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Calendar: Feb. 22-28

Screenings, parties and events in the week to come



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‘Schitt’s Creek’ out writer and actor Dan Levy (Screen capture via YouTube)

Friday, Feb. 22

“Schitt’s Creek: Up Close and Personal” is at DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. “Schitt’s Creek” cast members will appear including Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and Noah Reid. Tickets range from $45-100. For more information, visit

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Night of 1000 Moiras, the official “Schitt’s Creek: Up Close and Personal” after party, tonight from 11 p.m. to close. Catherine O’Hara, who portrays Moira Rose on “Schitt’s Creek” will be the special guest. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best Moira Rose costume. The best Moira Rose look will receive a bag of Schitt. Summer Camp hosts the party and DJ Ed Bailey will spin tracks. For details, visit

DCATS hosts a screening of the documentary “A Year in Transition: A Trans Film by Trans People” at Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. “A Year in Transition” follows a 20-year-old Arab American transgender man during his first year of transition. Seating for those who RSVP’d is from 6:30-6:45 p.m. Open seating is from 6:45-7 p.m. The screening is from 7-8:15 p.m. followed by a conversation with director Lorne Clarkson from 8:15-8:30 p.m. Light fare will be provided. Tickets are sold out but seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who don’t have tickets. For more information, visit

The Rowan Tree (1633 S Charles St., Baltimore) hosts Love Stinks Drag show tonight from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Amanda Chase hosts the anti-Valentine’s Day drag show. Karaoke follows the show at 10 p.m. No cover. For more information, visit

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts Ottermatic 2: Electric Boogaloo tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Cover is $5 and includes clothes check. The Barber Streisand and Kris Sutton will play music. Grant Collins hosts the party. Matt Strother and Scott M. Douglass will serve up drinks for the night. For more information, visit

Gamma D.C., a support group for men in mixed-orientation relationships, meets at Luther Place Memorial Church (1226 Vermont Ave., N.W.) tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The group is for men who are attracted to men but are currently, or were at one point, in relationships with women. For more information, visit

Saturday, Feb. 23

Washington Scandals Rugby host a rugby-watching brunch at Across the Pond Restaurant & Pub (1732 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) today from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The group will have brunch while watching the France vs. Scotland match at 9:15 a.m. followed by the Wales vs. England match at 11:45 a.m. There will be drink specials. No cover. For more information, visit

Capital PAH hosts a pet play class and mosh at the Crucible (412 V St., N.E.) today from noon-4 p.m. There will be a puppy play class taught by Mid-Atlantic Handler 2016 Vyvyan and Mid-Atlantic Puppy 2018 Biff Skunk.The event starts at noon and the class is at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 for Crucible members and $15 for non-Crucible members. For more details, visit

The D.C. Chamber Musicians present a free concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St., S.E.) today at 3 p.m. The program includes “Sinfonietta” for Double Quintet by Joachim Raff, “Andante e tema con variazione” by Gioacchino Rossini and Wind Quintet led by Carl Nielsen. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit the D.C. Orchestra Society. RSVP is recommended. For more details, visit

CTRL hosts Qwerty, a queer dance party, at Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-2:15 a.m. DJ Adam Kourssari, DJ Dvonne and DJ Jeff Prior will play a mix of vogue-house, hard-pop, queer-step, disco and more. D.C. Drag Wars season 3 winner Vagenesis will give a special performance. No cover. For more details, visit

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Beast Bash XXL tonight from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. DJ RyanDoubleYou will play music. DJ Icy Funk will kickstart the night with an opening set. Go-go boys Pup Kalino and Otter Grant will dance for the night. For more information, visit

Sunday, Feb. 24

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, Feb. 25

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

Tuesday, Feb. 26

The National Theatre (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., N.E.) premieres “Finding Neverland” tonight at 7:30 p.m. “Finding Neverland” tells the origin story of how playwright J.M. Barrie found the inspiration for Peter Pan from four brothers and their widowed mother. The show runs until March 3. Tickets range from $54-99. For more information, visit

GenderQueer D.C., a support group for people who identify outside of the gender binary, holds its monthly support group at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) today from 7-9 p.m. For more details, visit

Wednesday, Feb. 27

The Health Working Group holds its February meeting at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) this evening at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss LGBT health efforts in D.C. For more details, visit

Thursday, Feb. 28

D.C. gays will venture to Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St., S Arlington, Va.) for a missionary trip tonight from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Freddie’s Beach bar will have Crazy Hour, a version of happy hour, earlier in the day from 4-8 p.m. There will also be karaoke from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. For more information search “DC Gay’s Missionary Trip to Freddies Beach Bar in Virginia” on Facebook.

D.C. Lambda Squares hosts an open house at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle N.W.) tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event will be an introduction to square dancing. No dance experience or dance partner needed. Dress code is casual attire. For more details, visit

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor



International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

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

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel



The DC Center hosts a series of talks on end-of-life planning next week.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living will host “Estate Planning Tools with Murray Scheel” via Zoom. 

Scheel will walk guests through the process of taking care of the end-of-life planning business that needs to be addressed during the golden years. Scheel is Senior Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services.

This event series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions:

Jan. 19, 3 p.m. – “Tools for while you’re living” (overview, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, disposition of remains, etc.)

Jan. 26, 3 p.m. – “Tools for after you’re gone” (living wills, last wills, assets, etc.)

Feb. 2, 3 p.m. – “Healthcare insurance & long term care” (Medicare, Medicaid, correcting misinformation, skilled nursing, hospice care, etc.)

To register for this event, visit the DC Center website.

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DC Center to host legal seminar for trans people

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman to give legal advice



The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host a “Gender and Name Change Legal Seminar” on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. online. 

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman will give legal advice and speak on the importance of the legal community within the LGBTQ community, the difficulties of the LGBTQ community in the legal field and name and gender changes. 

Guests can find the link at the DC Center website.

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