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17th Street Festival is Aug. 26

Entertainment, kiddie attractions, pet zone and more to be featured

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17th Street Festival, gay news, Washington Blade
17th Street Festival, gay news, Washington Blade

17th Street Festival (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The 17th Street Festival will be on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of 17th Street, N.W. on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon-6 p.m.

More than 100 vendors will be on display including restaurants, shops, non-profit organizations, politicians and other local businesses. Throughout the day bands, DJs, dance troupes and drag performances will be on the entertainment stage. There will also be a kid zone featuring a moon bounce, face painting, games and a ball crawl. Pets will have their own zone where attendees can shop for their pets or adopt one.

Admission is free. A $10 festival pass is available for purchase for access to discounts at participating restaurants. For more information, visit 17thstreetfestival.org.

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Ryan McClure to lead LGBTQ jam

Participants to collaborate in improv event

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Improv artist Ryan McClure will lead a jam for LGBTQ improvisers on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Washington Improv Theater. 

This event is a fun, low-stress environment where guests can connect and engage with fellow improvisers in a supportive environment. Jams are a great place to be silly, practice a skill, and/or connect with new and old friends over the collaborative world of yes-and.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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CAKE Society Co to host community planning meeting

Networking, strategizing event to be held at Shaw Neighborhood Library

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Nonprofit organization CAKE Society Co will host a LGBTQ community planning meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Shaw Neighborhood Library.

This event will teach guests how to support the LGBTQ community through events and initiatives centered around social equity, justice, and activism. There will be discussions about how to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ community and how to work through community building and partnerships.

For more event details, visit Eventbrite.

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor

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International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

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

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