February 6, 2014 | by Mariah Cooper
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Honey Soundsystem, a San Francisco gay DJ collective, spins at Flash this weekend. (Photo by Shanna Doherty, courtesy the group)

LGBT events calendar for the week ahead in Washington.

Friday, Feb. 7

Larry Cohen hosts a free social anxiety workshop for the LGBT community at (4808 43rd Pl., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The workshop covers what social anxiety is, what causes and maintains it and the cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to overcoming it. Attendees are not required to speak or interact. Registration is required. For details and to register, visit socialanxietyhelp.com.

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts a trans support group meeting tonight at 7 p.m. The facilitated group discussion is open to all members of the community including partners, friends and allies. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Gay District, a facilitated group discussion focused on building understanding of gay culture and personal identity for men ages 18 through 35, meets at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 8:30-9:30 p.m. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Team D.C., Capital Pride, Human Rights Campaign and Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies are sponsoring a “Pride House International” event tonight to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics at HRC headquarters (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) at 7 p.m. Former pro hockey player Sean Avery will be a guest. RSVP at action.hrc.org. There is a $10 suggested donation to benefit the Russia LGBT Sports Foundation.

The 9 Songwriter Series is tonight from 7:30-10 p.m. at Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse (201 F Street, N.E.) and features performances by local gay songwriters such as Stewart Lewis, Tom Goss and more. Cost is $10. Details at facebookcom/wearethe9 or ebenezerscoffeehouse.com.

Otter Crossing is tonight at Green Lantern (just off Thomas Circle at 1335 Green Court, N.W.) with DJ Tommy Cornelis. For ages 21 and up. $5 cover after 10 p.m. Find the event on Facebook for details.

Saturday, Feb. 8

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) holds free and confidential HIV testing today from 4-7 p.m. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

Duplex Diner and the Dupont Social Club present “Valentine’s Day is a Drag!” at Duplex Diner (2004 18th St., N.W.) tonight from 6:30-11 p.m. There will be drag queen waitresses and bartenders, DJs, raffles and performances all night long. Dinner seatings are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation to benefit SMYAL.

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant MiMi Imfurst performs at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) tonight. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $8 from 10-11 p.m. and $12 after 11 p.m. Drinks are $3 before 11 p.m. Drag show starts at 10:30 p.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. For details, visit towndc.com.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts “Bearzerk” tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Music will be by Dean Douglas Sullivan, Tommy Cornelis and more. Well and domestic drinks are $5 and Jameson, Jager and fireballs are $6. Doors open at 10 p.m. Covr is $5 and $7 after midnight. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over.

GLOV hosts the second annual Deoni Jones memorial and rally today at 4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church (4925 East Capital Street, S.E.). Jones was a victim of an anti-trans hate crime.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Chick Chat, an ages 50-and-over lesbian singles group, meets at the Walters Art Museum (600 North Charles St., Baltimore) at the main entrance near Centre and Cathedral streets today at 1 p.m. For details and to RSVP, email woernerc@yahoo.com.

Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St., Alexandria, Va.) hosts “God’s Love Spoken Here,” a special service celebrating its one-year anniversary as a reconciling congregation, this morning at 9:30 and 11 a.m. For details, visit fairlingtonumc.org.

The NeedlExchange presents Honey Soundsystem, a queer DJ collective from San Francisco, at Flash (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) tonight from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission is limited to guests 21 and over. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, visit tnxandhny.eventbrite.com.

Monday, Feb. 10

Us Helping Us  (3636 Georgia Ave., N.W.) holds a support group for gay black men to discuss topics that affect them today, share perspectives and have meaningful conversations. For details, visit uhupil.org.

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts poker night tonight at 8 p.m. Win prizes. Free to play. For more information, visit nelliessportsbar.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

The D.C. Center hosts a “Center Arts Reception” at MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., N.W.) this evening from 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted by Regie Cabico, the reception celebrates art and cultural programs at the D.C. Center. There is a $10 suggested donation. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

D.C. Bi Women hosts its monthly meeting in the upstairs room of Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.) from 7-9 p.m. tonight. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

A Kiss for Gabriela,” a HIPS film screening in honor of the late Gabriela Leite, is tonight at 6 p.m. at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St., N.W.). RSVP to dshea@genderhealth.org for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

The Lambda Bridge Club hosts duplicate bridge at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) at 7:30 p.m. tonight. No reservations needed and newcomers welcome. If you need a partner, call 703-407-6540.

Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 1155 F St., N.W. Suite 200 at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Days of Anna Madrigal” by Armistead Maupin, a story about Anna Madrigal, a 92-year-old transgender landlady who embarks on a road-trip to reconnect to her past. For details, email biggaybookgroup@hotmal.com.

Rainbow Response, an LGBT intimate partner violence prevention group, meets in the third floor conference room at 5 Thomas Circle N.W. today from 6-7 p.m. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Washington National Opera Bravo Club presents “An Evening with Jake Heggie” at 1915 17th St., N.W. tonight at 7 p.m. Heggie has composed operas including “Dead Man Walking,” “The End of the Affair” and “Moby-Dick.” Wine and hors d’oeuvres begin at 7 p.m. The conversation begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, go here.

The 15th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine and Food Festival begins at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) today through Saturday. Enjoy tastings of high quality food and wine, food pairings and wine education. Tickets range from $45-120. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit wineandfooddc.com.

Allied in Greek,” an amateur drag competition and Trevor Project fundraiser, is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street, N.W.). Allied in Pride, the George Washington University LGBT student advocacy organization, and the GW Greek Community are joining efforts on the event which will feature contestants in drag who will lip sync to a song. Chanel Devereaux, a local drag queen, will be on the judging panel. Half of the proceeds will go to the Trevor Project. Tickets are $5 general admission. Find out more by searching for “Allied in Greek” on Facebook.

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