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Queer themes abound in local theater, but they often come from the perspectives of gay white men. That’s why three theatrical friends who met at Catholic University started the D.C. Queer Theatre Festival, now in its second year. This festival is a lot smaller than other festivals around town; it’s a series of six 10-minute plays that runs for three nights. Like last year, the festival is a local endeavor, with two of its playwrights and all the directors, producers, and actors based in the D.C. region. But the event is growing, too: This year’s edition takes place at Flashpoint’s black box theater, a major upgrade from the office space where performances were held last year. Read more >>>The festival takes place May 30 to June 1 at Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. $16. (202) 682-2245. dcqueertheatrefest.org. (Miriam Berg)
One of the best things about eating at Dupont Circle’s new fried chicken and doughnut spot GBD is “saucetown.” That’s what they call it when you order all nine of chef Kyle Bailey’s housemade dipping sauces ($6 or 65 cents each). When the restaurant opened in April, Y&H featured a rundown of all the sauces. But it turns out there are more. GBD has three off-the-menu condiments available to those in the know. The flavors include a chicken maple jus, red eye gravy, and sambal mayo. To order them, just ask. GBD, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 524-5210. gbdchickendoughnuts.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Interested in seeing Oscar-nominated documentaries from the ’70s? Tonight, the National Archives screens Princeton: A Search for Answers, a look at the Ivy League university; and Marjoe, a portrait of former faith healer Marjoe Gortner. Think of it as a warm-up for AFI Docs. 7 p.m. at the McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. Free.
Local indie-punk outfit Monument—-recently featured in our One Track Mind column—-plays Rock & Roll Hotel with Cake and Calculus and Mittenfields. 8:30 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $10.
Tropicalia transforms into Mumbai for its Basement Bollywood night. Enjoy music by Indian fusion band Kriya and bhangra tunes by DJ Underdog, and sip an Indian-themed cocktail while you’re there. 7 p.m. at Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW. $5.
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