Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Capital Pride Kicks Off

Yes, Capital Pride happens every year. But so does the Super Bowl, and we love it anyway (full disclosure: Washington City Paper is a sponsor of Capital Pride). And like the Super Bowl, Pride is getting a little more tech-savvy: Now, this two-week-long celebration of queer culture has an app. According to Pride spokesperson Missy Toms, that app displays the Washington Blade’s authoritative Pride Guide, maps, and photos. But with or without a smartphone, attendees have quite the pick of happenings: On top of the regular nightclub events, this year brings an all-new arts fair (June 10) and an outdoor movie screening and picnic at Stead Park (June 2). Bring the family—in a city that’s allowed same-sex couples to marry since 2009, Capital Pride could be going domestic. Capital Pride runs May 30 to June 10 at various venues. See a complete event schedule at (Sudip Bhattacharya)


Playwright Richard Byrne's latest is Nero/Pseudo, a glam-rock musical about man who impersonated the Roman emperor Nero Claudius Caesar a year after his death—and you can't have a glam-rock musical without some glam-rock songs, which come courtesy of Jon Langford—the frontman of seminal cow-punkers The Mekons—and Jim Elkington. A reading takes place at 8 p.m. at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard. (703) 875-1100. Free.


Nouveau Riche DJ Nacey is spinning tonight at Lost Society—and it just so happens that Game of Thrones wraps up its second season on Sunday. So, yeah, he better play this, his silly/haunting edit of the fantasy series' theme music. 9 p.m. at Lost Society, 2001 14th St. NW. Free.


In case Mayor Vincent Gray's appearance at a beach bar filled with sand wasn't proof enough that summer is here, Art & Soul is hosting the first of its weekly Wednesday crab boils on its patio tonight. Chef Wes Morton will serve up Louisiana-style jumbo crabs (3/$21, 6/$40 or 12/$72) along with sides like corn, sausage, and potatoes ($3). Chase it down with $4 Flying Dog seasonal beers or a pitcher for $16. The crab boil begins at 5:30 p.m., but drink specials start at 4. Art & Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, 202-393-7777. (Jessica Sidman)

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  • Begla

    Amazing. From a celebration of the riot that gave birth to the queer liberation movement, we've now gone to smartphone apps.