D.C. Shorts presents “Laughs,” a combination of live comedy acts accompanied by funny short films, at GALA Hispanic Theater (333 14th St., N.W.) June 23-24 with shows at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Comics performing include Mike Finazzo, Michele Sometimes, Jared Stern, Katherine Jessup, Nate Johnson and Natalie McGill. The short films will be from D.C. Shorts’ film festival. The Laughs Bar will be open for the evening. The 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. showcases will feature different comics and films. General admission is $20. Tickets for both showcases are $30.
For more details, visit laughs.dcshorts.com.
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HRC’s National Dinner is back
LGBTQ rights organization’s annual gala features Rhimes, Waithe, Bomer
The Human Rights Campaign will host its annual National Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The dinner’s honorees include world-famous producers, actors and entertainers whose work spotlights the fight for civil rights and social justice, including Shonda Rhimes, Lena Waithe and Matt Bomer.
A new event, as part of the weekend, — the Equality Convention — will take place the night before the dinner on Friday, Oct. 13. The convention will showcase the power of the LGBTQ equality movement, feature influential political and cultural voices, and bring together volunteer and movement leaders from across the country to talk about the path ahead.
For more details about the weekend, visit HRC’s website.
MLK Library to spotlight queer Asian writer
Trung Nguyen’s ‘The Magic Fish’ explored
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host “A Conversation with Trung Nguyen, Novelist” on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Nguyen’s book, “The Magic Fish” explores the LGBTQ experience and dives deep into Asian heritage and culture. United States Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius will attend the event and introduce Nguyen.
Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
Calendar: September 29-October 5
LGBTQ events in the days to come
Friday, September 29
Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Happy Hour” at 7 p.m. at DIK Bar. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
Saturday, September 30
“September LGBTQ+ Climbing Day” will be at noon at Movement Columbia. LGBTQ+ and ally people 5 and up are welcome to attend a fun day to try out climbing and some climbing games. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ+ folk.. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
Sunday, October 1
Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is ideal for those looking to make new friends & connections in the DMV’s LGBTQ+ community. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Monday, October 2
“Reign: A Variety Drag Show” will be at 8 p.m. at Dupont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will host the event, featuring Dabatha Christie, Hennessey, Sirene Noir Sidora Jackson, and Anamosity. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter.
Tuesday, October 3
Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30p.m. at Showroom. This event is a weekly cocktails and dinner social mixer for the LGBTQIA community in Frederick, MD. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, October 4
Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is 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 — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers.
PRISM will host “LGBTQ+ History Tour & Happy Hour” will be at 5:30p.m. at Lafayette Square. Treasury Curator Jon Frederick will lead the group on an LGBTQ+ history tour of Lafayette Square. Thereafter, there will be happy hour at Trade at 1410 14th St NW. This event is free and details are available on Eventbrite.
Thursday, October 5
The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be more fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5:00 pm if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245.
Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 pm the day before.