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Viewings, parties and events in the week to come

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A ‘POSE’ viewing party will be held at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

Friday, July 5

The Birds of Prey drag show is celebrating its one year anniversary at The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd, N.E.) tonight at 9:30 p.m.The group has been putting on the drag show and dance parties every Friday night. It features a rotating group of drag queens and DJs followed by an 18+ dance party.  Music will be provided by DJ C Dubz and drink specials will be available. The show starts at 10 p.m. sharp and tickets range from $5-10. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Go Gay D.C. hosts an LGBTQ community happy hour social tonight at 6 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23 St., Arlington, Va.). All are welcome to enjoy the drinks while also meeting the founder of Go Gay D.C., TJ Flavell. The organization is the “newest sensation focused on friendship, leadership and service.” Casual dress is suggested. To RSVP, visit eventbrite.com.

Saturday, July 6

A Gaysian & Latinx fundraiser will be held at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd, N.E.) tonight from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. AQUA D.C. (Asian and Pacific Islander Queers United for Action) and LULAC Lambda D.C. are joining together for a special event for the community to get to know them and enjoy some drinks. There will be Jell-O shots and beer for purchase and all proceeds will benefit both organizations. Both groups serve to better connect the LGBTQ community within their respective communities. For more information, search “Gaysian & Latinx fundraiser” on Facebook. 

Rayceen Pendarvis will host Story District’s Out/Spoken tonight at the 9:30 club (815 V St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. The event will return its “signature blend of hilarious and heartfelt true stories that amplify LGBTQ voices and celebrates D.C. pride.” Story District is an organization that gives voice to the authentic experiences of ordinary people and builds community, according to their Facebook page. Tickets are $25. To purchase, visit ticketfly.com

Sunday, July 7

Tagg Magazine will host Ladies Tea 2019 at Hanks Oyster Bar (1624 Q St., N.W.) today at 3 p.m. This event is recurring on every first Sunday all summer long. It will include exclusive drinks and food followed by an optional dinner. Tickets are free but participants must register. Participants must be 21 years old or older to attend. To register, visit eventbrite.com.

The D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) will host its Sunday Cruise event today from noon-3 p.m. This is a recurring event on every Sunday and features affordable drinks and an outside patio. The D.C. Eagle is a historic leather and lesbian club that serves its patrons and their “selected family.” For more information, visit dceagle.com.

Monday, July 8

The Washington chapter of the Society for International Development (1129 20th St., N.W.) will meet today at 4 p.m. The Gender & Inclusive Development workgroup will plan events for the group next year. In the past, they’ve had events like Gender and Sexual Minorities in International Development and Digital Solutions and Integrating Gender from Design through Delivery. To register, visit sidw.org.

Speed D.C. Gay Date will host lesbian speed dating tonight at Bin 1301 Wine Bar (1301 U St., N.W.) at 8 p.m. It seeks to create a private club atmosphere and rewards its daters with discounts and complementary events. The ages its catering to is 22-44. For more information, visit speeddcgaydate.com

Tuesday, July 9

A “POSE” viewing party will be held at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) tonight at 10 p.m. This is a weekly event that allows attendees to watch the hit show with two flatscreens. “POSE”  is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the 1980s. The show was also recently renewed for a third season. To RSVP, visit eventbrite.com.

The University of Michigan Alumni Club of Greater Washington is hosting a Pride happy hour at Northside Tavern D.C.(1726 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight at 6:30 p.m. The club will be honoring its LGBTQ friends and family all year. Tonight there will be speakers and light appetizers served. Tickets are $7. For more information and to register, visit umalumni.force.com

Wednesday, July 10

SMYAL’s (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) Young Donors Committee is hosting a happy hour for SMYAL Allies tonight at Red Brewing Co.(209 M St., N.E.) from 6-7:30 p.m. SMYAL Allies is a recurring gift program for young professionals. As an ally members have exclusive volunteer opportunities, receive special recognition and more. To learn more and become a SMYAL Ally, visit smyal.org.

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club will be playing duplicate bridge games and newcomers are welcomed. The group hosts games every first and third Wednesday of the month and serves gay bridge players. No reservation is required. To find a partner, call 202-841-0279. 

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Trio Bistro (1537 17th St., N.W.). They’ll be discussing the book “All That Heaven Allows: An Autobiography of Rock Hudson” by Mark Griffin which has been called the “definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age,” according to Harper Collins Publishers. It will be made into a motion picture soon as well. Newcomers are always welcomed to join the group. For more information and to register, email [email protected]

Thursday, July 11

Thirst Trap Thursdays are back tonight at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., N.W.) from 11 p.m-12:30 a.m. The host Venus Valhalla picks local talent to be showcased each night. Shows are held every Thursday and alcohol is available for purchase. For more information, visit pitchersbardc.com.

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10 LGBTQ events this week

Catch upcoming drag shows, an ugly sweater party and Pamala Stanley live

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From left, Detox appears with other 'RuPaul's Drag Race' alums at a Christmas Misfits show, an Ugly Sweater Party is planned at As You Are and Pamala Stanley is slated to perform at Freddie's. (Blade file photos by Michael Key and Daniel Truitt)

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.


Mocktail Night

Wednesday, December 7
6-10 p.m.
Pitchers DC
2317 18th Street, N.W.
First Base Room
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Pitchers is hosting its first alcohol-free night for those celebrating sobriety with festive mocktails. No alcohol will be served, so go to Pitchers for a stress-free social event with other sober LGBTQ friends and allies.


“Flee” Movie Screening

Thursday, December 8
Doors 5:30 p.m./Opening remarks 6:30 p.m.
Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, N.W.
Free/registration required
Facebook | Register

The European Parliament Liaison Office and Capital Pride present a screening of European Parliament LUX Award 2022 finalist, “Flee.”

“Flee” portrays the true story of a man who shares his hidden past of fleeing his home country of Afghanistan to Denmark.


Christmas Misfits: A Drag Holiday Extravaganza!

Thursday, December 8
6 p.m.
Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
McLean, Va.
$69.50-$252.50
Facebook | Tickets

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Violet Chachki, Gottmik, Detox and Latrice Royale perform at a holiday show on Thursday.


Vernonza Extravaganza Lipsync Battle

Thursday, December 8
8 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen
1637 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Monica Vernonza and Lady London host a lip sync battle at Dupont Italian Kitchen on Thursday.


StartOut Baltimore-Washington Launch Reception

Friday, December 9
6 p.m.
Selina Union Market
411 New York Avenue, N.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

StartOut Baltimore-Washington holds a launch party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and networking at the rooftop at Selina Union Market on Friday. The new organization looks to increase the number, diversity and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs.


Pretty Girl Rock Drag Brunch

Saturday, December 10
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
999 E Street, N.W.
$15+
Facebook | Tickets

Evon Dior Michelle hosts a drag brunch with Druex Sidora and Katrina Colby at Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday.


Ugly Sweater Party

Saturday, December 10
9 p.m.
As You Are DC
500 8th Street, S.E.
Facebook

Wear your ugliest sweater and party all night with DJ L Stackz at As You Are on Saturday.


UNCUT: Jingle Balls with DJ Cindel

Saturday, December 10
10 p.m.
Bliss Nightclub
2122 24th Place, N.E.
$65+
Facebook

Kinetic presents the 2nd annual UNCUT Jingle Balls event at Bliss Nightclub on Saturday complete with a clothes check and play zones.


It’s Britney, Brunch!

Sunday, December 11
Doors 11 a.m./show 12 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
$25
Facebook

Desiree Dik leads the Britney Spears-themed drag brunch featuring Elecktra G, Silverware Sidora, Millie Meringue and Tip Boy Pup Indigo at Red Bear Brewing Company on Sunday.


Pamala Stanley LIVE at Freddie’s

Sunday, December 11
7-9:30 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
$15
Facebook

Pamala Stanley returns to Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington for a holiday show on Sunday.


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Calendar: December 2-8

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, December 2

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at The Commentary. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea sharing, and community building. Admission to the event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Saturday, December 3

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6 p.m. the day before the event.

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom and in-person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment-free. For more information and events for LGBTQ People of Color, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.

Sunday, December 4

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ community and trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

AfroCode DC will be at 3 p.m. at Decades DC. This event is an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes, and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Monday, December 5

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Center Aging Advocacy Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Participants are welcome to provide guidance and feedback on programs and services for LGBT older adults here at The DC Center for the LGBT Community. Second, this group will focus on advocating for LGBT older adults in the District of Columbia. For more information, email [email protected]

Tuesday, December 6

Center Aging Women’s Social & Discussion Group will be at 6 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This group is a place where older LGBTQ+ women can meet and socialize with one another. To register for this event, visit the DC Center’s website

Gay Men’s Chorus will be at 7:30 p.m. at Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center. The Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center for Festival of Lights. Tickets are free and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Wednesday, December 7

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.thedccenter.org/careers

BookMen DC will be at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. This is an informal group of men who are interested in fiction and non-fiction gay literature. For more details, visit BookMen’s website.

Thursday, December 8

The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 

Comedy and Cocktails will be at 6 p.m. at Pure Lounge. Guests are encouraged to come out for laughs, libations and drinking games with the best DMV comics. There will be a comedy show, live DJ, dancing, 2 for 1 drinks and drinking games. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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JPride Baltimore to host film screening

‘Spoiler Alert’ playing at Cinemark Egyptian

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Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge star in ‘Spoiler Alert.’ (Photo courtesy of Focus Features)

JPride Baltimore will host a screening of “Spoiler Alert” on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD.

The LGBTQ-themed film is based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.” It is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.

This event is free and more information is available on Eventbrite.

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