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High Heel Drag Queen Race - Dupont Circle

The DC Drag Queen Race is one of the Washington, DC area’s more unique Halloween events. Each year, thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street. The informal block party lasts a few hours and attracts a diverse crowd.

Race start location and time: Cobalt Club @ 9 pm 1639 R Street NW near Dupont Circle

We will meet at Cafe Luna

1633 P St NW @ 7 pm

(Between N 16th St & N 17th St - Just down the street from CVS - See Map below)

Reservations under TRAVIS

There is parking across the street from Cafe Luna (see photo below)

Other parking: http://goo.gl/maps/vg2yU

LINKS

* Official site

** Twitter

** Facebook

* Wikipedia article

* Metro weekly article

* Yelp

HISTORY

Twenty-five contestants entered the first high heel drag race held outside JR’s on Halloween 1986. The midnight dash went one and a half blocks to Annie’s where the racers ran upstairs for a shot of schnapps, then down the stairs and back down the street to JR’s. Clinton Winter won the race and a bottle of champagne.

Weather for Thursday night is good, according to weather.com:

MAPS AND STREET VIEWS

DIRECTIONS FROM DUPONT CIRCLE METRO

Take the Dupont SOUTH Metro exit.

The South exit has the long new escaltor which was recently reopened.

Once at the top of the escalator, turn back BEHIND the escalator to Dupont Circle.

Walk to the round about then turn East (right). Walk along the round about to P Street. Then walk down P Street to Cafe Luna

CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAFE LUNA

Cafe Luna on Halloween night 2012 - note the awning shown in google maps has been removed.

Inside cafe on Halloween night, October 31, 2012

Drag Race picture sources: is.gd/dcdrag, is.gd/dragrace

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  • Noonie

    And thanx for telling us all about a cool event...I hope people had fun...Sorry I couldn't go..

    November 3, 2012

  • Noonie

    Hope U guys had fun. Looked like a WAY cool event and the posting of it by Travis looked super nice!!!!...Only after the event did I see your comment of inability to email the whole group. I emailed the whole group about the time change that I saw for the event on their site, and did everything I could to help out and help get members to sign up. I often post my number on the actual event's page (or sometimes send individual greetings, so it's not always emailed out, especially for the meetup groups that I belong to that I'm not an organizer of, if they have me host something and I am not the official organizer of the group, I've done so that way.). If U had wanted me to email the group your number, I would have been More THan Happy to do so as I was helping any way I could but I wasn't asked to do so. Hope U all had fun!!!! My favorite musician ever was playing on the rescheduled date of the race, after the hurricane so I couldn't go no matter what...I'll go next year, probably!!

    November 3, 2012

  • MH

    Your Organizer, Traves, is running little late due to Traffic Delay. he will be there shortly. In the mean time make yourself comfortable and get to know each other!!!!!

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from 7-Eleven to Cafe Luna

    October 31, 2012

  • Noonie

    Your name, your choice. :) Let's call you whatever YOU want. :) If you go to the Drag Queen race, I'm sure it will be fun. :) Good night.

    October 30, 2012

    • Aidin

      No I like my name, and I like other say it correct, but I now it might be hard some time :-) yeah i wish i could do both of these events as well. We will see.

      October 30, 2012

    • Noonie

      Awesome. We like your name, too. :) We can say Aidin fine. :) Good night...

      October 30, 2012

  • Aidin

    Thanks. I just wanted that people can spell my name easily. But I see it is confusing some time. I will change it to what it was.

    October 30, 2012

    • Aidin

      Done!

      October 30, 2012

    • Noonie

      Cool. Your choice. :)

      October 30, 2012

  • Noonie

    Oh, and I call you "Aidin," since that's the original spelling you had before (and your email spelling as well)...Hope that's ok! Have fun at the awesome Drag Queen Race if you go! :) Or, see U at the international concert...up to you..

    October 30, 2012

  • Noonie

    Oh yeah...the concert is something that I hadn't realized till today was happening the same time...I won't have it as a meetup, just members who responded, going together there...Cool that you have choices, Aidin! Drag Queen race looks fun, too. :) My friend went and enjoyed watching...;-) GLAD they have another date for it, post Frankenstorm..

    October 30, 2012

  • Aidin

    Noni sent an email about a concert, they both are at the same time. haven't made my mind about which I wanna go, Both sounds good and fun. will come up with a decision soon. You enjoy your time :-)

    October 30, 2012

  • Aidin

    Seems my type ;-) But there is no alcohol in 7-11!

    October 30, 2012

  • Noonie

    AND...Here's the site that shows that the race will still be on, but just moved to THURSDAY, NOvember 1st!!! http://www.highheelracedc.com/HHR/Welcome.html
    Travis is still the host, but I had to change it to November 1st, since I saw this info. on their site, and in case you guys lose power soon and can't see this info. later...I emailed the whole group to let them know of this change...Hope you guys are safe with this hurricane!!! Warmly, Noonie

    October 29, 2012

  • Noonie

    HI GUYS!! I just looked on the site for this event and it's been resecheduled to THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, due to the weather!!! SO, it's STILL ON!!! Travis is still the host, not me, but since I saw this info, I thought I'd pass it on!!!

    October 29, 2012

  • Noonie

    Yes, Evan, I agree that it'll probably be canceled. They still should have updated their site to let people know at least what their gauge was for when they make the official decision...What a bummer for it to be canceled, since it looks like such a cool event!!! We'll keep it up till it's more official. :)

    October 29, 2012

  • Evan

    Just a hunch, but I'm pretty sure this will be cancelled. The winds will be going strong until noon, so even at 7 pm it probably won't be enough time to start the cleanup needed to bring people into the city where it's not a danger.

    October 29, 2012

  • Noonie

    Hope the hurricane won't be too bad. :(

    October 28, 2012

  • Maria

    Sorry! I start toefl classes that day.

    October 24, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from 7 Eleven to 7-Eleven

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from CVS to 7 Eleven

    October 19, 2012

  • Noonie

    I'm sorry guys, a girlfriend of mine has a Hallowe'en party that day, so I might go to that instead, to support her.

    October 11, 2012

  • Noonie

    OMG, Travis, I would LOVE to see you dressed up for THIS!! Bye the way, I MET that drag queen (the one in black)...She (umm, i mean "he" hehehe) was dancing when a bunch of us were at Union Jack's in Bethesda and I talked to her a LOT! lol

    October 1, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to CVS

    September 30, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    September 30, 2012

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