October 23 + November 27, 2013. Sign up by 10pm, contest begins at 11pm. Winners decided by audience applause. $300 first prize ($150 second, $50 third). Try out as one the newest talents/ prospective dancers at Secret's/ participate in deciding the best of all candidates.
October 25 - November 4, 2013 annual film fest at the National Geographic, 1600 M Street, NW. Now in its 18th year, featuring films from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Post-screening discussions by visiting directors, as well as other special festival events.
October 26 - November 16, 2013, at Vitruvian Gallery, 734 7th St, 2nd floor, Washington, DC. Original fine art paintings of colorful male nudes created at the Vitruvian Gallery erotic male sketch sessions as well as work created at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Drawing Studio, NYC. For images see: Shungaboy.com
November 8, 2013, 7 & 9:15pm, at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St, NW. GROOM’S CAKE -short film documents the 3 days leading to the wedding of television star, Steven James and his writer boyfriend, Daniel Ferguson. BIRTHDAY CAKE -the feature length sequel, with baby’s first birthday.
November 23, 2013, 9pm-3am at Cobalt, 1639 R Street NW. Party for bears and their friends. DJs: JOHN LEPAGE (Sydney) + Mike Babbitt. $7 before 10pm, $10 after
January 17-20, 2014, annual Centaur MC, DC weekend brings together members of a multitude of Leather /Levi clubs + supporters from all over the world. SAT: Manhunt Party 10pm-2am at The Capitol Rooms + Fuck Circuit party 10pm-3am at Hyatt Regency Ballroom, with DJ Jack Chang. SUN: Mr Mid-Atlantic Leather Contest, 1-4pm at Hyatt Regency + Reaction Closing Party, 10pm at The 9:30 Club.
April 11-21, 2014, annual festival, at venues around town. Filmfest DC is back for its 27th year with a fresh new program of over 80 features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best in new cinema from around the world. See online for information and additional films that screen throughout the year.
June 6-8, 2014. Caps 10 days of 2014 Pride Celebrations. Friday, June 6: Opening Dance Party Event Saturday, June 7: Pride Parade Sunday, June 8: Pride Festival followed by the Sunset Dance Party in front of the U.S. Capitol. Check website for more details, locations and more events, plus other year-round dates.
July, 2014. Last two weeks in July each year at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave NW. A self-producing festival -- established & emerging artists create, produce and perform a show, established companies/artists take new risks.
Late-Septermber, 2014. For 11 years, screening the world’s top short films. This past year, showcasing over 153 films from 23 nations - including the country’s largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers. Hundreds of filmmakers, thousands of audience members will gather, mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema. At E St Cinema +5 additional venues.