October 24, 2019 at 7:32 pm EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: Oct. 25-31
Tegan and Sara, gay news, Washington Blade
Tegan and Sara are here Oct. 27. (Photo by Trevor Brady; courtesy Sire)

Friday, Oct. 25

Tonight is the Your Voice; Our Voice Town Hall Meeting from 6-9 p.m. at the HRC (1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW). This free event is presented by the Gay Men’s Health Collaborative and gives gay/bisexual men of color an opportunity to voice their needs to community leaders and advocates. The panel includes local community influencers, D.C. Council Members, CBO representatives and public health professionals. For more information, visit eventbrite.com

Sleater-Kinney performs at The Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $37. This American rock band (both members are bi) was influence by the riot grrl movement and is a part of the indie rock scene. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com

Saturday, Oct. 26

The 2019 Walk and 5K to End HIV is today from 7:30-11:30 a.m starting in Freedom Plaza. Whitman-Walker Health and Real Talk D.C. host this fundraising event to fight HIV. Proceeds benefit Whitman-Walker’s community health and outreach efforts to provide culturally inclusive and accessible care to all. For more information, visit walktoendhiv.org

The D.C. Halloween Bar Crawl is today from 3-11 p.m. at Dupont Circle. Tickets start at $22.49. Cost includes drink and meal specials. All door cover charges are waived for this holiday event and led bracelets will guide participants through the crawl. Live staff will be on hand to assist as well. Participating venues and ticket information at barcrawllive.com

PT in the Park, hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Sarge Fitt, is today from 8-10 a.m. and includes free outdoor fitness sessions in Kenilworth Park (1900 Anacostia Dr.). This event promotes Mayor Bowser’s FitDC health and wellness initiative, as well as encourages District residents to pursue a healthier lifestyle. It’s open to the public and admission is free. For tickets and information visit eventbrite.com/e/pt-in-the-park-tickets.

Miss Adams Morgan 2019: Passport to Adventure is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Tickets start at $85 and part of the proceeds benefit local LGBT charities. Guests are encouraged to come in travel-themed costumes. For more information, visit eventbrite.com

Sunday, Oct. 27

The Reel Affirmations film festival screens “Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth” today from 12:30-2 p.m. at the GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th St., N.W.). This U.K. film directed by Jeanie Finlay is about a gay transgender man unprepared for the reality of carrying his own child. Tickets are $14 and available via reel-affirmations.ticketleap.com.

Tegan and Sara perform tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.). This Canadian indie pop band is composed of identical twin (lesbian) sisters who are both songwriters and together have released numerous studio albums and EPs. Tickets start at $40.50 and are available at ticketfly.com

Monday, Oct. 28

An Artist Panel Talk with John Paradiso, Shen Wei and Matt Storm and hosted by the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University is today from 4-5 p.m. at Gallery 102 (22nd St., N.W.). Paradiso‘s multimedia work addresses issues of identity, sexuality, health and love. Storm’s photography engages transgender and queer issues, and Wei’s intimate and poetic portraits have been exhibited internationally. More information at corcoran.gwu.edu/gallery-102

The Queer Caucus Happy Hour is tonight from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant (555 23rd St., S, Arlington, Va.). This monthly happy hour, hosted by the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, is at a venue not far from the Crystal City metro and is open to the public. More information on Facebook Events.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

The 33rd annual 17th St. High Heel Race is tonight from 7-10 p.m. The race is at 9. It’s free. Look for the event on Facebook for details. 

Pride Outside and National Geographic’s LGBTQ Staff Association host an LGBTQ history walking tour of Dupont with Dr. Brock Thompson today from 5:30-7 p.m. starting at the National Geographic Museum (1145 17th St., NW). Thompson is a historian at the Library of Congress and will share information on D.C.’s first official gay pride celebration and the history of the High Heel Race. Visit Facebook events for more information.

The 9:30 club (815 V St., NW) hosts Big Freedia with Low Cut Connie tonight starting at 7 p.m. Big Freedia, aka Freddie Ross (who’s gay), is the queen of New Orleans bounce music and helped popularize the once underground hip-hop genre. Low Cut Connie is a Philadelphia rock band knowledge for their high-energy live show. Tickets are $25 for this genre-bending event, and are available at ticketfly.com

Wednesday, Oct. 30

The Washington National Opera presents “Otello” tonight at 7:30 p.m at the Kennedy Center Opera House (2700 F St., N.W.). Tickets start at $59. This Verdi opera based on Shakespeare’s play was last staged by WNO nearly 20 years ago. For tickets and information, visit kennedy-center.org.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Decades Horror Story is tonight starting at 10 p.m. at Decades (1219 Connecticut Ave.). The “American Horror Story” theme will fill the venue’s multiple floors and will include everything from an asylum to a haunted hotel. Tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com.

Thirst Trap Thursdays with host Venus Valhalla continues at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., NW) starting at 11 p.m. This weekly event features cocktails and queer entertainment. Show starts at 11 p.m. sharp. Visit pitchersbardc.com for details. 

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