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DC Drag Queens to Flock to 17th Street for Annual High Heel Race

D.C. drag queens will take to the streets -- 17th Street, to be precise -- for the wildly popular annual High Heel Race on Tuesday night.

Each year on the last Tuesday night before Halloween, local drag queens show off their elaborate costumes and race down 17th Street in this Dupont Circle tradition.

The costume parade starts at 7 p.m., and the race (which, be warned, doesn't last long) begins at 9 p.m.

You might want to arrive early, as the event always draws a crowd.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s, News4 meteorologist Chuck Bell said.

And be warned if you're planning to drive through the area: Maybe you shouldn't! Rush hour there is already tough enough, but in addition, street closures will be in place from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Portions of the following Northwest D.C. streets will be affected: 17th Street, Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street and Church Street. 

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