May 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Calendar: May 10-16
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Jill Biden will be at Sixth & I May 14. (Photo courtesy Flatiron Books)

Friday, May 10

D.C. Bear Crue presents Jail and Bail at Uproar Lounge and Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) tonight from 7-10 p.m. Attendees can pay $5 to have someone arrested, frisked and jailed by motorcycle men in leather. The inmate has to spend five minutes in jail or pay $5 to bail themselves out of jail early. All inmates will receive a full body search. There will be $5 rail cocktails, $5 32 oz. draft pitchers and free appetizers. For more information, visit facebook.com/bearhappyhour.

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 about the group, visit gammaindc.org

Saturday, May 11

May Is? All About Trans presents its inaugural art exhibition curated by Matt Storm at Westminster D.C. (400 I St., S.W.) today from 3-5 p.m. Participating artists include Ahanu, Alex Ramirez, Ameirah Neal, Dorian Blue, Edith Flores, Kay Wrenn, Sir Max Even, Molly Stratton, Nona Conner, Star Bennett from Check It Enterprises, Yuri Littlebear, Zayn Thiam and Xemi Tapepechul. All artists identify as transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, genderqueer, gender-fluid or a-gender. There will be an open mic from 5-7 p.m. followed by a film screening from 7-9 p.m. For details, visit mayistransdc.com.

Uproar Lounge and Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts Nicks Flix 2, presented by Night of 1000 Stevies DJ Travis Island, tonight at 10 p.m. DJ Travis Island will remix video edits of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Suggested dress code is Stevie Nicks-inspired. For more information, visit facebook.com/uproarloungedc.

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) presents Arty Queers: a LGBTQ art market, today at 11 a.m. Local LGBTQ artists will sell their working including paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass work, textiles and clothing. For details, visit thedccenter.org.

Distrkt C hosts Leather Pride at Karma D.C. (2221 Adams Pl., N.E.) tonight from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2019 Emerson Aniceto and Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2018 Gerard Turner host the party. DJ Oscar and DJ Edgar Velazquez will play music. There will also be a leather market. Cover is free before 11:15 p.m. and $30 after. For more information, visit distrktc.com.

Sunday, May 12

DCATS hosts Masculinizing through Fitness: a discussion for Transmasc folx at Whitman-Walker Health (1525 14th St., N.W.) today from 5-7 p.m. This will be a facilitated discussion on fitness and techniques to masculinize the bodies whether you’re on hormones or not. The meeting will start at 5:05 p.m. If you’re late, text the number on the door and a DCAT member will get you. Binder donations will be accepted. There will also be a needle/syringe exchange. DCATS meetings are open to trans men, non-binary, gender-queer and questioning individuals. For more information, visit dcats.org.

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts its Spring Yard Sale, a pop-up flea market, today from 2-6 p.m. If interested in selling, message Trade on Facebook or email aaron@tradebardc.com.

Uproar Lounge and Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts CopCakes for a Cause, a wine and dessert tasting and silent auction, today from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include wine, soda, cupcakes and desserts from local D.C. bakeries. A full cash bar will be open. Ticket sale proceeds will benefit the LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund and silent auction proceeds will benefit the Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that provides resources to rebuild the lives of surviving families and co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died on duty. For details, visit facebook.com/lgbtfallenheroes

Monday, May 13

LGBT Fallen Heroes Memorial Service is at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (2 Memorial Ave., Arlington, Va.) today from 2-5 p.m. Volunteers will read stories aloud about fallen heroes. The flags flown over Washington in their honor will be presented to the hero’s significant other. The significant others will also be given a commemorative portrait of their loved one. The memorial precedes the Candle Light Vigil for National Police Week. For more information, visit facebook.com/lgbtfallenheroes.

Busboys and Poets Anacostia (2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.) presents a screening of the documentary “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?” tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The screening is part of Busboys and Poets’ Focus In! Film Series. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion with Bishop Gene Robinson; Ashley Smith, board president of Capital Pride Alliance; Sheila Alexander-Reid, director of Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs; and Rebecca York, SMYAL’s community engagement and youth leadership coordinator. For details, visit facebook.com/busboysandpoets.

Tuesday, May 14

Jill Biden discusses her memoir “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself” at Sixth and I Synagogue (600 I St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The memoir chronicles her first heartbreak, her relationship with then U.S. Senator Joe Biden, and how she balanced life as a wife and mother. Tickets are $45 and include one book. Doors open at 6 p.m. For details, visit sixthandiorg.

Desiree Dik and Bombalicious Eklaver host drag bingo at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.) tonight at 7 p.m. Bingo is free to play and there will be prizes. Attendees can’t join in the game mid-round. There will be six games in two hours. For more information, visit redbear.beer.

Wednesday, May 15

Going the Extra Mile, a benefit for Whitman-Walker’s Legal Services, is at City Winery (1350 Okie St., N.E.) tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cocktail reception will raise funds and celebrate the staff, volunteers and allies working to give every person the legal right for equality and inclusion. Monika Nemeth will receive the 2019 Robert Fenner Urquehart Memorial Award and Akin Gump of Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will receive the 2019 Stonewall Award. Tickets start at $200. For more information, visit whitman-walker.org.

Thursday, May 16 

Venus Valhalla hosts Thirst Trap Thursdays at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., N.W.) tonight at 11 p.m. Drag queens from throughout the DMV area will perform. After the show, there will be dancing until 1:30 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/pitchersdc.

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts a viewing party of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 11 tonight from 9-10:30 p.m. Desiree Dik hosts the party. WesstheDJ will spin tracks during the episode and after. There will be games and free drinks. Happy hour is extended until 10 p.m. For more details, visit facebook.com/tradebardc.

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