GLOV sponsors self-defense class at the Center
D.C.’s LGBT anti-violence task force GLOV (Gays & Lesbians Opposing Violence) is hosting a two hour introduction to self-defense class at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Sydney Aquino, the instructor, professional personal trainer and martial arts expert, will incorporate martial arts such as muay thai, karate and mixed martial arts, into the workshop.
There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information and to register for the class, visit thedccenter.org.
Gay groups to hold theme dances in D.C.
GLOE (GLBT Outreach & Engagement) presents the fifth annual Masquerade and Mischief Purim Party at the Washington Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., N.W.) on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to midnight with a special appearance by the D.C. Cowboys.
Costumes are encouraged, especially drag.
Tickets are $30 and include an open bar, food, dancing and performances.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit washingtondcjcc.org.
KhushD.C. presents Jalwa party, a LGBT Bollywood dance party, on Friday at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) featuring DJ Sue from New York.
There will be various drink specials including a free drink ticket to the first 50 people to show up and $16 drink wristbands giving vodka drinks all night available between 10 and 11 p.m.
Cover is $12 before 11 p.m. and $15 after. Doors open at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit KhushDC.org.
A.U. hosts gay-themed ‘pop-opera’ this weekend
American University theatre students look at LGBT issues in a production of “Bare,” a pop opera musical written by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
The show is set in a Catholic boarding school and centers on Peter and Jason, roommates in a secret relationship.
After the matinee performance on Saturday, Matt Bruno from the university’s GLBTA Resource Center will moderate a panel on the struggles of gay adolescents featuring Alison Gill from GLSEN, Andrew Barnett from SYMAL and Phil Hicks from PFLAG.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for the A.U. community and seniors.