Out, About


* Enjoy nausea-inducing rides such as the Tilt-a-Whirl at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival. They even have nightly fireworks. Going on all weekend in Fairfax, Va. [Celebrate Fairfax]

* The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance's "Get Your Pride On" is happening tonight at Freddie's Beach Bar and Restaurant. Join in and "Shake Your Pride." [AGLA]

* Be:Madonna all night long at BeBar. [BeBar]

* Possession: The Women's Dance Party. Tom Tom at 9:00 p.m. [Capital Pride]

* Reveal: The Men's Dance Party. Apex at 9:00 p.m. [Capital Pride]


* "See what happens when a handful of established magicians, a professional whistler, an accordionist and general oddballs audition their way into heaven or hell in front of a live audience in purgatory." DCAC at 8:00 p.m. [Brightest Young Things]

* The Sea and Cake, Loney Dear, and The Zincs. $15 at 9:00 p.m. [Black Cat]

* The annual and fabulous Capital Pride Parade starts at 23rd and P streets NW at 6:30 p.m. [Capital Pride]

* Blowoff featuring DJs Bob Mould and Richard Morel. [9:30]

* "Collision: A Dance Event for the Entire LGBT Community, Allies and Friends." Love at 8:00 p.m. [Capital Pride]


* Finish your Pride-filled weekend with the Capital Pride Street Festival. 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Ave. between 3rd and 7th streets. [Capital Pride]

* Aquiles Baez, Venezuelan guitarist, arranger, and composer, takes the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, 6:00 p.m. [Kennedy Center]

* Architecture in Helsinki will force you to dance, guaranteed. $16, 7:30 p.m. [9:30]

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A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend,'s founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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