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Calendar: Sept. 21-27, 2018

Support groups, exhibits, parties and more for the week ahead



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A filmed version of ‘An American in Paris’ will be shown in area theaters on Monday night. (Photo courtesy ThinkJam)

Friday, Sept. 21

The D.C. Weirdo Show hosts “Weirdos for Life: A Benefit for Trans Lifeline” at the Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St., N.W.) tonight at 9 p.m. The showcase is in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month. Dr. Torcher and Phoenix King host the show. Rin will perform belly dance, Coryn Rose will perform aerial Lyra and spoken word, Phoenix King will perform drag, Dr. Torcher will do fire manipulation, Leigh Crenshaw will do stand-up comedy, Ricky Rose will perform in drag and Carlita Client will do performance art. The showcase will be interpreted in ASL by Billy Sanders. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. VIP party of four table is $83 in advance. Proceeds will benefit Trans Lifeline, a peer-support hotline staffed by transgender people to aid transgender people. For more information, visit

Elton John performs at Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. “The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” will be John’s final tour before retirement. John will also perform on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $171-249. For more details, visit

Women in Their 20s and 30s, a social discussion group for LBT and all women interested in women, meets tonight at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) from 8-9:30 p.m. For details, visit

Saturday, Sept. 22

The Glossary D.C. Support Group is at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) today from noon-2 p.m. The group is specifically for people of color who identify as masculine of center, non-binary or trans-masculine. Discussion will include family dynamics, cultural understanding and more. For details, visit

UrbanArias presents “The Last American Hammer” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St., N.E.) tonight at 8 p.m. The opera follows a conspiracy theorist YouTuber waiting for the FBI in the basement of a Toby Jug Museum. Elizabeth Futral, Timothy Mix and Briana Elsye Hunter star. The libretto is by Matt Boresi. Peter Hilliard composed the music. General admission tickets are $45. Student tickets are $25. Performances run through Sept. 29. For more details, visit

“Throwing Shade Live: There’s No Place Like Condo Tour” is at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. Out comedian Bryan Safi and comedian Erin Gibson will give their humorous take on LGBT issues, women’s issues and pop culture. Special guest Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action will join the show. There will also be singing, dancing, games and more. Tickets are $29. For more details, visit

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Club Picture Day tonight from 8-11 p.m. Individuals and groups are invited to get their photos professionally taken. There is a suggested $5 donation per processed photo. On-site prints are $10. Proceeds benefit Mary’s House. Participants can reserve a 30-minute time slot by emailing [email protected] or just arrive. For more information, visit

Sunday, Sept. 23

“An American in Paris: The Musical,” a filmed screening of the Broadway musical’s West End run, hits theaters for a one-day engagement today. Directed by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical stars Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope and Haydn Oakley. For a complete list of theaters and ticket prices, visit   

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) has a drag brunch today with shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Drag entertainers will perform as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Pink and more. Tickets are $41.91 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet and one mimosa or bloody Mary. For more details, visit

Monday, Sept. 24

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts coffee drop-in hours for the senior LGBT community this morning from 10 a.m.-noon. Older LGBT adults can come and enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation with other community members. For more information, visit

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) holds Foster Parent and Adoption Information Night tonight at 6:30 p.m. There will be presentations by LGBT foster parents and representatives of the Latin American Youth Center Child Placement Programs. All are welcome. RSVPs are encouraged. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Sept. 25

The Gay Men’s Health Collaborative has free HIV testing and STI screening at the Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St., Alexandria, Va.) today from 5-6:30 p.m. For more details, text 571-214-9617 or email [email protected].

Overeaters Anonymous hosts a meeting specifically for LGBT individuals at St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 Oakland Ave., Arlington, Va.) tonight at 7 p.m. Newcomers welcome. For more information, call 703-521-1999 or email [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 26

The Health Working Group holds its September meeting at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss the new OSSE Fact Sheet on Suicide and Youth in the District and the work of partner organizations to prevent suicide. For more details, visit

Thursday, Sept. 27

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts its Pong’d Tournament, a beer pong tournament, tonight at 7 p.m. Teams with two-five members will compete. Beer will be provided for the game. There will also be drink specials before and after the game. For more information, visit

D.C. Frontrunners meet at the Shevchenko Memorial (23rd and P St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The running route will be along one of their Potomac River routes. Afterwards, the group will eat at a local restaurant or outdoors in front of the Dupont Circle fountain. For more details, visit

AGLA meets at Buzz (818 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Va.) for a coffee social tonight at 7 p.m. The coordinator will be wearing purple and gold Mardi Gras beads for members to recognize. All are welcome. For more information, visit


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CAMP Rehoboth’s final concert of the season is almost here

Chorus performs ‘Music of the Night’



CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is ready to close out another season.

CAMP Rehoboth Chorus will perform “Music of the Night” on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. 

The chorus will sing more than 36 song selections, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Could’ve Danced All Night” and “In the Still of the Nite.”

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on CAMP Rehoboth’s website.

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LGBTQ science fans, gather here

‘Building Space & Amplifying Voices’ event held at AT&T Forum



“LGBTQ+ in STEAM: Building Space & Amplifying Voices” will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at AT&T Forum.

This event will celebrate and empower LGBTQ individuals in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fields. There will be a diverse range of speakers who will share their experiences and insights on how to create more inclusive spaces and amplify LGBTQ voices in the STEAM industry. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: September 22-28

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, September 22

“Center Aging Monthly Luncheon with Yoga and Bingo” will be at 12 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Bingo will be hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To RSVP, visit the DC Center’s website

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Dupont Circle. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity or expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more details, email [email protected]

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area. For more details, visit WiTT’s closed Facebook group

Saturday, September 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ folk. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Black Lesbian Support Group will be at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is a support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. For more details, email [email protected]

Sunday, September 24

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is ideal for those looking to make new friends & connections in the DMV’s LGBTQ community. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Monday, September 25

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Queer Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex” by Angela Chen. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, September 26

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. This event is a weekly cocktails and dinner social mixer for the LGBTQIA community in Frederick, Md. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for people who identify outside the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, gender fluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more details, visit

Wednesday, September 27

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Asexual & Aromantic Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is a place where people questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, September 28

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 p.m. the day before.

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