If you're up for a road trip then there's DragonCon in Atlanta & Montreal Fetish Weekend in Canada. But right down the road in Silver Spring, MTTA will also be hosting the Master/slave Conference - a pansexual gathering of kinksters in the scene.
Interested in something a bit more mainstream (maybe even family oriented)? The Virginia Scottish Games Festival celebrates the celtic heritage in Great Plains, Va. While the DC Blues Festival offers up national talent right in the Nation's Capitol. Maybe take a Friday Margarita Cruise along the Potomac with Pro's in the City.
In the meantime, don't miss a few select possibilities tonight to kick off the weekend… Dunkelheit offers Dark-Euro-rhythm & an intimate crowd at Asefu (1920 9th St. NW DC): $5 cover. Right down the street the Liberation Dance Party carries on with a more eclectic mix of music at DC9. While Apex offers an all ladies dance night with GLOSS & a special gender bending show by the DC Kings.
In Baltimore, Sugar (Baltimore's Premier Boutique) hosts First Fridays in Hampden. While further north, Hanover TNG hosts its bi-monthly happy hour & The Pleasure Garden Club holds its month couples & singles party in Philly. Closer in, Black Rose holds their Dungeon 101 Newbie Night at The Crucible. But the party is just getting started as Saturday brings a number of great possibilities.
- Drac's Ball hosts Project Pitchfork Live at Shampoo nightclub in Philadelphia. Looking something a bit more "underground?" DC TNG presents "Kink Playground & Schoolgirl Celebration" at Judy's Dungeon. It's that time boys & girls, so get ready for school with one of the scene's most incredible underground events. Open bar, cookout, a great crowd of fellow kinksters, the incredible elegance of Judy's, & even a moonbounce for the kids! Well, the big kids anyway.
- Elektroschock closes out the summer with one of Baltimore's best alt nights.
- Starz holds their monthly club night at The Crucible.
And if you're interested in hanging with the boys, then Code offers area's newest addition to the all male fetish scene. To be held the first Saturday of each month at EFN Lounge (formally Be Bar: 1318 9th St. NW DC). it's focused toward those into Latex, Leather, Uniform, Gear, & Kink/Fetish with an orientation to the city's younger TNG Crowd.
A special announcement for Sunday: Please Note that VolGothic Sunday will NOT be held on Sunday the 6th. In order to accommodate Labor Day Weekend Angel's Rock Bar has moved the date back to September 13th.
What then lies ahead for the rest of the week?
Tue 8th - Project Pitchfork plays live at Fallout in Richmond.
- DC TNG holds detention at Lounge 201 (201 Mass Ave. NE DC).
- Black Rose holds BDSM classes at The Hyatt Regency.
Wed 9th - Psyclon Nine & Imperative Reaction play live @ Club Liv (11th & U St)
16th-24th - Dark Odyssey's Summer Camp: just not for kids... ;-)
Sun 13th - VolGothic Sunday Returns: Hosted in the expansive & elegant Angel's Rock Bar in Baltimore's Power Plant Live (& fear not, it's Sunday so they have the whole complex to themselves), Volgothic provides one of the area's best venues for the alternative club circuit. Indeed, with top DJ's, incredible surroundings, & a great crowd that's been building with each passing week, they've already come into their own as a player in the scene. Doors at 9pm. Cover is $5.
Also, a few notes of key interest… Mark your calendars! Oct 11th marks DC's Ultimate Fetish Ball & Alternative Dance Night, Capitol Punishment. Scheduled for Sunday night on Columbus Day Weekend, this is an event you won't want to miss. Last year brought an affair of opulence, elegance, & sheer extravagance. This year is shaping up to be even bigger than before... And since you'll want to look fabulous, check out Peacock Blue Design Studio as Mistress of Design Feisty Diva honors her mother with a special "Purple Sale" (proceeds are to be donated to benefit research for Pancreatic Cancer). www.peacock-blue.comFor full information on these & an expanded list of everything else going on, check out our main site at www.TheMetroUnderground.com. Our calendar lists full details on all events, club & group sections carry a rundown of each host organization (& more), while further pages include regional & national resources, plus mainstream organizations & more! We hope you check it out & help spread the word.
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