Riot! Opening Party. Billed as “D.C.’s largest pride party and main event,” Riot!, at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd.
NE, will kick off the weekend on overdrive, aided and abetted by headliner Symone, winner of Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, not to mention a bevy of local queens set to work the crowd into a proudful frenzy, including S.H.E., Haus of Bambi, Molasses, Desiree Dik, Jaxknife, Bobby Decanio, and Vagenesis aka National Bearded Empress 2022.
In between the drag will be dancing to the beats of DJs Ed Bailey, Jacq Jill, KS, and Wess the DJ. Riot! starts at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10.ReMIX!: Official Parade After-Party.
Planned for City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE, ReMix! boasts “7 DJs, 4 parties, 1 experience” with four unique dance areas — labeled Flashy, Cake, Pop Culture, and Eagle’s Nest — and overseen by DJs Chord, Farrah Flosscett, Mike Babbitt, Rosie Hicks, Sean McClafferty, Sean Morris, TWiN, Cake the Drag Queen, and more, all starting at 9 p.m.