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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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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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Baltimore Museum to host Pride party

Ridin’ the Rails features RuPaul’s Queen of Flips

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The B&O Railroad Museum will host “Ridin the Rails: Pride Train & Party” on Friday, June 14 at 8:00p.m. in collaboration with the Pride Center of Maryland and Stonewall Sports.

This event will kick off Pride events in Baltimore.  This year’s Ridin’ the Rails features Season 16 Rupaul’s Drag Race Queen “The Queen of Flips” Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige and local Baltimore queens, with meet-and-greets available. The party will be filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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