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Yes, Capital Pride happens every year. But so does the Super Bowl, and we love it anyway (full disclosure: Washington City Paper is a sponsor of Capital Pride). And like the Super Bowl, Pride is getting a little more tech-savvy: Now, this two-week-long celebration of queer culture has an app. According to Pride spokesperson Missy Toms, that app displays the Washington Blade’s authoritative Pride Guide, maps, and photos. But with or without a smartphone, attendees have quite the pick of happenings: On top of the regular nightclub events, this year brings an all-new arts fair (June 10) and an outdoor movie screening and picnic at Stead Park (June 2). Bring the family—in a city that’s allowed same-sex couples to marry since 2009, Capital Pride could be going domestic. Capital Pride runs May 30 to June 10 at various venues. See a complete event schedule at capitalpride.org. (Sudip Bhattacharya)
Playwright Richard Byrne‘s latest is Nero/Pseudo, a glam-rock musical about man who impersonated the Roman emperor Nero Claudius Caesar a year after his death—-and you can’t have a glam-rock musical without some glam-rock songs, which come courtesy of Jon Langford—-the frontman of seminal cow-punkers The Mekons—-and Jim Elkington. A reading takes place at 8 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard. (703) 875-1100. Free.
Nouveau Riche DJ Nacey is spinning tonight at Lost Society—-and it just so happens that Game of Thrones wraps up its second season on Sunday. So, yeah, he better play this, his silly/haunting edit of the fantasy series’ theme music. 9 p.m. at Lost Society, 2001 14th St. NW. Free.
In case Mayor Vincent Gray’s appearance at a beach bar filled with sand wasn’t proof enough that summer is here, Art & Soul is hosting the first of its weekly Wednesday crab boils on its patio tonight. Chef Wes Morton will serve up Louisiana-style jumbo crabs (3/$21, 6/$40 or 12/$72) along with sides like corn, sausage, and potatoes ($3). Chase it down with $4 Flying Dog seasonal beers or a pitcher for $16. The crab boil begins at 5:30 p.m., but drink specials start at 4. Art & Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, 202-393-7777. (Jessica Sidman)
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