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.