July 6, 2017 at 9:00 am EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Region teeming with LGBT events in July, August and beyond
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The 17th Street Festival returns Saturday, Aug. 26. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

As always, the District has no shortage of summer events whether you want to lounge at a pool party, walk in a protest, find a new LGBT rec. league or whatever. Most of these events have Facebook pages. If no URL is given, search for the event there.

Several more Pride events are also coming soon including Panhandle (in Shepherdstown, W.Va.) Pride on Saturday, July 8; Hagerstown (Md.) Pride on Saturday, July 15; and Shenandoah Valley Pride on Sunday, July 23. Youth Pride in D.C. has been postponed again. The Youth Pride Alliance plans a discussion forum on Saturday, July 15 at Whitman-Walker Health to hear what the community wants. No further details were available.

The monthly Distrkt C party has events at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 (“Teddy Bear Romp”) and Saturday, Aug. 12 (“Winter White”) at the Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.). Details at distrktc.com.

Stonewall Sports has its national tournament July 14-16 on the National Mall. Details at stonewallsports.leagueapps.com.

BARE by the Ladies of LURe is Saturday, July 15 at Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.).

Washington Scandals Rugby have “A Scandalous Summer Night” on Saturday, July 15 at DIK Bar (1637 17th St., N.W.) from 7-11 p.m.

A ladies’ tea will be held at Hank’s Cocktail Bar (819 Upshur St., N.W.) on Saturday, July 15 from 3-6 p.m.

The No Kings Collective celebrates its eight-year anniversary and the new mural on Whitman-Walker’s Elizabeth Taylor Building on Saturday, July 15 from 5-10 p.m.

War on the Catwalk: the Queens from Season 9” features alums of this season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Sunday, July 16 at the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., N.W.) featuring Sasha, Eureka, Trinity, Aja and Farrah. Trixie Mattel hosts. Tickets at ticketmaster.com.

The Kinsey Sicks bring “Things You Shouldn’t Say” to Theater J (1529 16th St., N.W.) July 19-30. Details at theaterj.org.

Cyndi Lauper plays Jiffy Lube Live (7800 Cellar Door, Bristow, Va.) with Rod Stewart on Wednesday, July 19.

An education march will be held on Saturday, July 22.

Kink Fest: a Leather and Fetish Expo is Sunday, July 23 at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.).

La Ti Do’s July installment features doo-wop songs. It’s Monday, July 24 at Bistro Bistro (1727 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). August La Ti Dos are on Aug. 7 and 21.

Genderqueer D.C. has its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., suite 105). The August meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 22.

A Drag Salute to Divas & Devos” is Thursday, July 27 at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 p.m. It’s free.

The D.C. Rawhides perform line dancing at Bear Happy Hour at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Friday, July 28 and Aug. 25. They’re there every fourth Friday of the month.

The National Rally for Healthcare: Our Lives Are On the Line is Saturday, July 29.

The Masculine of Center Conference, a weekend to “unbox the issues that concern the multi-faceted LBT community, is July 28-30 at Tysons Corner Marriott (8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Va.). Details at mocconference.com.

Queen and Adam Lambert play the Verizon Center on Monday, July 31.

Paint Nite D.C. has an art-and-cocktails event at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) on Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Details at paintnite.com.

The 18th annual Mid-City Dog Days Sidewalk Sale kicks off Friday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Miss Pixie’s (1626 14th St., N.W.). The sale runs Aug. 5-6 on the 14th and U Street corridor. Details at dogdaysdc.com.

The OutWrite LGBT Book Festival runs Aug. 4-6 featuring LGBT authors, at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., suite 105 N.W.). It’s free. Details at thedccenter.org.

BLUF: D.C. is Sunday, Aug. 6 at the D.C. Eagle and every first Sunday of the month.

Cockblocked,” a storytelling event, is at Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

A community forum on LGBT faith issues will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Pl. S.E.). Tickets at eventbrite.com.

The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has an LGBT business enterprise certification workshop at the national chamber’s headquarters (729 15th St., N.W.) on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

BARE has its 8th annual White Party at Cobalt on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The 17th Street Festival runs noon-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Tickets are $10.

Tuesday Night Movies at 1905 (1905 9th St., N.W.) screens “All About Eve” on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Cher returns to the MGM National Harbor Aug. 31-Sept. 10. Tickets at ticketmaster.com or nationalharbortheater.com.

Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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