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LGBT-friendly stuff to do in D.C. leading up to Valentine’s Day 2019

Undies, benefits, laughs and John Waters toasts his hometown with rare one-off performance

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Filmmaking legend John Waters performs in his native Baltimore on Valentine’s Day. (File photo courtesy Admire Entertainment)

Cupid’s Undie Run is Saturday, Feb. 9 kicking off at Penn Social (801 E St., N.W.) at noon. Run a mile in your underwear to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis. Afterwards, there will be a party at Penn Social. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. For more details, visit cupids.org.

Dupont Social Club and 18th and U Duplex Diner (2004 18th St., N.W.) host Valentine’s Day is a Drag, a drag show, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner seatings are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner seating. Admission is $20. All performance tips will be donated to SMYAL. Guests can attend the show without dinner reservations as there will be a standing-room area. There will also be raffle prizes. For more details, go here

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Self Love Night with Ms. D.C. Eagle 2019 on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. There will be chocolate covered strawberries and cupcakes on sale for charity. There will also be a raffle. For more information, visit dceagle.com.

District Trivia hosts presents Valentine’s Day Dirty Sexy Trivia on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m at Penn Social (801 E St., N.W.). Tickets are $14.69. For more information, visit district-trivia.com.

“A Date with John Waters” is at Baltimore Soundstage (124 Market Pl., Baltimore) on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. Waters’ one-man show will discuss his early artistic influences, his love of true crime, sexual politics, exploitation films and more. Tickets are $44 here.

Chad America’s 20th annual Valentine’s Day Rock and Roll Dance Party is at Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.) on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, visit blackcatdc.com.

The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St., N.W.) hosts Valentine’s Day Dessert and Concert on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals will perform followed by a dessert reception and meet and greet. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit omansion.com.

La Fantasy hosts Valentine with No Strings, an underwear dance party, on Friday, Feb. 15 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. at L8 Lounge (727 15th St., N.W.). DJ Marco Da Silva will spin tracks. Coat/wardrobe check is $5. Tickets for entry are $25. For more information, lafantasyproductions.com

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Valentine’s Day with the Birds of Prey on Friday, Feb. 15 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. The Valentine’s Day show stars Delta Work of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Ba’Naka hosts the show with performances by Brooklyn Heights, Iyana Deschanel, Sasha Adams Sanchez, Crystal Edge and Evon Michell. DJ Icy Funk will play music until 4 a.m. For more details, visit dceagle.com.

Flash (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) presents a Valentine’s Carnival, a dance party, on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. DJ Twin and DJ Sean will spin tracks. The bar will be open until 4 a.m. Details here.

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Want to dance for a good cause?

Artists Mercedes and Desto host a queer party

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“Herses- Purse Frist Extravaganza” will be on Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. at 1835 14th St. N.W. This will be an evening of dancing and performances, hosted by HAUS of Bambi Award-winning Performance Artist, BUMPER. Refreshments are also available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Support HIV research with a drag show

Tara Hoot, Evry Pleasure, TrevHER to perform

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Tara Hoot performs at Cherry Sundays on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

El Techo will host, in partnership with Cherry Fund, a special edition of “Cherry Sundays” on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. 

This event is a one-day fundraising bottomless brunch. There will be performances by Evry Pleasure, Tara Hoot and TrevHER, with DJ Lemz. All tequila shot purchases will be donated to the Cherry Fund.

The Cherry Fund raises money for LGBTQ non-profits whose primary goal is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS with prevention, treatment and education, and mental health services.

The event costs $45, inclusive of bottomless brunch on margaritas, mimosas, Bloody Marys and Tecates.

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MAL kicks off Jan. 11 with Bootcamp

Mid-Atlantic Leather begins with party at Bunker

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MAL Weekend kicks off next week. (Image courtesy of Bunker)

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend arrives next week with a kickoff event Thursday, Jan. 11 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. at Bunker. Organizers at Kinetic promise a surprise drill sergeant who will whip you into shape. Joshua Ruiz DJs the event. This event is for VIP pass holders only; visit kineticpresents.com for details.

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