March 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
CALENDAR: March 22-28
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Ariana Grande brings her “Sweetener World Tour” to Capital One Arena, (Photo courtesy Republic)

Friday, March 22

Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.) hosts Desiree Dik’s Odd Ball tonight from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Odd Ball will feature odd drag performances that will include blood, burlesque and gross elements. Performers include Sasha Mann, Virya Shavasana and Buhnana Gunz. Desiree Dik hosts the show. Showtime is at 11 p.m. Cover is $5. For more information, visit

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Phunked Up tonight from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. DJ Diyanna Monet and DJ StrikeStone will spin classic funk, disco, soul and more. No cover. For more details, visit

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts Ottermatic/Otterotica, a dystopian-themed party, tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Cover is $5. Grant hosts the party. Matt Strother and Scott M. Douglass will bartend 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.) today 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 about the group, visit

Saturday, March 23

The D.C. Boys of Leather host Spring is Hung at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) tonight from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The suggested dress code is gear or underwear. Guests wearing pastel gear or underwear will receive three free Jello shots. For more details, search “Spring is Hung” on Facebook. 

GLOE hosts Pride of Purim, a masquerade party, at Mission (1606 20th St., N.W.) tonight from 7-10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear drag or other costume. There will be food and discounted drinks at a private bar. Anyone interested who would like to speak with a member of GLOE in advance can email GLOE Program Manager Ariel Weinstein at Tickets are $10 online and $15 in person. For more information, visit

D.C. Progressive Dinner presents SMYAL for Spring at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.) today from 2-5 p.m. The event will say goodbye to winter and welcome spring by supporting LGBT youth. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more details, visit

Church presents Midnight Mass at Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Performers will include The House of Sonique with Chaz Sonique, Rigatoni, Butterknife Decadence and Sippi. DJ Jesse Jackson and WesstheDJ will play music for the night. Geneva Confectionn will host the party. For more information, visit

Millennial Pink, a party for transgender and queer people, is at the Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th St., N.E.) tonight from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Alex DB, Blaq Dinamyte, Buhanna Gunz, Chaz, Divoid and more will perform. For more details, visit

The Ivy Project presents Gays Gone Wild, a spring break party, at RedRocks (1348 H St., N.E.) tonight from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. DJ Eletrox and DJ Milko will spin tracks. Britney Marie and Hellablond will perform. There will be beer bongs, beer pong and flip cup. For more information, visit

D.C. Rawhides, a LGBT country western dance group, meets at Secrets/Ziegfelds (1824 Half St., S.W.) tonight with a lesson from 7-8 p.m. Open dancing is until 10:50 p.m. Cover is $5 until 9 p.m. and $10 after 9 p.m. For more details, visit

Sunday, March 24

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Sunday Cruise, a weekly event, today from noon-2 a.m. There will be drink specials including $10 and $12 bottomless beer mugs, $3 off all whiskeys and bourbons and $5 Chivas Regal all day. All other drinks will be discounted $2 until 9 p.m. For more details, visit

Monday, March 25

Ariana Grande brings her “Sweetener World Tour” to Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $39.95-279.95. For more information, visit

Monday Night Skating, an LGBT skating group, hosts a St. Patricks’s Day skate at Laurel Skate Center (9890 Brewers Ct., Laurel, Md.) tonight from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear shades of green. Activities will include the limbo, a congo line, a raffle with a door prize of a 90-minute massage and more. Visit for more details. 

Tuesday, March 26

Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) hosts its National Dinner Kick-Off tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The meeting will cover how interested participants can volunteer to be a part of the HRC National Dinner. For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 27

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) hosts Karaoke Wednesdays tonight from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke night will be hosted by D&K Sounds. Drink specials include $3 rail cocktails and domestic drafts and $4 wines. For more details, visit

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Womxn Crush Wednesday tonight from 6-10 p.m. This is a monthly happy hour for LBT and all female-identifying people. For more information, visit

The Washington Blade hosts 40 under 40: Queer Women of Washington Awards Reception at Google (25 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) tonight from 6-9 p.m. Join the Blade, the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, the Office of Women’s Policies and Initiatives as they celebrate 40 queer women who have made a difference in their community in political activism, business leadership, cultural innovation and more. Admission is free. For more details, visit

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations required and new comers welcome. If you need a partner, call 703-407-6540.

Thursday, March 28

D.C. Lambda Squares hosts an open house at the National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit

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