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LGBT events calendar: July 20-26, 2018

Highlights include WOOF! Happy Hour and drag brunch

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A work by Jabari C. Jefferson on display at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville. (Photo courtesy HeartSong)

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts its weekly WOOF! Happy Hour tonight starting at 5 p.m. for guests 21 and over. The bar will serve free pizza at 7:30 p.m., and there is no cover charge before 9:30 p.m. There are also drink specials, including draft pitchers for $9 until 10 p.m. Guests 18 and over are welcome after 9:30 p.m. For more details, look for the event on Facebook. 

Following WOOF! Happy Hour, D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts its monthly Pup Night from 8 p.m.-close, offering guests the chance to play with puppies over music and drinks. Guests must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. More information available on the event’s Facebook page. 

Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St., N.E.) hosts Bear Happy Hour tonight from 6-10 p.m., featuring drink and food specials, including half-price wings and $4 rail drinks. The event has no cover charge and is for guests 21 and over. To see all the specials offered, look for the event on Facebook. 

Reel Affirmations XTRA presents “Cherry Grove Stories” tonight from 7-9 p.m. at HRC (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.). Directed by Michael Fisher, the film explores the beachfront enclave of Cherry Grove on Fire Island, N.Y., which previously provided a safe haven for gays from arrest and prosecution. General admission tickets are $12 and VIP tickets, which include one complimentary alcoholic beverage and movie popcorn or candy, are $25. Tickets can be purchased at thedccenter.org. 

The Warner Theatre (513 13 St., N.W.) hosts pop duo Erasure for their “World Be Gone” tour with dance/electronic opener Reed & Caroline tonight and Saturday night. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $47-240 and can be purchased at livenation.com. There is an eight-ticket limit for the concert. There are no elevators at the theater. 

“Two-Spirits Belong Here” takes place tonight at The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Rd., N.W.) from 6-8 p.m. Two-Spirits were the first queer people on the American continent and tonight’s event highlights spoken word, theater, music, drag and more from Two-Spirit artists from across the country. Tickets are by donation and can be found at eventbrite.com. Donations will also be accepted at the door.  

The Imperial Court of D.C. (721 8 St., S.E.) continues Morgan’s Birthday Raffle for a chance to win a Weekend Ball Package to the “Gala of the Americas: Coronation VII” (September 6-9) which includes entrance to the “Out of Town” show, coronation ball and victory brunch. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be found at imperialcourtdc.org. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts drag brunch today starting at 10:30 a.m. Guests can enjoy performances by local drag artists over an all-you-can-buffet featuring cheesy grits, fresh seasonal fruit, homemade desserts and more. The first mimosa and Bloody Mary are also included in the ticket price. Nellie’s advises guests to arrive 15 minutes early to ensure being seated on time. Tickets are $42 and include gratuity and can be purchased at eventbrite.com 

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group meets today from 1-3 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.). The meeting will be facilitated by trauma social worker Dakia Davis. Anyone who identifies as an LGBT person of color is encouraged to attend the support group and engage with fellow community members in a safe space. For more information, visit thedccenter.org/events. 

The D.C. Center Arts Gallery (2000 14th St., N.W.) presents its newest installation RoopKotha tonight with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. The installation features a compilation of photos and memorabilia which document various LGBT initiatives undertaken by two advocates in Bangladesh. Guests will have the chance to meet Rasel Ahmed, a representative of the collection, during his talk and catered reception, which includes light fare, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The event is free and open to the public; to RSVP, visit thedccenter.org/events. 

Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.) hosts DJ S-tyles tonight starting at 10 p.m. The DJ will play a mix of old school, hip hop, EDM and top 40. Guests can also enjoy a special menu offer, which includes a drink, appetizer and beer selection for $5. The rooftop and main floor both open at 8 p.m., and there is no cover charge for the event. More information available at clarendonballroom.com. 

UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts Erasure: Post Concert Video Party starting at 10 p.m. following the Erasure concert at Jiffy Lube. DJ Travis Island will spin, offering guests an array of synth-pop acts of the era. For more information, look for the event on Facebook. 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

“The Rumpus Room: A Family Dance Party” takes place today from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., N.W.). The Rumpus Room adapts the club environment — disco balls, lights, music — into a family-friendly space. Maracas, hula-hoops, beach balls and other toys are also provided. The event is designed for children 8 and younger, but older siblings are welcome. Tickets are $15 each and required for all guests, except infants who are free. Guests can also purchase a four-ticket pack for $40. Maximum of three children per adult. To purchase tickets, visit ticketfly.com. 

Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St., Arlington, Va.) hosts karaoke tonight starting at 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come early and enjoy happy hour specials from 4-8 p.m. All guests must be 21 and up, and there is no cover charge for the event. For more information, look for the event on Facebook.  

MONDAY, JULY 23

Coffee & Conversation for Older LGBT Adults meets today at 10 a.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.). Guests can stop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee over conversation with fellow LGBT community members. For more information, email [email protected]. 

Kingfisher D.C. (1414 14 St., N.W.) hosts bar bingo tonight from 8-10 p.m. The event is free to enter, and there are lots of opportunities for prizes. To RSVP, visit dcfray.com/bingo. 

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) hosts Gaymer Night tonight at 7 p.m., featuring multi-player games on seven TVs, raffle prizes and drink specials including $3 Bud Lite. For more details, look for the event at cobaltdc.com. 

Genderqueer D.C. meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.). Anyone who identifies outside of the gender binary is encouraged to attend the support group, including those individuals just beginning the process of questioning and understanding their identities. For more information, visit genderqueerdc.org. 

Jam Cellar (2437 15 St., N.W.) hosts a beginner swing dance class tonight starting at 7:50 p.m. No partner required; flat shoes recommended. The class is free and open to the public. For more information, look for the event on Facebook. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

The Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for Duplicate Bridge. For several decades the Lambda Bridge Club has provided a social space for gay bridge players. No reservations are required, and newcomers are welcome. Call 202-841-0279 if you need a partner. 

Center Careers Job Club meets tonight at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) starting at 6 p.m. The job club offers support to job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed. The session will focus on developing interview techniques, goal planning and improving self-confidence. To sign up, visit thedccenter.org/events. For more information, email [email protected] 

D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts karaoke tonight starting at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge for the event. For more information, look for the event on Facebook.  

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Mandy Harvey takes the stage tonight at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage (2700 F St., N.W.), offering guests the opportunity to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act over a blend of jazz and pop. The 30-year-old Nashville native lost her residual hearing when she was 18 due to a connective tissue disorder and pursued several other careers before returning to music 10 years ago. Harvey earned national attention when she placed fourth on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” last year and continues to perform throughout the country. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org. 

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Blade, Baltimore Banner explore state of LGBTQ community

‘State of the Community: LGBTQ+ Edition’ at Center Stage

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A fire that destroyed this home in Baltimore is being investigated as a hate crime. This and other community concerns will be addressed at a community event Wednesday in Baltimore. (Photo by Jim Becker)

The Washington Blade and the Baltimore Banner will join forces to host “State of the Community: LGBTQ+ Edition” on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at Center Stage, The Head Theater, in Baltimore.

The event is a platform for the LGBTQ community to express concerns about recent developments with the Supreme Court, the current political climate, monkeypox, and other issues. 

The event will be hosted by John-John Williams IV, DEI reporter for the Baltimore Banner, and feature Andre K. McDaniels, managing editor of the Baltimore Banner and Kevin Naff, editor-in-chief of the Washington Blade. 

The event is free but registration is required. Beer and refreshments will be on sale. For more details, visit Eventbrite

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10 LGBTQ events this week

A Gaga afterparty and a cardboard boat regatta among attractions

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(Washington Blade photos by Vanessa Pham and Michael Key)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.


Reign

Logan Stone hosts ‘Reign’ on Monday. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Monday, August 8
8-11 p.m.
DIK Bar
1637 17th Street, N.W. (second floor)
Facebook

Join Logan Stone, Dabatha Christie and Hennessey for a fun-filled drag show at Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar tonight at 8.


OMGaga Afterparty

Lady Gaga (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Monday, August 8
10 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
Facebook

Did you catch the Gaga concert tonight? Whether you did or not, join the afterparty at Green Lantern. Show your ticket stub from the concert for a free drink on the dance floor.


Drag Bingo with Desiree Dik

Desiree Dik (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Tuesday, August 9
7-9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Join Desiree Dik for a game of bingo at Red Bear Brewing Co. on Tuesday. Free to play.


Queer Trivia

Wednesday, August 10
7-9 p.m.
Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, N.E.
Facebook

The Mistresses lead a night of Queer Trivia on all things gay at the Dew Drop Inn on Wednesday.


Thirst Trap Thursdays

Join Cake and the queens for Thirst Trap Thursdays. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Thursday, August 11
10 p.m.
Pitchers DC/A League of Her Own
2317 18th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Venus Valhalla and Cake host the Thirsty Thursdays drag show at Pitchers/ALOHO on Aug. 11.


LGBTQ Social at Wild Days

Friday, August 12
7-9 p.m.
Wild Days Rooftop Bar at the Eaton Hotel
1201 K Street, N.W.
21+
Eventbrite

Have some casual conversations with new friends in the LGBTQ community over drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Hosted by Go Gay DC.


A Love Letter to RENT

Friday, August 12
10 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Free admission
Facebook

Watch a drag show dedicated to the hit musical RENT. If you miss the first show on Friday, come by on Saturday at 4 p.m. for an encore performance.


Lights On, Barks Out! Disco Heat Drag Brunch

Saturday, August 13
Seating 11 a.m./show 12 p.m.
Astro Beer Hall
1306 G Street, N.W.
$15 cover
Facebook

Join host Doming0 for the Disco Heat Drag Brunch on Saturday at Astro Beer Hall.


Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta

Lake Anne (Blade file photo by Vanessa Pham)

Saturday, August 13
2 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza
1609 Washington Plaza
Reston, Va.
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Watch a cardboard regatta race along Lake Anne in Reston, Va. Or, you could even participate (rules here)!


Mister & Miss AGLA Scholarship Fundraiser

Miss AGLA 2020-21 Ashlee Jozet Adams and Mr. AGLA 2020-21 Xavier Bottoms will be honored at the event alongside the newly-crowned Mr. and Miss AGLA 2022. (Photo via Facebook)

Sunday, August 14
7-9 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Grill
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
$10 donation requested
Facebook

Join a fundraiser for a good cause: a college scholarship for an outstanding Arlington County Public High School senior. Also, the 2022 Mr. and Miss AGLA will be crowned.


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10 LGBTQ events this week

Sports, dancing and drag in the days to come

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Events this week include country western dancing, United Night OUT and drag shows. (Washington Blade file photos)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.


Stonewall Kickball League Social and Registration

(Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Monday, August 1
6-8 p.m.
Number Nine
1435 P Street, N.W.
Facebook

Meet up with other new players and team captains on the second floor of Number Nine for a registration event.


Sleaze: Hot, Innit?

Thursday, August 4
Doors 9 p.m.
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th Street, N.W.
$10
Facebook

Sleaze is a monthly LGBTQ+ party blending the darker sides of disco with forward-thinking techno. Hennessey and Jane Saw perform with music provided by DJs Room 12, Lemx and KeenanOrr.


OutWrite LGBTQ Book Festival

Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7
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This year’s OutWrite Festival features 70 LGBTQ+ authors with a full weekend of readings, panels and workshops. All events are livestreamed free and open to the public.


Slay Them Drag Competition

Slay Them Drag Competition (Blade file photo by Zach Brien)

Friday, August 5
9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Desiree Dik hosts the drag competition “Slay Them” at Red Bear Brewing Co. on Friday.


Trade Yard Sale

Saturday, August 6
2 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Trade participates in MidCity Dog Days 23rd annual Sidewalk Sale with its own yard sale on Saturday. Find some crafts, drag and art that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else!


United Night Out

United Night Out (Blade file photo by Kevin Majoros)

Saturday, August 6
6:30-10 p.m.
Audi Field
100 Potomac Avenue, S.W.
$30
Facebook

Join Team DC and the Federal Triangle Soccer Club for United Night OUT.


DC Rawhides: Country Dance

(Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

Saturday, August 6
7 p.m.
North Hall, Eastern Market
225 7th Street, S.E.
$5
21+
Facebook

The DC Rawhides invite you for a night of country western dancing at Eastern Market.


Dawg Days of Summer Bar Night

Saturday, August 6
9 p.m.
Uproar Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
Facebook

The Highwaymen TNT of Washington, D.C. will take over the second floor of Uproar Lounge.


RuPaul’s Werq the World Tour

Saturday, August 6
9 p.m.
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Avenue
National Harbor, Md.
Tickets

Does this need an explanation? Get your tickets while you still can! More information here.


Dirtee Disco: Green Lantern Underwear Party

Sunday, August 7
9 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
Facebook

Enjoy disco music at this underwear party on Sunday.

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