Friday, Sept. 19
Homosonic, The New Gay’s “alternative co-ed dance party for queer folk and their friends.” Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St NW. 9:30 p.m.—-2:30 a.m. $5.
Club music performing artist Inaya Day performs at Apex, 1415 22nd St. NW. 12:30 a.m. $10.
Saturday, Sept. 20
Adventuring, a GLBT outdoor activity group, hosts a hike to Duncan Knob in the Massanutten Mountains. Meet at the East Falls Church Metro Station Kiss & Ride lot. 9 a.m. About $20.
The Summer Masquerade Ball, D.C.’s 12th annual masked fetish party. LIV Nightclub (at Bohemian Caverns), 2001 11th St. NW. 9 p.m.—-3 a.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Mixtape, a new monthly alternative party hosted by DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer. Dahlak, 1771 U St. NW. 10 p.m. Free.
Sunday, Sept. 21
“What Shiqueeta Lee Has Done With It,” a lip-synched play starring LaShawn Johnson as Tina Turner. The Arc, located at 1901 Mississippi Ave. S.E. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $27 in advance; $30 at the door.
The Miss Black National Plus Annual Pageant, a drag pageant featuring gown, sportswear, and talent competition. Bachelor’s Mill, 1104 8th St. SE. 9 p.m.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery