November 16, 2018 at 6:47 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Calendar: Nov. 16-22, 2018
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Magician Michael Carbonaro performs at MGM National Harbor this weekend. (Photo courtesy Trickster Productions)

Friday, Nov. 16

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) kicks off its anniversary weekend tonight at 11:30 p.m. with an appearance by Willam at the Birds of Prey Drag Show. She will perform and serve as the judge for the Mr. Eagle D.C. 2019 contest and the inaugural Ms. D.C. Eagle contest. Willam meet-and-greet tickets are $30 and include entry to the Birds of Prey drag show. Tickets for the show are $15. For a complete list of the D.C. Eagle’s anniversary events, visit

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Woof Happy Hour and Porn Star Bingo today at 5 p.m. Eddie Danger hosts the party. There will be free pizza at 7:30 p.m. Drink specials include $4 rail drinks, $4 draft beers and more. For more details, visit

Comedian Aziz Ansari performs at the MGM National Harbor (101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md.) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $47-93. For more information, visit

Macy’s (1201 G St., N.W.) presents its Holiday Unveiling today from 5-7 p.m. Guests can meet singer Keri Hilson, drop by the men’s tailoring showroom featuring singer Sam Tsui and meet and greet with Santa. There will be holiday spirit tastings, cigar rolling, activities, giveaways, surprises and more.WPGC 95.5’s Sunni of the “Joe Clair Morning Show” will host. Admission is free. 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Lesbian comedian Emma Willmann performs at Drafthouse Comedy Theatre (1100 13th St., N.W.) tonight with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. 

Annapolis Pride presents Drag Brunch at Rams Head On Stage (3 West St., Annapolis, Md.) today at 12:30 p.m. Victoria Bohmore and Shawnna Alexander host the show. Ganivah C. Diamond, M’ara Diamond, Kandi Pop, Sarah Nade, Jazmen Diamond and Prynce Sephora will perform. Tickets are $20. Food and beverages are sold separately. Half the proceeds will benefit Annapolis Pride. Guests must be 18 and over. Doors open at 11:30 p.m .For more details, visit

The LGBTQ People of Color Support Group meets at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) today from 1-3 p.m. The peer support group, facilitated by Dakia Davis, is a safe space for LGBT people of color to talk about a variety of topics. For more information, visit

KhushDC hosts its South Asian LGBTQ Support Group at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) today at 1:30 p.m. The group is only open to people who identify as LGBT and have a family heritage from South Asia. For more information, visit

Taqueria del Barrio (821 Upshur St., N.W.) hosts a no-shave drag brunch today from noon-3 p.m. Performers include Lilian Laurent, Tammy Kunte and Linda Lecter. Bearded queen and winner of D.C.’s Drag Wars Vagenessis will host the show. Ten percent of profits will benefit Whitman-Walker. For more details, visit

Out magician Michael Carbonaro, known for his illusion TV series “The Carbonaro Effect,” performs at the MGM National Harbor (101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, Md.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $44-71. For more information, visit

Sunday, Nov. 18

Murray & Peter present A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour at the Warner Theatre (513 13th St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m.”RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni will perform including Alyssa Edwards, Aja, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Monet X Change, Trinity Taylor, Raja and Naomi Smalls. Miz Cracker hosts the show. This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20-50. 

Washington D.C. History & Culture, a non-profit community organization, will give a guided tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., S.W.) today from 9:45 a.m.-noon. The tour will focus on the permanent exhibit and how it relates to the stories of Anne Frank and Oskar Schindler. Robert Kelleman, the founder of Washington D.C. History & Culture, will guide the tour. Then the group will have a lunch discussion in the museum cafe. For details, visit

Monday, Nov. 19

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

Tuesday, Nov. 20

The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) honors the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance tonight from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance evolved from the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in response to the unsolved 1998 murder of Rita Hester. ASL interpretation will be provided. The venue is also wheelchair accessible. 

Wednesday, Nov. 21

The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for social bridge. No partner needed. For more information, call 301-345-1571.

Bookmen D.C., an informal gay men’s literature group, discusses “From Macho to Mariposa: Gay Latino Fiction” edited by Charles Rice-Gonzalez and Charlie Vasquez at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit

Vida Fitness hosts a free Thanksgiving Eve pre-burn open house at all locations today from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Attendees can use Vida’s fitness equipment and cardio machines or drop by for a Zumba, cycling or HIIT class. Admission is free. RSVP at

Thursday, Nov. 22

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts Thanksgiving dinner today from 1-5 p.m. The dinner is welcome to all but especially for Center Global and Center Aging members who do not have Thanksgiving plans. Guests are invited to bring their favorite music, board games or holiday traditions to share with the group. Doors open at 1 p.m. Dinner starts at 2 p.m. For more information, visit

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