March 7, 2014 at 7:30 am EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
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Cherry, Cherry Fund, gay news, nightlife, Washington Blade

Cherry Main Event (Washington Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

The “Turnabout Show” — where the guys become girls and the girls become guys — is at 11 p.m. Monday night at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.). The event has a Facebook page.

The Miss Gaye Universe D.C. Pageant is at Town on March 15. Admission is $15 for Academy members and $20 for guests. Doors open at 3 p.m.; pageant starts at 4. Details at

The Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs have an awards event in honor of Women’s History Month on March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Fannie Mae (3900 Wisconsin, Ave., N.W.). RSVPs and photo IDs are required to attend. RSVP by e-mailing your full name to

The “Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness” is March 27-30 and will feature workshops, panels and readings held at various spots in the Farragut Square neighborhood. Several LGBT participants are on the slate. Visit for details.

The fifth annual Charm City Fetish Fair, billed as Baltimore’s “premiere fetish event,” is April 4-6. Visit for details.

Cherry is the same weekend in Washington at various gay clubs in the city. Visit for details.

The Rehoboth Women’s Fest 2014 is April 10-13 in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Visit for details.

Miss Gay Maryland America is April 25-27 at the Hippo (One W. Eager St., Baltimore). Visit for details.

Capital Queer Prom is doing things a bit different this year. A “TAGGfest & Masquerade Gala” is scheduled for April 26 at Almas Shriners (1315 K St. N.W.) as a benefit for the Wanda Alston House. Find the group on Facebook or visit for details.

The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has its LGBT Business Excellence Awards dinner and gala  April 25 at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington (1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Visit for information, tickets and details on other Chamber events.

Youth Pride is April 27 from noon-5 p.m. in Dupont Circle. Visit for details.

Gay Day at the Zoo is May 3. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.

The American Military Partner Association has its inaugural national gala on May 17 (Armed Forces Day) at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill. Visit for tickets and details.

The Academy of Washington has its 52nd annual Golden Boy Awards at Town on May 17 at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3). Admission is $15 for Academy members and $20 for guests. Visit for details.

Lesbian Angie Harvey is in D.C. the same day for a “retreat tour” called Work2Work that will cover issues such as self esteem, letting go, relationships and purposeful living. It’s free. E-mail for details.

D.C. Black Pride Weekend is May 23-25 at various locations. Visit for details.

Omega Entertainment and Daryl Wilson Promotions have their “Wet Dream Weekend 2014” May 22-26 and promise five days, 10 events and “one hell of a party.” Details at

June, of course, brings Pride season. Get a sneak peek at this year’s events at

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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