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1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-777-3210
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25 reviews
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Their lot is tiny. Use Metro or the Colonial Garage close by.
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Several nice restaurants within a few blocks.
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"Oy Vey in a Manger"
49 ratings
4.7 average rating
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15 events
9 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

Yes, it's raunchy. Yes, it's likely to be offensive to all but the most open-minded Christians.... But if you know that going in, you're likely to be laughing out loud as I was... and groaning at some truly -- and intentionally --gawd-awful puns:>)

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37 events
18 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 22 2010

Very funny, rude and crude. I felt it lagged just a tad but still enjoyed it immensely. Definitely directed at the gay crowd, given the double entendres, but the quality of the singing voices was stellar. A unique way of celebrating the season!

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135 events
43 reviews
50 stars
attended Dec 25 2011

Really funny but is not suitable for kids or very religious people since there is foul language and sexual suggestions. The singing was really good and the lyrics were hilarious.

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“High camp, unafraid, subversive…astonishing.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Visit the Kinsey Sicks "website. ":http://kinseysicks.com/

Description

The Kinsey Sicks began in 1993 as a group of friends who went to a Bette Midler concert in San Francisco dressed as the Andrews Sisters. Assuming they’d be among many drag queens, they found themselves to be the only ones (other than Bette, of course). They were approached that night to perform at an upcoming event. Their reply, “we don’t sing,” was quickly disproved when they realized that all of them had musical backgrounds. They began singing and harmonizing that night, and the seed for the Kinsey Sicks was planted.  

Its founders were a group of refugees from successful careers as professionals and activists. Member Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues. Schatz created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign. Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area. Keller authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).