Friday, Jan. 25
AMP by Strathmore (11810 Grand Park Ave., Bethesda, Md.) presents “Respect the Queen: an Aretha Franklin Tribute” tonight at 8 p.m. Ines Nassara, Crystal Freeman and Shayna Blass will perform Franklin classics such as ‘Son of a Preacher Man,” “A Natural Woman” and more. Tickets range from $18-35. For more information, visit ampbystratmore.com.
Annapolis Pride presents “Drag After Dark,” a benefit for Annapolis Pride, at Rams Head On Stage (31 West St., Annapolis, Md.) tonight at 8:30 p.m. Victoria LeAnne D. Bohmore and Shawnna Alexander will host. Chris Jay, M’ara Diamond, Ganivah Cache and Kedra will perform. Special guest performers include Gassy Winds and Angelica Lize. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more details, visit ramsheadonstage.com.
The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Pup Night tonight from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. There will be a mosh pit and drink specials. No cover before 8:30 p.m. Drag show begins upstairs at 10:30 p.m. Attendees must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. For more information, visit dceagle.com.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts Ottermatic, a new dance party, tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. The Barber Streisand and Jesse Jackson will spin tracks. Grant Collins hosts the party. Matt Strother and Scott M. Douglass will serve drinks. “Vibrant and expressive” looks are encouraged. Cover is $5. For more details, visit greenlanterndc.com.
Black Folks Don’t Swim?, a regional queer black women’s band, Mourning [A] BLKstar, a gender non-conforming Cleveland band and Lightmare, a six-person soul-punk group from D.C., perform at Rhizome D.C. (6950 Maple St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. This is an all-ages show. For more information, visit rhizomedc.org.
Saturday, Jan. 26
D.C. Fray hosts Hungry Human Hippos on Ice at the Wharf (690 Water St., S.W.) today from 3-5 p.m. Teams of four-six players will work together as Hippo, Rangler or Kitchen Guard to collect the most balls on ice. Top teams will advance to the championship round for the chance at a grand prize. Tickets are $30 and include entry to the competition with a minimum of three games for each team and access to the player’s bar which serves food and happy hour specials. Participants can choose to sign up as a team, group or free agent. For more details, visit dcfray.com.
Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Qwerty, a queer dance party, tonight from 10 p.m.-2:45 a.m. DJ Adam Koussari-Amin, DJ Dvonne and DJ Jeff Prior will play a mix of vogue house, hard pop, queer step, disco and more. LaBellela Ziah will give a special performance. No cover. For more information, visit facebook.com/tradebardc.
Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St., S Arlington, Va.) hots Freddie’s Follies Drag Show tonight at 8 p.m. A rotating cast of queens will perform. Showtime is 8 p.m. Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Reservations are highly recommended. For more details, visit freddiesbeachbar.com.
Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts Jox: The GL Underwear Party tonight from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. DJ C-Dubz and DJ Chaim will spin tracks. Cover is $5. Free clothes check provided. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.
Sunday, Jan. 27
D.C.’s Different Drummers hosts its ninth annual drag show fundraiser at Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) today from 3-4:30 p.m. There will be drag kings, drag queens and go-go dancers. Sylvanna Duvel hosts the fundraiser. There will be a silent auction with prizes such as musical instruments, concert tickets, bottomless brunch for four and more. For more information, visit dcdd.org.
Capital Pride hosts “Rent: Live” karaoke and viewing party at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave., N.W.) tonight from 7-11 p.m. The night begins with an hour of “Rent” karaoke followed by a viewing party for the live musical at 8 p.m. Tables and seating is first come, first served. $6 Tito’s cocktails will be served all night. For more details, visit facebook.com/capitalpridedc.
Fruity Boi Productions presents Action: After-hours at Tropicalia (2001 14th St., N.W.) today from 3:30-9 a.m. New York City-based DJ Aaron Aanenson will spin tracks. Tickets range from $22.85-38.77. For more information, visit facebook.com/fruityboi.
Monday, Jan. 28
The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W..) hosts coffee drop-in hours this morning from 10 a.m.-noon for the senior LGBT community. Older LGBT adults can come and enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation with other community members. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
Sauf Hus Bier Hall and Garden (1216 18th St., N.W.) hosts Queer Songwriters Showcase, a benefit show for Trans Women of Color Collective, tonight from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Selena Benally, Christiana Rayne, Dawn Manning and Miss Understand Me will perform. Quique Cunningham of Petty Indulgences will host the show. For more details, go here.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
The D.C. Center hosts Suicide Prevention and Awareness Program in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention this evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be a presentation and discussion on concerns and factors in regard to suicide in the LGBT community, signs of someone who may be contemplating suicide and ways to help. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
LGBT Congressional Staff Association hosts its January happy hour at the Big Board (421 H St., N.E.) this evening from 5:30-8 p.m. Those interested in meeting Association members are welcome. For more information, visit facebook.com/lgbtcsa.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Miss Gay Glamour Girl, Maryland America is at Leon’s Backroom (227 W. Chase St., Baltimore, Md.) tonight at 8:30 p.m. Bella Forte and Inferno Lee Sephora host the show. Man Kelley, Exstacy Cache, Jada Bee, Brie Devine and Gabrielle Remsen Ruby will all make appearances. Drink specials run until 10 p.m. No cover. For more details, visit facebook.com/mgggmda19.