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Show time for the Wharf

Grand opening weekend runs Oct. 12-15

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The main sign for the District Wharf. (Washington Blade photo by Tom Hausman)

The Wharf (690 Water St., S.W.) celebrates its grand opening with a long weekend of events Oct. 12-15.

On Thursday, Oct. 12 there will be live music and entertainment on five stages from noon-9 p.m. The Bacon Brothers perform a happy hour concert at 5 p.m. There will be daytime fireworks at noon and sunset fireworks at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13 there will be live music from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Will Gravatt Band, Tom Lagana and more will perform. Headliner Go Go Gadget performs from 6-7:30 p.m. There will also be s’mores at the Wharf fire pit and a silent disco.

Saturday, Oct. 14 will feature entertainment from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. ‘90s cover band White Ford Bronco performs from 6-7:30 p.m. Other actives include Yoga on the Pier, Art Wheels and more.

On Sunday, Oct. 15 activities run from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. At 10 a.m. there will be morning activities with Rocknoceros Kids’ Band. The U.S. Army Band Downrange performs at noon. At 4 p.m. there will be a blessing of the wharf followed by a performance Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University. The weekend closes out with sunset fireworks at 6:30 p.m.

For a complete list of events, visit wharfdc.com.

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Apartments at the District Wharf. (Washington Blade photo by Tom Hausman)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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Baltimore Museum to host Pride party

Ridin’ the Rails features RuPaul’s Queen of Flips

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The B&O Railroad Museum will host “Ridin the Rails: Pride Train & Party” on Friday, June 14 at 8:00p.m. in collaboration with the Pride Center of Maryland and Stonewall Sports.

This event will kick off Pride events in Baltimore.  This year’s Ridin’ the Rails features Season 16 Rupaul’s Drag Race Queen “The Queen of Flips” Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige and local Baltimore queens, with meet-and-greets available. The party will be filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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