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Calendar: Through March 14

Local D.C. events, parties, concerts, mixers and more through mid-March

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‘Mr. Imagination’ by Gregory Warmack, one of the pieces on display starting Saturday (through March 30) in the exhibit ‘Glitterbomb’ at Off-Rhode Studio. (Photo courtesy of Paul Yandura)

Friday, March 8

Special Agent Galactica returns with her happy hour show this evening at 6 p.m. at Black Fox Lounge (1732 Connecticut Ave., NW). The show includes live jazz, blues, cabaret, standards and comedy. Galactica is backed by a three-piece jazz combo. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit pinkhairedone.com.

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Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts “10 Hail Marys: A True Blue Madonna Tribute” tonight starting 10 p.m. The party celebrates her first 10 albums.  There is an open vodka bar from 10 to 11 p.m. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Saturday, March 9

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Our City Film Festival kicks off tonight with an opening night party at 9:30 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St., NE). This party is free. The festival continues tomorrow at noon with its first screening of “Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz.” This is the only film festival that showcases D.C.-focused films. Individual tickets are $12, and VIP tickets are $150. For more information, visit ourcityfilmfestival.com.

Off-Rhode Studio at Art Enables (2204 Rhode Island Ave., NE) opens the art exhibit “Glitterbomb” provided by art collector Paul Yandura this afternoon at 1 p.m. The show redefines the attitudes and uses of glitter in artwork with pieces from several different artists and mediums. For more information, visit art-enables.org.

Team D.C. hosts its annual Fashion Show and Model Search tonight at 7 p.m. at Town (2009 8th St., NW). The featured fashions range from club wear and swimsuits to underwear and leather from Universal Gear and Adam & Eve. Pussy Noir will be guest judge. Cover is $10. For more information, visit teamdcsports.com.

Community Life Newsletter celebrates eight years tonight with a night at the theaer to see “Ladies Swing the Blues” at Metro Stage (1201 North Royal St., Alexandria) at 8 p.m. The Community Life Newsletter’s goal has been to connect and educate the community. Tickets are $55. For more information, visit metrostage.org.

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Sunday, March 10

Lambda Sci-fi has its monthly meeting this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at 1425 S St. NW. Attendees are asked to bring a snack or a non-alcoholic beverage to the social. For more information, visit lambdascifi.org.

Bishop Gene Robinson gives a homily as part of a Lenten Series at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (3rd and A St., SE) this morning at 10 a.m. Robinson was consecrated as Bishop in 2003 by the Episcopal Diocese in New Hampshire, becoming the first openly gay bishop. His talk will start a discussion about the journey of St. Mark and about the global Anglican Church’s inclusion of the LGBT community. For more information, visit stmarks.net.

Monday, March 11

The D.C. Lambda Squares holds its dance series tonight at 7:30 p.m. at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, NW). The only square dance club located in Washington, the group invites everybody to learn square dancing in just 16 Mondays. No special outfits, partner or prior dance experience is needed. The cost is $100. For more information or to register, visit dclambdasquares.org.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email [email protected]. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

Tuesday, March 12

D.C. Center kicks off its new Center Military program this evening at 5 p.m. at MOVA Lounge (2204 14th St., NW). The program is a new initiative to support LGBT service members, veterans and their families. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Whitman-Walker (1701 14th St., NW) holds its group Starting Over for Women tonight at 7. The group is for women whose long-term relationship with another woman. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.) hosts its Safer Sex Kit-packing program tonight from 7-10:30. The packing program is looking for more volunteers to help produce the kits because they say they are barely keeping up with demand. Admission is free and volunteers can just show up. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Pop singer Rihanna performs at 1st Mariner Arena (201 West Baltimore St.,) tonight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33-$123. For more information, visit baltimorearena.com.

Wednesday, March 13

The Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and dozens of other LGBT networking groups invite professionals to Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., NW) this evening at 6:30 p.m. for its fifth annual Mega Networking event. There is no cover and registration is free. For more information or to register, visit caglcc.com.

The Big Gay Book Group discusses the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Angels in America: Part I Millennium Approaches” by Tony Kushner tonight at 7 p.m. at 1155 F St., NW, Suite 200. The epic weaves together historical and fictional characters spanning the Reagan-Bush years. For more information, visit biggaybookgroup.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its HIV+ Newly Diagnosed Support Group tonight at 7. It is a confidential support group for anyone recently diagnosed with HIV and the group welcomes all genders and sexual orientations. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email [email protected]. For details, visit whitman-walker.org.

The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club meets tonight at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., SE) at 7:30 p.m. for social bridge. Newcomers are welcome and no reservations are needed. For more information or if you need a partner, visit lambdabridge.com.

Thursday, March 14

P!NK comes to the Verizon Center (601 F St., NW) on her tour “The Truth About Love” tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$115. For more information, visit verizoncenter.com.

Special Agent Galactica celebrates the coming weekend at her show at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., NW) tonight at 8 p.m. Her show brings a variety of music genres and comedy. There is no cover for this event. For more information, visit pinkharedone.com.

Whitman-Walker Health (1701 14th St., NW) holds its gay men over 50 support group this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group is for gay men entering a new phase of life. Registration is required to attend. Registration is required and attendees must call 202-797-3580 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

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Calendar: June 18-24

Events in the week to come

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Friday, June 18

Join the National Archives and Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives as they present their LGBTQ+ archive collections virtually at 8 a.m. In this event, Vicky Iglikowski-Broad from The National Archives and Stefan Dickers from Bishopsgate will explore the different strengths of their collections, to reflect on how they can be used together to build a fuller picture of LGBTQ+ lives. Event registration is available on Eventbrite.

“DISDance, Pride Edition- Still We Dance” will be at 6:30 p.m. Join the D.C. Public Library and show your Pride by dancing with the Library’s Freegal music collections. Post a video or photo of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to Instagram and tag D.C. Public Library on Instagram (@dcpubliclibrary) using the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #StillWeDance. The library’s favorite videos will be shared, and crown the video with the most likes the virtual Queen of Pride. All four Pride playlists are available on Freegal with the names Still We Lead, Still We Live, Still We Laugh, and Still We Love.

Saturday, June 19

Join the DC Center for its virtual job club, a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking. The event begins on Zoom at 6 p.m. For more information, email [email protected].

Sunday, June 20

Join the DC Center and the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Beta Phi Omega Sorority for a peer-led support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. You do not need to be a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter or the Beta Phi Omega Sorority in order to join, but they do ask that you either identify as a lesbian or are questioning that aspect of your identity. This event will be hosted on Zoom at 1 p.m. More details are available here.

Monday, June 21

The Center Aging Coffee Drop-In will still take place virtually at 10 a.m. via Zoom. LGBT Older Adults (and friends) are invited to have friendly conversations about current issues they might be dealing with. For more information, visit Center Aging’s webpage.

Join GenderQueer DC for a monthly support group on Zoom for people who identify outside of the gender binary. Whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis – this is your group. The event will be at 7 p.m. For more information, visit genderqueerdc.com.

Tuesday, June 22

The European Union Delegation to the United States will host “Joining Forces for LGBTI Rights Around the World” virtually at 9:30 p.m. This event is a discussion on how the international community can help advance LGBTI rights around the world and will feature panelists: Mark Bromley, chair of The Council for Global Equality, Olena Shevchenko, director of Insight, and Urooj Arshad, senior program manager of Dignity for All: LGBTIQ+ Assistance Program, Freedom House. Registration for this free event is available on Eventbrite.

“Rainbow Challah Tutorial and Discussion” will be at 5 p.m. on Zoom. All are welcome to attend this event. Challah is a type of bread traditionally baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath. Attendees will be provided with the recipe and materials list in advance if they would like to make it at home. There will also be a discussion about food, identity, and community. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-543-1778 x204.

Wednesday, June 23

Capital Pride Alliance and Hook Hall will host “Hooked on Capital Pride” at 2 p.m. There will be drink specials, music, and celebration of all things LGBTQ+. A portion of the proceeds from this event will support the Capital Pride Alliance and partner Pride organizations responsible for producing Youth Pride, Silver Pride DC, DC Black Pride, DC Latinx Pride, Capital AAPI Pride, and Trans Pride, through the GivePride365 Fund. Every reservation will include a bottle of Rose Bubbly, and cabana reservations will come with a bonus celebration kit! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Join the LGBTQIA Alliance Washington National Cathedral for a free webinar featuring Billy Curtis, director, Gender Equity Resource Center UC Berkeley on Zoom at 8 p.m. Curtis is a community activist and advocate who was hired as UC Berkeley’s first full-time director for LGBT Resources in 1999. Curtis is currently the director of the university’s Gender Equity Resource Center. To register for this event, visit: capitalpride.org.

Thursday, June 24

Join the DC Public Library for a poetry reading with Micah Powell from his book “Things No One Else Wants to Say.” Micah will read from his book and join a conversation with DC’s own Regie Cabico, poet and director of Capturing Fire Press. The event will be hosted on Facebook and YouTube at 5:30 p.m. To register, visit the library’s website.

Hope in a Box will host “Books That Make Us: A Pride Month Celebration of LGBTQ+ Stories” online at 8 p.m. The event will feature a number of notable figures including Jahana Hayes, member of Congress (D-Conn.) and 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Zach Stafford, columnist for MSNBC and former editor of the Advocate. Tickets are available at: hopeinabox.splashthat.com.

The DC Anti-Violence Program will have an open meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. At this meeting, there will be opportunities to learn more and get involved in lessening violence both within and directed toward the LGBT communities. To access the Zoom link, email [email protected].

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Blade live chat with ‘Real Housewives’ author Moylan

Interview to ‘spill the tea’ on all aspects of hit Bravo franchise

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Join the Washington Blade for a live interview with Brian Moylan, a former Blade staffer and author of the new book “The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives.” The book explores the origins and ongoing popularity of the franchise. Moylan will be interviewed by his former boss, Blade editor Kevin Naff. The two promise to “spill the tea” Housewives-style about all aspects of the hit Bravo franchise, including whether or not the shows are scripted and just how controlling Bravo is when it comes to marketing the Housewives.

The interview will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 and will stream on all Blade social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The interview will be uploaded to Instagram after it concludes.

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SAAM celebrates drag culture, American art

Virtual bingo night hosted by KC B. Yoncé

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The Smithsonian American Art Museum will host “Virtual Drag Queen Art Bingo Night” on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by DC drag diva KC B. Yoncé.

Event attendees are encouraged to register now and request 1 to 4 printable bingo cards featuring artwork by American artists who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

D.C.-area registrants are eligible to get 10% off Red Bear Brewing’s official 2021 Pride Helles lager, Smash Me With A House. This offer is available for pick up only while supplies last. Must be 21+ with proper ID and show SAAM coupon to Red Bear Brewing staff to apply the discount.

For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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