May 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Memorial Day weekend fun
Pretty Boi Drag, gay news, Washington Blade, Black Pride

Pretty Boi Drag (Washington Blade photo by Chris Jennings)

D.C. Black Pride celebrations continue throughout the weekend with various parties and events.

Pretty Boi Drag hosts a Black Pride brunch at Old Engine 12 Restaurant (1626 N Capitol St., N.W.) on Sunday, May 21 from noon-3 p.m. Admission includes a bottomless buffet. DJ Honey plays tracks. Tickets range from $30-40. For more information, visit

Jaywalking Productions and Makers Lab host “Black Planet: A Black Pride Celebration” at Tropicalia (2001 14th St., N.W.) on Sunday, May 28 from 4-8 p.m. There will be performances by the CooLots, Pretty Boi Drag and Pinky KillaCorn. Music will be a mix of hip-hip, trap, house, ‘90s and more. Early bird tickets are $10 and regular admission is $15. For more details, visit

Big Boy Pride hosts its Big Boy Party at Living Room (1008 Vermont Ave., N.W.) on Friday, May 26 from 6-11 p.m.There will be drink specials and door prizes. Cover is $10. For more information, visit

Monday Night Skating, an LGBT skating group, hosts a Black Pride Skate at Laurel Skate Center (9890 Brewers Ct., Laurel, Md.) on Monday, May 29 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. There will be a conga line, raffles and games. For more details, visit

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