February 15, 2019 at 12:33 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Calendar: Feb. 15-21
gay events DC, gay news, Washington Blade
MNEK performs at Union Stage on Wed., Feb. 20. (Photo by Darren Craig; courtesy BB Gun PR)

Friday, Feb. 15

Skyler Moore Thrillers hosts a happy hour with “The Maine Nemesis” author R. Scott Wallis at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.) today from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/skylermoorethrillers.

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts a “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4” finale viewing party tonight from 8-10 p.m. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season three alum Stacy Layne Matthews will appear. There will be a meet and greet with Matthews at 7 p.m. Meet and greet tickets are $10. Local queens Brooklyn Heights and Iyana Deschanel will host the event. Stoli cocktails will be $6 during the show. For more details, visit facebook.com/nelliesdc.

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts a Valentine’s Day edition of its Birds of Prey drag show tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Delta Work from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be the guest performer. There will also be performances by Brooklyn Heights, Iyana Deschanel, Sasha Adams Sanchez, Crystal Edge and Evon Michelle. Ba’Naka hosts the show. DJ Icy Funk will play music. General admission tickets are $10. Meet and greet tickets are $15. For more information, visit dceagle.com.

La Fantasy presents No Strings Attached Underwear, a gay underwear dance party, at L8 Lounge (727 15th St., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Marco Da Silva will play music for the night. Coat/wardrobe check is $5. Tickets are $25. For more details, visit lafantasyproductions.com.

Ottobar (2549 N Howard St., Baltimore, Md.) hosts a Beyonce vs. Rihanna dance party tonight at 9 p.m. DJ Mills will play the best of Beyonce and Ottobar owner Craig B will spin the hottest Rihanna jams. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, visit theottobar.com.

Trans-Latinx DMV hosts Amor/Comunidad — Love/Community at Emergency Community Arts Collective (733 Euclid St., N.W.) tonight from 7-10 p.m. This will be a multilingual night celebrating love in and for the transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming community. Food will be served. A donation is suggested but not required. For more details, visit facebook.com/translatinxdm.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Queer MoCo, a group of multiracial queer people, hosts a potluck gathering today from 6-9 p.m. The group aims to prioritize LGBTQ voices from minority groups. Allies are asked to not attend this meeting as it is just for queer community members. There will be veggie samosas and drinks. Attendees can bring a dish to share potluck style but it’s not required. Admission is free but RSVP is required to receive the potluck’s location. For more information, visit facebook.com/queermoco.

Peach Pit hosts a ‘90s dance party at DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.) tonight from 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. DJ Matt Bailer will play ‘90s music all night. Cover is $5 before midnight and $8 after. Tickets range from $5-$8 at the door. For more details, visit dc9.club.

Bears Can Party host the Bear Cave: #LoveorLust at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) tonight from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Go-go bear Roman will dance for the night. DJ Popperz will spin tracks. There is no cover. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Blowout, a new LGBT-inclusive party, is at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe (2475 18th St., N.W.) tonight from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. There will be performances from LGBT artists, surprise DJs and more. Tickets are $7. For more details, visit songbyrddc.com.

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Gay/Bash tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Donna Slash, Jaxknife Complex, Ana Latour, Jane Saw and Summer Camp will perform. The Barber Streisand will play music. There will be a show at 11:30 p.m. and a second show at 1 a.m. No cover. For more information, visit facebook.com/gaybashdc.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Bears Invade Spa World is today from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Spa World (13830 Braddock Rd., Centreville, Va.). Interested attendees are encouraged to check Groupon for deals. This is a public event. Attendees are free to invite friends and can drop in anytime during the day. For more details, search “Bears Invade Spa World” on Facebook. 

The Imperial Court of Washington hosts Mr. D.C.’s Royale Drag Rolette at Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St., S Arlington, Va.) tonight from 8-10 p.m. Mr. D.C. Royale Jacque Basil will make an appearance. Deedee Amor Did and Leilani Masters will host the show. Funds raised will be donated to the Imperial Court’s Reign VII Charities. For more information, visit facebook.com/imperialcourtdc.

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Church tonight from 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Geneva Confectionn will host the party. AndroJennie, Vagenesis and Buhnana Gunz will perform in the drag chorus. Wessthedj and DJ Jesse Jackson will spin tracks. For more details, visit facebook.com/tradebardc.

Bishop Gene Robinson preaches at St. Thomas’ Parish (1810 16th St., N.W.) today at the 9:30 a.m. service. Robinson was the first priest in a major Christian denomination to be in an openly gay relationship and consecrated a bishop. For more information, visit stthomasdc.org.

Monday, Feb. 18

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts its Packing Party from 7-9 p.m. tonight. Volunteers will assemble safer sex kits to distribute to the LGBT community. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

MNEK performs at Union Stage tonight at 7:30 p.m. Raja Kumari opens the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $19 day of show. Premier Plus tickets, which includes reserved seating, are $35. For more details, visit unionstage.com.

HerHRC: The Preview is at A League of Her Own (2319 18th St., N.W.) tonight from 6-9 p.m. This will be a teaser event for HerHRC’s main event in the spring. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door or online. The donation includes or renews annual HRC membership. All proceeds go towards HRC. There will also be drink and food specials and free entry into a raffle. For more details, visit facebook.com/hrcgreaterwashingtondc.

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 bookmendc.blogspot.com.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Tagg Magazine hosts a financial planning seminar for LGBT women at Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. The seminar will discuss how to combine finances with your partner and LGBT family planning. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Admission is free. For more details, visit facebook.com/taggmagazine.

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