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Several Oscar-viewing options for region

‘Glammer, Glitter and Gold’ returns to Center

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(Washington Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Numerous Oscar watch parties will be held in the District on Sunday evening.

The Washington Film Society hosts is hosting Live on the Big Screen at Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pk., Arlington, Va.) with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for the red carpet. Local movie critics Bill Henry and Tim Gordon will host the night that includes trivia contests, giveaways, a “predict the winners” contest and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. For details, visit dcfilmsociety.org.

Kimpton Hotel’s Helix Lounge (1430 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) hosts its annual Oscars Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. The awards ceremony will be broadcasted on a 46-inch flat-screen television. Enjoy cocktail specials dedicated to Oscar nominees such as “The Codebreaker,” an “The Imitation Game”-inspired cocktail with Broker’s Gin, Earl Grey tea and simple syrup. There will also be burger sliders throughout the evening. For details, visit helixlounge.com.

The D.C. Center will be hosting “Glamour, Glitter and Gold,” its 10th annual Oscar gala, starting at 7 p.m. There will be performances by Paul Tupper, Lena Lett, Randy Shulman and Ba’Naka Deveraux.  Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

 

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DNCE to headline Pride concert

‘Drag Race’ winners also featured at the event

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Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle of DNCE. (Photo by kathclick via Bigstockphoto)

Dance-rock band DNCE will headline the Capital Pride Concert, which will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue at 3rd Street, N.W.

Season 14 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Willow Pill, and season 13 winner, Symone will also be featured at the event.

The concert is free to the public, with tickets available for special access to the Concert Pit and the VIP Concert Experience.

Following the Pride concert, attendees are invited to dance into the sunset at the Capitol Sunset Dance Party with Grammy Award-Winning music producer and DJ Tracy Young.

For more information about the concert and to purchase special access and VIP tickets, visit Capital Pride’s website.

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Mayor’s Office to host monthly meet-and-greet

Partnership with Office of Human Rights and the MPD

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The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host a monthly meet-and-greet on Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Southwest Library. This event will be in partnership with the Office of Human Rights and the Metropolitan Police Department LGBTQ Liaison Unit.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about the mayor’s office and other government agencies, and a chance to voice questions, comments, and concerns.

Guests who attend the event are also encouraged to complete a survey at the end. This event is free and more information will be available on Eventbrite.

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LGBTQ org to host wedding expo in Baltimore

Over 30 companies from the industry represented

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Rainbow Wedding Network will return to Baltimore with its 2022 LGBTQ+ Wedding Expo on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore, Curio Collection by Hilton.

More than 30 companies from all aspects of the wedding industry will be represented, including venues, officiants, photographers, DJs, caterers, jewelers, travel and more.

Event attendees can also sample an assortment of food and dessert items, enjoy music demos, test out a photo booth and gather a selection of fun and unique ceremony and travel ideas.
Tickets are free and you can register for the event on Eventbrite.

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