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Calendar: March 1-7

Shows, groups and parties in the upcoming week

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Jonathan Van Ness has a stand-up set on Saturday. (Screenshot via YouTube)

Friday, March 1

D.C. Front Runners host a happy hour at Exiles Bar D.C. (1610 U St., N.W.) this evening at 6 p.m. Friends and interested runners are invited to join. For more details, search “DC Front Runners Happy Hour” on Facebook.

The Lodge (21614 National Pk., Boonsboro, Md.) hosts Miss Lodge 2019 Diva Renaissance Pageant tonight from 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. ChiChi Ray Colby, Brooke Lane, Araya Sparxx, Ashley Bannks, Stephanie Michaels and Sasha Renee will perform. Truly Fabu and Ingenue will host the pageant. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the pageant starts at 9:30 p.m. The dance floor opens at midnight with music from DJ Kuhmeleon. For more information, visit facebook.com/thelodgemd.

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness performs his stand-up comedy show “Road to Beijing” at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $39-175.For more details, visit kennedy-center.org

Let’s Go Play hosts Baltimore Pup Night at Flavor (15 E Centre St., Baltimore) tonight from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DJ Pup Ultra will play music for the night. Pup Thunder will give demos. There will also be a Doggy Diner and Jell-O shots. Attendees must be 19 and over or 18 with a college ID. Cover is $10. For more details, visit facebook.com/letsgoplay93.

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. No cover before 8:30 p.m. For more details, visit dceagle.com.

Saturday, March 2

SHAED performs at 9:30 Club (815 V St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The D.C.-based band consists of members Chelsea Lee and twin brothers Spencer and Max Ernst, who is gay. Their single “Trampoline” was recently used in Apple’s MacBook Air commercial. JP Saxe opens the show. Tickets are $18. For more details, visit 930.com.

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness brings his stand-up comedy show “Road to Beijing” to the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (12 North Eutaw St., Baltimore) tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $55-149. For more information, visit france-merrickpac.com.

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Daddy, a men’s jock and underwear party, tonight 8 p.m.-4 a.m. DJ Strike Walton Stone and DJ Dean Douglas will play music. Bryan Thompson will go-go dance for the night. General admission tickets are $10. VIP meet and greet tickets are available. For more details, visit dceagle.com.

The Wharf (690 Water St., S.W.) hosts a Mardi Gras celebration today from 2-6 p.m. There will be a NOLA-inspired parade down Wharf Street, a dance party with live music at District Pier, arts and crafts, activities and a fireworks finale. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/thewharfdc.

Sunday, March 3

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 nelliessportsbar.com.

Monday, March 4

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 thedccenter.org.

Tuesday, March 5

Fleetwood Mac performs at Capitol One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $69.50-199.50. For more details, visit ticketmaster.com.

Republic (6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, Md.) hosts Alegre Happy Hour, an LGBT happy hour, from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit republictakoma.com.

Wednesday, March 6

D.C. Fray hosts Men Seeking Men Speed Dating at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.) tonight from 7-10 p.m. This speed dating event is for gay men in their 20s and 30s. There will be happy hour drink specials until 10 p.m. and a chance to win raffle prizes. No dress code. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit dcfray.com/events.

Bookmen D.C., an informal gay men’s literature group, discusses “Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City” by Choire Sicha at the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com.

The Job Club, a weekly job support program, meets at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) today at 6 p.m. The group works to improve self confidence and productivity in job searching and networking. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

Thursday, March 7

Le Kon Mexican Restaurant (3227 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Va.) hosts its weekly Pride Night today from 6-9 p.m. 15 percent of all bar proceeds will be donated to NOVA Pride. For more details, visit novapride.org.

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Blackout Thursdays tonight from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Drink specials include $2 off all drinks, $10 bottomless Bud and Bud Lights and $12 bottomless premium drafts. Guys in harnesses, jocks and underwear will receive $3 rail and domestic drinks. For more information, visit dceagle.com.

A support group for the Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Community meets at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 7-8 p.m. The group is co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society D.C. and Asian Queers United for Action. For more details, visit thedccenter.org.

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel

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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

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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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Busboys and Poets to focus on peace in 2022

Special guests include Angela Davis

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Busboys and Poets will host “The 2022 NYE Peace Party” on Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Columbia. 

The event will feature peace activists and literary powerhouses such as political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar and author Angela Davis, activist, scholar and educator Gina Dent, and renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, among others. 

There will also be live music, food, party favors, champagne toast and free parking. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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