Thursday, June 12
639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Metro: Eastern Market
Hosted by Destiny B. Childs. Bid on some of D.C.'s most desirable bachelors and their special gift packages. A highlight of Capital Pride that you won't want to miss. Grab some friends (and your wallet!) for an evening of fun.
RnR Bar and Lounge
717 Sixth St. NW
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown/Verizon Center
Come bid on your favorite bachelorette and great items such as air tickets, weekend get-aways, theater and sporting events, restaurants and more. Presented in cooperation with MIA Promotions.
Friday, June 13
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Metro: Dupont Circle
Presented by the Latino LGBT History Project, this special event features a panel discussion, poetry, guest speakers, Latin appetizers and refreshments. After the program, the celebration continues at Club Fuego (1818 New York Ave. NE) with the DC Latino Pride Dance featuring fabulous performances from Anaconda Couture, Victoria Armani, Tamara Garcia and Diana Bustillo. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and the show starts at 12:30 a.m. $15 cover.
Capital Pride Men's Dance Party
2009 Eighth St. NW
9 p.m.-4 a.m.
$10 Cover (9-11 p.m.)
$15 Cover (after 11 p.m.)
Metro: U Street/Cardozo
The annual men's party to kick-off the capstone weekend of the Capital Pride celebration. The night begins with a dynamic drag show hosted by Lena Lett and features fabulous performances by Shiqueeta Lee, Blair Michaels, Regina Jozet-Adams, Destiny B. Childs and Ophelia Bottoms. Downstairs music and video by BacK2bACk featuring Top 40, pop and classics. Upstairs main floor music by Wess playing high-energy, pop and house! And featuring the special host of the evening Christian Siriano (winner of Project Runway). Be careful as Christian will be walking the club with his own police women giving out ''hot mess'' fashion citations! The evening also features an amazing stage production by X-Faction. Town is a proud sponsor of Capital Pride and will donate a portion of each admission to Capital Pride.
Capital Pride Women's Concert & Party
815 V St. NW
11 p.m.-4 a.m.
Metro: U St./Cardozo
Featuring Melissa Ferrick, BETTY, Bitch, Odd Girl Out and the Ladies First DJ Collective. Special performance by E- Cleff and the Bad Boys. Advance tickets available at www.930.com.
Saturday, June 14
Steps off from 23rd and P Streets NW
Metro: Dupont Circle Metro
The always-festive and colorful parade retains its ''hometown'' feel as it marches through the heart of Dupont Circle. Wendy Rieger of NBC4 emcees at the reviewing stand in front of Whole Foods at 1440 P Street, and Bruce Vilanch is the celebrity grand marshal. DJ Brennan Sullivan emcees the new announcer's stand at 18th and New Hampshire. See page 79 for a map of the parade route and page 76 for a listing of parade contingents as of press time. The Capital Pride Parade is presented by tangysweet.
Capital Pride UNITY Party
33 Patterson St. NE
Metro: New York Avenue/Florida Ave/Gallaudet
9 p.m.-8 a.m.
$15 before 11 p.m.
$20 after 11 p.m.
First 300 admitted for $10
Shuttle service to/from Fur from 17th and R and other locations. Visit capitalpride.org for the most current details.
Featuring NYC DJ Steve ''Chip Chop'' Gonzales on the main floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Steven Henderson follows from 1-4 a.m. (DJ Audi delivers a delicious set of Hip Hop/R&B/Top 40/Dance for ladies only, from 9-10:30 p.m., in special section of the club.) The After Hours Party continues deep into the morning, featuring DJ Sin Morena while DJ Greg Praither spins in the Pride Lounge and DJ Damon spins in the Martini Lounge.
Sunday, June 15
Pride Street Festival
Pennsylvania Avenue, between Third and Seventh Streets NW
Festival Entrance at Seventh Street
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter
Join over 200,000 people for this annual celebration. It's a full day of vendors, non-profits who need your support, and entertainment at both the Arts Stage (at Sixth and Pennsylvania) and on the Mainstage. The Main Stage is hosted by emcees Bruce Vilanch, Destiny B. Childs, and Derek and Romaine from Sirius Radio and features performances from Jason & deMarco, BETTY, Dario, Melange Lavonne, the DC Cowboys and more. Open to the public. Donations very welcome. Oak Hampton is the Official LED Screen Partner of the Capital Pride Festival. Donate with PRIDE -- drop off a contribution of $1 at the festival entrance to support the future of Capital Pride.
Capital Pride Women's Closing Party
Station 9 (formerly Cada Vez)
1438 U St. NW
$20 cover ($5 benefits Capital Pride)
7 p.m.-1 a.m.
End your Pride week with this party's special host and America's favorite fire fighter, Dani Campbell from A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. Top 40, pop, house and classics all night. Pride keepsakes and drink specials. Produced by FREe2be H.O.T. Entertainment. Visit www.myspace.com/fre2beent.
For updates, please visit www.capitalpride.org