September 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Calendar: Sept. 7-13, 2018
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Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule has returned from a long hiatus. She has a new album out and plays City Winery Sunday night. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Friday, Sept. 7

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Woof, a happy hour, today from 5-11 p.m. Drink specials are $4 rail drinks until 11 p.m., $4 Bud Light bottles until 10 p.m., draft beers until 10 p.m. and $9 draft pitchers until 10 p.m. Free pizza will be given at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover before 9:30 p.m. For details, go here.

The Imperial Court of Washington hosts its Out of Town Show at the Sphinx on K (1315 K St., N.W.) tonight from 7-10 p.m. Performers will include out-of-town reigning monarchs, past monarchs and more. Tickets are $20. For more information, go here.

Gay District meets at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 8:30-9:30 p.m. The facilitated group discussion covers building understanding of gay culture and personal identity and awareness of community events for LGBT men between the ages of 18-35 in the D.C. area. For more details, visit

Comedian Michael Ian Black performs at Drafthouse Comedy (1100 13th St., N.W.) tonight with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Black is known for his appearances on “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “The Good Fight,” among others. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit

Saturday, Sept. 8

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts Universal Pride Meeting, an LGBT group to support, educate and empower people with disabilities, today from 1-2:30 p.m. Discussion will include the intersections between being LGBT and disabled, dating and relationships and creating access/breaking down barriers in public spaces. For more details, visit

Kathy Griffin brings her “Laugh Your Head Off World Tour” to DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $37-75. For more information and to purchase tickets, start here.

The Imperial Court of Washington hosts Gala of the Americas: Coronation VII at the Sphinx on K (1315 K St., N.W.) tonight from 6 p.m.-midnight. The event will complete Reign VI and Emperor and Empress Romeo Dennis-Chalet B. Childs and CI Tooker Bottoms Jewel will step down. Emperor and Empress VII will be crowned later in the night. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the ball begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $130. For more details, go here.

LGBT dance party Mixtape holds its 10th anniversary and finale party at U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. DJ Matt Bailer and DJ Shea Van Horn will play music for the party’s farewell. Tickets are $10. Guests ages 18-20 will be admitted through advance ticket only. 

The Coven D.C., a witchy, queer women’s dance party, is at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. DJ Honey will spin tracks. Cover is $10. A portion of ticket proceeds will go towards D.C. Books to Prisons. For more details, visit

Sunday, Sept. 9

The Imperial Court of Washington hosts its Victory Brunch at the Sphinx on K (1315 K St., N.W.) today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $40. For more information, go here.

Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule hosts her album release party for “Nostalgia Kills” in the Wine Garden at City Winery (1350 Okie St., N.E.) tonight at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. 

Monday, Sept. 10

LaTiDo presents Jazz Night at Bistro Bistro (1727 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight from 8-10 p.m. Russwin Francisco and the group Summer Parfait will be the featured performers. Guest performers will include Krystle Cruz, Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, Taunya Ferguson, Lawrence Grey, Jr., Michael Santos Sandoval and Karen Vincent. Don Michael Mendoza and Anya Randall Nebell will host the event. Paige Rammelkamp will serve as music director. General admission tickets are $15 at the door. Student and senior tickets are $7 and tickets for non-performing LaTiDo alumni are $5. For more details, go here.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts its trans support group tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. The group is meant to provide an emotional and physical safe space for transgender individuals and those questioning their gender identity. For more information, visit

Author John Larison, author of the trans-themed novel “Whiskey When We’re Dry,” is at East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E., no. 100) this evening at 6:30 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Details at

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Queer singer/songwriter Be Steadwell performs “Queer Love Songs” at Busboys and Poets (625 Monroe St., N.E.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. This event is presented by Busboys and Poets’ ZAMI gender and sexuality series. Seating is first come, first served. A full food menu and the bar will be available for the performance. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, go here.

Big Gay Book Group meets at Trio Bistro Restaurant (1537 17th St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss “Not So Good A Gay Man: A Memoir” by Frank M. Robinson. Newcomers welcome. For more details, visit

Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations needed and newcomers are welcome. Call 202-841-0279 if you need a partner.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Pretty Boi Drag presents #AmateurKingNight at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St., N.W.) tonight from 8-11 p.m. The stage will be open to new and first time drag kings. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Performers do not need to purchase tickets. For more details, visit

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