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ResistDance, Her HRC dance parties planned

DJ Jason Horswill to spin tracks at the Eagle Feb. 18

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(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

DJs give ultimate dance parties at two events this weekend.

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) presents ResistDance featuring DJ Jason Horswill on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Horswill has spun tracks for MAL, Cherry D.C. and King’s Dominion Gay Night. Cover is $10. For more details, visit dceagle.com.

Her HRC DJ Battle will be at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 8 p.m.-midnight. DJ L Stackz, DJ Vodkatrina, DJ TMF and DJ Honey will battle it out throughout the night. Jay Barber hosts. The first DJ begins at 9 p.m. VIP tickets are $40 and include expedited entry, a meet and greet with the cast from the “District Heat” webseries, two drink tickets and a special gift. General admission tickets are $15. For more details, visit facebook.com/hrcgreaterwashingtondc.

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Top LGBTQ events this week

Pride month begins with Black Pride, Latinx Pride and more

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Events this week include, from left, the DC Black Pride Us Helping Us Pride in the Park on Monday, the Latinx Pride Party on Thursday and Annapolis Pride on Saturday. (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.


Pride By the River Super Sunday

Sunday, May 28
12-8 p.m.
Anacostia Roller Skating Pavilion
1500 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Eventbrite

Viiv Healthcare, The Pride Center of Maryland, Gilead, DC Engage, and LIVE! Maryland Casinos +Hotels sponsor Pride by the River at Anacostia Roller Skating Pavilion today until 8 p.m.


La Loca: Memorial Day Edition

Sunday, May 28
7 p.m.-3 a.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
Website

Enjoy Bunker’s LGBTQ Latinx night tonight.


Flashy Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 28
10 p.m.
Flash
645 Florida Avenue, N.W.
$30
Facebook | Eventbrite

DJ Twin and Dean Sullivan bring the music for the Flashy Memorial Day Weekend edition tonight.


The PRIDE Sunday Night

Sunday, May 28
11 p.m.-4 a.m.
Space DC
1355 U Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Have a night out at DC Black Pride’s main nightlife event at Space DC.


Pride in the Park

Monday, May 29
12-7 p.m.
Fort Dupont Park
Minnesota Avenue, S.E.
Free
Website

The annual cookout and festival at Fort Dupont Park will be held on Monday.


Reign Drag Variety Show

Monday, May 29
8:30 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar
1637 17th Street, N.W.
Second floor

Logan Stone hosts “Reign” at DIK Bar on Monday.


Roof Top Closeout Party

Monday, May 29
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Public Bar Live
1214 18th Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

DC Black Pride ends with a party at Public Bar Live on Monday.


JR.’s Showtunes

Monday, May 29
9 p.m.-12 a.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Belt out your favorite showtunes among friends at JR.’s on Monday.


Goldilocks Trivia

Tuesday, May 30
8 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Hang out with friends with a game of trivia at JR.’s that isn’t too hard or too easy.


Daddy Issues

Wednesday, May 31
9 p.m.
Kiki
915 U Street, N.W.
No Cover
Instagram

Crystal Edge hosts a weekly drag show at Kiki on Wednesday.


DC Brau Pride Pils Launch Party

Thursday, June 1
6-8 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
Free
Eventbrite

The Washington Blade holds a party for the release of this year’s DC Brau Pride Pils at Red Bear Brewing on Thursday.


Inaugural Latinx Orgullo Reception

Thursday, June 1
7:30-9 p.m.
The REACH at the Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, N.W.
Free
Facebook | Tickets

The Latinx History Project presents the Latinx Orgullo Reception at the Kennedy Center on Thursday.


Latinx Pride Party

Thursday, June 1
10 p.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook | Website

The Latinx History Project holds The DC Latinx Pride Party at Bunker on Thursday.


The Ground We Stand On: Past and Present DC LGBTQ Changemakers Exhibition

Frank Kameny (Washington Blade archive photo by Doug Hinckle)

Friday, June 2
5-7 p.m.
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle, N.W.
Free
Eventbrite

Dupont Underground and the Washington Blade cordially invite you to the opening of The Ground We Stand On: Past and Present DC LGBTQ Changemakers.

DC’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community stands as a testament to the unwavering spirit of countless individuals throughout the years. In recognition of their indomitable courage and resilience, an inspiring exhibition titled “The Ground We Stand On: Past and Present DC LGBTQ Changemakers” will showcase the remarkable journeys of both past and present changemakers who have left an indelible mark on the tapestry of Washington, DC.


Pride Painting with Goats

Friday, June 2
6-7 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
3313 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, Va.
$45
Facebook | Eventbrite

Paint on a canvass alongside the herd from Walnut Creek Farm will attend to provide inspiration, pets, cuddles, snuggles, and love. A teacher will be present to guide you in your Pride painting.


Pride on the Porch Festival

Friday, June 2
6-9 p.m. / performances 7:30
Creative Suitland Arts Center
4719 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Md.
Facebook | Eventbrite | Website

The Creative Suitland Arts Center presents Pride on the Porch in Suitland, Md. on Friday. The outdoor festival will feature live performances, a block party, a family and children’s activity area, vendors, resources, local businesses and more.


Kinky Bears

Friday, June 2
6-10 p.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
No cover
Facebook

Join the Kinky Bears at UPROAR for an evening with DJ Popperz and $18 bottomless Bud Light on tap.


LIYT Nights and Drag Duel

Friday, June 2
6:30 p.m.
Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Md.
Free-$130
Facebook | Eventbrite

Enjoy a live entertainment event with comedy, music, dance and more.


Capital Pride Honors

Friday, June 2
7 p.m
Penn Social
801 E Street, N.W.
$25-$60
Facebook | Tickets

The Capital Pride Alliance holds its annual awards ceremony at Penn Social on Friday.


RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Watch Party

Friday, June 2
8 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Citrine hosts a RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 Viewing Party at JR.’s Bar on Friday.


RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 Viewing Party

Friday, June 2
8-11:59 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Desiree Dik hosts a RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8 Viewing Party at Red Bear Brewing Company on Friday.


Capital Pride Womxn’s Kickoff Party

Friday, June 2
9 p.m.-3 a.m.
A League of Her Own
2317 18th Street, N.W.
21+ / Free
Facebook

Capital Pride has its official Pride Womxn’s Kickoff party at A League of Her Own on Friday.


LGBTQ+ Pride Kickoff Social

Friday, June 2
7 p.m.
The Commentary
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC hosts a get-together at The Commentary in Arlington on Friday.


Drag Underground

Drag Underground (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, June 2
8:30 p.m.
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle, N.W.
$15-$20
Eventbrite

The popular Drag Underground show is held at Dupont Underground on Friday.


LGBTQ+ Pride Brunch

Saturday, June 3
10 a.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC holds a Pride Brunch at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington, Va. on Saturday.


Wild N’ Wacky Drag Brunch

Saturday, June 3
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 7th Street, S.E.
$38
Eventbrite

Logan Stone leads a Wild N’ Wacky Drag Brunch at Crazy Aunt Helen’s on Saturday with two showings.


Journey to Josiah’s Drag Brunch

Saturday, June 3
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shows
The Eleanor DC
100 Florida Avenue, N.E.
$20
Eventbrite

Bombalicious Eklaver hosts a drag brunch fundraiser at The Eleanor DC on Saturday.


DC Drag Brunch

Saturday, June 3
12-5 p.m.
Lima Twist
1411 K Street, N.W.
21+ / $23
Eventbrite

The DC Drag Show has moved from Harlot DC to Lima Twist for an upscale drag experience every Saturday at noon.


Baltimore Trans Pride

Last year’s Baltimore Trans Pride March on June 5, 2022. (Washington Blade file photo by Linus Berggren)

Saturday, June 3
12-9 p.m.
2117 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Md.
Facebook

The Baltimore Trans Pride 2023 Grand March is to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday along North Charles Street between 22nd and 23rd. The Block Party continues at 3 p.m. with performances beginning at 4 p.m.

Afterparties are scheduled at The Crown (1901 North Charles Street) and Ottobar (2549 North Howard Street). Baltimore Safe Haven also hosts a kickoff ball on Friday, June 2 at 2640 Saint Paul Street at 6 p.m.


Annapolis Pride Parade and Festival

Annapolis Pride Parade (Photo by Fleur de Lis Photography/Jaime Thompson)

Saturday, June 3
12-5 p.m.
Inner West Street
Annapolis, Md.
Facebook

Annapolis Pride holds its annual parade and festival on Saturday, June 3 from 12-5 p.m. on Inner West Street in Annapolis, Md.


Reston Pride Festival

The 2022 Reston Pride Festival (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, June 3
12-6 p.m.
1209 Washington Plaza
Lake Anne Plaza
Reston, Va.
Facebook

The 2023 Reston Pride Festival will be held at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Va. on Saturday.


Spirits & Beer Showcase with Republic Restoratives & DC Brau

Saturday, June 3
1-4 p.m.
Metrobar
640 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.
$22
Eventbrite

Join the Washington Blade and guest DJ Chord to taste and learn about local offerings from DC-based distillery Republic Restoratives and brewery DC Brau.


Alexandria Pride

Saturday, June 3
2-5 p.m.
Alexandria City Hall
301 King Street
Website

The Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force presents the sixth annual Alexandria Pride at Alexandria City Hall in Market Square of Old Town Alexandria, Va. on Saturday.


Queering Sound

Saturday, June 3
2 p.m.
Rhizome DC
2969 Maple Street, N.W.
$10-$20
Facebook | Tickets

The QU23 music showcase features Afrofuturism, sonic deconstruction of 20th New Musik and experimental music by queer artists and allies on Saturday, June 3 at Rhizome DC.


Drag Story Hour w/D’Manda Martini

Saturday, June 3
3:30 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.W.
Facebook

It’s Drag Story Hour at Red Bear Brewing on Saturday.


Art Out Loud: A Rooftop Pride Party

Saturday, June 3
6 p.m.
Selina Union Market
411 New York Avenue, N.E.
$25-$45
Facebook

District Fray presents the official Capital Pride event “Art Out Loud” Rooftop Pride Party at Selina on Saturday.


Tara Hoot’s Pride Bingo and a Show!

Saturday, June 3
6 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 8th Street, N.W.
$10
Facebook

Tara Hoot hosts a game of bingo and a show alongside Shelita Ramen on Saturday.


DC Rawhides Country Western Dancing

Saturday, June 3
7-11 p.m.
Eastern Market
225 7th Street, S.E.
$5 donation
Facebook

Learn how to do some Country Western dancing at Eastern Market on Saturday with the DC Rawhides.


The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Present: “DOLLY!”

Saturday, June 3
8-9:30 p.m.

and

Sunday, June 4
3-4:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, N.W.
$20-$65
Facebook | Tickets

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington present a Dolly Parton-themed show at Lincoln Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.


Pride Night OUT at the Washington Spirit

Saturday, June 3
8 p.m.
Audi Field
100 Potomac Avenue, S.W.
Website

Team DC holds a Night OUT at Audi Field with the Washington Spirit on Saturday.


Pride Glitter Roll

Saturday, June 3
9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hook Hall
3400 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
$15-$20
Facebook | Eventbrite

It’s time for a roller skating experience at Hook Hall. Enjoy the glitter and drink specials and bring your own skates.


Freddie’s Follies

Freddie’s Follies (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, June 3
9 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Facebook

The weekly drag show, consistently one of the best in the city, always draws a crowd.


Unity: A Call for Club Colors- A Highwaymen TNT Bar Nite

Saturday, June 3
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
UPROAR Lounge and Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W
$15
Facebook

The Highwaymen TNT invite you to don your leather, Levi’s, shorts, tanks and gear for a night of Pride fun.


BENT: Pride 2023

Saturday, June 3
10 p.m.
9:30 Club
815 V Street, N.W
$25
Facebook

The 9:30 Club’s Pride party is always epic.


LGBTQ+ Pride Coffee & Conversation

Sunday, June 4
12 p.m.
As You Are
500 8th Street, S.E.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC holds a coffee and conversation gathering at As You Are on Sunday.


Sisters Bingo w/The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sunday, June 4
1 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.W.
$20
Facebook | Tickets

The DC Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hold a bingo game at Red Bear Brewing on Sunday.


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Music festival to celebrate house music DJ

Salute to Sam The Man Burns include performances from Oji, Tantra and more

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Capital House Music Festival will host “Capital House Music Festival Salutes Sam The Man Burns” on Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at Franklin Park D.C. 

This ode to the legendary house music DJ will feature performers such as DJ Spen, Oji, Tantra, Sedrick and many others. There will also be opportunities for vendors. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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25 LGBTQ events this week

Mr./Miss/Mx. Capital Pride, Trans Pride and Con Acento among highlights

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From left, events this week include the Mr./Miss/Mx. Capital Pride Pageant tonight, then Saturday's Trans Pride and Con Acento. (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.


DC Boys of Leather May Happy Hour

Thursday, May 18
6-9 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

The DC Boys of Leather hold its monthly happy hour at Trade tonight.


LIYT Nights and Drag Duels

Thursday, May 18
6:30-10 p.m.
Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Md.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Catch a drag duel with “music, comedy performances, choreographed dance, and more” in Silver Spring tonight at Veterans Plaza.


Potomac Motorcycle Club Bar Night

Thursday, May 18
7-11 p.m.
The Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
Facebook

The Potomac MC holds its bar night at the Green Lantern at 7 p.m. tonight.


Mr./Miss/Mx. Capital Pride Pageant

Thursday, May 18
7-11 p.m.
Penn Social
801 E Street, N.W.
$17.01+
Facebook | Tickets

The long tradition of a Capital Pride pageant returns after a few dormant years tonight at Penn Social.


LGBTQ+ Social at Puro Gusto

Friday, May 19
7 p.m.
Puro Gusto Cafe
1345 F Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC welcomes you to a night out of conversation and dinner at Puro Gusto Cafe on Friday.


DTF

Friday, May 19
8 p.m.-3 a.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
No cover before 10 p.m.
Website

Bunker holds a leather and pup happy hour with no cover from 8-10 on Friday, with a party featuring Boomer Banks into the morning.


“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8” Viewing Party

Friday, May 19
8-9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Watch “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 8” with other fans at JR.’s Bar on Friday at a show hosted by Citrine.


Dirty Dancin’

Friday, May 19
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
UPROAR Lounge and Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
No cover / 21+
Facebook

DJ Popperz brings the music to Dirty Dancin’ at UPROAR Lounge on Friday.


Trans Pride

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.)

Saturday, May 20
9:30 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street, N.W.
Facebook | Eventbrite | Website

There is a full day of workshops planned at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday for Trans Pride.


LGBTQ+ Brunch

(Washington Blade file photo by Hugh Clarke)

Saturday, May 20
10 a.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Hang out with friends new and old at a brunch in Arlington, Va. on Saturday.


Class Act Brunch

Saturday, May 20
Doors 11:30 a.m. / Show 12:30 a.m.
Sign of the Whale
1525 M Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Tiffany D. Carter hosts the Class Act Drag Brunch at Sign of the Whale on Saturday and Sunday.


PrEP for Pride

Saturday, May 20
12-7 p.m.
4545 Crain Highway
White Plains, Md.
Eventbrite

Head out to Charles County for a day of Pride activities.


Team DC Night OUT at Washington Prodigy Women’s Football

Saturday, May 20
6 p.m.
Anacostia Senior High School
1601 16th Street, N.W.
$10-$15
Tickets 

Catch the Washington Prodigy vs. the Tennessee Trojans at a Team DC Night OUT game on Saturday.


The Mx. Tater Tot Pageant

Saturday, May 20
6 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 8th Street, S.E.
Webstite

DJ Phil Reese spins the tunes as Logan Stone and Tara Hoot find a new Mx. Tater Tot.


Trans Pride After Party

Saturday, May 20
6:30-8:30 p.m.
As You Are
500 8th Street, S.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Trans Pride finishes up with an afterparty on Saturday at As You Are.


Freddie’s Follies

Patti Lovelace performs at Freddie’s Follies. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, May 20
9 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Facebook

The weekly drag show, consistently one of the best in the city, always draws a crowd.


The Bear Cave

Saturday, May 20
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
No cover
Facebook

The Bear Cave features DJ Popperz and dancers Kobra, Ricardo and Marshall on Saturday.


Con Acento

Saturday, May 20
9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Evry Pleasure leads a drag show celebrating hispanic heritage with Domingo, Labianna and Osiris Romanov on Saturday.


Elevate Drag Brunch

Sunday, May 21
11 a.m.
Officina at the Wharf
1120 Maine Avenue, S.W.
$25
Facebook

Chanel Belladonna hosts a drag brunch with Druex Sidora, Citrine and Jasmine Blue at Officina at the Wharf on Sunday.


Equality Prince William Pride

Sunday, May 21
12-4 p.m.
Harris Pavilion
9027 Center Street
Manassas, Va.
Facebook

Meet at Harris Pavilion in Manassas, Va. for Equality Prince William Pride 2023 on Sunday.


The Nail Salon

Sunday, May 21
4:30 p.m. lounge / 6 p.m. curtain
St. Vincent Wine
3212 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
$15
Instagram

Check out an evening of queer cabaret at St. Vincent Wine on Sunday.


LGBTQ+ Dinner and Conversation

Sunday, May 21
7-11 p.m.
Federico Ristorante Italiano
219 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

The folks at Go Gay DC invite everyone to meet up at Federico for an evening of dinner and conversation.


DC Rawhides: Country Western Dancing

DC Rawhides (Blade file photo by Molly Byrom)

Sunday, May 21
7-11 p.m.
Eastern Market
225 7th Street, S.E.
Facebook

Practice your country line dancing skills at Eastern Market on Sunday.


Drag Show for Charity

Freddie’s Beach Bar (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Sunday, May 21
8 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Join up with others to give money to charity at a drag show at Freddie’s on Sunday.


Reign Drag Variety Show

Monday, May 22
8:30 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar
1637 17th Street, N.W.
Second floor

Logan Stone hosts “Reign” at DIK Bar on Monday.

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