Countdown! Pride Kick-Off Party at Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

800 G St NW

Washington, DC 20004

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Capital Pride + BYQueers + Smithsonian American Art Museum invite you to:

Pride Celebration Kick-Off Party

May 31st // 8:30 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.
@ Smithsonian American Art Museum
800 G St NW, WDC, 20004

Kick off Pride Month for an OPEN BAR kick-off party like you’ve never seen before with music, dancing, art, activities!


headlining DJ set from Aquaria, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10!

+ cool club vibes courtesy of Atlanta’s Leonce and Newark’s Ase Manual

+ House of Sonique bringing you the best D.C.-local queer nightlife, packaged into an experience like you’ve never seen before!

+ Local performances by:
Mundy / KC B. Yonce / DIV0ID / Ruth Allen Ginsburg

+ The BYQueens!

+ Special go-go climbers brought to you by Pulse Fitness

+ so much more! All entertainment + some surprises by our friends MGM National Harbor!


Ticket includes OPEN BAR

with beer by Heineken and
specialty Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails made by:

Calico / Commissary / Hank’s Cocktail Bar / Nellie's Sports Bar / Service Bar / Succotash

Presented By Our Friends And Partners:

As always there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme:

Cogsworth, the clock from Beauty and the Beast (that’s definitely gay) / Clock and Balls / Boots the Countdown, WERK! / New Queer’s Eve / OPULENCE / Gettin’ Handsy

This is an LGBTQ+ event!

This is a 21+ event!

Limited $60 tickets SOLD OUT!
$65 Day-Of Tickets on sale now!


Stay informed:
Capital Pride

#BYQueers | #Pride2019KickOff | #shhOUT | #DCPride | #Pride2019

The Capital Pride Honors

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for the Capital Pride Honors (formerly the Heroes Gala), a reception prior to the Countdown! Pride Celebration Kick-Off Party, at the Luce Foundation Center in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We will acknowledge outstanding individuals, leaders, and activists who have furthered the causes important to the LGBTQ+ community in the national capital region and beyond.

Your ticket to Capital Pride Honors includes admission to Countdown! Pride Celebration Kick-Off Party (Please select the Capital Pride Honors + Kick Off ticket type). Ticket includes complimentary cocktails and tastings from our culinary partners during the Capital Pride Honors reception.

Following the reception, join the party as we Countdown! and kick-off the Pride Celebration in the Nation's Capital.

Supported by our friends and partners:

Look how much fun we had last time at Earth, Wind, Glitter, and Fire:
We are not able to issue refunds unless the event is canceled.

Talent and attractions subject to change. All proceeds benefit Capital Pride.

Please contact the event organizer (below) for accessibility requests!

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Smithsonian American Art Museum

800 G St NW

Washington, DC 20004

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