If you pick up this week’s Washington City Paper, you’ll find a ton of our suggestions for what do during the ongoing Capital Pride festival, which reaches it zenith this weekend. Pick up a copy! Or read our picks below.


Somewhere… Party: Brightest Young Things and Capital Pride present a no-dress code dance party with after-hours access to the Newseum, food and drinks by Wolfgang Puck Catering, a moonbounce, movie showings, a photo booth, a performance by Sherell Rowe, and music provided by DJs Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Lauren Flax, DJ Majr, and Natty Boom. 18+. Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 9 p.m. $15-70.

D.C. Latino Pride: Hor’s d’oeuvres, cash bar, a panel discussion on marriage equality, performances, and a historical exhibit. 18+. Town Danceboutique. 2009 8th St. NW. 6 p.m. $5 donation.

Congregational Pride Shabbat Dinner: Congregation Bet Mishpachah hosts a Shabbat dinner on the eve of Pride weekend, followed by a Shabbat service. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center. 1529 16th St. NW. 7 p.m. $25-32.

Divas Outdoors: Classic Films Under the Stars: An outdoor showing of the 1957 film Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn, plus a picnic competition. Winners are rewarded with a copy of the film signed by actress Dina Merrill. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 8:30 p.m. $15.

Bounce with DJ Randy White: Randy White DJs the Bounce party in the Main Hall while Michael Brandon spins Latin tunes for Caliente in the East Wing Lounge. 18+. Apex. 1415 22nd St. NW. 9 p.m. $10.


Pride Brunch: A Parade Pre-Party: Bottomless mimosa specials, $5 drinks, free shots, and brunch especially for “pocket-sized” gays (but all are welcome). Local 16. 1602 U St. NW. June 11. 11 a.m.

Capital Pride Parade: The annual parade—the rousing highlight of every year’s Capital Pride—begins at Dupont Circle Metro station and ends just north of Thomas Circle. Parade awards will go to parade-goers in several categories. Among them: most outrageous (the Liberace Award), best walking (the Nancy Sinatra award), and best incorporation of a theme (Lady Gaga award). Dupont Circle Metro. 1 Dupont Cir. NW. 5:30 p.m. Free.

SMYAL Capital Pride Youth Dance: A dance party for youths under 21 hosted by the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League. Columbia Heights Community Center. 1480 Girard St. NW. 8 p.m. Free.

Queering Sound Festival: Sonic Circuits, The New Gay, and Triangle Artists Group present a one-day festival of alternative music, art, and spoken word performances from LGBTQ artists and others. Artisphere. 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 7 p.m. $8-10.

Pride Party with DJ Chris Cox: For Pride Week, Town hosts Top 40 DJ and remixer Chris Cox, a big show by the Ladies of Town and the Town dancers, $3 rail drinks before 11 p.m., and music and videos downstairs, courtesy of Wess. 21+. Town Danceboutique. 2009 8th St. NW. 9 p.m. $15.

Capital Pride Women’s Party: DJ Rosie spins and the DystRucXion dancers perform at this special Pride dance party especially for women. 18+. Apex. 1415 22nd St. NW. 8 p.m. $15.

Blowoff: Bob Mould and Richard Morel spin pop, rock, and beyond for the Pride week edition of their popular bear-friendly DJ night. 21+. 9:30 Club. 815 V St. NW. 11:30 p.m. $12.


Capital Pride Festival: A day of entertainment, food, and drink on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest, featuring headlining performer Jennifer Holliday. Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 7th St. NW. 11 a.m. Free.

Pride Festival After Party: Wrap up the hectic week at Capital Pride’s official after party. 21+. Cobalt. 1639 R St. NW. 6 p.m. $5. (202) 232-4416.