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Calendar: March 1-7

Shows, groups and parties in the upcoming week



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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ladies Tea event to benefit SMYAL

Fall Edition held at Hank’s Oyster Bar



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“Ladies Tea: Fall Edition,” a fundraising event, will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle. 

Ladies are encouraged to celebrate fall while mixing and mingling at the Up Bar and outdoor patio space of Hank’s Oyster Bar.

Proceeds from the event will go to SMYAL DC, which supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the D.C. region. 

Tickets for the event cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

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CBC to host Newark mayor for doc screening

‘Why Is We Americans?’ to be shown at Planet Word



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The Congressional Black Caucus will host a screening of “Why Is We Americans” on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Planet Word.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Newark, N.J. Mayor Ras Baraka who merges art, culture, and politics in the fight for social justice.

There will also be a special presentation of “The Book of Baraka,” his Audible Original audio book that recounts his journey from poet to principal to peacemaker, through his own powerful, inspiring words.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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10 LGBTQ events this week

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ and ‘Bros’ viewings, the B52s come to town among attractions



From left, Tara Hoot and DJ Phil Reese host 'Broadway Brunch at Crazy Aunt Helen's, 'Eek! A Leatherman' leather social will be held at Uproar, and a screening of 'Hocus Pocus 2' will be held at JR.'s this week. (Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.

Monday Night Skating: Summer’s Song

Monday, Sept. 26
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Laurel Skate Center
9890 Brewers Court
Laurel, Md.

Monday Night Skating celebrates a fond farewell to summer with beachwear and big hats with “Summer’s Song.” They encourage you to break out your summer beachwear, big glam shades, flip flops, pool noodles, floaties, and summer attire for a night of skating in Laurel.

Reign: Let the Good Times Rule

A drag performance at DIK Bar. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Monday, Sept. 26
8-11 p.m.
1637 17th Street, N.W. (second floor)

Logan Stone, Dabatha Christie and Hennessey host a fun-filled drag show at Dupont Italian Kitchen.

UTICA at Pitchers

Wednesday, Sept. 28
8 p.m.
Pitchers DC
2317 18th Street, N.W.

Utica of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 will perform at Pitchers on Wednesday in a show hosted by Cake and Venus Valhalla. There will be a meet and greet hosted by Ba’naka starting at 9 p.m. at this free event.

Queens of King Street at the Movies: Bros

Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane in “Bros.” (Photo by Nicole Rivelli/Universal Pictures)

Thursday, Sept. 29
8 p.m.
AMC Hoffman Movie Theater
206 Swamp Fox Road
Alexandria, Va.

Catch a movie with the Queens of King Street in Alexandria, Va. on Thursday. On the screen this week: the 8 p.m. showing of “Bros.”

Hocus Pocus 2 Watch Party

A drag interpretation of the witches of Hocus Pocus. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, Sept. 30
9 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.

Citrine hosts a watch party for the highly anticipated sequel to Hocus Pocus on Friday.

Crab Feast 8

Saturday, Oct. 1
12-3 p.m.
Washington Canoe Club
3700 Water Street, N.W.

The Capital Pride Alliance and the DC Preservation League present Crab Feast 8. Tickets include all-you-can-eat crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, hot dogs and ice cream.

Eek! A Leatherman!

(Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, Oct. 1
9 p.m.
Uproar Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.

The Highwaymen TNT invite you to a bar night at Uproar with treats and Jello shooters. It is a cash function evening.

The B52s at The Anthem

Saturday, Oct. 1
7:30 p.m.
The Anthem
901 Wharf Street, S.W.
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The B52s & KC and the Sunshine Band perform at The Anthem on Saturday. get your tickets while you still can!

Domingø’s Got Talent Presenta: FABULOSÉ

Saturday, Oct. 1
11 p.m.
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th Street, N.W.
$10 advance / $15 door

Domingø hosts a night with music by La Sokko: a “latiné drag show and dance party celebrating the rich and vast diaspora of latinidad.”

Broadway Brunch

Tara Hoot and DJ Phil Reese (Blade photo by Michael Key)

Sunday, Oct. 2
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 8th Street, S.E.

Join Tara Hoot and DJ Phil Reese for treats, toons and twirls at Crazy Aunt Helen’s Broadway Brunch on Sunday.

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