Tuesday June 3rd - Capital City Showcase bring you their free Tuesday comedy at the Brixton where the comedians all mock a particular subject. Tonight, that subject is The DMV Roast of Tourists! Starts at 8, should be funny!
Wednesday June 4th - SpeakeasyDC are doing a special LGBT-themed show in honor of Pride week, at the HRC, Born This Way. Or would you rather celebrate Pride on a bike? There's a bike party waiting for you!
Thursday June 5th - Shake Shack at the Phillips Collection? Yup, it's their 1950s-themed Phillips After 5 event.
Friday June 6th - It's an outdoor screening of The Devil Wears Prada in Rosslyn! How can you resist? I recommend a pre-film stroll round Roosevelt Island and a post-film pingpong in The Continental. Or if you're in the mood for something more hardcore, there's a big pre-parade Pride party! Friday is also the kick off for the Source Festival - if you like innovative new theatre, check it out: it's on all month! And if you want to see a lesbian-themed musical, Reel Affirmations has you covered with Girl Trash!
Saturday June 7th - Get up early and learn how to 3D print at 10am. Then it's a Capital Pride extravaganza today! Our picks: the pre-parade garden party hosted by the Washington City Paper, the LGBT history walking tour, the Pride parade (4:30-7 - and be sure to wave to your lovely Perfect Liars Club hosts aboard the British Embassy float!) and then, having got in the Brit About Town mood, head to The Brixton where you're invited to a free Pride party/reception hosted by the British Embassy, 7-9pm! See you there, old chap!
Sunday June 8th - If you missed it on Wednesday and want to journey to Reston, SpeakeasyDC are putting on Born This Way again - a nice way to finish Pride week!
Monday June 9th - David Sedaris is speaking at Politics and Prose! Plus, this marks the start of Georgetown Library's marathon reading of Ulysses, which goes all the way through to Monday June 16th (Bloomsday)!
Wednesday June 11th - John Waters is speaking at Sixth and I, courtesy of Politics and Prose.
Friday June 13th - Everything's on today - I can't believe I'm out of town! Brightest Young Things bring you their After Hours party at the National Geographic - this was one of my favorite events last year! Or else you could go hear Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at the Lisner Auditorium. Or you can go watch a glorious combination of funny short films and stand up comedy at DC Shorts Laughs.
Saturday June 14th - Don't miss another glorious combination of funny short films and stand up comedy at DC Shorts Laughs. Or head up to Strathmore to watch Casablanca accompanied by a live soundtrack from Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Monday June 16th - This is Bloomsday, the celebration of James Joyce. If you've been at Georgetown Library for the reading of the whole of Ulysses, it concludes today. If you're feeling less hardcore, you can get a shorter celebration over at Politics and Prose.
Tuesday June 17th - Want to watch baseball with a lot of gay people? This is your chance to do so at Night OUT at the game!
Wednesday June 18th - I love a bit of travel writing and like any self-respecting explorer, have Patricia Schultz's '1,000 Places to See Before You Die' book on my shelf. She's speaking at the Ripley Center. Sold out, but there's a waitlist.
Wednesday June 18th - 22nd - It's time for the 5-day international documentary festival, AFI DOCs. Or head to the NorthEast Library for a free author talk on how Hollywood portrays DC!
Thursday June 19th - Our new favorite arts and science mashup, DASER, brings us a lovely free program on robots and theatre. Nerdy delight. Oh, and tickets for July's amazing Capital Fringe go on sale today! Mark your calendar! Especially with Perfect Liars Club dates!
Tuesday June 24th - A stroll with a celebrity taxidermist, you say? And why not.
Wednesday June 25th - It's the Nordic Jazz Festival and what could be a cooler way to enjoy it than at a rooftop concert hosted by the Swedish Ambassador at the Embassy of Sweden, overlooking the Potomac.
Thursday June 26th - There's some high quality-sounding free comedy by Michael Che at the Kennedy Center!
Friday June 27th - Mingle at the Museum is always fun - aka learn about genetics while playing with stuff, drinking cocktails and enjoying jazz. Or check out Story League's All Star Story Tournament!
Monday June 30th - The cool folk at CPNAS in collaboration with the Shakespeare Theatre Company bring you a free staged reading of everyone's favorite robot play, R.U.R.