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NGLCC National Dinner among this week’s highlights

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The NGLCC National Dinner is tonight. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, Nov. 22

The 2019 NGLCC National Awards Dinner hosted by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is tonight from 5:45-10 p.m. at the National Building Museum (440 G St. N.W.). Leading LGBT business owners, corporate partners and community leaders are invited in this culminating event for Global LGBTI business week. More information available at nglcc.org/events/2019-nglcc-national-dinner.

A Magical Cirque Christmas performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Warner Theatre (13th and E St., N.W.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this seasonal event. Tickets start at $47 on concerts1.livenation.com.

Go Pop: Underwear Flair hosted by Kicks and Giggles is tonight at 10 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). Wear your best kicks for a chance to win a free bar tab; $5 cover gets you one free drink before 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com

Saturday, Nov. 23

Flashy Saturdaze is tonight from from 4-10 p.m. at Flashy Sundays (645 Florida Ave, N.W.). There is no cover for this special rooftop event featuring music by DJs TWiN and Sean Morris. Visit facebook.com/flashydc for more information. 

Wallah She’s Funny” the comedy benefit tour is at 6 p.m. tonight at the Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st St., N.W.). Featuring an all female lineup of comics representing diversity in faith, ethnicity, professional background and identity. It’s part of an eight-city national tour highlighting the spectrum of Muslim women’s experiences navigating American society. Tickets start at $25 on eventbrite.com.

The D.C. Queer Theatre Festival Staged Reading Series is tonight at 7 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., Suite 105). Tonight’s “Crying on Television” by R. Eric Thomas, the first reading in the series, is a comedy about trying to make a connection through a small screen. Tickets are $10 for each reading, $25 for the series. For more information, visit thedccenter.org

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons continues tonight at 8 p.m. at the National Theatre (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.). Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated one-man play was inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books and audiences share in his frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s history project. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets start at $59 at thenationaldc.com

“A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour” is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Warner Theater (13th and E St., N.W.). An evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Tickets start at $38 on concerts1.livenation.com.

Desiree Dik’s Drag Show Extravaganza hosted by Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.) is tonight at 9 p.m. Bombalicious Eklaver, Chicki Parm, Baby and Indiana Bones perform at this pre-holiday event. More information is available at redbear.beer.

The Tart Queer Dance Party is tonight at 10 p.m. at the Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St., N.E.). Shows featuring Vagenesis, Desiree Dik, JaxKnife Complex and Washington Heights are at midnight and 1 a.m. with music by DJ Honey. Tickets are $10 on rockandrollhoteldc.com

The D.C. Chamber Musicians offer a free concert today at 3 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church (5533 16th St., N. Arlington, Va.). A Beethoven piano trio, a Brahms clarinet trio and other works will be performed. Donations accepted. Details at dccos.org

Sunday, Nov. 24

Portrait Story Days: American Indian Heritage Month Sitting Bull is today from 1-4 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery (8th and F St., N.W.). Admission is free to this cultural family event. For more information, visit npg.si.edu

Live Nation presents Jaden and Willow Smith in the “Willow and Erys” tour tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd., N.E.). Jaden, known for his nonbinary style, co-headlines with his sister for this international music tour. Tickets are $32.50 on echostage.com.

Monday, Nov. 25

Womxn’s Circle facilitated by Naika Gabriel is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Rd., N.W.). This free event is open to all people who identify as female, girl, femme, queen, lady and all expressions of the feminine regardless of sex assigned at birth. Food and drink are available for purchase. Register at eventbrite.com

Womxn/Muxer: A Trans Womxn of Color Artist Revue is tonight at 8 p.m. at the Anacostia Playhouse (2020 Shannon Pl., S.E.). Tickets to this event hosted by Xemi Tapepechul are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and free to trans womxn of color. Visit translatinxdmv.org for tickets and information

The D.C. Sisters meet tonight at 9 p.m. for Singing with the Sisters at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). All are welcome to grab a drink and enjoy karaoke at this weekly event. Visit greenlanterndc.com for more information. 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

The National Museum of Natural History hosts Live Tarantula Feedings today at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian Insect Zoo (10th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W.). Admission is free and families are invited to watch volunteers conduct live feeding demonstrations while answering questions. More information is available at naturalhistory.si.edu.

The “A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History” book talk and signing by author Seth Berkman is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown University (3700 0 St., N.W.). In January 2018, North and South Korea merged their women’s ice hockey teams and invited teammates of Korean descent from all over the world. Berkman traveled to South Korea, his first since his adoption, to chronicle the event. Register at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

The 2019 Malaysian Cultural Festival is from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today at the Malaysian Embassy (3516 International Ct., N.W.). This one-day event brings Malaysian university students and local communities together to celebrate the cultures, traditions, games and food of Malaysia. Tickets and an interesting colored smoke animation graphic are available at ecprescouncil.wixsite.com

Thursday, Nov. 28

Thirst Trap Thursdays hosted by Venus Valhalla continue tonight at 11 p.m. at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., N.W.). All are invited to see Venus and her line up of queer performers who are set to entertain. More information is on Facebook events.

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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
Facebook

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 suppo[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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