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BYT and Capital Pride Present: WildLife at the Howard Theatre:

The Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW
Friday, June 8th, 2012
9:00pm – 12:00am | $15

Join Brightest Young Things in celebrating WildLife the Official 2012 Capitol Pride Party on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the newly resorted historic Howard Theatre! The first LGBTA event at The Howard Theatre will feature: International superstar Amanda Lepore, Queen legend JD Samson of Le Tigre and MEN, Big/Bright, Natty Boom, & DJ MAJR.

And on Saturday – from a press release:

The 37th Annual Capital Pride Parade steps off Saturday, June 9, 2012, 4:30 pm, at 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Note: the parade begins one hour earlier this year.

The Capital Pride Parade travels 1.5 miles through Dupont Circle and 17th Street and ends in the Logan Circle neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. The parade is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Monte Durham, co-host of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. The parade will include more than 170 contingents—floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment—consisting of local businesses, Capital Pride Heroes and Engendered Spirit awardees, politicians, community groups, drag queens, dogs, and much more.

The review stand is located at 15th and P Streets, NW in front of Tortilla Coast. Pre-parade entertainment, provided by, is as follows:

DJ Steve Henderson – 2:30 pm
MC/Host Lena Lett – 3:15 pm
Joe Zangie – 3:30 pm
Fahrahri – 3:45 pm
Billy Winn – 4:00 pm
Sophia May – 4:15 pm

See all of tonight’s and the weekend’s events here.  To add your event, click the events tab up top and then click “add an event”.  You can add concerts, museum/gallery exhibits, fundraisers, sporting events, bike rides etc. You can add anything you think will be of interest to PoPville.