November 7, 2019 at 11:05 am EST | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: Nov. 8-14
Veteran's Day, gay news, Washington Blade
The Veterans Day Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony for LGBT Veterans is to be held on Monday. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, Nov. 8

GLO’s underwear dance party returns to the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) tonight starting at 10 p.m. This special Halloween edition features resident DJs Ultra and Phoenix. $5 admission includes free clothes check. More information on this and other events at

Women in their 20s and 30s, a queer discussion group, is tonight from 8-9 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.). Attendees meet for a social discussion followed by dinner nearby. For more information, visit

Saturday, Nov. 9

The 11th Annual South African Bazaar is today from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring, Md.). This free event includes beaded crafts, South African art, Zulu baskets, jewelry and other original gifts in time for the holidays. Sponsored by the African Women’s Network International and the South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative. Email for more information. 

Arty Queers: D.C.’s LGBTQ Art Market is today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., suite 105). This monthly indoor LGBTQ art market features original artwork for sale including paintings, pottery, photography and more. Tickets and information available at

GayC/DC, the all-gay AC/DC tribute band, performs tonight starting at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.). Now in their second year, the band scored a “pick of the week” in LA Weekly for being true to the original while changing lyrics for a gay crowd. Tickets are $18 on

Sunday, Nov. 10

All are welcome to attend the Transgender Veterans Dinner at the Chateau (3439 Benning Rd., N.E.) from 5-8 p.m. This event hosted by May is? “All About Trans” and We the People honors gender-nonconforming and other LGBT veterans and service members. Email for more information.

The Flashy Veterans Day weekend party is tonight at 10 p.m. at Flashy Sundays (645 Florida Ave., N.W.). Cover is $20 with an extended bar until 4 a.m. DJs TWiN and Sean Morris will keep the beats flowing until 5. Visit for more information. 

LURe D.C. presents Spark tonight starting at 9 p.m. at A League of Her Own (2317 18th St., N.W.). There is no cover for this 21-and-up event featuring guest bartenders and community fundraising for the TAGG Scholarship Fund for future LGBT business leaders and entrepreneurs. Look for the event on Facebook for details.

Monday, Nov. 11

Center Military presents the Veterans Day Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony for LGBT Veterans today from noon-1:30 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St., S.E.). The public is invited to this ceremony and memorial service at the grave of Technical Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, a gay service member who publicly challenged the military’s LGBT ban in 1975. For more information, visit

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Drag Bingo with Desiree Dik is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). Free bingo with prizes each round and drag performers to entertain. Show starts at 7. Visit for more information.

‘Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy presented by Story District is tonight at the Black Cat (1811 14th St., N.W.). Locals share true stories about misunderstandings in a mix of lighthearted and heartwarming tales. Tickets are $20. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information. 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

The Transmasculine and Nonbinary Social Hour hosted by the D.C.-Area Transmasculine Society is tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., S.E.). Friends and partners are welcome to this 17-and-up event when accompanied by someone transmasculine. More information available at and 

Lez Read is tonight from 7-8 p.m. at the Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). This book group reads a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction works on lesbian and queer themes or written by lesbian or queer-identified writers. Email to learn more about the group or tonight’s selection. 

The Lambda Bridge Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations are needed and newcomers are welcome. Phone 202-841-0279 if you need a partner.

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Trio Bistro (1537 17th St., N.W.). This week’s discussion will cover South Bend, Ind. Mayor and Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg’s memoir “Shortest Way Home.” Email for more information and to RSVP. 

Coven D.C. is tonight at 10 p.m. at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave., N.W.). This party for queer womxn is the second Saturday of every month and is headed up by two queer womxn who call themselves The Coven. Visit for more information. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Single Tingle: A Singles Happy Hour for LGBTQ Womxn presented by LezLink Social Club is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at XX+ Crostino (1926 9th St., N.W.). A happy hour space dedicated to local LGBTQ womxn looking to mix and mingle. Happy hour until 7 p.m. with specialty cocktails until 8. VIsit or for more information.

Queer Tango is tonight from 7-9:30 p.m. at BloomBars (3222 11th St., N.W.). All levels are welcome to this weekly class and dance experience. Come with or without a partner. Students are encouraged to switch roles and try something new. More information on this event and other classes is at

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