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NATIONAL CANNABIS FESTIVAL: Pot parties galore!

Stoner Fest, Up in Smoke among parties piggybacking on National Cannabis Festival

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Stoner Fest and Up in Smoke are among parties piggybacking on National Cannabis Festival.

Gifts From Earth hosts D.C’s third annual 420 Stoner Fest on Friday, April 20 from 2-8 p.m. at a secret location. There will be a dessert bar, buffet, non-alcoholic drink bar and live musical performances. Gift certificates are included with tickets to use for souvenirs. Stoner tickets are $28.45 and include general admission and two gift certificates. A Pair of Stoners is $46.39 and gives general admission for two and four gift certificates. 420 VIP is $107.62 and gives unlimited access to the VIP section, unlimited access to the buffet, a VIP gift certificate and a wristband for re-entry all day. For more information, visit facebook.com/giftsfromtheearthdc.

The High Society of D.C. Events hosts its second annual Up in Smoke 420 at an undisclosed location on Friday, April 20 from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be vendors, glass blowing, food, music, live art and performing artists. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more details, visit facebook.com/thehighsocietydc.

Mamajuana Edibles has a weekend filled with events starting with its 420 Day Party at an undisclosed location on Friday, April 20 from 3-8 p.m. There will be gifts, giveaways, music, vendors and more. Admission is a $10 donation. A portion of the donation will benefit a cannabis non-profit organization. Location will be revealed with RSVP.

The 420 After Party follows at the Abigail (1730 M St., N.W.) on Friday, April 20 from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Drink specials will run all night. Tickets are $23.16. On Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  there will be a Wake and Bake Session. There will be giveaways, vendors, music and more. Location will be released with RSVP. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/mamajuanaedibles.

CREW D.C. hosts “Marijuana+CRE: A Pipe Dream,” a panel discussion, at the W Hotel (515 15th St., N.W.) on Thursday, April 26 from 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The panel will discuss emerging real estate issues within the cannabis industry. Speakers include David Grosso (D.C. councilman at-large); Chanda Macias, owner of the National Holistic Healing Center; and attorney Stanley Jutkowitz. Tina Reed, staff writer for the Washington Business Journal, will moderate. For more information and to register, visit crewdc.org.

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Want to dance for a good cause?

Artists Mercedes and Desto host a queer party

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“Herses- Purse Frist Extravaganza” will be on Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. at 1835 14th St. N.W. This will be an evening of dancing and performances, hosted by HAUS of Bambi Award-winning Performance Artist, BUMPER. Refreshments are also available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Support HIV research with a drag show

Tara Hoot, Evry Pleasure, TrevHER to perform

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Tara Hoot performs at Cherry Sundays on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

El Techo will host, in partnership with Cherry Fund, a special edition of “Cherry Sundays” on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. 

This event is a one-day fundraising bottomless brunch. There will be performances by Evry Pleasure, Tara Hoot and TrevHER, with DJ Lemz. All tequila shot purchases will be donated to the Cherry Fund.

The Cherry Fund raises money for LGBTQ non-profits whose primary goal is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS with prevention, treatment and education, and mental health services.

The event costs $45, inclusive of bottomless brunch on margaritas, mimosas, Bloody Marys and Tecates.

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MAL kicks off Jan. 11 with Bootcamp

Mid-Atlantic Leather begins with party at Bunker

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MAL Weekend kicks off next week. (Image courtesy of Bunker)

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend arrives next week with a kickoff event Thursday, Jan. 11 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Bunker. Organizers at Kinetic promise a surprise drill sergeant who will whip you into shape. Joshua Ruiz DJs the event. This event is for VIP pass holders only; visit kineticpresents.com for details.

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