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FALL ARTS 2018 MISC. EVENTS: Trixie, AC2, Joey G. on fall D.C./Baltimore event slate

Some events — galas, benefits, stand-up acts, etc. — don’t fit in our other fall arts categories. We gathered up all the miscellany here!



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Trixie Mattel, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper and Joey Graceffa are coming to the D.C./Baltimore region this fall for shows. (Photos courtesy Project Publicity, Bohlsen Group and Rams Head Live respectively)

Get your calendar out! If no URL is given, search for the event on Facebook for details.

Whitman-Walker has its 40th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Sept 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). Tickets are $400 at

Rayceen, Fix Me Up!” single women’s mixer is Thursday, Sept. 20 at Shaw Library (meeting room on lower level) at 6 p.m. Other events slated for fall include Rayceen’s Reading Room (Sept. 24), “Art All Night with Rayceen” (Sept. 29), “The Ask Rayceen Show: Meet the Candidates” (Oct. 3), “Rayceen, Fix Me Up! poly mixer” (Oct. 25), “Sexy Seventh Season Finale” (Nov. 7), “Rayceen, Fix Me Up! pre-holiday mixer” (Nov. 15). Details at

The D.C. Weirdo Show presents “Weirdos for Life! a Benefit for Trans Lifeline” on Friday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. at the Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St., N.W.). To honor National Suicide Prevention Month, this month’s Weirdo show is dedicated to the personal stories of performers who live with and manage mental illness featuring RIN (bellydancer), Coryn Rose (spoken word), Phoenix King (drag) Dr. Torcher (fire performer, Leigh Crenshaw (stand-up comedy) and more. Trans Lifeline is a peer-support hotline for trans people. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Details at

D.C. Fellaz Entertainment presents Fall Fling Day Party for the Grown & Sexy on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at Nipsey’s Restaurant & Grill (5753 Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Md.). Tickets are $5 before 6 p.m. or $10 after.

Richmond: This is Me! Pride Party is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Browns Island in Richmond, Va. Details at

Celebrate Heroes of Child Justice is Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center (3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W.) for Child Justice, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to child welfare. Out singer Johnny Mathis will perform. Tickets are $200.

Issue Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill closes out the OUT on the Hill event and Leadership Summit of the National Black Justice Coalition on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Details at

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 is Sept. 28-30 at the Baltimore Convention Center (1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore). 

The Atlantic States Leather Contest is Sept. 28-29 at Grand Central Nightclub (1001 N. Charles St., Baltimore). Tickets range from free-$59.

Voices Up: Stories Across LGBT Generations,” a live storytelling event, is Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R St., N.W.). It’s free.

The fifth annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival is Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, Va. Details at

NOVA Pride (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

AC2: an Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” is Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. at the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., N.W.). Tickets are $75-125.

Rainbow Families has its fall Maybe Baby fall classes starting on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Whitman-Walker Health (1525 14th St., N.W.). The five-class series runs through Nov. 11. Details at

Dan Savage’s Very Best of HUMP! mini-tour comes to the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) Oct. 4-5 featuring favorites from previous HUMP! festivals, which feature adults films that celebrate all body types and sexualities. Details at

IMLB 2018: International Mr. Leather Bear is Oct. 5-7 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel (20 W. Baltimore St.). Full details at

Rainbow Families Family Camp is Oct. 5-7 at Camp Tockwogh in Worton, Md. Details at

Baltimore Black Pride 2018 is Oct. 5-7.

Out actor/singer/YouTuber Joey Graceffa brings his “Eden Tour” to Rams Head Live Baltimore (20 Market Pl.) on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $38.50 at

Joey Graceffa (Photo courtesy of Rams Head Live)

Capital Pride’s Music in the Night is Monday, Oct. 8 at the Hamilton (600 14th St., N.W.). Tickets range from $19.75-39.75. 

The seventh annual Chefs for Equality event (an HRC benefit) is Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Washington National Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $200. Details at

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Chefs for Equality (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Wanda Alston House has its 10th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at AJAX DC (1011 4th St., N.W.). Tickets are $200. Details at

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Town Hall is Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. to be moderated by Rayceen Pendarvis at the Reeves Center (2000 14th St., N.W.).

The Highwaymen Hot Jock Night is Thursday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) at 9 p.m.

SMYAL has a National Coming Out Day Dance for ages 13-24 on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Eastern Market North Hall (225 7th St., S.E.). Details at

VIDA Fitness has its Thrive 5k 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at Hains Point. Details at

Team D.C.’s Fall Casino Night is Saturday, Oct. 13 at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th St., N.W.). Details at

The SMYAL Fall Brunch is Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) Tickets are $250 at

Trixie Mattel, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars,” brings her “Now With Moving Parts Tour” to Rams Head Live (20 Market Pl., Baltimore) on Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38.50 at

Out actress/comedian Lily Tomlin plays the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $39-129. She got the Honors there in 2014.

The Washington Blade has its 17th annual Best of Gay D.C. readers’ poll awards presented by Absolut on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., N.W.).

Drag Queen Bingo for the BARCS Animal Shelter is Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Points South Latin Kitchen in Baltimore (1640 Thames St.).

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington has “Ropeburn 2: Guardians of Equality” on Thursday, Oct. 18 at at SAX (734 11th St., N.W.). “Drag Race” season eight vet Dax ExclamationPoint will hostess and perform. A cosplay show and contest will be held. Tickets are $80. 

CTRL presents “Blackout: a Britney Album Celebration” on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., N.W.). Tickets are $10.

The Dupont Circle Citizens Association has its 51st annual house tour on Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon-5 p.m. Details at

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World” tour comes to the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.) on Tuesday, Oct. 23 with Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Eureka, Kameron Michaels, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi and Violet Chachki. Michelle Visage hosts. Tickets are $49-160 at

The Walk & 5K to End HIV 2018 is Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. (check-in) kicking off and ending at Fredom Plaza (Pennsylvania Ave. and 13th streets, N.W.). The 5k begins at 9:15. The walk begins at 9:20. Post-race activities start at 10. Details at

Walk and 5K to End HIV (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Miss Adams Morgan 31: SHEroes & Villains a Marvelous D.C. Affair” is Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W.).

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Fest: Getting Curious Live with Jonathan Van Ness” (“Queer Eye”), a podcast taping, is Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.) at 6 p.m. Tickets are $32 at

The BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival with Tig Notaro and Friends is Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.). Tickets are $25 at

The 32nd annual High Heel Race is Tuesday, Oct. 30 on 17th Street, N.W.

High Heel Race (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The D.C. Center has its 13th annual Fall Reception on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th St., N.W.). The event will celebrate 25 years of Reel Affirmations, a local LGBT film festival. Tickets are $75 ($50 for seniors and students). 

HIPS has its 25th anniversary reception on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.). Tickets are $75. Details at

Out comedian Wanda Sykes plays the Strathmore on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-115. 

Casa Ruby presents Solutions Conference 2018 on Friday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 7530 Georgia Ave., N.W. The Honorees Dinner will be held at 8 p.m. Details at

D.C. Metro Circle of Friends has “A Masquerade Ball,” a benefit for the Wanda Alston Foundation, on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds Ballroom (7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt, Md.). Tickets are $75. Call 915-224-5844 for information.

Out comedian Emma Willmann plays the Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St., N.W.) on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 at

The annual Wreath Laying for LGBT Veterans is Sunday, Nov. 11 at noon at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.), sponsored by Flowers on 14th and Mr. Henrys. The ceremony is held at the grave of Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich in the LGBT section of the cemetery.

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Bad & Beaujolais: a Beaujolais Nouveau Day Celebration,” the D.C. Center’s Women’s Party is Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the HRC Equality Center (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.). 

Annapolis Pride presents a drag brunch at Rams Head on Stage (33 West St., Annapolis, Md.) on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. 

The 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.). at 5:30 p.m.


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