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Calendar: April 27

Parties, support groups, concerts and more through May 3



Sunday is the last chance to see ‘Spirit and Engima’ featuring ceramic sculptures by Bill Mould including ‘Morning’ and ‘String theory’ featuring works by Elena Tchernomazova at Touchstone Gallery. (Photo courtesy Touchstone Gallery)

TODAY (Friday) 

D.C. Women4Women presents “Tryst,” a monthly professional lesbian happy hour, tonight at Topaz Bar (1733 N St., N.W.) from 7 to 10 p.m. with exclusive food and drink specials from 7 to 9 p.m.

Positive Force D.C. presents Trophy Wife, War on Women, Fell Types and Fires in a benefit concert for D.C. Trans Coalition tonight at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St., N.W.) at 7 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit

Beat City, a queer lounge night, is tonight at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room (1725 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Town’s (2009 8th St., N.W.) Bear Happy Hour presents “Bearaoke” tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. on the first floor, with mistress of ceremonies Tre. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists play Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) tonight at 9 p.m. with Mary Christ and The Tender Thrill. Tickets are $15 and available online

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) presents “Come Fly Away,” Twyla Tharp’s Broadway musical featuring Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits. Tickets range from $69 to $125 and are available online at

Tonight is LGBT Night at ArtSpring (7014B Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park) from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 28

Girlyman with Edie Carey plays the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at

Bill Cosby performs at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $54.50 to $79.50 and are available online

The D.C. Center Women present an evening at CulinAerie (1131 14th St., N.W.) tonight 6:30 p.m. Attendees will make warm asparagus salad, seared salmon with black pepper crust and a chocolate tart with espresso anglaise. Tickets are $85 each and $10 from each ticket goes to the D.C. Center. For more information, visit

Tom From Prague brings “Tainted Love: An International ‘80s Dance Party” at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. There is a $5 cover.

The stars of, AJ Monroe and Devin Adams, perform live tonight as well as sign autographs and pose for photos at Town, (2009 8th St., N.W.). DJ Drew G will be spinning. Cover is $8 before 11 and $12 afterward. All attendees must be 21 or older. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) presents Hellmouth Happy Hour where every week an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” will be screened and drink specials will be offered. This week the episode is “Living Conditions.” Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik play the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and available online at

Classically trained musicians Black Violin play the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) today at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 and available online at

Today’s the last day to see Touchstone Gallery’s (901 New York Ave., N.W.) exhibits “Spirit and Enigma” featuring ceramic sculptures by Bill Mould and “String theory” featuring works by Elena Tchernomazova. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Monday, April 30

Nickelback plays Verizon Center (601 F St., N.W.) tonight with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $89.50 and are available online Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Whitman-Walker Health is having a series of Community Conversations this year and the next Conversation is “Improving Health of LGBT Elders” tonight at the D.C. Center (1318 U St., N.W.) at 7 p.m. For more information and a complete list of the series conversations, visit

Tuesday, May 1

The Chesapeake Squares, a gay square dancing group, is having a mainstream-through-advanced club night tonight at the Waxter Center (1000 Cathedral St.) in Baltimore from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit

Join Burgundy Crescent Volunteers to help pack safer sex kits from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at FUK!T’s packing location, Green Lantern, 1335 Green Ct., N.W.

Wednesday, May 2

Riot Act Comedy Theater’s (801 E St., N.W.) monthly gay and gay-friendly comedy show “Gay-larious” returns tonight at 8 p.m. with Lori Sommer, Emma Willmann, Sampson McCormick and co-founders Chris Doucette and Zach Toczynski. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

Professionals in the City and the D.C. Center are hosting a speed dating event for lesbian and bisexual women at Chi-Cha Lounge (1624 U St., N.W.) from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Attendees will date for about an hour and then be able to mingle with everyone. After the event, matches can be made online. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit

Thursday, May 3

Log Cabin Republicans holds its monthly happy hour at Nellie’s (900 U St., N.W.) tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the roof deck featuring a new drink, The Pink Elephant.

Phase 1 of Dupont (1415 22nd St., N.W.) presents “Jock U” a men’s college night hosted by Secrets. Doors open at 9 p.m. No cover before 11 p.m. with college ID.



PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers



Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Out & About

Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend



Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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Out & About

New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city



DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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