation
of J.M. Barrie, a whimsical adventure told
through vibrant dance (4/16-20, 4/26-
27, Kennedy Center) TOUR-DE-FORCE:
BALANCHINE! - A gala-style program of
provocative and engaging, showstopping
classical and contemporary ballets (4/23-
25, Kennedy Center) WHO CARES? - The
Washington Ballet Studio Company per-
forms an exuberant ballet set to the music
of George Gershwin (5/17-18, THEARC)
WOLF TRAP
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT (6/11) PILO-
BOLUS (7/1) NOCHE FLAMENCA (8/12)
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET, OREGON BAL-
LET THEATRE - A Face of America Produc-
tion (8/27)
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ABOVE&BEYOND: COMEDY,
READINGS, DISCUSSIONS,
SPOKEN WORD, MULTIMEDIA,
TASTINGS, TOURS, ETC.
BY DOUG RULE
THE ALDEN
703-790-0123
aldentheatre.org
CODE 20: PROCEED TO IMPROV - A free
monthly coffeehouse-style night of
improve and open mike (4/10, 5/8)
MIDDAY MOVIE MUSICALS: THE PRODUCERS
- Free screenings of the Alden staffs
favorite movie musicals (4/16) CHAR-
LIE CHAPLIN 125TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
(4/16) MIDDAY MOVIE MUSICALS: MEET ME
IN ST. LOUIS - Free screenings of the Alden
staffs favorite movie musicals (5/28)
BARNS AT WOLF TRAP
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
THE SECOND CITY - Happily Ever Laughter
(4/18-19) 27TH ANNUAL EVENING OF COM-
EDY Murray The Unknown Comic
Langston, Brett Leake and Dave Gold-
stein are part of this years lineup (5/2-3)
BLACK CAT
202-667-4490
blackcatdc.com
DR. WHO HAPPY HOUR One free episode
of Dr. Who and drink specials (3/14, and
every Friday) AND I AM NOT LYING - A
night of storytelling, comedy and bur-
lesque. (3/15) BREADCRUMB TRAIL - A
Slint Documentary screening followed by
a Q&A with director Lance Bangs (3/16)
CABIN FEVER BURLESQUE (3/21) GAY/BASH!
- A queer night of rock & pop gems w/
DJs Joshua and Dean (3/22) JOE MANDE
- #Bitchface Mini World Tour (3/25)
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OU MAY KNOW JOHN WATERS BEST AS A WACKY,
beloved Baltimore lmmaker, but these days hes spending
more time on the standup circuit which is why youll nd
him in this, Metro Weeklys et cetera arts category. Waters, who
appears at The Birchmere in May, is in good company this season: Lily Tomlin
at Strathmore, Lewis Black at the Warner and Loni Love at the DC Improv are
just three of our favorites. But its not all fun and games in Above and Beyond,
which includes lectures, cooking demonstrations, even off-the-beaten-runway
drag shows. From several discussions about serious global issues at the Uni-
versity of Marylands Clarice Smith Center, to a book signing with Twitter
co-founder Biz Stone at Sixth and I, to storytelling event after storytelling
event, youll nd all the live talk and action you could possibly want this side
of Baltimore, Hon.
BLACK FOX LOUNGE
blackfoxlounge.com
LA-TI-DO Regie Cabico and Don Mike
Mendoza host this spoken word & musi-
cal theater show every Monday night
(3/17) THE ACADEMY OF WASHINGTON A
night of drag in the lounge (5/18)
THE BIRCHMERE
703-549-7500
birchmere.com
KATHLEEN MADIGAN - Madigan Again: The
comedian makes her annual stop at the
Birchmere (3/21, 3/23) JOHN HODGMAN
- I Stole Your Dad is the latest standup
show by this droll comic and The Daily
Show alum (5/15) JOHN WATERS - The
famous Baltimore lmmaker offers a night
of his This Filthy World standup (5/16)
BUSBOYS AND POETS
2021 14th St. NW
202-387-POET
busboysandpoets.com
SPARKLE QUEER OPEN MIC Queer-friend-
ly, queer-focused reading series the rst
Sunday of the month, hosted by Regie
Cabico and Danielle Evennou (4/6)
CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
301-405-ARTS
claricesmithcenter.umd.edu
ANTHONY ROMERO One of Times Most
Inuential Hispanics in America, the gay
Romero, head of the American Civil Liber-
ties Union, stops by for a talk as part of the
Arts & Humanities Deans Lecture Series
(4/16) CREATIVE DIALOGUE: FAST FOOD,
SLOW FOOD AND FOOD JUSTICE: GLOBAL POLI-
CIES CREATING GLOBAL HUNGER - WAMUs
Kojo Nnamdi hosts a panel discussion
about both the local and global issues sur-
rounding public policy and food (4/21)
FILMFEST DC
The Washington, DC International
Film Festival
202-274-5782
lmfestdc.org
Filmfest DC is back for a 28th year
though also probably its nal, according
to recent press. The program, still to be
fully announced, will include 80 features,
documentaries and shorts from all over
the world (4/17-27, various venues)
FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
202-544-7077
folger.edu
THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY:
HAILEY LEITHAUSER AND SHARA MCCALLUM
- Poets reect on the poetry of Marianne
Moore and Elizabeth Alexander as well
as read from their own works (3/24)
SHAKESPEARES BIRTHDAY LECTURE 2014:
BRIAN CUMMINGS University of York
professor discusses the problem of writ-
ing the biography of Shakespeare (4/3)
SHAKESPEARES BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE
Jugglers, jesters, musicians and actors all
re-create the time and stories of Shake-
speare for this party, complete with a
birthday cake and tour of the reading
rooms (4/6) THE LITERARY LEGACY OF
SEAMUS HEANEY - Folger pays tribute to
the man once called the most important
Irish poet since W.B. Yeats a year after
his passing (4/7) THE 34TH ANNUAL PEN/
FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION CEREMONY
Americas largest peer-juried literary
prize (5/4)
HILL CENTER
202-549-4172
HillCenterDC.org
MARK HASKELL: HOT OVEN BAKING: WAY
BEYOND PIZZA - A hands-on baking lesson
about the Mediterranean root dishes that
eventually led to the pizza (3/15) WHY
CANT I SLEEP? - Dr. Francisco Hoyos, med-
ical director of the Sleep Center at Provi-
dence Hospital, is the featured speaker
and presenter, including techniques for
getting a good nights sleep (3/17) TALK OF
THE HILL WITH BILL PRESS: AMIE PARNES AND
JONATHAN ALLEN - Authors of HRC: State
Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
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(3/20) DOCUMENTARY FRIDAYS: COWBOYS
& OUTLAWS - THE REAL BILLY THE KID - Fea-
turing a post-screening discussion and
Q&A with director Pip Gilmour (4/11)
STEPHEN GRANT AND JOHN ANDREWS:
COLLECTING SHAKESPEARE: THE STORY OF
HENRY AND EMILY FOLGER - A signing and
conversation about the rst biography of
the Folgers (4/13) THE LIFE OF A POET:
EDWARD HIRSCH - The Washington Posts
Ron Charles moderates a discussion with
this poet, whos also president of the John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Founda-
tion in New York (4/23) REBECCA MEAD:
MY LIFE IN MIDDLEMARCH - The Atlantics
Hanna Rosin moderates this discussion
with New Yorker staff writer Rebecca
Mead about her new book (4/25)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE!
202-857-7700
nglive.org
ST. PATRICKS DAY CONCERT - The band Runa
offers a mix of traditional and contempo-
rary Celtic sounds (3/17) VANISHED: THE
SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER - Carl
Hoffman reveals the truth behind Rock-
efellers 1961 disappearance in his book
Savage Harvest (3/19) FAMELAB: EXPLOR-
ING EARTH AND BEYOND - National Geo-
graphic Explorer and cave diver Kenny
Broad is your host as aspiring young sci-
entists compete to become sciences next
star (4/5) JET SET PETS WITH KELLY E.
CARTER A cocktail event featuring the
author discussing traveling with canines
in conversation with Gary Weitzman of
WAMUs Animal House (4/9)
SPEAKEASYDC
240-888-9751
speakeasydc.com
Local, non-competitive storytelling pow-
erhouse, with upcoming shows: TALES OF
THE UNLEAVENED - Passover-themed stories
(3/30, Tikvat Israel Synagogue, Rockville)
CATS OUT OF THE BAG - Stories about slips
of the tongue, spilling the beans and gos-
sip (4/8, Town Danceboutique) AFTER-
SCHOOL SPECIAL - A call for stories by and
about educators in honor of Teacher Appre-
ciation Week (5/7, Atlas) CLOSE CALL - Sto-
ries about near misses and narrow escapes
(5/13, Town) BORN THIS WAY - Stories
about queer culture (6/8, Human Rights
Campaign Headquarters) YOU JUST DONT
UNDERSTAND - Stories about generation and
gender gaps (6/10, Town) SPEAKEASYDCS
STORY SHOWDOWN - An interactive storytell-
ing game show with games adapted from
The Price Is Right (6/27-28, Dance Place)
HAPPY ACCIDENTS - Stories about unexpected
outcomes (7/8, Town)
STORY LEAGUE
storyleague.org
A competitive storytelling organization
with the following upcoming shows:
STORY LEAGUE ALL-STARS: TOURNAMENT 7
(3/14, U Street Music Hall) STICKY
STORY CONTEST Storytellers will have
seven minutes to tell a true, personal on
the theme of sticky - whatever it means
to the storyteller with judges picking a
winner (3/27, Busboys & Poets) SAUCY
STORY CONTEST (4/16, Busboys & Poets)
SHADY STORY CONTEST (5/21, Busboys
& Poets) STINKY STORY CONTEST (6/18,
Busboys & Poets) STORY LEAGUE ALL-
STARS: TOURNAMENT 8 (6/27, U Hall)
STRATHMORE
301-581-5100
strathmore.org
LILY TOMLIN - One of Americas foremost
comedians returns to the area for a night
of standup (3/28, Music Center) CIRQUE
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ZIVA - Strathmore presents this circus,
offering eye-popping fun for the whole
family, prior to an expected Broadway run
(4/9, Music Center) BEYOND TEXT AND
LINE: A DISCUSSION ON THE ART OF COMIC
BOOKS - In conjunction with its A Shared
Universe: The Art of Comic Books, Strath-
more offers a panel discussion moder-
ated by Greg McElhatton of the Small
Press Expo, Wizard and iComics.com
(4/27, Mansion) MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH
- Treat your mother to a majestic brunch
at Strathmore, if you can get tickets to this
quick-to-sell-out annual tradition (5/11)
HISTORIC HOME TOUR - Another quick-
to-sell-out tradition is a monthly guided
tour for adults illuminating the history,
architecture and personal stories of the
Mansion at Strathmore (6/13)
WARNER THEATRE
202-397-SEAT
warnertheatre.com
MAX JOBRANI - A night of comedy from
this Iranian-American actor and come-
dian, part of the Axis of Evil comedy
group (3/28) LEWIS BLACK The acerbic
one, best known for his Back in Black
segment from The Daily Show, returns
for another hometown string of shows on
The Rant is Due tour (4/10-11) BRIAN
REGAN (4/25-26) EDDIE IZZARD - The Brit-
ish comic actor, whom John Cleese once
called the Lost Python (5/1-2) JOHN
PINETTE (6/22) WE WILL ROCK YOU Brit-
ish comedian Ben Eltons musical revue
featuring Queens rock standards (6/3-7)
WOLF TRAP
703-255-1900
wolf-trap.org
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRI-
SON KEILLOR The old-timey public radio
celebrity once again kicks off the season at
Wolf Traps gorgeous amphitheater, the
Filene Center (5/23-24) DISNEYS BEAU-
TY AND THE BEAST (6/7-8) WOLF TRAPS
25TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA SWAMP ROMP
Re-creating the exuberant New Orleans
spirit alongside mouthwatering Cajun
food (6/14) SING-A-LONG GREASE (6/21)
SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC (8/23)
For more Above and Beyond listings, visit
MetroWeekly.com.
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Of Beasts and Brushes
T
HERE IS A QUALITY TO A PROFESSIONAL POR-
trait that most wont be able to capture in a few
smartphone snaps. Or even in a few thousand, for
that matter.
Thats where artists such as Theodora Tilton come in. A
glance at her history and the Alexandria-based artists creden-
tials from her masters degree in ne art, to her many awards,
to her various teaching posts are impressive.
Tilton also has the animal credentials, with past work includ-
ing serving as the creative director of the Maryland-based
Humane Society of the United States for more than a decade.
Its no wonder that it wasnt too long after launching her own
Tilton Studio in 1998 that pet portraiture became a major part of
her work. Shed already been doing as much close to home.
I started painting my own dogs, Tilton says of an annual
Christmas card project, prior to taking on pet-portrait commis-
sions. Then my husband suggested this. I sort of started with a
little notice and got responses right away. That was 2001, and
shes been painting pets ever since.
While the animal kingdom might seem a little hairier than
painting people, Tilton has her ways. She does, however, point
to one example of nearly losing the leash, as it were.
Nine dachshund puppies and their mother, Tilton remem-
bers, adding a short sigh. Their owner knew all their names.
I thought, Oh, my God. I just took movies of everything and
worked from that.
Actually, even with a full 10 subjects nine of whom were
still in the wriggling phase that process of lming is not so
far off from how Tilton handles most pet commissions. While a
highly disciplined Doberman might comply to sit for a photo, no
pets
by WILL OBRYAN
Theodora Ti l ton shares her
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thank you. And cats? You can almost hear the feline laughter at
the suggestion.
I like to meet the pets, see the colors for myself, Tilton says
of her process, which generally takes six to eight weeks. People
give you photos, but they bring their ideas to a photo. It doesnt
do me much good.
I like to do my own sketches and my own photography. I
take that back and I come up with a concept sketch. Then, with
the client, I see that everyones on the same page.
While commissioning a piece of art is far from digging
through some bargain bin, Tilton tries to accommodate a range
of budgets, with offerings that move from sketches to oils.
At the low end, which would be a pencil sketch, its
roughly in the range of $500 to $600. That includes me doing
everything, for one or two animals, she explains. A basic
portrait [in oils] is anywhere from $900 up. The end point is
about $2,500, because I wont go much bigger than 20-by-24
[inches]. Oil painting can be a little pricey for some people,
but the fur is a big issue. Oil can give you the depths you want
with fur.
Tilton also urges that those considering a pet portrait dont
wait to be moved by an expression of mourning. Such a portrait
is possible, she says, but the conditions are far from ideal.
I will do it, but I dont like it, Tilton says of painting a pet
that has died, an animal shes never met. Its usually from a
photo that has all this meaning to them. I tell them Ill see what
I can do. Theyre in pain a lot of times, so you dont want to tell
them to forget it. But its very hard.
People usually dont have a clear idea of what they want. I
try to guide them. A lot of it can be very emotional. People really
love their pets.
For more information about Tilton Studios, call 703-765-2746 or
visit tiltonstudio.com. l
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Raja
I named him Raja (aka the Fresh Prince) because he carries himself very
regally and can act a bit entitled. I used to have a bunch of framed photos art-
fully arranged on the bay window in front of my house. As soon as he arrived,
he knocked them all out of the way and declared that space as his throne.
Ive been his loyal subject ever since. When hes not surveying his domain,
digging and chasing squirrels are his favorite pastimes.
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Martinis
FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
GREEN LANTERN
Shirtless Men Drink Free,
10-11pm
JR.S
$3 Rail Vodka Highballs,
$2 JR.s drafts, 8pm to
close Top Pop Night
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
Beat The Clock Happy
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(6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
Drag Bingo
NUMBER NINE
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FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
JR.S
Buy 1, Get 1,
11pm-midnight Happy
Hour: 2-for-1, 4-9pm $5
Coronas, $8 Vodka Red
Bulls, 9pm-close
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
DJ Matt Bailer Videos,
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$3 (6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
NUMBER NINE
Open 5pm Happy Hour:
2 for 1 on any drink, 5-9pm
No Cover
PHASE 1
DJ Styalo Dancing
$5 cover
FRI., 03.14.14
9 1/2
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5-9pm Friday Night
Videos with resident
DJ Shea Van Horn VJ
Expanded craft beer
selection No cover
ANNIES
4@4 Happy Hour, 4-7pm
$4 Small Plates, $4 Stella
Artois, $4 House Wines,
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Martinis Upstairs open
5-11pm
DC BEAR CRUE
@Town Bear Happy
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$3 Draft, $3 Bud Bottles
Free Pizza, 7pm Hosted
by Charger Stone No
cover before 9:30pm 21+
PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
Drag Show in lounge
Half-price burgers and
fries
TOWN
Drag Show starts at
10:30pm Hosted by
Lena Lett and featuring
Tatianna, Shi-Queeta-
Lee, Jessica Spaulding
Deverreoux and Banaka
Doors open at 10pm For
those 21 and over, $5 from
10-11pm and $10 after
11pm For those 18-20,
$10 all night 18+
ZIEGFELDS/SECRETS
All male, nude dancers
Ladies of Illusion with
host Kristina Kelly, 9pm
Cover 21+
SAT., 03.15.14
9 1/2
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5-9pm $5 Absolut &
Titos, $3 Miller Lite after
9pm Expanded craft
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FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Diner Brunch, 10am-3pm
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke and/or live
entertainment, 9pm
JR.S
$4 Coors, $5 Vodka
highballs, $7 Vodka Red
Bulls
NELLIES
Guest DJs Zing Zang
Bloody Marys, Nellie Beer,
House Rail Drinks and
Mimosas, $4, 11am-5pm
Buckets of Beer, $15
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Pop Goes The World: Kylie
Minogue Kiss Me Once
Album-Release Party
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PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
Karaoke in the lounge
Charity Bingo with Cash
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Nation Reunion with DJ
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DJ Wess Hosted by
Lena Lett and featuring
Tatianna, Shi-Queeta-
Lee, Jessica Spaulding
Deverreoux and Banaka
For those 21 and over,
$8 from 10-11pm and $12
after 11pm 21+
ZIEGFELDS/SECRETS
All nude male dancers,
9pm Ladies of Illusion
with host Ella Fitzgerald,
9pm DJ Steve
Henderson in Secrets DJ
Spyke in Ziegfelds Doors
8pm Cover 21+
SUN., 03.16.14
9 1/2
Happy Hour: 2 for 1 on any
drink, 5-9pm Multiple
TVs showing movies,
shows, sports Expanded
craft beer selection No
cover
FIREPLACE
Skyy Vodka, $3 $5 cover
with $1 off coupons
FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Champagne Brunch
Buffet, 10am-3pm
Crazy Hour, 4-8pm
Drag Show hosted by
Destiny B. Childs featuring
performances by a rotating
cast, 9pm No cover
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Brunch Doors open at
1pm $2 Coors Lights &
$3 Skyy (all favors), all
day and night
NELLIES
Drag Brunch, hosted by
Shi-Queeta-Lee, 11am-3pm
$20 Brunch Buffet
House Rail Drinks, Zing
Zang Bloody Marys, Nellie
Beer and Mimosas, $4,
11am-close Buckets of
Beer, $15
NUMBER NINE
Happy Hour: 2 for 1 on any
drink, 5-9pm No Cover
ZIEGFELDS/SECRETS
All male, nude dancers
Decades of Dance DJ
Tim-e in Secrets Doors
8pm Cover 21+
MON., 03.17.14
9 1/2
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5-9pm Multiple TVs
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sports Expanded craft
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ANNIES
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$4 Small Plates, $4 Stella
Artois, $4 House Wines,
$4 Stolichnaya Cocktails,
$4 Manhattans and Vodka
Martinis
FREDDIES
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
JR.S
Happy Hour: 2-for-1, 4-9pm
Showtunes Songs &
Singalongs, 9pm-close
DJ Jamez $3 Drafts
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
Beat The Clock Happy
Hour $2 (5-6pm), $3
(6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
Poker Texas Holdem, 8pm
NUMBER NINE
Open 5pm Happy Hour:
2 for 1 on any drink, 5-9pm
No Cover
PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
Buzztime Trivia
competition 75 cents off
bottles and drafts
TUES., 03.18.14
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Stella Artois, $4 House
Wines, $4 Stolichnaya
Cocktails, $4 Manhattans
and Vodka Martinis
FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
JR.S
Underground (Indie Pop/
Alt/Brit Rock), 9pm-close
DJ Wes Della Volla
2-for-1, all day and night
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
Beat The Clock Happy
Hour $2 (5-6pm), $3
(6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
Karaoke
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Safe Word: A Gay Spelling
Bee Hosted by Bee-rett
Register before Bee
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5pm Happy Hour: 2 for
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No Cover
PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
75 cents off bottles and
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WED., 03.19.14
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Wines, $4 Stolichnaya
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FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm Drag
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10pm
GREEN LANTERN
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4pm-Close
JR.S
Trivia with MC Jay
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10-11pm $2 JRs Drafts
& $4 Vodka ($2 with
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NELLIES SPORTS BAR
Beat The Clock Happy
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NUMBER NINE
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No Cover
PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
Free Pool 75 cents off
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THURS., 03.20.14
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4@4 Happy Hour,
4pm-7pm $4 Small
Plates, $4 Stella Artois,
$4 House Wines, $4
Stolichnaya Cocktails, $4
Manhattans and Vodka
Martinis
FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
GREEN LANTERN
Shirtless Men Drink Free,
10-11pm
JR.S
$3 Rail Vodka Highballs,
$2 JR.s drafts, 8pm to
close Top Pop Night
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
Beat The Clock Happy
Hour $2 (5-6pm), $3
(6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
Drag Bingo
NUMBER NINE
Happy Hour: 2 for 1 on any
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9 1/2
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Videos with resident
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Expanded craft beer
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ANNIES
4@4 Happy Hour, 4-7pm
$4 Small Plates, $4 Stella
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$4 Stolichnaya Cocktails,
$4 Manhattans and Vodka
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5-11pm
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DC BEAR CRUE
@Town Bear Happy
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$3 Draft, $3 Bud Bottles
Free Pizza, 7pm Hosted
by Charger Stone No
cover before 9:30pm 21+
FREDDIES BEACH BAR
Crazy Hour, 4-7pm
Karaoke, 9pm
JR.S
Buy 1, Get 1,
11pm-midnight Happy
Hour: 2-for-1, 4-9pm $5
Coronas, $8 Vodka Red
Bulls, 9pm-close
NELLIES SPORTS BAR
DJ Matt Bailer Videos,
Dancing Beat The Clock
Happy Hour $2 (5-6pm),
$3 (6-7pm), $4 (7-8pm)
Buckets of Beer $15
NUMBER NINE
Open 5pm Happy Hour:
2 for 1 on any drink, 5-9pm
No Cover
PHASE 1
DJ Styalo Dancing
$5 cover
PWS SPORTS BAR
9855 Washington Blvd. N
Laurel, Md.
301-498-4840
Drag Show in lounge
Half-price burgers and
fries
TOWN
Drag Show starts at
10:30pm Hosted by
Lena Lett and featuring
Tatianna, Shi-Queeta-
Lee, Jessica Spaulding
Deverreoux and Banaka
Doors open at 10pm For
those 21 and over, $5 from
10-11pm and $10 after
11pm For those 18-20,
$10 all night 18+
ZIEGFELDS/SECRETS
All male, nude dancers
Ladies of Illusion with
host Kristina Kelly, 9pm
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Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else, but
they dont get extra rights. They dont get to
redene marriage.
Washington Times columnist, bestselling author and retired neurosurgeon BEN CARSON, in a speech at CPAC. Carson reinforced
his conservative views by stating, As you know, I am not a fan of political correctness. I
still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.
(Hufngton Post)

Everywhere that Big Gay gains ground,


Christ is forced into retreat.
BRYAN FISCHER, of the American Family Association, in an episode of Focal Point on the AFA Channel. Fischer called the ght
against homosexuality the battle of our time, also stating Americas future is gonna be determined by one thing: whether the
forces of light or darkness will prevail in the battle for special rights [based on] sexually deviant behavior.
(Right Wing Watch)

Marriage [is] between


one man and one woman forever leading to life and love.
[I]ts also the building block of society and culture.

Archbishop of New York, Cardinal TIMOTHY DOLAN, speaking on NBCs Meet the Press. Dolan stated that the thought of
civil unions for same-sex couples made him uncomfortable and believes that any change to
the traditional denition of marriage would impact the church.
(NBC)

We dont need a head of state who guts our defenses and


draws phony red lines with a pink crayon.
Yeah, I did say that.

Fox News host and former Lt. Col. OLIVER NORTH speaking at CPAC regarding President Obamas handling of the Ukraine crisis.
The pink crayon comment continued from North arguing against allowing gay people to serve openly in the military, stating
that the repeal of DADT meant armed forces members were being treated like laboratory rats in some radical social experiment.
(Raw Story)

I love that
Britain is a place where you can be gay and proud
and now you can get married too.

British Deputy Prime Minister NICK CLEGG, speaking at his partys Spring Conference. Clegg compared Britains LGBT rights
record to the situation in Russia, where he believes the government is effectively criminalizing homosexuality. Same-sex
marriage was legalized in England and Wales in July last year, with the law coming into effect today,
March 13. Marriage ceremonies will begin on March 29.
(LibDems.org)
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