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John Waters to be camp director for adult summer camp

the weekend is already sold out

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John Waters will be camp director for his first adults-only summer camp, Variety reports.

Located in Kent, Connecticut, Camp John Waters will take place on September 22-24 on an actual campground with cabins and a lake. Activities will include “Bloody Mary Bingo,” a costume contest, yoga, meditation, Burlesque lessons and “Hairspray” karaoke.

Campers can relive their childhoods with kid camp activities like a zip line, archery, water skiing and a slip ‘n slide.

There will be screenings of his iconic classic films such as “Pink Flamingos” and “Polyester” as well as a Q & A with the director himself.

Alcohol will be on site for an extra cost and there will also be a scotch and cigars session. Tickets are $499 but the camp’s website says the event is already sold out.

 

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Busboys and Poets to focus on peace in 2022

Special guests include Angela Davis

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Busboys and Poets will host “The 2022 NYE Peace Party” on Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Columbia. 

The event will feature peace activists and literary powerhouses such as political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar and author Angela Davis, activist, scholar and educator Gina Dent, and renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, among others. 

There will also be live music, food, party favors, champagne toast and free parking. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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PHOTOS: GMCW Holiday Show

Chorus performs at Lincoln Theatre

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performed its “Holiday Show” at Lincoln Theatre on Saturday. The Chorus has performances on Dec. 11 and 12. For tickets and showtimes, visit gmcw.org.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: International LGBTQ Leaders Conference opening reception

Politicians and activists from around the world met and mingled at the JW Marriott

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Politicians and activists from around the world met and mingled at the JW Marriott. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The LGBTQ Victory Institute held an opening reception for the 2021 International LGBTQ Leaders Conference at the JW Marriott on Thursday.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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