Off-beat picks for Capital Pride week

Dana Gooley, special to

WASHINGTON – You don’t really need a calendar for D.C.’s Capital Pride week. When it’s here, you’ll know, as events will take place all over the city.

However, if massive crowds at parades and long lines at clubs aren’t your thing, WTOP picked out five smaller Pride events worth checking out.

Pride Shabbat

When: Friday, June 7, 8 p.m.

Where: Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St., NW

We’re all trying to meet that nice Jewish boy or girl our mothers are dreaming of. Even if you’ve already met that special someone, the Washington DC Jewish Community invites you to come share the joy of the Sabbath, and the joy of pride week, at Pride Shabbat. The service and oneg (post-prayer celebratory gathering) on Friday night is open to everyone — including your mother.

Historic Gay D.C. Walking Tour

When: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.

Where: Q and 20th Streets, NW (Dupont Circle)

District history buffs, get out your guidebooks! The Rainbow History Project is taking interested Pride-goers on a walking tour of one of D.C.’s more famous neighborhoods, Dupont Circle.

Dupont is D.C.’s go-to for tiny restaurants, indie bookstores and luxury apartments. But hiding in between the clothing stores and bakeries are the protest sites and meeting places that D.C.’s LGBT activists frequented in the

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