HR-57 is located at 1610 14th Street NW. A favorite of mine, it is not really a place to eat, but a wonderful place to fill the spirit with great live jazz music. You can bring your own liquor or allow them to serve you. There are some finger foods available.
Nellie’s Sport Bar, 900 U Street NW. This is a mix of gay bar, sports bar and neighborhood restaurant. Nellie’s has TV screens everywhere so you can follow your favorite teams. During the weekends the rooftop terrace is the place to be: crowed, noisy and fun.
“Zero Hour” at the Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW: “Channeling Zero Mostel’s wild moods, crazy humor and righteous anger, Jim Brochu reintroduces us to this funny, fantastically contrary man whose penchant for truth-telling has been sorely missed.”
“Dublin Carol” at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE: “Set in present-day Dublin on Christmas Eve, Dublin Carol relates the story of John Plunkett, a funeral parlor worker. John recounts memories of the drinking and womanizing of his youth with his younger assistant Mark. However, when his estranged daughter Mary arrives with sobering news, he is forced to face the more disastrous side of his past. Dublin Carol is a dark Irish comedy that follows John as he takes stock of his choices and their consequences—leaving us all more aware of our own lives and mortality.” – H Street Playhouse
The 18th Reel Affirmations Film Festival — “the Nation’s LGBT Film Festival — opens Thursday, October 16, with an opening-night party and film at U Street’s Lincoln Theatre. The festival, a production of One in Ten, runs for 10 days through the 25th (closing night party). You can view the festival schedule and purchase tickets online for films and festival parties.
The premier film this year at Reel Affirmations is “Breakfast with Scot,” at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Lincoln Theater at 1215 U Street NW. Many films are being shown at the Lincoln Theatre, but a number of events are at several other locations—be sure to check the location when you purchase tickets.